Dr. Oetker to acquire majority stake in wine trader Belvini.de

GERMANY – Dr. Oetker, a German multinational company, has agreed to acquire a 60% majority stake in Belvini.de GmbH, one of the largest online wine traders operating in the German-speaking region. According to Dr. Oetker, it claims that Belvini’s portfolio of over 13,500 products from 800 importers and wineries from over 30 countries is the largest range of international premium wines and spirits among European online retailers. The acquisition is subject to approval from German competition authorities, and Dr. Oetker claims that Belvini’s operations complement its sparkling wine, wine and spirits division.…

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Dr. Oetker plans to invest up to US$7m in London doubling production

LONDON – Dr. Oetker, a German company that produces baking powder, cake mixes and various other products will be investing up to US$7 million in London’s plant, allowing for the workforce to increase to 300 from roughly 200, and nearly doubling production. According to an announcement, this will result in a new production line that includes dough preparation, baking, toppings, freezing, and packaging equipment and is expected to see production jump to 18,000 pizzas from 10,000. “Capacity within the London plant is being built to bring in some of these…

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Dr. Oekter’s owned brand launches new breadstick range

GERMANY – Ellio’s Pizza, an American frozen pizza brand owned and distributed by Dr. Oetker, has expanded its portfolio with two delicious varieties of breadsticks during the National Frozen Food Day celebrations. According to the company, these new breadsticks come in two varieties that is, cheesy and parmesan & garlic flavors served on the brand’s famous 4-cornered wholesome, crispy crust. The breadsticks are made from the same dough used for the brand’s pizza ranges, naturally made without the use of artificial flavors and preservatives. Each flavour will be sold in…

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Dr. Oetker, Molkerei Gropper form a joint venture to expand their production

EUROPE – Bielefeld-based food manufacturer Dr. Oetker and Bavarian dairy producer Molkerei Gropper have set up a joint venture in order to pool their production, with each partner owning 50% of the venture. On this basis, both companies will significantly intensify and expand sales in their respective market segments in future. Dr. Oetker will be contributing its chilled products plant in Moers to the new company, while Molkerei Gropper will be effecting a capital increase in the same amount, which is to be used for investing in buildings, infrastructure and new production facilities. The joint venture will…

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Dr. Oetker to partner with Molkerei Gropper in a production joint venture

GERMANY – Dr. Oetker and Molkerei Gropper, the Bavarian dairy producer Molkerei Gropper plans to partner to form a 50-50 joint venture to bring together operations that will increase their production capacity. The venture which was expected to materialise on April 1, will showcase the companies’ interest in escalating sales in their respective markets with more production. As the Canadian market becomes competitive, the subsidiary of Oetker Group is entering a joint venture to boost market sales for baking goods, baking mixes, dessert powders, ready desserts, muesli products, frozen pizzas,…

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Unilever to sell baking and dessert business to Dr. Oetker

LONDON – Unilever has received a binding offer for the purchase of its Alsa baking and dessert business from Dr. Oetker for an undisclosed amount. According to Unilever, this transaction would include the manufacturing unit in Ludres, France. “In the context of our global strategy to accelerate long term, sustainable value creation, the baking and desserts category is not part of Unilever’s evolving core portfolio. We are confident that under Dr. Oetker’s ownership and support, Alsa, which has established a strong legacy in the world of desserts since its origins…

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Dr. Oetker to close pizza site as the Canadian market becomes competitive

CANADA – Dr. Oetker, a subsidiary of Oetker Group has announced that it will be closing its pizza manufacturing site in Great Falls as the Canadian market has become unfavourable to them. The closure which is expected to take effect in May will lead to a 70% transition of its manufacturing to its facility in London while 30% of its operation will proceed to its Lodi, New Jersey plant. The company highlighted that it was facing pressure when it comes to its manufacturing environment as a result of a complex…

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