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just the facts – ice cream in the Philippines 9 Jan 2020

just-food and GlobalData outlines ten facts you need to know about the ice cream sector in the Philippines.


Burger King's African expansion continues, Jollibee eyes Canada and Europe, MOD Pizza gets investment - foodservice focus, November 2016 7 Dec 2016

November saw Burger King open its latest market in Africa, Philippines-based foodservice giant Jollibee indicate plans to enter Canada and Europe and MOD Pizza, the US fast-casual chain, raise more finance for expansion.


Analysis: URC's two-pronged strategy for NZ snacks firm Griffin's 5 Aug 2014

Universal Robina Corp. appears to have two main areas of focus for Griffin's Foods - launching the New Zealand snacks maker's products in south-east Asia and using the business's presence in Australia to enter that country's own-label business. Dean Best looks at the Philippines-based group's plans.

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Del Monte Pacific to sell stake in Philippines subsidiary 28 Jan 2020

Canned fruit giant Del Monte Pacific is planning to sell a 13% stake in one of its subsidiary businesses.


PepsiCo to cease snacks production in Philippines 25 Sep 2019

PepsiCo plans to cease production of snacks in a market in south-east Asia to focus resources on its "core" business lines. 


US sausage firm Johnsonville forms Philippines JV 26 Jun 2019

Family-owned US sausage maker Johnsonville is to set up a joint venture in the Philippines with a local meat and seafood processor.


Nestle invests $54m in Philippines milk drink plant 17 Apr 2019

Nestlé has opened a new manufacturing plant in the Philippines, extending its investments in the country over the past five years.


Philippines competition body blocks URC, Roxas Holdings sugar deal 14 Feb 2019

The Philippine Competition Commission has ruled on Universal Robina Corp.'s planned acquisition of assets from Roxas Holdings.


Philippines becomes latest recipient of Cargill's beefed up investment 30 Nov 2018

US-based agri-food business Cargill is beefing up investments in south-east Asia to support increasing demand for meat products.


Universal Robina Corp. buys out share of ConAgra joint venture 3 Oct 2018

The Philippines food and beverage company Universal Robina Corp. said it has bought out the 50% share of a joint venture it has with a unit of US-based Conagra Brands.


Calbee pulls out of snacks joint venture with Universal Robina Corp. 27 Sep 2018

Japanese snack maker Calbee has pulled out of a joint venture with food and beverage company Universal Robina Corp. of the Philippines having reviewed the profitability of the business.


Philippines watchdog to probe URC sugar acquisition 29 Aug 2018

Competition officials in the Philippines are looking into Universal Robina Corp.'s acquisition of sugar milling and refining assets from local sugar and energy group Roxas Holdings.


Philippines group San Miguel to sell 20% stake in food & beverages unit 14 Aug 2018

Philippines-based conglomerate San Miguel Corp. has revealed it is to sell a 20% stake in its recently restructured food and drinks business to meet regulatory requirements.