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Greencore Makes Further Platform Acquisition in the US

    Greencore Makes Further Platform Acquisition in the US

Greencore has further strengthened its business in the US with the acquisition of  HC Schau & Son, a fresh food manufacturer with facilities in Chicago, Illinois and Jacksonville, Florida. The

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Greencore Strengthens US Foods Business

    Greencore Strengthens US Foods Business

Greencore Group, one of the leading convenience food manufacturers in the UK and Ireland, is strengthening its US business with the acquisition of Marketfare Foods for $36.0 million (£22.6 million).

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PepsiCo and Theo Muller to Build $206 Million Yogurt Factory

    PepsiCo and Theo Muller to Build $206 Million Yogurt Factory

PepsiCo, the world’s second largest snacks and beverages company, and Theo Muller, Germany’s largest privately owned dairy business, have chosen New York as the site for their first yogurt production

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SABMiller and Molson Coors Move into Fast Growing US Cider Market

    SABMiller and Molson Coors Move into Fast Growing US Cider Market

SABMiller and Molson Coors, through their MillerCoors brewing joint venture in the US, have moved into the cider market, the American beer industry’s fastest-growing category. Tenth and Blake Beer Company,

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Britvic Expands US Distribution of Fruit Shoot Brand

    Britvic Expands US Distribution of Fruit Shoot Brand

Britvic has signed agreements with three of the top four bottlers of Pepsi in the United States to expand the distribution of its leading soft drinks brand, Fruit Shoot. The

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C&C Group Acquires Number Two US Cider Brand

    C&C Group Acquires Number Two US Cider Brand

UK and Irish beverages producer C&C Group has acquired Hornsby’s, the number two domestic US cider brand, from E & J Gallo Winery, for a cash consideration of up to

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IDB Acquires US Cheese Ingredients Business

    IDB Acquires US Cheese Ingredients Business

The Irish Dairy Board has strengthened its presence in the US with the acquisition of Thiel Cheese & Ingredients for an undisclosed sum. Thiel is a well established and leading

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Anheuser-Busch InBev to Invest $1 Billion in US Beer Business

    Anheuser-Busch InBev to Invest $1 Billion in US Beer Business

Anheuser-Busch InBev plans to invest more than $1 billion in its breweries  and other facilities in the US. The capital expenditure programme includes resources spent or committed in 2011 toward

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Dr Oetker to Build North American Pizza Factory

    Dr Oetker to Build North American Pizza Factory

Dr Oetker is to construct its first frozen pizza factory in North America. The German-based frozen foods group plans to build the factory in Ontario, Canada, at a cost of

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PepsiCo Launches European Search for Emerging Communications and Technology Companies

    PepsiCo Launches European Search for Emerging Communications and Technology Companies

PepsiCo has announced an open call for digital entrepreneurs across Europe to apply to take part in ‘PepsiCo10’, an innovation incubator program designed to discover and support emerging technology companies

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Nestle’s Skinny Cow Ice Cream Brand Extended into Confectionery

    Nestle’s Skinny Cow Ice Cream Brand Extended into Confectionery

Nestle’s Skinny Cow low-fat frozen snacks brand has launched its first ever confectionery range in the US. The Skinny Cow brand – famous with its majority female fan base for

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Nestle Waters Expands Portfolio

    Nestle Waters Expands Portfolio

Nestle Waters is expanding its portfolio of bottled water to include high quality iced teas, lemonades and juices through acquisition. Nestle Waters North America is acquiring the Sweet Leaf Tea

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Diamond Foods Bags Pringles in $2.4 Billion Deal

    Diamond Foods Bags Pringles in $2.4 Billion Deal

US-based snacks group Diamond Foods is acquiring the Pringles business from Procter & Gamble in a deal worth $2.35b. Pringles is the world’s largest potato crisp brand with sales in

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US Food and Drug Administration Publishes Import Refusal Data

    US Food and Drug Administration Publishes Import Refusal Data

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently published a list of every foreign manufacturer that has had a shipment refused entry to the US since October 2001. In

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Robust 2010 Performance by Heineken

    Robust 2010 Performance by Heineken

Helped by the integration of its FEMSA acquisition in Latin America and continued growth of its flagship brand, Heineken increased net profit by 41% to Eur1.44b for 2010 on revenue

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Kellogg’s Crunchy Nut Launched in the US

Kellogg’s Crunchy Nut, the global cereal giant’s UK megabrand, has arrived in the US. The US launch is the latest example of Kellogg Company leveraging proven ideas from around its

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Glanbia Acquires US Performance Nutrition Business for $144 Million

    Glanbia Acquires US Performance Nutrition Business for $144 Million

Glanbia, the international nutritional ingredients and cheese group, is acquiring Bio-Engineered Supplements and Nutrition (BSN) for $144m (Eur108m) to strengthen its portfolio in the fast growing, higher margin, sports nutrition

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Greencore Acquires US Sandwiches Business

