Kind acquires Creative Snacks to expand in the health and wellness market

USA – New-York based snacks manufacturer, Kind Healthy Snacks has acquired Creative Snacks as the company seeks to expand its share of the healthy snacking market through a new broadened product portfolio and multi-brand approach. […]

Singapore mulls ban of advertisements for sugary drinks to curb diabetes

SINGAPORE – Singapore plans to implement a ban on advertisements of certain fizzy drinks and juices as part of a raft of measures to curb high diabetes rates associated with consumption of sugar. As one […]

Walmart chief executive for US Greg Foran to step down early 2020

USA – Walmart Inc has announced that its chief executive in charge US operations, Greg Foran will be leaving the company at the end of January 2020. The American retailer has appointed the head of […]

McDonald’s partners with Keurig Dr Pepper for distribution of McCafé coffee in the US

USA – McDonald’s USA has entered into long-term master licensing and distribution agreement with Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP) for McCafé packaged coffee in the US. Under the new partnership, which brings together the national McCafé […]

World’s largest fresh produce market pledges support to Zambian farmers

ZAMBIA -Zambian local farmers to partner with the world largest wholesale fresh produce market, Rungis International in the southern suburbs of France through the Lusaka City Council (LCC). Rungis Market is a member of the […]

Grand Parade reports growth in profits as Burger King sales climb 34%

SOUTH AFRICA – Grand Parade Investments (GPI), fast food chain operator reported an increase in its operating profit for the year to end June 2019 to R44.2m (US$2.96m), benefiting from improved sales and profitability at […]

Coffee tech firm Bellwether Coffee raises $40m in funding

USA – California based Coffee technology firm, Bellwether Coffee has raised US$40 million through a Series B funding to accelerate expansion of its electronic commercial roaster and online coffee bean marketplace solutions. Led by DBL […]