French petfood manufacturer Continentale Nutrition confirmed that investment funds AgroInvest and India Invest will invest 19 million euros (US$23.4 million) to acquire a joint stake in the company, merging Villeneuve Petfood with Continentale Nutrition.
Continentale Nutrition also announced that regional public property company CommunautÃ© d’AgglomÃ©ration du Boulonnais will buy its logistics platform for 10 million euro (US$12.3 million). The merger of Continentale Nutrition and Villeneuve Petfood will mean the companies employ a total of 922 people.
While cat trends continue, the pandemic has added to overall slow-growth treatment of the cat food market.
Premiumization and humanization, as well as automation, fueled continued operation growth in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic.