Flexicon unveils new sanitary bulk bag discharger

SOUTH AFRICA - Flexicon Corporation, an international designer and manufacturer of bulk handling equipment has unveiled a new sanitary bulk bag discharger. The stainless steel equipment features an open channel construction for applications in which contamination of the product or equipment cannot be tolerated. The company explains that unlike hollow steel frame members, the open-channel…

Brooksike Africa seeking general, production and technical managers

KENYA – The leading dairy processing company in East Africa, Brookside Dairy Limited is seeking to hire a General Manager- Production, Production and Technical managers, technical operators and maintenance technicians. Reporting to Director Manufacturing, the General Manager will provide overall management and co-ordination of the production processes. He/She will be responsible for design and execution…

Chr. Hansen reports 10% organic revenue growth in the first quarter

DENMARK – The global food and nutritional solutions provider, Chr. Hansen has posted solid organic revenue growth of 10% in the first three months of the year 2018/19, primarily led by the Health & Nutrition segment. Earnings Before Interest & Tax before special items increased by 9% to US$80.88 million corresponding to an EBIT margin…

Unilever Ghana invests US$12m in new infrastructure and factory plants in 2 years

GHANA -  Unilever Ghana has said that it has invested more than US$12.27 million (GH¢60 million) in new infrastructure and factory plants over the last two years, cementing its leadership position in the country's consumer goods segment, reports GNA. The investment has seen the multinational company commission new personal care dryer plant, Biomass Boiler plant…

Louis Dreyfus to exit dairy business as part of strategic focus

NETHERLANDS – The global agri-merchant firm, Louis Dreyfus Company B.V. has announced decision to exit its dairy business by mid-2019 as part of strategy to focus on core business operations. As one of the leaders in the world's agricultural product trade flows, the company is looking to exit non-core areas and focus on key product…

Arla unveils own-creative media agency to aid in digital marketing

DENMARK – Arla Foods has set up its own media agency called ‘The Barn’ to accelerate digital marketing and media buying by producing creative campaigns and ads. Inspired by Arla’s agricultural roots, the agency will promote the company’s marketing agenda as well as advertisements in the digital space. According to the company, the platform takes…

Danone taps Amcor’s technology to develop new PET packaging jar

ARGENTINA – The French multinational food corporative, Danone has partnered flexible packaging company, Amcor to develop attractive PET packaging jar for its new all-natural spoonable yogurt, La Serenísima sold in Argentina. The transparent packaging, made of made of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) has a wide-mouth opening and an aluminum-PET-aluminum closure with a 65mm over cap in…

Danone re-enters Indian dairy sector with investment in Epigamia

INDIA – The French dairy corporative, Danone through its Danone Manifesto Ventures, has acquired a stake in the Indian flavored and Greek yoghurt brand, Epigamia as part of a US$25.6m investment round. Epigamia, owned by Drums Food International Pvt. Ltd raised Rs 182 crore (US$25.6 million) in a Series C round led by Danone’s investment arm and…

Israel firm Yofix unveils clean-label, plant-based yogurt alternative

ISRAEL – Israel based plant-based food startup, Yofix Probiotic Ltd has launched its first dairy-free, soy-free yogurt alternative line, expanding its plant-based food and drinks platform. The new line produces three fruit flavors made from natural ingredients using zero-waste process that involves fermentation. According to the company, the product utilizes live probiotic cultures and prebiotic…

Tiger Brands revenue to grow 8.4% in the listeriosis wake, Arqaam report

SOUTH AFRICA – Tiger Brands’ road to recovery after facing the recent Listeria crisis may see the food producer grow its revenue and earnings by 8.4% and steadily thereafter in the next three years. Business Live reports that, Finance and investment firm, Arqaam, projects a strong growth for Tiger Brands, but off a low base,…