UberEats launches food delivery service in Kenya

KENYA - The American online food ordering and delivery platform, UberEats has launched its food delivery app that will allow customers order food from their favourite restaurants and get delivered at their convenience, at home or offices. UberEats has partnered with over 100 restaurants to provide food service in select parts of the capital Nairobi…

Brookside partners with schools to promote dairy nutrition and health

KENYA - Kenya’s biggest dairy producer Brookside Dairy has partnered with schools to deliver free milk to pupils in a bid to promote the importance of dairy and dairy products in nutrition and health in children. The programme dubbed “3 Dairies a Day” will use edu-tainment in form of an engaging, interactive and fun show…

United Breweries launches Amstel to expand its super-premium beer range

INDIA - The Indian beer maker, United Breweries Ltd (UBL) has launched the popular Dutch beer brand, Amstel in India to expand on its super-premium brands portfolio while increasing its market share in this segment. Amstel is a slow brewed and extra matured lager from UBL’s parent company Heineken NV, internationally appreciated for its quality…

IFC partners with Myanmar Rice Federation to boost growth in rice industry

ASIA - The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group and Myanmar Rice Federation (MRF) have signed a memorandum of understanding to support sustainable growth of Myanmar’s rice industry. The partnership made by a collaboration with Australia, United Kingdom and Japan aims to accelerate changes in the industry through development, improvement,…

U.S Grains Council unveils training to build poultry capacity in West Africa

MOROCCO - The US Grains Council (USGC) in collaboration with the Moroccan Federation of Poultry Associations (FISA) have unveiled a training program to build regional poultry capacity in West Africa, possibly for imports. The programme involves producers in West Africa who will be trained on how to improve their businesses including imports of feed grains…

HOCHDORF to acquire traditional Swiss brand Bimbosan AG

SWITZERLAND - The HOCHDORF Group, one of the leading foodstuff companies in Switzerland, has signed an agreement to acquire Bimbosan AG in Welschenrohr. According to the company, the takeover which is of an undisclosed sum will take place retroactively to 30 April 2018. Bimbosan is a family-run traditional Swiss company that has been producing first-class speciality infant…

Global pasta consumption continues to rise on increased interest in wellness

ITALY - Global pasta consumption is on the rise from the positive trends in global pasta sales which rose 0.6% in 2017 attributable to increased awareness on healthy diets and wellness, according to data from the Nielsen Co. Based on a report by the International Pasta Organization (IPO), this trend is expected to continue influenced…

Arla Foods announces changes to its corporate group functions in UK

UK - Arla Foods is announcing changes to a number of its corporate Group functions and to its cheese production and logistics in the UK as part of the on-going internal transformation programme Calcium. According to the company, from the changes as announced, 195 people are expected to lose their jobs across the affected corporate…

IFC invests US$12.5m in Ukraine meat producer

UKRAINE - IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is investing up to US$12.5 million in Nyva Pereyaslavshchyny, a leading Ukrainian pork producer. According to the company, the investment will support its expansion and help create jobs, modernize Ukraine’s meat production sector, and boost sustainable agriculture. The company will also build a new pig…

Heineken opens the seventh brewery in Mexico

MEXICO - Heineken N.V. has opened a new brewery in Meoqui, Chihuahua, Mexico for US$500 million, the largest greenfield investment in the company’s history. The brewery, the company's seventh in Mexico, has a production capacity of 6 million hectolitres per year and will produce leading brands such as Tecate, Dos Equis and Heineken for the…