Louis Dreyfus joint venture breaks ground on new aquafeed mill in China

CHINA - Louis Dreyfus Company B.V., through a joint venture with Guangdong HAID Group has started construction of a new aquafeed mill in Tianjin, China. The new mill will be built and operated by their joint venture, Tianjin Rongchuan Feed Co. Ltd. and will produce high-end aquatic feeds, including prawn feeds, as well as fermented…

Louis Dreyfus to invest in Malaysian poultry and food firm Leong Hup

ASIA – Leading agribusiness merchant, Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC) has announced that it will invest in Malaysian poultry and livestock feed company, Leong Hup International (LHI) ahead of planned initial public offering. LDC said the investment is part of the strategy to diversify and expand overseas and strengthen its position in the feed, food and…

Louis Dreyfus makes senior leadership changes, appoints new Grains head

NETHERLANDS - Louis Dreyfus Company has appointed Anthony Tancredi as head of its Grains Platform, effective immediately as it gears up for a new phase of growth. Tancredi succeeds Adrian Isman, joining LDC’s senior leadership team and reporting to Chief Executive Officer, Ian McIntosh. He is a US national, having worked with LDC for thirty…

Louis Dreyfus to exit dairy business as part of strategic focus

NETHERLANDS – The global agri-merchant firm, Louis Dreyfus Company B.V. has announced decision to exit its dairy business by mid-2019 as part of strategy to focus on core business operations. As one of the leaders in the world's agricultural product trade flows, the company is looking to exit non-core areas and focus on key product…

Louis Dreyfus appoints Kristen Eshak head of Food Innovation and Downstream

NETHERLANDS – The global agricultural and food merchant company, Louis Dreyfus has appointed Kristen Eshak Weldon as head of Food Innovation and Downstream strategy, effective January 1, 2019 and reports to Chief Executive Officer, Ian McIntosh. Before her appointment to the executive role, Kristen Eshak had spent 13 years in positions of increasing responsibility at…

ADM, Bunge, Cargill and Louis Dreyfus partner to put grain trade on blockchain

USA – World’s largest agribusiness companies Archer Daniels Midland Company, Bunge Limited, Cargill Incorporated and Louis Dreyfus Company are looking for a platform to increase transparency and efficiency in global grain trading using blockchain technology. The companies referred to as the ABCDs of global grain trading, are investigating ways to standardize and digitize global agricultural…