In major news this week Premier Foods, the UK group, rejected two approaches from US spice maker McCormick & Co. - and announced plans for a tie-up with Nissin Food Holdings that will see the Japanese company take a 17% share in the Mr Kipling owner. Elsewhere, Arla Foods announced a US joint venture with Dairy Farmers of America and just-food reported live from the Consumer Analyst Group of Europe (CAGE) event. Here is the week in quotes.