New KCC invests US$9.9m in upgrading factories

KENYA - New Kenya Cooperative Creameries (KCC), the government-owned, second largest dairy processor in Kenya has invested more than US$9.9m in modernizing its factories in a bid to improve production and increase local market share. The Nation reports the investment is geared at increasing the company’s capacity from the current annual pay-out to farmers of…

Firmenich partners with Nelixia to expand natural ingredients reach in Central America

SWITZERLAND - Firmenich SA, the Swiss fragrance and flavors company has entered into a strategic partnership with Nelixia, the Guatemala based producer and exporter of essential oils to expand their natural ingredients reach in Central America. Firmenich is investing in Nelixia significantly expanding its raw materials portfolio as well as accelerating its potential in natural…

Arla Foods signs strategic partnership with Starbucks

UK – Arla Foods, a global dairy company and co-operative, has signed a strategic partnership with Starbucks, a successful business partnership that allows Arla Foods to manufacture, distribute and market Starbucks premium milk-based ready-to-drink (RTD) coffee beverages for the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East and Africa.) According to the company, the two companies have signed…

Arla Foods Ingredients launches new egg calculator for use in bakery solutions

UK – Arla Foods Ingredients, a subsidiary of Arla Foods, has launched a new calculator to help bakery companies determine how much they could save by using egg replacers in their cake recipes. According to the company, egg prices are going through an extended period of volatility and the global production industries have impacted on…

Mondelez announces plans to expand sustainable wheat sourcing program

USA - Mondelēz International, an American multinational confectionery, food, and beverage company, has announced its ambition to expand the Harmony program, the company’s sustainable wheat sourcing initiative. This expansion strategy is expected to cover 100% of its biscuit brands in the European Union by 2022, up from 60% of the company’s biscuit production in the…

Tanzania milk production increases by 400m litres

TANZANIA - Tanzania milk production has increased by 400 million litres to 2.4 billion litres per year in a period of 15 years to 2017, although consumption remains low at only 47 litres per capita per year, reported the Citizen. However, the production volume is way much below expectations as the country has estimated 30.5…

ABB Technology Ventures invests in Indian food industry start-up

INDIA - ABB Technology, a leading pioneering technology company developing and deploying energy-efficient products and systems, has invested in an Indian food industry start-up, to streamline the dairy supply chain. According to the company, it has invested in Stellapps Technologies through its venture capital unit, ABB Technology Ventures (ATV). Stellapps is India’s first end-to-end dairy…

Fonterra partners with Lazada to improve online dairy shopping to consumers

NEW ZEALAND - Fonterra, the world’s largest dairy exporter, has partnered with Lazada, the leading online shopping destination to bring its dairy goodness to online consumers in Southeast Asia for the first time in the region. According to the company, this partnership is the first of its kind with an e-commerce company in Southeast Asia.…

Brookside partners with schools to promote dairy nutrition and health

KENYA - Kenya’s biggest dairy producer Brookside Dairy has partnered with schools to deliver free milk to pupils in a bid to promote the importance of dairy and dairy products in nutrition and health in children. The programme dubbed “3 Dairies a Day” will use edu-tainment in form of an engaging, interactive and fun show…

Arla Foods announces changes to its corporate group functions in UK

UK - Arla Foods is announcing changes to a number of its corporate Group functions and to its cheese production and logistics in the UK as part of the on-going internal transformation programme Calcium. According to the company, from the changes as announced, 195 people are expected to lose their jobs across the affected corporate…