Snacks: Calbee Acquires Warnock Food Products

Calbee, through its US subsidiary Calbee America (CAN), has acquired an 80% share in Californian based snacks manufacturer Warnock Food Products. “Through the acquisition...

PE Firm TGP to Acquire Stake in Kenyan Dairy Company

American private equity firm TGP Capital Partners is set to take a 33.9% stake in Kenya's Maziwa Ltd through its subsidiary Pledge Holdco Ltd....

Axereal Acquires Cargill’s Malt Business

AXEREAL, France's largest grain cooperative, today announced the acquisition of CARGILL's malt business on behalf of its subsidiary, BOORTMALT. This acquisition strengthens AXEREAL's position globally,...

Olam Completes Dangote Flour Mills Acquisition

Olam International Limited refers to its earlier announcements made on 23 April 2019, 29 April 2019 and 5 August 2019 on the binding offer...

Canada: Lassonde to Acquire Fruit-Based Snack and Beverage Manufacturer Sun-Rype

Food and beverage company Lassonde Industries is set to acquire Canadian fruit-based snack and beverage manufacturer Sun-Rype Products Ltd for around USD 61 million...

Symrise Receives Anti-Trust Clearance for ADF/IDF Acquisition

Symrise AG has reached a milestone towards the successful completion of the acquisition of ADF/IDF, a leading U.S. meat and egg-based protein specialist and...

Carlsberg Agrees to Buy out Cambodian Brewery, Posts Upbeat Q3 Sales

Carlsberg reported a 5.3% rise in third quarter sales, boosted by strong sales in Asia and Western Europe, and said it had agreed to...

USA: Upstate Niagara Cooperative to Buy Byrne Dairy Operations

Upstate Niagara Cooperative has announced the purchase of Byrne Dairy’s fresh fluid milk operations. No financial details have been disclosed, closing is expected within...

Pipeline Foods Purchases Organic Ventures’ Ancient Grains and Specialty Products Business

Pipeline Foods LLC, a U.S.-based supply chain solutions company focused exclusively on organic, non-GMO and regenerative food and feed announced today it has reached...

2 Sisters’ Matthew Walker Christmas Puddings Sale Completes

2 Sisters Food Group can confirm the completion of the sale of its Matthew Walker Christmas puddings business to Valeo Foods Group. Following our announcement...

Celsius Completes Acquisition of Nordic Wellness Company Func Food Group Oyj

Celsius Holdings, Inc., maker of the leading global fitness drink, CELSIUS®, today announced that it completed the previously announced financial restructuring and acquisition of...

Saputo Completes the Acquisition of Lion Dairy & Drinks Specialty Cheese Business

Saputo completed today the transaction announced on April 26, 2019, and acquired the specialty cheese business (the “Specialty Cheese Business”) of Lion Dairy &...

Synlait to Acquire Cheese Supplier Dairyworks for USD 71.6 Mln

Synlait has announced the conditional purchase of Dairyworks for NZD 112 million (USD 71.6 million), subject to Overseas Investment Office approval. Established in 2001 Dairyworks...

Brynwood Partners VII L.P. to Sell Joseph’s Frozen Foods to LaSalle Capital

Brynwood Partners VII L.P. ("Brynwood VII") announced today that it has sold Joseph's Frozen Foods ("Joseph's") to LaSalle Capital. Terms and conditions of the...

Olam International Expands Almond Ingredients Capacity Acquiring Hughson Nut

Global food and agri-business Olam International Limited (Olam), today announced that it has signed a purchase agreement to acquire a 100% interest in leading...

Conagra Brands Completes Divestiture of DSD Model Snacks Business to Utz Quality Foods

Conagra Brands, Inc.announced that it has completed the divestiture of the portion of its snacks business that operates under a Direct-Store-Delivery (DSD) model to...

UK: Flavoured Water Brand Revolution Waves Acquired by Clearly Drinks

Soft drinks manufacturer Clearly Drinks has invested in flavoured water brand Revolution Waves, no financial details were disclosed. Founded in 2017 Revolution Waves manufactures a...

Ingredients Company Innophos to be Acquired by PE Firm

US essential ingredients company Innophos is set to be acquired by One Rock Capital Partners private equity firm. One rock will acquire all of...

Upfield Group Acquires Arivia, Producer of Plant-Based Cheese

Upfield Group B.V., plantbased butter and spreads, today announced that one of its group companies, Upfield Europe B.V. has entered into a share purchase...

Cal-Maine Foods to Acquire Egg Production Assets of Mahard Egg Farm

Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of Mahard Egg Farm, relating...

Futura Foods Acquires GRH Food Company

Production at GRH Foods North Wales cheese facility is set to restart having been acquired by Futura Food UK Limited (‘Futura’). GRH went into...

Puratos Canada Acquires Fruit Fillings Producer Sandel Foods Inc.

Puratos Canada, the Canadian arm of global Belgium-based ingredient supplier, Puratos, is pleased to announce the strategic acquisition of Sandel Foods Inc (SFI). Established in...

Brazil: Massimo Zanetti Beverage Group Acquires Coffee Company Cafe Pacaembu

Producer and processer of roasted coffee Massimo Zanetti Beverage Group has acquired Cafe Pacaembu Ltda through its Brazilian subsidiary. No financial details have been...

Pilgrim’s Pride Closes Tulip Acquisition, Strengthens Position in UK Pork Market

Brazil's JBS SA said on Tuesday that its subsidiary Pilgrim's Pride Corp concluded the acquisition of Tulip Ltd in the United Kingdom, where the...

