Coca-Cola Amatil secures 28-year beer and cider distribution deal with Rekorderlig

AUSTRALIA – Coca-Cola Amatil and Abro, the global brand owner of Rekorderlig Cider has entered into a 28-year distribution agreement strengthening the former’s position in the Australian beer and cider market. Coca-Cola Amatil will assume full responsibility for the promotion and marketing of the Rekorderlig Cider brand in Australia, enabled by expansion of its marketing…

Barry Callebaut and Garudafood extends supply partnership in Indonesia

INDONESIA - Barry Callebaut, one of the world’s largest cocoa producer has signed a long-term agreement with food and beverage company, Garudafood, extending their supply partnership in Indonesia. As part of the agreement, Barry Callebaut will supply another 7,000 tonnes of compound chocolate per year to Garudafood’s biscuit factory in Rancaekek, Bandung, with the deliveries…

Univar secures food ingredients distribution deal with Tata Chemicals in Canada

CANADA – Global chemical and ingredient distributor, Univar and India based Tata Chemicals have announced a new distribution agreement for fermented, digestive health ingredients in Canada. Univar will be the exclusive distributor of Tata’s Fossence and Gossence prebiotic dietary fiber portfolio of ingredients for the Canadian market. These fibers are used in a wide range…

Carrefour Kenya inks deal with online platform Jumia to boost grocery, beverages sale

KENYA - French multinational retailer, Carrefour has entered into a definitive agreement with Jumia, a Nigeria-based e-commerce platform to boost online grocery, beverages and other sales. A Business Daily report indicates that the deal will allow Carrefour customers purchase a wide selection of products from its six Nairobi stores on Jumia’s online platform starting January.…

Distell to distribute and market cannabis lager for Poison City Brewing

SOUTH AFRICA – Africa’s leading spirits and wines producer, Distell Group has agreed to distribute and market cannabis-infused beer, the country’s first made by Poison City Brewing. The distribution support agreement will see Distell, which do not have beers in its portfolio distribute and sell the cannabis lager, which has received backing from RCL Foods…

Nestle Waters NA signs agreement to source recycled PET from CarbonLITE

USA - Nestlé Waters North America, a water division of the Nestle Group has announced that it has entered a definitive agreement with US based recycled PET plastic (rPET) supplier CarbonLITE to expand use of recycled materials in its packaging. As part of the agreement, CarbonLITE will expand its U.S. operations by building a third…

Olam partners Canvass Analytics in artificial intelligence for sustainable agriculture

SINGAPORE – World’s leading agri-business company, Olam International has partnered Google-funded firm Canvass Analytics to utilize artificial intelligence for sustainable food and agricultural production. According to the company, the strategy seeks to find innovative and new ways of meeting the world's rapidly growing demand for food, feed, fibre and fuel. Olam will utilize its strength in…

ADM, Bunge, Cargill and Louis Dreyfus partner to put grain trade on blockchain

USA – World’s largest agribusiness companies Archer Daniels Midland Company, Bunge Limited, Cargill Incorporated and Louis Dreyfus Company are looking for a platform to increase transparency and efficiency in global grain trading using blockchain technology. The companies referred to as the ABCDs of global grain trading, are investigating ways to standardize and digitize global agricultural…

Arla agrees partnership with Bangladesh dairy co-op MilkVista

INDIA – Arla, an international cooperative, has confirmed its commitment to supporting the development of Bangladesh dairy industry and the collaboration between Arla and MilkVita is a concrete next step. According to the company, it has had a presence in Bangladesh since 1961 and it’s DANO milk powder brand is the best known in the…

Huel partners with JD.com to sell powdered food range in China

CHINA - UK-based powdered food producer Huel, has partnered with JD.com, Chinese e-commerce platform to sell its powdered food range in China as it aims to take advantage of Chinese consumers’ demand for imported foods. Huel offers consumers a range of “nutritionally complete” foods which are said to contain the recommended balance of protein, carbs,…