Multinational food packaging and processing giant Tetra Pak has acquired DSS Silkeborg, a Danish dairy membrane filtration company.
Unilever has announced it’s entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Australian tea business, T2, for an undisclosed amount.
In their final election debate at the Rooty Hill RSL Club, both leaders were asked about foreign investment of agricultural land in Australia.
Coca-Cola Amatil has struck a deal with Molson Coors, the world’s seventh largest brewer, to distribute a number of its beers in the Australian market.
Shareholders of SunRice, one of Australia’s largest exporters of processed branded food products, have raised concerns over the potential foreign ownership of the company should it be listed on the Australian Stock Exchange.
Cooks Food Group has announced that it has entered a conditional sale and purchase agreement to acquire fresh fruit and vegetable processor, Progressive Processors Limited.
Coca-Cola has acquired the non-alcoholic beverage brand, Cascade, with the new, revitalised range hitting shelves in August.
Bulla Dairy Foods has acquired Rowena Foods, the maker of the iconic Choc Top ice cream.
Australia’s biggest wine group, Treasury Wine Estates, has bought Brown Brothers’ White Hills vineyard in Tasmania’s Tamar Valley.
Gruppo Campari has acquired contract beverage packer, Copack, for $20m.
National packaging group, Pro-Pac Packaging, has acquired Eco Food Pack Australia, which develops and sells food packaging trays for fresh meat, seafood and poultry.
Smithfield Foods, one of America’s largest pork producers has been sold to one of China’s largest meat processors, Shuanghui International for US $4.7 b.
Nationals leader Warren Truss is skeptical about future prospects for the Australian agricultural industry in light of the recent acquisition of GrainCorp by US food and grain corporation, Archer Daniels Midland (ADM).
Leading UK convenience food manufacturer, Symington’s, has announced that it has reached an agreement to license Unilever’s wet sauces portfolio in Australia and New Zealand.
Barossa Valley Estate has been saved from receivership by Delegat’s recent acquisition of the struggling winemaker.
Independent Distillers, a wholly owned subsidiary of Japanese beverage giant Asahi, has snapped up local brewer Cricketers Arms as it expands its footprint in the local market.
Capilano Honey has announced it will acquire a number of WA honey company Wescobee’s assets.
Continuing its consolidation strategy today Pro-Pac Packaging acquired the business and assets of Source and Sell and Stronghold wholesale.