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Turkey's Kervan Gida takes majority stake in confectionery peer ZPC Otmuchow

7 May 2021 | Simon Harvey

Turkish confectionery company Kervan Gida, which completed an IPO in December, has announced an investment in a peer in Poland. ... read more

France's Fleury Michon in talks to sell Canada subsidiary

7 May 2021 | Dean Best

France-based food manufacturer Fleury Michon is in talks over the potential sale of an overseas asset. ... read more

Haystack Mountain Creamery bought by PE firm The Stage Fund

7 May 2021 | Simon Harvey

US cheese maker Haystack Mountain Creamery has been bought by a private-equity investor for an undisclosed sum. ... read more

Ireland's ABP to buy remaining 50% of fellow meat firm Linden Foods

6 May 2021 | Andy Coyne

Irish meat processor ABP Food Group has reached an agreement in principle with a UK agri-food business to acquire the remaining 50% holding in its red-meat business. ... read more

Spanish fruit business Trops snaps up local peer Herco Frut

6 May 2021 | Andy Coyne

Trops, the Spanish fruit supplier, has acquired a local peer for an undisclosed sum, it has announced. ... read more

Swedish functional-food firm Frill Holding in triple deal reveal

6 May 2021 | Andy Coyne

Frill Holding, a Swedish business specialising in functional foods, has announced a number of acquisitions. ... read more

"It does add some complexities" – General Mills' John Haugen on backing challenger brands as Covid-19 upends consumer habits

5 May 2021 | Dean Best

John Haugen, the head of General Mills' VC-style arm 301 Inc., talks to Dean Best about his unit's investment strategy and how Covid-19 has shaped what the US giant is looking for. ... read more

Orkla takes full control of Iceland confectioner Noi-Sirius

5 May 2021 | Simon Harvey

Orkla has instigated yet another deal in Europe, adding to the purchase of two UK companies by the Norway-based food and ingredients group in the past week. ... read more

US egg supplier Pete and Gerry's Organics offloads stake to PE firm

5 May 2021 | Simon Harvey

Pete and Gerry's Organics, a free-range egg business in the US, has sold a majority stake to a domestic private-equity investor. ... read more

Valio seeks partners for Oddlygood plant-based business

5 May 2021 | Simon Harvey

Finnish food group Valio has announced it is planning to spin-off a business unit and is seeking one or more partners to run it. ... read more

UK meatpackers threaten Brazilian boycott over Amazon land reform bill

5 May 2021 | Andy Coyne

UK meat processors have joined forces with major supermarket chains to respond to Brazilian government plans to introduce land reform in the Amazon rainforest area. ... read more

Tesco rolls out finance scheme for green suppliers

4 May 2021 | Hannah Abdulla

The UK's largest grocer is to offer sustainability-linked supply chain finance, in a move to encourage more suppliers to sign up to science-based emissions reduction targets. ... read more

Plant-based firm Tattooed Chef to acquire Foods of New Mexico

4 May 2021 | Simon Harvey

Tattooed Chef, a plant-based food business in California, has announced an acquisition in its home market. ... read more

Laird Superfood buys US peer Picky Bars

4 May 2021 | Dean Best

The US-based drinks, creamers and protein-powder business has bolstered its position in the snacks market with the acquisition of a local supplier. ... read more

Why "planet-based diets" are key to meeting agricultural emissions goals

4 May 2021 | Ben Cooper

Does a broader concept of a "planet-based diet" hold the key to achieving emissions cuts consistent with the Paris climate goals? We explore the implications for food companies. ... read more

Britvic buys UK dairy-free milks firm Plenish

4 May 2021 | Simon Harvey

UK beverages group Britvic, which is listed on the London Stock Exchange, has announced an acquisition in the plant-based market. ... read more

Orkla acquires UK firms Cake Decor, For All Baking

4 May 2021 | Simon Harvey

Norway-based food firm Orkla has extended this year's acquisition spree with two deals in the bakery decorations category. ... read more

