Coca-Cola European Partners Opens Two New Capri-Sun Lines at Scottish Facility

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has invested GBP 23 million (USD 27.95 million) adding two robotic multi pack fillers dedicated to making Capri-Sun, at its...

Ingredion Invests to Expand Portfolio of Plant-Based Proteins

Ingredion, provider of ingredient solutions to diversified industries, today announced it will further expand its manufacturing and production capabilities in Vanscoy, Saskatchewan with Verdient...

Unilever Food Business Expands 1.3% in Q2; Ice Cream Innovation Mitigates Weather Woes

Unilever’s food and refreshments business saw growth of 1.3% in Q2, of which 1.4% came from price. In ice cream, the company managed 2% of...

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...

Unilever, Tesco, Nestle Ranked Top on Meat Alternatives – Report

Unilever, Tesco and Nestlé are among the best prepared to capitalize on the trend for plant-based meat substitutes, according to a report from an...

Mead Johnson to Invest USD 67.7 Mln Expanding Infant Formula Facility

Mead Johnson is set to invest USD 67.7 million expanding its Zeeland, Michigan infant formula manufacturing facility. The company will receive a USD 175...

GFI Reports US Plant-Based Food Sales Growing Five Times Faster Than Total Food Sales

The Good Food Institute (GFI) reports new data shows in the US the plant-based foods retail market is worth USD 4.5 billion, and in...

FLEXNEWS Market Insight Report: Eggs and Egg Products

The “Market Insight Report – Egg and Egg Products”, compiled by FLEXNEWS with input from sister brand Urner Barry, considers trends on the supply...

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...

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...

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...

INTERVIEW: Energy Ball Recipes Founder Victoria Prince on Delivering Healthy Snack Kits to Your...

Last year, mailbox snack kit company EnergyBallRecipes.com launched on Kickstarter and has gone from strength to strength since then. The kits bring all the...

FLEXNEWS Market Insights Report: Global Egg Production to Grow 20% by 2030

In the last decade the global supply of eggs has seen unprecedented growth. And according to research from the International Egg Commission (IEC), available...

Unilever to Close Ice Cream Facility in Nevada

Unilever may close an ice cream manufacturing facility in Henderson, Nevada, impacting about 300 jobs. Local press, including the Las Vegas Review Journal, report that...

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...

Introducing FLEXNEWS New Market Insights Series

FLEXNEWS is launching a new “Market Insight” series, kicking off with an in-depth look at the trends and changes shaping today’s egg and egg...

Arla Foods Develops AI Tool to Better Predict Milk Intake

13 June 2019 – Arla Foods has developed a tool that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to predict how much milk it will be able...

Raisio to Invest EUR 45 Mln in Plant-Based Products Facility

Food company Raisio is investing an estimated EUR 45 million in the production facility developing and manufacturing plant-based added value products. With the investment,...

IFF Announces Its Business Restructure

06 June 2019- IFF has unveiled its plans for its organisational restructure. The move, the company said, is a part of its Vision 2021...

Arla Moving Cheese and Cream Production to Middle East

05 June 2019- Arla is set to move part of its processed cheese and sterilized cream production from three Arla sites to the Middle...

Lactalis to Acquire Italian Cheese Company Nuova Castelli

31 May 2019- French dairy group Lactalis has signed an agreement to acquire Italian Cheese Company Nuova Castelli for an undisclosed amount. Founded in 1892...

DuPont Nutrition & Health and Industrial Biosciences Combine to Accelerate Growth and Innovation

29 May 2019- DowDuPont Specialty Products Division (DuPont) is further strengthening its efforts in the nutrition and biosciences field by combining the business divisions...

Fonterra and Nestle to Review Strategic Options for Their Brazil JV

22 May 2019- Fonterra and Nestlé today announced that they agreed to review strategic options for the future ownership of their Dairy Partners Americas...

