New News information at Food Processing Technology New and updated information from News listed on www.foodprocessing-technology.com http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/ en-us http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/ New News information at Food Processing Technology http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/content/images/logo_big.gif Ajinomoto Windsor to build new frozen appetisers plant in US http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsajinomoto-windsor-to-build-new-frozen-appetisers-plant-in-us-5799876 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsajinomoto-windsor-to-build-new-frozen-appetisers-plant-in-us-5799876 Ajinomoto Windsor (AWI) has announced plans to invest $39m in the construction of a new plant in Joplin, near the Carthage Plant in Missouri, US, to increase production capacity for frozen appetisers. Thu, 27 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT Deals this week: Riverbend Foods, NanJi E-Commerce, Dole Food Company http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-riverbend-foods-nanji-e-commerce-dole-food-company-5798825 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-riverbend-foods-nanji-e-commerce-dole-food-company-5798825 Riverbend Foods has signed a definitive agreement to acquire TreeHouse Foods’ soup and infant feeding (SIF) business, which manufactures condensed and ready-to-serve soup, baby food, and gravy packaged in cans, glass jars and Tetra Recart® formats. Thu, 27 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT M&As this week: Tyson Foods, Smart Organic http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsmas-this-week-tyson-foods-smart-organic-5798832 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsmas-this-week-tyson-foods-smart-organic-5798832 Through its wholly owned subsidiary DVB Merger Sub, Tyson Foods has announced plans to acquire all the outstanding common shares of AdvancePierre Foods Holdings for a cash consideration of $40.25 a share. Thu, 27 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT Quorn products get Vegan Trademark http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsquorn-products-get-vegan-trademark-5799896 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsquorn-products-get-vegan-trademark-5799896 UK-based producer of meat alternatives Quorn has announced the registration of its entire vegan range with the Vegan Trademark. Thu, 27 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT Lamb-Weston/Meijer acquires Oerlemans Foods Nederland’s potato division http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newslamb-westonmeijer-acquires-oerlemans-foods-nederlands-potato-division-5799839 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newslamb-westonmeijer-acquires-oerlemans-foods-nederlands-potato-division-5799839 The Lamb-Weston/Meijer joint venture (JV) has agreed to acquire the potato division of Oerlemans Foods Nederland. Thu, 27 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT Tyson Foods to acquire AdvancePierre Foods for $4.2bn http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newstyson-foods-to-acquire-advancepierre-foods-for-42bn-5798591 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newstyson-foods-to-acquire-advancepierre-foods-for-42bn-5798591 Tyson Foods is set to launch a tender offer to acquire US-based packaged sandwich maker AdvancePierre Foods for $4.2bn. Wed, 26 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT Nestlé to cut 298 UK jobs http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsnestle-uk-to-make-strategic-changes-to-uk-confectionery-business-5798563 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsnestle-uk-to-make-strategic-changes-to-uk-confectionery-business-5798563 Nestlé UK has announced plans to make operational changes across its four confectionery factories, which will result in the loss of 298 jobs. Wed, 26 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT TreeHouse Foods to sell SIF business to Riverbend Foods http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newstreehouse-foods-to-sell-sif-business-to-riverbend-foods-5798579 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newstreehouse-foods-to-sell-sif-business-to-riverbend-foods-5798579 TreeHouse Foods has agreed to sell its Soup and Infant Feeding (SIF) business in the US to Riverbend Foods, a portfolio company of Insight Equity. Wed, 26 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT Cargill opens new $100m oilseeds processing plant in China http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newscargill-opens-new-100m-oilseeds-processing-plant-in-china-5797074 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newscargill-opens-new-100m-oilseeds-processing-plant-in-china-5797074 Cargill has opened a new $100m oilseeds processing plant in Huanghua, Cangzhou in Hebei Province, China. Tue, 25 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT US Foods to acquire meat manufacturer FirstClass Foods http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsus-foods-to-acquire-meat-manufacturer-firstclass-foods-5797045 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsus-foods-to-acquire-meat-manufacturer-firstclass-foods-5797045 American catering distributor US Foods has agreed to acquire meat manufacturing company FirstClass Foods. Tue, 25 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT Conagra Brands completes Thanasi acquisition http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsconagra-brands-completes-thanasi-acquisition-5797052 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsconagra-brands-completes-thanasi-acquisition-5797052 Conagra Brands has completed the acquisition of protein-based snacking businesses Thanasi Foods and BIGS. Tue, 25 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT Ellison Bakery receives investment from Blackford Capital http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsellison-bakery-receives-investment-from-blackford-capital-5795505 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsellison-bakery-receives-investment-from-blackford-capital-5795505 Private equity company Blackford Capital has invested in US-based Ellison Bakery, which manufactures cookies and snack bars. Mon, 24 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT Bunge to acquire Aceitera Martínez in Argentina http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsbunge-to-take-over-aceitera-martnez-in-argentina-5795488 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsbunge-to-take-over-aceitera-martnez-in-argentina-5795488 Netherlands-based Bunge Southern Cone has signed an agreement to acquire Argentine edible oil producer Aceitera Martínez. Mon, 24 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT Hershey to cut calories in standard and king-sized confection snacks http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newshershey-products-to-feature-nutrition-information-and-smart-snack-choices-5795479 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newshershey-products-to-feature-nutrition-information-and-smart-snack-choices-5795479 Global confectionery company Hershey has announced plans to reduce the calories in its standard and king-sized snacks. Mon, 24 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT Icelandic Group to sell UK’s Seachill business http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsicelandic-group-to-sell-uks-seachill-business-5794352 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsicelandic-group-to-sell-uks-seachill-business-5794352 Icelandic Group is all set to initiate the sale of its UK’s chilled fish business known as Seachill. Sun, 23 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT KKR invests $250m in Masan Group and Masan Nutri-Science http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newskkr-invests-250m-in-masan-group-and-masan-nutri-science-5794362 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newskkr-invests-250m-in-masan-group-and-masan-nutri-science-5794362 Global investment firm KKR has completed a $250m investment in Vietnam-based Masan Group and its Masan Nutri-Science meat platform. Sun, 23 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT ETI and Purity Assurance to market agriculture products to US fruit industry http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newseti-purity-assurance-to-market-agriculture-products-to-us-fruit-industry-5794335 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newseti-purity-assurance-to-market-agriculture-products-to-us-fruit-industry-5794335 EnviroTechnologies International (ETI) has signed a letter of intent with Purity Assurance NW to jointly market its agriculture products to the US fruit industry. Sun, 23 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT Niman Ranch partners with Chefs' Warehouse in US http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsniman-ranch-partners-with-chefs-warehouse-in-us-5793023 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsniman-ranch-partners-with-chefs-warehouse-in-us-5793023 Niman Ranch has partnered with Chef’s Warehouse subsidiary Allen Brothers to co-brand their natural beef. Thu, 20 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT M&As this week: Hill Biscuits Limited, Post Holdings http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsmas-this-week-hill-biscuits-limited-post-holdings-5792740 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsmas-this-week-hill-biscuits-limited-post-holdings-5792740 Bennett Family has exited its investment in biscuit manufacturer Hill Biscuits by selling its entire stake in the latter to UK-based private equity firm LDC (Managers). Thu, 20 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT Deals this week: Nomad Foods BondCo, Grandma Magdas, Snackible http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-nomad-foods-bondco-grandma-magdas-snackible-5792110 http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-nomad-foods-bondco-grandma-magdas-snackible-5792110 Frozen foods producer Nomad Foods BondCo (NFB) intends to raise €500m ($531.59m) through a senior secured notes offering due 2024. Thu, 20 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT