Nationals Senator criticises ACCC decision not to oppose acquisition of Primo by JBS The decision by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to not oppose the proposed acquisition of...

Food and beverage mergers and acquisitions in Australia in 2014 Earlier in December 2014, Australian Food News reported that food manufacturing was one of four manufacturing sub-sectors to expand in November...

Brazil’s JBS buys Primo Smallgoods Australia‚Äôs largest meat processor, marketer and export JBS Australia has signed a $1.45 billion deal to acquire ham, bacon and smallgoods producer Primo Smallgoods. The...

Australian food industry design and construction company Wiley has been given the green light for the second stage of a multi-million dollar expansion of smallgoods producer Primo Smallgoods. The project...

Primo Smallgoods is the subject of reported interest from private-equity firms, including Blackstone and Affinity Equity Partners. A Reuters report said last week that private-equity firms are looking...

A Local Court decision will see Australia’s largest manufacturer of smallgoods, Primo Pty Ltd, fined a total of $433,325 for mislabelling Danish and Canadian bacon as Australian-made. Primo plead...

The competition watchdog has given the all clear to Primo Smallgoods for the proposed purchase of certain assets of Hans Continental Smallgoods. The decision was made in the belief that, given Hans was...

George Weston Foods, which owns smallgoods producer Don KRC, is no longer pursuing an acquisition of Hans Smallgoods. Australia’s largest smallgoods producer, Primo, and George Weston, whose Don,...

Primo Smallgoods, Australia’s largest smallgoods manufacturer, has appeared in a Sydney court today to defend itself against claims of mislabelling. The NSW Food Authority has sought to prosecute...

George Weston Foods, the owner of Don KRC, and Primo Smallgoods have signalled their intentions to purchase Hans Smallgoods. Hans went into voluntary administration in November, with the business operating...