Switzerland: Buhler Opens USD 50 Mln Innovation Campus

22 May 2019- Buhler’s USD 49.5 million CUBIC Innovation Campus, with eight application centres, is open. Integrated with the Uzwill, Switzerland site the innovation...

Almarai to Invest USD 1.9 Bln Over Next Five Years

20 May 2019- Saudi food company Almarai plans to invest SAE 7.1 billion/ USD 1.9 billion in the company over the next five years. The...

Tyson Fresh Meats to Build USD 300 Mln Production Plant in Utah

10 May 2019 – Tyson Fresh Meats, the pork and beef subsidiary of Tyson Foods, announced that it would be investing around USD 300...

Hain Celestial to Sell Hain Pure Protein for USD 80 Mln

09 May 2019- Organic and natural products company Hain Celestial has entered into an agreement with Aterian Investment Partners III to sell its Hain...

FrieslandCampina Relaunches Global Ingredients Company

07 May 2019- FrieslandCampina Ingredients has rolled out a new global segment organisation transforming its four operating companies DOMO, Kievit, DMV and Nutrifeed into...

Conagra Brands to Divest Italian-Based Frozen Pasta Business

06 May 2019- Today Conagra Brands, Inc. (NYSE: CAG) announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to divest its Italian-based frozen pasta...

Saputo Buys Specialty Cheese Business in Australia for USD 179 Mln

26 April 2019 – Canadian dairy giant, Saputo announced that it will be acquiring the specialty cheese business of Australia’s Lion-Dairy & Drinks for...

Tyson Sells Stake in Plant-Based Meat Maker Beyond Meat

24 April 2019 - Tyson Foods Inc said on Wednesday it had sold its 6.5 percent stake in vegan burger maker Beyond Meat, as...

Danone Buys Majority Stake in France’s Michel et Augustin

Danone Manifesto Ventures has boosted its stake in French bakery and snacks business Michel et Augustin to 95%, up from a minority stake in...

Campbell to Sell Fresh Food Business Bolthouse Farms for USD 500 Mln

12 April 2019 – Campbell Soup Company is reportedly in talks to sell its Bolthouse Farms fresh food business to an investment firm led...

Nestle’s Herta Eyed by Cargill and Smithfield – Bloomberg

09 April 2019 – Nestle’s charcuterie and lunch-meat business, Herta is being eyed by Cargill and Smithfield Foods, according to a report from Bloomberg. The...

Coca Cola Romania Invests EUR 11 Mln in Local Production Plant

08 April 2019 – Coca Cola Company Romania recently announced an investment of EUR 11 million in upgrades to it Poiana Blacks facility in...

Mondelez’s Offer for Campbell Soup’s Arnott’s Biscuits too Low – CNBC

8 April 2019 - Mondelez’s plans to acquire Campbell Soup’s international brands which include Arnott’s Biscuits, have hit a hurdle, reports CNBC. Referring to people...

South Africa’s Aspen Rumoured to Get Approval for Lactalis Deal in Weeks

03 April 2019 – South Africa’s Aspen Pharmacare is reportedly expecting final approval for the sale of its baby formula business to French dairy...

Nestle Launches Plant-based Burgers in Europe, US to Follow

2 April 2019 - Nestlé, the world biggest packaged foods group, announced that it will be bringing its range of “cook from raw” plant-based...

Ferrero to Acquire Kellogg’s Keebler Cookies and Related Businesses

01 April 2019- Kellogg Company today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to sell selected cookies, fruit and fruit-flavored snacks, pie crusts,...

Bubs Australia to Acquire Fellow Infant Formula Producer

01 April 2019 - Bubs Australia has revealed that it plans to acquire 100% of rival baby formula producer Australia Deloraine Dairy for USD...

Danone Opens New Nutricia Infant Formula Plant in Netherlands

26 March 2019- Danone has opened its new EUR 240 million facility in Cuijk. The plant will support the expansion of Danone’s specialized infant...

Nestle Opens New R&D Centre in China

25 March 2019-Nestle today announced the inauguration of a new Research & Development center (R&D) in Beijing and a System Technology hub in Shenzhen....