KIND Announces Acquisition of Better-For-You Snacking Company Creative Snacks Co.

Today, KIND Healthy Snacks announced the acquisition of Creative Snacks Co., a family owned better-for-you snack manufacturer based in North Carolina. Creative Snacks' award-winning...

Ardian Preparing to Sell French Maker of Chemicals Used in Food Ingredients DRT

Buyout group Ardian is preparing to sell French maker of chemicals used in food ingredients, fragrances and adhesives Les Derives Resiniques et Terpeniques (DRT)...

UK: Rebel Kitchen and Nurture Brands to Merge

From January 2020 Rebel Kitchen will join Emily and Ape as part of Nurture Brands to creating a plant-based snack and beverage business. Rebel Kitchen’s...

UK: Romer Labs Acquires FAC Expanding Allergen Analytical Service

Romer Labs,  provider of diagnostic solutions for the agricultural, food and feed industries, is announcing its acquisition of Food Allergen Centre (FAC), a UKAS-accredited...

Campbell Completes Sale of European Chips Business to Valeo Foods

Campbell Soup Company announced it has completed the sale of its European Chips Business to Valeo Foods, a portfolio company of CapVest Partners LLP,...

Caldic Acquires Food Ingredients Distributor Arles Agroalimentaire

Caldic B.V. has announced its acquisition of Arlès Agroalimentaire SAS, a leading distributor of quality food ingredients and functional additives in France. The agreement...

Flora Owner in Talks to Buy Vegan Cheese Company Violife Foods

The owner of Flora, Country Crock and I Can’t Believe Its Not Butter, Upfield, is in talks to acquire vegan cheese company Violife Foods,...

Valeo Foods Buys 2 Sisters Christmas Puddings Business for GBP 67 Mln

2 Sisters Food Group can confirm it has entered into a binding contract for the sale of its Matthew Walker Christmas puddings business to...

Snacks: PE Firm VMG Partners Acquires Popchips

VMG Partners has acquired the better-for-you snack brand popchips for an undisclosed amount. The deal marks the launch of the company’s branded snacking platform,...

UK: Dairy Ingredients Supplier Meadow Foods Acquires Nimbus Foods

Meadow Foods, the UK’s leading supplier of dairy based ingredients to the food industry, announces the acquisition of Nimbus Foods Limited. The announcement is...

Pernod Ricard Completes Acquisition of Castle Brands

Pernod Ricard and Castle Brands Inc. announced today the successful completion of the acquisition of Castle Brands by a subsidiary of Pernod Ricard S.A.,...

Grupo Bimbo Buys Cerealto Siro Foods Paterna Bread Business

Bakery Iberian Investments, a Grupo Bimbo subsidiary, has reached an agreement to acquire Paterna, including the plant, from Cerealto Siro Foods. No financial details...

Hain Celestial Completes the Sale of Arrowhead Mills and SunSpire

The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: HAIN) ("Hain Celestial" or the "Company"), a leading organic and natural products company with operations in North America,...

London Food Corporation Acquires Free-From Cereals Firm Big Oz

London Food Corporation has acquired UK based gluten free company Big Oz. No financial details have been disclosed. Founded in 1999, Big Oz manufactures allergen...

Dawn Farms Acquires German Cooked Meats Business

Dawn Farms, a cooked meat ingredients company, announces that it has acquired Haas GmbH, a cooked meats specialist in Nonnweiler-Otzenhausen, Saarland, Germany. The transaction...

Aryzta Sells Majority of its Picard Stake for EUR 156 Mln

ARYZTA announces today that it has received a binding offer from Invest Group Zouari (‘IGZ’) to sell the majority of its interest in Picard. Transaction...

Azelis Acquires Orkila Specialty Chemicals and Food Ingredients Distributor

Specialty chemicals and agri-food ingredients distributor Azelis is set to acquire 100% of Lebanese specially chemicals and food ingredients distributor Orkila. No financial details...

Unilever Completes Sale of Alsa

Unilever announced today that, further to the announcement made on 9th February 2018, it has completed the sale of Alsa

Apetit Completes Sale of Fresh Cut Products to Greenfood

Apetit Plc announced on September 30, 2019 that the sale of its fresh cut products business to the Swedish company Greenfood has been completed....

France: Pernod and Ricard to Merge Creating Single Company

The Ricard and Pernod companies have today presented the “Reconquer!” project to their Employee Representative Bodies and their entire staff. This initiative is in...

BASF Enters Natural Aroma Ingredients Market with New Acquisition & Cooperation Agreement

BASF is branching out into natural aroma ingredients thanks to its recent acquisition of biotechnology firm Isobionics and a cooperation agreement with biotech research...

UK: Dr. Oetker Acquires Cake Craft World

Dr. Oetker has acquired UK specialist baking company Cake Craft World for an undisclosed amount. It is understood on completion of acquisition Cake Craft...

Consortium Acquire 96.81% of Wessanen Shares – Delisting Expected on 1 November 2019

The Consortium and Wessanen jointly announce that, with settlement of the Shares tendered during the Post Acceptance Period today, the Offeror holds 74,668,704 Shares,...

Thew Arnott Sells Colour Business to Extrachem Gmbh

Specialist ingredients company, Thew Arnott Group has completed the sale of its colour business, Horizon Specialities, to Extrachem GmbH, based in Germany. Extrachem GmbH has...

Nestle Invests in Early Childhood Food Allergy Company

Nestlé Health Science (NHSc) announced today an investment in Before Brands, specialists in early childhood allergy prevention. With its significant minority stake, NHSc has...

