Ghana and Cote D’Ivoire lift suspension on 2020/2021 cocoa sales

WEST AFRICA – Ghana and Cote D’Ivoire, the world’s two largest cocoa producers have lifted the suspension of cocoa sales for the 2020/2021 season. The two West African countries, on June 12 announced the decision […]

Coca-Cola HBC to launch Costa Coffee in ten markets in 2020

SWITZERLAND – Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company (HBC) plans to launch the recently acquired Costa Coffee in ten of its twenty-eight markets across Europe next year. This will take the ready-to-drink coffee brand, recently launched in […]

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 […]

Tanzania to host international conference on cashew nut industry

TANZANIA – Tanzania will be hosting the African Cashew Alliance (ACA) annual conference to be held from 7 to 9 November in Dar es Salaam. The international cashew nut conference is aimed at analysing the […]

Global breakfast drinks market to reach US$83.83b by 2026

USA – Global breakfast drinks market including gluten-free, starch, lactose-free, high fibre and high protein is expected to reach US$83.83 billion by 2026, growing at a CAGR of around 4.9%, according to a new report […]

ITC establishes marketing center to enhance consumer digital engagements

INDIA – India’s fast-moving consumer goods company, ITC Limited has unveiled a new marketing command centre as part of the new marketing initiative to drive consumer engagement on digital platforms. The centre will work to […]

Uganda to introduce new regulation for coffee farming to boost quality and output

UGANDA – The government of Uganda through the Uganda Coffee Development Authority plans to introduce a new law to regulate coffee farming in a drive to boost quality and output. The new National Coffee Bill, […]

Nestle Nigeria taps into the growing coffee market as leading player

NIGERIA – Nestle Nigeria, producers of the Nescafe coffee brand, has continued to dominate the Nigeria’s coffee sector controlling a 75% market share, in a sector projected to hit 1000 tonnes by 2020. According to […]

Kenya’s Williamson Tea mulls investing in power project to boost efficiency

KENYA – Williamson Tea Plc has said that it is considering to invest in an energy generation project in a bid to boost efficiency of its tea processing divisions. Williamson says that frequent outages on […]