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Eyeing alternatives - meat companies with stakes in meat-free

14 May 2019

With plant-based products growing in popularity and investment in lab-created products on the rise, we present a guide on how meat manufacturers are investing in the area.

Cell meat company Aleph Farms backed in new investment round

14 May 2019

Israel-based slaughter-free meat firm Aleph Farms, which is attempting to create steak in a lab, has announced funding news.

Conagra JV Ardent Mills announces four US plant closures

13 May 2019

Ardent Mills, the flour milling business which is a joint venture between Conagra Brands, Cargill and CHS, has revealed plans affecting four of its US plants.

Tyson, JBS hit with beef prices lawsuit

25 Apr 2019

Beef processors including Tyson Foods and JBS have been hit with a lawsuit alleging they violated US anti-trust laws.

Nestle 'steps up efforts to sell Herta meats unit'

11 Apr 2019

Nestlé is reportedly stepping up efforts to sell its Herta meats business after the Swiss food giant was said to have hired bankers in February to arrange the disposal. 

Cargill adds to investment spree with Campollo acquisition in Colombia

3 Dec 2018

US agri-food business Cargill has announced its third investment in the space of a week, this time with an acquisition in Latin America.

Philippines becomes latest recipient of Cargill's beefed up investment

30 Nov 2018

US-based agri-food business Cargill is beefing up investments in south-east Asia to support increasing demand for meat products.

Cargill funnels $70m into production plants in Thailand

29 Nov 2018

US agri-food business Cargill is funnelling more funds into a south-east Asian country to expand and upgrade production facilities.

New Products - Mission launches 'better for you' wraps in the UK; Cargill joins forces with TGI Fridays on frozen burger line; UK retailer Tesco launches own-label baby food range; Zwanenberg Food Group launches vegan range

8 Nov 2018

This week's product news includes a new vegan range from Holland's Zwanenberg Food Group, "better-for-you" wraps from Gruma's Mission brand and an own-label baby-food line from Tesco.

New products - Foster Farms launches convenience line; UK's Pukka Pies debuts on-the-go range; Nomad Foods extends Birds Eye range in the UK; PepsiCo set for dairy-alternatives push

26 Oct 2018

This week's product news includes PepsiCo preparing plans to launch into dairy-alternatives in the US and Atlantic Natural Foods set to take its plant-based Loma Linda range into the UK.

Cargill-Faccenda UK poultry venture Avara Foods creates 150 jobs

23 Oct 2018

UK chicken processing business Avara Foods has hired 150 staff at its plant in Telford.

Cargill acquires Polish poultry business Konspol

14 Sep 2018

US-based agri-food business Cargill is buying up Poland's Konspol, a manufacturer of fresh chicken and associated value-added products.

Cargill poultry plant investment creates 80 UK jobs

15 Aug 2018

US agri-food business Cargill is recruiting 80 workers in the UK following a GBP35m (US$44.5m) investment at its poultry plant in the city of Wolverhampton.

Cargill has 'significant concerns' over US-China trade spat

15 May 2018

US agri-food giant Cargill has expressed fears about an escalating trade war between the US and China.

'Tyson, Cargill eyeing Keystone Foods acquisition'

9 May 2018

US chicken giant Tyson Foods has been linked with a possible acquisition of Marfrig's subsidiary Keystone Foods.

Cargill invests in US egg processing plant

12 Apr 2018

US-based agri-food company Cargill is investing US$20m to expand a facility in Big Lake, Minnesota, to meet increasing consumer demand for a greater variety of cooked egg products.

Cargill invests CAD22m to upgrade slaughtering technology at Ontario plant

5 Apr 2018

US-based agri-food company Cargill is investing CAD22m (US$17.2m) to instal a new technology slaughtering system at its poultry plant in Ontario, Canada.

Cargill invests $4.2m to expand South Carolina ground beef plant

1 Feb 2018

US agri-food business Cargill is investing US$4.2m to expand production of ground beef at its plant in Columbia, South Carolina.

Avara Foods born out of Cargill-Faccenda joint venture

29 Jan 2018

The joint venture between US agri-food heavyweight Cargill's UK chicken division and local poultry business Faccenda Foods has resulted in the formation of a new entity, Avara Foods.

Cargill to invest in China production plant

5 Jan 2018

Cargill is to expand a poultry processing site in China.

Cargill accelerator to tackle food system's "challenges"

19 Dec 2017

Cargill, the US agri-food business, has joined forces with Techstars, a network for entrepreneurs, and water-to-energy services provider Ecolab to work on "some of the industry's biggest challenges, including food security and food safety".

Chicken business Cargill's merger with Faccenda gets UK clearance

7 Dec 2017

The UK's Competition and Markets Authority has given the green light to a merger between Cargill's fresh chicken business in the country and local meat producer Faccenda Foods.

Cargill-Faccenda JV over one hurdle with Brussels approval

17 Nov 2017

The planned merger between US agri-food giant Cargill's UK chicken business and British meat producer Faccenda has been given the all-clear by the European Commission.

Cargill to invest in meat processing plant in Nashville

17 Nov 2017

US agri-food giant Cargill is investing US$146m in the protein side of its business via the expansion of its facility in Nashville.

Chocolate giants sign up to deforestation accord

16 Nov 2017

Top cocoa-producing nations Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana and major confectionery companies have agreed to take action to help eliminate deforestation.

Cargill outlines India investment plans

9 Nov 2017

US agri-food behemoth Cargill has outlined plans to invest US$240m in India over the next five years.

Cargill forms 50-50 poultry venture with UK's Faccenda Foods

25 Sep 2017

US agribusiness giant Cargill is forming a 50-50 joint venture with the UK's Faccenda Foods to supply chicken, turkey and duck.

NGO Ceres' deep dive into water gives food plenty to ponder

15 Sep 2017

A new report from US non-profit Ceres looking at how food manufacturers are addressing water risks points to improvement among some companies but finds many others to be worryingly off the pace. Ben Cooper reports.

Bill Gates, Richard Branson, Cargill back Memphis Meats

23 Aug 2017

A US$17m fundraising round has brought backing for US 'clean' meat company Memphis Meats from investors including Bill Gates, Richard Branson and meat giant Cargill.

Cargill confirms investment plan for Colombia

13 Jun 2017

US agribusiness giant Cargill has confirmed plans to follow up its recent move into Colombia through M&A with investment of up to US$500m.








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