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Midsona acquires Davert to expand into European market

Midsona acquires Davert to expand into European market
Wed, 16/05/18
By O.W.N News Network


Swedish health foods supplier Midsona AB (Midsona) has continued its recent acquisitions of European organic brands with the announcement of an agreement in early May whereby Midsona will acquire 100 percent of the shares of German organic food pioneer Davert GmbH for app
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Casino, Auchan in global buying deal

Casino, Auchan in global buying deal
Fri, 06/04/18 - 13:00
By O.W.N News Network


Auchan Retail and Casino Group have announced they have entered into exclusive talks to build a strategic partnership enabling them to jointly negotiate their purchases in France and abroad with their main multi-national food and non-food suppliers and manufacturers, in c
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Ocean Spray to acquire Quebec's Atoka Cranberries

Ocean Spray to acquire Quebec's Atoka Cranberries
Wed, 28/02/18 - 09:00
By O.W.N News Network


Ocean Spray Cranberries Inc. announced on February 2 it has reached a definitive purchase agreement to acquire Manseu, Quebec-based Atoka Cranberries Inc. from The Bieler Group. Industry insiders said this move might help Ocean Spray gain better access (with much lowe
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Nestle acquires part of plant-based firm Terrafertil

Nestle acquires part of plant-based firm Terrafertil
Sat, 10/02/18 - 10:00
By O.W.N News Network


Nestle said on Friday February 9th, that it has bought a majority stake in Terrafertil, a company offering natural and organic plant-based foods. Terrafertil is the world’s largest buyer of goldenberries (Physalis), an Andean superfood high in vitamins and antioxid
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Unilever boosts 'natural' beauty with Schmidt's Naturals

Unilever boosts 'natural' beauty with Schmidt's Naturals
Fri, 19/01/18 - 09:00
By O.W.N News Network


Global food and personal care giant Unilever has its sights on the growing natural skin care and beauty market with the launch of its newest personal care brands ApotheCARE and Love Beauty and Planet in the US from late 2017/January, then announced in December it will buy
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Nestle buys Canadian Atrium for $2.3 billion

Nestle buys Canadian Atrium for $2.3 billion
Tue, 05/12/17 - 17:00
By O.W.N News Network


Faced with its weakest nine-month sales in many years, Nestle SA has made its biggest investment in health and nutrition since 2006 after making a deal to buy Canadian dietary supplements and vitamin maker Atrium Innovations for $2.3 billion in a bid for growth beyond sta
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Whole Foods shelves and promotion move to supermarket model

Whole Foods shelves and promotion move to supermarket model
Mon, 25/09/17 - 10:00
By Warren Beaumont


Under changes planned for April 2018, leading North American natural and organic grocer Whole Foods Market will change the way companies can sell and promote their products in its stores and do away with allowing representatives of lesser-known products into the stores to
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Natura finalizes The Body Shop deal

Natura finalizes The Body Shop deal
Mon, 11/09/17 - 08:05
By O.W.N News Network


Natura Cosmeticos, the Brazilian leader in the cosmetics industry with an estimated $2.5 billion in 2015 revenue, announced that it has finalized the acquisition of The Body Shop from French group L’Oréal after achieving permission by the competition watchdog
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Unilever acquires Pukka Herbs

Unilever acquires Pukka Herbs
Fri, 08/09/17 - 10:00
By O.W.N News Network


UK-Dutch food conglomerate Unilever announced in September it had acquired the world's fastest-growing organic tea brand Pukka Herbs Ltd for an undisclosed sum. Unilever said Pukka fits its sustainable growth model, with the pioneer herbal tea to remain an organic and et
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Suppliers to face challenges with Amazon's Whole Foods buy     

Suppliers to face challenges with Amazon's Whole Foods buy  
Tue, 15/08/17 - 09:15
By Warren Beaumont


Following the news that Amazon and Whole Foods Market had entered into a definitive merger agreement in June under which Amazon will acquire WFM for around US$13.7 billion, negatives and positives surrounding the deal were raised, including a potential anti-trust hearing,
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Amazon's Whole Foods deal an online game changer

Amazon's Whole Foods deal an online game changer
Sun, 18/06/17 - 22:00
By Adriana Michael


Amazon.com Inc. has officially announced the purchase of natural grocery retailer Whole Foods Market, for $13.7 billion, expected to expand markets and the online delivery of organics, potentially at lower margins and consumer prices, probably the last chance for a compan
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Diversified Communications Acquires Australia’s Naturally Good Expo

Diversified Communications Acquires Australia’s Naturally Good Expo
Mon, 05/06/17 - 08:00
By O.W.N News Network


Aisle activity, Naturally Good Expo, Sydney June 4, 2017Diversified Communications announced last week the acquisition of Naturally Good Expo in Australia from National Media, strengthening their global Natural & Organic Products brand and aligning with Diversified Co
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Terrafertil acquires Essential Living Foods

Terrafertil acquires Essential Living Foods
Wed, 01/03/17 - 09:00
By Warren Beaumont


Ecuador-based snack food company Terrafertil Nature's Heart, the largest natural food brand in Latin America and fastest growing natural brand in the UK, has added leading US superfood brand Essential Living Foods to its product roster and rapid company geographic expansi
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