Stonewall Kitchen completes acquisition of Vermont Village

USA – Specialty food manufacturer, Stonewall Kitchen has completed acquisition of the organic apple sauce and raw apple cider vinegars producer, Vermont Village brand from parent company Village Cannery of Vermont. The deal, whose financial terms were […]

Nestlé inaugurates largest Milo factory in Malaysia, debuts paper straws for Milo UHT

MALAYSIA – Nestlé Malaysia has commissioned its expanded Chembong Factory in Negeri Sembilan, to establish the facility as the world’s largest MILO Manufacturing site and global Centre of Excellence. Nestle invested RM90 million (US$21.5m) in […]

Nestlé inaugurates new solar energy plant for Dubai factory

DUBAI – Nestlé Middle East has commissioned a new solar energy plant at Al Maha factory in Dubai, to accelerate the company’s efforts towards achieving zero net greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The solar energy […]

Nestlé, Danone among firms recognized for leadership in sustainability by UN Global Compact

USA – Nestlé, Danone and Unilever have been named as Global Compact LEAD companies for their ongoing commitment to the United Nations (UN) Global Compact and its Ten principles for responsible business. Nestlé joined the […]

Del Monte Kenya protest High Court ruling on leasehold dispute

KENYA – Leading fruit processor in Kenya, Del Monte has objected the High Court’s ruling to not hear its leasehold petition on claims of lack of jurisdiction to deal with the alleged allegations. Del Monte, […]

Nestlé launches ‘bespoke’ KitKat Chocolatory range in the UK

UK – Nestlé has launched a new line of its leading brand in the confectionery portfolio the “bespoke and handmade” KitKat bars, which will be available in almost 1500 different flavors in the UK. The […]

India to boost food processing sector through US$417m value addition program

INDIA – India has partnered with the World Bank in a US$417million (INR$30 billion) collaborative program that seeks to revolutionize the country’s food manufacturing sector. According to an Economic Times report, the programme will receive […]

PepsiCo India to set up business services hub in expansion strategy

INDIA – PepsiCo India will be investing in a new business services hub in Hyderabad, India that will serve a variety of the companies business function including human resource, supply chain and operations. Sitting on […]

Rhodes Food reports single digit growth in turnover amid challenging environment

SOUTH AFRICA – Rhodes Food Group, a South Africa-based producer of fresh, frozen and long-life convenience meal solutions reported 8.8% growth in turnover for its African operations during the 10 months ended July 2019. The […]

German confectionery maker Zertus appoints new head of UK & Ireland operations

UK – German based food group, Zertus has appointed Paul Tripp as the new chief executive officer of the company’s operation in the UK and Ireland Snacking & Chocolate Market Unit. Tripp, who assumed office […]