Nestle and PepsiCo to end partnership with Indonesia’s palm oil company Indofood

INDONESIA - Global confectionary brands, Nestlé and PepsiCo have announced that they are cutting ties with Indofood, Indonesia’s largest food and palm oil production company. According to Eco-business, the two companies, both long time business partners of Indofood, have ended direct and indirect sourcing of palm oil from IndoAgri, a Singapore-listed subsidiary of Indofood, due…

Brenntag partners with Cargill for exclusive cocoa and chocolate distribution in Central Eastern Europe

EUROPE – Brenntag, a German chemical distribution company and Cargill have reached an agreement, making Brenntag the exclusive distribution partner for Cargill’s industrial cocoa and chocolate in the Central Eastern European (CEE) region. According to the company, the distribution agreement includes Cargill’s leading Gerkens® cocoa powder brand, as well as its broad chocolate range, which…

Buhler and Microsoft partner to launch digital service for optimizing food and feed processing

SWITZERLAND - Uzwil based technology company has in partnership with Microsoft launched MoisturePro at Microsoft’s annual Ignite Conference, a cloud based framework for digital services in the food and feed processing industry. Powered by Bühler Insights platform, the digital service can reduce energy consumption for industrial drying processes, thus checking on the customers’ energy costs…

Danone, Hain Celestial and other plant-based food companies form a plant-based organisation

CANADA - Danone, Hain Celestial and other plant-based food companies operating in Canada have formed the Plant-Based Foods of Canada (PBFA) lobbying organisation to advance the interests of the plant-based foods sector in the country. According to Danone, PFBA will work with governments to raise awareness of the emerging issues shaping this sector, in order…

Danish government and Arla to partner Kaduna State on dairy development

NIGERIA- Kaduna state government and Denmark are planning to establish a dairy farming scheme involving 1,000 families of herdsmen with 12,000 heads of cattle in a location with an overall objective of developing the dairy sector. The farms will be developed with a veterinary and schools for the children of the 1000 families who generally…

Market expansion services DKSH to help Nabati food expand market in Malaysia

ASIA - Nabati Food Malaysia Sdn Bhd has partnered with Switzerland’s market expansion services provider DKSH to help with market expansion for its food snacks in the modern trade channel in Malaysia. Through the DKSH Business Unit Consumer Goods platform, a subsidiary of global company DKSH will provide distribution, logistics, sales order processing and account…

Buhler, Bogasari partners to invest in a new flour mill in Indonesia

INDONESIA - Buhler and the wheat flour division of Bogasari Flour Mill, PT Indofood Sukses Makmur have signed an agreement to build a new flour mill in Cibitung, Indonesia. The partnership aims at investing in Bogasari’s flour milling business in Cibitung with latest technology and food safety standards. The project include two new Bühler milling…

Frutarom announces the completion of Bremil transaction

ISRAEL – Frutarom, one of the world’s largest companies in the field of flavours and natural specialty, has announced the completion of the 51% acquisition of Bremil Industries, for approximately US$30 million. Bremil Industries is Brazil’s top producer of savory solutions and its partnership with Frutarom deepens and expands the penetration into the Latin America’s…

Nestlé Waters announces a US$25 million modernisation of Henniez bottling site

SWITZERLAND - Nestlé Waters has announced a US$25 million modernisation of its bottling site at Henniez, Switzerland as the bottled water is a high-growth category for Nestlé. Production at Henniez will become more flexible and innovative in order to meet current and future consumer trends. The project will see two older mineral water glass bottling…

A2 Milk Co signs distribution deal with Yuhan Corp in South Korea

SOUTH KOREA - A2 Milk Co, a New Zealand public listed company, has signed an exclusive distribution deal with Yuhan Corp in South Korea, more than a decade after an earlier foray into that country which ended in litigation. According to New Zealand Herald, the Auckland-based, Sydney-headquartered company signed an exclusive sales and distribution agreement…