Scottish Sea Farms stregthens position in UK salmon market with acquisition of Grieg Seafood Hjaltland

UK – Scottish salmon farming company Scottish Sea Farms (SSF) has agreed to acquire local peer Grieg Seafood Hjaltland UK (GSHU) in a deal estimated to be worth £164 million (about US$226.69 million).  With operations in Shetland and Isle of Skye, GSHU currently has 21 active seawater sites, a freshwater hatchery and a processing facility – harvesting around 16,000 tonnes (HOG) of Atlantic salmon in 2020.  Its acquisition, therefore, aligns well with SSF’s long-term strategy to strengthen its presence in the region, enabling it to deliver optimal biological performance and help meet the rising demand for premium quality, Scottish-grown salmon.  Scottish salmon…

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Darigold invests in new US$500m low carbon dairy facility to step closer to net zero emissions

US – Darigold, an American farmer-owned dairy cooperative, is investing US$500 million into the development of a new specialized milk protein and butter facility in Washington, US, designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  According to Darigold, the investment is the clearest indication yet, that the brand owned by Northwest Dairy Association is committed to its goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050.  The new 400,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility will reportedly feature anaerobic digestion technology and electric vehicle infrastructure designed to accommodate future electric vehicles.  “Darigold’s state-of-the-art facility will use the latest technology, serve as a model…

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Löfbergs opens new coffee roastery in Sweden as Mondelēz invests US$59m in modernization of French bakery plant

EUROPE – Swedish family-owned coffee company, Löfbergs, has opened a whole bean roastery in Karlstad, Sweden to meet the rising demand for whole beans.   The new site built at a cost of US$23.3 million comes 115 years after the company was founded and follows a two-year building project.  According to a statement from the company, the new roastery has a capacity of 10,000 tons per year, with the potential to double production in the future.  The new facility will use a slow-roast method, with all the roastery’s energy supply coming from green sources, the company said. …

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