Lipari Foods buys US food importer Tut’s International Lipari Foods, a US-based distributor, manufacturer and importer of food products, has acquired the assets of Tut’s International Export & Import Co. Tut’s serves more than 3,000 grocery retail customers in the US. Read more.

Revenues at Bakkavor hit by Covid-19 Bakkavor, which supplies sandwiches to supermarkets, has reported a 4.9% dip in 2020 revenue after food-to-go sale volumes were hit by commuters working from home. A large fall in China sales during the pandemic saw revenues hit by 21.6% in the region. Read more.

Unilever predicts continued suppression in global consumption The FMCG giant has said that global consumption patterns will likely still be suppressed in the first half of this year, even as business returns to normal in some parts of the world. Read more.

AB InBev launches EverGrain to offer sustainable barley ingredients With the aim to transform the use of barley, AB InBev has announced the launch of sustainable ingredients company EverGrain. Backed by the drinks giant, EverGrain aims to introduce nutrient-dense protein and fibre barley ingredients to the market. Read more.

Plant-based brand This expects to reach £1m sales in January The vegan brand This has said it expects to make at least £1m in retail sales during Veganuary after selling more than £300,000-worth of its products in the first week of 2021. Read more.

Utz Brands to acquire Vitner’s In a deal worth $25m, Utz Brands has entered into a definitive agreement with Snak King Corp to acquire the Vitner’s snack brand. Chicago-based Vitner's will allow Utz to expand its domestic reach in the US. Read more.