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BRICs and beyond: Should Bel follow Morocco deal with more M&A? 12 Jun 2015

French cheese giant Bel Group has made a rare acquisition in an emerging market with a deal to buy a majority stake in Safilait, the third-largest dairy company in Morocco. Bel has not been as active as some rivals in expanding in the world's faster-growing dairy markets through M&A and Dean Best looks at whether the business should be doing more.

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Bimbo acquires Morocco's Adghal bakery 1 May 2017

Mexico-based bakery giant Grupo Bimbo has entered the African market with the purchase of the Adghal group, a Morocco-based producer of baked goods.


Bel takes majority stake in Moroccan dairy Safilait 29 May 2015

French cheese maker Bel has acquired a majority interest in Moroccan dairy firm Safilait from private equity firms Fipar Holding and Sopar.


Mondelez starts local Oreo production in Morocco 1 Apr 2015

Mondelez International has started to make Oreos in Morocco after investing in a plant in Casablanca.


EU, Morocco strike deal on geographic indications 16 Jan 2015

The EU and Morocco have struck a deal over geographic indications for their food products.


Mondelez evaluating Oreo production in Morocco 28 Oct 2014

Mondelez International is considering starting to manufacture its Oreo brand at two production facilities in Morocco.


MOROCCO: SNI to sell remaining interest in cooking oil firm Lesieur 21 May 2014

The investment vehicle of Morocco's royal family, The Societe Nationale d'Investissement, is selling its remaining stake in cooking oil producer Lesieur Cristal in a public sale, the stock exchange regulator has said.


MOROCCO: Investor Abraaj looks to accelerate growth at candy firm Kool Food 17 Apr 2014

Investment firm Abraaj Group has indicated it plans to support an "ambitious investment plan" to drive growth at newly-acquired Moroccan chocolate group Kool Food.


MOROCCO/LEBANON: Mondelez consolidates production, closes two factories 12 Jun 2013

Mondelez International has confirmed plans to close two factories, in Lebanon and Morocco, as it looks to streamline its gum production base in the region.


MOROCCO: Casino's Monoprix to open first store next year 23 Oct 2012

Casino-owned supermarket chain Monoprix has unveiled plans to continue its expansion in north Africa.


MOROCCO: Kraft to take control of biscuit firm BIMO 11 Sep 2012

Kraft Foods has signed an agreement to acquire the remaining 50% stake of Moroccan biscuit manufacturer Biscuiterie Industrielle du Moghreb (BIMO).

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Danone to up stake in Moroccan dairy Centrale Laitière 3 Nov 2014

Danone announced this afternoon (3 November) it would buy more shares in Centrale Laitière, taking its stake in the Moroccan business from 69.1% to 90.9%.