Wesley Batista has stayed on at JBS but his brother, Joesely, has left

JBS to appeal blocked $300m asset sale

By Oscar Rousseau

JBS plans to launch an appeal after a Brazilian judge blocked its sale of meat firms in Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay to rival Minerva in a nine-figure deal.

US investment firm called the Masan Group a 'world-class partner'

Vietnam meat firm enhanced by cash injection

By Oscar Rousseau

Vietnam-based Masan Group Corporation’s meat subsidiary is set to see a cash injection of $250 million (m) after US investment firm KKR acquired a minority share in the business.

Poland's Cedrob also wants to work closer with the country's pig farmers

Polish meat processor eyes investments and consolidation

By Jaroslaw Adamowski

Polish meat processor Cedrob SA is planning to invest in developing its pig breeding, slaughtering and feed production capacities in the years ahead, according to senior company representatives.

Saudi PIF acquires half of Adeptio soon after Americana sale

Saudi PIF acquires half of Adeptio soon after Americana sale

By RJ Whitehead

Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund has made a rare foray into into the food industry after concluding a deal to buy half of Adeptio Holdings, which recently acquired a 67% stake in Kuwait Food Co., otherwise known as Americana.

CEO Exclusive: Naturex goes back to start-up roots to drive growth

'Naturex was a start-up 20 years ago.'

CEO Exclusive: Naturex goes back to start-up roots to drive growth

By Niamh Michail from Avignon, France

The world’s biggest supplier of botanical extracts, Naturex, is on track to meet the targets of its growth strategy Bright2020 which aims to see 10% of sales coming from new products, according to CEO Olivier Rigaud.

Cargill has cut over $2bn worth of assets in a divestment strategy

Cargill sees revenue growth in meat

By Oscar Rousseau

US meat processor Cargill has seen earnings in meat and animal protein surge “significantly” in the fourth quarter of the year. 

Potts: now owns 1,002,881 shares following the latest purchase

Morrisons boss puts money where his mouth is

By Noli Dinkovski

Morrisons ceo David Potts has demonstrated his confidence in turning around the fortunes of the retailer by investing a further £360,000 in shares.

SuperDrob is aiming to finance a number of expansion plants across Poland

Polish poultry processor eyes €45m investment

By Jaroslaw Adamowski

Polish poultry meat processor SuperDrob SA has unveiled plans to invest at least PLN200 million (€45m) with the aim of raising its output capacity, building a new facility and expanding its sales, according to Jaroslaw Kowalewski, the company’s deputy...

Quinn Packaging has made a €3m investment to grow its business

Quinn Packaging invests €3m in PET sheet extrusion line

By Oscar Rousseau

Republic of Ireland-based meat and poultry tray manufacturer Quinn Packaging has invested €3m ($3.25m) in a PET sheet extrusion line to help it become “a major player in the rigid food packaging market”.

The investment means Frutarom will have exclusive worldwide marketing rights for Algalo products. Photo credit: / Artfoliophoto

Frutarom invests €2.25m in algae start-up

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

Swiss-Israeli flavours and ingredients house Frutarom Industries has invested 10 million Israeli Shekel (€2.25m) for a 50% stake in the biotech start-up Algalo.

Qalaa sells off F&B assets in $10m deal

Qalaa sells off F&B assets in $10m deal

By Eliot Beer

Egypt’s Qalaa Holdings has sold a mothballed cheese company and the Sudanese division of its sweets producer in deals totalling almost US$10m, the group announced this month.

Pedro Faria, CEO of Brazil firm BRF: we have reached a 'milestone'

BRF 'attentive to investment'

By Oscar Rousseau

Brazilian food producer BRF has revealed a “strategic plan of globalisation” as its $496m acquisition of three companies across Asia, Europe and South America nears completion. 

Agricultural analyst Eugene Gerden wants Russia to 'increase export potential'

Miratorg considers doubling pork production capability

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russian agricultural holding Miratorg is considering a new project to produce 4m head of pigs per year with a total investment of RUB115 billion (US$1.8bn), according to a recent statement by the company’s vice-president of finance Vadim Kotenko.

Commission clears Solina acquisition

Commission clears Solina acquisition

By Niamh Michail

The European Commission has cleared the acquisition of French ingredient supplier Solina by private investment company Ardian.

Carr's will be finishing work on its feed block plant in Silver Springs, Nevada

Carr’s looks at investment plans

By Aidan Fortune

Agricultural and food business Carr’s Group has set out extensive global growth plans following its full-year results.

There are already well-established Danish pig farmers in Russia

Danish pigmeat sector invited to invest in Russia

By Poorna Rodrigo

Russia’s trade attaché in Denmark is inviting Danish pig farmers and pigmeat corporations to invest in Russia, saying its “ban on food import from the west has now created unique possibilities”.

HKScan's Kariniemen brand

HKScan reveals site of Finland poultry factory

By Rod Addy

HKScan has decided that Rauma will be the location of its Finnish production facility specialising in poultry products, following its 5 August announcement that it aimed to open a factory in the region.

Lumora’s tech can be used in applications including food testing

Lumora sold to ERBA Diagnostics Mannheim

By Joseph James Whitworth

Tate & Lyle Ventures has sold its Fund I portfolio company Lumora to ERBA Diagnostics Mannheim (ERBA) for an undisclosed amount.

Jordan poultry producer lays $21m EBRD loan

Jordan poultry producer lays $21m EBRD loan

By Nathan Gray

Jordanian poultry producer Al-Jazeera Agricultural Company has secured a US$21m loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development to modernise its facilities.

Al Jazeera gets €19m EBRD loan

EBRD invests in Jordanian poultry sector

By Joseph James Whitworth

Al Jazeera Agricultural Company PSC has been given a €19m loan to increase the supply of safer and more hygienic products.

Kenny: 'Opening a sign of confidence in agri-food industry'

ABP's Irish plant creates 152 jobs

By Michelle Perrett

The opening of the upgraded €50 million food processing facility for ABP Food Group in Cahir, Tipperary, Ireland, should generate more than €1 billion to the Irish economy over five years.


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