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  • Sensient Acquires Natural Color Business

    The natural color business of Peruvian natural foods and ingredients producer GlobeNatural was recently acquired by Milwaukee, WI-based fragrance, color, and flavors manufacturer Sensient Technologies Corporation, expanding the American company’s offerings of natural colors, a Sensient press...

  • GLK Foods to Close Century-Old Sauerkraut Plant in NY

    A Shortsville, NY sauerkraut production plant in operation for more than a century is slated to close later this year, the facility’s owner, GLK Foods, announced in a press release Wednesday. “This consolidation was an extraordinary difficult business decision, and we recognize the...

  • DowDuPont Opens Agriculture R&D Site in California

    Midland, MI-based DowDuPont Inc. recently opened a new research and development site for its Agriculture division in Hayward, CA that is intended to spur development of agricultural biotechnologies, new technologies, and informatics, the company announced in a press release Wednesday. The Bay...

  • Cargill Invests $32M in Texas Feed Plant Expansion

    American agribusiness Cargill will begin work on a $32 million project to expand its Temple, TX feed plant this March that will add cattle feed production capabilities to the facility. A Cargill Feed and Nutrition official told Feed Navigator that Cargill’s investment is in response to meet...

  • Nestle Opens $11M Milo Ready-to-Drink Beverage Factory

    A new production plant for Milo ready-to-drink (RTD) beverages was officially inaugurated Thursday by Nestle in Nigeria’s Ogun state, Nestle Nigeria Plc announced in a press release. Investing 4.1 billion Naira, or about $11.39 million, in the project, Nestle said will produce 8000 tn/yr of...

  • Hormel Names HORN as Distributor to U.S. Pet Food Industry

    Hormel Food Ingredients recently selected North American specialty ingredients and raw materials distributor HORN Animal Nutrition as its sole distributor for the U.S. pet food industry, HORN announced in a press release. The firms signed a distribution partnership agreement on Jan. 30. “...

  • Bayer Seed Business Up for Sale as Monsanto Deal Nears

    As Bayer AG looks to clinch its planned $63 billion merger with American firm Monsanto, the German chemical and pharmaceutical producer is putting its global vegetable seed business up for sale and said it will provide BASF with data on digital farming, several unnamed sources told Reuters in an...

  • Mars Wrigley Kicks Off $30M in Candy Plant Expansion

    American candy maker Mars Wrigley Confectionery recently broke ground on a $30 million expansion project at its Waco, TX plant that will add on 65,000-sq-ft of product distribution space to the site, local news organizations reported. The Waco plant produces a range of popular chocolate and...

  • P&G to Close Two Midwest Plants, Impacting 1100 Jobs

    Consumer foods firm Procter & Gamble announced plans Wednesday to close two of its manufacturing plants in the U.S. Midwest by 2020, impacting over 700 workers employed at the facilities. Production for P&G’s Our Dish Care business will move from the firm’s Kansas City, KS...

  • Clariant Installs Compounding Extruder at Maine Plant

    Specialty chemicals producer Clariant recently completed a multimillion-dollar capacity expansion project at its Lewiston, ME production plant that expands the firm’s production of MEVOPUR pre-colored medical plastic compounds, a company press release announced Monday. Clariant installed a...