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M&A, rather than Brexit, behind Unilever HQ move

Unilever this week announced a change in its legal structure, which will see the FMCG behemoth have its main base in the Netherlands. The UK...

February sees spike in food M&A - data

just-food's index of mergers and acquisitions in the international packaged food sector highlights the volume of deals being announced, as c...

Big Food's VC-style funds: the investments so far

Our guide to some of the main in-house venture capital funds operated by major food businesses....

General Mills' pet play sets cat among pigeons

Three days after signalling more M&A was likely, General Mills on Friday announced a move into pet food with the acquisition of US firm Blue...

Latest Interviews

Bonduelle "ready for more M&A" - interview with CFO Gregory Sanson 4 Oct 2017

Dean Best

France-based international vegetable supplier Bonduelle this week reported its annual financial results, a year of rising sales and earnings and in which it struck a major acquisition - that of US produce group Ready Pac Foods. Dean Best spoke to Bonduelle CFO Grégory Sanson about the numbers, the company's outlook for the 2017/18 financial year and why it is ready for more M&A.

"We can really make a dent in the food industry" - Chris Laidlaw, CEO of Sanitarium's Life Health Foods UK, on new growth strategy 29 Aug 2017

Dean Best

Life Health Foods UK, a venture part-owned by Australian major Sanitarium, is embarking on a new strategy that has M&A at its centre and could see the business broaden its breakfast-portfolio into other categories. Dean Best spoke to Chris Laidlaw, the ex-Diageo executive recently-appointed to take the helm at Life Health Foods UK about the venture’s plans to be a European "house of foods".

Latest News

Buderim acquires macadamia business Royal Hawaiian Orchards 22 Mar 18

Danny Thompson

Australian ginger specialist Buderim Group has acquired macadamia business Royal Hawaiian Orchards.

New Zealand's T&G Foods sells processed food arm to local peer Cedenco 22 Mar 18

Danny Thompson

New Zealand fruit business T&G has sold the major assets of its processed food subsidiary ENZAFoods New Zealand to local peer Cedenco.

Ukraine's MHP - We can turn around French poultry firm Doux 21 Mar 18

Stuart Todd

Ukraine-based agri-food group MHP said it possesses the tools to turn around France's loss-making poultry producer Doux, which is owned by the cooperative Terrena.

Under-fire Belgium meat firm Veviba up for sale 21 Mar 18

Dean Best

Veviba, the Belgium-based meat processor at the centre of a food-safety scandal, is up for sale.

Aqualande buys Spanish trout aquaculture firm Piszolla 21 Mar 18

Dean Best

Aqualande, the French smoked trout supplier, has acquired Spanish aquaculture firm Piszolla to improve its supplies as it looks to continue its recent growth.

German meal-kit firm HelloFresh adds bulk with acquisition of US peer Green Chef 21 Mar 18

Andy Coyne

HelloFresh, the German meal kit business, has bought US peer Green Chef for an undisclosed sum.

Latest blogs

The latest outcome of General Mills' portfolio "reshaping" 23 Feb 18

Dean Best

This week, General Mills CEO Jeff Harmening told an audience of investors and analysts in the US the "reshaping" of the Cheerios-to-Yoplait maker's portfolio would involve M&A and disposals - and be central to improving the growth profile of the business. Today, the US food giant made a significant move on that front.

Season's greetings from just-food 22 Dec 17

Andy Coyne

Seasonal greetings from our deputy editor and details of our operating schedule.

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