Cargill opens US$70m North American protein headquarters

USA – Cargill has inaugurated new, state-of-the-art headquarters for its protein business operations in North America with an investment of US$70 million. The investment focuses on bringing innovative food solutions to global customers through collaboration, technology and a focus on sustainability while providing expertise in culinary and food sensory experiences. Cargill said the headquarters connects…

Chr. Hansen expands natural colors range with new Red FruitMax

DENMARK -  Global Bioscience company, Chr. Hansen has developed a new red natural colour ingredient, FruitMax to provide manufacturers with vibrant natural colour solutions. The new product aims to solve technical challenges experienced by food and beverage manufacturers in creating a stable and vibrant red colour. FruitMax finds application in several food products such as…

Campbell Soup and activist fund Third Point reach agreement after proxy fight

USA – Campbell Soup and activist investor Dan Loeb’s Third Point have announced that they have reached an agreement that will give the hedge fund two seats on the company’s board and a role in the company’s search for a new chief executive. This will see Campbell increase its Board from 12 to 14 members…

Univar secures food ingredients distribution deal with Tata Chemicals in Canada

CANADA – Global chemical and ingredient distributor, Univar and India based Tata Chemicals have announced a new distribution agreement for fermented, digestive health ingredients in Canada. Univar will be the exclusive distributor of Tata’s Fossence and Gossence prebiotic dietary fiber portfolio of ingredients for the Canadian market. These fibers are used in a wide range…

Unilever Ghana launches livelihood empowerment project for women

GHANA – Unilever Ghana has launched an entrepreneurial empowerment programme in Upper West (UW) to enhance financial stability among women. According to GNA, Unilever Ghana in collaboration with ProNet North has trained women in basic bookkeeping, financial management and savings principles under an Indian ‘Shakti’ business model. The model seeks to create livelihood opportunities for…

Plant Based Foods Association launches new plant-based certification label

USA – The US based The Plant Based Foods Association (PBFA) has unveiled a new initiative, Certified Plant Based that focuses on plant-based alternatives to animal-based foods. The programme which it claims to be the first and only plant-based food certification specifies the criteria required to make a certified plant-based food claim and has NSF…

Flipkart CEO Binny Bansal resigns after personal misconduct investigation

INDIA – Walmart owned Flipkart’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Binny Bansal has resigned from the company following an investigation into an alleged ‘serious personal misconduct’. According to the US retail giant, Binny has strongly denied the allegation and though the investigation did not find evidence to assert the allegations, it revealed a lack of transparency…

Unilever endorsed as Certified Africa Top Employer for the fourth time

AFRICA - British-Dutch transnational consumer goods company, Unilever has been recognized as the number one Top Employer in Africa at the just concluded Top Employer Institute award ceremony held in Johannesburg, South Africa. According to ThisDay, this is the fourth time the company has been named number one Top Employer in Africa, highlighting its commitment…

Walmart to offload 570 office workers onto outside company

USA – Walmart, the American multinational retail corporation is transferring 570 workers from finance and accounting department to an outside company which will help in the retailer’s financial operations. According to a New York Times report, willing workers will be hired by New York based global professional services firm, Genpact and will be based in Bentonville,…

Unilever Ghana names Gladys Amoah as new Managing Director

GHANA – Unilever Ghana, the country’s largest producer and retailer of consumer goods has appointed Mrs Gladys Amoah as the new Managing Director effective November 1, 2018. Prior to her appointment, the new MD was the Customer Development Director of Unilever Ghana, a position served since 1 November 2016, according to GNA. She succeeds Mr…