Orkla Food Ingredients has acquired German ice cream ingredient supplier Eis Gräbner. Pic: ©iStock/Aksenovko

Orkla Food Ingredients buys northern German ice cream company

By Jim Cornall

Norwegian company Orkla Food Ingredients has, through its wholly owned subsidiary Eisunion GmbH, signed and completed an agreement to purchase 100% of the shares in the German sales and distribution company Eis Ludwig Gräbner GmbH (“Eis Gräbner”).

Tipper Tie makes machinery for leading firms like UK pork processor Tulip

JBT Corp to acquire Tipper Tie for $160m

By Oscar Rousseau

JBT Corporation (JBT) has signed a definitive agreement to take over meat processing and packaging machinery manufacturer Tipper Tie for $160m.

Is sustainability a priority for stevia users?

Is sustainability a priority for stevia users?


Stevia supplier PureCircle has released sustainability goals for 2020 - but is sustainability really top-of-mind for stevia users? And why does the company define calorie reduction as part of sustainability? FoodNavigator speaks with PureCircle's...

Zambeef sells stake in chicken business

Zambeef sells stake in chicken business

By Nicholas Robinson

Zambeef, one of the largest agribusinesses in Zambia, has sold a 49% stake in Zam Chick to the South African-based chicken processing company Rainbow Chicken for US$14.25m as part of a “strategic partnership”.

Royal Wessanen to cut 300 jobs

Royal Wessanen to cut 300 jobs

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Netherlands-based food company Royal Wessanen has said it will cut about 300 jobs in Europe as part of a cost reduction and restructuring programme, as it aims to adapt to the continued weak economy.


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