Dairy alternatives diversify as the consumer case and complexities evolve

USA – Plant-based innovation in food and beverages is continuing to flourish as consumer interest in health, sustainability and ethics, which ties into the broader consumer lifestyle trend towards cleaner living continue to bulge. A […]

Castel Malawi relaunches Sobo Squash following lift of ban on use of tartrazine

MALAWI – Castel Malawi Group, a leading producer and distributor of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages in Malawi has relaunched Sobo Orange Squash drink into the market. Castel Malawi Managing Director Horve Milhade said he is […]

Thai Union increases stake in Thammachart Seafood to expand retail business

THAILAND – Bangkok-based seafoods products producer, Thai Union Group has increased its stake in Thammachart Seafood Retail to 65 percent seeking to expand its footprint in Thailand’s domestic seafood retail business. Thai Union has acquired […]

French wine maker Delas Frères opens new US$20m winery

FRANCE – Rhône producer Delas Frères has opened a new €18 million (US$20 million) winery and cellar in Tain l’Hermitage, Southern France. The new 6,000 square metre facility has added 36 individually thermoregulated conical tanks, […]

Local food delivery start up to take on space left by Jumia in Rwanda

RWANDA – Following the exit of Jumia, Africa’s largest e-commerce platform in the Rwandan market, a local start-up, CanGo, says it is preparing to embark on fresh operations to fill the void that will have […]

Maple Leaf Foods secures first sustainability-linked credit facility in Canada

CANADA – Meat and plant protein producer, Maple Leaf Foods has secured sustainability-linked terms for its credit facilities – integrating environmental targets with improved financing. The company recently signed an amendment to its existing credit facilities […]

Tulip Addis Water set to introduce simple water filters into the Ethiopian Market

ETHIOPIA – Tulip Addis Water, a local manufacturer that specialises in water treatment technology, invested 60 million Br (US$1.89m) to set up a tabletop water filter company in Debre Birhan, Amhara Regional State, reports Addis […]

Denny Mushrooms launches eco-friendly punnets made from sugarcane by-product

SOUTH AFRICA – South Africa’s leading mushroom brand, Denny Mushrooms owned by Libstar Holdings has launched its100% compostable punnets in the South African market. The compostable punnets are made from Bagasse, which is a natural […]

Task force on standards and quality infrastructure reforms in Kenya appointed

KENYA – A task force on standards and quality infrastructure reforms has been appointed by the Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Industry, Trade and Cooperatives of Kenya, that will push reforms in institutions/agencies involved in the […]