AAK launches anti-blooming agent to boost shelf-life in chocolates

SWEDEN – AAK has launched cocoa butter-based anti-blooming agent COBAO Pure, which delays migration and heat-related bloom in chocolates. The new cocoa butter product increases the shelf-life of chocolates with between 50% to 400% by […]

AAK launches new plant-based portfolio to meet global demand

SWEDEN – AAK, Sweden based producer of value-adding vegetable oils and fats has launched a new portfolio of tailor-made solutions to meet the growing demand for plant-based foods. Called AkoPlanet, the platform provides manufacturers with […]

Swedish distillery partners Microsoft to brew first AI-generated whiskey

SWEDEN – Mackmyra Whisky, a Swedish single malt whisky distillery has in collaboration with Fourkind, a Finnish technology consultancy and Microsoft created the world’s first AI-developed whiskey. Mackmyra’s AI whiskey was developed through machine learning […]

Orkla Food acquires Swedish supplier of bakery ingredients Zeelandia

SWEDEN – Orkla Food Ingredients has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Zeelandia Sweden AB, a manufacturer and supplier of margarine and other edible fats in Sweden. Zeelandia distributes food products […]

Packaging firm BillerudKorsnäs partners Alpla for sustainable paper bottle

SWEDEN – Swedish packaging materials provider BillerudKorsnäs has joined forces with Alpla, an Austrian plastics manufacturer in a joint venture to develop a sustainable paper bottle. The joint venture will be formed in the Danish […]

Sweden packaging group to acquire Nampak’s Nigeria packaging business

SOUTH AFRICA – AR Packaging group has entered into a definitive agreement with South Africa’s Nampak for the acquisition of its Nigerian packaging business, Nampak Cartons Nigeria at an undisclosed amount. Nampak Cartons Nigeria, Subsidiary […]

Orkla buys Portugal health drinks and Swedish frozen foods businesses

EUROPE – Norwegian branded consumer goods company, Orkla has announced two acquisitions in Portugal and Sweden to expand its portfolio of organic and health-focused products. Orkla has completed an agreement to buy a 43.5% stake […]

Schur Flexibles acquires Swedish packaging firm Scandiflex Pac

SWEDEN – Leading flexible packaging producer, Schur Flexibles has acquired Swedish packaging specialist, Scandiflex Pac to further strengthen its packaging capabilities in the Nordic region. The transaction, whose details were not disclosed brings together Scandiflex […]

Tate & Lyle sells Swedish oat ingredients business to Lantmännen

SWEDEN – Global food and ingredients supplier, Tate & Lyle has announced that it has sold its oat ingredients business, based in Kimstad, Sweden, to Swedish agricultural cooperative Lantmännen. Lantmännen has acquired Tate & Lyle’s […]

Nordzucker invests US$114m in Swedish sugar production factory

SWEDEN – The European second largest sugar manufacturer, Nordzucker AG has said that it will be investing US$114 million (100 million euros) at its sugar production factory in Örtofta, Sweden. The company said the move, […]