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Australia's Beston Global sells four milk farms to Aurora Dairies 11 Jun 2020

Simon Harvey

Australia's Beston Global Food Co. has agreed to sell a batch of milk farms as it focuses on "higher-returning" assets.

Tyson cooperating with chicken price-fixing probe in return for leniency 11 Jun 2020

Andy Coyne

US meat giant Tyson Foods has issued a statement in relation to the Department of Justice (DoJ) investigation into price-fixing in the poultry industry.

Unilever unifies corporate structure under UK plc but retains dual listings, Dutch operations 11 Jun 2020

Simon Harvey

FMCG giant Unilever has made changes to its legal corporate make-up after months of deliberations over its dual structure.

Beyond Meat eyes European growth after buying manufacturing plant 11 Jun 2020

Andy Coyne

US alternative-protein business Beyond Meat is planning to expand its production capabilities in Europe after making a purchase in the Netherlands.

How China's expansion of e-commerce zones could benefit overseas food companies 10 Jun 2020

Jens Kastner

China has expanded its cross-border e-commerce (CBEC) scheme to push up trade battered by Covid-19. We look at the possible benefits for food companies exporting to the country.

Nomad Foods online sales surge as Covid-19 spurs "influx of new customers" 10 Jun 2020

Simon Harvey

Nomad Foods has updated investors on the frozen food group's performance during the coronavirus crisis, including a spike in e-commerce sales.

"This industry is so nascent" – Dao Foods investor Tao Zhang on taking plant-based meat mainstream in China 10 Jun 2020

Dean Best

Can a real, mainstream market for plant-based meat develop in China? Dao Foods investor Tao Zhang thinks so – but he knows there's a long way to go.

Singapore urban farming initiative receives funding 10 Jun 2020

Andy Coyne

Urban Farming Partners Singapore (UFPSG) has issued an update on plans to get a new indoor farming initiative in the south-east Asian city state off the ground.

Ethiopian edible oil business Turaco backed by investors Proparco and Ethos 10 Jun 2020

Andy Coyne

Turaco, an Ethiopian holding company which holds a portfolio of FMCG assets including edible oils, has attracted backing from investors.

Indofood confirms plan to buy noodle supplier Pinehill 10 Jun 2020

Dean Best

Noodle giant Indofood Sukses Makmur has confirmed a plan to acquire one of its manufacturing partners in a deal worth around US$3bn.

Food industry must "share blame" for severity of Covid-19 - researchers 10 Jun 2020

Simon Harvey

New research published in the UK has showed there may be a link between obesity and the severity of Covid-19 infections and deaths.

PepsiCo opens new plant in Spain for Alvalle gazpacho 10 Jun 2020

Simon Harvey

PepsiCo has opened a new plant in Spain commissioned a few years ago to produce gazpacho for the European markets.

Hovis owners remain tight-lipped over sale talk 10 Jun 2020

Andy Coyne

Speculation about the future of UK bread brand Hovis, partly owned by Premier Foods, has arisen in a UK news story.

German manufacturer Ludwig Weinrich buys control of Fairtrade firm Divine Chocolate 9 Jun 2020

Dean Best

Divine Chocolate, the UK-based supplier of Fairtrade chocolate, has a new majority shareholder, it has been announced.

Covid-19 - Rich Products eyes UK job cuts 9 Jun 2020

Dean Best

Rich Products, the privately-owned US food group, has reacted to the impact Covid-19 has had on its business with the UK foodservice channel with plans to cut jobs.

Update - Brynwood unveils Buitoni Food Company after Nestle deal 9 Jun 2020

Dean Best

Private-equity firm Brynwood Partners has unveiled the latest business it has acquired from Nestle, the eighth transaction between the two.

Spanish ice cream maker Farggi Menorquina acquired by UK hedge fund manager Cheyne Capital 9 Jun 2020

Andy Coyne

Spanish ice cream and pastry manufacturer Lacrem, which operates as Farggi Menorquina, is under new ownership.

China Mengniu Dairy issues Covid-linked profit warning 9 Jun 2020

Andy Coyne

Chinese dairy giant Mengniu has issued an updated profit forecast as a result of factors linked to the Covid-19 outbreak.

Japanese plant-based start-up Daiz to build new site after funding win 9 Jun 2020

Andy Coyne

Daiz, a Japanese plant-based food business, has revealed its plans for the future after securing a Series A funding round.

Covid-19 - Mars adds to e-commerce units with online store in India 9 Jun 2020

Simon Harvey

Mars Wrigley has launched an online store in India, joining the growing ranks of food majors recognising the benefits of e-commerce during the global lockdowns.

South Africa's RCL Foods issues Covid-19 profit warning 9 Jun 2020

Simon Harvey

South Africa's RCL Foods has issued an update on its outlook for profits amid the impact of the coronavirus outbreak in the country.

Belgium's Vandemoortele eyes foreign expansion under new CEO Yvon Guerin  9 Jun 2020

Andy Coyne

Belgium-based business-to-business bakery company Vandemoortele is looking to expand internationally under its new CEO.

Covid-19 blamed as Bakkavor considers future of UK site 9 Jun 2020

Andy Coyne

UK private-label major Bakkavor is considering the future of one of its plants in England and is partially blaming Covid-19 for its decision.

Nestle to sell Buitoni pasta brand in North America to Brynwood Partners 9 Jun 2020

Simon Harvey

Nestlé plans to sell another of its business units in North America after offloading ice-cream and confectionery assets in the US in recent quarters.

Could UK wholesalers' Covid-19 pivots persist? 8 Jun 2020

David Burrows

In late-March, overnight, UK wholesalers' foodservice market dried-up. Some started supplying the public directly, others sold to supermarkets. Could these strategies stick?

New products - Unilever takes Pot Noodle into block format; Higgidy moves into ready meals; Take Two Foods barley milk alternative; Emmi launches Beleaf in UK 12 Jun 2020

This week's selection of new products includes snacks firm Pip & Lekker's seed-based products being sold at Sainsbury's and Emmi launching its plant-based range Beleaf in the UK.

Addo Food Group to add scores of jobs at UK plant 8 Jun 2020

Andy Coyne

UK savoury snacks maker Addo Food Group is to adjust the size of the workforce at one of its plants following a change in demand linked to Covid-19.

Covid-19 hasn't dented consumer interest in sustainability 8 Jun 2020

GlobalData Consumer

While Covid-19 is front-and-centre in consumers' minds, a range of factors still drive behaviour, with environmental concerns holding their importance, GlobalData writes.

Norwegian seafood firm Kvaroy Arctic signs up to traceability initiative 8 Jun 2020

Andy Coyne

Kvarøy Arctic, a Norway-based seafood business, has signed up to an initiative it hopes will increase the traceability of fish supplied to North American customers.

Canada's Boulangerie Dumas targets US growth after takeover 8 Jun 2020

Andy Coyne

Boulangerie Dumas, a Canada-based bakery business specialising in puff pastries, croissant and voal-au-vents, has new owners, it has been revealed.








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