Firmenich launches natural and clean label platform in commitment to traceability

SWITZERLAND - Firmenich has launched its Natural and Clean Label platform formed by a combination of its mastery of taste and naturals, with its world-class science and consumer understanding. The launch demonstrates the unique breadth of its clean label and natural capabilities to create ‘great tasting, natural and traceable food and beverage experiences’. Firmenich said…

McDonald’s 15 outlets in the North and East hits record high in sales in May

INDIA - McDonald’s 15 outlets in the North and East have hit a record high in sales for May, high above previous records, according to Connaught Plaza Restaurants(CPRL) MD Vikram Bakshi. This follows a legal battle between McDonald’s and CPRL after McDonald’s India Pvt (MIPL) which runs McDonald’s outlets in north and east India terminated…

Starbucks raises price of brewed coffee in most US stores

USA - Starbucks Corp has raised prices for brewed coffee by an average of 1 to 2% in the past year and according to the company, it was in line with industry practices, reported ET Retail. Some of the products affected included a regular drip coffee whose price rose by 10 cents to 20 cents…

DSM launches new cheese ripening enzyme for clean label dairy

NETHERLANDS - The global company active in health and nutrition has launched a benzoate-free cheese ripening enzyme, accelerating their clean label strategy through an innovative choice of ingredients. The new ingredient, Accelerzyme® CPG, allows cheesemakers to respond to growing consumer demand for dairy products with a clean and clear label. It eliminates the use of…

Ghanaian Agribusiness company to invest US$5m in maize processing factory

GHANA - KEDAN Ltd, an agribusiness firm with activities in maize and soyabean is set to invest US$5 million by 2019 to increase daily production in a maize processing factory it recently inaugurated in Tumu, Ghana. The funds will be used in improving the company’s working capital for raw material aggregation, construction of silos, irrigation…

Wilmar invests US$125.1m in palm oil plantation

NIGERIA - Wilmar plantation, a subsidiary of Biase Plantations Limited (BPL) has invested more than US$125 million in its palm oil plantations as well as corporate social responsibility projects. The investment is also geared towards education, capacity building, health, employment, and economic development. Wilmar looks forward to start production at the plantation having installed a…

Burger King opens 80th restaurant in South Africa

SOUTH AFRICA - The American global chain of hamburger fast food restaurants, Burger King has opened its 80th restaurant in Tshwane, Gauteng Province, South Africa surpassing Grand Parade Investments’ (GPI) ambition to reach 75 stores for the iconic food brand. This is a continuation by the empowerment company to roll out more stores in the…

Coca-Cola launches clear, calorie-free beverage in Japan

JAPAN - Coca-Cola Japan, has released a clear, zero-calorie beverage in Japan, which had initially created the concept to appeal to Japanese consumers who desire new, innovative beverages during summer, and the drink was developed over the course of a year at Coca-Cola’s US headquarters. According to FoodBev, the drink does not feature the caramel…

Kellogg Company announces leadership changes in the North American and European regions

USA - Kellogg Company, an American multinational food-manufacturing company, has announced two leadership changes to help drive the company's growth strategy in the North American and European regions. According to the company, the leadership changes will involve Chris Hood, currently President of Kellogg Europe, who was named President, Kellogg North America reporting to Chairman and…

Solvay unveils the transformation project of Brussels headquarters

BELGIUM – SolvaY, a leading global supplier of specialty polymers, has unveiled the project of its future headquarters, reflecting its transformation into a global leader in advanced materials and specialty chemicals in Brussels. Solvay has selected the project proposed by the consortium consisting of Danish firm will unite Solvay employees in one building with dynamic spaces…