C&S Wholesale Grocers has closed a deal to purchase Albertsons Cos.’ Mid-Atlantic frozen services contract from Burris Logistics.

Terms of the transaction weren’t disclosed. Keene, N.H.-based C&S said yesterday that it had entered into a definitive agreement to buy the Albertsons’ frozens contract from Burris in early spring and then closed the deal on Sunday.

“C&S’s legacy is innovating ahead of market trends, and this agreement is the next step in our transformation journey. It will further strengthen our service with Albertsons in the frozen product, as well as

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Brazilian meatpacker JBS has purchased Vivera, the third largest plant-based food company in Europe, in a deal worth about 341 million euros ($410 million).

According to a release, Vivera “develops and produces a broad range of innovative plant-based meat replacement products for major retailers in over 25 countries across Europe, with relevant market share in the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and Germany. The transaction includes three manufacturing facilities and a research center in the Netherlands.

“This acquisition is an important step to strengthen our global plant-based protein platform,” said Gilberto Tomazoni, global CEO, JBS. “Vivera will give JBS a

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The North Staffordshire-based food ingredients trading company announced it had acquired EFI for an undisclosed sum.

Gardiner told Food Manufacture ​that EFI, who have been long standing partners with Terry Foods, had approached him to acquire the business late last year.

“Before Christmas, the MD decided that she wanted to retire and called me and asked me if we wanted to acquire the business from them,” ​he explained. “It came completely out of the blue, but we knew her business and it fits very well into what we do. That was really the rationale behind it all.”


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