Taking Baby Steps

Johnston, Megan
December 2005
Forbes Asia;12/26/2005, Vol. 1 Issue 9, p18
The article reports on the plan of Royal Numico Chief Executive Jan Bennick to expand the company's core baby-food business beyond Europe. To do this, he sold off the company's votamin unit. Bennink has since purchased two European baby-food makers, Finland's Valio Group and Italy's Mellin SpA, in a drive to improve efficiencies. For the first nine months of 2005 net income is up 34.7% over last year.


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