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Nescafe Dolce Gusto Expands in Europe

    Nescafe Dolce Gusto Expands in Europe

Nestle is strengthening one of its fastest growing businesses in Europe with a Eur220 million (over SFr265 million) investment in building a new Nescafe Dolce Gusto factory in Germany, the largest market for the brand worldwide. Nescafe Dolce Gusto is Nestle’s machine and capsule ‘coffee shop experience-at-home’ system for both hot and cold drinks. It […]

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Study Shows Modern Life is Changing Germans’ Eating Habits

    Study Shows Modern Life is Changing Germans’ Eating Habits

The unpredictability of the average German’s daily routine is having a significant impact on their eating habits, according to a Nestlé study. The company’s second ‘So is(s)t Deutschland’ (‘That’s how Germany eats/is’) survey asked more than 10,000 people about their day-to-day life and dietary patterns.
Work was an obvious influence on people’s eating habits. Surprisingly, longer […]

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R&R Ice Cream Acquires German Business

    R&R Ice Cream Acquires German Business

R&R Ice Cream, Europe’s largest own label ice cream manufacturer, has acquired Durigon Gelato of Germany for an undisclosed sum, subject to clearance from the German competition authority. Based at Schwanewede-Brundorf near Bremen with 70 employees, the family-run Durigon, which generated sales of Eur20 million in 2010, manufactures tubs in different sizes from 200ml to […]

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EU Approves Arla’s German Acquisition

    EU Approves Arla’s German Acquisition

The EU’s competition authorities have given the go-ahead for Arla Foods’ acquisition of Allgauland-Kasereien in Southern Germany. Allgauland-Kasereien will now become a member of the Arla Group after Allgauland’s milk producers gave the green light to the deal in September.
 
Allgauland-Kasereien has an annual turnover of Eur307.8 million and is supplied by 1,338 milk producers. It […]

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Nestle Pilots Social Commerce With New Interactive Site

    Nestle Pilots Social Commerce With New Interactive Site

Nestle has launched a new, interactive online social commerce platform in Germany to engage with consumers while providing greater access to its products. The Nestle Marketplace (Marktplatz) website – a pilot venture for the company – is the first social commerce platform of its kind in Germany from a food and beverage manufacturer of Nestle’s […]

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Arla Foods to Acquire Southern German Dairy

    Arla Foods to Acquire Southern German Dairy

Arla Foods is preparing to strengthen its position in Germany after making an offer to purchase southern German dairy company Allgauland-Kasereien, which is in financial difficulty. The next step in the process is that Allgauland-Käsereien will hold a general meeting at which its milk producers will make a decision regarding the purchase offer. If they […]

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E-coli – ‘A Never Before Seen Hybrid’

The Spanish government has released a statement stating how furious it is over allegations that it is the source of the recent E coli outbreak hitting Europe. It is furious as “enormous damage to the Spanish agricultural sector has been caused … following reports from Germany which link food poisoning to cucumbers from Spain.”
Early results […]

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Cargill’s German Chocolate Acquisition Receives Green Light

    Cargill’s German Chocolate Acquisition Receives Green Light

The European Commission has cleared Cargill’s acquisition of KG Kakao Verarbeitung Berlin (KVB), an integrated chocolate company based in Germany, for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition marks a significant step in Cargill’s chocolate growth strategy in Europe, strengthening its position in Germany, the largest chocolate market in Europe, and creates opportunities to expand into new […]

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Arla Foods’ Acquisition of Hansa Approved

    Arla Foods’ Acquisition of Hansa Approved

The European Commission has cleared the proposed acquisition of Hansa-Milch by Arla Food. After examining the operations of the two dairy co-operatives, the Commission concluded that the transaction would not significantly impede effective competition in the European Economic Area (EEA) or any substantial part of it.
Arla owned by Swedish and Danish dairy farmers and is […]

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Nestle Opens €117 Million Infant Formula Factory

