Varun Beverages gets CCI approval to acquire PepsiCo’s franchise rights in India

INDIA – The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has approved the acquisition of PepsiCo India’s franchise rights of the foods and snacks major in southern and western India by its bottling partner Varun Beverages Ltd […]

Danone Nutricia invests US$271m in a new infant formula facility in Netherlands

NETHERLANDS – Danone has announced that it has opened a new ‘sustainable Nutricia plant in the Netherlands to meet the growing need for specialized infant formula. Danone said it has invested US$271.52 million (€240 million) […]

Coca-Cola Canada invests US$14.9m to support ‘mini bottle’ production

CANADA – Coca-Cola Canada Bottling Ltd has announced that it has invested US$14.9 million (CAD 20 million) to upgrade production line capabilities at the Brampton plant to support mini bottle production. According to the company, […]

Grand Parade to roll out more Burger King outlets to boost revenues

SOUTH AFRICA – Grand Parade Investment (GPI), the South Africa franchise operator of the Burger King has unveiled plans of opening 15 new Burger King outlets a year over the next three years across the […]

Nestle inaugurates new R&D center in China to accelerate innovation

CHINA – The multinational food and drink company, Nestle has opened a new Research & Development center (R&D) in Beijing, China to accelerate trend-based innovation and meet consumer demand in the Asian region. In addition, […]

Swiss Spirit ventures into bottled water segment, launches Danag water

NIGERIA – Swiss Spirit Danag, an international hospitality group, has ventured into the bottled water segment launching the ‘Danag premium table water’ in the Nigerian Market. According to a report by the Guardian, Swiss Spirit […]

Food Drink Europe publishes updated Toolbox to aid acrylamide mitigation

EUROPE – Food Drink Europe, the European organisation representing the food and beverages industry has updated its Acrylamide Toolbox in its 15th edition with new scientific and technological developments. The updated toolbox highlights the organisation’s […]

Nestlé Nigeria commits to enhancing safe water accessibility

NIGERIA – Nestlé Nigeria has reaffirmed its commitment in providing access to clean safe drinking water as part of its overall goal of improving livelihoods in the communities it operates in. The food and beverage […]

Tate & Lyle sells Swedish oat ingredients business to Lantmännen

SWEDEN – Global food and ingredients supplier, Tate & Lyle has announced that it has sold its oat ingredients business, based in Kimstad, Sweden, to Swedish agricultural cooperative Lantmännen. Lantmännen has acquired Tate & Lyle’s […]

EA manufacturers call for uniform tariffs on imports to shield local industries

EAST AFRICA – Manufacturers in the East African region are pushing for the full implementation of the Common External Tariff on goods and cereals from outside the bloc in a move to protect local businesses. […]