IMCD acquires Colombian specialty distributor Unired Químicas to expand footprint

NETHERLANDS – IMCD, a leading distributor of specialty chemicals and food ingredients, has acquired Colombia-based ingredient distributor, Unired Químicas, to support the company’s expansion in Latin America. Unired distributes specialty chemicals and ingredients to the […]

IMCD establishes national US footprint as single entity with full integration of Horn

USA – IMCD N.V., a leading distributor of specialty chemicals and food ingredients, has completed the integration of specialty chemicals distributor, Horn into its IMCD US operations. Horn was acquired by IMCD in August 2018 […]

Bakery and ingredient supplier Dawn Foods opens new digital innovation hub

USA –  Bakery products and bakery ingredients supplier, Dawn Food Products is opening of its first-ever Digital Innovation Hub in Boston, US. The Innovation Hub will play an instrumental role in developing digital solutions for […]

AAK snaps majority stake in lecithin producer Soya International

UK – Specialty ingredients supplier, AAK has acquired 80 percent shareholding in Soya International to expand its ingredient portfolio with speciality lecithins. Soya International focuses on the sourcing, processing and distribution of semi-specialty and speciality […]

Symrise opens first flavour application labs in Nigeria to support growth in West Africa

NIGERIA – German flavour and fragrance manufacturer, Symrise has opened its first applications labs in Lagos, Nigeria as part of a growth strategy to strengthen its presence in the growing West African market. Symrise will […]

Novozymes makes organizational changes to deliver on growth strategy

DENMARK – The biological solutions company, Novozymes has announced some organizational changes that will include loss of upto 330 jobs worldwide, as it aims at delivering strong growth. Aligned with the strategy, announced in June […]

Motif Ingredients rebrands as Motif FoodWorks, raises US$27.5m

USA – Motif Ingredients, a food science and technology company owned by biotech unicorn Ginkgo Bioworks has US$27.5 million funding to expands research and development of animal-free ingredients. In addition, the company has also revealed […]

DuPont considers divesting food additives and ingredients business for US$20bn

USA – Specialty chemicals maker, DuPont is said to be considering selling its nutrition and biosciences unit, few months after Dupont became independent following a three-way split earlier this year. According to a Bloomberg report, […]

Natural, clean label and healthier options driving flavor developments

NETHERLANDS – New flavor development and innovations are largely driven by growing interest in natural, clean label and healthier options, according to July 2019 Innova Market Insights report. Global flavor developments in food and beverage […]

DSM files for EU authorization for new methane-reducing feed additive

EUROPE – Royal DSM has announced that it has started filing for EU authorization for a new feed additive for dairy cows that will reduce methane emissions by around 30%. The new product will help […]