GEA partners with Almarai Company to build a modern dairy factory in Saudi Arabia

SAUDI ARABIA – GEA, one of the largest suppliers of technology for the food processing industry, has worked with Almarai Company in Saudi Arabia to build the nation’s largest and most modern dairy processing facility. Almarai Company is the the largest dairy company in Saudi Arabia by market value. The new plant at Al Kharj…

Nestlé inaugurates new NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto in Vietnam to increase production

ASIA – Nestlé, a Swiss transnational food and drink company, has inaugurated a new NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto capsule production line in Dong Nai Province, Vietnam, expanding the Vietnamese facility production to 130m capsules per year. According to the company, the NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto capsule production line uses raw materials from high quality Vietnamese coffee beans,…

Ingredion accelerates a Cost Smart program to improve profitability and choice

USA – Ingredion Incorporated, a leading global provider of ingredient solutions to diversified industries, has accelerated its Cost Smart program designed to improve profitability and deliver increased value to shareholders. The company has accelerated the Cost Smart savings program by establishing a US$125 million target by year-end 2021 through reduction of Cost of Sales and…

Ingredion adds new potato starches to cheese portfolio to improve functionality and choice

USA - Ingredion Incorporated, a leading global provider of ingredient solutions to diversified industries, has added three functional potato starches to its processed cheese ingredient portfolio, giving manufacturers greater functionality and choice. According to the company, the CheeseApp 50, 70 and 80 enable recipe cost savings in processed analogue block cheeses while delivering the appealing…

PepsiCo India to reduce salt in snacks and pilot 100% plant-based packaging

INDIA - PepsiCo India has said it will reduce salt content in 75% of its snacks by 2025 as it looks to pilot 100% compostable, plant-based packaging for its popular brands in India this year. The food and beverages company is planning to cut the sodium content in its Lay’s snacks by 13-15% in line with…

Coca-Cola launches lemon-flavoured Schweppes +C targeting adults in Kenya

KENYA - Coca-Cola has launched a lemon-flavored carbonated drink, Schweppes +C which is enriched with vitamin C as looks forward to a new niche of mature and ‘health-conscious’ consumers, according to Business Daily. Bottled by the Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) Nairobi-Kenya plant, Schweppes +C is a great tasting, sparkling beverage with added vitamin C targeting…

Nestlé Nigeria MD Mauricio Alarcon appointed second VP of NECA

NIGERIA - Nestle Nigeria Managing Director, Mauricio Alarcon has been appointed the second vice president of Nigeria Employers Consultative Association (NECA), Beverage Industry news has reported. Alarcon, charged with key roles in the governing council and management committee, was previously involved in the direction of the association for the past one year as a member…

Bunge appoints Mark Zenuk to its Board of Directors

USA - Bunge Limited, the American agribusiness and food company has appointed Mark Zenuk, former managing partner of Tillridge Global Agribusiness Partners to its Board of Directors effective July 17. Prior to his appointment at Tillridge in 2016, Zenuk was managing director at NGP Energy Capital Management, where he led NGP’s agribusiness investment platform from…

KBL pledges to source 100% of raw materials locally for its new Kisumu plant

KENYA - Kenya Breweries Limited (KBL), a subsidiary of Diageo Plc has announced that it will source 100% of its raw materials at its new Kisumu pant locally by 2020, reported the Nation. According to the KBL Supply Chain Director Patrick Kamugi, the move was part of EABL’s Western and Nyanza raw material sourcing plan.…

RSPO reinstates Nestlé’s certificates and membership status

ASIA - The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has reinstated Nestlé S.A.’s membership following the submission of its time-bound action plan to achieve 100% RSPO certified sustainable palm oil by 2023. Nestle earlier in June had its membership of the industry watchdog RSPO suspended as the Swiss food group had failed to submit a report detailing…