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Cadbury concerned by PepsiCo's Quaker deal

The British beverage and confectionery group, Cadbury Schweppes, has warned the US Federal Trade Commission that the proposed US$ 13.3bn acquisition of Quaker Oats by...

Bernard Matthews tenders for New Zealand meat

UK meat company Bernard Matthews Holdings would like control of Richmond Ltd, New Zealand's biggest publicly traded meat processor, to supply its growing said, IndustrySearch...

Carlsberg to take control of Turk Tuborg

The Danish brewer Carlsberg announced on May 31 a $52m deal that will give it control of the second-largest Turkish beer manufacturer Turk Tuborg, reports...

Unilever sells brands

The Anglo-Dutch consumer products giant Unilever announced on May 31 it is to sell several American brands from Bestfoods, which is acquired last year for...

New Zealand dairy merger on hold

The heads of Global Dairy (GlobalCo) and key dairy processors Kiwi Cooperative Dairies and New Zealand Dairy Group attended a media conference on May 30...

Hansen buys toddler juice

US natural beverage company Hansen Natural Corporation announced on Wednesday that it has acquired the US Junior Juice brand. Junior Juice is targeted at...

Eridania Béghin-Say finalises split

After the merger of Béghin-Say with the sugar and agro-industrial activities of Eridania in 1992, the Eridania Béghin-Say group, a leader in the agro-industrial industry,...

Pernod sell Italian flavours to Kerry

French drinks group Pernod Ricard has reached an agreement in principle to sell its fully-owned subsidiary San Giorgio Flavours (Italy) to Kerry Group, a global...

Greater market presence for Galaxy Nutritional Foods

Galaxy Nutritional Foods, Inc., an American producer of plant based, health-promoting dairy and dairy related alternatives, has contracted with Balboa Dessert Company, a custom dessert...

Sainsbury's "on recovery track", CEO claims

UK supermarket giant J Sainsbury claimed to be fighting back in the battle of the supermarkets, UK paper The Independent reports. Despite a reported...

Northern Foods profits going up

On May 30th, Northern Foods, the UK supermarket supplier, reported a 4 per cent increase in full-year profits as it benefited from improved sales and...

Cadbury on track for growth

Cadbury Schweppes, the UK confectionery and soft drinks group, said on Wednesday that it was on target to deliver underlying annual earnings growth of 10...

Coca-Cola to recall fruit soda in Belgium

Coca-Cola, the American soft drink company, announced on May 28th that it is withdrawing 700,000 bottles of Fanta-Pomelo, a grapefruit flavoured soda marketed in Belgium,...

Rumours of UK milk merger

Rumours are afoot that the two leading dairies in the UK will merge, the BBC reports. Speculation started after after a reported meeting between the...

Indian starch business to liquidate

Indian company B M Thapar group is to liquidate its starch business Bharat Starch, Indian paper the Economic Times reports. This follows the company's selling...

M&S to rethink food activities

Struggling British retailer Marks and Spencer Plc is considering a shake-up of its food activities, one of the more stable areas of its business, in...

Greenpeace barricades Nestlé factory

In a bid to stop "genetically engineered food contamination" Greenpeace activists chained themselves to the entrance of a Nestle factory in Hong Kong on Monday....

Hypermarkets in Thailand gain ground

Hypermarkets in Thailand are taking the place of supermarkets, reports the Bangkok Post. According to a survey, "Thailand's Shopping Habits", released this week by ACNielsen...

Aarhus profit margin on the up

Danish oils and and oleochemicals company Aarhus Oliefabrik on Monday reported an operating income improvement of DKK 6.2 million to DKK 18.6 million for the...

Well-being driving the consumer

Looking good and feeling good are the two major preoccupations for the consumer, state market analysts Datamonitor in a recent report. In 2000 vanity...

Interbrew given second chance

The UK High Court on Friday advised Stephen Byers, trade and industry secretary, that he would have to reconsider his decision to force Interbrew, the...

Canada predicts record soy crop

Soybean acreage is expected to climb 4 per cent, opening the door for a potential record soybean crop, according to U.S. ag attaché in Canada,...

Unilever on target

Ango-Dutch consumer products giant Unilever expects to save £200m a year from the sale of 1,200 global brands well ahead of its initial five-year deadline,...

California growers impose energy surcharge

Faced with the highest power costs in its history, California Fresh Tomato Grower Exchange members announced an energy surcharge on all sales. The edict took...

Zespri: profitable first year

Zespri, the New Zealand kiwi fruit marketer finished its first financial year as a grower-shareholder owned company in "reasonable shape", according to executive chairman, Doug...