ADM re-opens modern flour milling facility in Oklahoma

USA - Archer Daniels Midland Company, an American global food processing company, has joined with members of the community to celebrate the re-opening of its modernized flour mill in Enid, Oklahoma. According to the company, the modernization project involved a complete retro-fit of ADM’s existing mill in Enid, which was built in 1928. ADM replaced…

PepsiCo launches The Hive incubation platform in North America

USA – PepsiCo, an American multinational food, snack, and beverage corporation, has launched a new entity in North America, called The Hive, which will focus on developing emerging brands within the company’s portfolio. According to FoodBev, the creation of the unit aims to assist the firm in transforming its portfolio to meet changing consumer needs and deliver…

ADM opens a new technology innovation centre in China

CHINA - Archer Daniels Midland Company has celebrated the opening of its new regional office and state-of-the-art flavor and ingredient creation, application, development and customer innovation center in Shanghai, China. The American global food processing and commodities trading corporation announced the opening of the space at a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony. According to the company,…

KH Roberts (KHR) launches new US$20m flavor innovation technologies facility

ASIA- KH Roberts (KHR), Singapore’s flavors and fragrance firm has marked its 50th anniversary with the launch of a new US$20m, 100,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility including administrative, global sales, R&D, manufacturing, warehouse and logistics. With the new facility, the firm would further work on growing its flavour innovation technologies as well as expanding new…

Nestle inaugurates a new US headquarters in Arlington, Virginia

USA – Nestlé, the multinational food and beverage company, has inaugurated its new U.S. headquarters in Arlington, Virginia through a celebration that will convene Nestlé leadership and employees, elected officials and community members. According to the company, the new location in the Rosslyn neighborhood is home to Nestlé USA’s corporate functions, its Beverage, Baking &…

DuPont to open a new innovation site in Japan to expand production

JAPAN - DuPont Nutrition & Health, an American conglomerate, will open a new innovation site in Japan later this summer to serve customers primarily in the bakery, beverage and dairy industries. Located in the Kanagawa Prefecture, the 700-square-metre facility will provide solutions for the company’s Japan- and Korea-based clients. According to the company, the site’s…

Quorn Foods reports 12% sales growth in fiscal year H1 2018

USA - Quorn Foods, an international food business, has announced a 12% sales growth in its H1 2018 results, with like-for-like sales totalling US$147.4 million for the first six months of the year. According to the company, this growth builds on Quorn Foods’ strongest ever year of growth in 2017, and sees the company stay…

Kroger announces US$17m investment in Northern Kentucky Distribution Center

USA – Kroger, an American retailing company, has announced a US$17 million investment in its distribution center on Mt. Zion Road in Florence, Kentucky located in Boone County, which will ramp up production at the facility and create 250 new jobs. According to the company, the 674,000-square-foot ambient distribution center currently employs 80 associates. It…

Kerry celebrates US$28.6m expansion of new facility in Minnesota

USA - Taste & Nutrition Company, Kerry, is celebrating the US$28.6 million expansion of its facility in Rochester, Minnesota, a project which increases manufacturing capacity at the state-of-the-art facility. FoodingredientsFirst also reported that the expansion includes the addition of a new spray dryer and two 10,000 gallon dryer feed tanks. Kerry’s Rochester facility produces naturally-derived…

Bell Flavors & Fragrances celebrates two new launches in Asia Pacific region

ASIA - Bell Flavors & Fragrances has announced the recent launch of two new locations in Asia, Bell Flavors & Fragrances (Thailand) Ltd. and PT. Bell Flavors and Fragrances Indonesia. Bell Flavors & Fragrances, the company which develops and produces flavors, fragrances, botanical extracts, and ingredient specialties, have launched the two new sites to expand…