Plant-based foods associated with a lower risk of heart diseases, study shows

USA – Diets higher in plant foods and lower in animal foods are associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality in a general population, according to new study by Journal of the […]

Crown Beverage opens new graphics studio to optimize packaging design

USA – Crown Beverage Packaging North America, a business unit of Crown Holdings, has opened a new graphics studio in North America to help beverage brands expedite product launches. The 14, 000 square feet facility […]

Rwanda’s Skol Brewery introduces new look for Skol lager

RWANDA – Skol Brewery, has unveiled a new look for one its beer brands, Skol Lager, in a new campaign that seeks to increase its dominance in the alcoholic beverage market. With no changes on […]

Agency grants new company licence to process and export purple tea

KENYA – The Tea Directorate of the Agriculture and Food Authority has licensed Horera Forest Edge Tea Company to manufacture, pack and export purple tea products. Horera Forest Edge Tea Company, founded by Robert Murimi, joins […]

Ethiopian firm inaugurates US$1.37m coffee processing plant

ETHIOPIA – Melange Coffee Roasters, a family-owned coffee roaster company has inaugurated a new coffee roasting and packaging plant after investing US$1.37 million (40 million Br). The facility has a daily capacity of roasting 7,500 […]

Japanese Brewer Kirin to acquire stake in health food maker Fancl for US$1.22bn

JAPAN – Kirin Holdings, Japan’s second-largest brewer says that it will spend US$1.22 billion (129.3 billion yen) to purchase a 30.3% stake in cosmetics and health food maker Fancl. The investment is part of Kirin’s strategy of […]

KitKat Chocolatory releases limited edition of rare volcanic chocolate bar

AUSTRALIA – Nestlé’s KitKat Chocolatory has released a new limited-edition range, KitKat Chocolatory Sublime Volcanic, made from one of the world’s rarest cocoas. The KitKat Chocolatory Sublime Volcanic is so named as the cocoa has been sourced […]

Olam’s Nutrifoods debuts Milky Magic ‘Eggrich’ Biscuit in Ghana

GHANA – Nutrifoods Ghana Limited, a subsidiary of Olam Ghana and a market leader in the production of biscuits, has introduced the first egg and milk-based biscuit into the market. Made with fortified wheat flour, […]

Coca-Cola launches coffee infused cola drink in South Africa

SOUTH AFRICA – The Coca-Cola Company is introducing the first coffee infused cola drink the ‘Coca-Cola Plus Coffee’ in South Africa. Coca-Cola Plus Coffee infuses the taste of Coca-Cola with 100% Brazilian coffee bean powder […]

Land O’Lakes rebrands International Development unit to Venture37

USA – American agricultural cooperative, Land O’Lakes Inc has rebranded its agricultural development arm Land O’Lakes International Development to Land O’Lakes Venture37 to further bolster its global presence. Land O’lakes Venture 37 builds on the […]