DuPont’s €4.9bn acquisition of Danish probiotics and sweeteners specialist Danisco this week is vindication of the increasing economic viability of functional foods, according to analysts.
Schreiber Foods is to acquire Dean Foods’ customer-brand yoghurt business in a bid to increase the company’s production and distribution facilities.
Dean Food’s shares jumped up by over 11 per cent on Friday as hedge fund firm Appaloosa Management acquired a 7.35 per cent stake in Dean Foods.
Arla Foods is in merger talks with the German dairy co-operative Hansa-Milch as it looks to broaden its portfolio and improve its negotiating position with customers in the country.
Arla Foods has revealed that it is in merger talks with the German dairy co-operative Hansa-Milch.
RPC Group has unveiled plans to acquire Superfos for €240m (₤205m) in a bid to boost its product portfolio, technical know-how, and geographical reach.
PepsiCo has revealed plans to acquire Wimm-Bill-Dann Foods in a $5.4bn deal that it sees as an opportunity to open up new dairy opportunities.
Danone and Unimilk have finalised the merger of their fresh dairy businesses in Russia and other CIS countries, creating a new entity with annual sales of about €1.5bn.
Silgan Holdings announced this week that it has acquired IPEC, a plastic closure manufacturer that serves primarily the North American dairy and juice markets.
Danone has signed an agreement to acquire YoCream, the leading producer of frozen yogurt in the US, for $103m.
General Mills agreed to buy the Mountain High Yoghurt business and Mountain High brand from Dean Foods, the company has said.
Emmi is to gain the brand rights to Onken yoghurt as part of its wider plan to further its sales growth in the UK and Germany.
Vietnam-based Vinamilk has placed a €30m order with GEA Process Engineering for two complete dairy processing lines to be used in the production of infant formula.
Scotland’s leading independent dairy business, Graham’s, has boosted its share of the regions’ milk market by buying out rival Claymore Dairies amid the current highly competitive trading environment for the...
Arla Foods is to join First Milk and Milk Link as a shareholder in the joint venture company Westbury Dairies.
Amcor said its full year profits fell by 13.5 per cent to A$182m (US$ 161.4m) as it revealed the cost of taking over rival Alcan was A$226m.
Lactalis has secured regulatory approval from the EU to buy Puleva Foods - the dairy arm of Spanish food giant Ebo Puvela.
Bemis has completed the sell-off of two flexible packaging operations to Exopack Holdings for US$82m.
Ocean Nutrition Canada (ONC) has added a new microencapsulation technology to its offerings buy purchasing a five-year license to the fish oil business and encapsulation technology of Austrian tech firm,...
Irish Dairy Board subsidiaries Kerrygold Company and North Downs Dairy are to merge their operations to create a £335m business called Adams Foods.
Directors of Germany’s largest dairy company, Nordmilch, and Humana MilchIndustrie have proposed a merger to aid survival in a competitive international market.
Danone and Unimilk have agreed to merge their Russian and CIS dairy businesses to create a new entity with annual sales of about €1.5bn.
R&R Ice Cream is expanding its reach abroad with the planned acquisition of France’s third largest ice cream manufacturer.
Emmi has signed an agreement to buy specialty cheese producer Fromalp in an effort to further boost its international sales.
Mocon Inc has prioritised the development of a pathogen screening process for a range of foods after announcing it has acquired a 16.9 per cent stake in Irish company...