Goya Foods is not for sale, says boss Bob Unanue

US-based food giant Goya Foods has insisted that it is not for sale despite news reports that it had attempted to sell itself to private equity firm Carlyle Group. The reports claimed that negotiations had entered into their final stages before collapsing after the two parties clashed over the role that Goya’s founding family would play in the company’s future."As...

Former Bumble Bee Foods boss convicted for canned tuna price fixing

The former president and chief executive of Bumble Bee Foods LLC, Christopher Lischewski, was convicted on Tuesday 3 December in San Francisco, California, US, for his participation in an antitrust conspiracy to fix prices of canned tuna, the US Department of Justice has announced.Following a four-week trial in the US District Court for the Northern District of California in...

Thailand canner Pataya Food Group to digitise its operations

Thai canned seafood manufacturer and distributor Pataya Food Group is to implement cloud-based enterprise software systems for the digitisation of its manufacturing and supply chain operations to help drive growth.Working with Infor company Lawson Software, Pataya will adopt Infor CloudSuite Food & Beverage (F&B), Infor OS and Infor Birst, for business intelligence, analytics and data visualisation. These packages will...

Vietnam’s Sabeco to expand its brewing capacity

Vietnam’s biggest brewery, Saigon Beer-Alcohol-Beverage Corporation (Sabeco), is ramping up investment to expand its capacity while enhancing the sustainability credentials at three of its breweries.The Brewing Capacity Expansion Project is expected to start at its Sài Gòn Củ Chi brewery in the district of Ho Chi Minh City, the Quảng Ngãi brewery in the south-central coast region of the...

Float being considered for Thailand’s largest brewer

Thailand’s largest brewer Thai Beverage Plc (ThaiBev) is reported to be considering an initial public offering (IPO) of its business in what could be the biggest listing in Singapore over the past decade.The brewer and distiller is controlled by Thailand’s richest man, Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi, who is said to be talking to potential advisers about the listing and may seek...

Bubs Australia to supply goat milk infant formula in cans to Vietnam

Goats milk specialist Bubs Australia Ltd has sealed a deal to supply its range of infant formula products, including goat milk in cans and organic baby food products, to Vietnam’s largest Mother & Baby store chain, Bibo Mart JS Company.Under the deal, Bubs has entered a distribution agreement with Viet Nam TVV Service and Trading Company Ltd, one of...

Fonterra to assess global packaging

New Zealand dairy cooperative Fonterra is conducting a detailed assessment of the packaging materials it uses and, as part of its global sustainability strategy, is analysing how those materials are combined into finished goods.“Given the tough year we had, it would’ve been easy to push sustainability to one side, whereas we have in fact continued to make progress,” said...

Sacmi celebrates its 100th anniversary

Italian packaging equipment manufacturer Sacmi is celebrating its 100th anniversary this month.Founded on 2 December 1919 in Imola by nine mechanics and blacksmiths, Sacmi (Società Anonima Cooperativa Meccanici Imola) is now an international group with 4,500 employees.“The Sacmi story is an extraordinary tale,” said Paolo Mongardi, president of Sacmi Imola. “It mirrors the industrial growth of both Italy...

Californian craft brewer experiments with test run in cans

Californian craft brewer Russian River has produced a test run of beer in cans, issuing a limited run of its popular hazy IPA over the Thanksgiving period as it mulls a move away from bottles.The company announced the news on Instagram and later told local media that the initial run comprised 2,100 four-packs of Mind Circus beer. The brewer,...