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  • Jusu acquires beverage company Westbloom

    January 20, 2020 by Christina Manocchio

    Jusu Bars Inc., a Canadian health and wellness company, announced its recent acquisition of Westbloom Inc. The acquisition of Westbloom, a Calgary based beverage company specializing in coffees, teas, and cold brew beverages, allows Jusu to offer plant-based coffee at

  • Protein Industries Canada receives funding for canola breeding project

    January 15, 2020 by Christina Manocchio

    Protein Industries Canada, along with industry partners, announced an investment of more than $27 million into a canola breeding project focused on making canola hybrids that produce high protein meal for downstream use. This is the first commercial breeding project

  • Clearwater Seafoods and Quin-Sea Fisheries enter agreement to secure future processing in shrimp plant

    January 15, 2020 by Christina Manocchio

    Clearwater Seafoods and Quin-Sea Fisheries announced that they have entered into an agreement to form a new joint venture which will take over operations of the St. Anthony Seafoods Limited Partnership plant in St. Anthony, Nfld. The St. Anthony plant

  • Beyond Meat enters into agreement with Roquette

    January 15, 2020 by Christina Manocchio

    Beyond Meat has announced a multi-year pea protein supply agreement with Roquette, supplier of plant-based ingredients. The supply agreement builds on a longstanding partnership that began approximately ten years ago, and significantly increases the amount of pea protein to be

  • National Association of Manufacturers’ name new vice-chair

    January 10, 2020 by Christina Manocchio

    The American Bakers Association (ABA) and the National Association of Manufacturers’ (NAM) announced the ABA president & CEO Robb MacKie has been named as the vice-chair of the NAM’s Council of Manufacturing Associations (CMA). Anne Forristall Luke, president and CEO

  • Handtmann acquires INOTEC

    January 10, 2020 by Christina Manocchio

    The Handtmann Group of Companies, headquartered in Biberach, Germany has acquired the INOTEC Group, a manufacturer of mixing and emulsifying technologies for the food processing sector, to continue building the international sales and service capabilities of its Maschinenfabrik division that

  • Cott acquires Hungarian water company

    January 9, 2020 by Christina Manocchio

    Cott and Eden Springs, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cott, have acquired 100 per cent of the shares of the Hungarian company, Clearwater Kereskedelmi és Szolgáltató Korlátolt Felelősségű Társaság . Through the acquisition of ClearWater, Eden Springs will enter the Hungarian market

  • Cott considers sale of tea and coffee business

    January 9, 2020 by Christina Manocchio

    Cott Corporation announced that, as part of the company’s strategic planning process, it is evaluating certain strategic alternatives for S&D Coffee and Tea, including a sale of S&D, to transition Cott into a pure-play water solutions provider. S&D is the

  • Outcast Foods raises $3M in financing

    January 6, 2020 by Christina Manocchio

    Shortly after winning Innovator of the Year, Outcast Foods announced it has closed a $3 million financing round. The seemingly simple idea of upcycling surplus, misfit fruits and vegetables that are edible and turning them into long shelf life powders

  • Cott Corporation acquires Watercooler Gigant

    January 3, 2020 by Christina Manocchio

    Cott Corporation, a provider of home and office bottled water delivery services in North America and Europe and coffee roasting for the U.S. foodservice industry, announced that Eden Springs, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cott, has acquired the Watercooler Gigant business

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