Muller invests in Milk & More delivery fleet to expand UK operations

UK – Dairy company, Muller has announced that it is set to invest in its milk delivery service, Milk & More by expanding its fleet of electric vehicles for more deliveries in the UK. The company said it is rolling out 160 new environmentally friendly electric delivery vehicles, taking its fleet to just over 500…

Nestle and Carrefour partner to offer full brand traceability using blockchain

FRANCE – Nestle and the French retail giant, Carrefour have partnered to use blockchain technology to offer full traceability of famous mashed potato brand, Mousline purée. Customers in France will be able to have full access to blockchain data for the product, enhancing transparency across the entire supply chain. Consumers can use their smartphone or…

Givaudan records a strong start to the year with 4.3% sales increase in flavors

SWITZERLAND – The Swiss flavors and fragrances company, Givaudan has recorded sales of US$1.52 million, a 6.3% increase compared to the previous year boosted by the flavors division. In the first three months of 2019, good growth was achieved across all product segments and geographies while the flavors division reported an increase of 4.3%. The…

Nestle launches new 100% plant-based burger in Europe, plans US debut

SWITZERLAND – The global food and beverage giant, Nestle has announced that it is launching a new 100% plant-based burger in Europe, with plans to roll out the same in the United States. From April, European consumers will be able to enjoy their favorite burger dubbed Garden Gourmet Incredible Burger, which will first debut in…

Retail giant Pick n Pay opens 55th store in Zimbabwe in expansion drive

ZIMBABWE – International retail giant Pick n Pay has opened a new branch in Zimbabwe as it continues to pursue ambitions of growing its footprint in the country by launching more stores. Located in Victoria Falls, officials disclosed that the branch raises the tally of outlets operated by TM Pick n Pay to 55 countrywide,…

Weetabix partners Kara to launch breakfast muffin range

UK – UK’s leading breakfast cereals manufacturer, Weetabix Food Company has joined forces with Finsbury Food Group’s arm, Kara to launch a new range of breakfast muffins in the market. The two new variants of breakfast muffins will be available in the UK in two offerings that is, apricot and oat, and apple and raisin.…

Corbion to buy specialty bakery ingredients firm Granotec do Brazil for US$45m

USA – Dutch multinational food ingredients company, Corbion has agreed to acquire Granotec do Brazil, a specialist in functional blends for the Brazilian bakery industry in a cash purchase deal estimated at US$45 million. The transaction which involves all shares of Granotec do Brazil will see Corbion expand its Latin American business as well as…

DSM underscores need for fortification in malnutrition at Fourth Africa Day of School Feeding

COTE D’IVOIRE - DSM Human Health and Nutrition has emphasized on the need for fortification as a solution to help overcome the challenge of malnutrition especially among children. Speaking in a panel at the Fourth Africa Day of School Feeding in Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire, the company strongly recommended innovative fortification solutions as safe and cost-effective…

Mondelez partners The Hatchery Chicago to lead innovation in snacking

USA – Mondelez International has partnered with the American food business incubator, The Hatchery Chicago to enhance innovations in snacking based on the changing consumer tastes and preferences. The partnership is part of the SnackFutures, the company’s innovation and venture hub aimed at unlocking snacking growth opportunities around the world. Mondelez and the SnackFutures team…

General Mills third quarter sales rise 8% with strong contributions from Blue Buffalo

USA – The multinational consumer goods company, General Mills has reported 8% increase in net sales to US$4.2 billion in the third quarter, including contributions from Blue Buffalo Pet Products which it acquired in 2018. The period ended February 24, 2019 saw operating profit increase 14% while diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.74 declined…