Motif Ingredients rebrands as Motif FoodWorks, raises US$27.5m

USA – Motif Ingredients, a food science and technology company owned by biotech unicorn Ginkgo Bioworks has US$27.5 million funding to expands research and development of animal-free ingredients. In addition, the company has also revealed […]

Newly appointed Massmart CEO Mitchell Slape to assume office from September

SOUTH AFRICA – Massmart, Walmart owned South African retailer, has announced that the newly appointed chief executive Mitchell Slape will assume office from September 1, 2019. In May, Walmart announced it was sending in Slape, […]

Brazilian meat processor BRF appoints Carlos Alberto as new chief financial officer

BRAZIL – BRF, a Brazilian meat-packing company has appointed Carlos Alberto Bezerra de Moura as its new chief financial and investor relations officer. Carlos takes over from BRF’s global chief executive, Lorival Nogueira Luz Junior, […]

Retail chain Tuskys taps former Coca-Cola’s director to drive business growth

KENYA – Tuskys Supermarkets, Kenya’s leading retail chain, has appointed Daniel Kipchumba Koech, a former Africa sales and marketing director of Nairobi Bottlers Ltd and subsidiary of Coca-Cola Beverages into a role in the company. […]

Qu Dongyu begins new role as FAO leader, commits to enhancing sustainably in agriculture

ITALY – Qu Dongyu, the newly elected director-general of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), has committed to spearheading initiatives that focus on making agriculture more sustainable. Qu, who took office […]

Molson Coors chief executive to retire, names Gavin Hattersley as successor

CANADA – Molson Coors Brewing Company has announced that its chief executive officer, Mark Hunter, will retire on 27 September 2019 and has named Gavin Hattersley as the successor. Mark Hunter, who oversaw the acquisition […]

Molson Coors chief executive to retire, names Gavin Hattersley as successor

CANADA – Molson Coors Brewing Company has announced that its chief executive officer, Mark Hunter, will retire on 27 September 2019 and has named Gavin Hattersley as the successor. Mark Hunter, who oversaw the acquisition […]

South Africa’s Masscash chief executive Kevin Vyvyan-Day to resign

SOUTH AFRICA – Masscash, the food, liquor and general merchandise wholesale division of Massmart, has announced the resignation of the its chief executive officer, Kevin Vyvyan-Day, with effect from the end of August. Massmart Holding […]

Pick n Pay appoints Lerena Olivier as new chief finance officer

SOUTH AFRICA – Pick n Pay Stores, South Africa’s third largest grocery retailer, has appointed senior executive Lerena Olivier as the new chief finance officer (CFO), effective September 6, 2019. Oliver will replace Pick n […]

Coca-Cola Nigeria appoints Yebeltal Getachew as new managing director

NIGERIA – Coca-Cola Nigeria Limited (CCNL) has appointed Yebeltal Getachew as the new Managing Director of the company. Getachew, whose appointment was effective June 2019, takes over from Bhupendra Suri and will be responsible for […]