Caterers saved US$6 for every US$1 invested in reducing food waste, research shows

WORLD - A new research done on behalf of Champions 12.3 has revealed that for every US$1 invested by food service operators in reducing food waste, more than US$6 was saved in operating costs. This involved caterers serving hospitals, schools, sports arenas and other facilities with an aim of implementing food waste reduction programs and…

Tiger Brands plans expansion into North Africa

SOUTH AFRICA - The packaged goods company, Tiger Brands is eying expansion into North Africa, outside its home market South Africa. According to a Bloomberg report, plan to expand outside SA, its biggest market was hampered by the listeriosis outbreak in the past months, claimed to have originated from one of its meat processing facilities.…

Coca-Cola temporarily pauses production due to the shortage of CO2 gas

EUROPE - Coca-Cola, the world’s soft drinks producer, has said it has "temporarily paused" some production because of the shortage of CO2 gas, even though the shortage so far has not affected supplies. BBC reported that at least five CO2 producers in northern Europe are offline for maintenance, according to the publication Gasworld, which was…

Asda listed as Britain’s worst big four supermarkets in treatment of suppliers

UK – Asda, a British supermarket retailer, has been listed as the worst of Britain’s big four supermarket groups in its treatment of suppliers, according to the UK grocery regulator’s annual sector survey. According to Reuters, almost 8% of Asda’s suppliers said the British arm of Walmart “rarely” or “never complied” with the Grocery Supply…

Investment firm and owner of Ucook, Silvertree considers public listing in 2023

SOUTH AFRICA - Silvertree Internet Holdings, an investment firm and owner of Ucook, PriceCheck and other online companies has announced that expects a public listing in 2023 with a US$300m target in annual revenues by then. The investment, holding and operating company was formed in 2014 and according to Business Day, it employs 300 people…

2 Sisters Food Group’s Chief Financial Officer leaves the company

UK - 2 Sisters Food Group, a frozen retail poultry company, has announced that Richard Pike, Group CFO, has decided to leave the company to pursue opportunities outside the group following internal changes to the Finance function. The company has recently made changes to its programme, and the business had decided to split responsibility for…

Kenya Bureau Standards body’s boss arrested after sugar scandal probes

KENYA - Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS), the government’s standards agency’s Managing Director Charles Ongwae has been arrested hours after the body confirmed that imported contraband sugar was contaminated with copper. According to an article published by the Daily Nation, the standards boss was arrested alongside quality assurance and inspection director and head of the…

Nestle SA launches ‘zero water technologies’ site at its Mossel Bay facility

SOUTH AFRICA - Nestle South Africa has launched a zero water dairy manufacturing facility in Mossel Bay, Western Cape that will see the Swiss multinational company educe the factory’s water consumption by more than 50% during the first year of implementation. Equipped with new water recovery, treatment and recycling technology, the facility will reuse the…

Pizza Hut commits to use anti-biotic free chicken by 2022

USA - Pizza Hut, the pizza, pasta and chicken restaurant has pledged to use chicken raised free from antibiotics in the US by 2022 in its latest move to provide healthier food menus. This involves cutting antibiotics important to human medicine from all its chicken products including its subsidiary WingStreet wings. Pizza Hut is responding…

Kraft Heinz considers sale of children’s milk brand Complan

INDIA - Kraft Heinz Co., an American food company, is making considerations for a sale of children’s milk drink brand Complan in India, which could fetch about US$1 billion, according to Bloomberg. Kraft Heinz is currently working with an adviser to gauge interest in the business, according to sources who asked not to be identified…