Namibia’s MeatCo to cut 650 jobs for sustainable operations

NAMIBIA - MeatCo, Namibia’s meat processing company has said that it plans to cut down up to 650 jobs as a move to ensure sustainable operations as a result of economic downturn in the country, reports the Namibian. Employees were encouraged to apply for an early voluntary retirement as a precautionary measure. The company said…

AB InBev’s Eagle Lager launches ‘Lima Nawa’ initiative to boost farmer productivity

NAMIBIA - Eagle Lager, a subsidiary of AB InBev has unveiled an initiative dubbed 'Lima Nawa' in the northern part of Namibia that aims at improving farmer productivity and provide a market for their yields. The world brewer is seeking to promote production and availability of the Eagle Lager in the local market while using…

Namibia opens market for US poultry meat and poultry products

NAMIBIA - Namibia has opened its market to processed and unprocessed poultry meat and poultry products from the United States, according to USDA’s GAIN June 1, 2018 report. The country will import US poultry products from establishments approved for export by USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). While Namibia imported 29,500 tonnes of broiler…

Grocery retailer Choppies expands into Mozambique, Namibia

SOUTH AFRICA - The Botswana based grocery retailer, Choppies Enterprises Ltd has started operations in Mozambique and Namibia, as it looks forward to expand its footprint into the rest of Africa. According to Business Day, the retailer said it was gaining market share in South Africa where it has witnessed significant improvement especially in the…

Namibian beer brand Windhoek re-emerges in Kenya with a new partner

KENYA - One of the brands belonging to the Namibia Breweries Limited, Windhoek has returned into the Kenyan market, but this time with a new partner, Kapari Limited, a Kenyan importer and distributor of wines and spirits. Business Daily reported that the come-back came after the brewer terminated its initial distribution agreement with East Africa…

Namibia records its first fatal case of Listeriosis

NAMIBIA- Namibia has reported its first case of Listeriosis, a food safety concern that has swept across almost the entire meat industry chain in the neighboring South Africa. Namibia’s Health Minister, Bernard Haufiku gave the announcement to Namibia’s parliament saying that the victim was a 41-year-old man who succumbed to death after being hospitalized at…