Firmenich to Take a Minority Stake in French Flavours Company Robertet

Firmenich has reached an agreement to take around a 17% stake in French flavour and fragrance manufacturer Robertet. Based in Grasse, the Robertet Group’s activities...

ACCC Will Not Oppose Saputo Cheese Deal with Lion

The ACCC has decided it will not oppose the proposed acquisition of Lion Dairy & Drinks’ Tasmanian-based cheese business by Saputo Dairy Australia. Saputo is...

France: Bigard Makes Offer for Nestle’s Herta Meat Business

French meat processor, Jean-Paul Bigard has reportedly made an offer for Nestle’s charcuterie business, Herta, which was put up for sale by the Swiss...

Grays Peak Capital Acquires Baby and Toddler Food Brand NurturMe(R)

Grays Peak Capital purchased the NurturMe Brand, an emerging leader in the organic baby and toddler food category, for an undisclosed sum. Nurturme is...

New Zealand’s Fonterra Sells Its 50% Stake in DFE Pharma for $400 Million

New Zealand's Fonterra on Wednesday agreed to sell its 50% stake in DFE Pharma for NZ$633 million ($400.37 million) as the world's biggest dairy...

Hershey Completes Acquisition Of One Brands

The Hershey Company today announced the completion of its acquisition of ONE Brands, LLC, the maker of a line of low-sugar, high-protein nutrition bars...

Campbell Completes Sale of Kelsen Group

Campbell Soup Company announced today that it has completed the sale of Kelsen Group to a Ferrero affiliated company for a purchase price of...

Perricone Juices Acquires Florida-Based Lambeth Groves

Beaumont Juice, Inc. (d/b/a Perricone Juices) announced today that it has agreed to purchase all of the remaining shares of United Juice Companies of...

Fairfield Gourmet Food Corporation Acquires Foxtail Foods

Since 1986, Foxtail Foods has been known for its high quality desserts and is an exclusive supplier to Perkins Restaurant & Bakery and Marie...

Coca-Cola HBC Buys Italian Premium Mineral Water Maker Lurisia

Coca-Cola HBC, which bottles Coca-Cola products in Europe, has agreed to buy Italian mineral water maker and sparkling beverage company Lurisia in a deal...

Australia: Keytone Dairy to Acquire Wellness Brand Super Cubes

Keytone Dairy is set to acquire 100% of lifestyle health and wellness brand Super Cubes for AUD $726,000 plus an earn-out subject to performance. Founded...

Consortium of PAI and Charles Jobson Acquires Wessanen

The Consortium and Wessanen jointly announce that, with the settlement today, the Consortium has concluded the acquisition of 91.39% of the Shares. Transaction highlights * Consortium...

Celsius to Acquire Nordic Wellness Company Func Food

Fitness drink company Celsius is set to acquire Finnish Func Food Group Oyj for approximately USD 26.4 million. The deal, expected to close in...

Eastside Distilling Acquires Azunia Tequila

Eastside Distilling, Inc.  today announced the acquisition of Azuñia Tequila from Intersect Beverage. Azuñia Tequila offers four premium tequila products; Blanco Organic Tequila, Reposado...

US Foods Completes Acquisition of SGA’s Food Group of Companies

US Foods Holding Corp. today announced that it has successfully completed the previously announced $1.8 billion all cash acquisition of SGA’s Food Group of...

Conagra To Sell Direct Store Delivery Snacks Business To Utz Quality Foods

Today Conagra Brands, Inc. (CAG) announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Direct Store Delivery (DSD) snacks business to...

Towerbrook Capital Partners Eyes Biscuit International and Fox’s Biscuits

4 September 2019 - UK private equity firm Towerbrook Capital Partners has been linked by Sky News to discussions to buy Biscuit International (BI),...

UK: Greencore Group Acquires Convenience Foods Maker Freshtime

Greencore Group plc (“Greencore” or “the Group”), a leading manufacturer of convenience foods in the UK, announces that it has today completed the acquisition...

Mahou San Miguel Increases Stake in American Founders Brewing Co.

Spanish brewer Mahou San Miguel is set to strengthen its international presence taking a majority stake in Michigan based Founders Brewing Co. Mahou will increase...

Burton’s Biscuits Builds Capability With Acquisition Of Paterson Arran

Burton’s Biscuit Co. is strengthening its capability and broadening its product portfolio with the acquisition of Paterson Arran, one of Scotland’s independent food companies. The...

Valeo to Buy Campbell’s European Chips Business for USD 80 Mln

Campbell Soup Company announced it has signed an agreement for the intended sale of its European Chips Business to Valeo Foods, a portfolio company...

Givaudan Completes Acquisition of Vietnamese Flavour Company Golden Frog

Givaudan today announced it has completed the acquisition of Golden Frog, a Vietnamese flavour company. Givaudan had announced that it had reached an agreement...

Romania’s Competition Authority Clears Acquisition of Rimco by Dr. Oetker

The Romanian competition authority has cleared the acquisition of Rimco by Dr. Oetker. Rimco is a holding company that owns pastry products company Panovia...

Tyson Buys 40% Stake in Brazilian Poultry Producer Grupo Vibra

Tyson Foods announced that it has reached a deal to invest in Brazilian poultry producer and exporter, Grupo Vibra (“Vibra Foods”). This will give...

Constellation Brands Makes Minority Investment in Durham Distillery

Constellation Brands acquired a minority stake in Durham Distillery, a craft gin, vodka, liqueur and ready-to-drink canned cocktail producer located in Durham, N.C. Co-founded by...

