DMK collaborates with Bahlsen to release ice cream with confectionery pieces

GERMANY – DMK Group is strengthening its partnership with the German food company, Bahlsen to collaboratively launch a new range of ice cream featuring confectionery pieces. Called BAHLSEN ice cream, the new product will be available starting May in 500ml tub at food retailers and then at petrol stations and via home delivery. It comes…

DMK Group acquires German based baby food brand Alete

GERMANY – Germany’s leading dairy cooperative, DMK Group has announced that it has acquired baby food producer Alete as part of the business realignment and restructuring process. The acquisition includes the brands, as well as sales and distribution channels of Alete GmbH and German Babyfood GmbH. Under the terms of the agreement, the acquisition does…

ADM buys European citrus flavor ingredients provider Ziegler Group

GERMANY – The global food processing and commodities trading company, Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) has reached an agreement to acquire the Ziegler Group, a leading European provider of natural citrus flavor ingredients. ADM said that the acquisition further expands its portfolio of natural citrus ingredients and positions it for growth in the global market…

German based Brenntag Holding gets nod to acquire Kenyan firm Desbro

KENYA - The Competition Authority of Kenya (CAK) has approved acquisition of Kenyan chemical distributor Desbro Limited by Brenntag Holding B.V., a subsidiary of Germany-based chemical distributor Brenntag Group, reports Business Daily. CAK approved the acquisition on condition that Brenntag retains 80 employees who currently work at the firm for a period of one year.…

Symrise unveils 2025 strategy targeting health and naturalness

GERMANY – The Dutch flavors and fragrances company, Symrise AG has announced its new long-term targets until 2025, with a particular focus on capitalizing the rising trends in the health and natural category. The company aims to achieve an average annual organic sales growth (CAGR) of 5 to 7 % and make strategic acquisitions that…

FrieslandCampina and DMK Group sign mozzarella cheese production deal

GERMANY – Dutch dairy cooperative, FrieslandCampina has signed an agreement with DMK Group (DMK) for the production of mozzarella cheese, with the deal effective in 2019. DMK Group, one of the leading dairy companies in Germany will bring inits expertise and production facilities for the production of mozzarella forFrieslandCampina. The company will also modernize and…

French agricultural cooperative Agrial to acquire German dairy group Rotkappchen

GERMANY – The French agricultural cooperative and food-processor Agrial has agreed to acquire German dairy company Rotkappchen Peter Julich Group for an undisclosed sum. According to Agrial, the acquisition represents further fulfilment of the strategy of Eurial, the Dairy division of Agrial, focused on developing strong brands and important territorial entrenchment in Europe. The transaction…

Krones acquires Germany’s PET equipment manufacturer MHT Holding

GERMANY - German packaging and bottling machine manufacturer, Krones has acquired MHT Holding, a PET equipment manufacturer for an undisclosed amount. According to the company, the deal strengthens its PET capabilities through portfolio expansion and closes a gap in its PET value chain. It also represents an upstream extension of the Krones portfolio into tooling…

Germany set to become a net grain importer on drought related losses

GERMANY - Germany is expected to increase imports of soybeans, soybean meal and become a net importer on production losses related to drought, ‘a weather incident of national extent’, said a report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Global Agricultural Information Network (GAIN). As a result of drought and hot weather, Germany’s Agriculture Ministry in…

Six German states ordered to recall 73,000 eggs over contamination scandals

GERMANY – The Agriculture Ministry of Lower Saxony has ordered the recall of 73,000 eggs from six German states as they were due to be sold in the market while found to be contaminated with fipronil. Fipronil is used to treat lice and ticks in chickens and some tests show that it can harm kidneys,…