Tropikal Brands partners Africa Improved Foods, launches new product

KENYA – Tropikal Brands Afrika, a Kenyan consumer goods manufacturer, has partnered with a Rwandan-based food processing company Africa Improved Foods to ensure sustained quality of grains sourced from across Eastern Africa. Speaking during the launch of the newly developed porridge flour under the brand name ‘Nutripro’, Davies Mukuria, Tropikal Brands Afrika Managing Director, unveiled…

Nigerian state government relaunches Gossy Table Water into local market

NIGERIA – The Ekiti State Government, in Southwest region of Nigeria, has commissioned a bottled water production plant marking the relaunch of the ‘Gossy Table Water’ brand a year after the parent company was liquidated. Gossy Water Company was initially established as a joint business venture under Adeniyi Adebayo with the commissioning indicating the commencement…

Muller launches low-sugar variants of Müllerlight and Müller Corner brands

UK – Muller has announced that it is launching new recipes for its Müllerlight and Müller Corner yoghurt brands, containing 9% less sugar, more protein with thicker and creamier texture. The new variants were developed following the discovery of a new yogurt culture last year, which combines two yogurt strains: Streptococcus thermophilus and Lactobacillus bulgaricus…

Unilever’s Graze introduces Wow Bakes range of oat-based snacks

UK - Graze, the UK-based snack brand owned by Unilever, is launching a new oat-based snack line that contains under 100 calories per serving. Called Wow Bakes, the range will be available in four flavours: chocolate sea salt, honeycomb crumble, sticky toffee and lemon drizzle. Graze said the wholegrain products have been created in response…

Ingredion launches corn-based clean label starch for lower-fat products

USA – Ingredion has unveiled a new corn-based clean label starch suitable for production of indulgence textures in healthier foods such as lower-fat and lower-calorie products. NOVATION Indulge 2920 starch enables food producers to improve mouthfeel by offering the same functionality as a modified starch while replacing or reducing ingredients such as fat and oil,…

Swedish distillery partners Microsoft to brew first AI-generated whiskey

SWEDEN - Mackmyra Whisky, a Swedish single malt whisky distillery has in collaboration with Fourkind, a Finnish technology consultancy and Microsoft created the world’s first AI-developed whiskey. Mackmyra’s AI whiskey was developed through machine learning and models powered by Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform and AI cognitive services. It involves a dataset analysis which combines Mackmyra’s…

Tyson Fresh Meats to invest US$300m in a new US food production plant

USA - Tyson Fresh Meats, a subsidiary of the global meat and poultry company, Tyson Foods has unveiled plans to invest US$300 million in a new food production plant in Utah State in the United States. The investment is expected to create 800 jobs, processing beef and pork into steaks, chops, roasts and ground meat…

Hershey to invest US$104m in capacity expansion at US facility

USA – Leading chocolate manufacturer, The Hershey Company is investing US$104 million in expanding its manufacturing plant in Stuarts Draft, Augusta County. According to a Food Business News report, the investment includes a 111,000 square feet addition at Stuarts Draft, which is Hershey’s second largest plant in the United States. It will also build a…

Graham’s The Family Dairy introduces fruit layered cottage cheese

SCOTLAND - Graham’s The Family Dairy has expanded its Goodness product range with a new Cottage Cheese with a fruit layer, set to launch in Scotland this month. The new product is said to be Scotland’s first high protein, lower sugar, fruit layer cottage cheese and a source of ‘good’ bacteria, making it suitable for…

BrewDog expands low-alcohol craft beer portfolio with new Punk AF

UK – Leading Scottish brewery, BrewDog has launched Punk AF, a low-alcohol craft beer range that looks to offer consumers a flavorful category with less alcohol. Punk AF has 0.5% ABV featuring a combination of juicy tropical fruit and grassy and pine notes, sitting on a solid malt bassline. It is available in the UK…