Pizza Hut in Ghana finds new owner, Krispy Kreme Donuts opens inaugural store in Egypt

GHANA – American restaurant chain and international franchise, Pizza Hut, is set to relaunch in Ghana under new ownership. Melcom Group of Companies, a diverse business conglomerate, is set to acquire the franchise rights of the fast-food chain in the country. The acquisition will mark the entry of Melcom Group into the Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) business, expanding its business interest beyond retail, modern trade, plastic manufacturing, electronics assembly and travel. According to reports by Ghana News Agency, the pizza maker would be operated by one of the group’s subsidiaries,…

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Doughnut brand Krispy Kreme opens fifth store in KwaZulu-Natal

SOUTH AFRICA – The American doughnut brand, Krispy Kreme has opened its fifth store in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) in a spree to increase its presence in South Africa, reports IOL Business report. This brings the number of Krispy Kreme stores to 15 in the country and according to Erin Kriel, Marketing Specialist for Krispy Kreme South Africa, there will be 17 trading Krispy Kreme stores as well as 18 off-premise retail partner sites and an estimated 24 sites trading by end of the year. The company which also operates a coffeehouse…

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Krispy Kreme’s Lagos store reopens after food agency reaffirms safety operations

NIGERIA- The Consumer Protection council (“CPC”) has ordered the reopening of the Krispy Kreme after affirming the American doughnuts and coffee brand’s operations were safe and in accordance to regulations. Beverage Industry news has reported that the move came following a statement released by the food safety standards regulator, the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) stating that it was satisfied that the vital question of safe operations had been resolved sufficiently to allow operations accordingly. According to CPC’s statement, NAFDAC has pursued its regulatory process…

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Food Control agency shuts down Kripsy Kreme over expired ingredients

NIGERIA- National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) and Consumer Protection Council (CPC) have shut down Kripsy Kreme Doughnuts confectionary in Victoria Island, Lagos over use of expired fillings and imposed expiry dates, BBC reports. The move was announced after NAFDAC and CPC visited the premises to conduct a quality inspection on their products and facilities and operations. The company was accused of using expired doughnut mix and fillings used in producing doughnuts, as well as surreptitious replacement of the expiry date of materials by superimposing new expiry…

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Krispy Kreme enters Nigeria, to invest US$7m in 20 outlets

NIGERIA – Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation, an American doughnuts and coffee brand is investing US$7 million in a network of outlets as it begins its journey into the Nigerian food and beverage market, offering 16 different varieties of doughnuts, as well as Nigerian blended coffee. The company says that its expansion into the Nigerian market is expected to generate at least employment for 200 Nigerians with new outlets expected over the next few months, with the first outlet opened over the weekend in Lagos. Alexander Trotter a non-executive director of…

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