BASF enters natural flavours and fragrances market with acquisition of Isobionics

GERMANY – BASF has acquired Isobionics, an innovation leader in biotechnology serving the global natural flavors and fragrances market, marking chemical company’s entry into the flavor and fragrance market. Isobionics, a Netherlands based company develops […]

Ghana’s Niche Confectionery secures US$8.82m financing to expand production capabilities

GHANA – Niche Confectionery Ltd, a chocolate manufacturer and subsidiary of Niche Cocoa Ltd Ghana has signed a US$8.82 million financing agreement with The Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO) to support expansion of its cocoa […]

DMK Group to fully acquire joint venture DV Nutrition

NETHERLANDS – Germany’s leading dairy cooperative, DMK Group has agreed to fully acquire the assets of DV Nutrition, a joint venture the company had formed with UK headquartered dairy nutrition company Volac. The move will […]

IMCD acquires Matrix Ingredients operations in Singapore and Malaysia

NETHERLANDS – IMCD, a leading distributor of speciality chemicals and food ingredients, has acquired the food distribution business of Matrix Ingredients in Singapore and Malaysia, for an undisclosed sum. Following the transaction, Maxim Ingredients International Pte. Ltd. and […]

Bühler expands insect portfolio with new mealworm facility in Netherlands

SWITZERLAND – Bühler is set to commission a new mealworm production facility in Netherlands, as the Swiss company continues to expand its portfolio in the insect industry. The project, which Bühler initiated with a farmer […]

Real Foods see growth beyond Africa, launches in Thailand and Netherlands

SOUTH AFRICA – Real Foods Group, a South African healthy, fast-casual restaurant operator, is set to expand its global footprint by rolling out franchises in Europe and Asia. The company, which houses the healthy restaurant […]

Natural, clean label and healthier options driving flavor developments

NETHERLANDS – New flavor development and innovations are largely driven by growing interest in natural, clean label and healthier options, according to July 2019 Innova Market Insights report. Global flavor developments in food and beverage […]

ScaleUpFood launches in the Netherlands to support agri-food ventures

NETHERLANDS – ScaleUpNation, Foodvalley NL and Rabobank have announced the launch of a new initiative, ScaleUpFood dedicated to scaling entrepreneurial ventures in food and agriculture sector. ScaleUpFood will address challenges faced by agri-food ventures and […]

Heineken’s organic net revenue rises 5.6% amid rising input costs

NETHERLANDS – The world’s second largest brewer, Heineken NV has reported 5.6% growth in organic net revenue in the first half, with rising input costs offsetting beer sales. The company which has maintained its full […]

DSM launches young cheddar and barrel cheese culture

NETHERLANDS – The Dutch bio-science company, Royal DSM has launched a new culture range for young cheddar and barrel cheese. Called DelvoCheese CH-120, the new range is said to be resistant to phage – viruses […]