Nestlé to partner with Corbion to develop ingredients for plant-based products

NETHERLANDS – Nestlé has entered into a partnership with Dutch ingredients supplier, Corbion to develop the next generation of microalgae-based ingredients that will be utilized in plant-based products. Through the partnership, the companies will collaborate […]

Netherlands invests US$19m in Rwanda’s maize, potato and tea value chain

RWANDA – The Agricultural Public-Private initiative of Rwanda has received funding worth Rwf18 billion (US$19m) from The Netherlands to support the professionalisation of maize and potato value chain and rehabilitation of tea estate. The four […]

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 […]

Ghana’s Niche Confectionery secures US$8.82m financing to expand production capabilities

GHANA – Niche Confectionery Ltd, a chocolate manufacturer and subsidiary of Niche Cocoa Ltd Ghana has signed a US$8.82 million financing agreement with The Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO) to support expansion of its cocoa […]

DMK Group to fully acquire joint venture DV Nutrition

NETHERLANDS – Germany’s leading dairy cooperative, DMK Group has agreed to fully acquire the assets of DV Nutrition, a joint venture the company had formed with UK headquartered dairy nutrition company Volac. The move will […]

IMCD acquires Matrix Ingredients operations in Singapore and Malaysia

NETHERLANDS – IMCD, a leading distributor of speciality chemicals and food ingredients, has acquired the food distribution business of Matrix Ingredients in Singapore and Malaysia, for an undisclosed sum. Following the transaction, Maxim Ingredients International Pte. Ltd. and […]

Bühler expands insect portfolio with new mealworm facility in Netherlands

SWITZERLAND – Bühler is set to commission a new mealworm production facility in Netherlands, as the Swiss company continues to expand its portfolio in the insect industry. The project, which Bühler initiated with a farmer […]

Real Foods see growth beyond Africa, launches in Thailand and Netherlands

SOUTH AFRICA – Real Foods Group, a South African healthy, fast-casual restaurant operator, is set to expand its global footprint by rolling out franchises in Europe and Asia. The company, which houses the healthy restaurant […]

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 […]

ScaleUpFood launches in the Netherlands to support agri-food ventures

NETHERLANDS – ScaleUpNation, Foodvalley NL and Rabobank have announced the launch of a new initiative, ScaleUpFood dedicated to scaling entrepreneurial ventures in food and agriculture sector. ScaleUpFood will address challenges faced by agri-food ventures and […]