    Greencore Acquires US Sandwiches Business

UK and Irish convenience food processor Greencore Group is extending its chilled prepared foods business in the US with the acquisition of On A Roll Sales, a manufacturer of fresh

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Danone Continues US Dairy Expansion

    Danone Continues US Dairy Expansion

Danone is acquiring YoCream, the leading producer of frozen yoghurt in the United States, for $103m. The deal will enable Danone to move into frozen yoghurt, a fast growing segment

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Northern Foods and Greencore to Create £1.7 Billion Convenience Foods Giant

    Northern Foods and Greencore to Create £1.7 Billion Convenience Foods Giant

Northern Foods and Greencore, two of the UK’s leading convenience food processors, are to merge to create Essenta Foods, a £1.7b turnover business with strong positions in private label production

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Strong Annual Operating Performance by Refocused Greencore

    Strong Annual Operating Performance by Refocused Greencore

Following three strategic disposals to become sharply focused on its UK, Irish and US convenience foods operations, Greencore has reported a 17.6% rise in group operating profit from continuing operations

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Belvedere Disposes of US Spirits Production Business

Belvedere, the French spirits group, has sold its US production business, Florida Distillers, for $48m. However, Belvedere will retain is US distribution business, which includes the 4 Orange and Sobieski

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Greencore Expects 20% Jump in Annual Profit

  Greencore Expects 20% Jump in Annual Profit

Greencore, which is one of the UK’s leading convenience food manufacturers and also has operations in the US, expects group

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Lotus Bakeries to Invest Eur27m to Expand Belgian Production Capacity

Due to rising export sales of its biscuits and cakes in France, Netherlands, UK, US and Asia, Lotus Bakeries is

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Northern Ireland Meat Companies Look to Growth in Global Markets

  Northern Ireland Meat Companies Look to Growth in Global Markets

Northern Ireland’s £1.5 billion meat industry must work on strategies that will reduce costs and increase its ability to exploit

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Campari Acquires Liqueur Brands From William Grant For €128 Million

  Campari Acquires Liqueur Brands From William Grant For €128 Million

Italian drinks producer Gruppo Campari is acquiring the Carolans, Frangelico and Irish Mist brands from William Grant & Sons, the

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Barry Callebaut to Expand Production Capacity After Global Supply Agreement With Kraft

  Barry Callebaut to Expand Production Capacity After Global Supply Agreement With Kraft

Barry Callebaut, the world’s largest manufacturer of cocoa and chocolate products, and Kraft Foods, the world’s second largest food company

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Dogged Full Year Performance By Pernod Ricard

  Dogged Full Year Performance By Pernod Ricard

Pernod Ricard, the world’s second largest spirits and wine group, has reported a 1% increase in net profit to Eur951m

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Emerging Markets Drive Heinz

  Emerging Markets Drive Heinz

Emerging markets such as China, India, Indonesia, Latin America and Russia are expected to deliver at least 20% of Heinz’s

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Solid First Half Performance By Emmi

  Solid First Half Performance By Emmi

Helped by rising international sales, Swiss dairy group Emmi has increased net profit by 21.5% to SFr39.9m (Eur31m) on sales

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Greencore Completes Disposal of Dutch Convenience Food Business

  Greencore Completes Disposal of Dutch Convenience Food Business

Leading UK and Irish convenience food manufacturer Greencore Group has completed the sale of its Netherlands-based convenience foods business, Greencore

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Good Performance From Glanbia as Irish Business Returns to Profit

  Good Performance From Glanbia as Irish Business Returns to Profit

Glanbia, the international nutritional ingredients and cheese group, has delivered strong top line revenue, profit and margin growth for the

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Strong Showing From Heineken

  Strong Showing From Heineken

Global brewer Heineken has produced a strong first half performance but remains cautious on the development of beer consumption in

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Emmi Strengthens US Cheese Business

  Emmi Strengthens US Cheese Business

Swiss cheese producer Emmi has expanded its international business with the acquisition of US cheese specialist Cypress Grove Chevre. Based

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Aryzta Makes Strategic Investments in North America, Latin America and Asia

  Aryzta Makes Strategic Investments in North America, Latin America and Asia

International speciality bakery group Aryzta is acquiring Tim Horton’s 50% share in Maidstone Bakeries, a Canadian joint venture between Aryzta

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Arla Foods Expands Cheese Production in America

  Arla Foods Expands Cheese Production in America

Arla Foods is expanding its dairy in Hollandtown, Wisconsin, in the US to match American consumers’ growing interest in ‘premium’

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Cott Extends Private Label Beverages Leadership With $500m Acquisition

Cott Corporation, the world’s largest retailer brand soft drinks company, is acquiring Cliffstar Corporation, the leading private label manufacturer of

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Sara Lee Refocusing Continues With €320m Disposal

  Sara Lee Refocusing Continues With €320m Disposal

US-based food, household and body care products group Sara Lee has completed the sale of its air care operation to

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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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