Africa’s milling sector continues to take shape, registering rise in number of players

The milling industry is a traditional sector that for generations has been content to create its products in time-honoured fashion. In Africa, the sector has gradually metamorphosed into a booming economic segment, leading to consolidation among the bigger players and the launch of new and independent outfits.

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Convenience, sustainability concern inform innovations in snack food packaging

Snack food packaging has evolved over the years to align with consumer demands for greater convenience, reliable containment, and sustained freshness. Suppliers of snack food packages have also been forced to innovate in order to meet recyclability and sustainability goals of major snack manufacturers.

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Trends in Beverage Flavours and Colours post Covid-19

Consumer attitudes around food have fundamentally changed, with many consumers now wanting more from food than they previously did. We want food to help improve our personal well-being, including mental, emotional and spiritual wellness. Additionally, we have developed a preference for food that gave us a sense of familiarity and comfort.

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Unilever: Beating all odds to become a world leader in sustainable manufacturing

Unilever prides itself to be a company that has championed sustainable living for the 120 years that it has been in existence. “Our purpose is to make sustainable living commonplace. It’s why we come to work. It’s why we’re in business. It’s how we inspire exceptional performance,” the company says.

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Mars Wrigley Confectionery Kenya: Sustainably growing into the future

Spreading its good cheer across the globe, Wrigley landed in Africa in 1972, opening its first factory in Kenya, which is the multinational’s only manufacturing plant in the region. The company’s first products to be manufactured at its facility in the Industrial Area, Nairobi, were the famously known and widely enjoyed Orbit with Sugar and Big G chewing gums.

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Fortification of milk products in India gathers pace

India, the world’s largest milk producer, issued a draft of regulations for mandatory fortification of packaged milk through the FSSAI in January 2021 in a bid to address the pertinent issue of Vitamin A and D deficiency in the country which are responsible for night blindness and bone disorders such as rickets and osteoporosis, respectively.

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Two Six Zero Brands: Zambian grains and snacks processor invests to boost nutrition, grow markets in Africa and beyond

Two Six Zero Brands is a leading grains and snacks processor based in Zambia. The award winning enterprise has invested recently to meet rising demand for affordable, nutritious food and beverage products for local, regional and international markets. Food Business Africa had a discussion with Gaurav Vijayvargiya on the company’s plans and ambitions.

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