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Ahold sells tea and wine activities

Dutch supermarkets group Koninklijke Ahold NV announced on Friday that it is to sell the tea and wine activities of its unit Marvelo, which manufactures...

NZ government to decide on dairy merger

The New Zealand government is likely to approve the mega-merger between the major forces in the dairy industry and give it the necessary exemption from...

Suiza goes for Dean Foods

Dairy group Suiza Foods announced on Thursday a $1.5bn bid for US Dean Foods. Dean, which had put itself on the market last month, by...

Danisco sells flexible packaging

Danish sugar, food ingredients and packaging group Danisco announced this week that is is to sell its flexible packaging unit to a new joint venture...

Danone denied funding

French dairy and biscuits Groupe Danone said it has halted construction of a global research center in Palaiseau, near Paris, after the Ile-de-France regional government...

Consumers urge ban on Starlink

Consumer and environmental groups around the globe have urged US President Bush to stop all exports of U.S. corn and food aid that may be...

Vlasic prefers Hicks offer

Hicks, Muse, Tate and Furst, the buy-out firm, beat HJ Heinz's offer for parts of bankrupt US food group Vlasic, by agreeing a deal to...

Food Association reacts to FDA

Commenting on a report by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on food industry practices related to allergens in food products, (see FoodNavigator.com news 4.4.01),...

Wessanen reinforces wellness position

Dutch-based natural food distributor and marketer Koninklijke Wessanen announced this week an expected agreement to buy a 41 per cent stake in Dutch company Natudis...

ADM takes over cocoa assests

U.S. agrifood giant Archer Daniels Midland Co. this week took control of the cocoa assets of Sifca, Ivory Coast's last big locally controlled commodities exporter...

Nestlé probiotic drink to go

Nestlé has pulled its probiotic LC1 Go! live yoghurt drink from the supermarket shelves less than three years after it was launched with a £2m...

EU clears Campbell purchase

The European Commission this week cleared the acquisition of Unilever's European Culinary Brands Businesses (ECBB) by US group Campbell Soup Co. The sale fulfills the...

Measures relax for France

The European Commission on Tuesday confirmed that measures imposed on France over foot-and-mouth disease would be relaxed and the sale and export of non-treated milk,...

Slack labelling from US food manufacturers

Despite labelling regulations as many as 25 per cent of manufacturers failed to list common ingredients that can cause potentially fatal allergic reactions, the US...

Fosters shares climb

Shares in Australian beer and wine company Foster's Brewing Group rose to a new all-time high on Monday, IndustrySearch reports. The report claims that according...

Sports nutrition market soars

The burgeoning sports nutrition market continues to gain pace, so reveals market research company Frost & Sullivan in a recent survey. According to the...

Single malt meets liqueur

Glenmorangie, the last independent distiller of single malt Scotch whiskies, on Monday took on the production and bottling of Drambuie, the liqueur made from a...

Four meals a day for the US consumer

Americans eat an average of four meals a day, according to a recent survey by market research company Mintel Consumer Intelligence. The afternoon snack...

Tyson shares nosedive

Shares in US red meat packer IBP fell sharply on Friday following the decision by chicken producer Tyson to pull out of its $3.2bn purchase...

Unilever considers closing operations in Sri Lanka

Consumer products giant, Unilever NV, is considering an end to its 64 year old production operations in Sri Lanka as rising costs and labour action...

Danone to cut and close

French dairy and biscuit company Groupe Danone SA, announced on Thursday plans to shut down six factories and to cut almost 1,200 jobs to trim...

M&S closes European stores

British high street chain Marks and Spencer is to close all its overseas stores the company announced on Thursday. The company made the move to...

E-meat marketplace launched

The meat and poultry industry have yet another new internet marketplace online.Provision X opened for business on Thursday with five suppliers including Cargill's red meat...

Kerry expands ingredients in the East

Irish food and ingredients company the Kerry Group has expanded its ingredients business in Asia by investing Euro 28 million in the acquisition and expansion...

Europe clears Pepsi merger

American snacks and soft drinks giant PepsiCo, cleared one regulatory hurdle in its plan to acquire Quaker Oats, after receiving approval from the European Commission...

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