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China lifts restrictions on US poultry meat imports

After a five-year ban, China has made a decision on whether to re-open its market to imports of poultry meat from the US....

JM Smucker creates COO role in management reshuffle

J.M. Smucker announced a key executive will retire next year from the US-based food and beverages group amid a broad management reshuffle....

US chickpea pasta start-up Banza raises multi-millions in funding round

Banza, a US start-up business that makes pasta from chickpeas, has received a boost from a funding round....

Dairy Farmers of America sees market benefit of Dean Foods deal - update

Dairy Farmers of America, the US co-op, has explained why it is looking to acquire the assets of under-pressure processor Dean Foods....

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Beston Global Food Co. no longer Ferguson Australia shareholder 14 Nov 2019

Dean Best

Australia-based Beston Global Food Co. has sold all its shareholding in local seafood firm Ferguson Australia.


Raisio tweaks brand stable to highlight Elovena 14 Nov 2019

Dean Best

Raisio, the Finland-based food group, is making changes to parts of its product portfolio to highlight one of its brands, Elovena.


Haldiram's bid for India dairy group Kwality rejected 14 Nov 2019

Dean Best

A move to acquire under-pressure Indian dairy business Kwality by one of the country's major snack companies has been rejected.


China lifts restrictions on US poultry meat imports 14 Nov 2019

Andy Coyne

After a five-year ban, China has made a decision on whether to re-open its market to imports of poultry meat from the US.


US chicken firm Case Farms exploring expansion options 14 Nov 2019

Andy Coyne

US-based Case Farms Chicken is considering expanding its poultry plant in Winesburg, Ohio, to increase its processing capacity.


Irish baby-food brand Pipin Pear expands into Belgium and Germany 14 Nov 2019

Andy Coyne

Pipin Pear, the Ireland-based chilled baby-food firm, is to sell a range of organic products in two continental European markets.


A2 Milk Co. marketing chief Susan Massasso to step down 14 Nov 2019

Dean Best

The A2 Milk Co., the New Zealand-based dairy and infant-formula group, has announced one of its senior team will step down in February.


US chickpea pasta start-up Banza raises multi-millions in funding round 14 Nov 2019

Andy Coyne

Banza, a US start-up business that makes pasta from chickpeas, has received a boost from a funding round.


JM Smucker creates COO role in management reshuffle 14 Nov 2019

Simon Harvey

J.M. Smucker announced a key executive will retire next year from the US-based food and beverages group amid a broad management reshuffle.


Orkla appoints Harald Ullevoldsæter as new CFO to replace Jens Bjørn Staff 14 Nov 2019

Andy Coyne

Nordic food group Orkla has appointed a new chief financial officer to replace the departing Jens Bjørn Staff.


HKScan CEO Tero Hemmila on managing the Nordic meat group’s turnaround programme while looking for growth – the just-food interview 13 Nov 2019

Dean Best

After years of sales pressure, Nordic meat group HKScan is looking to bounce back. CEO Tero Hemmilä discusses how.


South Africa's AVI sells stake in Aussie seafood JV 13 Nov 2019

Andy Coyne

South African consumer goods group AVI has sold its 40% stake in an Australian seafood and snacks joint venture.


Is Premier Foods leaning toward maintaining the status quo? 13 Nov 2019

Simon Harvey

Premier Foods is nearing completion of a long-awaited strategic review. Simon Harvey takes a look at the latest developments, including a new management team and its earnings.


Namibian meat company Hartlief sells majority stake to local conglomerate O&L 13 Nov 2019

Andy Coyne

Namibian meat business Hartlief has sold a majority stake in the business to a local conglomerate for an undisclosed sum.


Bega Cheese appoints new CFO 13 Nov 2019

Dean Best

Bega Cheese, the Australia-based dairy-to-Vegemite maker, has appointed a new chief financial officer.


Unilever chairman Marijn Dekkers steps down, replaced by Nils Andersen 13 Nov 2019

Andy Coyne

Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever has announced that its current chairman is to step down from the role.


UK baby-food maker For Aisha gets investment from PE firm Foresight Group 12 Nov 2019

Dean Best

For Aisha, the UK-based halal baby-food business, has announced investment from a private-equity firm.


Dairy Farmers of America sees market benefit of Dean Foods deal - update 12 Nov 2019

Dean Best

Dairy Farmers of America, the US co-op, has explained why it is looking to acquire the assets of under-pressure processor Dean Foods.


US dairy giant Dean Foods files for Chapter 11, in talks to sell to Dairy Farmers of America 12 Nov 2019

Dean Best

Dean Foods, the under-pressure US dairy major, has today (12 November) made two significant announcements about the possible future of the business.


Iceland Seafood to buy Spanish peer Elba 12 Nov 2019

Andy Coyne

Iceland Seafood International (ISI) is expanding in southern Europe through the acquisition of a business in Spain.


Mowi announces Ivan Vindheim to replace Alf-Helge Aarskog as CEO 12 Nov 2019

Andy Coyne

Norwegian seafood business Mowi has announced that one of its current executive team is to become its new CEO.


Premier Foods seeks "sharper" focus with three executive changes 12 Nov 2019

Simon Harvey

Premier Foods is making three changes to its executive management team to ''deliver sharper consumer, customer and operational focus''.


Unilever wins contract to supply Burger King with plant-based Whoppers in Europe 12 Nov 2019

Andy Coyne

Unilever has won a lucrative foodservice deal which will see it supplying a major fast-food chain with plant-based burgers in Europe.


European Commission acts to support EU's ailing olive oil sector 11 Nov 2019

Andy Coyne

The European Commission has agreed a private storage aid initiative for European Union-produced olive oil to try and shore up prices in the category. 


Keeping it real – plotting the likely UK food industry trends of 2020 12 Nov 2019

Andy Coyne

Andy Coyne asks key UK food industry influencers and analysts for their predictions of what we are likely to see in the sector in 2020.


2 Sisters owner 'returns to poultry operations as sale talk around Fox's Biscuits builds' 11 Nov 2019

Simon Harvey

Ranjit Singh Boparan, the owner of 2 Sisters Food Group, has reportedly taken over the UK-based firm's key poultry operations.


Zwanenberg in talks over "merger" with Dutch peer Struik Foods Europe 11 Nov 2019

Dean Best

Zwanenberg Food Group and a Dutch peer are conducting due diligence over a possible deal to combine both businesses.


New products - The Saucy Fish Co. launches in Australia; Wensleydale Dairy Products launches The Yorkshire Creamery cheese; Mars' Galaxy goes vegan; Myprotein moves into retail 14 Nov 2019

Dean Best

The more notable new products to be pushed out food companies' doors include a move into vegan from Wessanen's UK brand Mrs Crimble's.


Canada's Premium Brands Holdings buys Viandex Distribution Alimentaire, Maine Coast Shellfish 11 Nov 2019

Dean Best

Premium Brands Holdings, the acquisitive Canada-based foods supplier, has snapped up another couple of businesses and bought 50% of a third.


US bar firm Orgain sells majority stake 11 Nov 2019

Dean Best

Orgain, a US supplier of protein powders, shakes and bars, has sold a majority stake in the business to a private-equity firm.


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