Food and Beverages

Archer seeks Asian JV partner for Brownes dairy: report

The private-equity firm is seeking an Asian partner to invest in its Brownes Dairy business, the biggest producer of milk products in WA.

Food and shelter tops private league table

Providers of daily needs are chart toppers but sport springs some surprises in the Top 500 private companies.

Visy in chase for $1bn profit

Anthony Pratt reveals global empire will top $1bn in earnings within five to seven years.

InBev seeks finance for SABMiller acquisition

Purchase of global beer giant could cost $US122 billion, no active discussions yet.

Heineken rebuffs SABMiller bid

by AAP
Dutch brewing giant rejects undisclosed offer from world's second biggest brewer, SABMiller.

Wendys scooped up by Asian food firm

by AAP
Ice cream chain to be bought for $10 million by a Singaporean company keen to expand the business into Asia.

Wendys scooped up by Asian food firm

by AAP
Singapore's Global Food Retail Group pays $10 million for ice cream chain.

CCA secures pay freeze deal

Coca-Cola Amatil agrees new pay deals with employees: report.

Exports of French wine and spirits drop sharply

Key export sector hit by slowdown in demand from Chinese consumers.

McDonald's sales fall 3.7% in August

by AP
Fast-food chain continues recent struggles, hit by food safety scandal in China.

Goodman Fielder takeover delayed

Food manufacturer's $1.9bn takeover by First Pacific, Wilmar slowed by regulatory approvals in China.

Dôme Coffees receives Navis boost

Private equity firm Navis Capital invests millions in Dôme Coffees Australia for a second time.

Australian franchisee to sell wagamama

Edible Concepts in talks with potential buyers over the sale of its chain of franchised wagamama Japanese restaurants across Australia.

KKR cashes out of China Modern Dairy

Private equity firm sold remaining shares in China Modern Dairy for about US$80 Million.

Food supplier OSI to let another plant in China

Golden state foods to run fruit and vegetable facility in Guangzhou.

OSI's troubles reflect broader perils for business in China

Beijing's scrutiny increases as bad publicity's effects move swiftly.

KKR parts ways with ex-CCA chief

Treasury Wine suitor ends advice agreement with Terry Davis as it enters final weeks of due diligence.

More suitors opt for unsolicited bids, snub boards

About half of the 22 takeovers valued over $1 billion announced in the first six months of 2014 were without approval from the target.

TWE could change AGM date

Takeover target contemplates changing meeting to coincide with potential bid vote.

Russia shuts eight McDonald's restaurants

Moscow alleges sanitary violations at American brand as geopolitical tensions grow.