Kerry Announces Acquisition of Bio-K Plus International

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The acquisition will expand Kerry’s capabilities and leadership position in the probiotics market.

Kerry has announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire the Canadian probiotic company Bio-K Plus International.

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This acquisition expands Kerry’s portfolio of probiotics and reflects the growing number of consumers who are turning to functional foods, beverages and supplements that are made with clinically supported functional ingredients.

Neil Cracknell, president, Kerry applied health and nutrition said, "We are committed to creating a world of sustainable nutrition and this acquisition will support our ambition to reach over two billion people with sustainable nutrition solutions by 2030. Research has shown that consumers are increasingly looking for nutritional benefits when purchasing food and drink and that products which contain probiotics that improve gut health are specifically in demand. Bio-K Plus further expands our portfolio of probiotics with the addition of three science-backed strains as we continue to help enhance the health and wellness of consumers across the globe by having a strong complement of published clinical trials confirming efficacy.”