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Complete processing line for classic and coated French Fries

Rosenqvists and Ferskvarehuset sign contract for production of french fries

October 19, 2019
Gardemoen, Norway: A new state-of-the-art processing line for classic and coated French
Fries, with inauguration in mid-2020, is planned by Ferskvarehuset AS in Norway. Design
and equipment will be sourced from Rosenqvists Food Technologies.
Potato Processor Lamb Weston has formed a joint venture with Sociedad Comercial del Plata in Argentina, to serve the nearly 2-billion-pound South American market.

Potato Processor Lamb Weston forms Joint Venture in Argentina

October 17, 2019
Lamb Weston has formed a joint venture with Sociedad Comercial del Plata in Argentina, to serve the nearly 2-billion-pound South American market. Each partner will own 50% of the joint venture, Lamb Weston Alimentos Modernos S.A..
Spudnik Equipment acquires STC Trailers

Spudnik Equipment acquires STC Trailers

October 15, 2019
Spudnik Equipment Company has reached an agreement to buy STC Trailers, according to a recent press release. Terms were not disclosed. Both companies are headquartered in Blackfoot, Idaho. The acquisition will go into effect Jan. 1, 2020.
Popchips was acquired by Private Equity firm as first addition to their new branded snacking platform, Velocity Snack Brands (VSB)

Popchips acquired by Private Equity firm as start of 'Velocity Snack Brands' platform

October 10, 2019
VMG Partners, a private equity, beginning with the acquisition of the popchips™ brand in North America and most international markets outside of the United Kingdom and Europe.
Spudulike stores have been acquired by Albert Bartlett. (Courtesy: Archant)

Spudulike store re-opens nine weeks after closure in rescue deal by potato company Albert Bartlett

October 03, 2019
Spud lovers are being given back a store in Norfolk after closing in August - after the business was rescued by potato giant firm Albert Bartlett.
BASF strengthens biotechnology footprint to enter natural flavors and fragrances ingredients market

BASF strengthens biotechnology footprint to enter natural F&F ingredients market

September 26, 2019
BASF enters the market for natural flavors and fragrances (F&F) by acquiring Isobionics, a leader in biotechnology serving the global market for F&F and through a cooperation agreement with Conagen, a leader in biotechnology research.
Potato Europe attracts wide audience

Potato Europe attracts wide audience

September 11, 2019
Growers, suppliers, grubbing demonstrations - everything to do with potatoes. That is what the latest edition of Potato Europe was all about. This year, this trade show was held in Doornik/Tournai, Belgium on 4 and 5 September.
Various flavors of potato chips sit on a shelf at the Kettle Foods Inc. production facility in Salem, Oregon. (Courtesy: Meg Roussos | Bloomberg)

Campbell to Sell Europe Potato Chips Business for $80 Million

September 03, 2019
Campbell Soup Co. agreed to sell its European potato chips business to Valeo Foods Group Ltd. for about 66 million pounds ($80 million), the soupmaker’s latest divestment as it simplifies operations.
Johannes Wick (left), CEO Grains & Food at Bühler, and André Noreau, CEO of Premier Tech – Systems and Automation, today announced the formation of a strategic cooperation for industrial flexible packaging solutions.

Bühler and Premier Tech to form a strategic cooperation

August 29, 2019
Swiss Bühler Group and Premier Tech from Canada, today announced the formation of a strategic cooperation for industrial flexible packaging solutions. Both companies agreed to build a design and manufacturing center in China.
NORPAC Foods, Inc., a grower-owned fruit and vegetable cooperative founded in 1924, announced that it has entered into an asset purchase agreement with Oregon Potato Company (OPC) under which OPC will acquire substantially all of the Company's assets.

Oregon Potato Company to acquire assets of bankrupt NORPAC Foods

August 22, 2019
NORPAC Foods, Inc., a grower-owned fruit and vegetable cooperative founded in 1924, announced that it has entered into an asset purchase agreement with Oregon Potato Company (OPC) under which OPC will acquire substantially all of the Company's assets.

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