Royal A-ware Group and Glanbia Ireland intend to enter a strategic partnership to build a €140m continental cheese manufacturing facility in Belview, Co Kilkenny, Ireland.

Based in the Netherlands, Royal A-ware is a family business, while Glanbia is the biggest dairy processor in Ireland.

Scheduled to start operations in 2022, the cheese manufacturing facility will have the capacity to produce 450 million litres of milk a year.

The facility will create 80 full-time jobs and 100 temporary jobs during construction.

The Good Crisp Company has raised an undisclosed sum through a funding round from CircleUp Growth Partners.

Based in the US, The Good Crisp Company is a snacks manufacturer, while CircleUp is a leading venture fund for early-stage consumer brands.

The Good Crisp Company plans to enter the $8bn potato chip market with its range of gluten and GMO-free stacked chips.

The transaction enables the business to expand distribution, strengthen its team and create brand awareness.

Bonduelle intends to buy Seneca Foods’ Lebanon facility in Pennsylvania, US.

Founded in 1853, Bonduelle is a producer of plant-based food and grows vegetables on more than 130,000ha of land worldwide. Its products are available in 100 countries under various brand names.

“The facility has a packaging capacity of 45,000t of frozen products on seven packaging lines.”

The transaction involves the acquisition of industrial assets, frozen product stocks and Lebanon industrial site employees.

The facility has a packaging capacity of 45,000t of frozen products on seven packaging lines.

Parabel USA has entered an agreement with CK Ingredients to distribute Lentein plant protein in the nutraceutical sector in Canada.

Founded in 1994, CK is a distributor of ingredients to food, beverage and nutraceutical customers in the country.

Drawn from water lentils called Lemnoideae, the non-GMO protein contains the highest levels of essential amino acids.

CK will also advise Parabel on development, regulations, logistics and traceability.

BBF has raised £40m ($52.2m) through a three-year financing facility from Wells Fargo Capital Finance (WFCF).

The firm intends to use net proceeds to invest in its manufacturing facilities and support its business growth.

BBF purchased Greencore’s cakes and chilled desserts unit in 2018, which resulted in the increase of its annual group revenues to more than £150m ($195.7m).

Based in the UK, BBF is a manufacturer of own-label, licensed and branded cakes and desserts. It is owned by private equity investor Endless.

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