Emmi Strengthens Latin American Business: Surlat and Quillayes to Merge

Surlat, the existing Emmi company in Chile, is merging with competitor Quillayes to form Quillayes Surlat. The newly founded company will be the number...

Pernod Ricard to Acquire Castle Brands for USD 223 Mln

Pernod Ricard and Castle Brands Inc., today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Pernod Ricard, through a subsidiary, will...

Pilgrim’s Pride to Acquire UK Pork Producer Tulip in GBP 290 Mln Deal

Pilgrim's Pride today announced that it will be acquiring Danish Crown's British subsidiary, Tulip Limited for GBP 290 million (USD 354 million). According to a...

Stonewall Kitchen Acquires Organic Applesauce and Apple Cider Vinegar Brand

Maine based specialty food producer Stonewall Kitchen is set to acquire the Vermont Village brand of Organic Applesauce and Apple Cider Vinegar products. No...

Hershey to Acquire ONE Brands, Extending Better-For-You Brand Portfolio

The Hershey Company strengthened its position as a snacking leader today, announcing that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire ONE Brands,...

Hain Celestial Announces Strategic Sale of Rice Brand Tilda

The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. today announced that it has completed the strategic sale of Tilda®, a premium basmati and specialty rice brand, to...

Mrs. Ressler’s Food Products Acquires Emils Organics

Mrs. Ressler’s Food Products has entered into an agreement to purchase the assets of Philadelphia based deli meat company Emils Organics. The acquisition, the company...

Oregon Potato Company Acquires Assets of NORPAC Foods

NORPAC Foods, Inc., a grower-owned fruit and vegetable cooperative founded in 1924, today announced that it has entered into an asset purchase agreement with...

US: Rich Products Acquires Christie Cookie Company

Privately-owned, gourmet cookie company helps expand Rich’s cookie portfolio. Rich Products recently announced that it has acquired Christie Cookie Company, based in Nashville, TN. Christie...

Highlander Partners Acquires Evans Food Group, Forms Food Platform Benestar Brands

Dallas based private investment firm Highland Partners has acquired Evans Food Group through its newly formed food platform Benestar Brands. No financial details were...

Simply Good Foods to Acquire Quest Nutrition for USD 1 Bln

The Simply Good Foods Company, a developer, marketer and seller of branded nutritional foods and snacking products, and Quest Nutrition, LLC , a healthy...

Orkla Invests in Icelandic Chocolate Brand

Orkla ASA has signed an agreement to purchase 20% of the Icelandic company Nói-Siríus HF (“Nói Siríus”), Iceland’s leading chocolate and confectionery manufacturer. Nói Siríus...

Pacific Ventures Group to Acquire California Food Distribution Company

Pacific Ventures Group, an investment group concentrating in food and beverage distribution, announced today that it signed an Asset Purchase Agreement to acquire a...

Hershey Announces Investments In Emerging Snacking Businesses

The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) is further expanding its position as a snacking category leader, announcing minority investments in emerging snacking businesses FULFIL Holdings Limited and Blue Stripes LLC. C7 Ventures,...

Fazer Group Finalises Acquisition of Finnish Food Company Kaslink

Fazer Group has finalised the acquisition of the Finnish food company Kaslink, the transaction having been approved by the Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority....

Sysco Acquires J. Kings Food Service Professionals

Sysco Corporation (NYSE:SYY), the leading global foodservice distribution company, today announced it has acquired J. Kings Food Service Professionals, a New York broadline distributor...

Nagase Group Completes Acquisition of US Ingredients Supplier Prinova

Japanese chemicals company Nagase has completed the acquisition of US ingredients manufacturer and distributor Prinova Group. Prinova provides ingredients, flavors and value-added solutions for the...

Valeo Foods in Talks to Buy Kettle Foods

Irish food group Valeo is in talks to buy Kettle Foods, Sky News reports, the deal is thought to be worth more than GBP...

DuPont Linked to USD 20 Bln Sale of Nutrition and Biosciences Unit

DuPont has been linked to a possible sale of its nutrition and biosciences unit, Bloomberg reports, citing “people familiar with the matter”. According to Bloomberg...

JAT Acquires 70% of Australian Infant Formula Manufacturer

Australia-Asia trade specialist, Jatenergy Limited (ASX: JAT) is pleased to announce that it has agreed to acquire 70% of the issued shares in Australian...

Competition Concerns About Saputo Buying Lion Cheese Business

The Australia Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has preliminary competition concerns about dairy company Saputo’s proposed acquisition of the Tasmanian-based cheese business of competitor...

Hochdorf Sells Hochdorf South Africa Ltd

Hochdorf has sold its 90% stake in HOCHDORF South Africa Ltd to African Chocolate Café Ltd. The sale was initially announced on the 8th...

Diageo Buys Majority Stake in Non-Alcoholic Spirit Maker Seedlip

Diageo, the world's largest spirits company, said on Wednesday it had taken a majority stake in distilled non-alcoholic spirits brand Seedlip, as it looks...

Perdue Acquires 2 Organic and Non-GMO Oilseed Crushing Plants in Southeast

07 August 2019- Perdue AgriBusiness, the grain handling operation of US poultry giant Perdue Farms, has announced the purchase of oilseed assets belonging to...

Almarai to Acquire Additional Stakes in Pure Breed

Almarai Company (“The Company”) is pleased to announce that, on 5th August 2019, it has finalized the acquisition of 37.6% of the share capital...

Pernod Ricard Acquires Firestone & Robertson Distilling Co

Pernod Ricard (Paris:RI), through Pernod Ricard USA, announces the acquisition of Firestone & Robertson Distilling Co., owner of the TX brand, a leading whiskey...

Italy’s Illycaffe Buys Its British Distributor

Italian coffee roaster illycaffe has bought its distributor in Britain, signalling its confidence in the market in spite of uncertainties surrounding the country's looming...

US: Stonewall Kitchen Acquired by Audax Private Equity

Audax Private Equity has acquired a controlling share of US based specialty food producer Stonewall Kitchen for an undisclosed amount. Established in 1991, Maine based...

Seneca Foods Completes Acquisition of Paradise’s Candied Fruit Business

Seneca Foods Corporation and Paradise, Inc. (“Paradise”) (PARF) announced today that Seneca has completed the acquisition of Paradise’s fruit business. This business, based in...

Yili Completes Acquisition of New Zealand’s Westland Dairy Co-Operative

Hong Kong Jin Gang Trade Holding Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of China’s dairy giant Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group, on August 1 successfully completed...

Campbell Sells its Australian Snacks Unit Arnott’s and Some International Operations to KKR for...

Campbell Soup Company announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement for the sale of Arnott’s and certain of Campbell’s International operations to...

Hostess Brands to Sell Superior Cake Products, Inc. to Sara Lee Frozen Bakery

Hostess Brands, Inc. today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Superior Cake Products, Inc. (“Superior”) in-store bakery business...

TreeHouse Foods Completes the Sale of its Snacks Division to Atlas Holdings LLC

TreeHouse Foods, Inc. today announced that it has completed the sale of its snack nuts and trail mix business to Atlas Holdings for $90...

Synlait Completes Talbot Forest Cheese Acquisition

Synlait  today announced it has completed the acquisition of selected Talbot Forest Cheese assets. The acquisition includes the property, plant and equipment of the...

Natur International Acquires Controlling Interest in U.S.-based Temple Turmeric Beverages

Natur International Corp., (NTRU) a producer of natural and organic plant-based foods and beverages, has announced the acquisition of the controlling interest in Temple...

France: Jean Floc’h Acquires Cured Meat Company

French meat processing company Jean Floc’h has acquired dried sausage company Chambost for an undisclosed amount. Based near Lyon Chambost produces 2000 tons of Lyonnais...

Beyond Meat Competitor Impossible Foods Receives FDA Approval for ‘Bleeding’ Plant Burger

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved a key ingredient in plant-based burger patties made by Impossible Foods, a rival to Beyond...

Fleury Michon Announces the Acquisition of Marfo Group

Regis Lebrun, General Manager of Fleury Michon SA and Claude Bergeron, President of Fleury Michon America are pleased to announce that the Fleury Michon...

Tierra Farm Acquires Organic Spice Company

Tierra Farm has acquired Pennsylvania based organic spice company Senor Sabor, no financial details have been disclosed. New York based Tierra Farm is a certified-organic...

St. Albans Cooperative Creamery to Merge with DFA

Members of the St. Albans Cooperative Creamery have approved a merger with Dairy Farmers of America (DFA). The merger is due to close August...

Kellogg Company Closes Sale of Keebler Cookies and Related Businesses to Ferrero

Kellogg Company (NYSE: K) announced today that it has closed the sale of Keebler cookies and other selected businesses to the Ferrero Group and...

Australia’s Mackay Sugar Accepts Nordzucker Takeover

Farmers who own shares in Australia's Mackay Sugar have voted to accept a takeover offer from Germany's Nordzucker, helping secure the company's future against...

Australia: Aurora Pulls Out of Yowie Bid

Aurora Funds Management has advised it will not proceed with its takeover bid for Australia’s Perth based confectionery company Yowie. In a statement to the...

UK: Cranswick Acquires Mediterranean Food Products Business

Cranswick Continental Foods has acquired food processor Katsouris Brothers Ltd for GBP 45 million. Further consideration of up to GBP 7 million may be...

Hochwald Acquires Majority Stake in Dairy Ingredient Company Almil

Dairy cooperative Hochwald Group will take a majority stake in Almil AG effective January 1st 2020, local press reports. No financial details have been...

US: Northwoods Cheese Company Acquires Mille Lacs Foods

Wisconsin based Northwood Cheese Company has acquired Mille Lacs Foods, according to press sources. No financial details have been disclosed. Mille Lacs Foods, also Wisconsin...

Emmi Acquires Italian Desserts Company Pasticceria Quadrifoglio

Swiss dairy group Emmi has acquired Italian desserts company Pasticceria Quadrifoglio for an undisclosed amount. The transaction is subject to approval of the relevant...

Competition Authorities Approve Sale of Bell Food Group German Sausage Business

Yesterday, the responsible competition authorities gave their unconditional approval for the sale of the sausage business of Bell Germany to the Zur Mühlen Group. The...

Brazil’s Marfrig Potential Bidder for Paraguayan Beef-Packer – Report

Listed Brazilian meat producer Marfrig Global Foods SA is a potential bidder for Paraguay's Frigorífico Concepción SA, according to a report in newspaper Valor...

KKR Devours Tim Tam Biscuits Maker in $2.2 Bln Deal with Campbell

* KKR says its offer for Arnott's was accepted by Campbell * No deal value given; Media report puts deal value at $2.2 bln * Campbell...

