Intersnack Group acquires URC to boost Oceania operations

ASIA – Universal Robina Corporation (URC), a Philippine-based snack food and beverage company has partnered with the Dutch savory snacks producer Intersnack Group to boost its operations in Oceania. As part of the transaction, URC […]

Cargill invests in Israeli startup Aleph Farms to underpin protein focus

ASIA – Cargill is investing in Israeli cultured meat company, Aleph Farms which has raised US$11.65 million in a series A round of funding. According to Cargill, the investment diversifies its protein interests to meet […]

AB InBev’s Asia business files for Hong Kong IPO valued at US$5b

ASIA – World’s largest brewer, AB InBev has filed for Hong Kong initial public offering (IPO) of its business in Asia Pacific, in a deal which could be worth US$5 billion. According to a Reuters […]

Ingredion expands virtual lab capabilities to dairy application in Asia Pacific

ASIA – Global ingredients company, Ingredion has extended its virtual laboratory capabilities, INSIDE IDEA LABS to the dairy market in the Asia-Pacific region. The virtual dairy lab brings insights and application expertise in dairy product […]

Fonterra and Coca-Cola in strategic alliance to grow in Southeast Asia

ASIA – The world’s soft drinks giant, Coca-Cola and New Zealand’s dairy co-operative, Fonterra have entered into a strategic alliance to capitalize on the growing dairy and beverages market in Southeast Asia. The companies are […]

Louis Dreyfus to invest in Malaysian poultry and food firm Leong Hup

ASIA – Leading agribusiness merchant, Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC) has announced that it will invest in Malaysian poultry and livestock feed company, Leong Hup International (LHI) ahead of planned initial public offering. LDC said the […]

Cargill to invest US$112m in corn processing plant in China

ASIA – Leading agribusiness company, Cargill has said that it will invest US$112 million at its corn processing facility in Songyuan, Jilin, China in capacity expansions. This is part of the joint initiative between Cargill […]

Diageo partners Jiangsu Yanghe Distillery to launch premium whiskey in China

ASIA – British multinational brewer, Diageo has formed a joint venture with Jiangsu Yanghe Distillery to launch a ‘new-to-world’ premium whisky in China. Called ‘Zhong Shi Ji’, the new whiskey brand was crafted by master […]

IFC invests US$3m in agri-logistics group to expand services in Myanmar

ASIA – The International Finance Corporation, IFC has provided US$3 million loan facility to SLCM Limited, a Delhi-based agri­ logistics group to expand its warehousing services in Myanmar. According to IFC, the credit facility will […]