Parmalat acquires Kraft Heinz’s Canadian natural cheese business for US$1.2b

CANADA – Kraft Heinz has announced that it has agreed to sell its Canadian natural cheese business to Parmalat for US$1.23 billion with the transaction expected to close in the first half of 2019, subject […]

Tiger Brands and Stellenbosch University launch South Africa’s first food safety centre

SOUTH AFRICA – South Africa’s packaged goods company, Tiger Brands in partnership with Stellenbosch University has launched the first Centre for Food Safety in the country. Formation of the centre comes in the aftermath of a […]

Flowers Foods acquires the gluten-free baker Canyon Bakehouse for US$205m

USA – Flowers Foods, the American premier baker has agreed to acquire Canyon Bakehouse, a gluten-free baking company based in Colorado, for approximately US$205 million. This includes a performance-based contingent payment of US$5 million, subject to […]

Nestle opens a new milk chilling centre in Sri Lanka to boost supply

INDIA – Nestle has opened a new milk collection centre in Sri Lanka to boost its manufacturing capacity for dairy products in the country. It also strengthens Nestle’s commitment to local sourcing in the region, […]

International Breweries appoints Andrew Scott Murray as a Non-Executive Director

NIGERIA – Nigeria based International Breweries Plc has appointed Mr. Andrew Scott Murray as a Non-Executive Director of the company. In a company statement, the company indicated that Mr. Murray is currently the Vice-President, Finance […]

WFP and USAID partner on a US$22m initiative to boost food security in Zimbabwe

ZIMBABWE – The World Food Programme (WFP) in collaboration with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has initiated a US$22 million Lean Season Assistance programme to boost food security in Zimbabwe. According to […]

SA Breweries awards liquor traders with development certificates

SOUTH AFRICA – South African Breweries (SAB), Johannesburg-headquartered subsidiary of AB InBev has awarded licensed liquor traders with the Retailer Development Programme (RDP) certificates. This follows a successful training period which aim to provide the […]