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Former Bumble Bee Foods CEO Chris Lischewski jailed in price-fixing case

17 Jun 2020

The former Bumble Bee Foods chief executive has been jailed by a San Francisco court after been implicated for price-fixing.

Bumble Bee Foods expands plant-based offensive with new sustainability fund

17 Jun 2020

US seafood processor Bumble Bee Foods has launched a sustainability fund with the aim to improve the health of the world's oceans.

Plant-based seafood firm Good Catch in distribution deal with Bumble Bee 

3 Mar 2020

US seafood group Bumble Bee Foods has announced a joint venture partnership with a local plant-based seafood alternatives firm.

2019 - The year in food industry M&A

11 Dec 2019

Andy Coyne looks at significant transactions and emerging themes in merger, acquisition and investment activity in the global food sector during 2019.

Clover Leaf follows sister company Bumble Bee Foods into bankruptcy

6 Dec 2019

Canada-based tuna processor Clover Leaf Holdings is following the lead of its sister company Bumble Bee Foods in filing for bankruptcy.

Former Bumble Bee CEO Chris Lischewski found guilty of price fixing

4 Dec 2019

The former chief executive of US-based Bumble Bee Foods, Chris Lischewski, has been found guilty of price fixing.

Bumble Bee files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy amid sale talks with Taiwan's FCF

22 Nov 2019

With plans to sell assets to an Asian seafood firm, Bumble Bee Foods has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the face of criminal fines and lawsuits related to a price-fixing case.

Bumble Bee Foods said to be mulling bankruptcy to overcome debt woes

9 Aug 2019

US seafood supplier Bumble Bee Foods is reportedly considering Chapter 11 bankruptcy as an option to relieve its financial stress.

Bumble Bee CEO Chris Lischewski steps down to fight price-fixing allegations

29 May 2018

Chris Lischewski, the chief executive of US-based seafood supplier Bumble Bee Foods, has stepped down temporarily to fight allegations of price-fixing.

Bumble Bee CEO Christopher Lischewski indicted in US over seafood price fixing

17 May 2018

Bumble Bee Foods' president and chief executive, Christopher Lischewski, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in California for "participating in a conspiracy" to fix prices for packaged seafood sold in the US.

Thai Union outs self as whistleblower in US tuna price-fixing case

11 Sep 2017

Thai Union Group, the Thailand-based seafood supplier, has confirmed it is the whistleblower in the US investigation into claims of price-fixing in the country's tuna sector.

Bumble Bee to plead guilty to seafood price-fixing

9 May 2017

US seafood group Bumble Bee Foods has agreed to plead guilty for its role in a conspiracy to fix the prices of shelf-stable tuna fish, such as canned and pouch tuna, in the US – and pay a US$25m criminal fine, the Department of Justice (DOJ) has announced.

Second Bumble Bee Foods exec to plead guilty to price fixing

22 Dec 2016

A second executive at US seafood group Bumble Bee Foods, Kenneth Worsham, has agreed to plead guilty for his role in a conspiracy to fix the prices of packaged seafood sold in the country, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) said yesterday (21 December).

Bumble Bee Foods exec to plead guilty to price fixing

9 Dec 2016

The senior vice-president of sales at US seafood group Bumble Bee Foods, Walter Scott Cameron, has agreed to plead guilty for his role in a conspiracy to fix the prices of packaged seafood sold in the country.

Bumble Bee strikes supply deal for MSC certified tuna 

15 Apr 2016

Bumble Bee Foods has reached a supply agreement with Pacifical, the marketing arm established by the eight countries who have signed up to the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) in the Western Central Pacific Ocean, to source Marine Stewardship Council-certified tuna. 

Thai Union calls off Bumble Bee sale 

4 Dec 2015

Thai Union Group's planned acquisition of US seafood canner Bumble Bee Foods has been terminated with the company believing it will be unlikely to get regulatory clearance for the deal.

Thai Union deal prompts Bumble Bee to review Samoa plans

9 Jan 2015

US-based seafood group Bumble Bee Foods is to look again at plans to build a processing facility on the Pacific island of Samoa.

Thai Union to buy US seafood firm Bumble Bee

19 Dec 2014

Thai Union Frozen Products has struck a deal to buy US canned seafood supplier Bumble Bee Foods from private-equity firm Lion Capital for US$1.51bn.

Mitsubishi coy over Bumble Bee Foods link

14 Oct 2014

Japanese conglomerate Mitsubishi Corp. has declined to comment on speculation it has joined the race for the takeover for US canned tuna giant Bumble Bee Foods.

US: Post, Thai Union "interested in Bumble Bee takeover"

21 Aug 2014

US food group Post Holdings and tuna giant Thai Union Frozen have reportedly both indicated their interest in buying US canned seafood group Bumble Bee Foods.

US: Lion Capital "readies Bumble Bee Foods sale"

1 Jul 2014

Private-equity group Lion Capital is reportedly setting out plans to run an auction for US-based canned seafood processor Bumble Bee Foods.

US: Bumble Bee signs deal with Sapmer for frozen tuna

5 Mar 2014

US seafood company Bumble Bee Foods has teamed up partnership with French tuna catcher and processor Sapmer for distribution of frozen "sashimi-quality" tuna across North America.

US: Lion Capital pays US$980m for seafood firm Bumble Bee Foods

16 Dec 2010

US seafood firm Bumble Bee Foods has been sold for US$980m, it has been revealed, after its owner said yesterday (15 December) that the deal, first announced last month, had been completed.

US: Lion Capital funds buy Bumble Bee Foods

5 Nov 2010

Funds advised by the private equity group Lion Capital are to acquire the operating companies of Bumble Bee Foods, a portfolio company of Centre Partners Management LLC.



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