Del Monte Foods expands its College Inn brand with new seasoned meal-starter

USA – College Inn, a broths and stocks brand under Del Monte Foods, has launched its latest innovation, Simple Starter, a seasoned meal-starter made of stock, herbs and seasonings for one-pot meals. According to the […]

Consumer goods company ITC to invest US$67m in a new food processing site in India

INDIA – Indian multinational conglomerate company, ITC will be investing US$67.53 million (Rs 700 crore) in setting up a new food processing facility in Madhya Pradesh, central India. Speaking during a recent investor summit in […]

German retailer Lidl to spend US$19bn on its UK business over the next five years

UK – German retailer, Lidl has announced that it will be spending £15 billion (US$19.34 billion) on its British business over the next five years, commiting to increase sales of local meat, poultry and fresh […]

KEPHIS and KALRO embark on promoting modern agriculture technologies

KENYA – The Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS) and Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO) have embarked on promoting new farming technologies aimed at increasing agricultural productivity in the country. The government institutions […]

Netherlands invests US$19m in Rwanda’s maize, potato and tea value chain

RWANDA – The Agricultural Public-Private initiative of Rwanda has received funding worth Rwf18 billion (US$19m) from The Netherlands to support the professionalisation of maize and potato value chain and rehabilitation of tea estate. The four […]

Del Monte Foods expands its snacking portfolio with launch of dairy-free parfaits

USA – Del Monte Foods has launched a new line of non-dairy parfaits dubbed Fruit Crunch Parfaits available in four different flavors as it continues to expand its snacking category. The new snacking innovation comes […]

Nestlé opens new US$22m juice manufacturing plant in Pakistan

PAKISTAN – Nestlé has inaugurated a new juice production plant in in Sheikhupura, Pakistan with an investment of US$22 million. The Nestle Fruita Vitals plant has a capacity of 24,000 units per hour and will […]

Indian frozen snacks maker Foods & Inns acquires Kusum Spices

INDIA – Foods & Inn, an Indian-based fruits processor and frozen snacks manufacturer has acquired Kusum Spices based in Mumbai for US$1.97 million (Rs 13.99 crore). Under the transaction, Foods & Inns will enter into […]