April 13 2020

Upfield Group B.V. Closes Purchase Of Arivia, Leading Producer

Amsterdam, Netherlands, January 16, 2020 – Today Upfield Group B.V., the global leader of plant-based butter and spreads has announced that one of its group companies, Upfield Europe B.V. has completed its purchase of Arivia S.A., leading producer of plant-based cheese, following customary regulatory approvals.

As a result of this strategic acquisition, which was first announced in October 2019, Arivia S.A. and the brand VIOLIFE, will become part of the Upfield Group B.V. of companies which owns iconic household names including, FLORA, RAMA, COUNTRY CROCK, BLUE BAND and PROACTIV.

Commenting on the closure, David Haines, CEO of Upfield Group B.V. said, ‘Bringing together plant-based margarines and cheeses under one roof is a natural fit, and we’re confident that the combined expertise of both companies will continue to drive exciting growth and innovation in the plant-based food sector.’