Bunge opens new wheat milling facility in Mexico

MEXICO - Bunge North America has opened a new wheat milling facility in Del Mayab, Mexico, expanding its reach to customers in Southeast Mexico who account for about 10% of Mexico’s population, reported World Grain. Bunge said the facility’s proximity to the nearby port, Puerto Progresso enhance efficient wheat delivery from the port for processing…

Mars Australia signs 20-year deal to source 100% solar energy within two years

AUSTRALIA - Mars Australia, one of the world’s leading manufacturers in the beverage, confections and petcare industries, has signed a 20-year deal in the country to source 100% of its electricity from solar energy. According to FoodBev, the company which owns brands such as M&M’s chocolate and Extra chewing gum, has partnered with Total Eren,…

MANE Kenya officially opens offices in Nairobi

KENYA - MANE, one of the leaders of the fragrance and flavour industry, has officially opened its offices in Nairobi to serve the East African region. According to the company, the office will have a technical laboratory, which is soon to be completed and supported with technical staff. The completion of the laboratory will be…

Arla Foods announces changes to its corporate group functions in UK

UK - Arla Foods is announcing changes to a number of its corporate Group functions and to its cheese production and logistics in the UK as part of the on-going internal transformation programme Calcium. According to the company, from the changes as announced, 195 people are expected to lose their jobs across the affected corporate…

Nestlé announces plans to merge two scientific discovery units into one in Switzerland

SWITZERLAND - Nestlé, the global food and beverages company, has announced plans to bring together its two scientific discovery units, the Nestle Institute of Health Sciences and Nestle Research Center to build one organization, Nestle Research to strengthen its research and development operations. According to the company, Nestlé Research will be based in Lausanne, Switzerland…

Cargill forms partnership in new water sustainability programme

USA - The privately-owned corporation Cargill has partnered with The Nature Conservancy and Nestlé Purina to launch a three-year sustainability programme to reduce water waste in the beef supply chain. The project which claims to save up to 2.4 billion gallons of water over three years will see farmers install weather sensors in crop fields…

Unilever Nigeria to sell Spreads business after 30% increase in turnover

NIGERIA - Shareholders of Unilever Nigeria Plc have approved the proposed sale of its spread business unit to Netherlands based consumer staples and packaged food company, Sigma Bidco. According to Vanguard, the company also unveiled its financial report, having recorded 30% increase in turnover to US$251.59 million from US$193.34 million in the previous year, 2016,…

tna appoints Tom McPhee as global technical support manager

AUSTRALIA - Global integrated food processing and packaging solutions provider, tna solutions Pty Ltd, has appointed Tom McPhee to a newly-created position of Group Technical Support Manager. He will be based in its Dallas, US office and his roles include coordinating and developing tna’s growing global technical support teams, including the company’s expansive after-market service…

DSM reports strong organic sales growth driven by higher vitamin prices in Q1

NETHERLANDS - DSM first quarter 2018 results have featured continued strong organic sales growth by 11% in addition to higher prices in some vitamins as a result of exceptional supply disruptions in the industry. While net profit increased 122% to US$391.8 million, DSM expects an Adjusted EBITDA growth towards 25% as it expects sales to…

Buhler opens new animal nutrition and grain centre in China

ASIA - Buhler has opened a new R&D centre including a manufacturing site for animal nutrition and grain logistics facility in China to add to its global manufacturing and service network across Asia. The centre will provide expertise solutions for livestock animals, aquaculture and pets cementing its position in the growing global animal feeds as…