Consolidation

Yashili New Zealand Dairy is a joint venture between Yashili and Mengniu established in 2012.

Danone invests in Yashili New Zealand

By Jim Cornall

Danone and Yashili, a division of China’s Mengniu Dairy Co, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) whereby Danone acquires 49% of the shares of the dairy company Yashili New Zealand Dairy Co.

Arla said it is too early to disclose the total number of jobs that will be added or removed by the ongoing work, however the company expects the net number of positions to be lower.

More than 350 jobs at risk as Arla Foods starts changes

By Jim Cornall

More than 160 jobs are at risk as Arla Foods UK plans a reorganization of its cheese business and warehouse network, with another 195 people affected in support functions, primarily at the cooperative’s Aarhus, Denmark headquarters.

Hochdorf plans to expand Bimbosan's Swiss market share and grow internationally in China, Indonesia and Nigeria.

Hochdorf acquires Swiss baby care company Bimbosan

By Jim Cornall

Swiss nutrition company Hochdorf Swiss Nutrition Ltd has acquired the Swiss baby care producer Bimbosan AG in a cash and share deal (10% treasury shares) for an estimated price of CHF 30m, which the company said represents approximately 2.5x and 13x EBITDA...

Adecoagro is the largest raw milk producer in Argentina, producing more than 270,000 liters of raw milk per day.

SanCor accepts Adecoagro offer

By Jim Cornall

Last week, Argentine dairy cooperative SanCor Cooperativas Unidas Limitada, held an extraordinary assembly, during which the terms and conditions of the investment and association offer submitted by Adecoagro S.A. were considered and approved unanimously.

Adecoagro is currently expanding its dairy operations, and expects to double its current capacity over the next 15 months.

Adecoagro submits proposal to partner with SanCor

By Jim Cornall

Adecoagro, an agro-industrial company in South America, has submitted an investment proposal to partner with Argentinian dairy company SanCor to develop and expand the business.

The ability to add new products to its portfolio is one of the reasons Meadow Foods has purchased Welsh dairy company Roil Foods.

Meadow Foods takes over Roil Foods

By Jim Cornall

Meadow Foods, the UK’s largest independently-owned dairy group and a supplier of ingredients to the food industry, has acquired Roil Foods Limited.

Granarolo is looking to expand in the UK chilled food market through the acquisition.

Granarolo acquires Midland Food Group

By Jim Cornall

Through its UK-based subsidiary, Italian-owned agro-industrial company Granarolo has acquired Midland Food Group, a consolidated chilled, ambient and frozen foods distributor in the UK.

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