Louis Dreyfus joint venture breaks ground on new aquafeed mill in China

CHINA – Louis Dreyfus Company B.V., through a joint venture with Guangdong HAID Group has started construction of a new aquafeed mill in Tianjin, China. The new mill will be built and operated by their […]

EU Council adopts directive banning single-use plastics

EU – Council of the European Union has adopted a new directive banning the use of certain single-use plastics most attributed to marine pollution. The new measures proposed by the commission introduces restrictions on certain […]

Mars Petcare backs US$11m funding in dog food startup Wild Earth

USA – Wild Earth Inc., a technology startup developing clean protein dog food has closed US$11 million Series A funding round backed by Mars Petcare. The financing was led by venture capital firm VegInvest, with […]

Ardent Mills expands specialty grains capabilities at Denver mill in US

USA – North America’s leading flour supplier, Ardent Mills has unveiled plans to expand flour milling and production capabilities at its Denver mill in the United States. In addition to flour milling, the company will […]

US Wheat Associates promotes Amanda Spoo to Director of Communications

USA – U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) has appointed Amanda Spoo as Director of Communications in its Arlington, Va., headquarters. Spoo, who previously served as assistant director of communications for USW will continue to deliver on […]

Olam International prices US$120 million US debt private placement

SINGAPORE – Olam International has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Olam Americas Inc. (“OAI”) has successfully priced a US$120 million issuance of 5-year fixed rate notes via a private placement. According to the company, proceeds […]

Food majors sign on WWF’s new activation hub to tackle plastic waste

SWITZERLAND – The World Wildlife Federation (WWF) has launched a new activation hub called ReSource: Plastic that aims to offer guidelines in tackling plastic waste and pollution across the globe. Global food and beverage manufacturers […]

Heineken Russia launches new bottles using PET Engineering technology

RUSSIA – Global beer brewer, Heineken has launched two new PET bottles developed using PET Engineering’s interchangeable insert system technology. The new bottle designs have been used for brands Tri Medvedya, Okhota and Okckoe by […]

Viterra teams up with Canadian Foodgrains Bank to end hunger

CANADA – Canadian grain handling business, Viterra Inc has partnered with Foodgrains Bank, a member of the Humanitarian Coalition to end global hunger. The two are teaming up for the third year in a row […]

Milo’s Tea Company to invest US$60m in a new plant in Oklahoma, US

USA – Milo’s Tea Company is investing US$60 million in a new manufacturing and distribution center in Tulsa, Oklahoma to expand production capacity and support its continued growth. The company which makes ready-to-drink tea and […]