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Anthony Sepich, Pipeline Foods CEO
Anthony Sepich says Pipeline Foods is now in the phase of executing the mid-to-long term initiatives that will 'move the needle ... in terms of profitability.'
Head of Europe Yury Fedorov says the company was one of the first to use LED lighting on a commercial scale, touting its farms as up to 95% more efficient than conventional ones.
The global market for organic food is estimated at over €80bn and forecast to grow, despite high production risks.
The investment from the €225m Cerea Capital II fund to acquire a majority stake in ICKO will enable the beekeeping equipment supplier to expand globally and extend its research and development operations.
The European Investment Fund and the Regional Council of Nouvelle-Aquitaine are launching a guarantee vehicle to modernize the agriculture sector in the region and capitalize on the trend towards organic production.
The impact investor plans to capitalize on the burgeoning fair-trade market by increasing the African producer’s trading volumes, margins and product lines.
Modern Market hopes to funnel demand toward sustainable farmers, ranchers and suppliers as it adds to its 28 US locations, its co-chief executive tells Agri Investor.
Céréa Partenaire used its €225m Capital II fund to buy acquire Organic Alliance alongside three co-investors.
The company’s purchase of Bioagricert follows its addition of a Brazilian food safety lab in August.
The portfolio company cites 'recent events in our industry', which a regional competitor suggests likely refers to Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods in August.
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