Mondi launches fully recyclable packaging film for thermoforming applications

EUROPE – Mondi Group, Austria-based packaging and paper company has developed a fully-recyclable polypropylene construction for thermoforming applications. The recyclable polypropylene film can be used in thermoforming of flexible films for modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) […]

Kemin’s new vision targets to reach 80% of the world by 2042

USA – Global ingredients manufacturer, Kemin Industries has unveiled its new global vision and logo, targeting to reach 80% of the global population with its products and services by 2042. Kemin says by 2042, when […]

Coca-Cola South Africa Mintirho Foundation raises US$16.56m

SOUTH AFRICA – Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa (CCBSA) Mintirho Foundation has recorded significant progress in ambitions of funding farmers marked by US$16.56 million (R240m) capital allocated to various projects. The Foundation provides funding in the form […]

Carrefour franchisee to open first Ugandan store in expansion plan

UGANDA – Majid al Futtaim (MAF), United Arab Emirates-based operator of Carrefour, has unveiled that it will open its first store in Uganda this year. The French retailer is looking to expand into the region after […]

Namibia unveils US$8.95 agricultural project to help farmers build climate change resilience

NAMIBIA – Namibia has commissioned a US$ 8.95million (N$130 million) agricultural project that seeks to enhance agricultural productivity by strengthening farmers resilience to climate change. The project, which was launched at Warmquelle in Kunene region, […]

Louis Dreyfus’ report underpins sustainable practices and partner engagement

NETHERLANDS – Louis Dreyfus Co. (LDC) has published its 2018 Sustainability report highlighting its commitment to sustainable practices and the depth of partner engagement across its operations. As part of the efforts to set a […]

Kenyan manufacturers fault 15% duty hike on alcoholic drinks

KENYA – Manufacturers and distributors of alcoholic beverages have opposed the 15 percent increase in excise duty on wines and spirits in this year’s budget saying it is detrimental to the industry’s growth. The Alcoholic […]

FMCG major Dabur aims to be a plastics waste free company by 2021

INDIA – India’s health and consumer products company, Dabur has set the ambitious goal to become a plastic waste free company by the end of March 2021. According to an ET Retail report, the company […]

Rwanda mulls bailing out major agro-processing firms to drive profitability

RWANDA – The government of Rwanda has commissioned an assessment into the operations of agro-processing firms within the country as it weighs up options of saving struggling businesses. Preliminary information indicate that about 34 large […]

Givaudan strengthens global innovation with new US$120m center

SWITZERLAND – Global flavours and fragrances company, Givaudan has invested US$120.2 million (CHF 120 million) in a new flagship Innovation Centre in Kemptthal, Switzerland to accelerate global research and innovation. The center which was officially […]