Alcohol free wine maker FRE forays into the canned wine market with new offerings

USA – FRE, one of the leading alcohol-removed wine brand, has entered the cans market with the launch of new single-serving alcohol-removed wines; Sparkling Rosé and Sparkling Brut. The new offerings aim to give existing […]

Cargill invests US$29.1m to expand animal nutrition plant in the US

USA – Diamond V, an animal nutrition business owned by Cargill, has opened its expanded manufacturing plant in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to complete all production and packaging of its natural immune support products in one […]

Kroger teams up with Ocado in opening new distribution facility in the US

USA – The Kroger Company, America’s largest grocery retailer has partnered with British online grocer, Ocado in setting up and operating a new Customer Fulfillment Center (CFC) located in Frederick, Maryland. The facility will support Kroger’s […]

Müller appoints Jon Jenkins as CEO of milk & ingredients division

UK – Müller has appointed Jon Jenkins the new chief executive officer of Müller Milk & Ingredients (MMI), the fresh milk, cream, butter and ingredients business of the dairy group. Jon Jenkins, formerly CEO of […]

Nestlé partners with Burcon and Merit on plant-based ingredients

SWITZERLAND – Nestlé has entered into a joint development agreement (JDA) with Merit Functional Foods and its technology partner Burcon NutraScience to tailor their plant-based proteins for use in Nestlé food and beverage applications. The […]

HKScan to invest US$6.62m in expanding poultry processing facility in Finland

FINLAND – Meat and food company, HKScan has unveiled plans of investing €6 million (US$6.62m) in the new slaughter process of its poultry unit in Rauma, Finland. HKScan expects the investment to significantly improve raw […]

Global agric trade platform Covantis partners with blockchain company ConsenSys

SWITZERLAND – Covantis, the industry-wide initiative to modernize global agricultural trade, has partnered with ConsenSys, a market-leading Ethereum blockchain technology company. Covantis was introduced the founding members of the trade initiative; ADM, Bunge, Cargill, COFCO […]

Agrana invests US$3.75m at R&D sites in in France and Austria

AUSTRIA – Agrana, a Vienna-headquartered food company is investing around €3.4 million (US$3.75m) at two research and development sites in France and Austria this year. The investment includes €2.6 million (US$2.87m) in France to open […]