Environmental authority closes Sameer Agriculture milk processing plant over pollution

KENYA – The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) has closed a milk processing factory in Nairobi, Kenya owned by Sameer Agriculture and Livestock Limited due to failure to comply with waste disposal regulations. According to […]

Bühler partners with Premier Tech to build flexible packaging facility in China

SWITZERLAND  – Swiss technology company,  Bühler Group and Canadian Premier Tech have formed a strategic cooperation for industrial flexible packaging solutions that will see the companies build a design and manufacturing center in China. The […]

Bühler commits to waste and energy reduction in drive to promote sustainability

SWITZERLAND – Bühler, a global food equipment and services company, has committed to reducing energy requirements, water consumption, and waste by 50% in its customers’ value chains. Stefan Scheiber, CEO of Bühler Group made the […]

US strikes trade deal with Japan on agriculture, industrial tariffs and digital trade

FRANCE – The United States and Japan announced a new trade agreement at the G-7 summit in France that will focus on agriculture, industrial tariffs and digital trade. U.S. President Donald Trump said the deal would […]

Kraft Heinz brings back former CFO as company seeks turnaround strategy

USA – The packaged consumer foods company, Kraft Heinz has announced the appointment of former executive Paulo Basilio to the role of chief financial officer, effective 1 September. The newly appointed chief execituve officer, Miguel […]

KFC teams up with Beyond Meat in piloting plant-based chicken

USA – KFC has partnered with meat alternatives company Beyond Meat to trial a new plant-based chicken, Beyond Fried Chicken, available as both nuggets and boneless wings. The Beyond Fried Chicken was launched at a […]

Kenya in talks with China over speciality tea export deal valued at US$67.75m

KENYA – The government of Kenya, through the Ministry of Agriculture is in negotiations with tea buyers from China as the two parties seek to close a three-year speciality tea export deal valued at US$67.75 […]

Nigeria drafts standards for African fermented condiments

NIGERIA – The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has drafted new standards for Nigerian condiments and spices that seeks to ensure continual improvement in the quality of seasoning with fermented condiments. The new standard, Nigeria […]

South African retailer Shoprite secured US$5.49m for expansion in Kenya

KENYA – Shoprite Holdings, Africa’s biggest retailer headquartered in South Africa, secured US$5.49 million (about Sh566 million in current terms) in funding to expand its footprint in Kenya. The facility, which the retailer acquired from […]

Unilever invests in Kenya-based plastic recycler Mr Green Africa to expand operations

KENYA – Consumer goods company, Unilever in partnership with DOB Equity and Global Innovation Fund (GIF) have co-invested in Mr. Green Africa, a Nairobi based recycler and recycled plastics supplier. The investment will allow Mr. […]