Germany funds US$22m initiative to boost agriculture sectors’ role in addressing climate change

GERMANY – Germany has launched a new €20m (US$22.3m) programme co-led by FAO and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) aimed at accelerating climate change action in developing countries’ agricultural and land use sectors. The […]

Mauricio Leyva steps down as CEO of Mexican dairy giant Grupo Lala

MEXICO – Grupo Lala, Mexico’s leading dairy company has announced that Mauricio Leyva will be stepping down as the company’s Chief Executive Officer, effective December 31, 2019. Grupo Lala has appointed former CEO and current […]

Delivery Hero forms strategic partnership with Woowa in a US$4bn deal

GERMANY – German online food ordering and delivery marketplaces, Delivery Hero has signed an agreement to form a strategic partnership with South Korea’s leading online food delivery platform, Woowa Brothers Corp. in a US$4 billion […]

German confectioner Katjes International acquires majority stake in Candy Kittens

UK – Katjes International, a German confectionery group has increased its investment in UK sweets brand Candy Kittens in a deal that will see Katjes become the major shareholder in the company. Founded in 2012, […]

Firmenich acquires Evonik’s flavor extraction technology unit in Germany

SWITZERLAND – Firmenich, a global fragrance and flavor company, has acquired the CO2 extraction business from Evonik Industries located in Trostberg, Germany, to expand its ingredients production capabilities. This acquisition significantly expands Firmenich’s capabilities in […]

Gelita and Geltor team up to commercialize first animal-free collagen for dietary supplements

USA – Gelita, a German manufacturer of collagen proteins has signed a letter of intent with premium protein ingredients supplier Geltor to develop, produce and market the first ingestible animal-free collagen proteins – to be […]

Dawn Farms acquires German cooked meats company Haas

IRELAND – Dawn Farms, Europe’s largest specialist cooked meats ingredients business, has acquired German protein supplier Haas as it continues to consolidate its business in the European market. Established in 1994, Haas is a mid-sized […]

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 […]

BASF enters natural flavours and fragrances market with acquisition of Isobionics

GERMANY – BASF has acquired Isobionics, an innovation leader in biotechnology serving the global natural flavors and fragrances market, marking chemical company’s entry into the flavor and fragrance market. Isobionics, a Netherlands based company develops […]

Mars completes acquisition German functional food company foodspring

GERMANY – American confectionery giant Mars Incorporated has completed the acquisition of a significant majority stake in the German based nutrition firm, foodspring. The deal, which was announced in June this year, will see foodspring […]