Coca-Cola unveils plans for new health conscious beverage line in Kenya

KENYA – Soft drink manufacturer, Coca-Cola has unveiled plans to expand its product portfolio in Kenya with a key focus on an increasingly health-conscious consumer base even as it expects warmer weather to drive sales this year. Coca-Cola company regional general manager, Ahmed Rady, said that it was lining up a number of new drinks…

Kenya to open US$10.7m banana processing factory

KENYA – The Kenyan government is set to open a banana processing factory, a project that aims at improving value addition to the commodity, reports Business Daily. The factory will be located on a 10 acres piece of land within the Kisii Agricultural Training Center, at a cost of US$10.7 million grant provided by the…

Zimbabwe’s President inaugurates Innscor’s Prodairy Milk Processing Plant in Ruwa

ZIMBABWE - President Mnangagwa has commissioned a new Prodairy Milk Processing Plant in Ruwa, Zimbabwe that will aid the country in addressing milk consumption gap. According to the Herald, the new facility which is a division of a consumer goods focused group, Innscor Africa Holdings becomes Zimbabwe’s third UHT Processing Plant after Dairibord and Dendairy.…

Ethiopia’s Nared Trading invests US$5m in a new water bottling plant

ETHIOPIA - Nared General Trading, an Ethiopian pharmaceuticals import and wholesale company has invested US$5.01 million (140 million Br) to set up a new water bottling company in Chacha Wereda, Amhara Regional State. According to AddisFortune, the plant was constructed at a cost of US$2.15 million on 20,000Sqm land and is expected to be fully…

Campbell launches on-the-go Well Yes! Soups in the US market

USA – The American producer of canned soups Campbell’s has announced the launch of a new range of on-the-go, convenient soups, Well Yes! in the United States targeting health trend among consumers. The new products are available in convenient grab-and-go packaging, in five delicious flavours to provide healthier snack options for especially consumers with busy…

Chi Ltd introduces Hollandia Choco Malt in 180ml Pack

NIGERIA – Nigeria’s largest juice company, Chi Limited has launched its ready-to-drink Hollandia Choco Malt in 180ml pack size with an intention to provide an entry point for adults and upsize for kids. Beverage Industry News reports that the new pack builds on the commercial success of the brand following its launch in the year…

Buhler and Microsoft partner to launch digital service for optimizing food and feed processing

SWITZERLAND - Uzwil based technology company has in partnership with Microsoft launched MoisturePro at Microsoft’s annual Ignite Conference, a cloud based framework for digital services in the food and feed processing industry. Powered by Bühler Insights platform, the digital service can reduce energy consumption for industrial drying processes, thus checking on the customers’ energy costs…

Muller unveils ‘convenient’ FRijj range with longer shelf life

UK - Muller has released a reformulated FRijj range of milkshake, which has a longer shelf life for convenience stores and food service businesses in the UK. The new FRijj is available in 900ml bottles, larger shareable portions that can keep long when put in the fridge. The longer-lasting ambient recipe for its FRijj range…

Key Technology launches VERYX, a high-capacity digital sorter

US - Key Technology has launched a high capacity digital sorter, the VERYX B210, state-of-the-art electronic sorting machine to serve unique and specific needs of the food processing industry. VERYX B210 machine can recognize color, size, shape and structural properties with ability to eliminate foreign objects and product defects thus, improving quality of the final…

Grupo Bimbo unveils ‘Bimbo Solar’ for sustainable energy

MEXICO - Grupo Bimbo has unveiled a new energy self-sufficiency system, ‘Bimbo Solar’ in its environmental commitment to ensure sustainable development for a better and safe world. Bimbo Solar adds to its power production grid, generating 3.7MW of energy thus reducing its annual carbon emissions by 2,500 tonnes of carbon dioxide. According to the company,…