Jubilant FoodWorks appoints Kapil Grover as CMO of Domino’s Pizza

ASIA – India’s operator of the American pizza restaurant, Domino’s Pizza and Dunkin’ Donuts, Jubilant FoodWorks has appointed Kapil Grover as the new Chief Marketing Officer of Domino’s Pizza effective July 2018. According to a […]

State reopens closed Abakaliki rice mill over poisonous and adulterated rice

NIGERIA – The State Government of Ebonyi has ordered the reopening of Abakaliki Rice mill which was closed due to discovery of adulterated and poisonous rice in the mill, according to This Day Nigeria. The […]

Neogen’s one-hour listeria test kit Listeria Right Now receives AOAC approval

USA – Neogen’s environmental pathogen detection system, Listeria Right Now has received official approval from AOAC, an internationally recognized scientific association. It is a complete system for taking environmental Listeria tests with molecular-level accuracy that […]

FDA links foods prepared with liquid nitrogen at point of sale with health problems

USA – The Food and Drug Administration agency of the United States has warned consumers and retailers of the potential health effects from food products prepared by adding liquid nitrogen at the point of sale, […]

South Africa farmers fight Trump with higher import tariffs on US chicken

SOUTH AFRICA – South African farmers have called for higher tariffs on ‘cheap’ chicken imports from the United States, which are said to be becoming a threat to the poultry industry in the country, reports […]

Coca-Cola Company to acquire Costa coffee for US$5.1b

USA – The Coca-Cola Company has announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Costa Limited, valued at US$5.1 billion, giving it a strong coffee platform across parts of Europe, Asia Pacific, the […]

PepsiCo India’s marketing head Vipul Prakash resigns, Vishal Kaul to take over

ASIA – PepsiCo India’s Senior Vice President-Beverage category and transformation Vipul Prakash has stepped down to pursue an entrepreneurial opportunity outside the company. He will be succeeded by Vishal Kaul who joined the company recently […]

Amazon India in talks to acquire minority stake in grocery chain Spencer’s Retail

ASIA – Amazon has initiated talks to acquire a minority stake in India’s food and grocery retail chain, Spencer’s Retail as it seeks to penetrate the Asian market, two people mentioned by ET Retail to […]