Indonesia shows intent to export food products to SA at Africa’s Big Seven trade fair

SOUTH AFRICA - Indonesian companies showcasing at the Africa's Big Seven food and beverage trade show held in Midrand are seeking to export their products such as Indomie and ABC Noodles in South Africa and penetrate the rest of the African market. A report by ANA revealed that the three-day trade fair which opened on…

Buhler expands with a new lab at its cocoa application facility in Indonesia

INDONESIA - Buhler has added a new cocoa application lab at its coca application facility in Indonesia to allow it offer complete cocoa processing trials to its customers in Southeast Asia. According to Buhler, the lab will be managed by two service engineers and a consumer food technologist who would offer trials ranging from cocoa…

Unilever lays its entire palm oil supply chain for transparency

LONDON - Consumer goods giant Unilever has laid bare its entire palm oil supply chain, including all the suppliers and mills it sources from, to boost transparency in a rare industry move. Unilever said it was the first consumers goods company to publish such details, having disclosed the location of more than 1,400 mills and…

Indonesia threatens Egypt as world’s next largest wheat importer

INDONESIA - Indonesia is on the verge of becoming the world’s largest wheat importer after a further order from Black sea threatening to overtake Egypt’s first position. Need to be a corn-sufficient country has sparked expansion into the Asian market despite the fact that the country has in the past sourced most of its wheat…

Arla enters Indonesian joint venture with PT Indofood CBP company

INDONESIA - Arla Foods has established a joint venture with one of the leading fast-moving consumer goods companies and dairy players in Indonesia, PT Indofood CBP Sukses Makmur Tbk (ICBP). According to the company, this venture is a big step towards building its business in the region considering Southeast Asia as a strategic growth region…