Interview: Allergy Alerts and the Planet-Conscious Consumer – Understanding the ever-changing landscapes and how...

Over the last ten years free-from products have increasingly become mainstream, according to Statista more and more people are turning to free-from foods for...

Yili to Acquire NZ Westland Milk for USD 403 Mln

19 March 2019- The board of New Zealand Westland Milk Products has agreed to an offer made by a subsidiary of Chinese dairy company...

ADM Acquires Natural Citrus Flavor Ingredients Provider Ziegler Group

15 March 2019- Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) announced today that it has reached an agreement to acquire the Ziegler Group, a leading...

France: Sodiaal Takes Over Synutra’s Infant Formula Plant

15 March 2019- French cooperative Sodiaal has taken over infant formula production at the Carhaix site in northern France in a deal with China’s...

Unilever Announces Leadership and Organisation Changes

14 March 2019 Unilever today announced changes to its leadership and organisation as it continues its transformation into a faster, leaner and more agile...

AAK Invests in its China Facility to Support Growth in Special Nutrition and Bakery...

11 March 2019- Eighteen months after inaugurating its production facility in Zhangjiagang, China, AAK has decided on some significant add-on investments to increase capacity...

New Campaign Launched Highlighting the Role Women Play in Food and Agriculture

08 March 2019- AgriBriefing, parent company of FLEXNEWS, has today launched its Women in Food and Agriculture campaign. The campaign, culminating in a summit...

Bubs Australia Bets on China with Beingmate Venture

06 March 2019- Infant formula maker Bubs Australia Ltd said on Wednesday it intends to form a joint venture with Shenzhen-listed Beingmate Baby &...

Cargill to Acquire Smet, Boosting Gourmet Chocolate Offering

04 March 2019 – Cargill’s cocoa and chocolate business and Smet, Belgium-based supplier of chocolate and sweets decorations to the food service and confectionary...

Campbell’s to Sell Garden Fresh Gourmet to an Affiliate of Fountain of Health USA

26 February 2019- Campbell Soup Company announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement for the sale of Garden Fresh Gourmet to an...

Olam Acquires Indonesia’s Largest Cocoa Processor for USD 90 Mln

26 February 2019 - Singapore-based food and agribusiness, Olam International announced that it has acquired an 85% stake in YTS Holdings, owners of Indonesia’s...

Kraft Heinz Hires Banker to Review Possible Sale of Maxwell House Coffee Business -CNBC

24 February 2019 - Food company Kraft Heinz Co has hired investment bank Credit Suisse to review options for its Maxwell House coffee business,...

Saputo To Acquire UK’s Dairy Crest Group for GBP 975 Mln

22 February 2019 - Canadian dairy company, Saputo announced that it reached an agreement with Dairy Crest Group to acquire the UK-based maker of...

Ferrero Temporarily Shuts Down Its Biggest Nutella Factory

21 February 2019 - Ferrero announced on Wednesday that it has temporarily closed its Villers-Ecalles (Seine-Maritime) production facility in Normandy, France due to a...

Chocolatier Godiva to Sell Parts of Asian-Pacific Ops to MBK Partners

20 February 2019 - GODIVA Chocolatier, owned by Yildiz Holding, today announced a transaction for the sale of select GODIVA assets to MBK Partners...

Glanbia to Buy US Ingredients Firm Watson for USD 89 Mln

20 February 2019 - Glanbia yesterday announced its intent to acquire US non-dairy ingredient solutions company Watson Inc. and Polymer Films, Inc. (collectively known...

Hormel Foods Sells CytoSport Business to PepsiCo

19 February 2019 - Hormel Foods Corporation, a global branded food company, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its CytoSport...

Mondelez Highlights Progress on Strategic Plan and Reaffirms Outlook

Feb. 19, 2019 - Mondelēz International will today reiterate its 2019 financial outlook and long-term growth targets at the 2019 Consumer Analyst Group of...

