Diageo pledges 8m bottles of sanitizer for frontline healthcare workers

UK – Diageo has pledged to enable the creation of more than 8 million bottles of hand sanitizer to help protect frontline healthcare workers in the fight against the Coronavirus (COVID-19). To achieve this, the […]

PepsiCo to hire 6, 000 new employees and provide US$11m to COVID-19 affected communities

USA – Amidst the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, PepsiCo has reinforced its strategies to ensure business continuity while contributing to mitigation efforts aimed at curbing the spread an impact of the disease in the US. […]

Pernod Ricard expands portfolio with Italian bergamot-infused aperitivo

FRANCE – Pernod Ricard has partnered with Italicus, an Italian super-premium bergamot-infused aperitivo, in a deal that strengthens the French wine and spirits company’s extensive portfolio. Italicus was created by world-renowned mixologist and Italian spirits […]

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 […]