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F&B M&A activity up 41% on 5 years ago

F&B M&A activity up 41% on 5 years ago

21 Jan 2020

2019 broke records again for the number of food and drink transactions around the world, with 789 registered on Zenith Global's mergers and acquisitions database, an average of 15 each week.

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Campden BRI to research plant-based ingredients

Campden BRI to research plant-based ingredients

17 Jan 2020

Campden BRI has begun research into developing techniques to help the food industry produce cost-effective protein-rich ingredients from plants.

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Azelis opens development kitchen

Azelis opens development kitchen

17 Jan 2020

Specialty chemicals and food ingredients distributor Azelis has opened a new Food & Health development kitchen in Sankt Augustin, Germany to specifically address the German food market.

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Food Cultures & Enzymes is bright spot for Chr. Hansen

Food Cultures & Enzymes is bright spot for Chr. Hansen

16 Jan 2020

Christian Hansen has reported Q1 results in line with expectations. Food Cultures & Enzymes grew by 4%, Health & Nutrition declined 4% and Natural Colors declined by 1%.

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Plant-based seafood manufacturer gets $32m investment

Plant-based seafood manufacturer gets $32m investment

16 Jan 2020

Gathered Foods, makers of Good Catch plant-based seafood products, has announced the closing of an oversubscribed Series B funding round, which includes two key strategic industry investors: Greenleaf Foods and 301 INC, the venture arm of General Mills...

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FAO: food prices at five year high

FAO: food prices at five year high

15 Jan 2020

World food prices rose for the third consecutive month in December, as a strong rally in vegetable oil prices drove the FAO Food Price Index to its highest level in five years.

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IFIC forecasts 2020 trends

IFIC forecasts 2020 trends

15 Jan 2020

As a new year and new decade offer opportunities to take stock of where we’ve come and to anticipate the changes ahead, the International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation is forecasting five broad trends for food and nutrition in 2020.

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Raisio intensifies oat focus

Raisio intensifies oat focus

13 Jan 2020

Raisio Group says it is proceeding with the building of its international oat business activities.

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Cargill sees substantial rise in earnings

Cargill sees substantial rise in earnings

10 Jan 2020

Cargill has reported results for the fiscal 2020 second quarter ended Nov. 30, 2019.

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LegenDairy Foods gets $4 million funding

LegenDairy Foods gets $4 million funding

7 Jan 2020

Agronomics has co-led a €4 million seed fundraising round of German company LegenDairy Foods alongside M Ventures, the corporate venture capital arm of science and technology company Merck.

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Campbell completes sale of Arnott's

Campbell completes sale of Arnott's

7 Jan 2020

Campbell Soup Company has completed the sale of Arnott’s and certain of Campbell’s International operations to KKR for approximately $2.2 billion in cash, subject to customary adjustments.

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Campden BRI appoints new COO

Campden BRI appoints new COO

6 Jan 2020

Campden BRI has appointed Peter Headridge as Chief Operating Officer.

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