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Danone to Dispose of Stake in Wimm-Bill-Dann Foods

  Danone to Dispose of Stake in Wimm-Bill-Dann Foods

Danone has agreed to sell its 18.4% stake in Wimm-Bill-Dann Foods to the Russian food group for a total consideration

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Kerry Group Confirms Offer For Newmarket Co-operative Creameries

  Kerry Group Confirms Offer For Newmarket Co-operative Creameries

Kerry Group, the international ingredients, flavours and consumer foods group, has confirmed the terms of its offer to acquire Irish

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Resilient First Half From Greggs

  Resilient First Half From Greggs

Greggs, the UK’s largest retail baker, increased total group sales in the 26 weeks ended 3rd July 2010 by 2.9%

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Unilever Acquires Danish Ice Cream Business From TINE

  Unilever Acquires Danish Ice Cream Business From TINE

Unilever is acquiring Diplom-Is, a Danish ice cream business, from TINE, the Norwegian dairy group, for an undisclosed price. Employing

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VION Investment Programme Creates 250 New Jobs in Scotland

  VION Investment Programme Creates 250 New Jobs in Scotland

Netherlands-based VION, Europe’s largest fresh meat group, is creating an additional 250 jobs within its Scottish operations. A multi-million pound

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Generation Brew – Young British Coffee Drinkers Not Satisfied With a Cup of Instant

New research from YouGov SixthSense reveals that a generational divide exists in UK coffee consumption. 83% of over 55s has

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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

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Sara Lee Searches For New Head

  Sara Lee Searches For New Head

US and international food and beverage group Sara Lee has announced that Brenda Barnes is stepping down permanently from the

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Hero Disposes of French Fruit Dessert Business

Swiss and international consumer food group Hero is selling its French fruit dessert business to Charles Faraud, which is majority

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Northern Foods to Sell Dalepak Frozen Foods

  Northern Foods to Sell Dalepak Frozen Foods

UK convenience foods producer Northern Foods has agreed to sell Dalepak Frozen Foods to the Irish Food Processors Group, one

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Recession Boosts Domestic/local Spirits at Expense of International Brands

  Recession Boosts Domestic/local Spirits at Expense of International Brands

2009 was not a good year for multinational spirits companies. Euromonitor International’s ‘2010 Millionaires’ ranking saw total volumes of international

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First Milk and Morrisons to Reduce Energy Consumption on British Farms

  First Milk and Morrisons to Reduce Energy Consumption on British Farms

First Milk, the UK’s largest farmer-owned dairy business, and Morrisons supermarkets have set up a strategic partnership to improve sustainability

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CVC Capital Partners to Acquire Autobar Group

Private equity group CVC Capital Partners is acquiring a majority stake in Autobar Group from Charterhouse Capital Partners, which will

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Cadbury Acquisition Drives Profit at Kraft Foods

  Cadbury Acquisition Drives Profit at Kraft Foods

The acquisition of Cadbury has helped Kraft Foods to report higher than expected second quarter profit despite a decline in

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Milk Link to Launch I Can’t Believe It’s Not Cheddar in the UK

  Milk Link to Launch I Can’t Believe It’s Not Cheddar in the UK

UK dairy co-operative Milk Link is planning to launch I Can’t Believe It’s Not Cheddar, a new cheese product that

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Further International Development by Yoplait

  Further International Development by Yoplait

Yoplait Group of France has granted exclusive franchise rights for the manufacture and distribution of Yoplait branded fresh dairy products,

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Belgian Brewer Expands Through Acquisition

Belgian brewer Duvel Moortgat is expanding its portfolio of speciality beers with the acquisition of Antwerp-based Brouwerij De Koninck for

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Unilever Predicts Continued Slow Economic Growth

  Unilever Predicts Continued Slow Economic Growth

Unilever has reported a 35% increase in net profit to Eur2.21b on turnover ahead by 9.7% to Eur21.89b with underlying

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Spirited First Half Performance by Campari

Benefiting from good consumption momentum across key brand and markets, the consolidation of its Wild Turkey acquisition and an easy

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First Half Loss For Pieno Zvaigzdes

Lithuanian dairy company Pieno Zvaigzdes has reported a loss of LTL0.8m (Eur0.2m) for the first half of 2010 compared to

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Premier Foods Increases Branded Sales in First Half

  Premier Foods Increases Branded Sales in First Half

Premier Foods, the UK’s largest domestic food processor, has increased operating profit by £40m to £67m for the six months

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Nichols Outperforms UK Soft Drinks Market

  Nichols Outperforms UK Soft Drinks Market

Nichols, the soft drinks group, has increased profit before tax by 39% to £6.0m on sales ahead by 17.8% to

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Cloned Meat Entered UK Food Chain

The Food Standards Agency in the UK has confirmed that meat from a cloned animal has entered the British food

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Arrow Group in the Red

Arrow Group has posted a Eur1.9m pre-tax loss on revenue down 18% to Eur340m for 2009, compared to a pre-tax

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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

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Nestle Enters Clinical Nutrition Products Market

