Tetra Pak debuts plant-based tethered cap solutions to help consumers reduce environmental waste

SWEDEN – Swedish-Swiss multinational food packaging and processing company Tetra Pak has said that it is ready to deploy its portfolio of tethered cap solutions, which will minimize litter as the cap will stay attached to the package. The company further noted that the tethered caps are planned to become available as a plant-based option, therefore increasing the renewable content of the package and cutting down on its carbon footprint.  Tetra Pak said it is also accelerating the expansion of its paper straws offering to ensure more renewable and low…

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Edita Food Industries expands portfolio with launch of new wafer and cream products

EGYPT – Edita Food Industries, a leader in the Egyptian packaged snack food market, has launched new wafer and cream products as the company seeks to expand its products portfolio and premiumise its offerings. The snack major has introduced Freska Block, which is a filled wafer bar with a double-layer chocolate coating that will be retailing for EGP 3 (US$0.19) per pack. The new product is available in three flavours: hazelnut cream, peanut butter, and cappuccino cream. The company has also introduced its new Molto Mini Magnum SKU, retailing at…

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In2food, Gelato Roma collaborate to introduce chocolate ice cream with brownie pieces

SOUTH AFRICA – South African premium food business In2food has launched Choc Brownie Ice Cream in partnership with Froneri Dairymaid’s Gelato Roma Brand. The company notes that the decadent gelato is made with chocolate sauce and brownie pieces to create the perfect balance of soft chewy texture at a frozen temperature. It has revealed that its team of creative scientists are already working around the clock to expand on the variety and range of the product. “If you are a ice cream lover like us this is a must TASTE.…

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JM Smucker partners JDE Peets to bolster away from home liquid coffee business

US –  American-based food manufacturing company, J.M. Smucker Co. has partnered with the world’s largest pure-play coffee and tea, JDE Peet’s to bolster its away-from-home liquid coffee business. As part of the partnership, Peet’s will support Smucker’s coffee business with product development, production and foodservice equipment innovation. “We are excited to partner with The J.M. Smucker Co. to offer liquid coffee products to their North American customers,” said Satya Menard, global president, out-of-home for JDE Peet’s. “Our proprietary liquid coffee system efficiently delivers large quantities of premium coffee in a…

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Endress+Hauser launches new automation technologies to ensure safety, productivity and flexibility

SOUTH AFRICA – Endress+Hauser, a global leader in measurement and automation technology for process and laboratory applications, has introduced a new modular flow assembly, enabling measurement of up to six parameters in process and drinking water. According to the company, the modular Flowfit CYA27 flow assembly provides a flexible basis for the measurement of disinfection parameters such a chlorine, chlorine dioxide, ozone or bromine and further parameters of liquid analysis that go along such as pH or ORP. The firm notes that systematic disinfection is an essential step in water…

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Nestlé to halt production at New Zealand facility, develops new sustainable packaging for confectionery in UK

NEW ZEALAND –  Swiss food manufacturing giant Nestlé has announced a proposal to relocate confectionery production from its  Wiri, New Zealand factory to a larger Allen’s factory in regional Victoria, Australia. The company said the relocation of operations at the Wiri site which produces Allen’s chews lollies for sale in Australia would result in up to 45 redundancies. Chris O’Donnell, confectionery general manager at Nestlé, said that the company regretted that the proposal will entail job losses at Wiri and that Nestlé would provide staff with a generous redundancy package…

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Bühler to open 2 food-safe application centers in 2021, deploys digital technologies to keep global network fully operational

SWITZERLAND – Swiss food processing technology group Bühler will open two more food-safe application centers in 2021 to enable it to be close to customers and to their markets, the company has said in a statement. According to the statement, Bühler’s new joint lab with Givaudan in Singapore is set to open on April 26, 2021 while its new facility at Deutsches Institut für Lebensmitteltechnik e.V. (DIL) in Germany is scheduled to open in the second half of the year. Sandra Lutz, global coordinator of Bühler’s application center network noted…

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Egyptian snacks manufacturer Edita Food receives US$5.725m financing from NBK

EGYPT – Edita Food Industries, Egyptian leader in packaged snack food market has inked a medium-term financing contract worth EGP 90m (US$5.725m) with the National Bank of Kuwait (NBK), to finance its capital expenditures. The loan which is part of the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) initiative to support Egyptian companies navigate the current tough economic environment triggered by the pandemic, comes with a seven-year term, reports Daily News Egypt. Menna Shams El Din, Director of Investor Relations at Edita Food Industries, said that the loan will be used to…

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New animal feed factory opens in Angola boosting local production

ANGOLA – Angola has welcomed the inauguration of a new animal feed factory, Rações KN by WM Group a multi-industrial player, with a production capacity of 20 tons per hour. The plant is dedicated to the production of different types of feed in varying packages measuring between 25 and 50 kilograms, to ensure affordability and availability of the products. According to reports by Angola Press, this private investment of an undisclosed amount is set to create 150 jobs. Further to that, the project will act as the main recipient or…

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Delta Corporation Limited undertakes Executive restructuring following CEO scheduled retirement

ZIMBABWE – Zimbabwe Stock Exchange-listed beverages producer, Delta Corporation has announced the retirement of its CEO Mr Pearson Gowero with effect 30 June 2021, after eight years at the helm. Drawing to a close a distinguished career with the Group spanning nearly 25 years, Mr Gowero will be succeeded by Mr Matlhogonolo Valela, the Group Finance Director who will takes over the reins from July 1. Pearson was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer in June 2012, having joined the Group in March 1997. He started at Chibuku Breweries in…

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