Royal Unibrew expands into energy drinks category with acquisition of French brand Crazy Tiger

FRANCE – Royal Unibrew, a Denmark-based beverage company, has expanded into the energy drinks category with the acquisition of MC Energy, the owner of the Crazy Tiger brand for approximately €82 million (US$97.13 million).  Crazy Tiger holds around 10% volume share in the fast-growing energy drinks market, is projected to continue growing at a double-digit growth rate in the coming years.  The acquisition announcement comes less than a week after the Danish beverage company had announced that it had entered exclusive negotiations to acquire MC Energy.   According to Royal Unibrew, the acquisition will see…

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Denmark to reduce agricultural emissions by 7.1 million tons by 2030

DENMARK – Denmark’s ministry of Food, Agriculture, and Fisheries has presented proposals aimed at reducing the country’s agricultural emissions by 7.1 million tons by 2030.  According to GAIN, the proposals were drawn up by the Danish government in close collaboration with the Danish food and agriculture sector, which has committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2050.  Known as the Climate Action Plan for Agriculture, the new plan contains concrete actions to reduce CO2 emissions from agriculture including investment in green technologies and a partial ban on farming on peat soil, through which carbon is being released.  …

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DSM-Novozymes Alliance launches its second-generation protease to improve poultry growth performance

DENMARK – The DSM/Novozymes alliance, a global leader in feed enzymes, has launched its second-generation protease, ProAct 360™ to help poultry feed producers achieve improved growth performance in their feeds.  According to a statement from the alliance, ProAct 360™ delivers feed efficiency, affordability, and sustainability, helping feed producers achieve consistent improvements in growth performance, along with improved matrix values for key amino acids and faster action.   “As its name suggests, ProAct 360™ reflects a 360° understanding of the needs of poultry producers, and also of the challenges that poultry production can face with regard to environmental footprint,”…

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Arla Food Ingredient launches new solution that improves taste profiles of medical nutrition products

DENMARK – Arla Foods Ingredients has launched a new whey protein hydrolysate that improves the taste profiles of products for patients with maldigestion or malabsorption. According to Arla, Whey protein hydrolysates commonly used in medical nutrition products for people with conditions that impair their ability to digest or absorb protein usually have a bitter taste that is unpleasant to the consumers.   Taste is a key factor in patients’ compliance with nutritional regimes, and malnourishment is a serious problem for health services across the world.  It is linked with greater…

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Arla’s global ingredients business poised for growth following partnership with Dale Farms

DENMARK – Arla’s global ingredients business is set to grow even further following a new partnership between its parent company Arla and Northern Ireland dairy company, Dale Farms.   According to a statement from Arla, the new partnership will allow Dale Farm to supply whey protein concentrate for Arla’s global ingredients business which will be used as an ingredient in infant formula and consumer health ingredients.  This is the first time the two dairy cooperatives have partnered as part of a significant supply contract.   AFI is a supplier of refined whey ingredients within the…

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Arla Foods expands Danish facility to meet growing Japanese appetite for Cheese

DENMARK – Arla Foods, one of the largest dairy cooperatives in Europe, is expanding its cheese production capacity in Denmark in order to meet rising demand in Japan. The Danish dairy cooperative says that the project includes the construction of two new ripening warehouses, the installation of a new cheese equipment and building of a new drainage room. Arla plans to invest up to DKK 50 million (about US$8.2 million) into the project which will be carried out at its site in Troldhede Dairy, West Jutland. According to a statement…

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Chr. Hansen Natural Colors renamed Oterra following acquisition by Swedish private equity firm EQT

DENMARK – Chr. Hansen Natural Colors, a provider of natural colors to the food industry, has announced that it is changing its name to Oterra, effective immediately. The rebrand follows the business’ acquisition by investment firm EQT earlier this year and the subsequent establishment as a standalone company. Oterra, the new name for the former Chr. Hansen division is said to be inspired by the Latin word for earth. The company says that the rebranding reflects its commitment to provide the world with colours from natural sources and to “contribute…

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Carlsberg’s Danish brewery becomes the world’s most water efficient brewery

DENMARK – Danish multinational brewing giant, Carlsberg is inaugurating a new, revolutionary water recycling plant that recycles 90% of the process water at the Carlsberg brewery in Fredericia, Denmark. To achieve this great feat in recycling, the plant uses a new and innovative approach to cleaning and recycling process water where, among other things, UV-light is used to eliminate bacteria. Carlsberg Denmark Brewing Director, Anders Kokholm says that the recycling process is so effective that the process water ends up being clean enough to drink. He is however quick to…

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Chr. Hansen Natural Colors expands pigment portfolio with acquisition of Secna Natural Ingredients Group

DENMARK – Food ingredients company Chr. Hansen Natural Colors has announced its acquisition of food and beverage colours provider, Secna Natural Ingredients Group. The deal marks Chr. Hansen Natural Colors’ first major transaction since being acquired by private equity firm EQT and becoming a standalone company. Following the acquisition, Chr. Hansen Natural Colors will gain access to Secna Group’s pigment portfolio, which includes anthocyanins from black carrots and grape. The Denmark based company will also expand its footprint in Spain, Italy and Turkey where Secna has an established presence. Commenting…

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Arla leverages big data to help farmers decarbonise dairy at a faster pace 

DENMARK – Danish multinational dairy cooperative, Arla Foods has turned to big data to help its farmers adopt practices that with proven ability to decarbonise dairy farming. The new strategy is part of Arla’s ambition to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30 per cent per kilo of milk over the next decade and to work towards carbon net zero by 2050. The Danish dairy firm notes that for the last decades, its farmers have been working steadily towards sustainable farming and implementing green opportunities on their farms, such as circular farming…

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