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Cadbury goes forward with Orangina

On August 23, the British food and beverage group Cadbury Schweppes removed an obstacle to its takeover of Orangina-Pampryl after the works council of the...

Lion Nathan - Allied Domecq, the end of the battle

On August 24, the Australasian beverage company Lion Nathan ended a long battle for control of the New Zealand winemaker Montana Group when it said...

Anheuser Busch looks into India's beer market

The American brewing group Anheuser-Busch Cos. reportedly is interested in purchasing a 26 per cent stake in India's largest brewer United Breweries, reports the St....

Heinz & McCain acquire Anchor Foods

McCain Foods Limited will acquire the production facilities and food service business of Anchor Food Products Inc. in a three-party transaction. H.J. Heinz Company will...

Expansion in America for New Zealand Milk

New Zealand Milk has signed agreements giving it responsibility for handling 70 per cent of exports of skimmed milk powder from the United States, and...

Raisio releases H1 results

The Finnish food and chemicals group Raisio reported a more upbeat set of first-half figures, but continued to perform below expectations in some divisions, the...

Youth groups are essential to soft drinks market

According to Datamonitor's new report, "Targeting Soft Drinks to Youths,", the potential of the youth soft drinks market is huge; US teenagers now consume twice...

Nestlé reports H1 results

Nestlé delivers strong sales and earnings per share growthDuring the first six months of 2001, the Nestlé Group continued last year's performance. Consolidated sales...

Sell off continues for bankrupt for Imperial Sugar

Imperial Sugar Company, the bankrupt US sugar giant, announced this week that it has agreed to sell its Michigan Sugar operations to Michigan Sugar Beet...

Scots lead the way in online business

Companies the world over may still be sceptical about the benefits of the Internet but one small country in Europe appears to be taking the...

Lion may launch full bid on Montana

The Australasian brewer Lion Nathan is in the process of reducing its stake in the New Zealand winemaker Montana to around 44 per cent from...

NZ ingredients to sell US skim milk

NZMP, the ingredients business of Dairy Board, the New Zealand Dairy giant, looks set to sell the bulk of American skim milk powder exports. The...

Ajinomoto and Honen merge operations

Honen Corp. and Ajinomoto Oil Mills Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of seasoning maker Ajinomoto Co., will integrate their operations on April 1, 2002 to...

No sales of Beck's soft drinks planned

On August 19, the Belgian brewing company Interbrew denied that it was preparing to sell the glass packaging and soft drinks arms of Beck's, the...

Unilever sells seafood business

The Anglo-Dutch consumer products group Unilever announced on August 17 that it has signed a definitive agreement to sell its North American seafood businesses to...

H1 results for Degussa

Despite difficult economic conditions, the German group providing specialty chemicals Degussa stands firm and does not forecast changes for the full year 2001. EBITA...

Nestlé sells its UK ice cream business

Nestlé said that after nine years of losses in the notoriously competitive UK ice cream market it was in discussions to sell its Zoom lollies...

Q1 results for Galaxy Nutritional Foods

The American producer of nutritional supplements Galaxy Nutritional Foods announced results for its first quarter ended June 30, 2001. Net sales increased 5 per cent...

Less a joint-venture, more a partnership

The American beverage group Coca-Cola Company and Procter & Gamble Co., the US consumer products giant, are discussing scaling down a planned joint venture combining...

Argentine's premium wines do well abroad

Argentinean sales of premium wine abroad rose 22 per cent in the first half of this year reaching almost US$60m (Euro65.473m) with an increase of...

Danisco moves into Australasia

On August 15, The Danish food ingredients company Danisco purchased Germantown from the Australian-based firm Goodman Fielder. Germantown is a leading supplier of texturants in...

Lion sells Montana's shares

The Australasian brewer Lion Nathan has failed in its last-ditch legal challenge to try to stall a New Zealand Stock Exchange ruling requiring it to...

Analysts anticipate profit leap for Numico

Dutch food group Numico NV is expected to report a 21 per cent rise in first half net profit before goodwill this week, bolstered by...

More e-procurement for Kraft

On August 13, the American company providing sourcing applications B2eMarkets, Inc. announced the expansion of a pilot program with Kraft Foods North America, Inc. (KFNA),...

Webvan auctions technology platform

Recently bankrupt e-retailer Webvan Group, Inc. announced this week that it is in the process of solliciting bids for the purchase of its business units,...

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