South Africa’s Tongaat Hulett appoints Rob Aitken as new CFO

SOUTH AFRICA – South Africa’s agri-business company, Tongaat Hulett, has announced the appointment of Rob Aitken as new permeant Chief Executive Officer (CFO) and executive director, effective March 2019, reports Business Report. Rob Aitken has […]

Rwanda hosts African coffee expo as it seeks to boost sector

RWANDA – Rwanda will be hosting the African Fine Coffees Conference and Exhibition, an annual event hosted in rotation in Africa’s coffee producing countries, from 12-15 February 2019. The conference is aimed at deliberating on […]

Global plant-based beverages market reaches US$247.8b driven by health and wellness trends

WORLD – The global plant-based beverages market is estimated at US$247.84 billion in 2018 and this is expected to grow at annual growth rate of 6.7% to reach US$474.66 billion by 2028, according to latest […]

Rwanda’s fish production grows by 27.8% as demand increases

RWANDA – Rwanda has recorded significant growth in fish production by 27.8% to 43,632 tonnes in 2018 compared to 31,465 tonnes produced in 2017, reports New Times. According to Rwanda’s Rwanda Agriculture Board (RAB), increased […]

Nigeria’s quick service restaurant Mr. Bigg’s launches new outlet

NIGERIA- Nigeria’s quick service restaurant Mr Bigg’s and subsidiary of United Africa Company (UAC) of Nigeria, has opened an outlet in Ogun States as part of its expansion strategy, reports This Day. Speaking during the […]

Packaging group Huhtamaki launches a new line of paper straws

FINLAND – The Finnish food packaging company, Huhtamaki has launched a new line of paper straws to increase availability of sustainable choices and alternatives to plastic straws. The development comes after the company invested in […]

Grain processing company Viresol opens US$117m wheat starch plant in Hungary

EUROPE – Hungarian grain processing company Viresol has opened a new wheat starch processing plant worth US$117.66 million (33 billion forints) in Visonta, in northeast Hungary. World Grain report reveals that the plant will process […]

Carlsberg unveils new Danish Pilsner beer in the UK to strengthen brand

UK – Global brewer, Carlsberg has unveiled a ‘better’ brand of its flagship Carlsberg beer in the UK called Carlsberg Danish Pilsner backed by ‘multi-million-pound’ investment. Available in the UK starting March 1, Carlsberg said […]

Danone unveils smart cap for its Font Vella mineral water to enhance hydration

SPAIN – Danone has announced that it is set to launch a special smart cap to its Spanish mineral water brand Font Vella that will allow consumers track their water intake as well as hydration […]