Bidco Africa opens juice plant in Kenya with Danish partner

KENYA – Bidco Africa has opened a new juice plant in Ruiru, Kenya in partnership with Danish soft drink manufacturer CO-RO, to fulfill its ambitions to serve the growing market in Eastern Africa. The new 11,000 square metre factory has two production lines, producing Suntop, a brand of fruit juices in four flavours, with room…

Chinese company invests in Canada infant nutrition plant

CANADA - The government of Ontario has invested US$18.7 million in support of the subsidiary of Feihe International to build a baby formula facility in the Canadian province. Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne met with Feihe International in Beijing to discuss the company’s plans to build its first baby formula production facility outside of China. According…

Zambian Breweries more than doubles capacity at Ndola brewery

ZAMBIA - The Zambian Breweries Ndola plant has increased the production of its beverages by one million hecto liters following the investment of $30 million dollars. The plant has increased production from 750,000 to 1.75 million hectolitres per annum. Head of corporate communications Exekiel Sekele said the company invested $30 million into a new production…

Study shows India’s food processing sector to get US$33b by 2024

INDIA - India's food processing sector has the potential to attract $33 billion investment by 2024, according to a study released here today. The country's food and retail market is expected to touch $482 billion by 2020, up from $258 billion in 2015, with recent reforms making the sector more competitive and market- oriented, it…

Tyson Foods to build Tennessee chicken production complex

USA - Tyson Foods has accepted the invitation of city, county and state leaders to build a new chicken production complex in the City of Humboldt, which is part of Gibson County in western Tennessee. The US$300 million project is expected to create more than 1,500 local jobs once the new complex begins operations in…

Cargill invests US$146m to upgrade Tennessee sausage production site

USA – Cargill’s North American protein business will invest US$146 million to upgrade its sausage production site in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The investment will grow the company’s meat crumble offerings for food ingredient, foodservice and retail customers. It will also include the construction of a new dried sausage production facility, which will create more than…

Dairy Farmers of America opens dairy ingredients plant in Kansas

USA – Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), a US dairy cooperative, has celebrated the opening of DFA Garden City, a new dairy ingredients plant in Southwest Kansas, to cater for increased demand. DFA Garden City, a partnership between DFA and 12 of its member farms in Southwest Kansas, will help support the industry’s continued growth…

Nestlé announces US$70m expansion to its Purina plant in Hungary.

HUNGARY – Nestlé has announced US$70.84 million investment for expansion to its Purina plant in Bük, Hungary, as a strategy to focus on capital spending on the advancing high-growth food and beverage categories. According to FoodIngredinetsFirst, Nestlé has- over the past seven years- spent around US$160 million on developing its plant in Bük, Hungary, transforming…