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Why Lactalis swooped for Romanian dairy Albalact 29 Jan 2016

French dairy group Lactalis is expanding in Romania through the acquisition of local dairy Albalact. At first glance, Romania might not seem like the most promising growth market. However, there are signs of modernisation of the dairy sector and dairy consumption is expected to pick up. Katy Askew reports. 

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FrieslandCampina has opened a new production line in a plant in Romania the Dutch dairy giant said would triple the facility's output.

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Romania is drafting proposed regulations that would introduce special taxation on foods and beverages with high sugar content, with the goal of improving health.

Romania conditionally clears Lactalis M&A 10 Jul 2017

Romania's competition regulator has cleared the way for French dairy giant Lactalis to buy two local companies.

Romania set to amend food marketing law 17 Feb 2017

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Lactalis to make Covalact latest deal in Romania 20 Dec 2016

Lactalis has struck a deal to buy Romanian dairy business Covalact, with the acquisition set to be the second the French giant has made in the country in 2016.

Romania proposes extended rules on infant formula 9 Nov 2016

Draft legislation to prohibit the promotion of infant formula products in Romania for children up to the age of two years has been submitted to the European Commission.

Premium Porc plans Romanian pig farms expansion 13 Oct 2016

Romania's Danish-owned Premium Porc Group has announced plans to invest EUR35m (US$38.5m) in expanding two pig farms in the country and to increase slaughter capacity.

Lactalis silent on new Albalact shares bid reports 28 Jul 2016

France's Lactalis group today (28 July) declined to comment on reports in the Romanian media it had offered RON342m (US$85m) to buy up the remaining shares in its majority-owned Romanian dairy group Albalact.

New Romania law to promote domestic product sales 14 Jul 2016

New legislation that requires major stores and supermarkets in Romania to dedicate at least 51% of their store space for the sale of "Romanian only" products has been enacted by the country's president.