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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


Nestle seeks to "disrupt" dairy-free milk category with Wunda

5 May 2021 | Simon Harvey

Nestlé has revealed a new product in the dairy-free category as it seeks a bigger slice of what it calls a "food revolution" in plant-based products. ... 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


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


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


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


Nomad Foods launches vegan fish fingers

29 April 2021 | Dean Best

The European frozen-food group behind brands including Birds Eye and Iglo is launching a product first for the business in the vegan category. ... 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


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


Tony's Chocolonely expands in Europe through M&A

26 April 2021 | Simon Harvey

Netherlands-based ethically-sourced confectionery business Tony's Chocolonely has expanded in Europe through M&A. ... read more


Private-equity-backed Bur Distribution buys French peer Accent Bio

26 April 2021 | Dean Best

The manufacturer and trader of deli products has snapped up a business in France supplying dried-fruit products. ... read more


Nestle confirms talks to buy vitamins firm The Bountiful Company

26 April 2021 | Simon Harvey

Nestlé has confirmed media reports this morning (26 April) it is in talks to acquire another business in the health-and-wellness sector. ... read more


UK's Real Good Food sells snack-bar arm Brighter Foods to THG

22 April 2021 | Andy Coyne

UK cake decoration and snacks company Real Good Food (RGF) has sold its snack-bar business Brighter Foods for GBP43m (US$59.6m). ... read more


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