Bolt timely launches food delivery service in Kenya amidst restrictions curtailing restaurants operations

KENYA – Ride-hailing firm Bolt has officially launched its food delivery service, Bolt Food, in Nairobi, Kenya. This comes months after the Estonian company hinted of diversifying its operations in the East African nation, with an advertisement of a Country Manager job position in August. According to the company, the new service will give users access to a huge variety of restaurants and menus at the tap of a button as well as boost the customer base for various restaurants. The launch is timely and gives Kenyan eateries a base…

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Rwanda based sustainable cooling centre ACES receives US$3.5m funding to spearhead operations

RWANDA – The Africa Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Cooling and Cold Chain (ACES) in Rwanda has received US$3.5 million funding boost from the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) of UK. ACES was established in 2020 by the Governments of Rwanda (GoR) and the United Kingdom (UK), UNEP’s United for Efficiency initiative, the Centre for Sustainable Cooling, and a range of academic institutions i.e., University of Rwanda, University of Birmingham, Cranfield University, London South Bank University and Heriot Watt University. The cooling centre aims to help get…

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Shoprite offers uncompromised indulgence with launch of premium food range endorsed by SA’s top Chef

SOUTH AFRICA – Shoprite owned Checkers, has launches an exclusive new premium food range called Forage & Feast, consisting of only the finest quality ingredients. This unique range includes some of the very best foods which have, until now, typically only been found at speciality delis and food emporiums, consisting of only the finest products to deliver uncompromised indulgence. Standout products include an authentic Sicilia passata sauce made with sun-ripened Datterino tomatoes; vinegar made from Italian Prosecco; rusks made with real butter and filled with wholesome ingredients such as almonds…

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Kenyan footwear design house Pine Kazi turns fruits waste into shoes, bags prize from AfDB

KENYA – Pine Kazi, a women-led Kenyan shoe design house converting pineapple leaf and recycled rubber into fashionable footwear, has been named as the winner of the Fashionomics Africa initiative. Fashionomics Africa is an initiative of the African Development Bank in partnership with the United Nations Environment Program, the Parsons School of Design and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, aimed to increase Africa’s participation in the global textile and fashion industry value chains – with an emphasis on women and youth. Being its inaugural contest, its aim was to honour African…

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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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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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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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