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Lactalis adds gourmet cheese to US line-up

Lactalis USA, a subsidiary of French dairy group Lactalis, announced earlier this week that it has acquired Rondelé Specialty Foods, a US manufacturer of spreadable cheeses, in a deal which...

Nestlé buys into frozen pizza market

Nestlé is to buy almost half of German frozen pizza firm Wagner so it can tap into the lucrative German market and expand Wagner's brands abroad, as competition hots up...

Another British icon joins Premier portfolio

Premier Foods has added another popular British food brand to its diverse portfolio with the acquisition of the Bird's Custard brand from US-based food giant Kraft. And this continued focus...

CSM confectionery unit sale to close before 04

CSM, the €2.8 billion Dutch bakery ingredients company, is still hoping for a year end close on the sale of its confectionery unit, that together with biochemicals, sugar and bakery...

Danone pulls out of Serbian soft drink bidding race

French firm Danone has pulled out of the chaotic race to buy Serbian soft drinks firm Knjaz Milos, warning that it is not prepared to commit itself in Serbia until...

EU reform threatens Greencore sugar

Food and ingredients producer Greencore has warned early that its Irish sugar business could be seriously damaged when the EU finally implements its sugar reform, expected next December, writes Chris...

Campina, Arla to form world's biggest dairy co-op

Two of Europe's leading dairy groups have unveiled a merger which will propel to second place in the global dairy rankings and create the world's largest dairy co-operative. Top of...

Glisten moves into health segment with Halo buy

Announcing its half-year results back in September, the UK-based confectionery group Glisten said that it expected to make further acquisitions in niche markets, as it sought to build on strong...

Heineken expands African unit

Heineken, the Dutch brewer, has continued to extend its reach into some of the world's lesser-known beer markets with an agreement to take a controlling stake in Nigeria's Consolidated Breweries,...

Branded business boosts Arla Foods UK

A focus on strong brands in a market dominated by own label products helped Arla Foods UK post impressive growth figures in 2004. And with increasing pressure on milk suppliers...

Glenmorangie growth highlights reason for LVMH bid

Glenmorangie's final set of interim figures before its takeover by French luxury goods group LVMH underline the importance of the acquisition, with the whisky maker's premium brands all performing ahead...

Glenmorangie growth highlights reason for LVMH bid

Glenmorangie's final set of interim figures before its takeover by French luxury goods group LVMH underline the importance of the acquisition, with the whisky maker's premium brands all performing ahead...

Emmi share sale to bolster export investment

Emmi, the leading Swiss dairy company, has announced it is to make an initial public offering (IPO) in a bid to bolster export sales and consolidate investment across its nutritional...

UK dairy farmers face mounting productivity pressure

Mounting pressure from both the domestic UK market and the increasingly competitive European dairy sector, has recently led a number of British milk producers to successfully lower their unit costs...

Chr Hansen ingredients unit up for sale

Number one cultures supplier Chr. Hansen is up for sale as its major stakeholder decides to pull away from the ingredients slice of the company to focus on the pharmaceutical...

Furore over Nestlé plant closure

Nestlé Ireland has angered local politicians and businessmen with the decision to close its chocolate crumb manufacturing facility in Mallow, a move which could have a devastating knock-on effect for...

Northern's poor results reflect processing difficulties

Northern Foods' poor interim results for the 26 weeks to 2 October 2004 reveal how the pressures on food manufacturers are impacting profits.

ABF full year beats forecasts

UK food and ingredients firm Associated British Foods has beaten full year profit expectations after posting double-digit growth against a backdrop of firmer commodity pricing and adverse currency movements. The...

Dairy Crest confident despite contract loss

Dairy Crest, the British milk supplier which lost out to rivals Arla and Wiseman in the recent rejig of supermarket supply contracts, remains confident of a "satisfactory" full-year performance after...

Uniq dips on contract losses, restructuring

Exceptional charges relating to a major overhaul of its UK business took their toll on first half sales at Uniq, the chilled foods group - and the firm is now...

Surging wheat prices halve Carr's profits

Huge increases in wheat prices have more than halved annual milling profits at top UK firm Carr's Milling Industries - yet the company is confident of getting back on track...

Profits up at Tate & Lyle on strong sucralose gains

Month-on-month growth for Tate & Lyle's zero calorie sweetener combined with a faster than expected decline in European cereal prices helped the UK firm post a high single-digit rise in...

First Milk takes stake as Wiseman warns on second half

First Milk, the biggest farmer-owned milk supplier in the UK, is to take a 15 per cent stake in Robert Wiseman Dairies, one of the country's top milk processors, in...

Glisten off to a good start

Glisten, the UK confectionery group, has started the 2005 financial year with a bang, with turnover for the first four months some 45 per cent ahead of last year, company...

Carr's doubles flour business

A major UK milling company is set to double the size of its flour business by acquiring two new flour mills, giving the company a good footing in new regional...

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