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Food Union eyes China after EUR214m capital injection  9 Feb 2017

Food Union Group, a group of dairy and ice cream companies operating in northern Europe and Latvia, has received investment from PAG, one of Asia's largest private-equity firms, and US fund Meridian Capital in order to facilitate growth in China. 


Arla, Valio deny interest in Latvia's Jelgava 30 Jul 2015

European dairy companies Arla Foods and Valio have both moved to quell rumours they are interested in acquiring a controlling stake in Latvia's Jelgava Dairy Company.


Premia Foods flogs ice cream, frozen foods business to Latvia's Food Union 7 Oct 2014

Latvian dairy firm Food Union has acquired Premia Foods' ice cream and frozen food businesses in a EUR27.1m (US$34.1m) deal.


NORWAY/LATVIA: Orkla eyes Baltic boost with NP Foods buy 26 Aug 2014

Norway's Orkla has said it is hoping to boost its presence in the Baltic states with the acquisition of Latvia-based food manufacturer NP Foods Group.


LATVIA: Maxima: Too early to assign blame on store collapse 28 Nov 2013

Maxima Grupe has told just-food it is too early to assign blame for the collapse of its supermarket in Latvia last week, which left 54 people dead.


LATVIA: Dozens die after Maxima store roof collapses 22 Nov 2013

Over 40 people have been killed after the roof a Maxima store in Latvia collapsed yesterday evening.


LATVIA: Confectionery and crisps banned in schools 20 Nov 2006

Latvia has become the first European Union (EU) country to ban the sale of confectionary, including chewing gum, and potato crisps, in its state-run schools and nurseries.