Canadian firm Terramera raises US$45m to reduce use of chemicals in agriculture

CANADA – Terramera, a Canadian company developing bio-pesticides and seed treatments, has raised US$45 million in equity funding to accelerate its efforts of reducing use of synthetic chemicals in agriculture. The funding will be used […]

McCain Foods to invest US$9m in Canadian potato processing facility

CANADA – McCain Foods Canada, a division of McCain Foods Limited, has unveiled plans of investing an additional CAD12 million (US$9 million) in its Florenceville potato processing facility in New Brunswick, eastern Canada. The investment […]

SunOpta appoints Scott Huckins as new chief financial officer

CANADA – The global organic and specialty food company, SunOpta specialty foods, has announced the appointment of Scott E. Huckins as Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective September 3, 2019. Mr. Huckins will succeed Robert McKeracher, […]

Bühler partners with Premier Tech to build flexible packaging facility in China

SWITZERLAND  – Swiss technology company,  Bühler Group and Canadian Premier Tech have formed a strategic cooperation for industrial flexible packaging solutions that will see the companies build a design and manufacturing center in China. The […]

Maple Leaf Foods chief financial officer to stepdown, launches search for successor

CANADA – Maple Leafs Foods, a major Canadian consumer packaged meats company, has announced that its Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Debbie Simpson has decided to leave her position effective November 1, 2019. The company, house […]

Ceres Global completes acquisition of Canadian Delmar Commodities

CANADA – Ceres Global, a global agricultural, energy and industrial products merchandising and supply chain company has completed its acquisition of Manitoba, Canada based Delmar Commodities Ltd. According to Ceres, the acquisition includes 100% of […]

Molson Coors commits to achieving sustainable packaging by 2025

CANADA – Molson Coors Brewing Company has announced that has launched a new set of global packaging goals and plans to make 100% of its packaging reusable, recyclable, compostable or biodegradable by 2025. Molson is […]

Brabender launches new improved viscometer with focus on speed and efficiency

CANADA – Laboratory equipment manufacturer, Brabender, is set to release into the market a new viscometer ‘ViscoQuick’- with improved performance. Touted as being able to deliver rapid and straightforward measurements, the new viscometer can be […]

Ingredion increases investment in Verdient Foods to expands production capabilities

CANADA – Ingredion, Inc. has unveiled plans of increasing its investment in Canada-based Verdient Foods to US$185 million from US$140 million by the end of 2020. The investment in Verdient Foods, a joint venture it […]

South Africa packaging group Sappi to acquire Canadian paper mill for US$175m

SOUTH AFRICA – Sappi Limited, a South Africa based paper packaging group, has entered into an agreement to acquire the Matane high yield hardwood pulp mill in Quebec, Canada from Rayonier Advanced Materials for US$175 […]