Key Technology appoints Heat and Control as exclusive food processing equipment agent in Africa

SOUTH AFRICA – Key Technology, a designer and manufacture of automation systems and processing equipment has appointed Heat and Control to be their exclusive agent to sell and service its high-performance digital sorters, vibratory conveyors, and other systems in Sub-Saharan Africa. Key Technologies headquartered in USA is a subsidiary of Duravant, a global engineered equipment company with manufacturing, sales, and service facilities. The partnership is an extension of their existing agreement with Heat and Control, currently supporting its customers in Australia, New Zealand and India. “Key Technology has a long-standing…

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Heineken opposes US$16m compensation bill to Kenyan alcohol distribution firm Maxam Ltd

KENYA – Heineken, Dutch beer marker has challenged the Kenyan High Court’s decision of slapping it with a Ksh. 1.79 billion (US$16m) compensation bill, for terminating a distributorship agreement with Maxam Ltd firm. In the appeal pending before the Court of Appeal, Heineken East Africa Import Company Ltd and Heineken International B.V. said it was dissatisfied with the High Court’s decision issued in July last year, reports Business Daily. “The learned judge erred by holding that the appellants constructively terminated the distribution agreement by appointing additional distributors despite injunctive orders.”…

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USAID, TechnoServe, Partners in Food Solutions launch food processing program in Malawi

MALAWI – Partners in Food Solutions, comprised of a consortium of world-class food industry companies has collaborated with non-profit organization, TechnoServe and the U.S. Agency for International Development to introduce the Alliance for Inclusive and Nutritious Food Processing (AINFP) in Malawi. The program, according to TechnoServe has a backing of US$1 million and is aimed to provide tailored technical advice, sector-wide training, and improved access to finance for Malawian food processing firms. It is a three-year project aimed to help food processors to weather the COVID-19 crisis, improve the quality…

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General Mills launches additional regenerative dairy pilot in USA

USA – General Mills, the maker of Yoplait, Liberté and Mountain High yogurt products, has launched a three-year regenerative dairy pilot in western Michigan, USA to support the company’s commitment to advance regenerative agriculture on 1 million acres of farmland. General Mills has partnered with consultants Understanding Ag and dairy cooperative Foremost Farms to pilot regenerative practices and provide support to participating dairy farmers. The launch of Michigan, one of the company’s key sourcing region for its fluid milk supply, marks the the third regenerative agriculture pilot that the company…

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Singapore-Dutch partnership secures funding to build indoor tech farm

SINGAPORE – Urban Farming Partners Singapore (UFPSG), an urban farming initiative partnership between Singapore and the Netherlands, has received funding support to facilitate the construction of a US$3 million state-of-the art indoor tech farm in Singapore. With the funding support, received from the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) under the Agriculture Productivity Fund (APF), the urban farming initiative said that it will take the next step towards strengthening Singapore’s food supply chain and paving the way to food security. Singapore has set an objective to achieve long-term food security by produce…

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Beyond Meat partners with Yum China to popularize meat alternatives

CHINA – Beyond Meat has partnered with Yum China Holdings, the operator of KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell restaurants in mainland China to introduce its plant-based burger in the country. The partnership will debut Beyond Burger at select KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell locations in mainland China starting June 3 this year, in a collaboration that marks the launch of Beyond Meat’s Beyond Burger in mainland China. KFC will offer the Beyond Burger as a 3-day limited time offer at five locations in Beijing, Chengdu, Hangzhou and Shanghai…

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Eat Just forms manufacturing and distribution partnership with Michael Foods

USA – Eat Just, a San Fransisco-based foodtech company has announced a partnership with Micheael Foods, a subsidiary of Post Holdings and one of the largest processors of value-added eggs to expand its plant-based Just Egg in the United States. Under the arrangement, Michael Foods will be the exclusive manufacturer, supplier and distributor of Just Egg to foodservice and food ingredient customers, a deal that further solidifies its grip in the plant-based food market after a recent partnership with Germany-headquartered Emsland Group. “We are excited about this new partnership,” said…

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UberEats enters into an exclusive partnership with Game stores to offer delivery services

SOUTH AFRICA – UberEats SA has partnered with Game Stores, a subsidiary of South Africa’s retail giant Massmart Holdings, to deliver food and essential products to customers during the nation-wide level four lockdown. The Uber Technologies-owned delivery service has signed an exclusive deal with Game, which allows customers to order Game essential products online, and have them delivered to their doorstep, reports ITWeb. Game, which has its own delivery service, says it is experiencing significantly high volumes of online orders. “The pandemic has made us rethink how we do business…

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Cadbury Nigeria approves continued partnership with Mondelez International

NIGERIA – Cadbury Nigeria’s board of directors have approved continued partnership with Mondelez International for an extended period of one year. The directive mandates the company’s management to continue business transactions with Mondelez International and all its subsidiaries and partners, as well as those associated with Cadbury Nigeria Plc itself. The board members also ratified all existing transactions that were earlier entered into with Mondelez International, its subsidiaries, and other business partners. The nature of these transactions between the two companies range from purchase of raw materials, equipment and finished…

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Unilever joins Greentown Labs to support advancements in sustainability

USA – Global consumer goods company, Unilever, has joined Greentown Labs, one of the largest cleantech start-up incubator in North America, as a Terawatt-level Partner. Unilever’s partnership with the incubator seeks to support the advancement of sustainable products and supply chains. Greentown Labs’ network of early-stage startups will now have the unique opportunity to connect and potentially collaborate with one of the world’s largest consumer goods companies. “At Unilever we have ambitious sustainable growth targets. We’re excited to be joining Greentown Labs as a partner and working with a new…

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