Nairobi Bottlers: Investing in new juice plant on the journey to a total beverage company

Nairobi Bottlers Ltd commissioned a new juice manufacturing plant in May 2017, as the company expands its products offering to meet new consumer requirements for healthier beverages. Food Business Africa had a discussion with Duncan Kimani, the Manufacturing Director for Coca-Cola Beverage Africa’s portfolio of companies in Kenya to discuss the importance of this new…

WHO launches review into potential risks of plastic in drinking water

UK - WHO has launched a health review into the dangers associated with plastic sin drinking water; assess the latest research into the spread and impact of so-called microplastics - particles that are small enough to be ingested. According to BBC, this review comes after journalism organisation Orb Media found plastic particles in many major brands of…

UK public tax consultation to introduce tax on single-use plastics

UK - In a bid to tackle plastic pollution, UK Chancellor, Philip Hammond has launched a public consultation on single-use plastics tax in the middle of an outrage to tackle the impact of plastic pollution on the environment. At the same time, he unveiled a US$24.73 million innovation fund for businesses and universities to develop…

Broadway Bakery – Expanding Capacity with Consumer Health in Mind

This article appeared in the Sept/Oct 2018 issue of Food Business Africa magazine Broadway Bakery Ltd., one of the oldest bakeries in Kenya, has recently commissioned a new fully automated Werner & Pfleiderer (W&P) bread plant at their factory in Thika, Kenya. The company has turned bread marketing on its head after introducing the highly…

Rice in Nigeria: Building local capacity to grow, process vital grain

This article appeared in the Sept/October issue of Food Business Africa magazine The Government of Nigeria, the world’s second largest importer of rice, has initiated a number of policy initiatives in the last few decades to boost rice production and processing in the country. Despite these initiatives, the country continues to import large quantities, as…

Olam in Africa – Growing Influence in Grain Milling in West Africa

This article appeared in the March/April issue of Food Business Africa magazine With its origins in Africa, Olam International is a well-known commodity trading company. The company’s recent aggressive foray into food, milling and feed processing points to a company that will be a major player in Africa’s industry going forward Olam International’s announcement of…

EABL: 95-year veteran brewery learns how to dance again

COMPANY PROFILE: EAST AFRICAN BREWERIES LTD This article appeared in the Jan/February 2017 issue of Food Business Africa Brewer bets on innovation to meet changing consumer needs and win in an unpredictable regulatory environment. Not many companies in the food and beverage space in Africa can boast of nearly 100 years of existence. Not so…

Pasta & Noodles: Grabbing a share of the consumer’s plate in Africa

This article appeared in the November/December 2016 issue of Food Business Africa Africa provides the next growth market for pasta and instant noodles, driven by a growing population, cost and convenience. We review the hotspots of growth in Africa and seek ways to drive faster adoption in this product category.   Catherine, a young college…

Capwell Industries: Miller with a focus on diversification and innovation

Capwell Industries is one of the most diversified food processing enterprises in Kenya. The company has been a trendsetter in the Kenyan market and is setting its eyes on new products and new markets in the near future. FoodWorld Media had a discussion with the company’s directors about their business.

Nairobi Bottlers Ltd – Bottling success with the future in mind

Nairobi Bottlers is Kenya’s largest bottler of Coca-Cola range of products. The company has recently invested aggressively in its processes, packaging and people, thereby improving its efficiency, competiveness and sustainability focus.

This feature appeared in the May 2016 issue of Food Business Africa magazine

FoodWorld Media had a discussion with Duncan Kimani, the company’s Country Manufacturing Manager – Kenya and his team.