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20 Aug 2019
--- Chlorinated chicken, as part of a post-Brexit free trade deal with the US, is “the thin end of the wedge” that could impact public health and threaten thousands of jobs in the UK food processing industry. This is... Read More
07 Aug 2019
--- Fonterra has announced its intention to sell a portion of its stake in China-based Beingmate Baby & Child Food Company Ltd, which is currently a shareholding of 18.8 percent. Chief Executive of the New Zealand... Read More
05 Aug 2019
--- Products, production, employees and regional responsibility are the key fields of action that German-based Uelzena Group is targeting, according to its 2018 sustainability report dubbed “Basis for the future:... Read More
02 Aug 2019
--- US-based Campbell Soup Company is selling its Australian brand Arnott’s and other international operations to global investment firm KKR for US$2.2 billion in cash. The deal is subject to customary purchase price... Read More
31 Jul 2019
--- Food inflation eased slightly to 1.7 percent in July from 1.8 percent in June, according to the British Retail Consortium (BRC)-Nielsen Shop Price Index for July 2019. Fresh Food inflation also slowed in July to 1.2 percent... Read More
31 Jul 2019
--- Nestlé Indonesia is using a CHF99 million (US$100 million) investment to expand its three factories in Karawang (West Java), Kejayan (East Java) and Panjang (Lampung) to increase its current production capacity by 25... Read More
26 Jul 2019
--- Swiss dairy product and milk processor, Emmi Group, has acquired Pasticceria Quadrifoglio in a bid to expand and strengthen its existing dessert network in Italy. The family-run company will become the fourth member of the... Read More
25 Jul 2019
--- Unilever has attributed steady half-year growth to its emerging market businesses, which grew by 6.2 percent, while developed markets weakened, according to its mid-year financials. Results across the brand’s global... Read More
25 Jun 2019
--- UK plant-based firm, The Meatless Farm Co, will see its ground mince and burger patties stocked in Whole Foods Market stores across the US, effective this summer. The vegan producer’s transatlantic expansion coincides... Read More
24 Jun 2019
--- UK supermarket Sainsbury’s has temporarily converted a London meatshop into a meat-free butchers to mark World Meat Free Week. Meat alternatives including mushroom, jackfruit, and pea protein are used to recreate over... Read More
20 Jun 2019
--- Firmenich has announced a strategic partnership with ArtSci Biology Technologies, taking an undisclosed minority equity stake in this leading local flavor company in China. Building on Firmenich’s distributor agreement... Read More
18 Jun 2019
--- Kemin Industries, a global ingredient manufacturer, has unveiled its new global vision and logo to align the company strategically for 2042 and beyond. The new vision, “Kemin strives to sustainably transform the... Read More
17 Jun 2019
--- Givaudan, the world’s leading flavors and fragrances supplier, has officially inaugurated its new flagship Innovation Center in Kemptthal, Switzerland. The move is aimed at accelerating its global efforts in creating... Read More
14 Jun 2019
--- Barentz International has entered into a joint venture with TasteStrik, a Dutch family business and a leading developer, producer and supplier of high-quality flavorings and ingredients for the bakery, cereal, chocolate,... Read More
14 Jun 2019
--- Product substitution and repositioning, such as the use of a “Brand Britain” marketing approach will be key platforms for UK companies to survive and thrive in a post-Brexit environment. But there is generally... Read More
04 Jun 2019
--- The Brenntag Food & Nutrition business unit in North America, part of the Brenntag Group, has entered a new agreement with AB Enzymes, Inc., for the distribution of a range of enzymes in the US and Canada. As an... Read More
04 Jun 2019
--- Prinova’s takeover by Japanese chemical trading firm Nagase will bring both geographical and portfolio expansion opportunities for the US-headquartered distributor, with few fears existing about the company and brand... Read More
03 Jun 2019
--- Nature-based ingredient supplier CP Kelco is investing in the expansion of its gellan gum production capacity to support growth in the Asia-Pacific region. Scheduled to break ground in July, the expansion project will build... Read More
27 May 2019
--- Agri-food technology investor Finistere Ventures is joining forces with equity crowdfunding investment platform OurCrowd and two food & beverage companies to create the largest consortium focused on championing food-tech... Read More
27 May 2019
--- DKSH Business Unit Performance Materials has acquired Dols International, a specialty chemicals distributor based in the Netherlands. This transaction is in line with DKSH’s accelerated acquisition strategy,... Read More