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US: Rice firm Amira posts Q1 profit increase Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:38:00 GMT Source: just-food.com An increase in volumes sold globally has lead to rice manufacturer Amira Nature Foods posting a 25% increase in profits for the first quarter of 2014/2015.
Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:05:00 GMT Source: just-food.com This week, the EU announced more measures to help out dairy farmers hit by the Russia ban. Chiquita and Fyffes insisted again a merger between the two would be the best outcome for shareholders. Our latest just-food interview saw us discuss Agropur's M&A strategy with the Canadian dairy co-op's CEO, while we chatted to Scandinavian free-from firm Fria about its expansion across Europe.
Editor's choice: the highlights on just-food this week Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:38:00 GMT Source: just-food.com Fonterra this week made a significant move to boost its business in China, a market that has been problematic for the world's largest dairy exporter. We analysed the group's latest foray, a venture with infant formula producer Beingmate. Elsewhere, dairy dominated our coverage, with news of Parmalat closing in on an acquisition in Brazil and Emmi's surprise profit warning. Canadian dairy giant Agropur also featured on our interview pages, when CEO Robert Coallier sat down with us to discuss the co-op's recent M&A.
The just-food interview part two: Agropur CEO Robert Coallier Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:43:00 GMT Source: just-food.com Few food companies, if any, have been as acquisitive as Canadian dairy co-operative Agropur in recent quarters. And the group's M&A activity appears to have picked up since CEO Robert Coallier joined the business in 2012. In part two of the latest just-food interview, Coallier explains the reasons behind Agropur's appetite.