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Polish meat processor Agro-Rydzyna's investment will help it supply 1,000 supermarkets

Polish meat business to invest €26m in new factory

By Jaroslaw Adamowski

Polish meat business Agro-Rydzyna plans to invest PLN 110 million (€26 million) by 2020 to increase production at its Kłoda meat plant and build another processing facility in Poland

Plukon Food Group previously confirmed at least 800 Duc jobs would be saved

Shareholders vote to save struggling Duc

By Oscar Rousseau

Shareholders at French poultry giant Duc have voted, in an extraordinary general assembly, to increase their share capital and complete the company’s takeover by Plukon Food Group.

Despite the resignation, MHP's share price increased on the London Stock Exchange on 19 July

MHP chairman resigns, cites family reasons

By Oscar Rousseau

Charles Adriaenssen, chairman of Ukrainian agro-industrial company MHP, has stepped down after a decade at the helm of the feed and meat business. 

The halal company has a market capitalisation of £14.6m

Ecommerce halal meat firm floats on LSX

By Oscar Rousseau

Malaysian-based DagangHalal, an e-commerce trading platform for halal-verified products, has floated on the London Stock Exchange’s (LSX) market for small but high-growth firms.

Potts: now owns 1,002,881 shares following the latest purchase

Morrisons boss puts money where his mouth is

By Noli Dinkovski

Morrisons ceo David Potts has demonstrated his confidence in turning around the fortunes of the retailer by investing a further £360,000 in shares.

Last month Domty was the largest producer of cheese using Tetra Pak packaging in the world, for the third year running. ©

Domty announces $144m IPO details

By Eliot Beer

Egypt’s Domty has released details of its forthcoming initial public offering (IPO), with plans to sell 49% of the company for up to US$144m.

Investor confidence has been boosted by Zambeef's strong LSE performance

Zambeef shares double in price

By Oscar Rousseau

Share prices in Zambeef Products, one of Zambia’s most prominent agribusinesses, have doubled in two months on the London Stock Exchange (LSE).

Saudi food giant Almarai may buy a US$1.5bn stake in the UAE’s National Food Products Company (NFPC). (

Almarai in $1.5bn NFPC possible purchase

By Eliot Beer

Saudi food giant Almarai may buy a US$1.5bn stake in the UAE’s National Food Products Company (NFPC), as the Saudi firm ups its dividend payment and plans to boost its equity. 

 The company said it will shift to more premium products to remain competitive in 2015.

Unilever share price soars as sales rise 12%

By Joyeeta Basu

Unilever share prices surged more than 4% within a few hours of the company announcing that its first quarter sales had risen 12.3% to €12.8bn, exceeding expectations.

Tate & Lyle said it expected to finalise a plan to maximise returns from Splenda by the end of the month.

Ajinomoto denies Splenda buyout rumours


Ajinomoto has denied claims published in the UK’s Telegraph newspaper that it was eyeing Tate & Lyle’s Splenda sucralose business.

Stock market prices were used to determine costs of food recalls

Recall class biggest factor on bottom line

By Joseph James Whitworth

The class of a recall is the most impactful factor on bottom line when a firm faces a meat or poultry recall, according to research.

Premier Foods’s shares have delivered 'a truly awful' performance this year, said Shore Capital

Premier Foods delivers ‘awful’ stock performance

By Michael Stones

Premier Foods has delivered “a truly awful 2014 stock performance”, despite making solid restructuring progress, said City analyst Shore Capital, ahead of the firm’s third-quarter trading results, due for release later this week.

Unilever's share price fell 3.7% in LSE trading on Tuesday morning

Unilever warns of emerging market slowdown


Unilever has warned of a slowdown in emerging markets, in a surprise market update that saw its share price tumble in early trading on Tuesday.

DuPont succeeds in Danisco bid

DuPont succeeds in Danisco bid

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

US chemical group DuPont has successfully completed its tender offer for Danisco, as 92.2 percent of outstanding shares in the Danish food ingredients firm were tendered by Friday’s deadline, DuPont said on Monday.

UK stock market regulation crucial to food prices, say economists

UK stock market regulation crucial to food prices, say economists

By Jess Halliday in London

Regulating food speculation in the City of London is the lynchpin to preventing volatility over food prices, say economists, as parallel measures on both sides of the Atlantic will block traders conducting secretive deals wherever they can.

Kraft silent on pension freeze impact for Cadbury

Kraft silent on pension freeze impact for Cadbury

By Jane Byrne

Kraft has announced that it will begin to end pension increases for current and non-union hourly employees from year end 2019 but the US food group did not provide any clues in regulatory filings as to the future of the 100-year-old Cadbury pension fund.


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