Coca-Cola Amatil considers sale of its struggling Australian cannery business, SPC

ASIA – Asia-Pacific’s soft drink giant Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) has begun a strategic review of its Australian fruit and vegetable processor, SPC potentially through a sale or merger in a way to grow the struggling […]

Malaysia secures export deal with China for frozen whole fruit durians

ASIA – Agriculture and Agro-based Industry of Malaysia has signed an agreement to export frozen whole fruit durians to China, marking the second consecutive year Malaysia had succeeded in obtaining market access to China. As […]

International Breweries to commission new US$250mn Sagamu plant August 28

NIGERIA – AB InBev’s Nigerian unit, International Breweries Plc (IB Plc) will commission new US$250 million plant in Sagamu, its fourth brewery in Nigeria and the biggest in West Africa on August 28. According to […]

Kenya Standards’ officials and others in ‘toxic’ sugar case granted bail

KENYA – Two officials from Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBs) and three directors from companies implicated in illegal and sub-standard sugar importation have been released on bail, reports Daily Nation. The officials alongside a port […]

East Africa to develop policy on aflatoxin to boost food security and safety

KENYA – The East African Community member (EAC) states have agreed on plans to develop a policy framework to address the human and animal health threat of aflatoxin contamination and boost food security, a NewTimes […]

Serengeti Breweries to increase volume of cereals sourced locally by 2020

TANZANIA – Serengeti Breweries, a subsidiary of East African Breweries Ltd (EABL) has said it will increase the amount of barley, maize and sorghum it sources locally from 15,300 metric tonnes to over 17,000 tons […]

Cadbury Nigeria records losses on rising costs despite 8% rise in revenue

NIGERIA – Cadbury Nigeria Plc, one of the largest confectionery and food drinks manufacturer has reached US$1.16mn in losses in the first half of this year amid rising costs despite high revenue which rose 8% […]

BASF launches Luminate FCC catalyst to help refiners increase liquid product yields

GERMANY – BASF, a German chemical company and the largest chemical producer in the world, introduced Luminate, a new generation of Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) catalysts for gasoil refiners. According to the company, the Luminate […]

PepsiCo launches The Hive incubation platform in North America

USA – PepsiCo, an American multinational food, snack, and beverage corporation, has launched a new entity in North America, called The Hive, which will focus on developing emerging brands within the company’s portfolio. According to […]