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Brazil's JBS confirms deal for meat-free firm Vivera

Brazil-based meat giant JBS has entered an agreement to acquire a Europe headquartered meat-free company....

China D2C dairy business Adopt A Cow gets KKR backing

The buy-out house said the Chinese firm had a "disruptive strategy to change the way dairy is produced, marketed and sold to customers"....

US pet-food firm Red Collar reveals expansion plans

US-based private-label manufacturer Red Collar Pet Foods is to spend US$5.7m on expanding one of its production facilities....

Nestle joins Magnit-led Russia initiative to promote healthy food

A raft of consumer goods companies have joined an initiative in Russian to promote healthy food and beverages....

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The Fresh Factory buys US bar maker Phyter Food 19 Apr 2021

Simon Harvey

The Fresh Factory, a plant-based food and drink contract manufacturer in the US, has acquired a local snack bar business.


Brazil's JBS confirms deal for meat-free firm Vivera 19 Apr 2021

Simon Harvey

Brazil-based meat giant JBS has entered an agreement to acquire a Europe headquartered meat-free company.


Snow Days emerges as new business under HumanCo umbrella 19 Apr 2021

Simon Harvey

The founder and CEO of HumanCo, a US-based investment firm and holding company, has started a new business making clean-label pizza snacks.


US pet-food firm Red Collar reveals expansion plans 19 Apr 2021

Andy Coyne

US-based private-label manufacturer Red Collar Pet Foods is to spend US$5.7m on expanding one of its production facilities.


JBS said to be vying to acquire plant-based business Vivera 19 Apr 2021

Simon Harvey

Brazilian meat processor JBS is said to be in advanced talks to acquire a meat-free business in Europe.


China D2C dairy business Adopt A Cow gets KKR backing 19 Apr 2021

Dean Best

The buy-out house said the Chinese firm had a "disruptive strategy to change the way dairy is produced, marketed and sold to customers".


Kerry's dairy plans curdle – but probably only for now 16 Apr 2021

Dean Best

A possible deal for Kerry Group's dairy assets has been put on ice but it's unlikely to be a complete souring of the Irish company's moves away from consumer foods.


Chobani to expand production in Australia 16 Apr 2021

Simon Harvey

US-based Greek yogurt and oat-milk maker Chobani has started work on a project to increase production capacity.


US firm McLovin's Pet Food gets new owner 19 Apr 2021

Dean Best

The California-based pet-food supplier has agreed to a takeover bid from a NASDAQ-listed holding company looking to acquire "consumer goods businesses".


Nestle joins Magnit-led Russia initiative to promote healthy food 16 Apr 2021

Simon Harvey

A raft of consumer goods companies have joined an initiative in Russian to promote healthy food and beverages.


Sweden's Bayn Europe makes clutch of acquisitions 16 Apr 2021

Dean Best

Bayn Group, which has snapped up a number of businesses offering reduced-sugar foods in the last year, has continued its M&A push.


Kerry Group's asset-sale talks with Kerry Co-Operative Creameries suspended 16 Apr 2021

Simon Harvey

Kerry Group, the Ireland-based consumer foods and ingredients supplier, said talks with an interested party over the potential sale of some of its dairy assets have been suspended.


SunOpta buys plant-based brands from Hain Celestial 16 Apr 2021

Dean Best

Dream is one of the early brands in the plant-based dairy market, launched almost 40 years ago and with a presence in the US and Europe.


Dairiboard plan to merge with Zimbabwe rival Dendairy still in discussion 15 Apr 2021

Simon Harvey

A merger between Dairiboard Holdings and Dendairy in Zimbabwe is still under discussion between the two parties.


How to avoid your FDI project turning into a nightmare 15 Apr 2021

Douglas van den Berghe

Dreaming of an international expansion for your company? Consider these cautionary tips from FDI consultant Douglas van den Berghe first.


US plant-based meat firm Atlast to expand after cash raise 15 Apr 2021

Andy Coyne

Atlast Food Co., a US plant-based start-up producing whole cut plant-based 'meat', has detailed expansion plans following a funding round.


Bakkavor creates jobs at UK bagged salads plant 15 Apr 2021

Simon Harvey

Bakkavor, the London-based private-label supplier to major UK grocers, is hiring workers for a plant in south-east England.


Granarolo takes full control of Italian cheese venture Mulino Formaggi 15 Apr 2021

Andy Coyne

Italian dairy firm Granarolo has announced that it has upped its stake in a local cheese venture to take full ownership of the business.


Canada's Chickapea lures new investment for gluten-free pasta 15 Apr 2021

Simon Harvey

Chickapea, the gluten-free organic pasta business in Canada, has raised new funding from a group of existing investors.


Lithuanian dairy firm Vilvi Group buys Latvia's SIA Baltic Dairy Board 15 Apr 2021

Andy Coyne

Lithuania-based dairy firm Vilvi Group has acquired a 70% stake in a Latvian ingredients business for an undisclosed sum.


France's Avril to offload assets under new strategic focus 15 Apr 2021

Simon Harvey

French agri-food group Avril plans to dispose of some of its business units under a new strategic focus for the business.


LDC to sell poultry assets held by Ronsard to comply with regulator 15 Apr 2021

Simon Harvey

Poultry processor LDC has agreed to sell assets in order to comply with a takeover ruling, it has been revealed.


Spain's Vicky Foods seeks to boost international presence with new plant 15 Apr 2021

Andy Coyne

Spain-based Vicky Foods is aiming to grow its international business through the construction of a new production facility.


C.H.Guenther names John Buckles as new CEO 14 Apr 2021

Andy Coyne

US bakery group C.H. Guenther has named an experienced food industry executive as its new CEO to replace Dale Tremblay.


Brazil's interest in healthier frozen food warms during Covid-19 14 Apr 2021

Mauro Fernandes and Luisa Belchior

Brazilian consumers have shown greater interest in frozen food over the last year and demand for healthier options has grown.


Agropur jobs to go with planned closure of milk plant 14 Apr 2021

Simon Harvey

Canadian dairy cooperative Agropur has announced plans to close another plant as it continues to optimise its production network.


Acquisitions central to Agthia's new growth strategy 14 Apr 2021

Andy Coyne

UAE food business Agthia Group has announced details of its plan to become a regional food and drinks "leader" by 2025.


"We feel the pressure from the market" – Emmi's Gerold Schatt on Swiss dairy group's sustainability targets 14 Apr 2021

Dean Best

Emmi has a new set of sustainability targets, with an overall aim to be "net-zero" by 2050. The dairy group discusses its goals and the spotlight being shone on the whole industry.


Hippeas brings in Paul Nardone as CEO on back of Joe Serventi's departure 14 Apr 2021

Simon Harvey

Hippeas has hired a new CEO of the US-based better-for-you snacks maker after confirming Joe Serventi's departure.


UK food exports to EU improve after post-Brexit slump 14 Apr 2021

Andy Coyne

New data have revealed what happened to UK food exports to the European Union in February following a post-Brexit slowdown in January.


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