Nomad Foods acquires Goodfella’s Pizza for €225m

Nomad Foods’ portfolio has risen with the addition of Goodfella’s Pizza, which the business acquired from a subsidiary of Boparan Holdings in a €225...

Nestlé sells US confectionery arm to Ferrero in $2.8bn deal

Nestlé has agreed to sell its US confectionery arm, which includes Butterfinger, Crunch and BabyRuth, to Ferrero for $2.8 billion. Nestlé’s U.S. confectionery business represents...

BrewBog exceed £10m crowdfunding target, extends deadline

Having exceeded its £10 million crowdfunding target, indie craft brewers, BrewDog, are extended the deadline to October. The ‘Equity for Punks’ crowdfunding programme initially aimed...

Sustainable foods space set for new growth phase

Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods Market pre-empts the beginning of a new growth phase for the organic and sustainable products market, says Ecovia Intelligence. Indeed,...

Molson Coors taps Aspall Cyder in latest acquisition

Molson Coors Brewing Company has swooped for Suffolk’s Aspall Cyder in a bit to bolster its portfolio as it taps the fast-growing cider market. Founded...

Burts Potato Chips acquires Savoury & Sweet

Popcorn and healthy snack brand Savoury & Sweet has been acquired by fellow Brits Burts Potato Chips for an undisclosed amount. Savoury & Sweet will...

Muscle Food eyes international expansion with £10m BGF fund

Muscle Food, the premium lean meats and sports nutrition company, has secured £10 million from the Business Growth Fund as it eyes international expansion. The...

In brief: Hershey snaps up SkinnyPop parent in $1.6bn deal

The Hershey Company is snapping up the outstanding shares of SkinnyPop parent company Amplify Snack Brands in a deal worth $1.6 billion. With Amplify under...

Campbell strengthens snacking portfolio with Snyder’s-Lance acquisition

The iconic Campbell Soup Company has made its largest acquisition after agreeing to purchase snack maker Snyder’s-Lance for $4.87 billion. Campbell said the deal was...

Top 5 food and drink deals of 2017

Although M&A activity in the food and drink sector has been relatively consistent over the last three years, there have been a number of...

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