Diageo pledges 8m bottles of sanitizer for frontline healthcare workers

UK – Diageo has pledged to enable the creation of more than 8 million bottles of hand sanitizer to help protect frontline healthcare workers in the fight against the Coronavirus (COVID-19). To achieve this, the […]

Restaurants and food deliver services in South Africa to cease operations during the national lockdown

SOUTH AFRICA – South Africans who had hoped to be able to order meals from their favourite restaurants and fast food eateries, will not be able to for the next 21 days. This follows the […]

Mondelēz International accelerates transition to a circular economy for plastic

USA – Mondelēz International has joined two leading initiatives focused on tackling plastic waste and pollution, as the chocolate and confectionery maker accelerates its efforts to reduce its impact on people and the planet. Mondelēz […]

Musika patners with Kemiko to boost Zambia’s cassava processing sector

ZAMBIA – Musika, a non-profit company with focus on stimulating private investment in the Zambian agricultural sector has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Kemiko ltd, a SME that operates a starch and cassava flour […]

National Foods reports major decline in total volumes in the first half

ZIMBABWE – National Foods Holdings Limited, Zimbabwe’s listed agri-industrial concern has reported a 32% decline in total volumes for the half year to December 31, 2019 attributable to declines across all segments apart from the […]

Rhodes Food reports single digit growth in turnover amid challenging environment

SOUTH AFRICA – Rhodes Food Group (RFG), South Africa-based producer of fresh, frozen and long-life convenience meal solutions has reported a 7.6% increase in turnover for the five months to end February, boosted by the […]

Nestlé highlights innovation, digitalization and sustainability in 2019 Annual Report

SWITZERLAND – The Swiss food and beverage giant, Nestlé has published its Annual Report for 2019 highlighting the company’s continued focus on innovation,digitalization and sustainability as key ingredients to continued business success. While the company […]

Unilever contributes US$649m towards helping people affected by the Coronavirus

UK – Consumer goods manufacturer, Unilever has announced that it will contribute a total of €600 million (US$649m) through cash flow relief as well as donations to help in the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic. […]

Alternative meat and dairy food tech company Nature’s Fynd raises US$80m

USA – Nature’s Fynd, a Chicago-based food tech company making a new-to-the-world protein from a microbe originally discovered in the geothermal springs of Yellowstone’s ancient volcano, has raised US$80 million in a Series B funding […]

Diageo names Debra Crew as the new president for its North America division

UK – British multinational alcoholic beverages company, Diageo has appointed industry veteran Debra Crew as the new president its North America division, effective from 1 July 2020. Debra will be replacing Deirdre Mahlan who will […]