Food and beverage majors sign global pact to eradicate plastic waste and pollution

WORLD – Major food and beverage companies, packaging manufacturers, governments and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) are among 250 organisations that have signed a marker pact to eradicate plastic waste and pollution. The New Plastics Economy Global […]

Cargill launches food starch sustainability program across Europe

BELGIUM – The global agribusiness major, Cargill has unveiled a farm-based program aimed at enhancing sustainability of food starch in waxy corn growing regions across Europe. Dubbed Waxy Corn Promise™, the program looks to leverage […]

Swiggy delivers 232% surge in revenue as it expanded delivery footprint

INDIA – Food delivery startup Swiggy has seen an upward swing in revenue, recorded at US$60.2 million compared to US$18.1 million last year, reflecting its continued geographic expansion in the country. Total expenses more than […]

PepsiCo to invest US$5m by 2020 in India’s agricultural sector

INDIA – Food and beverages company, PepsiCo is planning to invest US$5 million in India to expand its agricultural programmes in India by 2020. According to ET Retail, the company currently works with 24,000 farmers […]

Grain millers of Zimbabwe fault bakers’ attempt to double bread price

ZIMBABWE – Grain Millers’ Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ) has faulted attempt by bakers to increase the price of bread, saying that the attempt was not justified by a rise in the cost of wheat. According […]

Crookes Brothers records 285% increase in macadamia production

SOUTH AFRICA – Crookes Brothers, the South African agricultural company has said production of macadamia crop increased by 285% to 200 tonnes in the year ended 31 March 2018. According to IOL Business report, the […]

Coca-Cola and others agree to collaborate on research for sustainable development

NIGERIA – Coca-Cola Nigeria and other stakeholders in the food and beverage industry have agreed to advocate for research and development in the sectors for sustainable economic development in Nigeria, reports ThisDay Live. This was […]