Wilmar embarks on construction of US$81m crude vegetable oil refinery in South Africa

SOUTH AFRICA – Construction of the R1.3 billion (US$81m) Wilmar Processing South Africa project, subsidiary of Asia’s leading agribusiness group Wilmar International is set to start this month with completion to be in April 2022. […]

International suppliers close tap on Zimbabwe’s manufacturer spear headed by legacy debts

ZIMBABWE – International suppliers of crude oil for the manufacturing of cooking oil have closed the tap on one of Zimbabwe’s biggest cooking oil manufacturer, Surface Wilmar following its failure to settle legacy debts. Lack […]

Cargill India launches ‘NatureFresh Acti Heart’ to expand edible oil portfolio

INDIA – Cargill India has launched ‘NatureFresh Acti Heart’, a healthy blended cooking oil, eying to expand increase its market share in the premium segment within two years. The new product, blended equally with Canola […]

Adani gets lenders nod for US$858m acquisition of edible oil manufacturer Ruchi Soya

ASIA – Adani group, owner of edible oil brand Fortune has received approval from lenders to acquire India’s largest edible oil manufacturer Ruchi Soya for US$857.93 million, ET Retail reported. Race to take over the […]

Bidco Land O’Lakes in partnership with Coast Feeds launches poultry centre

KENYA – Bidco Land O’Lakes, a joint venture between the oil refineries firm Bidco Africa and American Land O’Lakes has launched the first poultry centre in Mombasa, Kenya. In partnership with Coast Animal Feeds, the […]

McDonald’s to recycle used cooking oil to power its delivery trucks

INDIA – McDonald’s franchise holder Hardcastle Restaurants Pvt Ltd is recycling its own used cooking oil to make biodiesel that is used to power all its delivery trucks in Mumbai. The energy from used cooking […]

UK’s organic oils maker Groovy Food releases turmeric-infused coconut oil

UK – The Groovy Food Company, an organic oils maker, has expanded its range of organic oils by introducing a new turmeric-infused virgin coconut oil product for the UK market. According to FoodBev, the new […]

Kenya seeks to solve stalemate on dairy and oil exports to Zambia

KENYA – Kenya is expecting to host government officials from Zambia this month to deliberate on trading solutions including possibilities of exporting dairy and oil products to Zambia. Business Daily reported that although a consensus […]

Nestle’s membership suspended for failure to submit palm oil sustainability report

ASIA – Nestle, a Swiss transnational food and drink company, had its membership of industry watchdog the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) suspended as the Swiss food group when it failed to submit a […]

Agilex Fragrances acquires Fragrance West to expand presence on United States West Coast

USA – Agilex Fragrances, a company of the Firmenich Group, has announced the acquisition of Fragrance West, a leading body, home and air care perfumery house from the HORN Company. According to the company, Fragrance […]