Regulating retail: “By carving price out, I have been able to resolve issues”
Ireland is now under EU obligation to designate a regulator for the food trade. Who should police relations between farmers, processors and retailers? How much power should they have? Thomas Hubert meets Christine Tacon, the Groceries Code Adjudicator in the UK – arguably the most advanced country in this area.
Glanbia’s share price has nearly halved in eight months. Why – and does it matter?
Thursday’s quarterly results failed to reassure investors over the difficulties experienced by the Kilkenny-based group’s performance nutrition business. CEO Siobhán Talbot is asking for more time to solve them; the company’s ownership structure means she’s likely to get it.
Kerry Group is negotiating a “bet the farm” €22.5 billion merger with DuPont’s nutrition business
DuPont wants to spin out its nutrition and biosciences business. Kerry is said to be in the lead to buy it. The reported price tag is €22.5 billion, which is more than Kerry’s entire enterprise value. Could the deal work?