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One in Four UK Consumers Rarely Visit the Frozen Food Aisle

A YouGov SixthSense report into the chilled and frozen foods market reveals that 27% of UK adults rarely visit the

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The Kerrygold Company and North Downs Dairy to Merge

  The Kerrygold Company and North Downs Dairy to Merge

The Kerrygold Company and North Downs Dairy, both wholly owned British subsidiaries of the Irish Dairy Board, are merging to

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Royal FrieslandCampina to Focus on Creating Added Value

  Royal FrieslandCampina to Focus on Creating Added Value

Netherlands-based dairy multinational Royal FrieslandCampina, which operates production plants in 24 countries and markets its products in more than 100

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New Chairman For Premier Foods

  New Chairman For Premier Foods

Premier Foods, the UK’s largest domestic food processor, has appointed Ronnie Bell, the former president of Kraft Foods Europe, as

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Board Appointments at Glanbia

  Board Appointments at Glanbia

The board of Glanbia, the Irish and international cheese and nutritional ingredients group, has appointed Martin Keane as vice-chairman to

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Pernod Ricard Disposes of Spanish Wine Interest

Global spirits and wine group Pernod Ricard has agreed to sell its shares in Spanish drinks company Ambrosio Velasco to

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Tate & Lyle Disposes of EU Sugar Operations For £211m

  Tate & Lyle Disposes of EU Sugar Operations For £211m

Tate & Lyle is selling its EU sugar refining operations to American Sugar Refining, the largest cane sugar refiner in

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William Grant Completes €300m Irish Acquisition

  William Grant Completes €300m Irish Acquisition

Independent Scottish distiller, William Grant & Sons, has completed the acquisition of C&C’s spirits and liqueurs business for Eur300m. The

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Atlantic Grupa Expands With Slovenian Acquisition

Atlantic Grupa, the largest food and healthcare company in Croatia, is acquiring Slovenian food manufacturer Droga Kolinska from energy, tourism

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Record Entries to International Cheese Awards 2010

More than 3,000 cheese makers have registered their produce for this year’s International Cheese Awards, creating a world record for

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UK First For Nestle Waters and S Pellegrino

Nestle Waters UK has teamed up with world famous Italian fashion house Missoni to design a limited edition bottle for

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Molson Coors Enters Russian Beer Market With Coors Light

  Molson Coors Enters Russian Beer Market With Coors Light

Molson Coors Brewing Company, the North American beer group, has launched the Coors Light brand in Russia. Coors Light in

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Nestle Investing in Greenfield Factory in Russia

Nestle Rossiya is investing SFr60m (Eur45m) in the construction of a greenfield factory in the Vyazniki district of Vladimir region

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German Dairy Merger Moves Closer

  German Dairy Merger Moves Closer

Nordmilch, Germany’s largest dairy group, is close to merging with fellow co-operative Humana Milchindustrie. The two German dairy co-operatives have

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Ukrainian Dairy Group Resumes Cheese Production

Ukrainian branded dairy company Ukrproduct Group has resumed hard cheese production at its Starokonstantinovskiy plant and will restart selling in

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Lantmannen Unibake Continues UK Expansion

  Lantmannen Unibake Continues UK Expansion

International bakery group Lantmannen Unibake has completed the takeover of UK’s leading supplier of sweet and savoury pastries and specialty

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Kraft Foods Sells Wedel Business in Poland

  Kraft Foods Sells Wedel Business in Poland

Kraft Foods is selling Cadbury’s E. Wedel-branded chocolate and sugar confectionery operations in Poland to Lotte Group for an undisclosed

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British Public Confused by Health Messages Surrounding Dairy Products

  British Public Confused by Health Messages Surrounding Dairy Products

A YouGov SixthSense report into the dairy market reveals that 1 in 3 adults in the UK are confused about

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Real Good Food Company Expands Hayden’s Bakeries

Hayden’s Bakeries, a subsidiary of Real Good Food Company, the UK bakery, ingredient and sugar group, will create up to

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Record Year for St Austell Brewery

St Austell Brewery, the English regional brewer, pub operator and drinks wholesaler, is continuing to increase sales of its cask

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GSK to Launch Lucozade Brand in the US

  GSK to Launch Lucozade Brand in the US

UK-based global healthcare group GlaxoSmithKline is planning to launch its Lucozade energy drink in the US, which is the world’s

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Arla Foods Continues to Increase Milk Price

  Arla Foods Continues to Increase Milk Price

Continuing progress in its international industrial markets and a generally increasing demand for milk have enabled Arla Foods to raise

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Sold Performance By Milk Link

  Sold Performance By Milk Link

Milk Link has increased profit before tax to £10.6m for the year ended April 3rd last from £0.5m in 2009,

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Newly Weds Foods Strengthens International Business With Acquisition of Witwood Food Products

US-based Newly Weds Foods, the producer of food coatings, seasonings and functional ingredients for the food processing and food service

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Heineken Disposes of UK Drinks Wholesale Business

  Heineken Disposes of UK Drinks Wholesale Business

Heineken has sold Waverley TBS, its loss-making UK wholesale drinks subsidiary, to private equity firm Mansfield Partners for an undisclosed

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Coca-Cola Hellenic to Take Full Control of Serbian Operation

Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling is purchasing all shares in Coca-Cola HBC Serbia that it does not currently own for Eur16.9m. Coca-Cola

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Lantmannen Unibake Continues International Expansion With Hungarian Acquisition

  Lantmannen Unibake Continues International Expansion With Hungarian Acquisition

In line with its international expansion strategy, Lantmannen Unibake, , which is one of Europe’s leading frozen bakery products suppliers,

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Improvement at Loss-making Bernard Matthews

  Improvement at Loss-making Bernard Matthews

UK turkey processor Bernard Matthews has reported a loss before tax, but after exceptional items, of £4m for the year

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UK Concern Over the Effects of Soft Drinks Advertising on Children

A YouGov SixthSense report into the UK drinks market has shown that 1 in 4 adults believe fizzy drinks contribute

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Strong Performance From Fuller Smith & Turner

Despite the challenging environment for the UK economy and the drinks industry, British regional brewer and pub operator Fuller Smith

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Reprieve For British Brewery

  Reprieve For British Brewery

Strong sales of Budweiser lager have prompted Anheuser-Busch InBev to defer the planned closure of the Stag Brewery at Mortlake

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Hain Celestial Acquires Churchill Foods

  Hain Celestial Acquires Churchill Foods

US-based natural and organic products company Hain Celestial Group has acquired Churchill Food Products, a manufacturer and distributor of food-to-go

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Danone and Unimilk to Create Leading Dairy Business in Russia and the CIS

Global food giant Danone is to merge its fresh dairy products business in the CIS area with Unimilk, Russia’s second

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Nestle Completes SFr25b Share Buyback and Starts New Programme

Nestle has completed the remaining SFr10b (Eur7.2b) share buyback of its SFr25b share buyback programme initiated in August 2007. Since

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Heinz Continues Drive into Emerging Markets With Expansion in China

  Heinz Continues Drive into Emerging Markets With Expansion in China

HJ Heinz is acquiring Foodstar, a leading manufacturer of soy sauces and fermented bean curd in China, from Transpac Industrial

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Vandemoortele to Extend Margarines and Fats Business

  Vandemoortele to Extend Margarines and Fats Business

Belgium-based Vandemoortele Group, which specialises in the production of frozen bakery products and margarines and fats, is acquiring the margarine

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Austrian Dairy Merger

  Austrian Dairy Merger

Austria’s largest and fourth biggest dairy groups, Berglandmilch and Tirol Milch respectively, are planning to merge. The deal is subject

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Emmi Strengthens Position in Swiss Cheese

  Emmi Strengthens Position in Swiss Cheese

Emmi has consolidated its position within the Swiss cheese market following approval of its proposed acquisition of Fromalp by the

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Aryzta Makes Strategic Acquisitions Worth $1.08b

  Aryzta Makes Strategic Acquisitions Worth $1.08b

Switzerland-based speciality bakery group Aryzta has made two strategic acquisitions to significantly strengthen its position in Europe, North America and

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Dairy Crest Reduces stake in Wexford Creamery

Dairy Crest has reduced its stake in its Irish dairy joint venture, Wexford Creamery, from 80% to 30%. Wexford Milk

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Danone Bolsters US Medical Nutrition Business

  Danone Bolsters US Medical Nutrition Business

Danone is acquiring Medical Nutrition USA for $ 62m in cash. MNI introduced the concept of liquid protein supplements for

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Valio Opens New €40m Butter Plant in Finland

  Valio Opens New €40m Butter Plant in Finland

Finnish dairy group Valio has officially opened a new Eur40m butter facility at its plant at Seinajoki. According to Valio,

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Carlsberg to Increase Stake in Chinese Brewer

  Carlsberg to Increase Stake in Chinese Brewer

Carlsberg is increasing its shareholding in Chongqing Brewery Co from 17.5% to 29.7%. The purchase price for the 12.25% stake

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Private Equity Group Grabs Plum Baby

Darwin Private Equity has completed the acquisition of UK organic baby food business Plum Baby for £10m. Launched in 2006

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R&R Ice Cream Increases Presence in Mainland Europe

  R&R Ice Cream Increases Presence in Mainland Europe

R&R Ice Cream, with operations in the UK and Germany, is expanding its international business with the proposed acquisition of

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Sodiaal Closes in on Acquisition of Entremont Alliance

French dairy group Sodiaal has reached a preliminary agreement to acquire Entremont Alliance, its loss making rival. The deal would

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Raisio Launches Benecol Bread in Romania

Finnish food group Raisio has introduced Dobrogea Benecol, a cholesterol lowering bread, in the Romanian market. Launched by Raisio’s Romanian

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Danone and Unimilk to Create Leading Dairy Business in Russia and the CIS

  Danone and Unimilk to Create Leading Dairy Business in Russia and the CIS

Global food giant Danone is to merge its fresh dairy products business in the CIS area with Unimilk, Russia’s second

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Cognac Fortifies Remy Cointreau

  Cognac Fortifies Remy Cointreau

Helped by a strong performance from its cognac division, French drinks group Remy Cointreau has reported a 7.2% organic growth

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Britvic Completes €237m French Acquisition

  Britvic Completes €237m French Acquisition

In line with its ambitions to expand internationally, UK-based Britvic has acquired Fruite, an independent French soft drinks producer with

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