Mondelez International Inc has not heard from Kraft Heinz Co about any potential acquisition, people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday, after Swiss magazine Bilanz reported that the latter was planning a bid.
Mondelez has no reason to believe there is truth to the Bilanz report, the sources said, asking for anonymity to discuss the matter. Kraft-Heinz and Mondelez, two of the world’s largest packaged food producers, offered no comment.
By Lauren Hirsch
A report from ingredients supplier Henley Bridge has warned that cocoa price increases of 15-20% for the first half of 2024 might continue into the second half of the year. Despite growth in global cocoa supply in 2021, unfavourable weather conditions and demand from emerging markets have led to supply deficits.
By carving out the ANH business, DSM-Firmenich would focus fully on its Perfumery & Beauty; Taste, Texture & Health; and Health, Nutrition & Care divisions. Full focus on these businesses is expected to enhance commercial potential and synergies, supporting “consistent growth outlook alongside robust margins”.
Cargill and Enough are expanding their partnership to further develop nutritious and sustainable alternative meat and dairy solutions. Cargill has signed a commercial agreement to use and market Enough’s Abunda protein and has also invested in the company’s Series C growth funding round.