Tesco reviews its large in-store bakeries, puts 1,816 jobs at risk of redundancy

UK – Tesco has reviewed its bakery operations in large stores as part of the UK retailer’s strategy to meet the evolving customer demands. The retailer says that over recent years, it has seen a […]

Barry Callebaut, Cormart Nigeria partner to support the baking industry

NIGERIA – Cormart Nigeria Ltd, a leading chemical and raw material company has partnered with Barry Callebaut, one of the world’s largest cocoa processors and chocolate manufacturers to support pastry bakers. The two companies are […]

AFMASS Southern Africa edition

AFMASS Southern Africa is the food & beverage and milling industry’s premium conference and exhibition attended by key decision makers from Southern Africa Africa to trade, network and learn the latest processing, packaging and safety […]

Kenya gives bakery sector 9 months extension for the use of banned plastic packaging

KENYA – The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources of Kenya through the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) has resolved to extend the deadline for plastic primary industrial packaging for the bakery sector. According to […]

AFMASS Eastern Africa edition

AFMASS Eastern Africa is the food, beverage and milling industry’s largest conference and exhibition attended by key decision makers from Eastern Africa Africa to trade, network and learn the latest processing, packaging and safety technologies. […]

AAK invests US$32m in expansion of its production facility in China

CHINA – AAK, supplier of vegetable oils and fats for specialized products has said that it will invest US$32 million (SEK 300 million) at its production facility in Zhangjiagang, China. The company said the investment […]

Cargill launches range of premium filling fats for ‘healthier snacking’ in Europe

EUROPE – Cargill has launched a new range of premium filling fats in Europe to address the growing need for tasty and yet healthier and cleaner products for health-conscious consumers. Called CremoFLEX, the new filling […]

Zimbabwe bakers fault lack of forex as bread shortage & prices shoot

ZIMBABWE – The National Bakers’ Association of Zimbabwe has attributed bread shortage in the market to lack of foreign currency which has hampered importation of wheat to support the industry, reports The Herald. Mr Ngoni […]

Ethiopia’s Dina Gezahegn to establish US$7.1 million flour and biscuit factories

ETHIOPIA – Dina Gezahegn Import & Export, Ethiopia’s major importer and exporter of agricultural commodities and meat has invested US$7.1 million to set up separate flour processing and biscuit manufacturing factories in the country. According […]