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July 2016

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Deals this week: American Securities, Farmhill, Lamb Weston / Meijer 01 July 2016 The management team of dairy products manufacturer Milk Specialities has teamed up with American Securities to acquire the former from Kainos...

M&As this week: AB Electrolux, Boelter Companies, Molinos Canuelas SACIFIA 01 July 2016 Swedish household appliance and food-service equipment manufacturer AB Electrolux will acquire Vintec in a transaction that is expected to be closed in...

June 2016

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Mars enters into strategic business partnership with Alibaba in China 30 June 2016 Food manufacturer Mars has entered into a global strategic partnership with Alibaba Group, an online and mobile commerce company....

DuPont signs licensing agreement for Monsanto's Intacta RR2 PRO technology 30 June 2016 Dupont has signed a licensing agreement for one of Monsanto's next-generation soybean...

Danone plans to acquire minority stake in Michel et Augustin 30 June 2016 Michel et Augustin shareholders have entered into exclusive negotiations to enable Danone to acquire a minority interest in the...

Lamb Weston / Meijer partners with Belaya Dacha to serve french fry market in Russia 29 June 2016 The partnership between US-based ConAgra Foods Lamb Weston and Netherlands-based Meijer Frozen Food has signed an agreement with Belaya Dacha to establish a new joint venture to serve...

Nestlé and Chromocell extend collaboration to reduce sodium in foods 29 June 2016 Switzerland-based food and beverage manufacturer Nestlé has extended its collaboration with life sciences company Chromocell Corporation to reduce sodium in foods....

Tyrrells to expand operations into Australia and Asia-Pacific 29 June 2016 UK potato crisp producer Tyrrells plans to boost its brand in the Australian and Asia-Pacific markets, which comes just within a year of investing in snack foods maker Yarra...

General Mills and South Dakota university partner for oats variety development 28 June 2016 General Mills has opened an oat variety development laboratory at South Dakota State University (SDSU) campus in Brookings, US....

Atria to invest €14m in Lagerbergs chicken production in Sweden 28 June 2016 Atria plans to invest €14m to develop Lagerbergs' chicken production capabilities in Sweden, as a part of a long-term investment...

American Securities to acquire Milk Specialties Global 28 June 2016 US-based human and animal nutrition company Milk Specialties Global's management team has partnered with an affiliate of American Securities to acquire the former from Kainos Capital. ...

Molino Cañuelas Sacifia to acquire Cargill's wheat flour assets in Argentina 27 June 2016 US-based agricultural products manufacturer Cargill has signed an agreement to sell its wheat flour assets in Argentina to Molino Cañuelas Sacifia, a flour and baked goods...

Tine plans to enhance cheese production operations in Norway 27 June 2016 Norway-based dairy producer and distributor Tine has plans to enhance its cheese production operations and reconstruct a dairy...

Probiotic ingredient producer Ganeden expands global footprint 27 June 2016 US-based probiotic ingredient producer and distributor Ganeden is expanding its presence in the global market with new partnerships and product...

EIB provides loan to FrieslandCampina for research and development 24 June 2016 The European Investment Bank (EIB) has provided a €150m loan to dairy company FrieslandCampina, for conducting research and development activities in...

M&As this week: Teasdale Foods, The Kashi Company, Oy Karl Fazer 24 June 2016 Teasdale Foods has acquired tortilla-maker Mesa Foods in order to boost its business in the Hispanic foods...

National Food Products drops stake sale plan 24 June 2016 UAE-based National Food Products has discarded its plan to sell an interest in the...

Deals this week: NH Foods, Biostime International Holdings 24 June 2016 Japan’s meat processing and packing company NH Foods has formed a joint venture with Hokkaido Milk Products, in order to produce...

US senators agree to bipartisan deal on compulsory labelling of GM foods 24 June 2016 US senators have agreed to a bipartisan deal for compulsory labelling of genetically modified foods, which comes just a week before the mandatory labelling law comes into effect in...

Post Holdings held merger talks with ConAgra’s Lamb Weston 23 June 2016 US-based cereal maker Post Holdings recently held merger negotiations with Lamb Weston, a frozen foods unit of ConAgra...

Arla Foods Ingredients opens hydrolysates plant in Denmark 23 June 2016 Arla Foods Ingredients has opened a hydrolysates factory in Nr Vium, Denmark, investing €40m....