Sensus partners with Brenntag for distribution of products in South Africa

SOUTH AFRICA – The Brenntag Food & Nutrition business unit in South Africa, a subsidiary of Germany based Brenntag Group, has entered into an exclusive agreement for the distribution of Senus product lines in South […]

Molson Coors acquires stakes in Pardubicky Pivovar and Hop Stuff Brewery

EUROPE – Molson Coors, the parent company of American beer brewer, MillerCoors has acquired stakes in Pardubicky Pivovar of Czech Republic and UK’s craft beer maker, Hop Stuff Brewery. The acquisition is part of the […]

Dabur India appoints Amit Burman as director and chairman

INDIA – India’s leading medicinal and consumer products manufacturer, Dabur has appointed Amit Burman as the company’s new director and chairman. The appointment which is part of the family succession was approved during the company’s […]

DSM files for EU authorization for new methane-reducing feed additive

EUROPE – Royal DSM has announced that it has started filing for EU authorization for a new feed additive for dairy cows that will reduce methane emissions by around 30%. The new product will help […]

Diageo launches new fruit-flavoured Smirnoff Infusions in UK

UK – World’s spirits giant, Diageo has unveiled a new range of Smirnoff Infusions flavoured with fruit essence and natural ingredients, according to FoodBev media report. Made with Smirnoff No.21 Vodka, the Smirnoff Infusion is […]

European drinking water cooler organisations mull potential merger

EUROPE – The British Water Cooler Association (BWCA) and the European Drinking Water Cooler Association (EDWCA) are considering a potential merger to form a combined trade association, according to FoodBev. The merger which is expected […]

Nigerian seed council repositioned for quality seed deployment

NIGERIA – The National Agricultural Seeds Council (NASC) of Nigeria says the council has been repositioned to facilitate the production and marketing of high quality seeds. Speaking in Abuja, Dr Olusegun Ojo, the Director-General of […]

Tanzania to record bumper harvest with grain output projected at 16.4m tonnes

TANZANIA – A preliminary food assessment report issued by the government indicates that the country is set to record a bumper harvest in the 2018/19 season, placing the total grain output at 16,408,309 tonnes. Speaking […]

Cadbury Nigeria posts 258% rise in half-year profit driven by growth in sales

NIGERIA – Cadbury Nigeria Plc, subsidiary of snack and confectionery firm Mondelez International, reported a 258% jump in profits to N68.2m (US$0.19m) in the first six months of 2019. The company, which posted net loss […]

Zimbabwe teams up with FAO on bio-fortification initiative to enhance food security

ZIMBABWE – The Ministry of Agriculture in Zimbabwe in collaboration with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) will host a bio-fortification awareness forum aimed at promoting nutrition sensitive agriculture. Running under the theme […]