Tune into the first edition of FoodBev’s new weekly podcast, where we take an in-depth look at some of the biggest stories from the food and beverage industry over the last week.
This week’s podcast features billion dollar public listings and acquisitions, factory expansions, sustainability achievements and some exciting new product releases.
We also feature interviews with the CEO of Danish emulsifier manufacturer Palsgaard Jakub Thoisen about the company’s recent carbon neutral production milestone; and insight from European Federation of Bottled Water (EFBW) sustainability director Ermis Panagiotopoulos following the EFBW’s call for improved collection and sorting systems for PET bottles in Europe.
One of the most significant stories of the week was the news that AB InBev has announced plans to raise up to $9.8 billion from the listing of its Asia Pacific business, as the company attempts to reduce the debt it amassed through its acquisition of SABMiller for more than $100 billion in 2016.
Another big move made by a major beer manufacturer in the last week was Mahou San Miguel’s decision to purchase a 70% stake in Spanish craft beer brand Brutus, expanding the company’s presence in the fast-growing craft beer space.
Another major acquisition took place in the ice cream sector this week, as Froneri, the UK-headquartered ice cream joint venture owned by Nestlé and R&R Ice Cream, agreed to acquire Noga Ice Creams from Nestlé.
We cover all that and more in this week’s podcast.
Edited and presented by: Martin White and Jules Scully.
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