Chobani debuts new oat-based products and natural dairy creamers

USA – Chobani, America’s leading Greek yogurt brand is launching an entire platform of batch-made oat-based drinks and cultured oat blends, as well as dairy-based creamers, in what the company described as its biggest expansion […]

USDA announces intent to ensure adequate sugar supply as production estimates decline

USA – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced that it fully intends to take appropriate actions to ensure an adequate supply of sugar to the US market. In the recent past, prospects for […]

DSM to acquire specialty dairy solutions provider CSK Food Enrichment for €150m

NETHERLANDS – Global bio-sciences company, Royal DSM has reached an agreement to acquire specialty dairy solutions provider Koninklijke CSK Food Enrichment in a cash consideration of about €150 million (approximately US$166 million). DSM said that […]

Australia approves US$980m takeover of formula maker Bellamy’s by Mengniu

AUSTRALIA – The Australian government has conditionally approved the A$1.43 billion (US$980.27 million) takeover of organic infant formula producer, Bellamy’s by its Chinese peer, Mengniu Dairy. Among the conditions imposed to keep the company tied […]

Cargill-DSM joint venture starts commercial-scale production of EverSweet stevia sweetener

USA – Avansya, the joint venture between Cargill and Royal DSM, has started production of stevia sweeteners at the new US$50 million commercial-scale fermentation facility in Blair, Nebraska, US. The 10,000 square-foot stevia sweetener fermentation […]

AAK opens new Customer Innovation Center in California

USA – AAK USA, a leading manufacturer of value-adding specialty vegetable fats and oils, has opened a new Customer Innovation Center in Richmond, California. The facililty supports co-development work with multiple industry segment-focused labs and houses […]

China lifts ban on poultry imports from the United States

USA – China has reopened its market for poultry imports from the United States, bringing to an end the nearly five-year ban on US poultry products. China imposed a ban on all US poultry imports […]

Kellogg invests US$121m to expand its Pringles plant in Poland

POLAND – Kellogg Company is investing €110 million (US$121.6 million) in setting up a new manufacturing line at its Pringles Factory in Kutno, Poland, to enable the company meet the growing demand for Pringles across […]

Mondelēz International’s snacking report highlights trends in global snacking market

UK – Mondelēz International has released its first-ever state of snacking report exploring the evolving global consumer snacking trends and examining the role snacking plays across the world in meeting consumers’ evolving needs. The study […]

Mauritius-based Dale Capital completes ZAR X listing for agricultural operations

MAURITIUS – Dale Capital, a private equity investment holding company and Mauritius-listed private equity investment holding company, has completed an inward listing on the ZAR X, seeking to raise US$2m (R15m) to invest in high-technology […]