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This year’s largest deal so far, Bayer’s $66 billion takeover of Monsanto, was clinched in the third quarter.

The value of announced mergers and acquisitions (M&A) worldwide fell 27 per cent year-on-year to $753 billion in the third quarter of 2016, as app(...)

Nestlé is heading for a fourth consecutive year of missing its long-term target for average organic revenue growth of 5-6 per cent. Photograph: Valentin Flauraud/Reuters

Nestlé reported the slowest first-half sales growth since 2009 as the world’s biggest food company struggled to raise prices. Sales increased 3.5 per(...)

Danone, the world’s largest yogurt maker, reported first-half earnings that beat analyst estimates as a revamp of its Actimel and Danonino brands and price increases offset lower-than-expected volume.

Danone, the world’s largest yogurt maker, reported first-half earnings that beat analyst estimates as a revamp of its Actimel and Danonino brands and (...)

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi: the ECB has bought about €10.4 billion of bonds issued by 150 companies under the five-week-old stimulus programme. Photograph:  Francois Lenoir/Reuters

Finland’s central bank has emerged as a buyer of Irish corporate bonds for the European Central Bank’s recently expanded quantitative easing programm(...)

 Gregg Engles, chairman and chief executive officer of WhiteWave with Franck Riboud, chairman of French food group Danone. Photograph: John Schults/Reuters

France’s Danone said yesterday it would double the size of its US business by buying organic foods producer WhiteWave Foods for $10.4 billion in its l(...)

 Euronext Stock Exchange,  Paris: European markets made gains on Thursday, ending a three-day slide with London’s FTSE up 1.09 per cent. The CAC in Paris rose 0.8 per cent and Germany’s Dax was 0.49 per cent higher. Photograph: Thomas Samson/AFP/Getty

World stocks climbed as riskier assets like equities received a bump from a second day of positive US data and worries eased over the impact of Brita(...)

The dairy industry here, which accounts for €3.2 billion in exports, has already been rocked by crashing milk prices since the lifting of production quotas last year

Currency volatility in the wake of Brexit has been singled out as one of the chief risks facing Irish food businesses. According to a survey by risk (...)

Chobani founder Hamdi Ulukaya with employees after announcing last week that he was giving them shares worth up to 10 per cent of the company when it goes public or is sold. Earlier this year Ulukaya turned down a very public acquisition approach from PepsiCo. Photograph: Alexandra Hootnick/The New York Times

The holy grail of all new brand builders is to create a disruptive innovation that sets a new agenda and sparks sustained category growth. In the fo(...)

Emmanuel Faber, chief executive officer of Danone SA, speaks during an interview in Paris, on  April 8th, 2016. Danone, the world’s biggest yogurt maker, forecast profitability to improve in 2016 as its fresh-dairy business recovers in Europe, sending the shares higher. Photograph: Marlene Awaad/Bloomberg

Danone on Tuesday reported stronger than expected first-quarter sales, and said it was on track to deliver higher sales and profits this year despite (...)

Kerry Group rose 2.3% to €84.05 after French food company Danone reported first-quarter results showing a 3.5% increase in like-for-like sales

European shares climbed to a three-month high as oil rose to more than $40 a barrel, and a number of corporate results for the first quarter beat pro(...)

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