Palm oil plantations across Africa forecast to rise as demand increases, study says

AFRICA – A new study forecasts a rise in palm oil plantations across Africa as the global demand for the commodity continues to grow, as the continent offers the low-lying tropical ecosystems palm oil prefers, […]

Cargill invests US$40m at England factory to increase production

ENGLAND – American group Cargill has invested US$39.78 million at its factory on a 13-acre site at Balliol Business Park, England as it takes on production operatives, shift engineers and team leaders for the factory. […]

Nestlé Waters North America names Yumi Clevenger-Lee as Vice President and CMO

USA – Nestlé Waters North America (NWNA) has announced that Yumi Clevenger-Lee has been named Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, effective August 1, 2018. According to the company, Clevenger-Lee replaces Antonio Sciuto who has […]

Maize flour prices in Uganda fall due to increased supply of cheap grains

UGANDA – Maize flour prices have dipped to a six-year low on increased supply of cheap grains from Uganda and harvests in western Kenya, easing inflationary pressure. According to Business Daily, the imports from Uganda […]

International Coffee Organization in Kenya for talks with coffee farmers

KENYA – Members of the International Coffee Organisation (ICO) are in Kenya for talks with Kenyan coffee farmers who are looking to ink direct purchase deals with top global coffee buyers. According to Business Daily, […]

Mahou San Miguel invests US$3.75m to develop a sustainable chiller for the hospitality industry

SPAIN – Mahou San Miguel, a Spanish brewing company, has invested US$3.75 million in its hospitality industry to develop the company’s sustainable chiller. According to the FoodBev, the company said that the new Ecocooler chiller […]

Constellation Brands acquires 38% ownership of cannabis producer Canopy Growth

USA – Constellation Brands, a leading beverage alcohol company, has announced that it has acquired 38% ownership of Canopy Growth Corporation, a leading diversified cannabis company. The companies also announced a significant expansion of their […]