KH Roberts (KHR) launches new US$20m flavor innovation technologies facility

ASIA- KH Roberts (KHR), Singapore’s flavors and fragrance firm has marked its 50th anniversary with the launch of a new US$20m, 100,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility including administrative, global sales, R&D, manufacturing, warehouse and logistics. With the new facility, the firm would further work on growing its flavour innovation technologies as well as expanding new…

Shoprite opens its 25th grocery and food store in Nigeria

NIGERIA - The South African food and grocery retailer has opened its twenty-fifth store in the newly opened shopping mall, Novare Central, Wuse, Abuja saying the new outlet will offer more choices to customers in the region, reported the Vanguard. Shoprite said it continues to give customers lower prices on grocery items as it strives…

Bidco Land O’Lakes in partnership with Coast Feeds launches poultry centre

KENYA - Bidco Land O’Lakes, a joint venture between the oil refineries firm Bidco Africa and American Land O’Lakes has launched the first poultry centre in Mombasa, Kenya. In partnership with Coast Animal Feeds, the venture will manage the centre serving as a one stop shop for farmers by providing quality feeds, supplements, information and…

Darigold to expand global customer experience in international markets

USA - Darigold Inc., an American dairy agricultural marketing cooperative, has announced it will substantially expand its global customer service and long-term commitment to growth in international markets. According to the company, it is creating an overseas sales, service and distribution network to strengthen its valued international relationships. Darigold has opened offices in Mexico City,…

Quorn Foods reports 12% sales growth in fiscal year H1 2018

USA - Quorn Foods, an international food business, has announced a 12% sales growth in its H1 2018 results, with like-for-like sales totalling US$147.4 million for the first six months of the year. According to the company, this growth builds on Quorn Foods’ strongest ever year of growth in 2017, and sees the company stay…

SLeCAD Sierra Leon launches Sakata Seed Company to farmers

SIERRA LEONE - The Government’s Principal Private Sector partner SLeCAD (Sierra Leone Chamber for Agribusiness Development) has launched the SAKATA Seed and Input Company in the country geared at producing and supplying quality seeds to farmers. According to Concord, the company will also engage in providing input technologies to small holder farmers and large scale…

Kerry celebrates US$28.6m expansion of new facility in Minnesota

USA - Taste & Nutrition Company, Kerry, is celebrating the US$28.6 million expansion of its facility in Rochester, Minnesota, a project which increases manufacturing capacity at the state-of-the-art facility. FoodingredientsFirst also reported that the expansion includes the addition of a new spray dryer and two 10,000 gallon dryer feed tanks. Kerry’s Rochester facility produces naturally-derived…

Bell Flavors & Fragrances celebrates two new launches in Asia Pacific region

ASIA - Bell Flavors & Fragrances has announced the recent launch of two new locations in Asia, Bell Flavors & Fragrances (Thailand) Ltd. and PT. Bell Flavors and Fragrances Indonesia. Bell Flavors & Fragrances, the company which develops and produces flavors, fragrances, botanical extracts, and ingredient specialties, have launched the two new sites to expand…

Ghana’s leading research institute endorses modern biotechnology

GHANA - Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Ghana’s leading research institute has endorsed the use of modern biotechnology, an area considered vital in enhancing food security. According to USDA’s GAIN, the approval was made by Dr. Victor Agyeman, Director-General CSIR in an interview with the country’s leading newspaper, Business & Financial Times. Dr.…

tna opens new office and training centre in Mexico to expand business growth

MEXICO – tna, a leading global supplier of integrated food processing and packaging solutions, has announced the opening of a new office and training facility in Mexico. According to the company, the new facility will provide local food manufacturers with a range of new services and enhanced technical support. Located in Santiago de Querétaro, the…