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just the answer – Matthias Kunz, Emmi

just the answer – Matthias Kunz, Emmi

Swiss dairy group Emmi has this year pressed on with its plans to expand overseas and rely less on a stagnant domestic sector. At the SIAL 2012 industry expo in Paris, Dean Best met Matthias Kunz, head of Emmi's international business, to discuss the company's latest investments, including its decision to take a majority stake in Spanish dairy Kaiku.

The just-food management briefing – M&A in 2010 – a timeline, part II

The just-food management briefing – M&A in 2010 – a timeline, part II

As we headed into September, there was uncertainty about the prospects for M&A activity, with analysts at KPMG suggesting the value of deals in the food, drink and consumer goods space in the second quarter stood at just under US$19bn - down from the $49bn of deals recorded in the first three months of the year. However, the last months of 2010 saw a number of key pieces of M&A - notably the merger of Greencore and Northern Foods - and deals signed to see PepsiCo buy Wimm-Bill-Dann and a private-equity consortium by Del Monte Foods.

Top stories on just-food this week

Speculation over the future of Dean Foods' UK dairy unit Rachel's Organic and the will-they-won't-they merger of French dairies Sodiaal and Entremont Alliance grabbed your attention this week - as did one…

UK: Rachel’s appoints new dairy GM

UK organic dairy group Rachel's Organic has appointed Kerry Boyd as general manager of its dairy operations. Boyd, who will be based at the company’s Aberystwyth dairy site, joins Rachel’s following…