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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.

Paris climate partners resolute but US cash will be missed - column

5 Jun 2017

Ben Cooper examines the implications of the US withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement.

Cargill expands into Colombia with El Bucanero meats firm acquisition

2 Jun 2017

US agribusiness and food giant Cargill has acquired Colombia-based chicken and processed meats products firm Pollos El Bucanero.

Cargill to invest in egg manufacturing expansion

27 Apr 2017

US-based agribusiness and food giant Cargill is investing US$12m in the expansion of its cooked egg facility in Iowa to meet "increased demand" from the foodservice and food ingredients sector.

Food firms in Asia-Pacific trade plea to Trump

9 Feb 2017

Agri-food businesses and meat producers in the US are calling on President Donald Trump to move quickly to strike bilateral trade deals with Asia-Pacific nations because the region is "critical" for US exporters who risk "falling behind" competitors.

Pacific Equity Partners to buy Australia bakery firm Allied Mills

1 Feb 2017

Allied Mills, the Australian bakery products and flour manufacturer co-owned by Australian agribusiness GrainCorp and US agri-food giant Cargill, has been sold to private-equity firm Pacific Equity Partners.

Seafood giants sign up to new sustainability plan

14 Dec 2016

Eight of the world's major seafood companies have signed up to a ten-point ocean stewardship plan to try to boost traceability and crack down on illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing in their supply chains.

Cargill expanding poultry operations in Thailand

25 Nov 2016

US-based agribusiness and food giant Cargill is to invest US$50m to expand poultry processing operations at its facility in Thailand's Nakhon Ratchasima province, the company announced today (24 November). 

Cargill, JBS, Perdue and Smithfield urged to do more on "pollution risk"

21 Nov 2016

Institutional investors in the US are calling on some of the nation's biggest producers of turkey and other meats to do more to tackle the "significant water pollution risks" associated with feeding, slaughtering and processing livestock.

How will Trump's presidency affect the global food industry? 

9 Nov 2016

Republican Donald Trump has beaten front-runner Hillary Clinton in the race to become the forty-fifth President of the United States of America. His eleventh-hour election success defied the pollsters as first the key swing state of Florida fell, followed by North Carolina, Ohio and finally Pennsylvania. With big business largely backing Clinton, pundits are framing Trump's win as further evidence of disillusionment with the so-called political and business classes. just-food examines the implications of the election result for the global food sector. 

Cargill repositioning Rumba to target Hispanics

28 Oct 2016

Cargill is repositioning its Rumba line of fresh variety meats to target Hispanic consumers. 

Cargill launches antibiotic-free Honest Turkey line

10 Aug 2016

US-based agribusiness and food giant Cargill has confirmed it has stopped using the antibiotic gentamicin in its turkey business – and has launched an antibiotic-free Honest Turkey product line.

How could a TTIP affect the food industry?

14 Jun 2016

The proposed trade agreement between the EU and the US - dubbed the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, or TTIP - has proved a source of fierce debate, with supporters seeking to emphasise the economic benefits of a deal but critics claiming it would favour big business, endanger food safety and the environment - and even undermine democracy. In recent weeks, opposition has emerged in political circles, with France's President Hollande insisting he would veto the agreement in its current form. Food and agriculture is at the centre of Hollande's concerns and the sector is among the main points of contention. But what could be the impact of TTIP on food manufacturers? Liz Newmark reports.

Grupo Kuo takes control of Cargill Mexican JV

8 Jun 2016

Mexican conglomerate Grupo Kuo has struck a deal to take full control of Nutricarsa, the Mexican food processing joint venture it operates with Cargill.

Cargill to buy US beef-to-soups firm Five Star Custom Foods

2 Jun 2016

US-based agribusiness and food giant Cargill has signed an agreement to acquire beef products, soups and sauces supplier Five Star Custom Foods.

Cargill forms poultry venture with Philippines fast-food chain Jollibee

26 May 2016

US-based agribusiness and food giant Cargill is forming a joint venture with the largest Asian foodservice company, Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC), to build a poultry plant in the Philippines.

Ventura Foods to buy foodservice supplier assets from Cargill

3 May 2016

Ventura Foods, the US condiments maker, is to acquire a Cargill business that supplies products from mayonnaise to tartar sauce to foodservice operators in the country.

Cargill UK poultry jobs at risk after Asda contract loss

16 Mar 2016

Cargill is to end the production of bread and battered products at a poultry plant in the UK city of Hereford after the loss of a contract to supply Asda, the country's second-largest grocer.

Cargill investment arm signs deal with India's Future Group 

6 Jan 2016

Cargill's investment arm, Black River Food Fund 2, has entered into a "strategic alliance" with Indian conglomerate Future Group. 

Food industry quotes of the week - R&R, TPP, Unilever

9 Oct 2015

Nestle and R&R Ice Cream confirmed that they are in joint venture talks, a tie up that could reshape the global ice cream sector. Meanwhile the historic Trans-Pacific Partnership was signed - to mixed reactions from the food sector. Here are just-food's quotes of the week.

How the food industry is reacting to the TPP - quote, unquote

6 Oct 2015

After five years negotiations, 12 Pacific Rim countries - including the US, Japan, Australia and New Zealand - have struck a deal that will reduce tariffs and trade barriers in the region. 

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