Nestle buys brands from vitamins firm The Bountiful Company

30 April 2021 | Simon Harvey

Nestlé is to acquire assets of The Bountiful Company in the US after revealing this week it was in talks with the owners over parts or all of the business. ... read more

Tribe 9 Foods buys Carla’s Pasta out of bankruptcy

30 April 2021 | Andy Coyne

Tribe 9 Foods, a US company with pasta brands under its wing, has rescued a local peer from bankruptcy. ... read more

The challenges facing Big Food on net-zero

30 April 2021 | David Burrows

The commitments being made by members of Big Food on net-zero has led to some optimism but there is likely to be scrutiny of their efforts and progress. David Burrows reports. ... read more

Sweden's Midsona in acquisition discussions, says CEO

29 April 2021 | Andy Coyne

Peter Åsberg, the CEO of Sweden-based food group Midsona, has outlined the company's strategy in regard to acquisitions. ... read more

US, UK, EU – comparing the new 2030 climate targets

29 April 2021 | Dave Keating

The UK's emissions reduction target would see a faster decline than the EU and US – but working out who has the policies to deliver on their targets is no easy task. ... read more

Olam International snaps up US spices firm Olde Thompson

29 April 2021 | Andy Coyne

Olam International, the Singapore-based agri-food business, has acquired a US-based spices and seasonings business from its private-equity owner. ... read more

Mondelez linked with swoop for Greek snacks firm Chipita

29 April 2021 | Andy Coyne

Reports in the Greek media have linked US confectionery giant Mondelez International with a deal to buy an Athens-based snacks business. ... read more

Reformulating the alphabet soup of ESG reporting

28 April 2021 | Ben Cooper

Progress is underway on standards for sustainability reporting, with implications for manufacturers that have led the way on sustainability and those that have dragged their feet. ... read more

Three plant-based firms set for sale to Canadian investor Rockshield

28 April 2021 | Dean Best

The publicly-listed, Canada-based investor has signed a binding letter of intent to buy three plant-based companies spanning ingredients to CPG products. ... read more

Agri-food tech investment soars with notable emergence of SPACs – study

28 April 2021 | Simon Harvey

A new report from Finistere Ventures has revealed the amount of investment which went into agri-food tech companies last year. ... read more

Dessert Holdings to get new private-equity owner

28 April 2021 | Simon Harvey

Dessert Holdings in the US is to get a new private-equity backer as the current owner agreed to sell the business after five years.  ... read more

New majority owner for Danish meat-to-dairy group Geia

27 April 2021 | Simon Harvey

Geia Food, a Denmark-based poultry-to-dairy producer supplying the Nordic markets, is about to get a new majority owner. ... read more

Finnish food group Valio buys restaurant supplier Heinon Tukku

27 April 2021 | Andy Coyne

Finland-based food group Valio has acquired a local wholesale business, which supplies restaurants and cafes, for an undisclosed sum. ... read more

Post Holdings in snacks tie-up with A-B InBev-backed EverGrain

27 April 2021 | Simon Harvey

A newly-formed business unit of breakfast cereals and eggs producer Post Holdings in the US has announced a "joint collaboration" with a barley-based ingredients firm. ... read more

Hatching new ideas – Big Food's incubator and accelerator programmes

27 April 2021 | Andy Coyne

Our guide to some of the main incubators and accelerators operated by major food manufacturers as they look to tap into some of the consumer trends shaping demand. ... read more

Canada's Les Aliments 2000 bought by Bakery Humanity investment platform

27 April 2021 | Andy Coyne

Les Aliments 2000, a Canada-based pizza-products manufacturer, has been acquired by a local specialist investment platform. ... read more

Unilever snaps up US supplements firm Onnit

26 April 2021 | Andy Coyne

Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever has signed an agreement to acquire a US supplements business for an undisclosed sum. ... read more

CVC makes Dodoni latest Greek dairy deal

26 April 2021 | Dean Best

CVC Capital Partners is to acquire a majority stake in another Greece-focused dairy business, four months after acquiring Vivartia. ... read more