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Food Industry Update: Monthly Market Digest - September 2006 - Corporate Trends and Their Affect on the International Marketplace
Leatherhead Food International, October 2006
Monthly Market Digest brings together information from the world of the boardroom and of market research, highlighting major corporate trends and developments in the food and drinks industry and discussing how these affect the international marketplace. In September’s Issue:
- Equity buyer Permira Funds bid for the Birds Eye and Iglo frozen foods activities from Unilever.
- Lactalis purchases fellow French dairy firm Célia.
- Tata Tea’s stake in America’s Glacéau enhanced waters business.
- ADM and the Classic Couverture industrial chocolate business in the UK
Additionally September’s issue highlights the Pilgrim’s Pride and Gold Kist poultry businesses in the US, plus interesting brand extension trends in the international flavoured milks market (including recent developments from Masterfoods and Ben & Jerry’s).