Milco SA gets commission nod to acquire Clover Industries

SOUTH AFRICA – The Competition Commission has conditionally approved the US$343.95 million (R4.8bn) sale of South Africa’s branded foods and beverages group Clover Industries Limited to Milco SA. The consortium (Milco SA) led by Tel […]

A quarter of British consumers drinking plant-based milk, Mintel study

UK – A quarter of British consumers are now drinking plant-based milk as a result of shifting trends towards health and wellness as well as environmental concerns, according to a new study by Mintel. The […]

Mars Edge launches GoMo Dal Crunchies snacks in India

INDIA – Mars Edge, the investment arm of Mars Incorporated focused on health and nutrition has launched a new snack range GoMo™ Dal Crunchies in India. The new product aims to promote health and nutrition […]

Simbisa Brands opens additional branch in Zimbabwe

ZIMBABWE – Simbisa Brands, Zimbabwe’s leading fast foods chain operator, has opened a second outlet in Kwekwe, central Zimbabwe. The branch, according to the group’s managing director, Mr Warren Mears, will run Simbisa’s Chicken Inn […]

Danone launches So Delicious ‘dairy-free’ oat milk yoghurt range

USA – Danone North America has launched a new range of oat milk yogurt under its So Delicious Dairy Free brand in the US. The new line of Oatmilk Yogurt Alternatives is an extension of […]

Restaurant chain Java House to launch vegan outlets in renewed expansion plan

KENYA – Java House, a leading restaurant chain in Kenya, has unveiled that it will be introducing exclusive vegetarian branches to diversify its fast food offerings as part of its US$10 million regional expansion plan. […]

China’s salt intake among the highest in the world, new research

UK – China is confirmed to be among the nations in the world where salt intake is the highest, with most of its population consuming way higher than the recommended amount. According to a new […]

Sainsbury’s to launch UK’s first no and low alcohol pub

UK – UK’s leading supermarket, Sainsbury’s is set to launch industry’s first pub that will only serve non-alcoholic and low alcohol drinks for consumers who want to enjoy these categories. Taking a model similar to […]

Azelis opens new application lab in China to serve agri-food market

CHINA – Leading specialty ingredients and chemicals provider, Azelis has opened a new application laboratory in Shanghai, China to expand its service delivery to agri-food customers. The center which is Azeli’s fourth technical laboratory serving […]

Nestle develops first 70% dark chocolate with no added sugar

JAPAN – Nestle Japan has launched a new 70% dark chocolate made entirely from cocoa fruit using cacao beans and white pulp, without adding any refined sugar. The new chocolate confectionery which is said to […]