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Latest Interviews

"Agility puts you in the game" - PepsiCo on its European incubator Nutrition Greenhouse 4 Jun 2018

Dean Best

Amid the changes being seen in the types of food consumers are buying and in how they shop, the world's major food manufacturers are seeing their sales come under pressure and are looking at various ways to try to breathe fresh life into their top lines. Some have set up accelerator and incubator programmes to invest in fledgling companies. PepsiCo's European incubator, Nutrition Greenhouse, has returned for a second year and Dean Best spoke to the US giant's Juan Ignacio Amat to find out more.


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.

Latest News

Saputo to sell Koroit dairy plant to Australia's Bega Cheese 18 Jul 18

Simon Harvey

Saputo has agreed to sell the Koroit plant in Australia to local firm Bega Cheese for around CAD244m (US$184.3m) as part of a condition entered into with competition authorities when the Canadian dairy business acquired Murray Goulburn.


Germany's Intersnack Group snaps up Popchips via UK arm KP Snacks 18 Jul 18

Simon Harvey

Germany's Intersnack Group has made its second acquisition in the UK snack market in as many months with the purchase of Popchips Ltd. for an undisclosed sum.


Russia's Cherkizovo closes in on local poultry processor Altaisky Broiler 18 Jul 18

Simon Harvey

Russian meat producer Cherkizovo Group has signed a letter of intent to acquire local poultry processor Altaisky Broiler as it continues to expand its domestic market share.


Premier Foods 'may look to offload assets' 18 Jul 18

Andy Coyne

Ahead of its crucial AGM vote today which will determine the future of its CEO Gavin Darby, the UK's Premier Foods has suggested it is open to selling assets.


TreeHouse Foods sells McCann's Irish Oatmeal to B&G Foods 17 Jul 18

Andy Coyne

US-based TreeHouse Foods has sold its McCann's Irish Oatmeal brand to local peer B&G Foods for US$32m.


Bell Food Group invests EUR2m in cultured-beef start-up Mosa Meat 17 Jul 18

Simon Harvey

Switzerland-based convenience food supplier Bell Food Group has invested EUR2m (US$2.4m) in Mosa Meat, a cultured-beef start-up in the Netherlands.

Latest blogs

Plenty of hot air as UK politicians grill Asda, Sainsbury's over merger 22 Jun 18

Andy Coyne

UK Parliamentary select committees at their best are meant to bring light rather than generate heat but this wasn't a select committee at its best.


Asda and Sainsbury's - deal or no deal? 18 Jun 18

Andy Coyne

The proposed merger between Asda and Sainsbury's - two of the UK's 'big four' supermarkets - is, as expected, getting people hot under the collar.



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