Manufacturers

Saputo's takeover of Murray Goulburn is expected to close in the first half of 2018.

Saputo to take over Murray Goulburn for $1bn

By Jim Cornall

After many rumors over the potential sale of Australia’s Murray Goulburn Co-Operative Co. Limited, Canadian dairy company Saputo Inc. has emerged as the company that will take over the cooperative.

With the acquisition of Vigor, Grupo Lala will gain some leading Brazilian yogurt and cheese brands.

Grupo Lala completes Vigor Alimentos acquisition

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Grupo Lala has completed the acquisition of a 99.9% share of Brazilian dairy company Vigor Alimentos, S.A. in a deal worth $1.3bn, aligning with the company’s strategy of expanding its value-added dairy business in South America.

Emmi says its fondue will benefit from the deal.

News in Brief

Emmi takes control of Mexideli

By Jim Cornall

Swiss dairy company Emmi is increasing its stake in Mexideli 2000 Holding SA de CV from 50% to 51%, meaning it now holds a majority stake in the company.

Willi-Food said the ending of the agreement could significantly affect results.

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Arla Foods ends Willi-Food exclusive distribution agreement

By Jim Cornall

Israeli food company G. Willi-Food International Ltd., which specializes in the development, marketing and international distribution of kosher foods, has announced the company's wholly-owned subsidiary, Gold Frost Ltd., received notice from Arla...

Fonterra's Te Rapa site is one of those to have benefitted from an expansion.

Foodservice grows to NZ$2bn business for Fonterra

By Jim Cornall

Fonterra’s Foodservice business, Anchor Food Professionals, has become New Zealand’s sixth biggest export business, having generated more than NZ$2bn (US$1.4bn) in annual revenue over the past year.