Nestlé Nigeria relaunches ‘Nestlé Pure Life’ bottled water

NIGERIA – Nestlé Nigeria has introduced a new look of its ‘Nestlé Pure Life’ premium bottled drinking water under the mantra 'championing pure water for healthier generations' in its quest of providing more healthier products. Speaking launching ceremony, Mr. Issa Rabie, Business Executive Officer of Nestlé Waters Nigeria, said that the unveiling marks the beginning…

South Africa’s restaurant chain RocoMamas’ sales sink by 6.7%

SOUTH AFRICA – south Africa’s quick service restaurant, RocoMamas posted a 6.7% decline in its six months financial results for the period ending 31st December 2018, reports Business Day.    RocoMamas is a major growth engine for Spur Corporation’s restaurant group. Pierre van Tonder, Spur crorporation Chief Executive Officer said the decline in sales from…

Kenya mulls quality based milk payment system to boost the sector

KENYA – Kenya is set to adopt new regulations that will see dairy farmers receive payment based on the milk quality as opposed to the payment based in weight, reports Business Daily. The quality based pricing model is set to be adopted in March that will be influenced by the amount of butterfat in a…

Guinness Nigeria’s half year net profits grow 21% to US$7.2m

NIGERIA -  Guinness Nigeria Plc has reported a 21% growth in its net profits to US$ 7.2 million (N2.6billion) during its first half year period ending 31st December 2018 driven by a sharp decline in net finance charge by 73% to US$2.34 million, reports Beverage Industry News. The beer manufacturer said that lower finance charge…

Tanzania seeks international market for cashew nuts

TANZANIA – the Tanzanian Government said it is planning to sell 200,000 tonnes of cashew nuts and is therefore seeking international markets for the commodity, reports Daily News. Mr Innocent Bashungwa, Deputy Minister for Agriculture said the government is enganinging in talks with international buyers for the best market. "We [the government] are in talks…

Nigerian Breweries appoints Sade Morgan as Corporate Affairs Director

NIGERIA - Nigerian Breweries Plc has announced Mrs Sade Morgan as its Corporate Affairs Director and member of its executive committee, reports Beverage Industry News. This follow the resignation of Kufre Ekanem from the position in October 2018 who left NB to start a career at a culture, marketing and public relations consultancy firm, Philosoville…

Nigeria’s CHI Limited launches new ‘Capri-Sun’ as demand grows

NIGERIA - CHI Limited, Nigeria’s leading fruit drink company has introduced a new 100 ml pack for its Capri-Sun brand as it seeks to meet an increasing consumer demand for more exciting and unique options, reports Beverage Industry News. Capri-Sun’s 100 ml pack will be retailing at N50 which the company says is aimed at…

OAL Group partners South Africa’s Filmatic to supply steam infusion tech in Africa

SOUTH AFRICA – OAL Group, a UK based food engineering company has partnered Filmatic, an international supplier of liquid and food packaging equipment based in South Africa, to supply its steam infusion Vaction Pump technology to food industry in Africa. Jake Norman, head of Innovation, OAL, said that the partnership aims at providing a wider…

Nigeria’s Crown Flour Mills receives ISO certifications

NIGERIA – Crown Flour Mills has been awarded International Organization for Standardization (ISO) certification for food safety and quality management, ISO TS 22002-1:2009; FSSC 22000; ISO 9001:2015 by Bureau Veritas, reports This Day Nigeria. The ISO 9001:2015 is a certification that specifies the eight quality management principles which defines the way an organisation operates to…

Zambeef’s Navotek division reports growth in new feed plant’s capacity usage

ZAMBIA – Novatek, the stockfeed division of Zambeef Products, Zambia's leading agribusiness enterprise, has said that it has seen significant production figures growth at its new Mpongwe animal feed plant. According to Walter Roodt, deputy managing director Zambeef, since the plant commenced operation in 2017, the company has reached a 44.4% production capacity utilisation at…