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French fries in China – big opportunities and high hurdles

The market for French fries in China is growing rapidly but barriers to entry exist for foreign providers, as Peter…

South Africa’s AVI sells stake in Aussie seafood JV

South African consumer goods group AVI has sold its 40% stake in an Australian seafood and snacks joint venture Simplot Australia…

Dairy co-op Foremost Farms USA names ex J.R. Simplot exec new CEO

Dairy cooperative Foremost Farms USA has appointed former J.R. Simplot and Lamb Weston executive Greg Schlafer as its new CEO. Schlafer…

Simplot begins CFO search as Joel Barker retires

Simplot is on the search for a new finance chief as Joel Barker is set to retire from the US…

Simplot Australia in management buy-out of meat processor Top Cut Foods

Simplot Australia is poised to make a management buy-out of local meat processor Top Cut Foods. The agreement encompasses all…

Simplot decision sees Nestlé seeking new Lean Cuisine partner in Australia

Nestle has said it is "considering alternative options" for its Lean Cuisine healthy living brand in Australia after Simplot, which…

J.R. Simplot names Garrett Lofto as CEO to replace Bill Whitacre

US agri-food group J.R. Simplot has named Garrett Lofto as its new president and chief executive. Lofto, who has served…

J.R. Simplot CEO Bill Whitacre to retire

Bill Whitacre, the chief executive of US-based agri-food giant J.R. Simplot, is to retire in August. Whitacre has spent 18 years…

Simplot invests $460m to expand plant in Canada’s Manitoba

Simplot is investing US$460m in its plant in Manitoba, Canada, as the US-based agri-food business seeks to more than double…

Simplot eyes international markets for Aussie brand Chiko

Simplot, the US-based agri-food group, is looking to launch Australian snacks brand Chiko into other markets. The company this week…