Brenntag Food & Nutrition officially opens the new site in Italy

ITALY – Brenntag Food & Nutrition has opened a new state-of-the-art site in Padua, Italy dedicated entirely to the application, creation, development, production and distribution of food ingredients and solutions. Brenntag said that the brand-new […]

Enoplastic merges with Sparflex to create a global leader in wine and spirits closure solutions

EUROPE – Italian closures manufacturer, Enoplastic has entered into a strategic agreement with its French peer, Sparflex to merge both companies, creating a global leader in wine and spirits closure solutions. The transaction has been […]

Neogen Corporation acquires Italian food safety company Diessechem

USA – Neogen Corporation has acquired Diessechem S.R.L., an Italy-based distributor of food and feed safety diagnostics, for an undisclosed amount. Diessechem is a supplier of food safety diagnostics to public authorities for food safety, […]

Italian beverage company Campari Group in talks to buy French distributor

ITALY – Italian drinks company, Campari Group has entered into exclusive negotiations to acquire its current French distributor Baron Philippe de Rothschild France Distribution. The distributor is currently fully owned by Baron Philippe de Rothschild. […]

FAO joins forces with World Union of Wholesale Markets to tackle food waste

ITALY – The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and World Union of Wholesale Markets (WUWM) have agreed to renew and strengthen their partnership with an eye to globally reducing food loss and waste. The WUWM […]

Danone and FAO team up to foster sustainable diets and food systems

ITALY – Danone, owner of iconic brands such as Dumex and Aptamil has agreed to work together with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to improve global nutrition and food safety […]

Coca-Cola HBC acquires Italian beverage firm Lurisia for US$97m

ITALY – Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company (HBC) Italia has secured a deal to acquire natural mineral water and sparkling beverage company, Lurisia for €88 million (US$97m). Established in 1940, Acque Minerali – better known as […]

Italy’s Illycaffè acquires its UK distributor amid Brexit uncertainty

ITALY – Illycaffè, Italian coffee company has acquired the UK’s Illy division distribution business from Euro Food Brands, and will now directly manage its UK distribution operations. The acquisition includes the complete transfer of business, […]

Qu Dongyu begins new role as FAO leader, commits to enhancing sustainably in agriculture

ITALY – Qu Dongyu, the newly elected director-general of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), has committed to spearheading initiatives that focus on making agriculture more sustainable. Qu, who took office […]

Emmi acquires Italian dessert maker Pasticceria Quadrifoglio srl

ITALY – Swiss milk processor, Emmi has acquired Pasticceria Quadrifoglio srl, an Italian producer of pastry, cakes, desserts, and other dry bakery products for the foodservice customers. According to Emmi, Italian dessert specialities are an […]