PepsiCo Says Investments to Drive Sales Will Dent Profit This Year

15 February 2019 - PepsiCo Inc said on Friday increased investments in advertising and products aimed at boosting sales growth would lead to a...

Nestle Looking to Let Go of Charcuterie Business Herta

14 February 2019 – Nestle Chief Executive Mark Schneider said that the food giant was “exploring strategic options” for its cold cuts and meat-based...

Nestle Launches New Starbucks Coffee Products

14 February 2019- Nestle will soon be selling a new range of coffee products under the Starbucks brand in grocery stores and online. In a statement...

Wessanen CEO Cautious About M&A

13 February 2019 - Commenting on the September 2018 acquisition of plant-based yoghurt alternatives and ice-cream company Abbot Kinney, Christophe Barnouin, CEO of Dutch...

Nestle Closes Phoenix Water Bottling Plant

12 February 2019 – Nestle has reportedly closed its Phoenix, Arizona water bottling plant effective immediately. According to local news sources the sudden announcement...

Pernod Ricard Looks Forward to 3 More Years of Accelerated Growth

11 February 2019 - Alexandre Ricard, CEO of Pernod Ricard, informed investors during a conference call on Friday that his company’s three year plan,...

DMK Group’s EUR 145 Mln. Infant Formula Project Opens in Germany

08 February 2019- German co-operative DMK Group officially opened yesterday a new infant nutrition facility based out of a converted dairy plant in the...

Unilever Acquires UK Healthy Snack Brand Graze

06 February 2019- Unilever had acquired the holding company of the UK’s healthy snacking brand graze, no financial details have been disclosed. Founded in 2008...

INTERVIEW: Future of Large-Scale Algae Production Means Approaching it Like Any Other Crop

05 February 2019- Omega-3 supplements, generally derived from fish oil, have rapidly become one of the most popular nutritional supplements in the US. However,...

South African Dairy Company Clover Receives USD 359 mln Buyout Offer

4 February 2019- Clover Industries, one of South Africa's major dairy companies, has received a buyout offer from Israel's Central Bottling Company (CBC), according...

DSM Increases its Share in Andre Pectin to 75%

04 February 2019- DSM has agreed to increase its shareholding in specialty food ingredients producer Yantai Andre Pectin Co. Ltd. (Andre Pectin) from 29%...

Nestle Acquires New Zealand Technology to Help Fight Iron Deficiency

29 January 2019- Swiss food and beverage company Nestle has acquired FERRI PRO, a technology developed by New Zealand scientists to tackle iron deficiency. Developed...

US: Oatly to Invest USD 40 mln Expanding Operations

11 January 2019- Oat-based food and drink company Oatly is planning to expand its operations opening a factory in Ogden Utah, investing up to...

Buhler Combining Business Units to Create New Consumer Food Segment

December 11, 2018 – As of January 1, 2019, Bühler will address the global food market with a newly created segment: Consumer Foods. By combining...

Campbell Reportedly Starts Sale of Bolthouse Farms Business

04 December 2018- Campbells has started the sales process of Bolthouse Farms sending out its financial books to interested parties yesterday, according a report...

Starbucks to Accelerate Long-Term Strategic Growth in EMEA

18 October 2018- Starbucks Coffee Company (NASDAQ: SBUX) today announced its intention to fully license Starbucks operations in France, the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxemburg to its longstanding strategic partner Alsea, S.A.B. de C.V. (BMV: ALSEA), the largest independent chain restaurant operator in Latin America.

Departure of Asia Chief Martello Overshadows Nestle’s Sales Rise

18 October 2018- Nestle's highly regarded Asia chief Wan Ling Martello is leaving the world's largest packaged food company, taking the shine off the faster sales growth over the last three months.

Roquette Invests in Seed Breeding Company to Develop High-Protein Pea Varieties

18 October 2018 – Plant based ingredient company Roquette has signed a partnership agreement with Israeli seed breeding Company Equinom Ltd for the development and sourcing of new pea varieties with high-protein content.