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Europe: Barry Callebaut opens €100M warehouse in Belgium

The Barry Callebaut Chocolate Box opens as the new Global Distribution Center in Lokeren, Belgium. It is reportedly the world’s largest chocolate warehouse and...

Africas: Cargill finishes US$100M facility expansion to meet dark brown cocoa...

Cargill has completed a US$100 million expansion of its cocoa processing facilities in Yopougon, Côte d’Ivoire, making the Yopougon facility the single largest cocoa-grinding...

Americas: DSM buys First Choice Ingredients for US$453M

Royal DSM has acquired First Choice Ingredients, supplier of dairy-based savory flavorings, for an enterprise value of US$453 million. First Choice Ingredients has built...

Europe: Novozymes releases yeast with longer fermentation period

Novozymes releases Innova Quantum, a yeast that enables ethanol plants with longer fermentation times of more than 60 hours for higher ethanol yields and...

Asia Pacific, Europe: Probiotic strain found to reduce colic-related fuss among...

Up to one in four infants experience colic, often manifesting in excessive crying and fussing, say Chr Hansen. In a new study, children with...

Americas: GNT pumps US$30M in site expansion plan

GNT will invest US$30 million to expand its operation in Gaston County, US for the local market and those in Canada, and Mexico. "Part of...

Asia Pacific: SIG, DNP enters Japan with filling technology

The 50-50 joint venture DNP • SIG Combibloc is bringing packaging innovation and value-added filling technology to Japan, with SIG’s on-the-go combismile carton pack....

Europe: Tetra Pak, Poka release zero waste tools for factories

Tetra Pak and Poka, a connected factory worker platform, are collaborating to offer workers tools and training to accelerate zero waste processes in food...

World: Consumers value immune health support, finds Cargill

Cargill’s global Feed4Thought survey of 3,008 consumers across three continents uncovered that interest in immune health support increased since the pandemic began and is...

Europe: Barry Callebaut Group buys Belgium specialty chocolate maker

The Barry Callebaut Group has signed an agreement to acquire Europe Chocolate Company (ECC), a Belgian privately-owned B2B manufacturer of chocolate specialties and decorations. This...