Midsona to Acquire Alimentation Santé from Ebro Foods

Midsona AB is pleased to announce that it intends to acquire the entire share capital of Alimentation Santé SAS ("Alimentation Santé" or the “Company”)...

Post Holdings and TreeHouse Foods Provide Update on Proposed Private Label RTE Cereal Transaction

Post Holdings, Inc.  and TreeHouse Foods today provided an update on the proposed Post acquisition of the private label ready-to-eat (“RTE”) cereal business from...

Gabriella’s Kitchen Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Lulu’s Chocolates

Following the press release dated May 16, 2019 Gabriella's Kitchen Inc. is pleased to announce that it has entered into a definitive agreement with...

Dairy: Ekosem-Agrar Acquires OAO Trud Farm in Russia

Ekosem-Agrar AG, the German holding company of Russian milk producer EkoNiva Group, has acquired the farm "OAO Trud" for an undisclosed amount, expanding into...

Capza Acquires French Food Manufacturer Saint Aubin

Private investment platform Capza has acquire French food manufacturer Groupe Saint Aubin in partnership with its chairman/CEO Thierry Lafeuille. Capza, along with Lafeuille, plans...

PepsiCo Offers $1.7 Bln to Buy South Africa’s Pioneer Foods

PepsiCo has made a $1.7 billion offer to buy South Africa's Pioneer Food Group the companies said on Friday, boosting the target's shares by...

AB InBev to Sell Carlton & United Breweries to Asahi Group

Anheuser-Busch InBev has agreed to divest Carlton & United Breweries (CUB), its Australian subsidiary, to Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd. for 16.0 billion AUD, equivalent...

Brazil’s Monashees Buys Stake in Plant-Based Meat Producer Fazenda Futuro

Brazilian plant-based meat producer Fazenda Futuro said on Thursday it has received its first round of investments, led by venture capital firm Monashees. In the...

Mondelez Completes Acquisition of Majority Interest in Perfect Snacks

Mondelēz International today announced it has completed its previously announced agreement to acquire a majority interest in Perfect Snacks®, a pioneer in the fast-growing...

Alvestaglass Acquires Ice Cream Distributor Nordic Mochi

Swedish ice cream manufacturer Alvestaglass has acquired Bubbies distributor Nordic Mocchi. The total purchase price is expected to be around USD 426.6 thousand (SEK...

Cultured Dairy has Arrived Perfect Day Unveils Animal Free Ice-Cream

Animal free dairy start-up Perfect Day has launched a limited-edition animal-free ice cream made with its flora-based protein. Perfect day produces casein and whey, the...

Aureus Completes Acquisition of Yuengling’s Ice Cream

Food brand development company Aureus has officially closed the acquisition of Yuengling’s Ice Cream. No financial details have been disclosed. Dating back to 1920, Yuengling’s...

Campbell Signs Agreement for Sale of Kelsen Group for USD 300 Mln

Campbell Soup Company announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement for the sale of Kelsen Group to a Ferrero affiliated company for...

Midsona Acquires German Organic Nut Butter and Spreads Company

Swedish organic and health food company Midsona has acquired German manufacturers of organic spreads Eisblümerl for approximately EUR 7.8 million. The acquisition, Midsona said,...

Brazil Meatpackers BRF, Marfrig Call Off Talks on Proposed Tie-Up

Brazilian meatpackers BRF SA and Marfrig Global Foods SA said on Thursday that they had mutually agreed to call off negotiations for a possible...

Private Equity Firm Pai Makes Formal Offer to Acquire Dutch Wessanen

A consortium of investors led by European private equity firm Pai Partners SAS on Thursday submitted a formal cash offer for Dutch food maker...

Lala, Lactalis End Litigation, French Group Acquires Brazil Dairy Producer Itambe

French and Mexican dairy groups Lactalis and Grupo Lala SAB de CV reached an agreement to end litigation in Latin America, allowing Lactalis to...

McCain Partners with Plant-Based Start-Up NUGGS

McCain Foods, frozen French fries, potato specialties and appetizers, announces a new strategic partnership and lead investment in NUGGS, a New York based start-up...

Apetit to Divest its Fresh Cut Products Business Operations

Apetit Plc has signed an agreement on selling its fresh cut products business operations to the Swedish company Greenfood AB. Greenfood AB is an...

G. Willi-Food Provides Acquisitions Update, One Deal on Hold

Israeli-based company G. Willi-Food International, specializing kosher food products, has advised on the status of two previously announced acquisitions. While the deal with Miki Food...

Ausnutria Acquires Remaining Stake in Nutriunion

Chinese infant formula company Ausnutria plans to acquire the remaining 40% stake in Nutriunion (HK) and 40% stake in Nutriunion (GZ), a marketing and...

TreeHouse Foods Sells Snack Division to Atlas Holdings

TreeHouse Foods is offloading its Snacks Division to Atlas Holding for USD 90 million, the deal subject to closing conditions is expected to close...

Lactalis Group Acquires U.S. Yogurt Division of Ehrmann AG

Lactalis Group has acquired Ehrmann Commonwealth Dairy, the U.S. yogurt business of Ehrmann AG, the Bavaria, Germany based dairy company. The acquisition was completed...

Spain: Tello Alimentacion Acquires Valle

Spanish meat product manufacturer Tello Alimentacion has acquired Valle, a Madrid based company specializing in mortadella, sausages and turkey products, press sources report. No...

Hochdorf Realigns Its Business

Following the Annual General Meeting on April 12, 2019, the Board of Directors of HOCHDORF Holding Ltd, together with the senior management team, has...

