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Organic is 'in sync' with the natural and clean label trend and will go from strength to strength, says Euromonitor analyst Eva Hudson. © iStock/Antonio_Diaz

Organic and free-from in rude health as shoppers study labels

By David Burrows

Sales of free-from and organic foods have rocketed in Europe as more and more shoppers spend time looking at labels in order to identify “guilt free” purchases, according to new data from Euromonitor International.

Findus makes a range of frozen food lines

Findus’ performance may hook acquisitive investors

By Rod Addy

Findus Group’s UK arm has become a more attractive acquisition target after the global business confirmed it had experienced its second consecutive year of positive growth, although it has denied sell-off rumours.

Nearly 50 firms were involved in M&A activity in 2014, according to the new report

M&A deals to remain strong in 2015

By Nicholas Robinson

More than £20.2bn was exchanged in food and drink business mergers and acquisitions (M&As) in 2014, according to figures from Catalyst Corporate Finance (CCF).

ABP sells Silvercrest to Kepak

ABP sells Silvercrest to Kepak

By Nicholas Robinson

ABP Food Group has announced it is exiting the frozen burger market with the sale of the Irish processing plant which produced a burger containing 29.1% horsemeat.

Finnish meat firm streamlines production

Finnish meat firm streamlines production

By Arabella Mileham

Finnish meat producer Atria has announced a reorganisation at one of its plants in order to “maintain competitiveness in a tough market”.

Aspartame sales plunge for Ajinomoto

Aspartame sales plunge for Ajinomoto

By Rod Addy

Global sales of aspartame “decreased considerably” during the first quarter of Ajinomoto’s financial year, according to the company.

Delhaize to quit Singapore?

Delhaize to quit Singapore?

Belgian retailer Delhaize is considering the sale of its stake in
Singapore's Stop N Save chain after receiving an offer from an
unnamed bidder. Could this be Delhaize's solution to the problem of
reducing its massive debt...

Acatris attacks UK market

Acatris attacks UK market

Dutch-based health and food ingredients company Acatris Group is
set to expand its sales network for health ingredients in the UK.
In a statement this week, the company claimed that the UK is among
the top three countries in Europe...

El Arbol sells local stores

El Arbol sells local stores

The first stores to be sold under the restructuring plan of Spanish
food retailer El Arbol have been acquired by Extremadura-based
Lider Aliment. The company has bought seven wholly-owned stores and
a network of 70 Spar franchises...

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