Bidco Africa and Land O’Lakes commission US$12m upgraded animal feed plant

KENYA – Edible oils manufacturer, Bidco Africa, has teamed up with American conglomerate Land O’Lakes to invest KSh1.2 billion (US$12m) in the upgrade of an animal feed factory in Nakuru, Central Kenya. According to Business […]

China’s food processing giant COFCO offers to acquire Agri-Industries Holdings for US$1.1bn

CHINA – State-owned food processing holding company, COFCO has unveiled plans of privatizing its Hong Kong listed unit, China Agri-Industries Holdings as it looks to pursue a flexible development strategy. COFCO has tabled a HK$8.9 […]

Olam’s Makouke palm plantation in Gabon achieves RSPO certification

GABON – Makouke Plantation, managed by Olam International’s subsidiary Olam Palm Gabon, has become certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), making the multinational food and agribusiness company be on track to achieve […]

AAK opens new Customer Innovation Center in California

USA – AAK USA, a leading manufacturer of value-adding specialty vegetable fats and oils, has opened a new Customer Innovation Center in Richmond, California. The facililty supports co-development work with multiple industry segment-focused labs and houses […]

Louis Dreyfus Company launches new brands into the Chinese market

CHINA – Dutch agricultural commodity trader, Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC) has a launched its new coffee brand ‘iCoffee’ and a new packaged cooking oil brand ‘Mastergold’ in China. LDC’s new packaged oil brand, Mastergold, provides […]