RSPO tightens standards to enhance palm oil sustainability

AFRICA – The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), a palm oil industry watchdog, has introduced tougher rules to its members in the industry as it seeks to make the edible oil ‘greener’. RSPO says […]

Bunge Loders Croklaan opens new edible oils facility in China

CHINA – Bunge-owned edible oils business, Bunge Loders Croklaan (BLC) has inaugurated a new edible oils processing facility in Xiamen, China. The facility expands BLC’s capability to deliver plant-based specialty oils and fats ingredients for […]

Buhler and Givaudan partner to support food startups in Switzerland

SWITZERLAND – Leading food technology company Buhler has joined forces with Givaudan to support food startups in commercialization as well as scaling up operations. The companies will work to accelerate market access for food start-ups […]

Cargill and Ecolab support second class of agri-food tech startups

USA – Cargill and sanitation technologies company, Ecolab are supporting the 2019 class of tech start-ups as they strive to accelerate innovation in the food and agriculture value chain. The second year of Techstars Farm […]

Meal-kit company Gousto raises US$38m funding to boost offering

UK – UK meal-kit company, Gousto has secured US$37.7 million (£30 million) in a new funding round led by a family-backed private equity investment firm, Perwyn. Perwyn joins other investors including Unilever Ventures, BGF Ventures, […]

Ardent Mills acquires Oregon elevator to expand organic capabilities

USA – Ardent Mills has announced that it has acquired a grain elevator in Klamath Falls, Oregon, expanding its capabilities in organic and specialty grains in the market. The investment whose financial details were not […]

HelloFresh selects Tetra Pak’s sustainable carton packaging

EUROPE – Meal kit company HelloFresh has selected Tetra Pak’s sustainable carton packaging Tetra Recart® for its products in the European markets. The new packaging will be used across the UK, Germany and the Netherlands, […]

Sainsbury’s opens meat-free butchers to meet plant-based demand

UK – UK’s leading supermarket, Sainsbury’s has unveiled UK’s first meat-free butchers to expand its plant-based product offerings in a market where consumers are demanding healthier foods. Launched during World Meat Free Week, the butcher […]

Firmenich acquires minority stake in Chinese flavor company ArtSci

CHINA – Leading flavors and fragrances company, Firmenich has acquired an undisclosed minority stake in Chinese food flavors and ingredients company, ArtSci Biology Technologies (Hangzhou) Co., Ltd (“ArtSci”). The partnership expands Firmenich’s reach in Central […]

Cargill opens innovation center in Singapore to address nutrition and safety

SINGAPORE – Global agribusiness and food giant, Cargill has inaugurated a new innovation center in Singapore to accelerate nutrition and food safety endeavor in the Asia Pacific region. The center will also help address the […]