Dutch meat alternative startup Meatable raises US$10m in seed funding

NETHERLANDS – Meatable, an Amsterdam-based cultivated meat startup has raised an additional US$10 million (€9m) in seed funding to support the development of the company’s first pork prototype. The funding was led by BlueYard Capital […]

Unilever opens US$94m global Foods Innovation Centre in Netherlands

NETHERLANDS – Unilever has opened a new €85 million (US$94m) global Foods Innovation Centre on the campus of Wageningen University, located in the “Food Valley” area in the Netherlands. The new center, named ‘Hive’ for […]

DSM debuts new BakeZyme solutions to maximize freshness in baked goods

NETHERLANDS – Global health and nutrition company, Royal DSM has launched new solutions under its BakeZyme portfolio; BakeZyme Fresh XL and BakeZymeMaster developed to maximize freshness in baked goods. The new maltogenic amylase solutions enable […]

IMCD acquires Colombian specialty distributor Unired Químicas to expand footprint

NETHERLANDS – IMCD, a leading distributor of specialty chemicals and food ingredients, has acquired Colombia-based ingredient distributor, Unired Químicas, to support the company’s expansion in Latin America. Unired distributes specialty chemicals and ingredients to the […]

Nestlé to partner with Corbion to develop ingredients for plant-based products

NETHERLANDS – Nestlé has entered into a partnership with Dutch ingredients supplier, Corbion to develop the next generation of microalgae-based ingredients that will be utilized in plant-based products. Through the partnership, the companies will collaborate […]

Netherlands invests US$19m in Rwanda’s maize, potato and tea value chain

RWANDA – The Agricultural Public-Private initiative of Rwanda has received funding worth Rwf18 billion (US$19m) from The Netherlands to support the professionalisation of maize and potato value chain and rehabilitation of tea estate. The four […]

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 […]