  Nestle Enters Clinical Nutrition Products Market

Nestle has completed the acquisition of Vitaflo, a Liverpool-based global provider of clinical nutritional products which has enjoyed double-digit growth

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Rectory Foods Expands in Eastern Europe

Rectory Foods, the UK-based supplier of poultry, red meat, fruit and vegetables and food ingredients to the food service, wholesale,

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Cargill Supports Unilever’s Drive to Use Sustainable Palm Oil

Cargill has entered into a supply agreement to provide Unilever’s European operations with 10,000 metric tonnes of segregated refined palm

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Danone Strengthens Probiotic Business

  Danone Strengthens Probiotic Business

Danone has signed exclusive 10 years licence agreements with Probi, providing the French food and beverage giant with exclusive rights

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Roshen Investing €8m to Modernise Lithuanian Factory

  Roshen Investing €8m to Modernise Lithuanian Factory

Roshen Confectionery Corporation will invest Eur3.2m towards the end of 2010 in new production lines as the first phase of

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AB InBev Loses EU Trade Mark Decision

  AB InBev Loses EU Trade Mark Decision

The European Court of Justice, the top court in the European Union, has upheld earlier rulings by the European trade

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Kellogg Expanding European HQ

  Kellogg Expanding European HQ

Kellogg is creating fifty new jobs at its European headquarters at Swords in Ireland. The world’s largest breakfast cereal manufacturer

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Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard Appoints Commercial Director

Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard has appointment Denis O’Flynn as commercial director Ireland. Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard is Ireland’s leading spirits

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Europe’s Leading Canned Seafood Company Sold For €680m

  Europe’s Leading Canned Seafood Company Sold For €680m

Thai Union Frozen Products, Thailand’s major processor and exporter of canned and frozen seafood, is acquiring MW Brands, Europe’s leading

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Lactalis Acquires Rachel’s Organic

  Lactalis Acquires Rachel’s Organic

French and international dairy group Lactalis has extended its UK interests with the acquisition of Rachel’s Organic, the Welsh company

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Simply Fresh Foods Acquired by Morrisons

  Simply Fresh Foods Acquired by Morrisons

Morrisons, the UK’s fourth largest supermarket group, has expanded its manufacturing division with the acquisition of Simply Fresh Foods, a

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Interim Profits Stable at Coca-Cola Hellenic

Coca-Cola Hellenic, which is one of the largest bottlers of Coca-Cola products in the world and the biggest in Europe,

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Danone to Sell Stake in Chinese Juice Business For €200m

  Danone to Sell Stake in Chinese Juice Business For €200m

Danone has agreed to sell its 22.98% shareholding in China Huiyuan Juice Group, which is listed on the Hong Kong

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Shortlist for 2010 UK Community Partnership Awards

  Shortlist for 2010 UK Community Partnership Awards

The British Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has unveiled the final shortlist for its annual Community Partnership Awards. FDF’s Community

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Pernod Ricard Reorganises Premium Wine and International Vodka Businesses

  Pernod Ricard Reorganises Premium Wine and International Vodka Businesses

Global wines and spirits group Pernod Ricard has reorganised its premium wines and vodka businesses. A new brand company called

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PureCircle Wins Major Global Contracts

PureCircle, the world’s leading producer of high purity stevia products, has won a number of new contracts with major food

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Steady Volume and Sales Growth at Danone

  Steady Volume and Sales Growth at Danone

French food and beverage giant Danone has reported an 11.2% increase in consolidated sales to Eur8.35b in the first half

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Nestle Chief Backs Move for Harsher Climate Change Targets

  Nestle Chief Backs Move for Harsher Climate Change Targets

Paul Bulcke, chief executive of Nestle, supports the move to drive the European Union to toughen greenhouse gas emissions reduction

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First Half Sales Surge at Roshen Confectionery

  First Half Sales Surge at Roshen Confectionery

Roshen Confectionery Corporation has reported a 35% increase in sales to US$425m in the first half of 2010. Total confectionary

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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

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EBRD Supports Atlantic Grupa’s Expansion

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is supporting regional corporate consolidation in south-eastern Europe and the development of

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Ambitious Three Year Development Strategy For Irish Seafood Industry

  Ambitious Three Year Development Strategy For Irish Seafood Industry

An ambitious development strategy for the Irish seafood sector has been unveiled. The three year strategy, drafted in consultation with

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Europastry Investing €20m in 2010 as Sales Set to Reach €385m

  Europastry Investing €20m in 2010 as Sales Set to Reach €385m

Europastry is investing Eur20m this year to expand its production and logistics capacity in Spain. The Spanish and international bakery

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Nestle Establishes a New Hub for Innovation in Beverages

  Nestle Establishes a New Hub for Innovation in Beverages

In response to the growing demand for coffee mixes, Nestle has created a new hub for innovation in beverages. This

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Foster’s Renames Global Wine Business

Australian brewer Foster’s has renamed its troubled, global wine business as Treasury Wine Estates in advance of a planned demerger

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