2 Sisters Group proposes expansion plans for its Carlisle site

UK - 2 Sisters Group has proposed plans to extend its Cavaghan & Gray factory in Carlisle for a new chiller unit, additional production and storage space and an expansion of the southern elevation of the current building. In the proposal, 2 Sisters indicated the expansion was necessary for a simple internal reconfiguration at the…

Pioneer Foods bid to acquire Heinz Food SA approved albeit conditionally

SOUTH AFRICA - The bid by Pioneer Foods to a majority stake in Heinz Food SA has received a greenlight from South Africa's Competition Commission on condition that no jobs are lost as a result of the merger. The commission elaborated that the deal would impact on employment thus the companies were required not to…

Kellogg’s to invest US$420m for a stake in the Nigerian Tolaram Africa Foods

NIGERIA - Kellogg’s announced it was investing US$420 million for an unknown stake in the Tolaram Africa Foods (TAF), a packaged foods manufacturer for the Nigerian and Ghana market as the US food and cereals company seeks to strengthen itself in the continent. The acquisition, announced in its first-quarter financial report will strengthen its position…

Petrow Food Group installs new fruit factory in Haverhill for US$1.01m

UK - Ingredients supplier Petrow Food Group has installed a new fruit processing line after investing US$1.01 million in its Haverhill, Suffolk production facility. According to Business Leader, the processing line which was described as one of the most sophisticated of its kind will be used for the processing of dates and other dried fruit. The…

Swiggy expands footprint in India with new operations in Nagpur

INDIA - Swiggy, one of the largest food and beverage delivery service has started operations in one of the largest cities in India, Nagpur, Maharashtra, expanding its footprint in India. With Swiggy, customers are able to order food and beverage online from restaurants and get delivered right at their doorstep. Known for its superior customer…

Zimbabwe’s TN Beverages invests US$1.5m in new beverages plant

ZIMBABWE - TN Holdings’ beverage unit has invested almost US$1.5 million in a new beverage plant that will see increased production with a long term goal of increasing market share for its products. The Herald reported that the funding has also been invested in new equipment at the plant, expanding capacity for its Mr Juicy…

PepsiCo opens new US$42.3m baby food plant in Russia

RUSSIA - PepsiCo, Inc., the American multinational food, snack and beverage company has opened a new US$42.3 million baby food plant with a daily capacity of approximately 25 tonnes in Russia, reported FoodBev. The new plant will exclusively be used to produce cottage cheese and yogurt products for the company’s Agusha and Chudo Detki brands.…

Grocery retailer Choppies expands into Mozambique, Namibia

SOUTH AFRICA - The Botswana based grocery retailer, Choppies Enterprises Ltd has started operations in Mozambique and Namibia, as it looks forward to expand its footprint into the rest of Africa. According to Business Day, the retailer said it was gaining market share in South Africa where it has witnessed significant improvement especially in the…

Dr. Oetker plans to invest up to US$7m in London doubling production

LONDON – Dr. Oetker, a German company that produces baking powder, cake mixes and various other products will be investing up to US$7 million in London’s plant, allowing for the workforce to increase to 300 from roughly 200, and nearly doubling production. According to an announcement, this will result in a new production line that…

Nestlé inaugurates two new factories worth US$150m in China Medical Facility

CHINA - Nestlé has inaugurated two new factories in the China Medical City in Taizhou, a US$150 million investment to meet the needs of consumers for Foods for Special Medical Purposes (FSMP) and skin care products. This investment for the new factories of Nestlé Health Science and Nestlé Skin Health adds to Nestlé’s existing production…