Dangote’s NASCON Allied Industries Plc relocates operation to boost efficiencies

NIGERIA – NASCON Allied Industries Plc, a food processing company and subsidiary of Dangote Industries, has relocated some of its operations away from the Apapa area of Lagos to Oregun and Port Harcourt. The company engages […]

Louis Dreyfus’ report underpins sustainable practices and partner engagement

NETHERLANDS – Louis Dreyfus Co. (LDC) has published its 2018 Sustainability report highlighting its commitment to sustainable practices and the depth of partner engagement across its operations. As part of the efforts to set a […]

Kenyan manufacturers fault 15% duty hike on alcoholic drinks

KENYA – Manufacturers and distributors of alcoholic beverages have opposed the 15 percent increase in excise duty on wines and spirits in this year’s budget saying it is detrimental to the industry’s growth. The Alcoholic […]

FMCG major Dabur aims to be a plastics waste free company by 2021

INDIA – India’s health and consumer products company, Dabur has set the ambitious goal to become a plastic waste free company by the end of March 2021. According to an ET Retail report, the company […]

South Africa’s lobby groups push for reforms in poultry sector to protect industry

SOUTH AFRICA – Meat and poultry producers in South Africa have called for reforms in the poultry sector with an aim of maintaining balance between local poultry producers and importers aimed at protecting the industry. […]

Rwanda mulls bailing out major agro-processing firms to drive profitability

RWANDA – The government of Rwanda has commissioned an assessment into the operations of agro-processing firms within the country as it weighs up options of saving struggling businesses. Preliminary information indicate that about 34 large […]

Dairy Crest launches lower calorie Cathedral City cheddar range

UK – UK-based dairy processor, Dairy Crest has launched a lower calorie version of its Cathedral City cheddar range in response to consumer demand for healthier food products. The new Cathedral City 82 is said […]

Givaudan strengthens global innovation with new US$120m center

SWITZERLAND – Global flavours and fragrances company, Givaudan has invested US$120.2 million (CHF 120 million) in a new flagship Innovation Centre in Kemptthal, Switzerland to accelerate global research and innovation. The center which was officially […]

Kenya’s tea producer Kericho Gold receives Superbrands status

KENYA – Kericho Gold, one of the leading privately owned tea producers in Kenya, has been awarded the Superbrands Seal for the company’s quality variety of tea leaves. Awarded by Superbrands East Africa, the seal […]

Keytone Dairy acquires UHT drinks maker Omniblend for US$15.5m

AUSTRALIA – Keytone Dairy, leading dairy manufacturer in New Zealand and Australia has entered into a binding agreement to acquire Australian UHT drinks manufacturer for US$15.5 million (AUD 22.6 million). The acquisition will be funded […]