In numbers


Ireland’s ABP Food Group has reached an agreement with Fane Valley Co-op to acquire the remaining 50% stake in its red meat business.


Laird Superfood has finalised an agreement to purchase sports nutrition company Picky Bars in a cash and stock deal valued at $12m.


Nestlé has agreed to acquire core vitamin brands of The Bountiful Company from investment firm KKR for a consideration of $5.75bn.


Brazilian meat processor JBS has agreed to buy plant-based meat products producer Vivera for approximately $411m.


Iceland Seafood International has signed a letter of intent with stakeholders of Ahumados Dominguez to purchase an 80% stake in the salmon processing firm.


Global food company Danone has finalised the sale of its 9.8% stake in China Mengniu Dairy Company.

In brief

Krispy Kreme confidentially files for IPO in US

Global doughnut chain Krispy Kreme has confidentially filed a draft registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission for an initial public offering of its common stock.

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Real Good Food divests Brighter Foods to THG

UK-based food company Real Good Food has agreed to conditionally divest Brighter Foods, its snack bar subsidiary, to ecommerce company The Hut Group in a £43m deal.

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Zomato files IPO draft papers to raise $1.1bn

Indian food delivery firm Zomato has filed an initial draft paper with the Securities and Exchange Board of India for an initial public offering to raise as much as $1.1bn.

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Papa John’s International taps Google Cloud for digital transformation

US-based pizza chain Papa John's International has partnered with Google to speed up its digital transformation and data Cloud strategy through the use of Google Cloud.

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Further reading

NBC highlights the plight of ex-convict workers employed by meat processing plant sub-contractor

Workers for an industrial sanitation company that has one of the worst rates of workplace injuries in the US share their feel conflicted feelings: grateful that the company hires people with felony convictions, yet scared of the dangers they face in the workplace. A long, sobering look at some past incidents.

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