Nestlé to introduce Nutri-Score nutrition labeling in Europe

EUROPE – The multinational food and beverage company, Nestlé has announced that it will use Nutri-Score nutrition labeling in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany and Switzerland, starting in the first half of 2020. The company plans […]

Platinum Equity in talks to acquire Europe’s Biscuit International

FRANCE – Platinum Equity, a Los Angeles based investment firm, unveiled that it has entered into exclusive negotiations to acquire Biscuit International, a leading European manufacturer of private label biscuits from Qualium Investissement. Biscuit International […]

Ishida Europe launches advanced multihead weighers with improved functionalities

EUROPE – Food packing equipment supplier, Ishida Europe has launched an enhanced version of its mid-range multihead weighers that offers enhanced performance in the fast and accurate weighing of a wide variety of dry, frozen […]

Arla Foods to develop climate database enabling farmers reduce their carbon footprint

EUROPE – Danish dairy cooperative, Arla Foods is introducing a new Climate Check programme and comprehensive support to all its 9,900 farmer owners in Northern Europe aimed at accelerating their efforts to reduce their carbon […]

Burger King launches Unilever’s plant-based whoppers in Europe

EUROPE – Burger King is launching its plant-based Rebel Whopper in Europe made with patties from The Vegetarian Butcher, a meat-substitute producer owned by Unilever. The Vegetarian Butcher will supply the plant-based patties for Burger […]

Berlin Packaging acquires Novio Packaging to consolidate presence in Europe

NETHERLANDS – Berlin Packaging has secured a deal to acquire Novio Packaging’s northern European plastic and glass business for an undisclosed sum. The deal will significantly strengthen Berlin Packaging’s European plastic offering and enhances its […]

Cargill invests US$35m to produce soluble fibres in Europe

BELGIUM – Cargill is investing US$35 million (€32 million) in Europe to add soluble fibers to its current broad portfolio of starches, sweeteners & texturizers. Cargill said that the new soluble fibers will enable sugar […]

Valeo Foods completes acquisition of Campbell’s crisps business in Europe

IRELAND – Irish food group, Valeo Foods has closed the acquisition of European chips business from the Campbell Soup Company for approximately US$80 million. The acquisition, which was announced in September this year, includes Kettle […]

Berlin Packaging acquires Vidrimon further strengthening position in European market

EUROPE – The American supplier of packaging services, Berlin Packaging has acquired glass packaging supplier in Southern Europe, Vidrimon. The acquisition of Vidrimon marks the fourth transaction that the packaging supplier will close this year […]

Germany plans to introduce NutriScore food labeling system

GERMANY – Germany plans to introduce a national voluntary food labeling scheme NutriScore in the coming year, that will be used to display the nutritional value of food. Despite the model attracting mixed reactions from […]