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…

Ghana’s leading research institute endorses modern biotechnology

GHANA - Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Ghana’s leading research institute has endorsed the use of modern biotechnology, an area considered vital in enhancing food security. According to USDA’s GAIN, the approval was made by Dr. Victor Agyeman, Director-General CSIR in an interview with the country’s leading newspaper, Business & Financial Times. Dr.…

Nestle invests US$12.5m for a new distribution centre in Jamaica

USA - Nestle Jamaica has invested US$12.5 million for the construction of a new distribution facility and a corporate office at Ferry Pen, St Catherine, Jamaica set to open July 2, reported Jamaica Observer. It involves an 84,000-square-metre complex comprising of five buildings, with the head office occupying 23,000 square metres of collaborative workspace, while…

tna opens new office and training centre in Mexico to expand business growth

MEXICO – tna, a leading global supplier of integrated food processing and packaging solutions, has announced the opening of a new office and training facility in Mexico. According to the company, the new facility will provide local food manufacturers with a range of new services and enhanced technical support. Located in Santiago de Querétaro, the…