McCain Foods to invests US$300m to expand production capacity in Washington

USA – Frozen potato and snack food products manufacturer, McCain Foods USA has initiated construction of a US$300 million expansion project in Washington, US. The company said the investment includes a new state-of-the-art battered and […]

Greencore acquires convenience food firm Freshtime for US$68.22m

UK – Greencore Group , a leading international manufacturer of convenience foods, has completed the acquisition of Freshtime UK, a supplier of food-to-go salads, chilled snacks and prepared produce for £56 million ($68.22m). Freshtime’s products […]

KFC teams up with Beyond Meat in piloting plant-based chicken

USA – KFC has partnered with meat alternatives company Beyond Meat to trial a new plant-based chicken, Beyond Fried Chicken, available as both nuggets and boneless wings. The Beyond Fried Chicken was launched at a […]

Private equity firm Norfund invests in Nigerian fast food chain operator Sundry Foods

NIGERIA – The Norwegian Investment Fund for Developing Countries (Norfund) has invested in Sundry Foods, a Nigerian integrated food services company, to enable the firm step up its interests in the food service sector. Port […]

Nestlé expands plant-based range with mince and new-recipe burger

EUROPE – Nestlé is expanding its plant based food range with the introduction of a new ‘cook from raw’ Garden Gourmet Incredible Mince and a new and improved version of its Incredible Burger. The new […]

Simbisa Brands opens additional branch in Zimbabwe

ZIMBABWE – Simbisa Brands, Zimbabwe’s leading fast foods chain operator, has opened a second outlet in Kwekwe, central Zimbabwe. The branch, according to the group’s managing director, Mr Warren Mears, will run Simbisa’s Chicken Inn […]

Fast food chain Big Square opens new outlet in Kenya

KENYA – Big Square, a fast-food chain brand, has opened its 13th branch in Mountain View estate in Nairobi, Kenya, “The new restaurant outlet will provide both motorists and shoppers the opportunity to experience their […]

Nigeria’s Food Concepts Plc to raise US$10m via rights issue

NIGERIA – Food Concepts Plc, a quick service restaurant (QSR) brands operator in Nigeria and West Africa said that it has commenced the process to raise up to US$10 million (N3.6 billion) through issuance of […]

Indomie Noodles opens first ‘Heroes’ store in Lagos to expand operations

NIGERIA – Indomie Noodles, instant noodle giant in Nigeria, has opened its first ‘Heroes’ store in Lagos as part of efforts to expand its business and strengthen its operations. According to the company, the store, […]

Jumia partners Pizza Hut to boost operational performance in Nigeria

NIGERIA – Jumia, leading e-commerce player in Africa, through its Food Marketplace division has entered into an on-demand pizza delivery partnership with Pizza Hut in a bid to boost operational performance and last mile delivery […]