PepsiCo announces launch of bubbly, new sparkling water

US - PepsiCo has announced the launch of bubly, a new sparkling water that has refreshing and delicious flavors which shake up the sparkling water category while keeping it real with no artificial flavors, no sweeteners, and no calories. According to the company, the introduction of bubly comes just one year after the launch of…

KFC to enter Ethiopia with Kaldi’s coffee chain enterprise as franchisee

ETHIOPIA - The company behind Kaldi’s, Ethiopia’s most recognized coffee shop brand, is set to launch the Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) franchise in Ethiopia within a year, The Reporter has learnt. Owned by one-time Ethiopian model, Tseday Asrat and Ethiopian Airlines captain, Elias Ketema, KFC Ethiopia is to complement the brands owned by the duo, including Lori-Agro-Industry…

Guinness Nigeria Plc. appoints new Finance and Strategy Director

NIGERIA - Guinness Nigeria Plc. has announced the appointment of Mr. Stanley Wanyaoike Njoroge as its new Finance and Strategy Director as well as a member of its Executive Board with effect from 1st March 2018. Mr. Stanley takes the place of Mr. Ronald Plumridge who resigned as Finance Director and a member of the…

Nestle acquires majority stake in Latin American organics producer

UK - Nestlé has announced that it has acquired a majority stake in Terrafertil, a company selling natural, organic, plant-based foods and healthy snacks, for an undisclosed sum. According to the company, this move widens Nestlé’s presence in the fast-growing healthy food products category in Latin America, the United States and the United Kingdom, where…

SGS says ISO 45001 version to replace OHSAS 18001:2007

SWITZERLAND - SGS, a global company for inspection, verification, testing and certification has said that they were expecting final publication of ISO 45001:2018 in March 2018. According to the company, this new version was set to replace OHSAS as the globally recognized occupational health and safety management system certification standard. Due to its importance in promoting…

Africa Improved Foods eyes export market, to double local sourcing of cereals

RWANDA - Africa Improved Foods (AIF), a local manufacturer of fortified foods has assured local farmers and farming cooperatives that it was set to double local sourcing for maize, sorghum and soya this year. The firm looks forward to increasing production with an eye on the export market. According to officials from the firm, they…

2 Sisters to close three UK poultry plants amidst non-compliance scandal

UK - 2 Sisters Group has announced a proposal to close three of its poultry processing plants- Cambuslang, Smethwick and Wolverhampton facilities putting up to 900 jobs at risk. According to the company, the decision to close the facilities was attributed to loss making. To address job loss, the company said that it was going…

Arjuna implements sustainable approach in nitric-oxide booster production

INDIA - Arjuna Natural Ltd has implemented a sustainable approach to nitric oxide booster; Amaranthus extract production as demand for boosting nitric oxide levels rise among consumers. Arjuna produces OxyStorm, a standardized nitrate extracted from red spinach (Amaranthus dubius) that is highly sort after in the US and Europe. This natural source is sugar free…

Arla Foods to invest in new lactose free milk production in UK

UK - Arla Foods has announced that it will invest US$68.6 in laying the foundation for the production of lactose free milk products at its Aylesbury site in the UK. This marks Arla’s continued investment plan to deliver healthy and natural products that are highly demanded by consumers for sustainable growth and development. In its…