    Nestle Opens €117 Million Infant Formula Factory

Nestle has opened a new Eur117m factory in Germany dedicated to producing hypoallergenic (HA) infant formula. As an extension of the company’s 106 year old Biessenhofen factory site, the Nestle Nutrition infant formula factory is one of the world’s largest and most modern facilities producing hypoallergenic – or allergy risk reducing – infant formula.
The new […]

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DMK and Arla Foods to Invest €44 Million in Whey Processing Partnership

    DMK and Arla Foods to Invest €44 Million in Whey Processing Partnership

DMK (which is being created by the merger of Nordmilch and Humana) and Arla Foods will establish a 50/50 joint venture to process whey for the global food manufacturing industry. The name of the new joint venture will be ArNoCo, and the two partners will invest a total of Eur44m in whey processing capacity. Eur35m […]

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Hansa-Milch and Arla Foods to Merge

    Hansa-Milch and Arla Foods to Merge

Dairy co-operatives Arla Foods of Scandinavia and Hansa-Milch Mecklenburg-Holstein of Germany are set to merge. A merger plan put forward by the boards of the two companies has now been approved by the members of the two co-operatives. The decision is being implemented with retrospective effect for the full 2011 financial year, and is enacted […]

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Fyffes Expands in Germany

    Fyffes Expands in Germany

Fyffes, one of the largest tropical produce importers and distributors in Europe, has acquired 33.3% of Fruchtimport vanWylick, the German fresh produce distributor and service provider. VanWylick is one of the leading fresh produce companies in the German market with sales in excess of Eur200m. It has a network of banana ripening and distribution centres […]

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Cargill Acquires German Chocolate Business

    Cargill Acquires German Chocolate Business

Cargill is expanding its cocoa and chocolate business in Europe through the acquisition of. KG Kakao Verarbeitung Berlin (KVB), an integrated chocolate company based in Germany, for an undisclosed sum. KVB operates two production plants, both in Berlin.
The two plants have a capacity of over 75,000 tonnes of chocolate per year and employ around 180 […]

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Carlsberg Sells German Brewery

    Carlsberg Sells German Brewery

The Carlsberg Group has sold its Feldschlosschen brewery in Dresden, Germany, to Frankfurter Brauhaus. The disposal is part of Carlsberg Deutschland’s strategy of focusing on five core brands in Northern Germany – Carlsberg, Holsten, Lubzer, Duckstein and Astra.
Frankfurter Brauhaus has taken over the responsibility for the 172 employees at the Feldschlosschen brewery and within logistics […]

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Arla Foods and Hansa-Milch Consider German Dairy Merger

    Arla Foods and Hansa-Milch Consider German Dairy Merger

Scandinavian dairy group Arla Foods and the Northern Germany-based Hansa-Milch are considering merging. Representatives of the two dairy co-operatives are already engaged in talks. A decision by the cooperative members as to whether the merger is to come about will be taken in February-March 2011.
Arla Foods is owned by 7,200 farmers in Denmark and Sweden. […]

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Emmi Acquires the Onken Yoghurt Brand

    Emmi Acquires the Onken Yoghurt Brand

In line with its international expansion strategy, Swiss dairy company Emmi has strengthened its position in both the UK and Germany with the acquisition of the global rights for the Onken brand from Dr Oetker for an undisclosed sum.
Onken is primarily sold in the UK and in Germany, two of Emmi’s key markets. “Onken is […]

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ODW Frischprodukte Buys FrieslandCampina German Site

German dairy company, ODW Frischprodukte, a subsidiary of Odenwald Fruchte, is acquiring the FrieslandCampina site at Elsterwerda in Germany. In addition to the land and buildings, ODW Frischprodukte will also purchase part of the equipment for the production of yoghurt and desserts.
Part of the agreement between the two companies is that a number of FrieslandCampina […]

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Muller Increases Stake in Dairy Crest

