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Beck's may be up for sale

Brauerei Beck & Co, the privately held German brewer of Beck's beer, said on July 16 that it was "highly likely" that its shareholders would...

Ahold buys up Net grocer

Dutch supermarkets group Koninklijke Ahold NV said on Monday it will launch a tender offer for the remaining outstanding 42 per cent of its Internet...

IAWS buys US bakery

Irish food firm IAWS Group Plc on Monday boosted its presence in the global speciality bread market by paying $55 million cash for an 80...

Beghin buys Brazilian sugar

Beghin-Say, Europe's second largest sugar group, has bought Brazilian sugar company Acucar Guarani from the Trilux group for an undisclosed sum, the French-Italian group said...

Heinz adds more sauces and bouillons to product lines

H. J. Heinz Company, the American food company, has completed the acquisition of the pasta sauce and dry bouillon and soup businesses of Borden Foods...

Canadian farmers against GM wheat

According to an executive of Monsanto, the international food group, modified wheat is on the way. On July 12, Bob Ingratta, Monsanto vice-president of regulatory...

Polish sugar plants sold to German group

On July 14, an agreement on the sale of five sugar plants of the Polish Konin-Kalisz sugar group to the German sugar concern Pfeifer &...

Corn syrup suit dismissed

An American federal judge has summarily dismissed a 6-year-old civil lawsuit alleging that the following agribusiness groups, Archer Daniels Midland Co., A.E. Staley Manufacturing Co.,...

Insolvent South Korean confectionery company nears sale

Creditors of South Korea's Haitai Confectionery will arrange 395 billion won ($304.3 million) in loans to sweeten the sale of the insolvent company to a...

Insolvent South Korean confectionery company nears sale

Creditors of South Korea's Haitai Confectionery will arrange 395 billion won ($304.3 million) in loans to sweeten the sale of the insolvent company to a...

Malaysian gov encourages food exports

In the first four months of the year, Malaysia's worldwide exports of food products reached RM1.17 billion (Euro 363 m). The figure for the entire...

Del Monte shares plunge

Shares of Singapore's Del Monte Pacific Ltd sank to an eight-month low on Monday after the processed food producer served up a profit warning. ...

Del Monte shares plunge

Shares of Singapore's Del Monte Pacific Ltd sank to an eight-month low on Monday after the processed food producer served up a profit warning. ...

Covent Garden soup Co. considers bid

The Covent Garden fresh soup plant in Modesto, US has closed down, laying off most of its 25 employees, Bee paper reports. The move...

Condensed milk for confectionery

US confectionery maker M&M/Mars will launch a new M&M variety, Dulce de Leche-Caramel Chocolate Candies, this month in San Antonio and four other cities as...

Cocoa industry reacts after "no child labour"bill

On July 13, cocoa industry players said that moves in the United States to eradicate alleged child slavery from Africa's cocoa industry via a new...

Scandal hits Mexican sugar giant

Mexico's Federal Comptroller said on Thursday that sugar giant Consorcio Azucarero Escorpion (CAZE) made false statements to receive about $11.1 million in export subsidies between...

Guarana drinks arrive in Portugal

AmBev, the Brazilian drinks group, launched its Guarana Antarctica soft drink in Portugal on July 12 in what it said was a cautious first step...

High banana prices aid Dole profits

Dole Food Co. Inc., the largest U.S.fresh fruit and vegetable producer, said on Thursday that higher banana prices, fresh fruit sales and cost-cutting upped second-quarter...

Doosan denies Interbrew interest in brewery

South Korean food and beverage company Doosan Corp said on Wednesday its talks to sell a stake in Oriental Brewery Co (OB) were at the...

Pernod Ricard choosing bidder for BWG

The French beverage group Pernod Ricard has received seven offers for BWG, its Irish and British wholesale distribution business, in a deal that could be...

Poor results for Burger King and Pillsbury

On July 12, Diageo, the UK drink company, reported strong sales and volumes at its premium drinks business but warned of a poor second half...

Soy milk producer reports slow profit growth

Hong Kong food and beverage companies Fairwood Holdings and Vitasoy International reported worse-than-expected results on Thursday, as newly-enforced mandatory pension benefits and foreign expansion ate...

Pepsico steps up race to acquire Cosmos

US soft drink giant Pepsico Inc has teamed up with the Carlyle global investment group to try to outbid San Miguel Corp in the race...

Pepsico steps up race to acquire Cosmos

US soft drink giant Pepsico Inc has teamed up with the Carlyle global investment group to try to outbid San Miguel Corp in the race...

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