Nestlé inaugurates packaging research institute to accelerate sustainability agenda

SWITZERLAND – Nestlé has officially inaugurated the Institute of Packaging Sciences, the “first-of-its-kind in the food industry”, to further reinforce the company’s sustainability agenda. Located at Nestlé’s Research facilities in Lausanne, Switzerland, the Institute leverages […]

Nigerian Breweries unveils new sleek and stylish Heineken beer cans

NIGERIA – Heineken, through its Nigerian bottler Nigerian Breweries, has launched two new sleek and stylish 33cl cans for the packaging of its premium beer brand in Nigeria. This is part of the Dutch brewing […]

European brewers to include ingredient and calorie counts on beer labels

EUROPE – European beer producer have committed to add ingredients and calorie information on all beer bottles and cans in the EU market by 2022. This follows the recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) […]

Denmark becomes first country to ban use of PFAS in food packaging

DENMARK – Denmark will be the first country to ban PFAS chemicals which have been linked to cancer, elevated cholesterol and decreased fertility, from food packaging, starting next year. PFAS (perfluoroalky and polyfluoroalkyl substances) chemicals […]

Tanzania’s Bakhresa Group rebrands Azam wheat flour in expansion strategy

TANZANIA – Bakhresa Group, the operator of flour mills that manufacture Azam food flour brands, has rebranded its Azam wheat flour into multipurpose flour to boost market penetration. The move is part of the company’s […]

Graphic Packaging to invest US$600m to expand sustainable production capabilities

USA – Graphic Packaging, an Atlanta-based provider of packaging solutions to food and beverage industry has announced plans to invest US$600 million in expanding production capabilities. The multi million-dollar investment will be used on a […]

Ideagen launches new software for the food industry as it marks 25th anniversary

UK – Ideagen, a UK based governance, risk and compliance (GRC) software provider, has launched new and improved version of its Q-Pulse application as it commemorates the 25th anniversary of the software. Q-Pulse is used […]

Nampak eyes share buyback as sale of glass business nears

SOUTH AFRICA – Nampak, a South Africa based diversified packaging manufacturer, has said that it might use proceeds from the sale of its glass business to buy back shares from shareholders. In February, Nampak entered […]

AFMASS FoodTech – Rwanda edition

AFMASS FoodTech Conference & Expo – Rwanda edition is the first conference and exhibition targeted at the food & beverage and milling industry in Rwanda and the Great Lakes region (Uganda, Burundi, South Sudan and […]