Food & Drink

Woolworths reveals new $184m temperature controlled distribution centre

Woolworths has announced a new state-of the-art temperature controlled distribution centre in a major Australian capital city.The supermarket giant has lodged a Development Applicatio...... [continue reading]

Coles and Woolworths introduce highly automated fulfilment centres

Coles and Woolworths are partnering with global tech companies to advance their fulfillment capabilities in a bid to meet the growing demand for online groceries, with Coles announcing it will buil...... [continue reading]

v2food purchases $20m Wodonga factory

v2food, Australia’s newest plant-based meat company, has announced the purchase of a 55,470 square-metre site in Wodonga. The purchase of the dormant building represents a chance to inject new...... [continue reading]

New $560m site for Woolworths

Vaughan Constructions has successfully delivered Woolworths’ latest facility in Melbourne’s south, the distribution centre (DC) is the largest of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.P...... [continue reading]

Taste Holdings appoints new CEO

South Africa’s Taste Holdings has appointed its chief operating officer, Dylan Pienaar, as chief executive officer effective on Monday as part of its restructuring.Acting chief executive off...... [continue reading]

Murray River Organics launches export-driven ranges at Asian trade show

Murray River Organics (MRO) has launched two of its own branded premium ranges in Japan as part of its strategy to grow exports under the ‘Taking Sunraysia to Asia’ program.MRO’s branded ran...... [continue reading]

Emergent Cold acquires Melbourne-based Montague Cold Storage

Texas-based Emergent Cold has announced the acquisition of the Montague Cold Storage facilities in Melbourne.According to Emergent Gold, this acquisition complements its broader strategy of...... [continue reading]

Jet Technologies launches new capping machine

Jet Technologies has launched a brand-new machine that caps jars for Australian and New Zealand food manufacturers. The Smart Capper is a fully automated capping machine designed for...... [continue reading]

UK wholesaler Booker rations sales of beer and cider amid CO2 shortage

UK wholesaler Booker has begun to ration sales of beer, cider and pop because of a shortage of carbon dioxide gas used in carbonated drinks amid a spike in demand from the recent heatwave and...... [continue reading]

Nestlé to market Starbucks products in deal worth $7bn

Nestlé have been granted perpetual rights to market Starbucks consumer and foodservice products globally, outside of the company’s coffee shops. This transaction provides Nestlé with a strong platf...... [continue reading]

Illovo Sugar SA appoint new Managing Director

Illovo Sugar South Africa have announced the appointment of Ms. Mamongae Mahlare as Managing Director (MD) with effect from 1st March 2018. She succeeds Dave Howells who, after 9 years as local MD,...... [continue reading]

Heineken to open $100m brewery in Mozambique

Heineken is to build a $100 million brewery in Mozambique. The factory, scheduled to produce its first batch of beers in the first half of 2019, will give Heineken a substantial...... [continue reading]

Ingham's to create up to 400 jobs in Western Australia

Australian poultry producer Ingham's is expanding its Western Australian operations generating an estimated 400 additional permanent jobs in the local economy. In line with Ingham’s...... [continue reading]

Fonterra's Edendale plant reopens ahead of schedule

Milk is now flowing through Fonterra’s ED4 milk powder dryer at Edendale, with the plant reopening ahead of schedule following the recent collapse of one of the site’s raw milk silos. ... [continue reading]

Rhodes Food Group to acquire Pakco for R200m

JSE Listed Rhodes Food Group (RFG) is to acquire food product supplier Pakco for R200m. Based in Durban, Pakco is a manufacturer of spices, condiments, instant meals and complementar...... [continue reading]

Amplify Snack Brands purchase UK crisp maker Tyrrells

American based Amplify Snack Brands, who’s best known brand is SkinnyPop has purchased UK crisp maker Tyrrells for £300m. Under the terms of the deal, Tyrrells' current owner Investc...... [continue reading]

Coca-Cola unveils new bottling facility in Mozambique

Coca-Cola Sabco has opened a new world-class bottling facility in Maputo, Mozambique. The plant will be capable of producing 50 million crates of Coca-Cola products every year, risin...... [continue reading]

Auckland Airport to build new distribution facility for Fonterra

Auckland Airport is to build a state-of-the-art new distribution centre for Fonterra’s New Zealand consumer business (Fonterra Brands New Zealand), the two companies announced today. Fonterra Brand...... [continue reading]

Nestle injects R1.2bn into South Africa's economy

Nestlé South Africa officially inaugurated its instant coffee manufacturing plant in Estcourt factory after a R1.2 billion investment into the expansion of the factory. The inauguration ceremony, a...... [continue reading]

Associated British Foods to buy remaining stake in Illovo Sugar

Associated British Foods has reached agreement with the Board of Illovo Sugar Limited to acquire the 48.65% interest in Illovo that it does not already own. The agreed offer price per share is R25...... [continue reading]

Amazon to enter fresh food market with Morrisons

Morrisons and Amazon have announced that hundreds of Morrisons products will be available to Amazon Prime Now and Amazon Pantry customers. Morrisons will provide a wholesale supply service to Amazo...... [continue reading]

Just Eat expands international footprint

JUST EAT, the world’s leading digital marketplace for takeaway food delivery, has agreed the acquisition of four businesses from Rocket Internet and foodpanda for €125.0 million in aggregate (£94.7...... [continue reading]

Fonterra achieves record export volumes

Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited has announced it has exported record volumes for the month of December 2015. Export data for the Co-operative in December confirms the new record for a s...... [continue reading]

