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Bellamy's has a new CEO, with Andrew Cohen temporarily at the helm.

Shares down as Bellamy’s returns to trading

By Jim Cornall

There have been changes at Australian formula makers Bellamy’s as CEO Laura McBain has stepped down and been immediately replaced with former COO Andrew Cohen taking over in a temporary capacity.

Last month Domty was the largest producer of cheese using Tetra Pak packaging in the world, for the third year running. © iStock.com

Domty announces $144m IPO details

By Eliot Beer

Egypt’s Domty has released details of its forthcoming initial public offering (IPO), with plans to sell 49% of the company for up to US$144m.

Nestlé is still feeling the impact of the Maggi noodles incident

Nestlé results show Maggi incident still hurts

By Laurence Gibbons

Nestlé’s still suffering from its Indian Maggi noodle recall and has lost touch with the Chinese consumer, hitting growth for the global food and drink manufacturer, according to market analysts.

Saudi food giant Almarai may buy a US$1.5bn stake in the UAE’s National Food Products Company (NFPC). (image:iStock.com)

Almarai in $1.5bn NFPC possible purchase

By Eliot Beer

Saudi food giant Almarai may buy a US$1.5bn stake in the UAE’s National Food Products Company (NFPC), as the Saudi firm ups its dividend payment and plans to boost its equity. 

Tate & Lyle said it expected to finalise a plan to maximise returns from Splenda by the end of the month.

Ajinomoto denies Splenda buyout rumours

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Ajinomoto has denied claims published in the UK’s Telegraph newspaper that it was eyeing Tate & Lyle’s Splenda sucralose business.

If Bright Food does acquire Weetabix in full it will inherit a 'stable of established international brands' and branding knowledge, says China Market Research (CMR) analyst

If Bright Food takes over Weetabix...

By Kacey Culliney

Bright Food will need to protect Weetabix’s UK brand heritage should speculation of a full buyout come true, says a China-based analyst.

WH Group is China's largest pork company

China’s biggest pork company WH Group succeeds in Hong Kong IPO

By Su Dongxia, in Shanghai

WH Group, China’s largest pork company and a major shareholder in Henan Shuanghui Investment & Development Co, which acquired Smithfield Foods for US$7.1 billion in 2013, has successfully floated on the stock exchange of Hong Kong (HKEx).

Anti-extravagance and acquisitions in Asia rock global spirits market

Anti-extravagance and acquisitions in Asia rock global spirits market

By RJ Whitehead

Asia’s role in the global spirits market has surprised analysts over in recent months, with moves to curb extravagance in China, Suntory’s acquisition of Beam in January and Emperador’s winning bid to acquire White & Mackay each causing a stir.

Bega’s share shed paves the way for Saputo takeover of Warrnambool

Bega’s share shed paves the way for Saputo takeover of Warrnambool

By RJ Whitehead

The announcement today by Australia’s Bega Cheese to sell its stock in Warrnambool leaves the way clear for Lion to follow suit, while Canadian dairy company Saputo should now be free to take over the New South Wales cheese and butter business.

Australian regulator blocks Saputo WCB takeover bid

Australian regulator blocks Saputo WCB takeover bid

By Mark ASTLEY

Canadian dairy giant Saputo has been ordered by the Australian Takeovers Panel not to process any acceptances received under its latest bid for Warrnambool Cheese and Butter (WCB), following a complaint by rival bidder, Murray Goulburn. 

Shareholders give go-ahead for Smithfield-Shuanghui deal

Shareholders give go-ahead for Smithfield-Shuanghui deal

By RJ Whitehead

By calling it a “great transaction” for shareholders, farmers and agriculture in the United States, Smithfield Foods chief executive Larry Pope couldn’t have been more ebullient now his shareholders have rubber-stamped Shuanghui’s takeover of the American...

Jacob de Lichtenberg, Head of Aktiefokus China

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Carlsberg mulls potential $1.2bn China M&A move in Chongqing

By Jacob de Lichtenberg

After a quiet beginning to 2013, M&A activity is heating up in China’s beer market, as Carlsberg said on Monday it was considering upping its stake in Chongqing Brewery, intensifying the fight among global brewers for production assets there.

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