TANZANIA – Dairy processor Brookside is preparing to exit the Tanzanian market with the sale of its entire stake in the subsidiary to French partner Danone.
KENYA – Milk processor New KCC is modernising its equipment at a cost of Sh1 billion in readiness for a foray into more foreign markets. On its radar is South Africa, the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Arab world.
UGANDA – The ongoing drought experienced in many parts of Uganda has hit milk supplies hard, pushing up prices.
SOUTH AFRICA – Clover Industries said it will continue to pursue export opportunities in African countries where it can better mitigate against currency risks.
NIGERIA – Ben Langat has been appointed Managing Director of leading Nigerin dairy company, FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria PLC, effective 13 March 2017.
NIGERIA – Peak Milk, a premium dairy brand on the stable of Friesland Campina WAMCO has emerged Number One in top quality rating by Nigerians in Qudal-Quality medal survey recently released.
INDIA – Indian packaging firms that are catering to the dairy sector are stepping up investment towards meeting the novel packaging requirements for value-added products to help increase shelf life and retain quality.
KENYA – An Israeli Company is seeking permission from the Kisumu County government to establish a dairy farm in a move meant to boost milk production and lower commodity costs for residents.
UK – Consumer goods manufacturer Reckitt Benckiser has acquired the leading infant nutrition company Mead Johnson Nutrition as it seeks to take advantage of the company’s Asian market strength.
KENYA – New KCC on Tuesday became the second milk processor to raise producer prices by Sh3 after rival Brookside, citing the high cost of farm production.