Upfield commits to sustainable development of shea sector, joins Global Shea Alliance

GHANA – Upfield, the global leader in plant-based nutrition and the leading producer of plant-based margarines, spreads and cheeses has joined the Global Shea Alliance (GSA). The company has also registered as a GSA sustainability partner, committing to promoting the sustainable development of the shea sector. GSA is a non-profit industry association with 560 members from 35 countries, including women’s groups, brands and retailers, suppliers, and NGOs, headquartered in Accra, Ghana. Through public-private partnerships, the alliance promotes industry sustainability, quality practices and standards, and demand for shea in food and…

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Blue Band brand expands portfolio with launch of instant porridge

Company name: Upfield Holdings Product type: Instant porridge Innovation: New product Upfield Holdings, the manufacturer of the Blue Band margarine has launched new instant porridge, a first of its kind in the Kenyan market. The plant-based, whole milled composite flour is fortified with 10 vitamins and 5 minerals, offering consumers a nutritious breakfast meal. Marketed under the brand name Blue Band, the porridge is prepared in under two minutes by mixing the flour with hot-water, properly stir it and it is ready to be served!

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Upfield to build new production facility for plant-based spreads and vegan cheese

CANADA – Upfield has announced plans expanding its Canadian operations with a new production facility in Brantford, Ontario for plant-based spreads and vegan cheese and is expected to open at the end of 2021, in line with the firm’s growth strategy. The new state-of-the-art facility in Brantford will provide expanded capacity as well as the technical and production efficiencies required to support its growth. “Brantford is very pleased to welcome Upfield to our community”, said Brantford Mayor, Kevin Davis. “The City’s Economic Development staff, Mayor’s Office and Ward Councillors worked…

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