Danish Crown proposes closure of abattoir
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by Tess Egginton
2d ago
Danish Crown is proposing the closure of its abattoir in Ringsted as part of its ambition “to be one of the most efficient abattoirs in Europe and to sell many more processed products to the European market.” The business explained: “Danish Crown is responding to what has been a challenging two years for Danish slaughter pig production, where the supply of fewer pigs for slaughter in Denmark has made it difficult to maintain efficiency levels at the group’s Danish abattoirs. “Danish Crown is therefore reducing the number of production sites in Denmark and concentrating the group’s future i ..read more
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Samworth Brothers acquires sandwich firm
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by Tess Egginton
2d ago
Following the purchase of a minority stake in The Real Wrap Company in 2023, Samworth Brothers, the food manufacturer, has now acquired the remaining shares in the ready-made sandwich business. Samworth Brothers Group Chief Executive, Hugo Mahoney said: “Food To Go has been a tremendous success story for Samworth Brothers in recent years, and we believe the category is well-positioned for growth. “The Real Wrap Company is a dynamic, innovative young company that shares our values and focus on quality foods. “Real Wrap has great future potential, and the capability and scale of Samworth Brothe ..read more
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Kite Packaging launches thermal labels and printers range
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by Tess Egginton
3d ago
Kite Packaging, the award-winning UK packaging supplier, has launched its thermal labels and printers’ range. The company now offers a diverse selection of direct thermal and thermal transfer printers along with corresponding consumables, labels and ribbons. With options to suit every budget and requirement, Kite’s new range is great for start-ups, medium-sized businesses and large corporations. Their thermal printer collection includes desktop and mobile printers from world-leading brands, Zebra and TSC as well as their own-brand entry level printer. Depending on the model, each printer offe ..read more
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Tiger Brands invests in peanut butter manufacturing plant
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by Tess Egginton
4d ago
Black Cat, the South African peanut butter brand, has a new home following a 300-million rand capital investment by Tiger Brands. The new peanut butter manufacturing facility is in Chamdor, Krugersdorp, on Johannesburg’s West Rand. The plant was officially opened during a celebratory event attended by Tiger Brands CEO, Tjaart Kruger, and Deputy Minister in the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (DTIC): Economic Development, Ms Nomalungelo Gina. This is one of the largest investments of capital that the company has made in a single project, signalling the opportunity the peanut butt ..read more
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Molson Coors to invest £100m in UK
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by Tess Egginton
5d ago
Molson Coors Beverage Company is set to invest more than £100 million in its UK business infrastructure over the next five years. The investment allows the company to grow its brewing and packaging capacity, said Fraser Thomson, Molson Coors’ chief supply chain officer for Western Europe. “This plan is an investment in our future, giving our people and our brands the tools to fulfil our potential in the UK market while making strong progress against our sustainability targets,” he said. The £100 million plan includes investments to improve brewing capacity and packaging capabilities at Molson ..read more
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McCain completes acquisition of frozen food producer
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by Tess Egginton
5d ago
McCain Foods has strengthened its partnership with Strong Roots, completing its acquisition of the Dublin-based frozen food producer. The two brands previously announced a strategic partnership in 2021, with McCain investing to expand its product offering, bringing vegetable forward, environmentally responsible food choices to more consumers around the world. This is a continued sign of McCain’s commitment to “fix the freezer aisle” by expanding the Strong Roots brand into more regions. Jillian Moffatt, Regional President, McCain GB & Ireland, said: “This investment bolsters McCain’s ..read more
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Glanbia to acquire Flavor Producers for $300m
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by Tess Egginton
5d ago
Glanbia has entered into an agreement with the owners of Flavor Producers to acquire the business for an initial consideration of $300 million plus deferred consideration. Flavor Producers is a leading flavour platform in the US, providing flavours and extracts to the food and beverage industries, with a focus on organic and natural ingredients. Glanbia will operate Flavor Producers within its Glanbia Nutritionals (GN), Nutritional Solutions business (NS or Nutritional Solutions). Hugh McGuire, Chief Executive Officer of Glanbia, said: “I am delighted to announce the acquisition of Flavor Pro ..read more
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Investment house makes £3m follow-on investment in Daily Dose
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by Tess Egginton
5d ago
Investment house IW Capital has made a further £3 million investment into its portfolio company, Daily Dose, the cold-pressed juice and functional drinks business. Daily Dose will use the follow-on investment to fund the next stage of its growth. With a farm-to-fridge ethos, Daily Dose partners directly with British farmers, taking waste produce that would otherwise be thrown away, and turning it into cold pressed juice sold under its own brand ‘Daily Dose’ and through private label contracts. Daily Dose was founded in 2016, and, since its inception, has grown rapidly. In the past year, and o ..read more
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Bakery manufacturing company acquires artisanal inspired firm
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by Tess Egginton
5d ago
BRIDOR, subsidiary of LE DUFF Group, has acquired PANDRIKS Holding B.V., a company that makes organic and artisanal inspired bakery products. With this major acquisition, BRIDOR continues its strong global growth and emphasises LE DUFF Group’s commitment to accelerate its growth in the bakery sector.  Founded in the Netherlands in 2012, PANDRIKS makes artisanal inspired bakery products. The company offers traditional bread made with noble ingredients and organic bread under private label (in-store bake-off) and through its own brand, SlooOW (home bake-off). The two state-of-the-art produ ..read more
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HelloFresh opens its largest European distribution centre
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by Tess Egginton
6d ago
Recipe box company HelloFresh has opened its latest flagship automated production facility in Derby. The site, named ‘The Windmill’, was opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony by UK CEO Adam Park and Pauline Latham OBE MP for Mid Derbyshire. The new site has created around 300 jobs for the local community to-date with more expected in the coming months as it ramps up production. The automated production lines will allow HelloFresh and Green Chef customers even more choice and ability to personalise their meals. In keeping with HelloFresh’s commitment to a more sustainable future, The Windmill ..read more
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