EFSA to consider limits for kaurenoic acid, an impurity found in stevia

EUROPE – The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is considering a recommendation to the European Union to set limits for the kaurenoic acid (KA), an impurity found in stevia, a sweetener and sugar substitute. Last […]

Kenya’s premium tea brand Kericho Gold secures US$4m IFC financing

KENYA – Kericho Gold, a premium tea brand owned by Gold Crown Beverages, a subsidiary of Global Tea & Commodities Ltd has received US$4 million funding in loan from IFC meant to fund its expansion […]

Supermarket chain Kroger launches personalized nutrition app

USA – The American retailer, Kroger Co. has unveiled a personalized nutrition mobile platform OptUp, a wellness app that provides customers with nutritional information on the produce they purchase at the grocery stores. With the app, […]

Nestle to reward US$1.08m to cocoa farmers under the Nestlé Cocoa Plan (NCP)

GHANA – Nestle Ghana Ltd will reward US$1.08 million to over 17,615 farmers under the Nestlé Cocoa Plan (NCP) as the company looks to doing business profitably while ensuring sustainable development in the community they […]

Pick n Pay achieves profitability as it looks to open more stores in Zimbabwe

ZIMBABWE – Meikles Limited, Zimbabwe’s hotel, retail and supermarket chain has announced that revenue in supermarkets division, jointly owned with Pick n Pay has increased from US$414 million to US$487.8 million in the year ended […]

Cadbury Nigeria to focus on growing market share for profitability

NIGERIA – Cadbury Nigeria Plc has said that it will focus on growing market share, expand and improve its distribution network as a way of achieving sustainable growth as delivering better returns to shareholders, reported […]

UK-based fitness brand TrueStart launches new range of cold brew coffees

UK – TrueStart, a UK-based fitness brand, has launched a new range of Cold Brew, Nitro, and Home Brew coffees to appeal to a growing millennial consumer base. According to FoodBev, the new range of […]