South African varsity student develops ecofriendly edible straws to promote sustainability

SOUTH AFRICA – As companies strive towards developing innovative ways of tackling plastic waste, Leila Siljeur, a Chemical Engineering student at Stellenbosch University (SU) in South Africa has joined the drive by developing edible straws. […]

Popular Farms invests US$70m to make Nigeria self-sufficient in rice and sesame production

NIGERIA – Popular Farms and Mills Limited, a subsidiary of Stallion group has invested over US$70 million to boost production of paddy rice and sesame in Nigeria to enhance economic fortune of the country. The […]

Guinness Nigeria lays out strategy to bolster growth across categories

NIGERIA – Guinness Nigeria Plc has laid out its plans for its financial year which began in July to build on the company’s 2019 performance focusing on key strategies. The company seeks to grow value […]

Coca-Cola HBC acquires Italian beverage firm Lurisia for US$97m

ITALY – Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company (HBC) Italia has secured a deal to acquire natural mineral water and sparkling beverage company, Lurisia for €88 million (US$97m). Established in 1940, Acque Minerali – better known as […]

FDA plans stakeholder engagement to discuss the ‘New Era of Smarter Food Safety’

USA – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that it will hold a public meeting that seeks to engage stakeholders in the formulation of a modern food approach called ‘A New Era […]

Eastside Distilling acquires Azuñia Tequila for US$14.7m to expand offfering

USA – Oregon based spirits company, Eastside Distilling has acquired Azuñia Tequila from Intersect Beverage for approximately US$14.7m in deal that will expand its product portfolio. Azuñia Tequila offers four premium tequila products; Blanco Organic […]

Evonik introduces new solution to enhance food safety in poultry sector

THAILAND – Leading chemical specialty company, Evonik has introduced a new solution that enables poultry producers to make smarter decisions to ensure animal well-being and food safety. The service product, ScreenFloX®, is a platform comprising […]