African milk processors Pearl Dairy, Blue Boat drive innovation in dairy sector with launch of new products

UGANDA – Uganda’s leading dairy processor, Pearl Dairy Farm Limited (PDFL), has expanded its milk offering with launch of its new UHT whole milk under its brand name Lato. The product launch comes days after the milk processor partnered with world’s leading food processing and packaging solutions company, Tetra Pak, to install a new Ush 9.25 billion (US$2.6m) packaging line. Leveraging on Tetra Pak’s Aseptic technology that keeps food safe and maintains its quality for a long duration of time, the new offering is said to have a shelf-life of…

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Coca-Cola Beverages Africa partners with NGOs to support communities in Ethiopia, South Africa

ETHIOPIA – Coca-Cola Beverages Africa-Ethiopia, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), Drop of Water, to provide access to clean water to more than 17,000 households. The initiative with a market investment of Birr 3 million will be undertaken through CCBA-Ethiopia’s unit, East Africa Bottling SC, in partnership with the benefiting community and local government. To be undertaken in the community of Bahirdar Zuria Woreda in the Mi’erab Gojam zone, the project will construct a reservoir and pipeline from a rehabilitated borehole. Also, it will undertake…

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Confectionery giant Kenafric sweetens its gum portfolio with launch of activated charcoal chewing gum

KENYA – Eastern Africa’s leading confectionery manufacturer, Kenafric Industries, has straightened its innovation antennas and launched Africa’s first activated charcoal chewing gum. The product dubbed ‘Fresh Active’ is a teeth cleaning powerhouse, offering great oral healthcare while leaving a lasting cooling effect that enhances fresh breath. Its launch comes after two years of research and product formulation, which has led to the introduction of a gum aimed to gives one extra boldness every time he/she indulges in it. Activated charcoal is trusted globally due to its benefits of restoring correct…

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Kenya’s ice cream, chocolate maker Glacier Products enters yoghurt market, launches new products

KENYA – Glacier Products Ltd, one of Eastern Africa’s leading ice cream and chocolate confectionery manufacturers, has expanded its portfolio with launch of a new line of yoghurt products and biscuit snack in Kenya. Expanding its market share in East Africa’s leading economy, the owner of the famous Dairyland brand is enticing consumers with its new yoghurt containing real fruits. The yoghurt is available in strawberry, vanilla, mango, blueberry, and orange flavors and unique blends of kiwi apple, peach mango, pineapple coconuts etc. coming in uniquely shaped 150ml and 550ml…

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Kenyan integrated food producer SimpliFine taps into fast growing frozen food, ready-to-cook segment

KENYA – SimpliFine, a food production company offering accessible, locally sourced meat, vegetables, baked goods and other foods to restaurants, hotels, and retailers across East Africa, is set for a rapid expansion in the Kenyan market. This follows the acquisition of Alpha Fine Foods, a Kenyan producer of premium meat products, by its parent company BlackIvy. As part of its endeavours of expanding its market share in the country, SimpliFine is launching 19 new meat and vegetarian products. These include frozen meats, prepared meal accompaniments and a range of ready-to-cook…

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Upfield introduces Altis Extra Virgin Olive Oil in Kenya promoting healthy living

KENYA – Upfield, the global leader in plant-based nutrition, has expanded its product portfolio in Kenya with the launch of Altis Extra Virgin Olive Oil. The oil, produced in Greece, is widely enjoyed in several countries across the globe, making Kenya its latest market. According to the Blue Band margarine maker, the edible oil is 100% natural olive oil made from olives by cold extraction which ensures the oil offers extensive nutritional benefits. It has low acidity, maintains natural aroma of fresh olives, green herbs and apple, combined harmoniously for…

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Endress+Hauser integrates measurement specialist SensAction AG, launches new flowmeter with enhanced reliability

GERMANY – Endress+Hauser, a Swiss-based process and laboratory instrumentation and automation supplier, has fully integrated concentration measurement specialist SensAction AG. Following the integration, SensAction AG –founded in 2008 and part of the Endress+Hauser Group since 2017 – will from now on operate as Endress+Hauser Flow Germany AG.  Chairman of the Board Stefan Rothballer said the company has been growing together with Endress+Hauser for years, and the new company name and the adapted appearance “now make this change visible.”   Endress+Hauser Flow Germany AG is a specialist in instruments for measuring concentrations in liquids that utilize surface acoustic waves (SAW).  SAW is a form of…

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Golden Penny incorporates classic Nigerian goat meat pepper soup flavour into its new noodles

NIGERIA – Golden Penny, the iconic brand of Flour Mills of Nigeria, has launched a new flavour for its noodles brand, now coming in Goat Meat Pepper Soup flavour. The new product gives consumers a taste of the classic Nigerian cuisine, which is widely enjoyed by the citizens. According to the company, the product is available across all retail stores enabling consumers to conveniently access them and whip up the scrumptious meal in just under 5 minutes. The food division of FMN, has been constantly cracking its brains to provide…

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Taiyo, Asiros partner to produce high-in-fiber fruit powders for the health-conscious consumer

GERMANY – German expert in natural dietary fibers Taiyo has partnered with Asiros, the Danish fruit powders specialist to develop a new high-fiber fruit powder range targeted at producers of health and wellness products.   The products will be marketed under BerryShield Premium Conventional and BerryShield Organic brands and will be mainly aimed at companies in the nutraceuticals sector and the food & beverage industry in the EMEA region.  Taiyo says the soon-to-be-launched health and wellness products can be enjoyed pure or processed in high-quality applications.  The production of BerryShield Premium Conventional and BerryShield Organic is timely as food and beverage formulations that offer health…

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Uganda beverage maker Hariss International expands Oner Fruit Juice offering with launch of new pack sizes

UGANDA – Hariss International Limited, Uganda’s fast-growing manufacturers of food and beverages, has fostered convenience in its drink offering with launch of additional pack size for its renowned Oner Fruit Juice. The popular drink which is available in Mango, Apple and Berries flavours, was previously coming in a 500ml PET bottle only and is now available in a family size 1 litre bottle and an ‘on the go’ 200ml bottle. The innovation was driven by the increasing market demand from a cost-friendly, convenient and functional size of the product, meeting…

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