Kraft Heinz has completed its acquisition of an 85% stake in Germany-based Just Spices. The remaining 15% ownership stake has been retained by Just Spices’ three founders, who will continue on with the company and focus on driving the business and its international growth.
Former Simply Essentials plant was shut down in 2019, expected to be operational again in 2022.
December 22, 2021
New poultry producer Pure Prairie Farms has completed the purchase of a former Simply Essentials chicken processing plant in Charles City, Iowa. The plant, which previously closed in August of 2019, is a state-of-the-art retail tray-packaging facility and features air-chill technology. The plant is scheduled to be fully operational by spring of 2022.
Brands sold include Cracker Barrel, Breakstone's, Knudsen, Athenos, Polly-O, Hoffman's and Cheez Whiz.
November 29, 2021
Kraft Heinz has completed the sale of certain assets in its global cheese business and the license of certain trademarks to an affiliate of Groupe Lactalis for total consideration of approximately $3.3 billion, including cash consideration of approximately $3.2 billion.
Préval AG, an international agri-food company headquartered in Quebec, has acquired the assets of J&G Foods, located in Sutton, Massachusetts. J&G is a custom and specialty case-ready fresh meat provider specializing in portioned organic and grass-fed beef, organic and natural chicken, natural pork and beef, and a variety of marinated and value-added meats.
Regal Beloit Corporation, a global supplier of electric motors and controls, power generation products and power transmission components, has completed the merger with Rexnord Process and Motion Control (PMC) to become Regal Rexnord Corporation.
Lakeside Foods, a leading frozen and canned foods manufacturer, is purchasing Cher-Make Sausage Co., a 93-year-old sausage maker that produces summer sausage, hot dogs, ring bologna and bratwurst at its Manitowoc-based plant in Wisconsin. The deal is set to close on 9/27/21.
Tekni-Plex has completed its acquisition of rigid packaging manufacturer Grupo Phoenix, putting the company in a stronger position to broaden its market-focused, customer-driven innovations, especially in food and beverage markets.