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Focus: Bimbo's India entry could spark more deals

Grupo Bimbo, the Mexico-based business that is the world's largest bakery products group, has moved into a new emerging market. Bimbo has mu...

India's new GST tax regime comes in for criticism

India's pan-industry business association ASSOCHAM has hailed the central government's new GST regime, a move to standardise goods and servi...

Foodservice, April '17: Panera, Burger King

One of the biggest M&A deals in the foodservice sector came in April, with European investment firm JAB Holding moving to buy US bakery-cafe...

Opinion: Brexit tension to be expected

Over the Bank Holiday weekend in the UK, the country's headlines were dominated about last week's meeting between Theresa May and European C...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Ambitious Arla stays patient in Africa 14 Jun 2017

John Shepherd

With the consumption of dairy products in western countries stagnant, the world's largest processors are ramping up investment in emerging markets. European dairy giant Arla Foods is still targeting growth in countries like the UK and Germany through investment in value-added innovation but it is increasingly investing in markets like China and Nigeria. Both feature in Arla's list of priority markets, drawn up in 2015 as part of the cooperative's Strategy 2020 business plan. Arla's executive vice-president of international operations, Tim Orting Jorgensen, talks to John Shepherd about the company's recent moves in Nigeria and how, despite the country's recent economic problems, the market is a springboard for the co-op's ambitions in the wider region.


Interview: Baby food firm For Aisha's growth plans 13 Jun 2017

Dean Best

It is approaching two years since UK halal baby food business For Aisha was taken out of administration by investors that included founder and managing director Mark Salter. After building a business that has secured listings with most of the UK's largest retailers, Salter is looking to continue growth at home with moves into new segments and is aiming to build on some fledgling positions internationally. Dean Best reports.

Latest News

Fonterra invests in cream cheese production 21 Jul 17

Katy Askew

New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra is investing in two new cream cheese plants as it eyes growth in Asian markets.


Tortilla maker Gruma posts higher Q2 profits 20 Jul 17

Simon Harvey

Mexico's Gruma remained on track to achieve its long-term targets as the corn flour and tortillas maker posted an increase in second-quarter sales and profits.


PepsiCo promotes Ramon Laguarta to president 20 Jul 17

Katy Askew

PepsiCo has promoted the CEO of its Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa unit, Ramon Laguarta, to the post of group president.


Arlon Group invests in Brazilian dairy Betânia 19 Jul 17

Katy Askew

Arlon Group, food and agriculture investment firm, has acquired a minority stake in CBL Alimentos (Betânia), the largest dairy in the north eastern region of Brazil.


Argentina citrus group San Miguel buys Peru peer 18 Jul 17

Andy Coyne

Argentinian citrus specialist San Miguel has moved into the Peruvian market with the US$64m acquisition of Agrícola Hoja Redonda.


Egypt's Domty points to profit recovery 18 Jul 17

Simon Harvey

Arabian Food Industries, Egypt's biggest cheese maker, saw profits slump in the second quarter from a year earlier but rebound from a loss in the first three months of 2017.

Latest blogs

Cyber attack - another wake-up call for business 28 Jun 17

Dean Best

A month after an international cyber attack hit entities including the UK's National Health Service and Spanish telecoms giant Telefonica, another has caused havoc around the world, affecting businesses including shipping group Maersk and, in our industry, Mondelez International.


Fyffes to face Ethical Trading Initiative disciplinary committee 17 Feb 17

Dean Best

A year after union officials alleged Fyffes abused workers on plantations in Central America - and called on the produce giant to be kicked out of the Ethical Trading Initiative forum - the company is set to go before a committee at the UK-based organisation.

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