Nestle to invest Outsiders Pizza brands as part of its innovation models

FRANCE - Nestle SA, in line with its innovation models called ‘internal incubators’ will invest in Outsiders Pizza Co. and Wildscape brands as part of its innovation approach through start-ups. The investment enables Nestle combine its broad capabilities and strength with the speed and mentality of a start-up in order to conform to the ever…

Walmart starts dairy production with own milk plant in Indiana

USA - The American multinational retail corporation, Walmart has inaugurated a new dairy processing plant in Fort Wayne, Indiana, its first food production facility in the United States. The facility will produce liquid milk sourced from 30 dairy farms in Indiana and Michigan, serving some 500 Walmart stores in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan and Northern…

McDonald’s to ditch plastic straws in UK and Ireland by 2019

UK- McDonald, an American fast food company, is set to eliminate plastic straws in some of its markets in Europe including UK and Ireland by 2019 in a way to reduce plastic waste. McDonald aims to transition to paper straws in all of its locations in these markets with planned trials for selected restaurants in…

Pick n Pay opens new Harbour Bay Simon’s Town franchise store

SOUTH AFRICA - One of the largest South African retailers, Pick n Pay has opened a new Harbour Bay Simon’s Town franchise store in Simon’s town, taking their retail experience and services to customers in the town, reported Business Day. The new store offers a range of fresh produce plus a gourmet butchery counter to…

Carrefour and Google forms partnership on innovation and ecommerce

FRANCE - Carrefour, France’s largest food retailer and Google have formed a strategic partnership to boost its ecommerce platform and support its digital transformation. Carrefour said it has collaborated with the technology company which help it innovate new distribution models and takes its grocery shopping experience online. As part of the partnership, Carrefour will open…

Beyond Meat to launch its plant-based ‘Beyond Burger’ in the UK

UK - The Los-Angeles producer of plant-based meat alternatives Beyond Meat has signed a distribution deal with the Authentic Food Co (TAFC) that will see a debut of its plant-based burger ‘Beyond Burger’ in the UK. This forms part of the company’s extensive global expansion plans for the summer to offer solutions to growing global…

UberEats launches food delivery service in Kenya

KENYA - The American online food ordering and delivery platform, UberEats has launched its food delivery app that will allow customers order food from their favourite restaurants and get delivered at their convenience, at home or offices. UberEats has partnered with over 100 restaurants to provide food service in select parts of the capital Nairobi…

UberEats acquires South African restaurant tech start up orderTalk

SOUTH AFRICA - UberEats, the American online food ordering and delivery platform has announced that it has acquired the South African restaurant technology start up orderTalk at an undisclosed sum. orderTalk Inc. owned by venture capital firm Knife Capital, offers online ordering software and call center solutions for the restaurant, takeout, and hospitality industry. According…

Kroger buys Illinois-based meal kit Home Chef for US$700m

USA - Kroger Co., one of the largest supermarket chains in the US has acquired the weekly meal kit and food delivery company, Home Chef for an initial price of US$200 million but CNBC indicated that the value could go to as much as US$700 million over the next five years if certain conditions including…