Mondelēz International accelerates transition to a circular economy for plastic

USA – Mondelēz International has joined two leading initiatives focused on tackling plastic waste and pollution, as the chocolate and confectionery maker accelerates its efforts to reduce its impact on people and the planet. Mondelēz […]

Tongaat Hulett to resume sugar production in Mozambique after injecting US$29.5m

MOZAMBIQUE – South African based sugar producer, Tongaat Hulett is set to resume operation at its Mozambican subsidiaries, the Xinavane and Mafambisse sugar mills by April with an investment of about US$29.5 million. The decision […]

Barry Callebaut breaks ground on new chocolate factory in Southeastern Europe

EUROPE – Zurich-based chocolate and cocoa products manufacturer, Barry Callebaut has started the construction of the company’s first chocolate factory in Southeastern Europe, which will located in Serbia. The new factory will have an annual […]

Chinese agricultural group Grass Green acquires majority stake in Sichuan Huiji Food

CHINA – Grass Green Group, the investment arm of New Hope Group, China’s largest privately-held agricultural conglomerate has acquired a majority stake in Sichuan Huiji Food, for an undisclosed sum. Sichuan Huiji Food is a […]

Indian firm to establish sugar factory in Tanzania to boost production

TANZANIA – Indian sugar miller, Purandare Industries (T) Ltd, plans to establish a mega sugar processing factory in Tanzania’s capital, Dodoma. According to the company’s Managing Director, Satish Purandare, construction of the 20,000 acres factory […]

FrieslandCampina partners with Barry Callebaut to reduce greenhouse gas emission

NETHERLANDS – Dutch dairy processor, FrieslandCampina has partnered with chocolate and cocoa products manufacturer, Barry Callebaut to explore ways of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The companies will also work in partnership with feed additive producer, […]

Kenya seeks to stop illegal sugar imports in efforts to revitalize ailing sugar industry

KENYA – According to the recently launched Kenya National Sugar Task Force report, Kenya is seeking to stop illegal sugar imports coming from Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda and South Sudan as part of its plan to […]

Mondelēz International appoints Javier Polit as Chief Information Officer

USA – Mondelēz International has appointed Javier Polit as the company’s new Chief Information Officer (CIO), effective March 23, 2020. In this role, he will be responsible for the company’s global information technology solutions and […]

Mars appoints Anders Bering as Vice President of Global Public Affairs

USA – American confectionery giant, Mars Incorporated has announced a new senior hire and addition to the corporate affairs leadership team with the appointment of Anders Bering as the company’s new Vice President, Global Public Affairs. […]