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Editor’s choice: the highlights on just-food last week

Editor’s choice: the highlights on just-food last week

Industry watchers have forecast further consolidation in the confectionery sector but there has been an absence of major deals in 2011 - until today, when Scandinavian candy makers Cloetta and Leaf International announced plans to merge. Elsewhere in Europe this week, Carrefour tabled a bid to buy French franchise partner Guyenne et Gascogne. Findus Group's French operations, meanwhile, grabbed the headlines with news that private-equity owner Lion Capital ended talks to sell the business to rival buy-out house Permira. And Diamond Foods' deal to buy snacks brand Pringles looks uncertain amid news that the SEC is to investigate crop payments made at the company.

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

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

This week, Swedish confectionery companies Cloetta and Leaf International revealed plans to merge. Elsewhere, Carrefour announced plans to buy its French retail franchise partner Guyenne et Gascogne and on this side of the Channel, Premier Foods sold off another division, this time in Ireland to The Boyne Valley Group.

Talking shop: Carrefour’s Guyenne et Gascogne dilemma

Talking shop: Carrefour’s Guyenne et Gascogne dilemma

Carrefour, the world's second-biggest retailer, is set to buy its French retail franchise partner Guyenne et Gascogne in a deal worth nearly half a billion euros. The move raised eyebrows across the retail sector, considering the supermarket giant's domestic woes. Sam Webb reports.