Amplify Snack Brands, the US snack business, this week announced its biggest takeover to date, with a deal to buy UK crisp firm Tyrrells from private-equity firm Investcorp. US bakery giant Flowers Foods issued a profit warning alongside news it has hired Accenture to help with a review of the business. And meat giant OSI Group outlined plans to take control of Dutch convenience food firm Baho Food.

Amplify Snack Brands buys UK crisp maker Tyrrells

US-based Amplify Snack Brands has struck a deal to buy UK crisp maker Tyrrells from Bahrain-based private-equity firm Investcorp in a cash-and-shares deal worth GBP300m (US$392m).

Flowers Foods announces business review amid “challenging” trading

Flowers Foods has announced a “comprehensive business and operational review” amid what the US baked goods group called “increased competitive activity and weak demand”.

Unilever Israel licence suspended over salmonella probe

Israel’s health ministry has suspended Unilever‘s manufacturing licence in the country after breakfast cereal thought to be tainted with salmonella was dispatched from one of the company’s plants in southern Israel to supermarkets.

Hampton Creek CEO defiant over Just Mayo sales claims

The CEO of Hampton Creek has hit back at claims the US eggless mayo maker used employees to support an undercover operation to buy hundreds of jars of flagship product Just Mayo while investors were sought to buy equity in the fledgling firm.

Perfetti Van Melle to launch Chupa Chups in India

Confectionery giant Perfetti Van Melle is to launch one of its flagship brands, Chupa Chups, into India.

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OSI Group to buy control of Dutch meat firm Baho Food

US meat processor OSI Group plans to take a “controlling stake” in privately-owned Dutch firm Baho Food, which supplies convenience foods to 18 markets in Europe.

Interview – Organto Foods CEO Peter Gianulis sets out stall for Canadian organic group

Organto Foods, a Canada-based fresh-cut organic produce specialist, has ambitious plans to develop its business into the world’s leading organic produce brand. Katy Askew spoke to Peter Gianulis, president and CEO of the farm-to-fork produce group to find out how it intends to deliver.

Canada’s Olymel to cut meat processing jobs

Canadian pork and poultry processor Olymel is to end ham deboning operations at its plant in Saint-Hyacinthe, south-western Quebec, by September 2017 with the loss of 340 jobs.

WhiteWave Foods reveals Mexico acquisition

WhiteWave Foods, the US group set to be taken over by Danone, revealed a recent acquisition in Mexico as it published its half-year results this week (9 August).

German meat-free firm Tofutown buys plant to boost capacity

Germany-based manufacturer of organic and vegetarian products Tofutown is set to boost production and develop new products following the acquisition of a new manufacturing facility.