Zim’s Delta Corporation hikes beer prices by 25% to curb increased costs

ZIMBABWE – Delta Corporation has announced a new recommended wholesale and retail prices for its clear beer products sold across the country resulting to an increase in a 25 % increase of the firm’s lager beer prices, reports the Herald. Patricia Murambinda, Delta corporate affairs executive, while announcing the new prices said that the latest…

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. The firm’s revenues as a result of higher sales rose by 13.4% to US$25.5million billion despite a much lower growth…

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 milk, something that is associated with gastrointestinal discomfort issues in infants, such as colic and constipation, resulting in excessive crying.…

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 preferred cloud platform for Retail as a Service (RaaS), the two will pilot two ‘connected’ stores in Ohio and Washington…

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 Gourmet is high-quality Belgian chocolate range with outstanding sensorial profile that brings a full, smooth and superior taste to professional…

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 able to get their favorite snack or beverage from PepsiCo’s Hello Goodness portfolio of brands, delivered by a snackbot, the…

Huhtamaki taps Tetra Pak’s Charles Heaulme as President and CEO

EUROPE – The Finnish food packaging specialist, Huhtamaki Oyj has appointed former Tetra Pak’s Charles Heaulme as new President and Chief Executive effective after the Annual General Meeting on April 26, 2019. Charles joins Huhtamaki from Tetra Pak, where his latest position has been Vice President Europe and Central Asia since 2015. He succeeds Jukka…

Ardent Mills posts rise in income in the second quarter

USA - Ardent Mills LLC has posted improved income and financial results in the second quarter following a weak first quarter, based on a Securities Exchange Commission filing by Conagra Brands, Inc. According to the Form 10-Q filed Jan. 3, equity method investment earnings of Conagra in the second quarter ended Nov. 25 were US$37.7…

Dannon unveils new Activia Probiotic Dailies yogurt variants in US

USA – The world food products corporation, Dannon has unveiled two new flavors of its Activia Probiotic Dailies yogurt range featuring prebiotic fibre. According to the company, the new Activia Probiotic Dailies have billions of live and active probiotics, prebiotic fibre, added with real honey and lemon ginger. “These new products provide a new option…

Tanzanian government to set up sunflower oil processing plant

TANZANIA - The Tanzanian government has said it will establish a sunflower processing factory in Dodoma as part of the government’s initiative to increase value chain of products, reports Daily News. The Minister of Agriculture, Mr Japhet Hasunga said that the project is aimed at eliminating importation of cooking oil to sustain the local market,…