Bonduelle takes over France Champignon

April 13, 2010

The Bonduelle group has announced that it has received the go ahead of the competition authorities in France and Germany to complete the takeover of the France Champignon group on 31 March 2010. The French vegetable producer has acquired France Champignon, a leading European mushroom company, from Butler Capital Partners, who had acquired the firm […]
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Independent H.J.M. Hollander changes supplier

April 8, 2010

A year ago the shareholders of Le Lion France have asked Dutch company H.J.M. Hollander BV, supplier of Le Lion spawn outside France, if they were interested in taking over the spawn facility in France. Italspawn                                                                                                                                                                                              After a long and intensive consideration of all the risks and possible benefits, Hollander decided not to do this. […]
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GRM takes over ‘The Bizz’

February 6, 2010

On January 1st, 2010, Reed Business officially transferred the mushroom publications to the ownership of Global Roel Media (GRM). Paddestoelen, Mushroom Business and Mushroom Business Polskie Wydanie, as well as the digital editions of the mushroom cluster, will continue to appear under the same names. Reed Business has published trade journals for the mushroom sector since […]
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Bonduelle en route to buy France Champignon

January 22, 2010

Since the beginning of 2010 French vegetable group Bonduelle is in exclusive negotiations with private equity group Butler Capital Partners to acquire mushroom producer France Champignon. A result of a 1997 merger of Royal Champignon and Champijandou, France Champignon was taken over in 2004 by Butler Capital Partners, which has since embarked on a major […]
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Foundation FLM Foodingredients

December 19, 2009

The Dutch companies Lutèce and Freezitt have started a new company to optimize the service for their customers. As part of this transaction, Marque Champignons in Cuijk has been taken over. Lutèce and Freezitt want to offer their customers with the foundation of FLM Foodingredients a complete range of mushrooms. “Marque Champignons produces mushrooms in big […]
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New farm Bertus Baron operational

November 16, 2009

In the village of Marum, Netherlands, a lot of work has been done in the past year to get the new, innovative farm of Bertus Baron going. Together with Limbraco Horst he developed a vision and implemented that into his new farm. The farm itself is in production since July, the logistic part of the […]
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HLP visits TB6

November 5, 2009

  The yearly Pilztag (mushroom day) of the HLP (Hessische Landesfachgruppe Pilzanbau), organised November 3rd – 4th in The Netherlands, proved succesfull yet again.  The event started with a general meeting on Tuesday evening, followed by a small lecture programme in Regardz Hotel Zaltbommel, featuring Anton Sonnenberg of WUR and Holger Zorn of Giessen University.  On […]
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Topterra presents Legro Australia

September 29, 2009

At the AMGA 2009 Conference Topterra will present Legro Australia Ltd to the Australian mushroom industry. The Australian company was established in Melbourne and will serve Australian growers with Topterra casing, MC Substradd supplements and Spaghnum blond peat. General manager of the new operation will be Phil Badgery. Badgery has been working for many years in […]
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USA mushroom production increases slightly

September 15, 2009

A few more mushrooms were sold in the U.S. this season, but because prices were slightly down, the value of those sales was lower. Production of the 2008/2009 U.S. mushroom crop of 817 million pounds (371 million kilograms) was up 1% from 2007/2008’s 813 million pounds (370 million kilograms), according to the annual mushroom report […]
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FETAC level 4 certificate in mushroom harvesting

August 19, 2009

The first mushroom harvesters in Europe to complete a unique work based training programme were presented with their certificates recently.   The presentation took place in Days Hotel, Castlebar, Republic of Ireland on Monday 6th July when a group of 26 harvesters were presented with FETAC Certificates. The training programme was developed by the Teagasc Curriculum […]
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