    Muller Increases Stake in Dairy Crest

Theo Muller, the privately owned German-based dairy group which is also the leader in the UK yoghurt market, has increased its stake in British dairy group Dairy Crest to 3.04%. The move has sparked speculation that Dairy Crest may become a bid target. Dairy Crest would carry a price tag of about £1b, according to […]

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Sudzucker Projects Higher Sales and Profits

    Sudzucker Projects Higher Sales and Profits

German-based Sudzucker, which is Europe’s largest sugar group, has reported a 57% increase in operating profit to Eur282m on sales up by around 5% to Eur3.07b for the first half ending August 31st 2010. All business segments – sugar, special products, cropenergies and fruit – contributed to the earnings improvement.
For the full year, Sudzucker now […]

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German Bakery Sale

German retail baker Kamps is selling a production unit and a chain of 100 stores in Hamburg to Nur Hier (formerly called Allworden) for an undisclosed price. Nur Hier is a local family run company that already operates a number of bakery stores in Hamburg.
Headquartered in Dusseldorf, Kamps is now focusing on its larger bakery […]

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£4.6 Billion European Ice Cream Market Stays Cool Despite a Cold Economy

    £4.6 Billion European Ice Cream Market Stays Cool Despite a Cold Economy

New research from Mintel Global Market Navigator (GMN) reveals that Germans are the biggest ice cream lovers in Europe, with Germany spending an average of £19 per head on the treat each year. Mintel’s research on ice cream sales in the five major European markets (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK) shows that the […]

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European Organic Food Market Continues to Grow

  European Organic Food Market Continues to Grow

EU-27 demand for organic products continues to grow. The European organic consumer market is the biggest in the world, and was worth about $26b in 2008. The largest markets are in descending order Germany, France, the UK and Italy as they represent 72% of European organic sales. The highest market share and sales per person […]

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Refresco to Acquire Soft Drinks International

  Refresco to Acquire Soft Drinks International

Netherlands-based Refresco, Europe’s leading manufacturer of private label soft drinks and fruit juices, is to acquire Soft Drinks International, a German producer of soft drinks and water, for an undisclosed price. SDI is a strong, regional producer, primarily active in the German market and the Benelux, with production facilities in Erfstadt (Germany) and Heerlen (The […]

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Further International Expansion By Eckes-Granini Group

  Further International Expansion By Eckes-Granini Group

Germany-based Eckes-Granini Group, one of the leading branded fruit juice producers in Europe, and KMV (Karlovarske Mineralni Vody), the leading bottled water supplier in the Czech market, have formed a strategic partnership. KMV has become the exclusive marketer of Eckes-Granini Group’s granini and YO brands in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
“This strategic partnership is yet […]

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Packaging Relaunch and Repositioning by Emmi

  Packaging Relaunch and Repositioning by Emmi

Swiss dairy processor Emmi is repositioning its products under the ‘Emmi’ umbrella brand. Typical Swiss symbols and the silhouette of a mountain peak in red and white are the key elements of the new packaging. For the first time, well-established products from the white (dairy and fresh products) and yellow (cheese) ranges will come under […]

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Emmi to Use Swiss National Day to Promote New Umbrella Brand

Switzerland celebrates its birthday on August 1st. Together with internationally renowned light artist Gerry Hofstetter, Emmi, the country’s largest dairy group, is giving the Swiss population a special present to mark the occasion. The artist will illuminate well-known buildings in all four corners of the country on 1st August 2010. The light installations play on […]

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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 already bundled their sales activities together to form Nord-Contor Milch.
Rolf Janshen (left), chief director of Humana Milchindustrie, and Dr Josef Schwaiger, chief executive of Nordmilch.
The boards of management and supervisory boards of Nordmilch and Humana […]

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Arla Foods Invests For Growth

  Arla Foods Invests For Growth

Having been forced by the severe economic environment in 2009 to make cuts across its business, Arla Foods has substantially increased its investment budget for 2010 to DKr1.84 billion (Eur250 million) as the Scandinavian dairy giant again focuses on expansion.
In addition to marketing expenditure to drive sales growth, the investment budget has earmarked funds for […]

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