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Food companies set to benefit as China loosens belt on import tariffs

China is to reduce tariffs on consumer goods, including food and infant formula, the country's Ministry of Finance has announced....

Unilever 'starts process to find successor to CEO Paul Polman'

Unilever is said to have started the process to find a successor to chief executive Paul Polman who is gearing up for retirement from the An...

Dutch group Izico buys UK vegetarian foods maker Goodlife

Dutch frozen snack company Izico Food Group has added to its business in the UK with the acquisition of vegetarian foods supplier Goodlife F...

Lotte Confectionery to buy India's Havmor Ice Cream

South Korea's Lotte Confectionery has struck a deal to buy India-based Havmor Ice Cream....

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Food companies set to benefit as China loosens belt on import tariffs 24 Nov 2017

Andy Coyne

China is to reduce tariffs on consumer goods, including food and infant formula, the country's Ministry of Finance has announced.


Unilever 'starts process to find successor to CEO Paul Polman' 24 Nov 2017

Simon Harvey

Unilever is said to have started the process to find a successor to chief executive Paul Polman who is gearing up for retirement from the Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant.


Dutch group Izico buys UK vegetarian foods maker Goodlife 24 Nov 2017

Simon Harvey

Dutch frozen snack company Izico Food Group has added to its business in the UK with the acquisition of vegetarian foods supplier Goodlife Foods.


Lotte Confectionery to buy India's Havmor Ice Cream 24 Nov 2017

Dean Best

South Korea's Lotte Confectionery has struck a deal to buy India-based Havmor Ice Cream.


Australia red meat industry eyes carbon-neutral goal 24 Nov 2017

Dean Best

Australia's red meat processors can become carbon-neutral by 2030, the local trade body has announced.


Alfred Ritter drawing up plans for hazelnut cultivation 24 Nov 2017

Dean Best

Alfred Ritter is looking at plans to cultivate its own hazelnuts, the second-largest commodity for the Germany-based chocolate maker.


BerryWorld and Beekers merge following lengthy JV 24 Nov 2017

Andy Coyne

BerryWorld Group, the UK based soft fruit specialist, and Beekers Holdings from The Netherlands are to merge after a ten-year joint venture.


Neerlands Glorie Vegetable and Fruit buys majority of Foodeko 24 Nov 2017

Dean Best

Neerlands Glorie Vegetable and Fruit - the Dutch holding company behind vegetables, beans and applesauce business HAK, has acquired a 51% stake in German distributor Foodeko for an undisclosed sum.


Earnings summary - Danish Crown books 'record' annual revenue 24 Nov 2017

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Canada's Olymel to move into diced chicken at expanded plant 23 Nov 2017

Andy Coyne

Olymel, the Canadian pork and poultry business, is to invest CAD8m (US$6.3m) at its processing plant in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu.


Brazil's BRF appoints Jose Aurelio Drummond Jr. as new CEO 23 Nov 2017

Simon Harvey

Brazil's troubled food company BRF named José Aurélio Drummond Jr. as the company's new chief executive to replace Pedro de Andrade Faria.


Hundreds of jobs at risk from FrieslandCampina German site closure  23 Nov 2017

Andy Coyne

Dutch dairy cooperative FrieslandCampina is to close a site in Germany as part of a "comprehensive reorientation" of its operations in the country. 


Philippines giant San Miguel may sell stake in food, drinks arm 23 Nov 2017

Dean Best

Philippines conglomerate San Miguel Corp. has said it could sell a 30% stake in its set-to-be-combined food, beer and liquor units.


Atria CFO Heikki Kyntäjä to give way to Tomas Back 23 Nov 2017

Simon Harvey

Atria announced today (23 November) that Heikki Kyntäjä will retire as chief finance officer and deputy CEO of the Finland-based meat producer at the start of the new year.


NPD Tracker - Fazer 'cricket' bread; Prewett's Chocoful Caramel; Yoplait Liberte Excellence; Doritos Crunch Nuts 23 Nov 2017

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Canada's Premium Brands Holdings unveils more acquisitions 22 Nov 2017

Dean Best

M&A-hungry, Canada-based food manufacturer Premium Brands Holdings has snapped up two more businesses and invested in another.


Russia enforces temporary block on Brazil meat after finding banned feed additive 22 Nov 2017

Simon Harvey

Russia has temporarily blocked beef and pork imports from Brazil after finding the banned feed additive ractopamine in cattle breeding products this year.


B&G Foods creates COO role for Kenneth Romanzi from Danone 22 Nov 2017

Simon Harvey

US-based B&G Foods has created a new management position of chief operating officer and will bring Kenneth Romanzi in from Danone to fill the role.


Danish Crown buys into South African foodservice sector 22 Nov 2017

Andy Coyne

Danish Crown has acquired a majority stake in the South African foodservice business Overberg Food Distributors. 


Rogers Sugar consolidates Canada's maple syrup sector with Decacer acquisition 22 Nov 2017

Simon Harvey

Canada's Rogers Sugar has paid CAD40m (US$31.3m) to acquire Decacer, a Québec-based distributor of branded and private label maple syrup products.


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