Sofiprotéol

Sofiprotéol buys stake in France’s Martin-Pouret

Sofiprotéol, the investment arm of French agri-food company Avril Group, has acquired a minority stake in vinegar producer Martin-Pouret. Financial…

Financing arm of France’s Avril Group gets EUR100m for farming development

The financing arm of France's agri-food firm Avril Group has secured EUR100m (US$120m) in funding, giving it more firepower to…

Food industry news of the week – GMOs, Arla, Mondelez

The US Department of Agriculture's development of GMO certification scheme emerged this week, adding to the debate over the labelling…

Sofiproteol revamps and renames in bid for growth

French agri-food business Sofiproteol has reorganised its business structure - moves that included changing its name to The Avril Group…

Food industry quotes of the week: Chiquita, Unilever, SIAL 2014

A busy week in the food industry calendar, with the SIAL exhibition in Paris, ended with a shock announcement: Chiquita…

Food industry news of the week: Chiquita, Premier Foods, LDC

The most eye-catching story came on Friday with the surprise news Chiquita Brands International shareholders had voted against the US…

LDC, Sofiproteol strike poultry merger

French poultry processor LDC is to snap up slaughterhouse and processing assets from local agri-food group Sofiproteol. Sofiproteol is to…