Cargill’s European poultry business expands into Poland with acquisition of Konspol

EUROPE – Cargill, an American privately held global corporation, has reached an agreement to acquire Konspol, one of Poland’s leading value-added food companies, providing an array of products in the chilled convenience, frozen and cold cut categories. According to the company, the acquisition marks the introduction of Cargill’s global protein business into the Polish market…

Nigerian Breweries’ beer brand Life Continental unveils ‘Progress Booster 2018’

NIGERIA - Heineken’s Nigerian unit Nigerian Breweries (NB Plc) has launched the fourth edition of its “Life Progress Booster” promo for its Life Continental Lager Beer brand, Beverage Industry News reports. The programme is part of NB Plc’s commitment to supporting small and medium scale entrepreneurs in South-East Nigeria covering states of Abia, Anambra, Enugu,…

Domino’s local operator Eat ‘N’Go celebrates 6yrs in Nigeria aided by staff diligence

NIGERIA - Eat ‘N’ Go, the restaurant group behind Domino’s Pizza, Cold Stone Creamery and Pinkberry Gourmet Frozen Yoghurt has celebrated their 6th year anniversary, tagging their success to its staff’s diligence, reports the Guardian. The food and beverage brand boasts of a strategy for staff retention through competent salaries to employees. The company has…

WFP partners Agrihouse for a Pre-harvest exhibition and conference to support farmers

GHANA - The World Food Programme (WFP) and the non-governmental agricultural capacity building organisation, Agrihouse Foundation have signed a partnership to organise the 8th edition of the Pre-harvest exhibition and conference geared at supporting farmers and agro-processors. The agreement worth US$75,000 will provide technical and financial assistance to support the programme set for October 3…

Nestle launches accelerator programme to boost social entrepreneurship in Africa

AFRICA - The global food and drink company, Nestle and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Ashoka have kicked-off a social investment accelerator program with an aim to enhance social entrepreneurship as well as economic development in Africa. Under the programme, twelve social entrepreneurs from Benin, Ghana, Egypt, Kenya, Uganda and South Africa will be…

Guinness Nigeria appoints Yemisi Ayeni as a Non-Executive Director

NIGERIA - The Orijin beer brand maker Guinness Nigeria Plc has announced the appointment of Mrs Yemisi Ayeni as a new Non-Executive Director and member of the company’s board of directors effective 1 September 2018. Ayeni takes the place of Prof. Joe Irukwu who has retired from the company as Non-Executive Director with effect from…

Product reformulation a success in Ireland, industry says

EUROPE - The Irish trade association, Food Drink Ireland (FDI) has said that product reformulation rather than taxes, has brought tangible results for public health, a critical indicator for the success of the industry, a Euractiv article reveals. This is in line with the 2016 Reformulation Project report launched by FDI in collaboration with Crème…

Greenyard reopens Hungarian facility after finding root cause of Listeria

BELGIUM – Greenyard, one of the largest suppliers of fruit and vegetables in the world, has announced the restart of production in its Hungarian facility, after it conducted an in-depth review and found the Listeria root cause. According to the company, Greenyard has found a persistent presence of Listeria monocytogenes in one of the freezing…

Africa Food Industry Excellence Awards

The Africa Food Industry Excellence Awards celebrate the very best new products, projects and initiatives; and outstanding individuals in the food, beverage and milling industry in Africa. Through a competitive process judged by some of the most outstanding industry veterans, the Awards aim at boosting innovations and excellence in the region's food industry. The 2018…

Campbell Soup appoints Craig Slavtchef as head of R&D organization

USA - Campbell Soup Company, an American producer of canned soups and related products, has announced the appointment of Craig Slavtcheff, 51, as Vice President and Head of Research and Development (R&D). According to the company, Slavtcheff will lead Campbell’s entire R&D organization, including strategy, innovation and product development for the company’s divisions, as well…