Mergers and acquisitions

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Diageo acquires flavor matching tech company Vivanda

By Rachel Arthur

Diageo has acquired Vivanda, the owner of the technology behind Diageo’s digital ‘What’s Your Whisky’ online platform as well as the ‘Journey of Flavour’ experience at Johnnie Walker Princes Street in Edinburgh.

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Robertet targets UK growth with acquisition

By Oliver Morrison

The France-based flavour and fragrance company has announced the acquisition of Omega Ingredients, which makes provenance driven, natural flavours and ingredients for the food and beverage industry.

Unilever  rules out sale of nutrition and ice cream business units in 'foreseeable future' / Pic: Unilever

Unilever ‘100% committed’ to nutrition and ice cream businesses

By Katy Askew

Unilever’s CEO has shrugged off speculation that the group could still dispose of its nutrition or ice cream businesses after its failed move for the GSK Consumer Health business, which would have been funded by a likely IPO of Unilever’s food interests.

A selection of exquisite confections handcrafted by Just Desserts. Pic: Regal Food Products Group

Regal gets (its) Just Desserts

By Gill Hyslop

UK-based Regal Food Products Group has acquired premium desserts producer Just Desserts for an undisclosed sum.

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Orkla acquires Swiss ice cream ingredients supplier

By Jim Cornall

Norwegian food company Orkla Food Ingredients has entered into an agreement to purchase the Swiss company Hans Kaspar to strengthen its position in confectionery and ice cream ingredients.

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