Highlights

Mergers & Acquisitions

Western Smokehouse Partners Acquires Golden Valley Natural Jerky

May 17, 2024
The acquisition is expected to help Western expand its distribution and product offerings in the meat snacks marketplace.
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Business of Food & Beverage

Cultured Meat Comes to a Grocery Store … in Singapore

May 16, 2024
Good Meat begins selling a blend of cultivated chicken and plant-based ingredients in a single store.
Capital Spending

Fast-Casual Restaurant Cava Builds Dips and Spreads Processing Plant

May 16, 2024
Verona, Virginia, facility will join a Maryland processing plant to serve at least 750 restaurants and help grow the company’s consumer packaged goods business as well.
Mergers & Acquisitions

PANOS Brands Acquires Smoked Salmon Company

May 16, 2024
The Santa Barbara Smokehouse specializes in producing premium smoked salmon products for foodservice and retail customers.
Dairy, Cheese, Eggs

Saputo Inc. Announces CEO Transition

May 16, 2024
Carl Colizza will take over as president and CEO from Lino A. Saputo, who will move into the role of executive chair of the board, effective August 2024.
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Business Strategies

Wall Street Journal: Kraft Heinz Considering Sale of Oscar Mayer

May 13, 2024
Report in Wall Street Journal says company is exploring potential sale of iconic meats business, which could bring in $3 billion to $5 billion.
Animal Proteins

Cargill Meat Solutions Sells Fresno, California, Beef Plant to Central Valley Meat

May 8, 2024
Hanford, Calif.-based meat processor plans to retain as many of the 880 workers at the plant as possible after the deal.
Mergers & Acquisitions

Clemens Food Group Purchases Kunzler & Co.

May 8, 2024
Clemens will keep the Kunzler brand, its three facilities and its employees in an effort to drive additional success after more than 120 years of growth for Kunzler.
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Worker Safety

OSHA Penalizes Hanover Foods for Centre Hall, Pennsylvania, Plant Safety Violations

April 25, 2024
More than 70 violations were observed, and the administration has assessed more than $761,000 in penalties to the vegetable and snacks processor.
Dairy, Cheese, Eggs

Oberweis Dairy Receives Stalking Horse Bid, Raising Optimism About Future

April 23, 2024
Dutch Farms’ co-founder Brian Boomsma, named as the bidder, plans to operate and grow the business, according to an email from Oberweis.
Economic Development

Dairy Processor Daisy Brand to Build $627 Million Facility in Boone, Iowa

April 22, 2024
Manufacturer of sour cream, cottage cheese and dairy-based dips expects 750,000-sq.-ft. plant to employ as many as 255 when it is fully operational.
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Capital Spending

Coca-Cola Begins Construction of Webster, New York, Fairlife Plant

April 19, 2024
The 745,000-sq.-ft. facility — which represents a $650 million investment — remains on track to open in the second half of 2025.