Muller invests in Milk & More delivery fleet to expand UK operations

UK – Dairy company, Muller has announced that it is set to invest in its milk delivery service, Milk & More by expanding its fleet of electric vehicles for more deliveries in the UK. The company said it is rolling out 160 new environmentally friendly electric delivery vehicles, taking its fleet to just over 500…

Barry Callebaut achieves traceability of a third of its global cocoa volume

SWITZERLAND – The Swiss cocoa and chocolate company, Barry Callebaut has said that it has established traceability for a third of its global cocoa volume, bringing it closer to achieving its ambitious cocoa sustainability goals. By 2025, the company aims to source 100% of the group’s ingredients sustainably by 2025. This commitment is supported by…

ADM Wild expands natural colors range with new micronized powders

USA – Leading ingredients supplier, Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) has launched new micronized color powders made from coloring foodstuffs and paprika extract, expanding its WILD Rainbow Range. The new micronized color powders are made up of particles that are much smaller than conventional color pigments that increases their opacity. ADM says that these properties…

Nestle and Carrefour partner to offer full brand traceability using blockchain

FRANCE – Nestle and the French retail giant, Carrefour have partnered to use blockchain technology to offer full traceability of famous mashed potato brand, Mousline purée. Customers in France will be able to have full access to blockchain data for the product, enhancing transparency across the entire supply chain. Consumers can use their smartphone or…

JBS opens new US$20m food innovation center in Colorado, US

USA – Brazilian meat processor, JBS USA has inaugurated a new state-of-the-art food innovation center in Colorado, the United States reinforcing its capabilities in global innovation. Located at Colorado State University (CSU) campus, the new facility is set to give JBS a competitive advantage in culinary research in Colorado, across the US and around the…

Ardent Mills to build new US$62m flour mill and grain storage facility in US

USA – Ardent Mills, supplier of flour and specialty products for the bakery industries is set to build a new flour mill and grain storage terminal at Port Tampa Bay, in the state of Florida. According to Tampa Bay Times, the company plans to spend about US$62 million in the construction of the plant which…

Alland & Robert and Sayaji form JV for acacia gum production in India

INDIA - Acacia gum manufacturer, Alland & Robert has announced a new joint venture with India’s Sayaji Industries for production of acacia gum for the Indian market. The 50:50 joint venture will allow Alland & Robert produce acacia gum targeting the agri-food, the pharmaceutical and the cosmetic industries. The partnership will carry a new name…

ADM considers voluntary early retirement and job cuts in new restructuring

USA – The American grain giant, Archer Daniels Midland Co (ADM) has announced that it will seek voluntary early retirements for some of its employees in North America as well as job cuts in a new restructuring strategy. According to a Reuters report, the move is expected to strengthen the company’s core business and establish…

Lesaffre opens new baking center in Austria dedicated to industrial customers

EUROPE – The French yeast manufacturer, Lesaffre has inaugurated a new Baking Center dedicated to serving industrial customers in the baking industry in Austria. The company said the center will mainly focus on development of new products and processes to meet the growing demand for novel ingredients in the baking industry. It further expands its…

IFC invests US$3m in agri-logistics group to expand services in Myanmar

ASIA – The International Finance Corporation, IFC has provided US$3 million loan facility to SLCM Limited, a Delhi-based agri­ logistics group to expand its warehousing services in Myanmar. According to IFC, the credit facility will help the company expand its warehousing services and allied services in the Southeast Asian nation while improving farmers’ livelihoods by…