Emmi increases stake in Brazilian dairy company Laticínios Porto

BRAZIL – Swiss dairy processor, Emmi has increased its stake in the Brazilian dairy manufacturer Laticínios Porto Alegre Indústria e Comércio S.A from 40% to 70%. The acquisition which is subject to regulatory approval gives […]

Coca-Cola to use 100% recycled plastic for its three bottled brands

EUROPE – The Coca-Cola Company and the Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) have announced that its Honest, GLACÉAU Smartwater and Chaudfontaine brands will be sold in bottles made from 100% recycled plastic (rPET) by the end […]

Kellogg reorganises North American business with job losses on the line

USA – The Kellogg Company is planning to restructure its North American business as it looks to focus on certain product categories and increase operational efficiency. The company has said that it is expecting approximately […]

UK FSA indicates campylobacter contamination in British retail chicken

UK – The UK Food Safety Agency has released a new review showing level of campylobacter contamination in chickens from a number of UK major retailers. The figures indicated that 3.5% of chickens purchased from […]

Mondi launches fully recyclable packaging film for thermoforming applications

EUROPE – Mondi Group, Austria-based packaging and paper company has developed a fully-recyclable polypropylene construction for thermoforming applications. The recyclable polypropylene film can be used in thermoforming of flexible films for modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) […]

Kemin’s new vision targets to reach 80% of the world by 2042

USA – Global ingredients manufacturer, Kemin Industries has unveiled its new global vision and logo, targeting to reach 80% of the global population with its products and services by 2042. Kemin says by 2042, when […]

Coca-Cola South Africa Mintirho Foundation raises US$16.56m

SOUTH AFRICA – Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa (CCBSA) Mintirho Foundation has recorded significant progress in ambitions of funding farmers marked by US$16.56 million (R240m) capital allocated to various projects. The Foundation provides funding in the form […]

Optimum Nutrition launches plant-based Nature Bites snack cakes

USA – Optimum Nutrition, a performance nutrition company owned by Glanbia has expanded its plant-based range with new Nature Bites snack cakes suitable for vegetarian diets. The new range is a protein-rich product catering to […]

Carrefour franchisee to open first Ugandan store in expansion plan

UGANDA – Majid al Futtaim (MAF), United Arab Emirates-based operator of Carrefour, has unveiled that it will open its first store in Uganda this year. The French retailer is looking to expand into the region after […]

Namibia unveils US$8.95 agricultural project to help farmers build climate change resilience

NAMIBIA – Namibia has commissioned a US$ 8.95million (N$130 million) agricultural project that seeks to enhance agricultural productivity by strengthening farmers resilience to climate change. The project, which was launched at Warmquelle in Kunene region, […]