Famous Brands partners with Moving Tactics on digital signage menu boards

SOUTH AFRICA – Famous Brands, South Africa’s leading quick service and casual dining restaurant franchisor, has appointed Moving Tactics as their digital menu board supplier. Moving Tactics, a digital signage solutions company in the country, […]

South Africa’s Taste Holdings appoints Dylan Pienaar as new CEO

SOUTH AFRICA – Taste Holdings, South Africa’s licensed operator of Starbucks Coffee and Domino’s Pizza, has appointed its chief operating officer, Dylan Pienaar, as chief executive officer effective. Dylan will replace Tyrone Moodley who stepped […]

South Africa’s Montagu unveils new brand identity under restructuring strategy

SOUTH AFRICA – South African snack foods brand, Montagu has unveiled a refreshed brand identity, including a logo and packaging redesign as part of its restructuring strategy to enable the firm is increasing its retail […]

Famous Brands reports decline in profits amid struggling UK Business

SOUTH AFRICA – Famous Brands, South African restaurant franchisor, posted 5% decline in gross profit to US$246.02 million (R3.6bn) for the year ended February 2019 amid its struggling Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK) business. GBK, a […]

Zimbabwe dairy sector improves as milk output increases 18%

ZIMBABWE – Zimbabwe’s dairy sector has recorded improved performance on the back of increased milk output in the last quarter of 2018 – which grew 18 percent to 21 million litres from 17.8 million litres […]

Economic challenges are impacting on SA’s spirits segment, says Paul Scanlon

SOUTH AFRICA – Prevailing tough economic conditions in South Africa are changing consumers drinking habits, becoming more selective especially on spirits, says Paul Scanlon, managing director of Pernod Ricard in South Africa and Namibia. According […]

DowDuPont combines nutrition and biosciences divisions to drive growth

DENMARK – DowDuPont, a specialty products unit formed by DuPont and Dow Chemical has combined the business divisions Nutrition & Health and Industrial Biosciences to strengthen its efforts in the nutrition and biosciences field. The […]

Louis Dreyfus gets US$750m loan to pursue sustainability ambitions

NETHERLANDS – Global food processing and agricultural merchant, Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC) has announced the renewal of its US$750 million revolving credit facility (RCF) in North America, linked to the company sustainability efforts. The loan […]

Beyond Meat signs deal to produce own plant-based products in Europe

EUROPE – Meat alternatives company, Beyond Meat has expanded its partnership with Zandbergen World’s Finest Meat to produce its own plant-based products for the European market. Beyond meat will produce own-brand innovative plant-based meats at […]

JBS USA invests US$100m at Nebraska beef production facility

USA – Meat and meat products processor, JBS USA has announced a US$100 million investment for expansion of its beef production facility in Nebraska, the United States. The project includes new, improved animal handling facilities, […]