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The keys to Cargill’s investment in Salmones Multi X

InvestChile - March,22,2022

Global food giant Cargill has agreed to purchase 24.5% of the Chilean salmon company Multi X. This is the same stake that Japan’s Mitsui will hold; the company already has a stake in the firm. Multiexport Foods will retain control, with 51%.  

Topics: Food Industry

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Ferrero’s plans for continued growth in Chile

InvestChile - January,26,2022

The Italian company’s goal is to double the surface area currently planted with European hazelnuts in the country, making Chile the leading supplier of its plants in both North and South America. 

Topics: Food Industry

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Healthy food made in Chile

InvestChile - January,21,2022

The Live Green Co, NotCo, Protera, and Done Properly are Chilean companies with foreign capital that are giving new meaning to plant-based and fermented foods.

Topics: Food Industry

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Space AG, the Peruvian agricultural startup coming to Chile in 2022

InvestChile - January,14,2022

The Agritech company monitors more than 100,000 hectares belonging to 90 farms and is present in six countries.

Topics: Food Industry

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González Byass acquires Veramonte and Neyen Apalta Estate vineyards

InvestChile - December,1,2021

The holding company, one of the most recognized in Spain, already had investments in Chile. It was founded in 1835 and has 11 wineries, with Tío Pepe and Lepanto Solera Gran Reserva brandy being two of its best-known brands.  

Topics: Food Industry- Wine- Foods- Spanish investment in Chile- Wine industry- Vineyards- González Byass- Spanish companies

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The Live Green Co: The first BCorp certified FoodTech startup in LatAm

InvestChile - October,5,2021

The company aims to revolutionize the food industry with 100% plant-based products, clean labels, functional ingredients and sustainable production and packaging.

Topics: FDI- Food Industry- Start-Up- The Live Green Co- Foreign Direct Investment- Foodtech

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Chilean products with seal of origin that travel the world

InvestChile - September,9,2021

In Chile, there are 36 products with protection against unfair competition.  

Topics: Inapi- Food Industry- Foods- Healthy Food- Seal of Origin- Chilean Food

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NotCo: What’s next for this new Chilean unicorn

InvestChile - August,17,2021

The Chilean company that manufactures plant-based products has been valued at US$1.5 billion. After raising US$235 million in a new financing round, CEO Matías Muchnick talks about the three priority areas that lie ahead.  

Topics: Food Industry- Foods- Healthy Food- NotCo- The Not Company- Foodtech- startup- Unicorn

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Chilean startup to improve salmon harvest using AI

InvestChile - August,4,2021

This project aims to improve the performance of Camanchaca salmon farm, keeping in consideration variables such as salmon production capacities, demand and price. 

Topics: Food Industry- Salmon- Artificial Intelligence- Foods- Healthy Food- Foodtech- Food Technology- startup- Camanchaca- Salmon farm

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Ferrero Group to install a new hazelnut processing plant in Chile

InvestChile - July,12,2021

The group will invest US$40 million in a new plant in the Ñuble Region through its Chilean subsidiary AgriChile, thereby increasing its production capacity.

Topics: Food Industry- Foods- Italian investment- Ñuble Region- Hazelnuts- Farming- Ferrero- AgriChile

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Mexican firm Aconcagua Foods wants to stimulate growth in Chile

InvestChile - June,25,2021

The multinational owned by parent company La Costeña is present in 40 countries and buys 60% of the peaches grown in Chile.

Topics: Food Industry- Fruits- Foods- Healthy Food- Food Technology- Mexican Investment

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Firm that creates fungi-based fertilizers to work with Concha y Toro

InvestChile - June,23,2021

Myconativa, a fungi-based fertilizer that allows plants to absorb a greater amount of water and nutrients and encourage their growth, has signed a partnership with Latin America’s largest wine producer and exporter to continue to validate its products and carry out new tests.

Topics: international trade- Food Industry- biotechnology- Wine- Foods- Food Technology

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Chilean firm uses clean energy to produce potable water from the air

InvestChile - April,16,2021

Lader Energy has just inaugurated the first plant in San Fernando, Chile, which will produce 10,000 liters of water per month using the AWA Solar system, and it intends to open up a second plant in Medellín, Colombia later this year.

Topics: Food Industry- photovoltaic solar energy- renewable energy- Start-Up- Water industry- Foodtech- AWA Solar

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FoodTech firm creates formula to reduce salt and expands abroad

InvestChile - December,17,2020

Done Properly produces umami naturally and is working on the pilot and scale-up phase for its expansion to Colombia, Mexico, the United States, Spain and Switzerland in 2021.

Topics: Food Industry- Innovation- Start-Up- Foods- Foodtech- Food Technology

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NotCo raises US$85 million to finance expansion plan and eyes the US

InvestChile - September,10,2020

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and Biz Stone, co-founder of Twitter, invested in the round of financing that the firm will also use to expand its range of products.

Topics: Foreign Investment in Chile- Food Industry- Foodtech

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K+S, owner of Sal Lobos, to install business center in Chile

InvestChile - May,11,2020

The project, which received support from InvestChile, will provide financial and accounting services to the holding’s companies in the United States and Canada.

Topics: Food Industry- global services- Foreign Direct Investment- German investment in Chile- Business Center

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Opportunities in the food sector in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis

Cristián Sagal - April,21,2020

Today, in the midst of the crisis caused by the appearance of COVID-19, we have seen how large economies have closed their borders in a bid to combat a pandemic that is claiming victims around the world. However, this has not meant that world trade has stopped, especially when it comes to food.

Topics: Food Industry- opinions- Foods- Coronavirus- COVID-19- Supply chain in Chile

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From beer to alcohol gel: AB InBev’s measures to address coronavirus in Chile

InvestChile - April,16,2020

The multinational brewer will donate alcohol in gel form and deploy a campaign to support the restaurant sector; it has also launched a labor market reinsertion program.   

Topics: Food Industry- AB InBev- Coronavirus- COVID-19- Brewer

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Norwegian company to transport salmon in Chile

InvestChile - March,25,2020

With an investment of US$140 million, Intership expects to obtain a 4% share of the local market.

Topics: FDI- Food Industry- Salmon- Investment Opportunities- Foods- Transport- Logistics- Norwegian investment in Chile

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Grupo Bimbo chooses Chile for its business accelerator

InvestChile - February,4,2020

BakeLab will accelerate entrepreneurs’ solutions that are related to food and the supply chain.

Topics: Food Industry- Innovation- Start-Up- Entrepreneurship- Foods- Bimbo- business accelerator

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