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Red Bull fights Pit Bull filler to EU court defeat

Red Bull fights Pit Bull filler to EU court defeat

By Ben Bouckley

Simply filling a soft drink bearing a trademarked brand name does not itself violate an EU directive regarding use of that sign, according to the European Court of Justice (CJEU) in a high-profile ruling involving Red Bull.

In a jam? Premier's sale of its Irish Brands led analyst Graham Jones to question its cash generating ability

Premier Food’s Irish brands sale raises cash fears

By Mike Stones

The £34.7M sale of Premier Foods’ four Irish brands, Chivers, Gateaux, McDonnells and the Erin licence, to the Boyne Valley Group underline worries about the food giant’s ability to generate cash, one leading analyst has warned.

Source: Kandia

Second buys third in Romanian chocolate race

By Oliver Nieburg

The second largest player on the Romanian chocolate market Kandia Dulce has acquired former competitor Supreme Chocolat, the third largest player, which could put pressure on market leader Kraft, according to an analyst.

Orkla offloads bakery business to retail group

Orkla offloads bakery business to retail group

By Oliver Nieburg

Norwegian firm Orkla Brands has announced the sale of its bakery unit Bakers to the retail group NorgesGruppen for an undisclosed fee as retailers augment their dominance on the Norwegian bakery market.

Deal in the can: Baxters has acquired Fray Bentos from Princes for an undisclosed sum

Baxters buys Fray Bentos for ‘undisclosed’ sum

By Dan Colombini

Scottish food group Baxters has moved to secure a “strong foothold” in the canned meat market after completing a deal with Princes for the acquisition of the Fray Bentos brand.

Splenda performance: High intensity sweetener volumes were particularly strong, up 17% on the first half of last year

High-value ingredients boost Tate & Lyle results

By Lynda Searby

Tate & Lyle has delivered a solid first-half performance thanks to strong by-product returns, high-volume sucralose sales and performance-focused measures implemented under its new chief executive.

Fonterra fears NZ $20m daily milk loss due to massive gas leak

Fonterra fears NZ $20m daily milk loss due to massive gas leak

By Ben Bouckley

Fonterra says it fears it will lose around NZ $20m of milk a day after it was forced to close 15 of its 17 processing sites on North Island, following a break in a gas pipeline on Monday that led to operator Vector requesting that businesses do not use...

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