Finish packaging group Huhtamaki inaugurates US$26.03m packaging plant in Egypt

EGYPT – Huhtamaki, a global food packaging firm based in Finland, has inaugurated a new state-of-the-art flexible packaging facility in Egypt at an investment worth US$26.03 million. The food and drinks packaging major said that investment is expected to serve the Egyptian market as well as export market into other African countries as well as…

Ardent Mills to build new US$62m flour mill and grain storage facility in US

USA – Ardent Mills, supplier of flour and specialty products for the bakery industries is set to build a new flour mill and grain storage terminal at Port Tampa Bay, in the state of Florida. According to Tampa Bay Times, the company plans to spend about US$62 million in the construction of the plant which…

Lesaffre opens new baking center in Austria dedicated to industrial customers

EUROPE – The French yeast manufacturer, Lesaffre has inaugurated a new Baking Center dedicated to serving industrial customers in the baking industry in Austria. The company said the center will mainly focus on development of new products and processes to meet the growing demand for novel ingredients in the baking industry. It further expands its…

Coca-Cola Amatil launches venture capital arm Amatil X in Indonesia

ASIA – Coca-Cola Amatil has announced that it will launch its corporate venture capital arm Amatil X in Indonesia as it looks to accelerate innovation and investment in local startups. Launched last year, the venture arm aims to provide digital startups with a platform to grow while providing innovative solutions for the development of the…

Fairlife to build US$200m dairy production facility in the US

USA - Coca-Cola’s brand of ultra-filtered milk, Fairlife has unveiled plans to build a new production facility worth US$200 million in Arizona, US with a goal to expand its production facilities. The new 300,000 square foot production and distribution facility will enable the company expand production of different dairy-based beverages at its production plant in…

Arla Foods launches DANO Coffee flavored milk in Ghana to grow its portfolio

GHANA – Multinational dairy company, Arla Foods Limited, has launched a new variant under its DANO brand the ‘DANO Coffee flavoured milk’ as it continues to consolidate its market share in the growing dairy products segment in Ghana. Speaking during the launch, Mawusi Mawuenyefia Marketing Manager of Arla Foods Ltd, stated that DANO Coffee seeks…

ADM opens ‘high-tech’ animal nutrition facility in North America

USA – Global agribusiness commodities company, Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) has inaugurated new animal nutrition facility to expand its feed production capabilities in North America. Located Quincy, Illinois, the state-of-the-art facility positions the company as a global leader in value-added products and solutions for both production and companion animals. It is the fourth cutting-edge…

Guinness Nigeria launches ‘Baileys Delight’ to expand its product portfolio

NIGERIA - Guinness Nigeria Plc, a subsidiary of Diageo Plc, has launched the ‘Baileys Delight’ a new product to alcoholic beverage line up as it seeks to grow its product portfolio in the highly competitive market. The beverage producer described the new product as “a light and lush cream liquor which blends the luscious taste…

Juice manufacturer Kevian Kenya expands portfolio into energy drinks

KENYA - Kevian Kenya, a Kenyan based juice producer, has now ventured into the production of energy drinks in a move that seeks to expand its product portfolio. The producer of the renowned Afia and Pick N’ Peel juice brands said it has started producing three variants of its new ‘Afia Energy Drink’ which include…

Seed Co Zimbabwe unveils new drought-tolerant seed cultivars

ZIMBABWE - Seed Co Limited, a leading producer and marketer of certified seeds, through its Zimbabwe’s subsidiary, Seed Co Zimbabwe, has launched two new drought-tolerant maize seed varieties aimed at maximising production under dry conditions. Addressing farmers and other stakeholders in the agriculture industry at Rattray Arnold Research Station, Seed Co managing director, Mr Denias…