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Kellogg eyes long-term benefits of Africa JV

US cereal giant Kellogg announced earlier this week it has entered into a joint venture agreement to step up its presence in Africa. Kellogg...

Why war on child labour in cocoa far from won

The rise in the incidence of child labour in west African cocoa production detailed in last week's report from Tulane University is a disapp...

Child labour in cocoa on rise but some see headway

The report from Tulane University into the use of child labour in cocoa production in Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana, published last week, revealed...

Should Bel follow Morocco deal with more M&A?

French cheese giant Bel Group has made a rare acquisition in an emerging market with a deal to buy a majority stake in Safilait, the third-l...

Latest Interviews

The just-food interview: Ian Donald, Nestle Africa 5 Dec 2012

Katy Askew

The importance of expanding in emerging markets is a constant message from Nestle, a company that has one of the industry's largest footprints in the developing world. While Nestle is expanding in high-growth markets like China, the world's largest food group is looking beyond the BRICs as it establishes a presence in every quarter of the globe. In this month's just-food interview, Katy Askew spoke to the chief executive of Nestle's operations in equatorial Africa, Ian Donald, to discover how the company is working to drive long-term growth in the region.


The just-food interview – Sean Murphy, Kraft Foods 31 May 2011

Katy Askew

As it looks to expand international revenues, Kraft Foods has developed a strategy that focuses on building its business in ten "priority markets" around the world. South Africa was recently added to Kraft's emerging markets hit list and, in this month's just-food interview, Katy Humphries spoke to Sean Murphy, MD of Kraft's operations in southern Africa, about the group's plans for growth in the region.

Latest News

Poultry group Astral plans "severe cutbacks" 20 Jul 2016

John Shepherd

South African poultry group Astral Foods said today (20 July) that it plans to introduce "further and more severe cutbacks in the poultry production chain" following tougher than expected trading conditions.


Nestle Zimbabwe to import 500 dairy cows 15 Jul 2016

John Shepherd

Nestle Zimbabwe said it plans to import an additional 500 dairy cows at a cost of US$1m by the end of the year as part of the company's dairy revolving fund scheme that aims to boost milk production.


South Africa approves Nestle, R&R Ice Cream JV 14 Jul 2016

John Shepherd

The Competition Commission of South Africa has approved without conditions the proposed launch of an ice cream joint venture in the country – Froneri – by Nestle and R&R Ice Cream.


Fuchs named as next MD of South Africa's Capespan 24 Jun 2016

John Shepherd

Johan Dique, the MD of South Africa-based produce supplier Capespan Group, is to step down for health reasons.


BRF in talks for potential investment in Namibia 16 Jun 2016

John Shepherd

BRF, the Brazil-based meat processor, has visited Namibia to discuss the possibility of launching "a specific project" in the country.


Tiger Brands sells stake in Ethiopian venture 10 Jun 2016

Katy Askew

Tiger Brands is selling its 51% stake in East African Tiger Brands (EATB), its Ethiopian joint venture, to partner East Africa Group (EAG).

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