Unilever to Shut Down Weis Ice Cream Plant

November 27, 2019

Just two years after purchasing Australian ice cream brand Weis, Unilever will close the brand’s original Queensland factory in Toowoomba, which has been operational for more than 60 years. The company said 93 jobs will be lost by the time the facility closes in December 2020. Unilever cited costs, competition, and distribution channels in its […]


Aviko Reveals Plans for New French Fry Factory in Belgium

September 13, 2019

Aviko recently revealed plans to direct a major investment in its production capacity in Poperinge, Belgium. The announcement follows approval by Aviko’s parent company Royal Cosun. The capital injection includes the establishment of an entirely new production facility for frozen French fries and potato flakes for markets in Western Europe, Asia, and South America. “The […]

2 Sisters Expands Ready Meals Facility

September 6, 2018

2 Sisters Food Group has announced a GBP7m capital investment at its Carlisle prepared meals factory, creating 200 new jobs in a major economic boost to the region. The investment program follows a major contract awarded by M&S to expand its product ranges with 2 Sisters. More than 30 new products will be developed at […]


McCain May Open New US Facility

June 27, 2018

McCain Foods USA, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of frozen potato products, is considering building a facility in Caldwell, Idaho, USA, and bringing as many as 544 jobs to the area. The company received approval Monday night for USD400k in grants from the Caldwell Urban Renewal Agency, according to idahopress.com. McCain Foods is considering […]

Farm Frites

Farm Frites to Build Potato Plant in Kazakhstan

April 5, 2018

Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan and Minister of Agriculture Askar Myrzakhmetov met with representatives of the Dutch company Farm Frites in Astana, setting the plans of building a new plant, according to the official websites. In Astana, Kazakh Invest NC organized a number of meetings between managers of the Dutch company Farm Frites, Simon Quist […]

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