Danisco, hungry to boost its presence in cardiovascular health, has taken a minority stake in a New Zealand-based manufacturer of what it claims is a high concentrate beta-glucan.
The European Commission has published a new proposal to simplify company mergers and divisions, thereby reducing the administrative burden, especially for SMEs.
Monsanto has found a buyer for its bovine somatotropin growth hormone, despite growing concern in the US over the use of such products in dairy cattle, as manufacturers continue to...
An initial investigation of the European Competition Commission into the proposed merger of dairy cooperatives Friesland Foods and Campina has raised serious concerns, prompting the launch of an in-depth investigation.
Danisco has obtained European approval for its planned acquisition of ABF Ingredients' Abitec emulsifier business, which is expected to strengthen its position in some key European markets.
Swedish packaging firm Tetra Pak has acquired the assets of two Australian food processing companies, strengthening its portfolio of solutions for cheese and dairy powder.
This week, producers keen to purchase Australia-based Dairy Farmers are set to receive initial regulatory guidance and Nordic cheese manufacturers attempt to fight back against demand for French and Italian...
Danisco plans to further strengthen its health and nutrition ingredients offering in areas in which it is not a market leader, as it positions to for a bio-based future.
This week, Nestle continues to profit from its nutrition focus and the Bel Group looks to expand into Czech cheese production.
The European Commission (EC) has given the go ahead to the acquisition of Stork Food Systems (SFS) by Marel after an investigation by the European competition authorities.
Netherlands-based dairy rivals, Friesland Foods and Campina, have yesterday reached an agreement to combine their operations in a bid to maximize returns from their milk supply.
Danone remains tight-lipped over reports that it hopes to merge a number of rival companies run by the founder of its Chinese joint venture partner Wahaha into its own operations...
First Milk, a leading UK dairy cooperative, is reassessing its growth plans after merger talks with national rival Milk Link were mutually called off yesterday.
Danone yesterday remained tight lipped over the possibility of making an imminent acquisition into India's high growth dairy market, as part of the company's longstanding expansion aims for the country.
Friesland Foods and Campina revealed today that exploratory talks are underway to merge into a global dairy giant - and Campina CEO Justin Sanders is standing down "to give the...
Chr Hansen has signed a conditional agreement to buy Swedish Arla Foods' subsidiary Medipharm, a deal which will strengthen the Danish firm's probiotic activities.
Two of the UK's leading farmer-owned dairy businesses have today revealed that they are in advanced discussion over a merger of their operations.
Nestle expects to significantly reduce its acquisitions spending for the foreseeable future following a hectic twelve month period of expansion.
Groupe Danone expects to conclude its acquisition of nutrition company Numico in the first half of November, the two companies said today, setting a timetable for the French group's bid...
Lactalis has acquired a majority stake in Czech dairy Mlekarna Kunin as it looks to tap into the potential for dairy products in the country.
Danisco has cut a deal to sell its flavours division to Firmenich that will let it focus resources on its bioingredients, texturants and sweeteners competencies - while still keeping some...
Safety and innovation were on the agenda this week, when the head of French dairy group Lactalis met with the Croatian vice president to discuss the company's plans for rejuvenating...
New Zealand billionaire Graeme Hart is now set to take over SIG Holding, creating a rival to Tetra Pak in the beverage packaging market.
French dairy group Danone has bought complete control of its Japanese joint venture, lured by the promise of riches from rapidly growing consumer demand for healthy dairy products.
One of the UK's largest dairy machine manufacturers will continue to operate as an independent company following its acquisition by Tetra Laval this month.