Nigeria’s Chellarams DMK launches new chocolate malted drink

NIGERIA - Chellarams DMK Limited, the dairy arm of Chellarams Plc in Nigeria, has launched the ‘Real Activ Chocolate Malted food drink’ adding to its Real Activ product line. Speaking during the launch of the product, Aditya Chellaram, the Chief Executive Officer, Chellarams DMK, said the product’s unique taste and nutritional profile makes it a…

Ghana’s beverage company launches new US$2.2m Tetra Pak juice line

GHANA - Kasapreko Company Limited, a manufacturer and producer of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks in Ghana, commissioned a new automated carton aseptic juice line following a US$2.2 million investment. According to the company, the juice production line will produce Kiddy Pak juice drinks to serve the young adults market, reports GhanaWeb. According to Chris Addo-Sarkodie,…

Ghana’s Niche Confectionery unveils 12 new variants in its chocolate portfolio

GHANA – Niche Confectionery Limited, a chocolate manufacturer and subsidiary of Niche Cocoa Ltd Ghana, launched 12 more varieties of its Niche Chocolate products. The company said the products include; extra dark (72% cocoa), dark (56% cocoa), milk (38% cocoa) and nine milk chocolate flavours; coconut, ginger, orange, strawberry, banana, mango, lime, honey and coffee.…

Coca-Cola launches lemon-flavoured Schweppes + C in Tanzanian Market

TANZANIA – The Coca-Cola Kwanza company, manufacturer and distributor of Coca-Cola products in the Tanzania, has launched a new lemon-flavoured Schweppes + C into its product portfolio in the country. The soft drink manufacturer said that the vitamin rich and low sugar drink was introduced as a response to the changing consumer needs who opt…

Coca-Cola introduces Orange Vanilla and Zero Sugar Coke in the US

USA – The Coca-Cola Company has said that it is set to launch its first trademark flavor innovations in over a decade- Orange Vanilla Coke and Orange Vanilla Coke Zero Sugar in the US as from February 25. The variant, which comes in a range of packaging options will be available in 12-oz. cans and…

Givaudan opens US$59.8m flavours manufacturing facility in India

INDIA – World flavors and fragrances company, Givaudan has inaugurated a new flavours manufacturing facility valued at US$59.8 million in Pune, India as it expands its capabilities in the country. The investment, which is also the company’s largest in India supports its growth ambitions in Asia Pacific, a high growth market where increasing consumer demand…

Cargill launches initiative for a sustainable red seaweed supply chain

BELGIUM – Agribusiness giant, Cargill has unveiled a new initiative called Red Seaweed Promise designed to enhance global supply chain traceability and transparency while conserving the environment. In addition to improving producers’ prosperity, the program establishes sustainability standards for sourcing red seaweed, raw material that produces carrageenan, a texturizer ingredient used in dairy, confectionery and…

India’s food delivery firm Swiggy acquihires AI start-up Kint.io

INDIA – Online food delivery platform, Swiggy has acquihired artificial intelligence (AI) start-up, Kint.io to boost its computer vision technology and consumer experience, reports ET. According to Dale Vaz, Head of Engineering and Data Sciences at Swiggy, the acquihire aims at enabling Swiggy benefit from Kinto.io’s expertise in dep learning and AI. “The team at…

Maple Leaf Foods launches pea protein-based line of meat alternatives

CANADA – The Canadian meat giant, Maple Leaf Foods has unveiled a new line of plant-based burger under the Lightlife portfolio, an alternative offering to its range of meat products. The range also consists of plant-based bratwurst sausage, Italian sausage and an alternative to ground meat. According to the company, the new products offers the…

Tanzania to establish new salt processing plant

TANZANIA -  Tanzania has unveiled plans to establish a Sh600 million (US$0.39million) salt processing plant in Hanang region as it seeks to utilise the salt pool present in the area, reports Daily News. Mr Bryceson Kibasa, Hanang District Council Executive Director, said that apart from utilising the locally available commodity, the plant will also create…