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Archive for March, 2015

3G merges Heinz and Kraft

Posted on: March 25th, 2015 by Robert Lawson

The announcement today of the merger of Heinz and Kraft is another shift in the tectonic plates of the food industry.  But the direction of travel has returned to consolidation and internationalisation When Kraft announced its split into two companies a few years ago the separation of its international assets into Mondelez created huge shareholder […]

Refresco’s planned IPO. Is this a failed sale process?

Posted on: March 20th, 2015 by Robert Lawson

Apparently Refresco, the European contract bottling company is now considering an IPO. According to Reuters, “Hans Roelofs, CEO of Refresco Gerber, said in a statement on Tuesday that the decision to list in Amsterdam comes after months of internal deliberation in which the company explored alternatives in order to determine the path that would enable […]