Quorn said to have attracted interest from trade and private equity

Quorn said to have attracted interest from trade and private equity

Mondelez International was among a clutch of major players speaking at Barclays' investor conference in Boston this week and the snacks giant set out strategies to try to drive sales. In a busy week of M&A, US bakery giant Flowers Foods bought another organic bread maker, Unilever sold its Indian bakery arm and the owner of Quorn started an auction for the UK meat-free business.

Mondelez to make half portfolio "well-being" by 2020
Mondelez International is aiming for half its portfolio to be in the "well-being space" by 2020.

Why Quorn Foods auction promises to be competitive
The starting gun on the race for Quorn Foods is to be fired this week and interest in the UK meat-free business is likely to be high, writes Dean Best.

Flowers Foods swoops again in organic bread with Alpine Valley deal
Flowers Foods today (9 September) announced a deal to buy US organic and natural bread maker Alpine Valley Bread Co., its second move in the category in under a month.

Unilever sells India bakery business
Hindustan Unilever, the FMCG giant's Indian arm, is to sell its bakery unit in the country to private-equity firm Everstone Capital.

Bright Blue Foods gets new PE owner in Endless
Bright Blue Foods, the UK own-label cake supplier, has a new private-equity owner after NBGI Private Equity sold a majority stake in the business to Endless.

Karro Food Group eyes M&A
Karro Food Group, the UK meat processor, has signalled its interest in acquisitions as it reported a continued improvement in profitability.

J&J Snack Foods enters US frozen breakfast
J&J Snack Foods has made its debut in the US frozen breakfast category with the launch of Mary B's Buttermilk Biscuit Melts.

Icicle Seafoods deal collapses
Private-equity firm Paine & Partners has ended an agreement that would have seen Indonesian investment firm Convergence Holdings and Dominion Catchers buy US processor Icicle Seafoods.

Tyson Foods sets out brand ambition
Tyson Foods, the US meat giant, has outlined its ambitions for its branded business.

Perdue Farms acquires Natural Food Holdings
Perdue Farms, the US poultry processor, has announced the acquisition of meat brand Niman Ranch and its parent company Natural Food Holdings, from private-equity firm LNK Partners.