Despite explicit denials from Del Monte regarding last week�s story in Reefer Trends that Hani el-Nafy had effectively taken control of the organisation from Mohammed Abu Ghazaleh, the speculation continues. Del Monte was at pains to point out that had there been a change, the NYSE would have been notified. Meanwhile the Irish Press this week reported that Fyffes might enter a takeover bid for Del Monte. The theory, put forward by brokers Goodbody, is based on the fact that �activist value shareholder� Brandes has built a stake of more than 10% in the US multi-national. According to the broker, the stake building reinforces the view it could be up for sale, and hence a target for Fyffes!