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May 2020

Marfrig and ADM unveil PlantPlus Foods joint venture

29-05-2020

New joint venture combines the experience and expertise of both companies for the sale of plant-based products in the North and South American markets. ADM has sealed an agreement with Marfrig, a beef producer, to create PlantPlus Foods, a joint venture for the sale of plant-based food products across North and South American markets. Marfrig …

Givaudan to acquire Alderys

29-05-2020

Strengthens Givaudan’s expertise in sustainable disruptive biotechnology process. As part of its long-term strategy to expand its capabilities in bioengineering technologies, Givaudan has announced that it is to acquire Alderys. Founded in 2009, Alderys is a French biotechnology company headquartered in Orsay, France. The company develops …

Consumers in Asia changing their diets in the wake of COVID-19

29-05-2020

Consumers are concerned about the threat of the COVID-19 virus and the impact that it will have on health. This is true irrespective of whether experts say the pandemic has peaked in the region or not, with many consumers believing it will continue to impact day-to-day lives for at least a year. Consumers are looking to improve their diets as they …

Symrise opens production site in China

28-05-2020

Opening marks company’s biggest individual investment of €50 million in flavour and fragrance production. Symrise has opened its biggest individual investment and invested €50 million in the construction of a new production site for flavourings and fragrances in Nantong, China. In addition, the executive board, senior staff, …

Duravant announces appointment of new CTO

28-05-2020

Duravant has appointed Dr Louis Vintro to the position of CTO. He will bring over 25 years of experience in technology development and innovation in capital equipment. Commenting on his new role, Dr Vintro said: “The Duravant family of operating companies has a strong position as the market leader of manufactured equipment in food …

Editor’s pickBarry Callebaut to acquire GKC Foods in Australia

27-05-2020

Acquisition establishes Barry Callebaut’s direct presence and manufacturing capacity in Australia to cater for the Australian and New Zealand markets. The Barry Callebaut Group has signed an agreement to acquire GKC Foods Australia, a producer of chocolate, coatings and fillings, serving many consumer chocolate brands in Australia and New …

Editor’s pickCOVID-19 changing consumer behaviour in Asia

22-05-2020

Research by Symrise indicates that consumers are adapting their food buying habits to meet the changing rules and requirements in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. It also suggests that several new behaviours may continue with restrictions being lifted further. Symrise monitored Asian markets like China and South Korea, the first two counties …

Furmano Foods has deep roots with Key Technology

21-05-2020

Furmano Foods started 99 years ago with just 360 jars of tomatoes, and has grown to become a nationally recognised name. Their tomatoes, green beans, legumes and ancient grains, which are packed either in cans or pouches, go to market under the Furmano Foods brand and private labels. Over the last two decades, Furmano has turned to Key Technology …