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Warren Buffett 'plays down murmurings of a rift' with Kraft Heinz investment partner Jorge Lemann

Millionaire businessman Warren Buffett has sought to play down murmurings of a rift with his fellow investor Jorge Paulo Lemann....

Outgoing UK grocery business adjudicator sets out new approach to regulation 

The UK government body overseeing the behaviour of the country's large supermarket chains has set out a new compliance strategy....

Cedar's Foods new hummus factory in Massachusetts set to open in August

Cedar's Foods, a US-based producer of Mediterranean speciality hummus, is poised to open a new factory in Massachusetts....

Hundreds of jobs set to go as Kerry Foods reveals UK factory closure

Some 900 jobs are likely to go at a Kerry Foods facility in the English Midlands as the site is due to close later this year....

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Warren Buffett 'plays down murmurings of a rift' with Kraft Heinz investment partner Jorge Lemann 25 Jun 2019

Simon Harvey

Millionaire businessman Warren Buffett has sought to play down murmurings of a rift with his fellow investor Jorge Paulo Lemann.


Fonterra sells off stake in whey protein JV to UK's First Milk 25 Jun 2019

Andy Coyne

A UK dairy cooperative has bought peer Fonterra's stake in a joint venture the two companies set up in 2011.


Cheese supplier GRH Food goes into administration, putting UK staff out of work 25 Jun 2019

Simon Harvey

UK-based cheese manufacturer GRH Food Company has gone into administration, putting more than 80 workers out of a job.


Outgoing UK grocery business adjudicator sets out new approach to regulation  25 Jun 2019

Andy Coyne

The UK government body overseeing the behaviour of the country's large supermarket chains has set out a new compliance strategy.


Hundreds of jobs set to go as Kerry Foods reveals UK factory closure 25 Jun 2019

Andy Coyne

Some 900 jobs are likely to go at a Kerry Foods facility in the English Midlands as the site is due to close later this year.


Russia's Ekosem-Agrar opens dairy facility in Siberia 25 Jun 2019

Simon Harvey

Ekosem-Agrar has opened what the Russian milk producer says is its largest dairy cow facility in Siberia.


Cedar's Foods new hummus factory in Massachusetts set to open in August 25 Jun 2019

Simon Harvey

Cedar's Foods, a US-based producer of Mediterranean speciality hummus, is poised to open a new factory in Massachusetts.


The problems with a 'purpose'-led strategy 24 Jun 2019

Dean Best

Unilever CEO Alan Jope caused a bit of stir last week as the advertising industry headed to the sunny south of France for the annual Cannes Lion advertising exhibition.


The takeaways from Tyson Foods' investor day 24 Jun 2019

Simon Harvey

Hot on the heels of Tyson Foods' entry into the alternative-proteins category, the global meat giant hosts its annual investor day. Simon Harvey looks at the highlights.


The Meatless Farm Co. to enter US market 24 Jun 2019

Dean Best

Fledgling UK meat-free firm The Meatless Farm Co. is to add to its roster of international markets.


EU 'dual quality' study finds nearly third of products at fault 24 Jun 2019

Andy Coyne

A report from The European Commission, looking into whether food manufacturers are selling goods which differ in quality depending on where they are sold, has been published.


New products - Conagra Brands unveils Birds Eye vegetable swap meal range; Sea Chips' salmon skin crisps to be sold in Sainsbury's 25 Jun 2019

just-food.com

This week's batch of new products includes a Birds Eye vegetable swap meal range from Conagra Brands and a UK 'big four' supermarket listing for Sea Chips' salmon skin crisps.


Saudi Arabia's Nadec pulls out of deal to buy Al Safi Danone 24 Jun 2019

Andy Coyne

Saudi Arabia's National Agricultural Development Company (Nadec) has announced it is abandoning plans to acquire a local dairy peer.


US-based C.F. Sauer snapped up by PE firm Falfurrias 24 Jun 2019

Andy Coyne

C.F. Sauer, the US condiments and spices manufacturer, has been acquired by a local private-equity firm in an undisclosed deal.


Bell Food to sell German sausage business to Zur Mühlen amid waning demand 24 Jun 2019

Simon Harvey

Switzerland's Bell Food Group said it is selling off a meats business in Germany amid declining demand and higher pork prices.


Lamb Weston to buy Australia potato processor Ready Meals 21 Jun 2019

Dean Best

Lamb Weston Holdings, the US-based potato products manufacturer, has struck a deal to buy a peer in Australia.


France-based world food company Haudecoeur acquired by investor Ergon 21 Jun 2019

Andy Coyne

Paris-based food company Haudecoeur, which specialises in produce from the Middle East, Asia and Africa, has been bought by a Belgian investment business.


Thaifoods Group buys sauces business 21 Jun 2019

Dean Best

Thaifoods Group, the Thailand-based meat processor, has added a sauces and seasonings supplier to its operations.


UK sports nutrition business The Protein Works gets PE backing for MBO 21 Jun 2019

Andy Coyne

The Protein Works, a sports-nutrition business based in Cheshire in England's north west, has received the backing of a local private-equity firm. 


Lifeway Foods reveals plan to enter CBD category 21 Jun 2019

Andy Coyne

Lifeway Foods, the US-based supplier of cultured dairy drinks, has announced plans to enter a new category.


Unilever brands may need "purpose" to stay in portfolio - CEO 21 Jun 2019

Dean Best

Unilever CEO Alan Jope suggests the consumer-goods giant could offload brands that do not stand for something.


Orior issues assurances on profits amid African swine fever outbreak 21 Jun 2019

Simon Harvey

Orior provided a trading update in which the Swiss fresh meats and pasta business said it is relatively insulated from the outbreak of African swine fever in China.


New Zealand's Alliance Group targets value-added lamb products with plant investment 20 Jun 2019

Simon Harvey

New Zealand's Alliance Group, a meat-based farmer cooperative, is investing in a plant in the south of the country to produce value-added products.


US snacks maker firm TruFood acquired by PE firm AUA 20 Jun 2019

Andy Coyne

TruFood Manufacturing, a US snacks maker, has been acquired by a local private equity firm for an undisclosed sum.


"It's about taking the Montezuma's brand beyond where it's been for the last 18 years" - new managing director Bruce Alexander on growth aspirations 20 Jun 2019

Simon Harvey

Montezuma's is entering a new era under the auspices of private-equity ownership. We speak with the UK chocolate firm's newly-appointed managing director to assess the landscape.


Japan's Mitsui establishes meat and fish JV in China 20 Jun 2019

Andy Coyne

Japanese conglomerate Mitsui & Co. has joined forces with a local meat business and a Chinese firm in a new joint venture.


Mondelez takes majority interest in US-based Perfect Snacks 20 Jun 2019

Simon Harvey

US confectionery and snacking giant Mondelez International has acquired a majority share in a local company operating in the chilled bars category.


Big Food teams up with advertisers, digital media to launch online safety alliance 19 Jun 2019

Thandie Sibanda

Some of the world's biggest food companies have joined forces to launch an alliance of global advertisers to tackle online safety issues.


Why UK emissions goal could up pressure on food companies 21 Jun 2019

Ben Cooper

Ben Cooper analyses the UK's new goal on greenhouse-gas emissions and the likely impact on food manufacturers.


Germany dairy group DMK outlines ten-year gameplan 19 Jun 2019

Andy Coyne

DMK, Germany's largest dairy cooperative, has revealed a mission statement for the next decade which it says entails a change in corporate culture.


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