Tropikal Brands partners Africa Improved Foods, launches new product

KENYA – Tropikal Brands Afrika, a Kenyan consumer goods manufacturer, has partnered with a Rwandan-based food processing company Africa Improved Foods to ensure sustained quality of grains sourced from across Eastern Africa. Speaking during the launch of the newly developed porridge flour under the brand name ‘Nutripro’, Davies Mukuria, Tropikal Brands Afrika Managing Director, unveiled…

Nigerian state government relaunches Gossy Table Water into local market

NIGERIA – The Ekiti State Government, in Southwest region of Nigeria, has commissioned a bottled water production plant marking the relaunch of the ‘Gossy Table Water’ brand a year after the parent company was liquidated. Gossy Water Company was initially established as a joint business venture under Adeniyi Adebayo with the commissioning indicating the commencement…

Dean Foods expands Steve’s Ice Cream range with seven new flavors

USA – Dean Foods’ affiliate Steve’s Ice Cream has launched seven new ice cream flavors, expanding its ice cream range in the US. The maker of Brooklyn Blackout Cake and Small Batch Bourbon Vanilla has also unveiled a new visual identity and campaign for the brand, featuring an artist-designed packaging. The new ice cream flavors,…

United Beverages launches Anbessa Beer in Ethiopia as operations commence

ETHIOPIA – United Beverages, a newly formed joint venture between local family-owned Kangaroo Industrial Group and United Africa Beverages Company, has launched the ‘Anbessa Beer’ in the country’s beverage market. The beverage manufacturer said the new product will be available in the local market as it has commenced distribution the beverage throughout Addis Ababa and…

Nestle Nigeria launches new maggi variants as profits rise 49% in Q1

NIGERIA - Nestle Nigeria Plc has launched a new powder seasoning product ‘Maggi Signature’ available in three flavour variants; Jollof, Miya and Pottages into the Nigerian market. Speaking during the launch, the Managing Director, Nestle Nigeria Plc, Mr Mauricio Alarcon, said that the product continues to promote the companies ambitions of enhancing healthy lifestyles through…

Russia’s grain traders form new state-led exporters’ association

RUSSIA – Russia’s major grain trading companies have agreed to form a new association to foresee control over grain exports. The new union called the Russian Union of Grain Exporters (RUGE), was founded by Russia’s two largest grain traders - Russian firm RIF and the local grain office of global trade giant Glencore, as well…

Finish packaging group Huhtamaki inaugurates US$26.03m packaging plant in Egypt

EGYPT – Huhtamaki, a global food packaging firm based in Finland, has inaugurated a new state-of-the-art flexible packaging facility in Egypt at an investment worth US$26.03 million. The food and drinks packaging major said that investment is expected to serve the Egyptian market as well as export market into other African countries as well as…

Ardent Mills to build new US$62m flour mill and grain storage facility in US

USA – Ardent Mills, supplier of flour and specialty products for the bakery industries is set to build a new flour mill and grain storage terminal at Port Tampa Bay, in the state of Florida. According to Tampa Bay Times, the company plans to spend about US$62 million in the construction of the plant which…

Lesaffre opens new baking center in Austria dedicated to industrial customers

EUROPE – The French yeast manufacturer, Lesaffre has inaugurated a new Baking Center dedicated to serving industrial customers in the baking industry in Austria. The company said the center will mainly focus on development of new products and processes to meet the growing demand for novel ingredients in the baking industry. It further expands its…

Coca-Cola Amatil launches venture capital arm Amatil X in Indonesia

ASIA – Coca-Cola Amatil has announced that it will launch its corporate venture capital arm Amatil X in Indonesia as it looks to accelerate innovation and investment in local startups. Launched last year, the venture arm aims to provide digital startups with a platform to grow while providing innovative solutions for the development of the…