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Frutarom, Anheuser-Busch InBev, Heineken, Orkla and Unilever were the most acquisitive companies of 2017, according to the food and drink transactions database, with each responsible for 6 or more takeovers. Lactalis, Nestlé and US Foods all made 5 purchases.

Coca-Cola was only company to agree 5 or more sales, followed by Treasury Wine Estates on 4, then Asahi, Coke Consolidated, Kraft Heinz, Murray Goulburn, Nestlé and Unilever on 3 each. Coca-Cola undertook 14 separate divestments as it concluded its franchise restructuring.

A total of 1,161 companies were involved across 64 countries, with the United States and United Kingdom most prominent overall.

France was the biggest net buyer (+19), followed by Belgium (+16), Switzerland (+15) and Israel (+11).

The United Sates was the main net seller (-42), followed by the United Kingdom (-22), Australia (-10) and Brazil (-10).

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The July issue features:

  • Solutions for fruit juice consumption
  • Does orange juice need a refresh?
  • A new digital solution for traceability, digital marketing and supply chain optimisation
  • Strategies for turning exotic fruits into attractive products
  • ELEA PEF technology for high quality (green) juice
  • drinktec – exhibition highlights 2017
  • Custard apple de-seeding machine – a patent filed innovation
  • Markets
  • Market Price Report
  • World of Fruit Processing

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