Just Eat delivers tasty growth

Leading digital takeaway food delivery group, Just Eat has seen growth in the number of online takeaway orders grow strongly in the last 12 months, rising to 57% from 52% in the first half of the y...... [continue reading]

Majestic Wine reports big jump in Christmas sales

The UK's largest wine specialist, Majestic Wine PLC has announced that total sales growth was 42.6% for the 10 weeks of Christmas trading from 27th October 2015 to 4th January 2016 compared to...... [continue reading]

Diageo completes sale of Chateau and Estate wine brands and Percy Fox

Global leader in beverage alcohol, Diageo, has announced that it has completed the sale of its major wine interests, the US based Chateau and Estate Wines and the UK based Percy Fox businesses, to...... [continue reading]

Intertek acquires Food International Trust in Italy

Intertek, a leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide has announced that it has agreed to acquire Food International Trust ("FIT-Italia"), an Italian company specialising in provid...... [continue reading]

Fonterra officially opens new milk powder plant at Pahiatua

Around 300 people have attended the official opening of Fonterra Pahiatua’s new high-efficiency plant, now producing milk powder destined for more than 20 markets worldwide. The plant came...... [continue reading]

Actis invests in pan-African food retailer, Food Lover's Market

Actis, a leading emerging market investor, have announced an investment of R760m in Food Lover’s Market, estimated to be the largest independent food retail group in Africa. Actis is acquiring a su...... [continue reading]

Fonterra expands food service footprint with new application centre in Guangzhou, China

Fonterra has launched a new Fonterra Application Centre in Guangzhou which will bring innovative dairy products and services to the Co-operative’s foodservice customers in the region. The G...... [continue reading]

TWE buys Diageo's wine business in US$600m deal

Treasury Wine Estates has announced that it has agreed to acquire the majority of assets from Diageo Plc’s US and UK wine operations. The cash payment of US$600 million comprises $US552 mil...... [continue reading]

Kellogg targets African growth

Kellogg Company (NYSE: K) has announced a new, long-term partnership with leading food company Tolaram Africa, significantly increasing Kellogg's presence in the growing African market and advancin...... [continue reading]

Unilever opens $50m site in North Rocks, NSW

Unilever Australia and New Zealand has unveiled the result of a AU$50 million investment in its North Rocks site, with the New South Wales Minister for Industry, Resources and Energy, The Hon. Anth...... [continue reading]

Delivery Hero to buy Middle East online food service for $589m

Delivery Hero, the global leader in online and mobile food ordering, has announced the acquisition of Yemeksepeti in a transaction valued at US$589 million. This is the largest acquisition eve...... [continue reading]

Construction begins on Wrigley's $63m chewing gum factory in Kenya

Construction has started on a new chewing gum manufacturing factory worth US$ 63m in Kenya by Wrigley, American chewing gum manufacturing company. This initiative has been commenced so as to b...... [continue reading]

Heinz to buy Kraft Foods

Kraft Foods Group Inc the maker of Velveeta cheese, will merge with ketchup maker H.J Heinz Co., owned by 3G Capital and Warren Buffett's Berkshire HathawayInc, to form North America's th...... [continue reading]

Diageo unveil brand new high-tech warehouse in Sydney

Diageo Australia, maker of well-known liquor brands such as Johnnie Walker and Bundaberg Rum, has unveiled a 26,000 pallet capacity warehouse in Sydney’s western suburbs.Diageo’s Global Head...... [continue reading]

Britain gives Zimbabwe $72 million to help increase food production

Britain has given Zimbabwe $72 million to help increase food production by rural farmers over the next four years, as the southern African country faces the prospect of poorer harvests this year du...... [continue reading]

Zambia Sugar PLC invests in major sugar project

Zambia Sugar, a majority-held subsidiary of the Illovo Sugar Group, has announced details of a major investment project at its Nakambala sugar operations at Mazabuka which will give further impetus...... [continue reading]

Fonterra commissions new ingredients plant in the Netherlands

New Zealand-based Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited has commissioned its new dairy ingredients plant in Heerenveen, in the north of the Netherlands.The plant produces whey and lactose spec...... [continue reading]

Ethiopia's rising economy raises Heineken's hopes for growth in beer market

Heineken is betting on Ethiopia's rising incomes to fuel rapid expansion of the beer market in Africa's second most populous country.... [continue reading]

Tesco to announce supplier contract revamp

British supermarket chain Tesco will on Thursday announce drastic changes to supplier contracts and job cuts to help rebuild its reputation after an accounting scandal and four profit warnings last...... [continue reading]

Wiley secures contract for largest pre-packed salad facility in NSW

Australia’s growing appetite for healthy, convenient, pre-packaged salads is seeing the construction of the largest fresh cut salad facility of its kind in New South Wales, thanks to a new deal bet...... [continue reading]

New Zealand Tractor sales hit decade high on record dairy payout

New Zealand tractor sales hit their highest level in a decade in the third quarter as farmers benefiting from this year's record milk payout and the high local currency bought new equipment....... [continue reading]

Dairy Crest agrees to sell its Dairies operations to Müller UK & Ireland Group

Dairy Crest has recently announced that it has agreed to sell the assets of its Dairies operations to Müller UK & Ireland Group (“Müller”) for a consideration of £80 million payable in cash on comp...... [continue reading]

NZ biscuit maker Griffin's sells for $700m

New Zealand biscuit maker Griffin’s has been sold to Universal Robina Corporation (URC), a Philippines-based food manufacturer, for $700m. URC sells a range of packaged foods across...... [continue reading]