Unilever to Buy Stake in Romanian Healthy Food Company

Unilever is planning to acquire a 75% stake in Romanian healthy food brand frufru owned by Good People, press sources report. No financial details...

Thai Beverages Acquires Coffee Company Dongguan LiTeng Foods

Asiaeuro International Beverage, subsidiary of Thai Beverage, has acquired China coffee company Dongguan LiTeng Foods (LiTeng Foods) for USD 43,646 (RMB 300,000). LiTeng Foods, processer...

Parmalat Completes Kraft Heinz Canadian Natural Cheese Business Acquisition

Parmalat Canada, a subsidiary of Lactalis Group, has completed the acquisition of Kraft Heinz's natural cheese business in Canada for USD 1.24 billion (CAD...

Froneri Enters Israel With Acquisition of Nestle Ice Cream Business

Froneri has agreed to acquire the Noga Ice Creams Limited Partnership, subject to regulatory approval. Noga is part of the Nestlé-owned business Osem Group...

Italy: Colussi Group Enters Chocolate Sector Acquiring La Suissa

Privately owned Italian food company Colossi Group has acquired a majority stake in Piemonte based confectionery manufacturer La Suissa, no financial details have been...

UK: Pork Processor Karro Food Group Moves Into Seafood with Young’s Acquisition

British pork processing company Karro Food Group is branching out into seafood with the recent acquisition of Young's Seafood Ltd for an undisclosed amount. CapVest...

DuPont Divests Natural Colors Business to DDW Inc

DuPont has divested its Natural Colors business, which is part of the DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences (N&B) segment, to DDW, The Color House. DDW...

Parmalat Completes Acquisition of Kraft Heinz’s “Natural Cheese” Division

Parmalat Canada Inc., a subsidiary of the Lactalis Group, is pleased to announce the closing of the previously announced transaction involving Parmalat's acquisition of...

Orkla Sells Glyngore Brand to Amanda Seafoods A/S

Orkla Foods Danmark has signed and completed an agreement with Amanda Seafoods A/S on the sale of the Glyngøre brand. The purpose of the...

China Mengniu to Sell Share in Junlebao Dairy

China Mengniu Dairy plans to sell its 51% share of Shijiazhuang Junlebao Dairy Co to Penghai PE and Junqian Management for USD 585 million...

Hain Celestial Completes Sale of Hain Pure Protein

The Hain Celestial Group, Inc., an organic and natural products company with operations in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East providing consumers...

Performance Food Group to Buy Reinhart Foodservice in a $2 bln deal

Performance Food Group Co said on Monday it would buy privately held rival Reinhart Foodservice LLC in a deal valued at $2 billion, as...

JMH Premium Acquires Chef Myron’s Fine Foods

Flavour solutions company JMP Premium has acquired sauces company Myron’s Fine Foods for an undisclosed amount. Myron’s Fine Foods manufactures and markets Pacific Rim Style...

Fleury Michon to Acquire Airline Catering Company Marfo Food Group

Fleury Michon has entered into negotiations with the shareholders of Dutch group Marfo with a view to acquire control of Marfo Food Group with...

Orkla Acquires UK Specialty Fudge and Toffee Manufacturer

Through its wholly-owned subsidiary NIC Enterprises Limited ("NIC"), Orkla Food Ingredients has signed and completed an agreement to purchase British fudge and toffee manufacturer...

Coca-Cola Amatil Completes Sale of SPC Business

Coca-Cola Amatil has announced completion of the sale of the SPC fruit and vegetable processing business (SPC) to Shepparton Partners Collective Pty Ltd and...

Australian PE Firm PEP Sets Up Company to Buy Campbell’s International Business – AFR

Pacific Equity Partners has set up a new company as part of its plans to buy the international business of U.S. food company Campbell...

Anheuser-Busch Acquires Remaining Stake in Babe Wine

Anheuser-Busch, through its affiliate ZX Ventures, will acquire the remaining stake in the disruptive wine company, Babe Wine. Babe Wine’s partnership began back in...

Fonterra Sells Interest in Foodspring

Fonterra has said it is selling its interest in in foodspring’s parent Goodminton A.G for around a USD 44.4 million (NZD 64 million) gain....

Mars Acquires Majority Stake in Targeted Nutrition Business

Mars, Incorporated today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire a significant majority stake in foodspring, a direct-to-consumer targeted nutrition company...

PE Company to Acquire Condiments Business the C.F. Sauer Company

Private Equity firm Falfurrias Capital Partners has signed an agreement to acquire Dukes Mayonnaise and packaged foods manufacturer The C.F. Sauer Company. No financial...

Thaifoods Acquires Sauce and Seasoning Company

Poultry processing company Thaifoods Group has acquired sauces and seasoning business Food Blessing Company. In a stock-exchange filing, Thaifoods said it was paying USD...

The Bell Food Group Selling German Sausage Business

The Bell Food Group will focus on and further expand its strong position in the air-dried ham segment. To this end it is parting...

Lamb Weston to Acquire Australian Frozen Potato Processor Ready Meals

Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc. announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Ready Meals Pty Ltd (Ready Meals), a frozen potato...

Canada: Délimax-Montpak Group Enters Beef Market with New Acquisition

Canadian lamb and veal processor, Délimax-Montpak, announced that it has acquired Terrebonne-based slaughterhouse, Viandes Forget for an unspecified amount. The move, the company said...

AUA Private Equity Acquires Snack Food Manufacturer TruFood

AUA Private Equity Partners has acquired the assets of snack food contract manufacturer TruFood, no financial details have been disclosed. Founded in 1985, TruFood manufactures...

