Danone Nutricia invests US$271m in a new infant formula facility in Netherlands

NETHERLANDS – Danone has announced that it has opened a new ‘sustainable Nutricia plant in the Netherlands to meet the growing need for specialized infant formula. Danone said it has invested US$271.52 million (€240 million) in the facility, located in Cuijk, Netherlands with a goal to increase its capacity in production of formula for specific…

Coca-Cola Canada invests US$14.9m to support ‘mini bottle’ production

CANADA – Coca-Cola Canada Bottling Ltd has announced that it has invested US$14.9 million (CAD 20 million) to upgrade production line capabilities at the Brampton plant to support mini bottle production. According to the company, the investment will initially create three new jobs with the potential to provide more employment opportunities in the future. It…

Grand Parade to roll out more Burger King outlets to boost revenues

SOUTH AFRICA – Grand Parade Investment (GPI), the South Africa franchise operator of the Burger King has unveiled plans of opening 15 new Burger King outlets a year over the next three years across the country as it seeks to grow its revenues. According to a report by Business Report, GPI revealed that the expansion…

Nestle inaugurates new R&D center in China to accelerate innovation

CHINA – The multinational food and drink company, Nestle has opened a new Research & Development center (R&D) in Beijing, China to accelerate trend-based innovation and meet consumer demand in the Asian region. In addition, the company has also unveiled a System Technology hub in Shenzhen with a goal to strengthen collaboration with Chinese partners…

Swiss Spirit ventures into bottled water segment, launches Danag water

NIGERIA – Swiss Spirit Danag, an international hospitality group, has ventured into the bottled water segment launching the ‘Danag premium table water’ in the Nigerian Market. According to a report by the Guardian, Swiss Spirit said that the Danag table water brand will focus in providing quality and safe drinking water to support healthy living.…

Food Drink Europe publishes updated Toolbox to aid acrylamide mitigation

EUROPE – Food Drink Europe, the European organisation representing the food and beverages industry has updated its Acrylamide Toolbox in its 15th edition with new scientific and technological developments. The updated toolbox highlights the organisation’s ‘most complete collection’ of knowledge on acrylamide (AA) formation and mitigation across a variety of foodstuffs. It identifies commitment undertaken…

Nestlé Nigeria commits to enhancing safe water accessibility

NIGERIA – Nestlé Nigeria has reaffirmed its commitment in providing access to clean safe drinking water as part of its overall goal of improving livelihoods in the communities it operates in. The food and beverage specialty company has continued to pursue its ambitions of enhancing quality of life and contribute to a healthier future through…

Tate & Lyle sells Swedish oat ingredients business to Lantmännen

SWEDEN – Global food and ingredients supplier, Tate & Lyle has announced that it has sold its oat ingredients business, based in Kimstad, Sweden, to Swedish agricultural cooperative Lantmännen. Lantmännen has acquired Tate & Lyle’s oat mill with a capacity of 55,000 tons and an oat ingredients manufacturing facility, according to the terms of the…

EA manufacturers call for uniform tariffs on imports to shield local industries

EAST AFRICA - Manufacturers in the East African region are pushing for the full implementation of the Common External Tariff on goods and cereals from outside the bloc in a move to protect local businesses. Speaking during the recently held African CEO Forum in Kigali, Rwanda, the manufacturers pointed out that imports from the Asian…

AfDB in project to facilitate dissemination of agriculture technologies in Ghana

GHANA – The Africa Development Bank (AfDB) through the Technologies for Africa Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) is set to facilitate dissemination of agricultural technologies in Ghana in a bid to enhance food security on the country. Stakeholders and farmers in the agriculture sector will receive training who will subsequently set up innovation platforms to scale up…