Nigeria’s Chellarams DMK launches new chocolate malted drink

NIGERIA - Chellarams DMK Limited, the dairy arm of Chellarams Plc in Nigeria, has launched the ‘Real Activ Chocolate Malted food drink’ adding to its Real Activ product line. Speaking during the launch of the product, Aditya Chellaram, the Chief Executive Officer, Chellarams DMK, said the product’s unique taste and nutritional profile makes it a…

Coca-Cola launches lemon-flavoured Schweppes + C in Tanzanian Market

TANZANIA – The Coca-Cola Kwanza company, manufacturer and distributor of Coca-Cola products in the Tanzania, has launched a new lemon-flavoured Schweppes + C into its product portfolio in the country. The soft drink manufacturer said that the vitamin rich and low sugar drink was introduced as a response to the changing consumer needs who opt…

Danone unveils smart cap for its Font Vella mineral water to enhance hydration

SPAIN – Danone has announced that it is set to launch a special smart cap to its Spanish mineral water brand Font Vella that will allow consumers track their water intake as well as hydration levels. Called Coach2O, the device covers the existing bottle cap, ensuring no contact between the water and the device and…

Coca-Cola introduces Orange Vanilla and Zero Sugar Coke in the US

USA – The Coca-Cola Company has said that it is set to launch its first trademark flavor innovations in over a decade- Orange Vanilla Coke and Orange Vanilla Coke Zero Sugar in the US as from February 25. The variant, which comes in a range of packaging options will be available in 12-oz. cans and…

Nestlé Nigeria relaunches ‘Nestlé Pure Life’ bottled water

NIGERIA – Nestlé Nigeria has introduced a new look of its ‘Nestlé Pure Life’ premium bottled drinking water under the mantra 'championing pure water for healthier generations' in its quest of providing more healthier products. Speaking launching ceremony, Mr. Issa Rabie, Business Executive Officer of Nestlé Waters Nigeria, said that the unveiling marks the beginning…

Nigeria’s CHI Limited launches new ‘Capri-Sun’ as demand grows

NIGERIA - CHI Limited, Nigeria’s leading fruit drink company has introduced a new 100 ml pack for its Capri-Sun brand as it seeks to meet an increasing consumer demand for more exciting and unique options, reports Beverage Industry News. Capri-Sun’s 100 ml pack will be retailing at N50 which the company says is aimed at…

Beverage manufacturer Revin Zambia sheds 56 employees

ZAMBIA –Revin Zambia limited, a soft drink manufacture has sent 56 employees on circumstantial leave following the suspension of production and distribution of the product, reports Lusaka Times. This comes after Zambia Bureau of Standards and the Zambia Medicines Regulatory Authority have halted the production and distribution of the company’s popular energy drink, Power SX,…

Nestle invests US$14m in a new coffee facility in Egypt

EGYPT – Nestlé has inaugurated a new coffee factory in Egypt for its Bonjorno brand, following an investment of US$14 million (EGP 250 million). Located in the 6th of October industrial zone, the facility sits on a 12,740 square-metre land which Nestlé says has the most advanced coffee making technologies. The new Bonjorno coffee factory…

Private equity firm AEEI mulls increasing stake in Pioneer Foods

SOUTH AFRICA - African Empowerment Equity Investments (AEEI), which also controls Premier Fishing & Brands is considering acquiring a bigger stake at of South Africa’s consumer brand Pioneer Foods, reports Business Day. AEEI Chief Executive Officer, Khalid Abdulla confirmed the company’s expression of interest in buying a bigger stake in Pioneer. Khalid added that AEEI…

Cannabis-infused products, zero waste cooking among top culinary trends 2019

WORLD - CBD and cannabis-infused food and beverages, zero-waste cooking are among the top trends in the 2019 culinary forecast, according to What’s Hot survey carried out by National Restaurant Association. 2019 is expected to witness an unmatched preference for cannabis/CBD-infused drinks which are increasingly becoming popular as a result of an easing legislation and…