Tea and horticulture remain Kenya’s top export earners

KENYA – Tea remained the top export earner at US$31.9 million followed by horticulture at US$30.4 during the July-September 2018 period, reports The Citizen. However, this is despite a drop in tea earnings which according […]

National Foods to re-open Mutare milling plant to meet demand

ZIMBABWE – Zimbabwe’s National Foods Limited will re-open its Mutare maize milling plant as it seeks to meet the growing demand of maize meal. The Herald reports that NatFoods is currently operating two milling plants […]

Kenya to open US$10.7m banana processing factory

KENYA – The Kenyan government is set to open a banana processing factory, a project that aims at improving value addition to the commodity, reports Business Daily. The factory will be located on a 10 […]

Tanzania gives green light to sugar imports from Uganda

TANZANIA – Tanzania has embarked on issuing permits to traders allowing importation of sugar from Uganda as the country still struggles to meet its 290,000-tonne sugar shortage, reports the East African. The government had stopped […]

KTDA net profit up to 58.8% as tea prices and sales increase

KENYA – The Kenya Tea Development Agency (KTDA) Holdings profit rose nearly 59%in the year ending June 30, 2018 as it records an increase in a global commodity prices and higher sales, reports Kenya Digest. […]

Arla Foods launches easy-to-digest whey protein infant formula concept

DENMARK – Arla Foods Ingredients has launched an optimized comfort concept for easy-digest whey protein infant formula. The new concept aims to solve the problem of ‘too much’ protein in infant formulas compared to human […]

Kroger and Microsoft partner to pilot ‘connected’ grocery store technology

USA – The American grocery retailer, Kroger has partnered with the multinational technology company, Microsoft to introduce digital solutions and experience for the retail industry. Through Kroger Technology products, powered by Microsoft Azure, the retailer’s […]

Cargill unveils artisan chocolate brand Veliche Gourmet in Netherlands

NETHERLANDS – American products and services company, Cargill has launched its artisan chocolate brand Veliche Gourmet in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The new range is 100% sourced from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms, according to Cargill. Veliche […]

PepsiCo launches Hello Goodness self-driving snack robot in California

USA – The American multinational food and snack company, PepsiCo has launched a fleet of autonomous robots to deliver snacks and beverages to students at the University of the Pacific in California. Students will be […]