Fonterra to unwind Australian joint venture with China’s Beingmate

AUSTRALIA – New Zealand dairy co-operative Fonterra reached a provisional agreement with Chinese infant formula group Beingmate Baby & Child Food Co Ltd to unwind their joint venture in Darnum, Australia. The unwinding details which […]

FrieslandCampina acquires US cheese distributor Jana Foods

USA – Global dairy company, FrieslandCampina has announced that it has acquired US based importer and distributor of cheese, Jana Foods for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition builds the already existing relationship between FrieslandCampina and […]

Mondelez invests US$5m in Global Technical Center in Poland

EUROPE – Mondelēz International has said that it has invested a further US$5 million in its Global Technical Center in Wroclaw, Poland to serve as an R&D centre for both local and global brands. The […]

Kellogg’s expands breakfast cereal line with new Strawberry Krispies

USA – The US food company, Kellogg’s has introduced a new flavor variant for its breakfast cereals line, Strawberry Krispies, its first new flavor in more than 10 years. The new product is an addition […]

Zimbabwe’s biggest flour miller National Foods to close down mills

ZIMBABWE – National Foods, Zimbabwe’s leading flour and food producer has announced that it plans to shut down its flour mills blamed on impeding foreign currency shortages in the country, according to ANA report. The […]

Ethiopian liquor firm Ponu invests in a new bottle cap factory

ETHIOPIA – Ethiopian liquor producing company, Ponu Monu has invested US$200,000 in establishing a new aluminium and plastic bottle cap factory in Addis Ababa. According to Addis Fortune, the investment was part of an expansion […]

FAO and MoA inaugurate a new veterinary laboratory in Liberia

LIBERIA – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in collaboration with Liberia’s Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) has inaugurated the a refurbished and equipped Central Veterinary Laboratory (CVL) at the University of […]

Norwegian government, WFP sign US$3m deal to support Tanzanian farmers

TANZANIA – The government of Norway has signed a US$3 million (Tsh8 billion) with the UN World Food Programme (WFP) aimed at improving smallholder farming in Tanzania, reports Daily News. The funding will support the […]

Ghana launches US$2.4m national rice initiative for self-sufficiency

GHANA – The Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) has launched a US$2.4 million national rice Initiative with an aim to reduce over-reliance on imports and enhance the country’s rice self-sufficiency, reports Ghanaian Times. Referred […]

Nigerian Breweries ordered to reinforce employee retirement policy

NIGERIA – The National Industrial Court of Nigeria has made a ruling mandating Nigerian Breweries to include early retirement policy in its employee handbook, reports BeverageIndustryNews. The ruling requires the brewing company to specify the […]