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Comment: Casey's results weaken Couche-Tard's hand

16 June 2010 | Chris Brook-Carter

Couche-Tard, we argued back in April, would have a hard time convincing shareholders at Casey's General Stores that its US$1.9bn bid for the US c-store operator was an attractive offer.... read more

Best bits: Food companies looking to score overseas

14 June 2010 | Dean Best

As football lovers waited for the start of the World Cup in South Africa last week, a clutch of leading food companies set out their stall for overseas success.... read more

Best bits: Sodiaal, R&R, Plum Baby - M&A heats up

7 June 2010 | Dean Best

Almost a year after French dairy group Sodiaal began its pursuit to buy local peer Entremont Alliance, we could at last be set to see the creation of one of Europe's largest dairy companies.... read more

Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words

28 May 2010 | just-food.com

Here is the best of who said what about the week's burning issues.... read more

Comment: Wal-Mart Asda get it right with Netto deal

28 May 2010 | Dean Best

That Asda, the UK arm of Wal-Mart and the country's second-largest retailer, is keen to open smaller stores is well-known throughout the industry. That Asda would buy the UK stores of discount chain Netto to help it achieve that goal may not have been quite what some had in mind. ... read more

Best bits: Private-equity returns to the table

26 May 2010 | Dean Best

As each day goes by, there seems to be more evidence of the revived appetite of private equity for deals in the food sector.... read more

COMMENT: Long road ahead for Couche-Tard in Casey's pursuit

13 April 2010 | Dean Best

Couche-Tard, the Canadian convenience store operator, will need to be in it for the long haul if it wants to succeed in its pursuit of US rival Casey's General Stores.... read more

Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words

1 April 2010 | just-food.com

In the run-up to Easter, chocolate fittingly grabbed the headlines, with Supervalu Inc accusing some of the biggest manufacturers of fixing prices in the US. Meanwhile, Barry Callebaut, the world's largest B2B chocolate maker, believes it will benefit from more outsourcing of production in the sector. And another ingredients giant, France's Tereos, sees the world's as its oyster after the creation of a dedicated overseas unit. Here is a snapshot of who said what on the top food news stories this week.... read more