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How's sustainability influencing food M&A?

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Why Moy Park sale will help placate JBS creditors

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Murray Goulburn results and review - takeaways

Murray Goulburn has just closed what its CEO has called a "difficult" 12 months. In reality, it has been tough for the Australia-based dairy...

Latest Interviews

"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".


Intersnack bags Butterkist to broaden UK offer - interview 25 Jul 2017

Andy Coyne

Germany's Intersnack, already the second-largest savoury snacks supplier in the UK, has sought once again to expand its position in its largest market outside its own backyard through M&A. Last week, Intersnack, which owns UK crisp and nut business KP Snacks, announced a deal to buy the Butterkist popcorn brand from the private-equity-backed Tangerine Confectionery. just-food's Andy Coyne caught up with KP Snacks sales director Andy Riddle to find out more about the rationale for the company's move for Butterkist.

Latest News

Murray Goulburn confirms approaches from suitors 21 Sep 17

Andy Coyne

Up-for-sale Australian dairy processor Murray Goulburn has confirmed it has had approaches from a number of suitors interested in either buying some assets or taking over the whole co-operative.


Albertsons buys meal-kit service Plated 21 Sep 17

Dean Best

US food retailing giant Albertsons has snapped up local meal-kit business Plated, the latest acquisition in a category that has grabbed the attention of grocers and manufacturers.


US canned vegetable firm McCall Farms buys rival Sager Creek from Del Monte Pacific 21 Sep 17

Andy Coyne

US canned vegetable specialist McCall Farms is acquiring the brands of Sager Creek Vegetable Company from Del Monte Pacific for an undisclosed sum.


Premium Brands buys Canadian meat maker Leadbetter Foods 20 Sep 17

Simon Harvey

Premium Brands Holdings has acquired full ownership of Leadbetter Foods in what the Canadian food maker said was its "next step toward building a leading specialty protein platform in Ontario".


US bakery business BakeMark buys Best Brands from CSM 20 Sep 17

Andy Coyne

US bakery business BakeMark has acquired Best Brands from its former parent CSM Bakery Solutions for an undisclosed sum.


Sky Valley Foods targeted by investor seeking 51% share 20 Sep 17

Simon Harvey

Sky Valley Foods, a US maker of organic and natural salad dressings, has become the acquisition target of a private-equity firm looking to buy up 51% of its shares.

Latest blogs

Do you get just-food's newsletters? You need to do something 17 Aug 17

Dean Best

If you receive just-food's newsletters, we have a message.


Amazon Whole Foods - industry reacts 16 Jun 17

Dean Best

In one of those stories that shakes the sector, Amazon today (16 June) announced a move to buy US-based natural and organics retailer Whole Foods Market. Here's how a range of stakeholders have reacted to the US$13.7bn, all-cash deal.

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