Danone unveils smart cap for its Font Vella mineral water to enhance hydration

SPAIN – Danone has announced that it is set to launch a special smart cap to its Spanish mineral water brand Font Vella that will allow consumers track their water intake as well as hydration levels. Called Coach2O, the device covers the existing bottle cap, ensuring no contact between the water and the device and…

Aldi and Graham’s The Family Dairy inks milk supply deal worth US$71m

SCOTLAND – UK supermarket chain Aldi has entered into a five-year milk supply agreement with Scottish milk producer Graham’s The Family Dairy in a deal worth approximately US$71.06 million (£55 million). Graham’s The Family Dairy will supply Aldi with fresh Scottish milk in all of its stores across Scotland. The investment is an extension of…

Webcor Group acquires Angola’s dairy unit Lactiangol for US$30m

ANGOLA – Webcor, a Switzerland-based food group has acquired the largest dairy business in Angola, Lactiangol in a deal valued at US$30 million as it seeks to strengthen its presence in the industrial sector of the country, reports Angola Press. Wissam Nesr, Chief Executive Officer Webcor Group said that the firm aims at working closely with…

FrieslandCampina opens new dairy distribution center in Netherlands

NETHERLANDS – FrieslandCampina has inaugurated a new distribution center in Meppel, Netherlands to serve dairy customers in both local and international markets. With a surface of 31,000 square metres, the distribution center will store and transfer dairy products produced at its distribution facilities in Beilen and Meppel, located in Netherlands. It will serve as a…

Brookside Dairy seeking general, production and technical managers

KENYA – The leading dairy processing company in East Africa, Brookside Dairy Limited is seeking to hire a General Manager - Production, Production and Technical managers, technical operators and maintenance technicians. Reporting to Director Manufacturing, the General Manager will provide overall management and co-ordination of the production processes. He/She will be responsible for design and…

Arla unveils own-creative media agency to aid in digital marketing

DENMARK – Arla Foods has set up its own media agency called ‘The Barn’ to accelerate digital marketing and media buying by producing creative campaigns and ads. Inspired by Arla’s agricultural roots, the agency will promote the company’s marketing agenda as well as advertisements in the digital space. According to the company, the platform takes…

Danone taps Amcor’s technology to develop new PET packaging jar

ARGENTINA – The French multinational food corporative, Danone has partnered flexible packaging company, Amcor to develop attractive PET packaging jar for its new all-natural spoonable yogurt, La Serenísima sold in Argentina. The transparent packaging, made of made of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) has a wide-mouth opening and an aluminum-PET-aluminum closure with a 65mm over cap in…

Zimbabwean government suspends duty on commodities

ZIMBABWE – The government of Zimbabwe has suspended duty on selected commodities among them powdered raw milk, fertilised eggs, ammonium fertilisers among other critical goods, reports the Herald. However, according to the Government Gazette, raw wine all for approved importers and manufactures featured on goods in the exemption list. Customs and Excise duty exemptions have…