Heineken to double beer production in Ivory Coast to meet greater thirst

IVORY COAST - Heineken said it aims to double its beer production in Ivory Coast by next year as it bids to compete with French company Castel in a booming market. Beer consumption in Africa’s fastest growing economy has increased since the end of a decade-long political crisis in 2011, and Castel dominates sales with…

Supermarket surge on the cards in Ivory Coast

IVORY COAST - Despite Cote d’Ivoire still being dominated by a traditional trade retail base, the Nielsen Shopper World Conference held in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, has found that the country’s modern trade arena has seen the greatest evolution in the last two years and therefore holds the most potential for growth. This has been spurred…

Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire to partner to boost cocoa pricing

GHANA - Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire are working together to address the unfavorable global cocoa pricing regime to reduce the vulnerability of both nations to the volatility of the markets, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of Ghana has said. He described as "manifest injustice" the situation where, for the 2015 crop season, both countries earned…

Ghana, Ivory Coast seek loan to add value to cocoa 

GHANA - Ghana and Ivory Coast are seeking a joint US$1.2 billion loan facility from the African Development Bank (AfDB) to establish warehouses and set up chocolate manufacturing facilities, a senior Ghanaian government official has said. The plea is in response to the sharp decline of the price of cocoa on the world market, the…