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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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%.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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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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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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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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

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