Food M&A

Big Food’s stake in the future – in-house venture-capital funds’ investments

For Big Food companies looking to gain exposure to new, exciting, potentially faster-growing categories, M&A remains a popular route. But…

The dairy companies also present in dairy alternatives

In the same way that large meat companies are increasingly offering meat alternatives, the world's leading dairy businesses, or food…

Eyeing alternatives – meat companies with stakes in meat-free and cell-based meat

The rise of plant-based products and the arrival of cell-cultured – or 'clean' – options as meat alternatives are trends…

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

As with in-house venture capital funds, for big food companies looking to gain exposure to new, exciting, potentially faster-growing categories,…

JBS strikes deal for US pork supplier TriOak Foods assets

Brazilian meat giant JBS has acquired “certain assets” from US-based pork supplier TriOak Foods, strengthening its control over the supply…

Italian cheese maker Auricchio buys peer 3B Latte

Italian cheese maker Auricchio Group has acquired 3B Latte, a producer of goat, buffalo and cow’s milk cheeses. With origins…

2 Sisters Food Group puts Holland’s Pies, Portumna bakery up for sale

2 Sisters Food Group has put its bakery businesses Holland’s Pies and Portumna on the market, which, if sold, would…

Pasta maker Canuti comes under private-equity ownership

Pasta maker Canuti Tradizione Italiana has been acquired by US private-equity firm The Riverside Company. Canuti, which supplies filled and…

United Petfood acquires two European facilities from Cargill

United Petfood, the Belgian private-label pet-food producer, has added to its factory network by acquiring two facilities from US agri-food…

Nestlé spins off Freshly into L Catterton venture; updates financial targets

Nestlé has spun off its Freshly meal-kit e-commerce delivery business into a joint venture with private-equity firm L Catterton. In…