Fontaine Santé Foods Completes Campbell’s Garden Fresh Gourmet Acquisition

Fontaine Santé Foods is continuing its expansion into the United States with its acquisition of the Garden Fresh Gourmet subsidiary of the American giant...

Fazer to Acquire Kaslink

Fazer Group has agreed to buy Scandinavian food products company Kaslink, including brands Kaslink Aito, Maire, Koria, The Vesi and Nordic Cuisine. No financial...

Mondelez International to Acquire Majority Interest in Perfect Snacks

Fresh-from-the-fridge protein snacks further expands company’s leadership in broader snacking Provides attractive platform to grow company’s well-being offering Mondelēz International today announced an agreement...

Coca-Cola HBC Completes Acquisition of Bambi Confectionery

Following its initial announcement on 18 February 2019, Coca-Cola HBC AG ("Coca-Cola HBC") is pleased to confirm the completion of the acquisition of Bambi,...

Delimax-Montpak Group Announces the Acquisition of Viandes Forget

Délimax-Montpak, an industry leader in the production-processing of veal and lamb, is proud to announce the acquisition of Terrebonne-based Viandes Forget. This transaction strategically...

United Premium Foods Purchases Amboy Group

The Board of Directors of United Premium Foods (“UPF”), a private investment group based in N.J., today announced the company has purchased the Amboy...

Campbell Closes Sale of Bolthouse Farms, Completing the Divestiture of Campbell Fresh Division

Campbell Soup Company announced today it has closed the sale of Bolthouse Farms to an affiliate of Butterfly Equity, a Los Angeles-based private equity...

Barentz Announces JV with Flavours and Ingredients Company TasteStrik

Barentz International, a leading global ingredients distributor, has expanded its activities in the dynamic world of taste in food. The company proudly announces its...

Bakkavor Group Completes Acquisition of Blueberry Foods

Bakkavor has confirmed completing the acquisition of UK desserts business Blueberry Foods, previously announced on 16 May 2019. Blueberry Foods operates a facility in Leicestershire...

UK: Wholebake Acquires Energy Ball Brand Bounce

Gluten free snack contract manufacturer Wholebake has acquired energy ball snack company Bounce, no financial details have been disclosed. Wholebake’s portfolio crosses a range of...

Samworth Brothers Acquires Minority Stake In Higgidy

Samworth Brothers has acquired a minority stake in Higgidy with the option of increasing its stake in the business in the years to come. Samworth...

Heineken Acquires Minority Stake in Amsterdam Craft Brewery Oedipus

Amsterdam based Oedipus craft brewing is partnering with Heineken, the company said, details of the size of investment and stake have not been released. In...

UK Compass Group to Acquire Fazer Food Services for EUR 475 Mln

Fazer Group has agreed to sell its Food Services business to Compass Group for around EUR 475 million, tuning its focus to its fast-moving...

Biscuit International Acquires Dutch Cake and Pastries Company

European manufacturer of private label biscuits Biscuit International is set to acquire Dutch company Aviateur, local press reports. It is understood both companies have agreed...

Malaysia: Can-One Sells Off Dairy Subsidiary

Malaysian can manufacturer Can-One Bdh has accepted an offer to sell its subsidiary F&B Nutrition to Asia Dairy Creations Sdn Bhd (ADCSB). Since 2004 F&B...

Ingredients Company Newly Wed Foods Acquires UK Jigsaw foods

US food ingredients company Newly Weds Foods Inc has acquired UK sauces and butters company Jigsaw Foods Ltd. No financial details have been disclosed. Jigsaw...

Orkla Acquires Distributor of Asian Ingredients in Sweden

Through its partly-owned subsidiary Werners Gourmetservice AB ("Werners"), Orkla Food Ingredients has signed and completed an agreement to purchase the Swedish sales and distribution...

RG Brands Sells Snacks Business

Kazakhstan based food and beverage company RG brands is selling its Almaty Snack Food asset, producer of Grizzly potato chip brand. No financial details...

Italy: Water and Soft Drinks Company Galvanina Acquired by PE Firm

Italian soft drinks company Galvanina has been acquired by private equity firm Riverside for an undisclosed amount. Galvanina produces private label and branded mineral water...

Savencia Fromage & Dairy Acquires Cheese Manufacturer Papillon

Savencia Fromage & Dairy has confirmed plans to acquire French cheese manufacturer Papillon for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition, the company said, is part of...

Mondelez Not Going forward with Arnott’s Acquisition

06 June 2019- Mondelez’s plans to acquire Campbell Soup’s international brands which include Arnott’s Biscuits, have come to an end, CNBC reports. It is...

Orkla’s Completes Acquisition of Zeelandia Sweden AB

05 June 2019- In its press release of 9 April 2019, Orkla announced that it had entered into an agreement to purchase Zeelandia Sweden...

Serbia: PepsiCo JV Acquires Water and Soft Drinks Company Knjaz Milos from Mid Europa

05 June 2019- Mid Europa Partners ("Mid Europa"), the leading private equity investor in Central and Eastern Europe, announced today the agreement to sell...

New Age Beverages Acquires Brands Within Reach

05 June 2019- US organic and natural beverages company New Age has signed an agreement to acquire Brands Within Reach, including the brand licensing...

China’s Top Poultry Producer Expands to Meet Rising Demand

04 June 2019 - China's largest pig and poultry producer Wens Foodstuff Group Co Ltd plans to buy Jiangsu Jinghai Poultry Industry Group Co...