NIGERIA – The budding agricultural commodity warehousing industry in Nigeria, which stakeholders estimate would be worth over N500 billion annually, would need legislative backing to achieve its full potential.
RWANDA – The Rwanda Bureau of Standards (RBS) has been transformed into the Rwanda Standards Board to boost its capacity and efficiency.
TANZANIA – The government has appealed to individual traders and agencies to buy and export surplus maize following bumper harvests of the grain experienced in the Southern Highland regions this year.
ZIMBABWE – A new grain milling company, Superfresh Foods, will from next week introduce 10kg super refined and roller meal to its King’s product range following an investment of $500 000, an official has said.
UGANDA – The state minister for trade, David Wakikona, has pledged to make drastic changes in the tea sector.
KENYA – Kenya and Egypt are headed for a trade dispute that could affect the former’s tea exports following allegations that Cairo is importing sugar from Brazil and exporting it to Kenya as its own after repackaging.
KENYA – Keroche Industries has petitioned Parliament to review taxation on alcoholic products targeted for the low-end market.
ZIMBABWE – TM Supermarkets has spent close to $4,5 million towards refurbishment and stocking of its new state of the art supermarket at the Old Mutual’s Msasa premises.
NIGERIA – International Brewery Nigeria (IBN) PLC, which has been consistently improving its operational performance since SABMiller acquired a majority stake in the company two years ago, saw its profit surged by 32.46 percent, for the three month period ended June 2014.
KENYA – Kenya’s beverage packaging industry has a new player: Sidel international, which is seeking local partnerships as it plans to launch its products in the country.