Cereal Partners Worldwide, a joint venture between Nestlé S.A. and General Mills Inc., is creating a new Innovation Centre in Orbe, Switzerland. The facility, nearly a CHF 50 million (about $48 million) investment, will focus on nutrition, health and wellness, and is expected to open mid-year 2010.
Campbell Soup Company nominated Lawrence C. Karlson and Archbold D. van Beuren for election to its board of directors.
David C. Dixon joined the Food and Consumer Products Group of Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company’s Process & Industrial Division as senior director of strategic accounts.
Ryan Titmas was promoted to VP sales North America for the Sartorius Mechatronics Corporation.
Cargill and Hojiblanca inaugurated a new olive oil bottling plant at Antequera, near Malaga, Spain. The 50/50 joint venture between the companies under the name of Mercaóleo represents an investment of £18 million in the plant, in addition to the working capital required to operate at full capacity.
Kellogg Company completed expansion of its 157,000 sq.-ft. W.K. Kellogg Institute for Food and Nutrition Research, the center for Kellogg’s global product development, research and innovation.
Agropur’s US subsidiary, Schroeder Milk, acquired Farmland Dairies’ Grand Rapids facility, a milk processing company located in the State of Michigan.