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Emmi targets US with cheese buy

Last updated on 12-Jan-2009 at 18:10 GMT2009-01-12T18:10:42Z

Switzerland-based cheese maker Emmi hopes to push itself further into the US with the acquisition of Roth Käse, reflecting a wider international focus for its products.

Despite having been present in the US market for a number of years, the company says that its hopes to extend its presence beyond Swiss cheese to include more American-style products as well.

In acquiring Roth Käse, in which the company had already held a minority stake, Emmi says it will continue to focus on expansion in a number of key global markets including the US, Germany and Italy.

The group did not disclose how much it would pay to complete the purchase.

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