Bühler’s optical sorting technology receives UK’s most prestigious accolade

UK – Swiss technology company, Bühler has received the United Kingdom’s most prestigious innovation award – the Queen’s Award for Enterprise – for its optical sorting technology, PolarVision. The Queen’s Award, touted as United Kingdom’s […]

Irish food company Strong Roots raises US$18.3m to support expansion

UK – Strong Roots, an Ireland-based vegetarian frozen food company has raised US$18.3 million in funding led by private equity firm Goode Partners, as the company seeks to expand into the US and UK markets. […]

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 […]

Centerbridge acquires packaging firm Solidus Solutions for US$364m

EUROPE – Centerbridge Partners, a New York based private equity firm has completed the acquisition of fibre-based packaging producer Solidus Solution from Aurelius for €330m (US$364.29m) Solidus Solutions was formed after the private equity firm, […]

Coca-Cola to launch limited edition of Fanta Dark Orange in UK

UK – Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) is adding a new variant in its Fanta portfolio with the launch of a limited edition of Fanta Dark Orange. The Fanta Dark Orange, the first ever Fanta product […]

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 […]

Greencore acquires convenience food firm Freshtime for US$68.22m

UK – Greencore Group , a leading international manufacturer of convenience foods, has completed the acquisition of Freshtime UK, a supplier of food-to-go salads, chilled snacks and prepared produce for £56 million ($68.22m). Freshtime’s products […]

Nestlé launches new KitKat and Yorkie bars with reduced sugar in UK

UK – Nestlé will be introducing new KitKat and Yorkie chocolate bars in the UK and Ireland as it continues to expand its less sugar confectionery ranges. The confectionery giant said that both bars contain […]

Burton’s Biscuit Company acquires Paterson Arran in Scotland

UK – Burto’s Biscuit Company has acquired Scottish short bread an oatcake supplier Petarson Arran, to boost its presence in the food service market. Paterson Arran produces shortbread, oatcakes, biscuits and cookies as well as […]

Premier Foods appoints new CEO as finance head steps down

UK – Premier Foods, the Mr Kipling cakes and Bisto gravy owner has appointed Alex Whitehouse, its UK managing director as the company’s new chief executive officer. Whitehouse will take over from Alastair Murray who […]