Tetra Pak appoints Jonathan Kinisu as Managing Director East Africa

KENYA – Tetra Pak, the world’s leading food processing and packaging solutions company, has appointed Jonathan Kinisu as the new Managing Director for its East African business unit, continuing with its strategy of appointing local […]

Zimbabwe bans direct sales of maize to regulate trade amid dwindling production

ZIMBABWE – The government of Zimbabwe has banned the buying and selling of corn between private individuals and companies, and will only allow state owned Grain Marketing Board to be the sole buyer of commodity. […]

Pernod Ricard unveils new designs for Malibu rum portfolio

NEW ZEALAND – Pernod Ricard has launched a new design for Malibu portfolio including a refreshing look for its iconic bottle range and ready-to-drink (RTD) cans. Set to attract millennial consumers, the make-up involves an […]

Netherlands grants Ethiopia US$50 million to boost agriculture sector

ETHIOPIA – The Government of Ethiopia has secured US$50 million grant from the government of the Netherlands for its Agricultural Commercialization Clusters (ACC) Initiative. Under the funding, the governments signed a Memoranduon of Understanding (MoU) […]

World wheat flour trade estimated to modestly increase in 2019/20

UK – World wheat flour trade is expected to increase slightly in 2019-20, according to the initial estimate from the International Grains Council (IGC). According to a World Grain report, the IGC estimated world trade […]

Ghana’s Atomic Energy Commission adapts technologies to boost Agriculture production

GHANA – The Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC) has adapted an array of new technologies to help improve the agricultural systems in the country and enable farmers accelerate their farming activities. The commission says that […]

AB-InBev’s ZX Ventures buys remaining stake in Jewish brand Babe Wine

USA – AB-InBev’s venture capital arm, ZX Ventures is set to acquire the remaining stake in the American wine brand, Babe Wine, expanding its industry leading portfolio of wine brands. AB-InBev, the world’s biggest brewer […]

Kenyan standards body tightens compliance with rules on food additives

KENYA – The Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) has unveiled that it is seeking to make it mandatory for all companies seeking to introduce food additives to back approval requests with scientific studies proving they […]

Orkla acquires British fudge and toffee maker Confection by Design

UK – Orkla Food Ingredients through its wholly-owned subsidiary NIC Enterprises has acquired British fudge and toffee manufacturer Confection by Design Ltd. Confection deal, whose details were not disclosed strengthens Orkla’s position as a leader […]