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Published: Fri, 22 Sep 2017 04:13:07 GMT

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Murray Goulburn confirms approaches from suitors

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:29:00 GMT

Up-for-sale Australian dairy processor Murray Goulburn has confirmed it has had approaches from a number of suitors interested in either buying some assets or taking over the whole co-operative.

Albertsons buys meal-kit service Plated

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:50:00 GMT

US food retailing giant Albertsons has snapped up local meal-kit business Plated, the latest acquisition in a category that has grabbed the attention of grocers and manufacturers.

How sustainability is influencing M&A in the food industry

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:16:00 GMT

Ben Cooper looks at how sustainability considerations are influencing food industry mergers and acquisitions.

Suppliers to Tesco to issue data on food waste

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:20:00 GMT

More than 20 of Tesco's "largest food suppliers" are to publish data on the food waste from their own operations, the retail giant has announced.

Real Good Food gets loans from investors as Christmas inventory builds

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:15:00 GMT

Investors in Real Good Food have provided short-term loans to the embattled UK bakery and ingredients group as it builds stock ahead of the Christmas trading period.

Chinese fund to invest US$367m in Dubai food hub

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:06:00 GMT

Chinese investment business Ningxia Forward Fund Management Company has signed a deal with Dubai Holding to pump US$367m into its planned food hub in Dubai.

US canned vegetable firm McCall Farms buys rival Sager Creek from Del Monte Pacific

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:16:00 GMT

US canned vegetable specialist McCall Farms is acquiring the brands of Sager Creek Vegetable Company from Del Monte Pacific for an undisclosed sum.

ABP teams up with Men's Health on new meals range

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:10:00 GMT

Ireland-based meat giant ABP Food Group has entered into a brand licensing agreement with Men's Health, the UK lifestyle magazine and website. 

Quorn extends into chilled aisle in US

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:54:00 GMT

UK meat substitute firm Quorn Foods is expanding its US business out of the frozen foods aisle and into the chilled foods section of supermarkets.

UK chocolate maker Kinnerton expands to meet demand

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:20:00 GMT

Kinnerton, the UK chocolate owned by German confectioner Zertus, is set to hire 300 new workers to meet increased demand in the run up to Christmas.

Produce Investments chairman Neil Davidson to retire

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:48:00 GMT

UK potato supplier Produce Investments has announced chairman Neil Davidson plans to step down at the company's AGM in November.

Fonterra appoints Marc Rivers as CFO

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:00:00 GMT

New Zealand dairy cooperative Fonterra has named Marc Rivers as its new chief financial officer.

Yumsh Snacks takes Ten Acre to Canada

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:00:00 GMT

UK firm Yumsh Snacks has launched flagship brand Ten Acre in Canada.

Global action plan agreed to standardise food date labels by 2020

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 08:24:00 GMT

The Consumer Goods Forum, a network of 400 of the world's biggest consumer goods companies including Nestle, Kelloggs and Campbell Soup Co., have agreed on a so-called `call to action' plan to standardise food date labels by 2020.  

Earnings summary - General Mills profits drop but outlook reaffirmed

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 21:44:00 GMT

just-food's new way of reporting on company financials presents the key metrics in bitesize format, with analyst insight and social media comment alongside graphs illustrating a business' historical performance to give you an easy-to-read digest of the numbers you need to know.

Premium Brands buys Canadian meat maker Leadbetter Foods

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:38:00 GMT

Premium Brands Holdings has acquired full ownership of Leadbetter Foods in what the Canadian food maker said was its "next step toward building a leading specialty protein platform in Ontario".

Changes to food labelling will be a delicate issue post-Brexit

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:30:00 GMT

Once it leaves the EU, the UK will be able to frame its own food labelling legislation but what is likely to change? Ben Cooper attended a Westminster Food & Nutrition Forum Keynote Seminar last week which took "Next steps for UK food labelling policy and opportunities post-Brexit" as its theme.

US bakery business BakeMark buys Best Brands from CSM

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:07:00 GMT

US bakery business BakeMark has acquired Best Brands from its former parent CSM Bakery Solutions for an undisclosed sum.

Conagra Brands' P.F. Chang's Home Menu business launches new range of sauces 

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:41:00 GMT

US-based Asian food brand P.F. Chang's Home Menu - part of the Conagra Brands food group - is introducing a new line of sauces, aimed at inexperienced home cooks.

Sky Valley Foods targeted by investor seeking 51% share

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:44:00 GMT

Sky Valley Foods, a US maker of organic and natural salad dressings, has become the acquisition target of a private-equity firm looking to buy up 51% of its shares.