Nestle Nigeria partners with Lagos Business School on a Sales Academy

NIGERIA - Nestle Nigeria has collaborated Lagos Business School to start a Sales Academy geared at training and equipping its employees in line with its commitment to create an environment that allows people to learn, grow and thrive in each country where it operates, ThisDay Newspaper reveals. According to the company, the academy will deploy…

Parliament approves US$10m Agro-Business financing agreement with IDA

SIERRA LEONE - Members of parliament of the republic of Sierra Leone have approved the US$10 million agro-business financing agreement between the government and the International Development Association, reports Concord. The investment aimed at improving the agro-business sector, will focus on promotion of an enabling environment and reduce the burden and constraints faced by agro-business…

Müller Milk & Ingredients completes Dairy Crest integration, appoints new CFO

UK - Müller Milk & Ingredients (MMI) CEO Patrick Müller has confirmed completion of Britain’s largest ever dairy industry integration, set out his strategy for the future of the US$1.96 billion fresh milk, cream, butter and ingredients business, and confirmed a key executive board appointment. According to the company, Brian Watson has been appointed as…

Real Foods appoints two new board members ahead of future listing plans

SOUTH AFRICA - The multi-brand food group, Real Foods has appointed two former JSE-listed company CEOs as new directors ahead of planned future listings, reports Business Day. Former Famous Brands CEO Kevin Hedderwick will join the unlisted holding company as new Group Strategic Director while Antony Ball, former Brait CEO has joined its board. Real…

Nigerian Breweries’ Corporate Affairs Director Kufre Ekanem resigns

NIGERIA - Corporate Affairs Director and member of the Executive Committee of Nigerian Breweries Plc, Kufre Ekanem has resigned from his duties effective 1st October, 2018. According to BeverageIndustryNews, Kufre is leaving to start a career at a culture, marketing and public relations consultancy firm, Philosoville Limited. A graduate of the University of Calabar, Calabar,…

Dangote Foundation devotes US$50m to tackle malnutrition in Africa

NIGERIA - The Aliko Dangote Foundation, founded by the wealthiest man in Africa, Alhaji Aliko Dangote has lined US$50 million to be invested in tackling the challenge of malnutrition in Nigeria and Africa, reports the Guardian. The initiative forms part of the foundation’s goal to not only feed but also nourish the world. It will…

Tiger Brands reopens Enterprise polony facility as Listeria fight fades

SOUTH AFRICA - Packaged goods company, Tiger Brands has reopened its ready-to-eat meat processing facility, Enterprise Foods in Germiston, months after two of its factories were shut down on listeriosis outbreak. According to Business Day, the company said it is likely to open its other facility in Polokwane once it completes refurbishments as well as…

Danone to use Nutri-Score labels on fresh dairy products in Belgium

BELGIUM – Danone, a French multinational food-products corporation, has announced the use of Nutri-Score labels on fresh dairy products in Blegium, as 46% of Belgian consumers have health as their top 1 or top 2 motivator for purchasing food and drinks. According to the company, the Nutri-Score will allow them to identify more easily the…

Carrefour joins the IBM Food Trust platform to implement food traceability standard

EUROPE - Carrefour, a European leader in food traceability through the gradual application of blockchain technology to its Carrefour Quality Line products, has joined other participants involved in building the IBM Food Trust platform. The company said that the objective of the collaboration between Carrefour and IBM Food Trust is to implement a global food…

Yum! Brands promotes Vipul Chawla to President of Pizza Hut International

USA - Yum! Brands, Inc., an American fast food company, has announced the promotion of Vipul Chawla, 50, to President of Pizza Hut International, reporting to Yum! Brands Chief Executive Officer Greg Creed, effective December 3, 2018. Chawla, who currently serves as Managing Director of Pizza Hut Asia-Pacific, will assume responsibility for driving the brand…