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Wessanen looks to unlock Spanish market with Biogran buy - analysis 8 Dec 2016

Dutch food group Wessanen has made another acquisition as it continues to focus on expansion in the European "sustainable" foods market. Wessanen is expanding its presence in Spain through the purchase of Biogran, a "leader" in the Spanish rice cake and cereals. Wessanen's management believes the deal will open the door for further growth in a promising market. Katy Askew reports. 


Pizza chains' international forays, Cravia gets PE owner, UK's Leon eyes expansion - foodservice focus, May 2016 7 Jun 2016

May featured a run of announcements from pizza chains, the sale of Middle East franchise group Cravia and UK health-focused chain Leon eyeing expansion.


In the spotlight: Sigma looks to Europe with Campofrio bid 15 Nov 2013

Sigma Alimentos, the food arm of Mexican conglomerate Alfa, has launched a bid to acquire Spanish meat processor Campofrio. While Mexico's largest meat processor has been active in M&A in Latin America and the US in recent years, the move would mark the group's first foray into Europe. Katy Askew reports.


Interview: Ebro Foods keeps sharp eye on growth and diversification 26 Mar 2013

Spanish food group Ebro Foods has been busy transforming itself. Over the last year the pasta and rice producer has evolved into a truly international company that now spans 25 countries and four continents. No longer a sugar and dairy group, Ebro has expanded into new categories and is leveraging these to build on its ambitions for global growth. Manuel Gonzalez de Luna, Ebro's director of investor relations spoke to just-food at this year's Consumer Analyst Group of Europe conference in London on the group's plans to ramp up international expansion and diversity its portfolio.


just the answer - Luis Fernandes, Campofrio 5 Nov 2012

Spanish food group Campofrio has experienced a successful year to date as the group's strategy of investing in and building power brands begins to pay off. As part of our SIAL just the answer series, Michelle Russell caught up with Campofrio's director of route-to-market development Luis Fernandes to talk about domestic economic challenges, key focus areas for the company and its strategy for growth.

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Spain next EU member to trial milk origin labels 15 Sep 2017

Spain is to trial putting labels on certain foods indicating the origin of milk, following moves made by other EU member states that have sparked criticism in parts of the industry.


Spain's Ebro Foods buys majority stake in Italy's Geovita 6 Sep 2017

Spain's Ebro Foods bought a 52% stake in Italy's Geovita Functional Ingredients and its subsidiary Geovita Nutrition for EUR16.5m (US$20m) as part of its growth in the healthy food category.


Martinavarro joins forces with Spanish rival to create new citrus giant 15 Aug 2017

An alliance between Spain’s Martinavarro and Rio Tinto has created Europe’s largest citrus group.


Deoleo points to Q2 profit as H1 losses narrow 1 Aug 2017

Spain-based olive oil producer Deoleo has reported a year-on-year fall in its first-half losses despite raw-material prices putting pressure on its operating profit.


Nestle claims infant formula industry first in Spain 5 Jul 2017

Nestle has claimed it has developed the first infant formula to contain two oligosachardies contained in human breast milk, (HMOs), which are said to be associated with healthier immune systems and a reduction in the incidence of disease in babies.


Nestle eyes China with Spain production investment 3 Jul 2017

Nestle is to invest in an infant formula plant in Spain, with an eye on the manufacturing of a product for sale in China.


Deoleo shareholders approve capital reduction, exec chair steps down 6 Jun 2017

Deoleo has announced the Spain-based olive oil firm's shareholders have approved plans to reduce the company's share capital by EUR323m (US$364m) – and said executive chairman Rosalia Portela has stepped down after fulfilling why it employed her.


Ebro to invest in microwaveable production in Spain 5 Jun 2017

Ebro Foods is to increase the domestic production of its microwaveable products to meet what the Spain-based company said is growing demand.


PepsiCo launches gluten-free Quaker line in Spain 2 Jun 2017

PepsiCo has launched a "100% gluten-free oats" Quaker product in Spain, 18 months after the US group launched its flagship cereal brand in the country.


Danone launches lactose-free Activia in Spain 24 May 2017

Danone has launched a lactose-free line under one of its flagship dairy brands, Activia, in Spain.

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What's the outlook for gluten-free in Europe? 3 Jun 2015

The development of markets for gluten-free products in the UK and the US has grabbed much of the sector's attention in recent years but what are the opportunities in Europe? just-food has headed to Barcelona this week to find out.


Bertolli, Buitoni see marketing opportunity in Barilla gaffe 30 Sep 2013

Unilever USA's Bertolli and Nestle's Buitoni USA have chosen social media as a way of capitalising on the furore surrounding a recent campaign by one of its closest rivals.


Retail price comparison battle reaches Spain 19 Sep 2013

Grocers comparing prices and giving consumers money-off vouchers has become a fixture of the UK grocery scene - and now we hear of a similar scheme in Spain.