Jusu acquires Canadian beverage company Westbloom to expand offering

CANADA – Jusu Bars, a health and wellness company based in Victoria, Canada, has acquired Westbloom Inc., a Calgary based beverage company specializing in coffees, teas and cold brew beverages. The acquisition will allow Jusu […]

Aegis Brands completes acquisition of Bridgehead Coffee in Canada

CANADA – Aegis Brands, which owns Canadian specialty coffee retailer Second Cup Coffee, has completed its previously announced acquisition of Ottawa-based Bridgehead Coffee. Bridgehead has nineteen company-owned coffeehouses in Ottawa, including its flagship Roastery, all […]

Just Eat approves US$7.7bn takeover bid from Takeaway.com

NETHERLANDS – The shareholders of Just Eat, a British online food ordering company has approved the £5.9 billion (US$7.71 billion) buyout offer from Dutch peer Takeaway.com in a deal that will create one of the […]

Glencore Agriculture increases stake in Argentinian food processor Renova

ARGENTINA – Glencore Agriculture has acquired an additional 16.67% in its Argentinian supply chain and processing joint venture, Renova to become the majority owner with 66.67% shareholding in the company. Glencore Agriculture purchased the stake […]

Pestell Nutrition acquires animal feed ingredients distributor Origination O2D

USA – Wind Point Partners-backed Pestell Nutrition has acquired Origination O2D, a Minnesota-headquarted value‐added distributor of animal feed ingredients. Pestell Nutrition said that the acquisition of O2D is a highly strategic move to the company […]

Cott evaluates potential sale of its coffee, tea and extract solutions segment

CANADA – Cott Corporation has announced that it is evaluating certain strategic alternatives for S&D Coffee and Tea, including a sale of the segment. Cott said that the move is part of the company’s strategic planning […]

Pizza Hut owner Yum! Brands to acquire The Habit Burger Grill for US$375m

USA – Yum! Brands has entered into a definitive agreement with The Habitat Restaurants to acquire fast-casual restaurant chain, The Habit Burger Grill for approximately US$375 million in a cash transaction. The acquisition of The […]

Nestlé sells 60% stake in packaged meat business Herta, creates joint venture

SPAIN – Nestlé has agreed to sell a 60% stake of its packaged meat business, Herta to Casa Tarradellas and create a joint venture with the Spanish food company. Nestle will subsequently hold a 40% […]

Carrefour expands into lunch delivery business with acquisition of food delivery startup Dejbox

FRANCE – French multinational retail chain, Carrefour has acquired Dejbox, a pioneer in lunch delivery for business employees located in suburban and outlying areas seeking to expand the retailers e-commerce operations. With the acquisition, Carrefour […]

Bühler sells Chinese flour ingredient business to Swiss company Bakels

SWITZERLAND – Bühler Group has sold its China-based flour ingredient business, Buhler Bangsheng Food Ingredients (Guangzhou) Co. Ltd. to Bakels Group. Bakels, a Swiss group which manufactures and distributes innovative bakery ingredients and application solutions […]