Alex Clere asks what benefits a merger would provide to Unilever and Kraft Heinz, after details of an approach...
Do their complementary geographies make Unilever and Kraft Heinz a perfect fit? Alex Clere finds out.
Unilever has rejected an initial approach from Kraft-Heinz for a merger that would have created the second lar...
Snyder's-Lance has invested in Natural Foodworks Group – a contract manufacturer for natural and organic food...
Constantia Flexibles has invested nearly €3m in printing technology for dairy packaging at its manufacturing s...
Sonoco will acquire Peninsula Packaging for $230m, improving its performance in the fresh produce section of s...
US Foods has agreed to acquire foodservice distributor All American Foods, which operates in the northeast of the US. Read more
Heineken has agreed to acquire Kirin's struggling Brazilian business, having previously confirmed interest in Kirin Brasil. Read more
Bühler 'significantly increased' its R&D investments in the last year, it has said, as it reports growth in its 2016 revenue. Read more
Danone North America has confirmed that it will move its headquarters from Greenburgh, New York to White Plains, New York. Read more
Infant nutrition company Mead Johnson has agreed to a $17.9 billion takeover from consumer goods giant Reckitt Benckiser. Read more
Puratos has agreed to acquire European bakery ingredients specialist Diamant for its presence in central and eastern Europe. Read more
Flavours specialist Frutarom has continued its acquisitions strategy with a $6.7 million deal for South Africa's Unique Flavors. Read more
RPC Group has agreed to acquire Letica, a US manufacturer of plastic packaging and foodservice products, for up to $640m. Read more
2017 doesn’t seem very different to other years so far in terms of food and drink transactions, according to Richard Hall. Read more
Aldi has announced $1.6bn of investment in its US stores, with plans to remodel and expand more than 1,300 by 2020. Read more
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