Shoprite’s Edward Kieswetter resigns from board amid proposed share repurchase scheme

SOUTH AFRICA – Africa’s largest grocer Shoprite has announced the resignation of Edward Kieswetter from the firm’s board and the position of lead independent director. Kieswetter also served as the chairperson of the remuneration committee […]

Corteva Agriscience partners AGRA to boost cereals, fruit production in Ethiopia

ETHIOPIA – Corteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, has entered into a partnership with the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) in a deal that seeks to boost cereals, fruit and vegetable production […]

Nigeria’s Farmcrowdy Group partners Best Foods to boost meat industry

NIGERIA – The Farmcrowdy Group, Nigeria’s first digital agriculture platform, has announced a strategic partnership with Best Foods Livestock and Poultry Limited, an agribusiness company. Farmcrowdy and its subsidiaries including newly launched Farmgate Africa will […]

Massmart chief executive Guy Hayward to step down

SOUTH AFRICA – Massmart, Walmart-owned South African retailer, has announced that Guy Hayward will step down from as the company’s chief executive officer by the end of the year after five years in the position. […]

United Beverages launches Anbessa Beer in Ethiopia as operations commence

ETHIOPIA – United Beverages, a newly formed joint venture between local family-owned Kangaroo Industrial Group and United Africa Beverages Company, has launched the ‘Anbessa Beer’ in the country’s beverage market. The beverage manufacturer said the […]

Bubs Australia partners Fonterra to produce first organic infant formula

AUSTRALIA – Bubs Australia has partnered with New Zealand’s dairy co-operative, Fonterra to launch certified organic grass-fed cow milk infant formula in Australia. Bubs Australia has entered into a supply agreement with Fonterra to produce […]

Tyson recalls chicken strip products on possible foreign matter contamination

USA – Tyson Foods is voluntarily recalling 11,829,517 (about 12 million pounds) pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat chicken strip products due to possible contamination with foreign matter, specifically pieces of metal. According to the U.S. Department […]

Chr. Hansen to launch new culture that reduces added sugar in fermented dairy

DENMARK – Chr. Hansen is set to launch new Sweety Y-1 claimed to be the first culture in the world that allows dairy manufacturers to create naturally sweeter products while reducing added sugar. According to […]

ADM Milling receives workplace awareness and safety award

USA – ADM Milling has received recognition from two professional milling and baking industry associations for promoting workplace safety awareness in the year 2018. 42 ADM milling locations were honored by the American Bakers Association […]