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Hain Celestial sells WestSoy assets to Keystone in all-US deal 7 May 2019

Andy Coyne

US natural and organic foods group Hain Celestial has sold assets to Keystone Natural Holdings, a portfolio company of Keystone Capital, which focuses on plant-based food.


President Trump threatens to escalate trade war with China through new tariff hikes 7 May 2019

Andy Coyne

US President Donald Trump has used social media to weigh in on the on-going trade war between his country and China.


Conagra Brands sells Italy-based unit Gelit 7 May 2019

Dean Best

Conagra Brands, the US-centric food manufacturer, has offloaded a business in Italy to local investors.


Campbell 'mulls future of Kettle Chips' 7 May 2019

Dean Best

Campbell Soup Co., the US giant in the middle of selling assets to focus on fewer businesses, is reportedly weighing up whether to offload its Kettle Chips unit.


China's Henan Kedi Dairy to buy frozen-food sister firm 7 May 2019

Jens Kastner

China's Henan Kedi Dairy plans to buy an associated autonomous company Henan Kedi Quick Frozen Food Co.


B&G Foods "actively looking" for M&A opportunities as sales dip 7 May 2019

Andy Coyne

US-based B&G Foods has discussed its strategy with analysts after first-quarter results that included a fall in sales and earnings.


Malaysia's Yee Lee Corp. gears up to go private 3 May 2019

Simon Harvey

Yee Lee Corp., a Malaysia-listed consumer goods group, is to go private as its family shareholders plan to take control of the business.


Keybridge Capital withdraws bid for Australian confectioner Yowie 7 May 2019

Dean Best

The takeover story centring on Yowie Group, the Australia-based confectioner, has moved a step forward.


Beyond Meat share price leaps in debut session 3 May 2019

Dean Best

Beyond Meat, the US vegan-food start-up, saw trading in its shares start on Thursday (2 May) - and the performance of the company's stock caught the eye.


Italy's Parmacotto buys US food distributor Cibo Italia 3 May 2019

Andy Coyne

Paramacotto, an Italy-based producer of cooked ham, has entered the North American market through the acquisition of a US-based distributor of Italian food products.


Ruchi Soya confirms lenders support Patanjali Ayurved bid 3 May 2019

Andy Coyne

Indian edible oil business Ruchi Soya has responded to reports that a majority of its lenders have backed a takeover bid from local FMCG giant Patanjali Ayurved.


M&A as shortcut for Big Food's innovation 3 May 2019

Simon Creasey

Large players are buying niche brands, short-cutting R&D and buying immediate share. We discuss why and how M&A is part of Big Food's innovation.


Spain's GBfoods looks to expand soups-to-sauces portfolio with deal for Continental Foods 3 May 2019

Simon Harvey

Spain-based GBfoods is seeking to expand its portfolio of soups and sauces with an agreement to buy a European peer group.


German meat group Toennies buys UK firm C&K Meats 2 May 2019

Dean Best

Toennies, the Germany-based meat processor, has snapped up another business in the UK, its second deal in the country in five months.


Kellogg cuts guidance to reflect asset disposals as CFO Fareed Khan set to depart 2 May 2019

Simon Harvey

Kellogg has cut its full-year guidance to reflect the disposal of assets to Italy's Ferrero and at the same time announced the departure of its finance chief. 


Japan's Nissui acquires majority stake in UK seafood firm Flatfish 2 May 2019

Andy Coyne

The European subsidiary of Japanese fishing heavyweight Nissui Suisan Kasha has invested in a UK seafood company.


McCain Foods invests $300m to expand Washington plant 2 May 2019

Simon Harvey

Canada-based frozen food firm McCain Foods is investing US$300m to expand a processing facility in the US. 


TreeHouse Foods sells ready-to-eat cereal business to peer Post Holdings 2 May 2019

Simon Harvey

TreeHouse Foods is selling its ready-to-eat cereal business as the largest private-label business in the US continues with a strategy to optimise its portfolio.


TreeHouse Foods to close Minneapolis snacks facility 2 May 2019

Andy Coyne

US private-label giant TreeHouse Foods has announced its intention to close a domestic snacks facility by the end of the third quarter.


Singapore's Shiok Meats gets investment backing for cell-cultured shrimp 2 May 2019

Simon Harvey

Shiok Meats, a Singapore-based start-up developing cell-cultured foods, has secured funding from a wide range of investors across the Asia Pacific, Europe and the US.


Beyond Meat prices IPO at higher end of indicative range ahead of market debut 2 May 2019

Simon Harvey

Beyond Meat has priced its debut share offering at the higher end of the indicative range amid strong demand from investors.


Maple Leaf Foods secures new multi-billion dollar credit facility to fund expansion plans 2 May 2019

Andy Coyne

Canada's Maple Leaf Foods has revealed it has secured a new funding arrangement with its existing banking syndicate to fund expansion. 


Burts Potato Chips expands at newly-acquired UK site 1 May 2019

Andy Coyne

UK snacks brand Burts Potato Chips has revealed its plans for a recently acquired site in Leicestershire in the English Midlands.


Lenders give nod to Patanjali Ayurved's Ruchi Soya bid - reports 1 May 2019

Andy Coyne

Media reports have revealed the decision of lenders to the takeover bid for Indian edible oil business Ruchi Soya from local FMCG giant Patanjali Ayurved.


Australia's Bega Cheese wins peanut butter packaging dispute with Kraft 1 May 2019

Andy Coyne

Australian dairy group Bega Cheese's long-running legal battle with US food giant Kraft over the packaging on its peanut butter product has been resolved.


Australian's competition regulator revokes minimum price-setting request from Meredith Dairy 1 May 2019

Simon Harvey

Australia's competition regulator has issued a draft notice to cancel a minimum price request by Meredith Dairy. 


Mondelez International makes new commitment to cocoa sustainability programme 1 May 2019

Simon Harvey

US snacking giant Mondelez International said its Cocoa Life Sustainability Programme will provide all of its cocoa requirements by 2025.


Dale Farm to close Fivemiletown creamery in Northern Ireland 1 May 2019

Simon Harvey

Dairy group Dale Farm is to close its creamery located in Fivemiletown, Northern Ireland, having leased the facility since 2014.


UK's Samworth Brothers launches food-to-go distribution business 30 Apr 2019

Andy Coyne

Samworth Brothers, the UK food manufacturer, has announced the launch of a new venture in the food-to-go space.


Greenyard forges frozen fruit and veg partnership with Tesco 30 Apr 2019

Simon Harvey

Belgium-based Greenyard has entered a partnership with UK supermarket Tesco for frozen fruit, vegetables and herbs.


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