Tanzania milk production increases by 400m litres

TANZANIA - Tanzania milk production has increased by 400 million litres to 2.4 billion litres per year in a period of 15 years to 2017, although consumption remains low at only 47 litres per capita per year, reported the Citizen. However, the production volume is way much below expectations as the country has estimated 30.5…

MANE Kenya officially opens offices in Nairobi

KENYA - MANE, one of the leaders of the fragrance and flavour industry, has officially opened its offices in Nairobi to serve the East African region. According to the company, the office will have a technical laboratory, which is soon to be completed and supported with technical staff. The completion of the laboratory will be…

Coca-Cola to invest US$100m in Kenya over next 5 years

KENYA - Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA), Africa’s biggest non-alcoholic beverages bottler said on Wednesday May 30 that it would invest US$100m in Kenya with an aim to improve infrastructure and launch new products, reported Reuters. Speaking in an interview, the Kenya Managing Director, Daryl Wilson said the soft drinks manufacturer plans to introduce 50 new…

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…

Brookside partners with schools to promote dairy nutrition and health

KENYA - Kenya’s biggest dairy producer Brookside Dairy has partnered with schools to deliver free milk to pupils in a bid to promote the importance of dairy and dairy products in nutrition and health in children. The programme dubbed “3 Dairies a Day” will use edu-tainment in form of an engaging, interactive and fun show…

Nestle to close Nairobi office as it restructures business in Sub-Saharan Africa

KENYA - Nestle SA, the Swiss transnational food and drink company, has announced plans to close the headquarters of its Equatorial Africa unit in Nairobi, Kenya by the end of July as part of its strategy to restructure its business in Sub-Saharan Africa. Nestle said the Nairobi office, which employs over 100 people has been…

Mars Wrigley to build a US$69.3m chewing gum facility in Kenya

KENYA - Mars Wrigley, the American confectionery manufacturer has announced plans to build a US$69.3 million facility near the Kenyan capital Nairobi as it embarks on a global expansion of its chewing gum subsidiary, Wrigley, reported FoodBev. The facility set to open later this year, will have the capacity to produce 7.8 billion pellets of…

Alcohol makers adopt new advertising rules to discourage underage drinking

KENYA - Alcohol manufacturers in Kenya have agreed on new advertising rules in their marketing campaigns that aim to discourage underage drinking, according to Business Daily. Along the new rules, the Alcohol Beverages Association of Kenya launched a code of conduct for members who may risk penalties if they fail to adhere to the new…

New KCC grows market from 23% to 35% as gap with Brookside narrows

KENYA - The Kenyan state-owned dairy processor, New Kenya Co - Operative Creameries Ltd (New KCC) has increased its share of raw milk intake from 23% to 35%, inching closer to Kenya’s largest dairy company, Brookside Dairy with 40% market share, according to latest statistics from the Kenya Dairy Board 2017 data. New KCC recorded…

Kenyan mango juice processor receives US$1.09m in funding from EU

KENYA - The European Union has extended US$1.09 million funding to Makueni County for a mango juice processor, Kalamba Fruit Processing plant, following an agreement between the Kenyan government and the EU. According to Business Daily, this agreement involves funding economic projects across 15 counties under the Instrument for Devolution Advice and Support (IDEAS) programme.…