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Inghams Group installs Gary Mallet into CFO role left vacant by Ian Brannan 19 Jun 2019

Simon Harvey

Australian poultry firm Inghams Group has appointed a new finance chief to replace Ian Brannan who quit in January.

Finnish food business Fazer Group to buy local peer Kaslink 19 Jun 2019

Andy Coyne

Finnish food business Fazer Group is to buy a local peer specialising in Nordic oat products, it has announced.

Sunkist Growers names Jim Phillips CEO as Russ Hanlin retires 19 Jun 2019

Simon Harvey

Sunkist Growers, a cooperative for citrus fruit farmers in California and Arizona, has announced its president and chief executive Russ Hanlin will retire.

Campbell CEO sets out stall at investor day - four things to learn 19 Jun 2019

Dean Best

Campbell Soup Co. CEO Mark Clouse has set out his plans for the refocusing US manufacturer as it seeks to get its top line going.

Bell Food Group issues profit warning as African swine fever in China hits pork prices 19 Jun 2019

Simon Harvey

Switzerland's Bell Food Group has a warned its half-year profits will be down from last year amid a surge in global pork prices. 

Canadian PE firm Ardenton buys into UK-based Food Innovations 19 Jun 2019

Andy Coyne

Canadian-headquartered private-equity firm Ardenton Capital Corp. has invested in a UK-based manufacturer of specialist products for the home baking and retail market.

Looking for the right blend - Tyson targets flexitarianism 19 Jun 2019

Dean Best

With growing consumer interest in cutting - or ending - meat consumption, the sector's majors are muscling in. We look at a flurry of NPD activity in the US, led by Tyson Foods.

Canada meat group Delimax-Montpak buys local peer Viandes Forget 19 Jun 2019

Dean Best

Delimax-Montpak, a Canadian veal and lamb processor, has added another protein to its portfolio with the acquisition of a local business.

France's Compagnie des Desserts buys Spain's Ice Natur 18 Jun 2019

Dean Best

France-based dessert maker La Compagnie des Desserts has snapped up a business outside its domestic market.

Kellogg jobs to go in wake of Ferrero asset deal 18 Jun 2019

Dean Best

Kellogg is to cut more than 100 jobs from its operations in North America in the wake of the sale of a clutch of snacks assets to Ferrero.

UK food industry warned of vegetable supplies shortfall after Lincolnshire deluge 18 Jun 2019

Andy Coyne

The UK's Brassica Growers Association is warning of supply issues following extremely high levels of rainfall in the country.

Infarm gets $100m investor funding to expand vertical-farming business 18 Jun 2019

Simon Harvey

Infarm, a Germany-based vertical farming business, has received US$100m in funding from a consortium of investors.

Food firms in the Netherlands to go it alone on Nutri-Score labelling scheme 20 Jun 2019

Andy Coyne

Food businesses in the Netherlands are to introduce Nutri-Score nutrition labels on their products, ahead of a decision on the scheme from the country's government.

Jobs at risk as Allied Bakeries plans to halt production at UK site 18 Jun 2019

Andy Coyne

UK bread maker Allied Bakeries, part of the Associated British Foods, group, has announced it is to cease production at one of its UK sites.

Mexican hot sauce brand Cholula unveils exec shake-up 18 Jun 2019

Simon Harvey

Cholula, the Mexican hot sauce brand, has made a batch of senior level appointments including a new chief executive. 

Emmi ups stake in Brazilian company Laticínios Porto Alegre   18 Jun 2019

Andy Coyne

Swiss dairy company Emmi has increased its stake in a Brazilian peer from 40% to 70%, it has announced.

Lantmannen CFO Ulf Zenk to leave bakery group 17 Jun 2019

Andy Coyne

Swedish agri-food group Lantmännen has announced that its chief financial officer is to leave the business.

EU finalises hormone-free beef quota for US 17 Jun 2019

Simon Harvey

The European Union has completed negotiations with the US over the import of hormone-free beef following last year's trade talks.

Brioche Pasquier 'to close bakery plant in Spain' 17 Jun 2019

Simon Harvey

France-based bakery group Brioche Pasquier is reportedly set to close an ageing plant in Spain under a review first launched in 2016.

Aroma acquires Dals Konfektyr in all-Swedish confectionery deal 17 Jun 2019

Andy Coyne

Swedish confectionery company Aroma has acquired local peer Dals Konfektyr for an undisclosed sum, it has revealed.

Agromousquetaires CEO to step down 18 Jun 2019

Dean Best

Agromousquetaires, the food and drink manufacturing division of France's Groupement des Mousquetaires, has announced CEO Christophe Bonno is to leave his post.

Who stands to gain from China's African swine fever crisis? 17 Jun 2019

Jens Kastner

China's farming industry has seen African swine fever sweep across the country, with mass culling of pigs and rising prices. But which countries could benefit?

JBS to expand Friboi production with investment in Minas Gerais state 17 Jun 2019

Simon Harvey

Brazilian meat processor JBS has invested more than ten million dollars in a plant in Minas Gervais state.

Cannabis-infused snacks maker Coda Signature secures funding 17 Jun 2019

Simon Harvey

Cannabis-infused snacks maker Coda Signature has secured investment to expand into "emerging" North American markets.

India increases tariffs on US exports in tit-for-tat move 17 Jun 2019

Andy Coyne

The Indian government has taken retaliatory action after President Trump's administration cancelled India's preferential trade partner status.

The agile leadership skills food companies need 20 Jun 2019

Luciana Nuñez

In a dynamic consumer environment, food companies often talk about the need to be more agile. But how can they get there? Executive coaching firm The Preston Associates explores.

New Zealand Coastal Seafoods in takeover deal with XTV Networks amid planned share offer 17 Jun 2019

Simon Harvey

Seafood processor New Zealand Coastal Seafoods plans to list shares in Australia as part of a takeover deal.

New products - Mars takes Juicy Fruit to India; Kraft Heinz debuts spoonable smoothie; Caulipower launches blended chicken-and-cauliflower line; Oatly dairy-free ice cream hits US 21 Jun 2019

This week's batch of new products includes the latest developments from companies including Quorn Foods, Danone and Dairy Crest.

Meat giant JBS moves into plant-based with Seara launch 17 Jun 2019

Dean Best

JBS, the Brazil-based meat giant that is the world's largest processor of beef, has unveiled a plant-based version of a burger.

Keytone Dairy expands China presence with deal for Australia's Omniblend 17 Jun 2019

Simon Harvey

New Zealand's Keytone Dairy is set to acquire an Australia-based manufacturer of health and wellness milk powders and UHT dairy drinks.





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