South Africa’s Spier Wine becomes first winery to receive Control Union vegan accreditation

SOUTH AFRICA – Spier Wine Farm, producer of the Seeward and 21 Gables wines, has received the Control Union Vegan Standard certification, becoming the first winery in the world to receive the certification. Control Union […]

Stakeholders collaborate to remodel South Africa’s poultry industry

SOUTH AFRICA – The South Africa’s poultry industry is set to receive a major boost from a government-led master plan aimed at making local producers more competitive. The government, through the Department of Trade and […]

Kenya retailer Tuskys Mattress opens additional branch in coastal region

KENYA – Kenya’s leading retailer Tusker Mattresses, which operates Tuskys Supermarkets and Mavazi Lifestyle Clothing stores has opened a new branch in the coast regional. Located in Oasis Shopping Mall in Malindi, the new branch […]

Joint venture to develop US$111.46m industrial business park in Kenya

KENYA – Improvon, a South African industrial property developer has partnered with Actis, a private-equity investor to build a business centre around Kenya’s capital, Nairobi at an estimated investment of US$ 111.46 million (Sh11. 508 […]

Coca-Cola bottler pilots robotic technology to deliver beverages in UK

UK – The world’s largest Coca-Cola bottler, Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) is piloting robotic technology to deliver beverages to consumers at Altons Tower in the UK.   CCEP Ventures has teamed up with autonomous driving […]

Nestlé expands plant-based range with mince and new-recipe burger

EUROPE – Nestlé is expanding its plant based food range with the introduction of a new ‘cook from raw’ Garden Gourmet Incredible Mince and a new and improved version of its Incredible Burger. The new […]

Ghana to establish new authority to enhance oil palm production

GHANA – Ghana is set to set to establish a Tree Crop Authority that seeks enhance the production of oil palm in the country. According to the African Regional Director of Pro-forest, Abraham Baffoe, the […]

Cargill to open new innovation lab in US to bolster research

USA – Cargill has announced that it will open a new innovation lab in US at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The facility, which according to the agribusiness company will be the home of […]

Nestlé to invest US$245m in Brazil over the next three years to expand production

BRAZIL – Nestlé SA will be investing US$245.75 million (1 billion reais) in Brazil’s Sao Paulo state over the next three years to expand its production capabilities. Nestlé plans to set up new production lines […]

Biotech crops presenting a solution to nutrition and climate change challenges; ISAAA report

JAPAN – Countries across the world have progressively embraced the utilisation of biotech crops, with this year marking 23 solid years of continuous biotech crop adoption. According to a recent report released by the International […]