Grupo Bimbo announces commitment to use 100% of renewable energy by 2025

MEXICO - Grupo Bimbo, the largest baking company in the world, has announced its commitment to use 100 percent renewable energy for its electricity throughout the world by 2025. The company is the first company in Mexico and Latin America to join RE100, a global, collaborative initiative of The Climate Group, together with CDP. RE100…

Africa’s Most Prestigious Food Industry Awards Ceremony is finally here!

KENYA -  The 2018 edition of the Africa Food Industry Excellence Awards - Africa's most prestigious food, beverage and milling industry awards -  has finally arrived. Hon. Peter Munya, who is the Cabinet Secretary of the Ministry of Industry, Trade & Co-operatives in Kenya will be the Chief Guest at the Awards ceremony. During the event, winners of the…

Kerry Group to invest in Wittstock breadcrumb factory to increase capacity

GERMANY - Food and ingredients company, Kerry Group will invest in its breadcrumb manufacturing site in Wittstock, Germany with an aim to increase both capacity and output. According to a report by Ireland’s RTE, Kerry is adding a new crumb baking line with a warehouse extension at the facility. The group said the investment will…

FrieslandCampina Kievit expands portfolio with new dairy-based fat powders

NETHERLANDS- FrieslandCampina Kievit, the Dutch dairy company’s ingredients business has expanded its line of dairy-based fat powders with butter and cream offerings. The Vana-Lata BB75B butter and CB72B cream products enables brands to leverage global food trends, address the growing need for indulgence and transparency while delivering on the clean label popularity. According to the…

Cargill introduces new in-store roasted deli meat in line with culinary innovation

USA - Cargill has introduced new in-store roasted deli meat and deli-prepared offerings as a result of its culinary innovation featuring research and development of new products with a focus on nutrition. The new products highlight consumer insights driven by protein innovation and forms part of Cargill’s focus area that is, in-store roasted meats and…

Dr. Oekter’s owned brand launches new breadstick range

GERMANY - Ellio’s Pizza, an American frozen pizza brand owned and distributed by Dr. Oetker, has expanded its portfolio with two delicious varieties of breadsticks during the National Frozen Food Day celebrations. According to the company, these new breadsticks come in two varieties that is, cheesy and parmesan & garlic flavors served on the brand's…

DuPont launches new enzyme strengthening solution for bakery

USA - DuPont Health and Nutrition has announced the launch of a new enzyme strengthening solution, POWERBake 6000 that adds tolerance and consistency in particularly bread and buns. DuPont said that it will be launching a range of strengthener products at the ASB Baking Tech 2018. The new product develops dough with sufficient strength, essential…

Kenafric Industries opens US$1m biscuit plant in Nairobi

KENYA - Beverages and food company Kenafric Industries has opened a Sh100.7 million ($1 million) biscuit manufacturing line at its Baba Dogo factory. The company has already hit the market with Goodie Bakers brand of biscuits, distributing it among small shops, supermarkets and kiosks in the country. “We have invested in new machinery for the…

Broadway Bakery – Expanding Capacity with Consumer Health in Mind

This article appeared in the Sept/Oct 2018 issue of Food Business Africa magazine Broadway Bakery Ltd., one of the oldest bakeries in Kenya, has recently commissioned a new fully automated Werner & Pfleiderer (W&P) bread plant at their factory in Thika, Kenya. The company has turned bread marketing on its head after introducing the highly…