Latest food news & analysis in Africa
US cereal giant Kellogg announced earlier this week it has entered into a joint venture agreement to step up its presence in Africa. Kellogg...
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...
The report from Tulane University into the use of child labour in cocoa production in Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana, published last week, revealed...
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...
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.
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.
Russia-based meat producer Cherkizovo has started exports of halal poultry meat to Tanzania as part of moves to expand its presence internationally.
Arla Foods has signed a deal with Nigeria's federal government to help develop the country's dairy sector.
Country Bird Holdings' bid for fellow South African poultry group Sovereign Food Investments has been judged to be "fair and reasonable", the takeover target said today (19 August).
RCL Foods, the South African group, has warned annual earnings will come in lower than those generated in the previous 12 months, hit by an impairment on its milling business and the effects of the recent drought on its sugar and chicken operations.
8 Miles, the UK-based, Africa-focused private-equity firm chaired by Sir Bob Geldof, believes its latest investment, Nigerian biscuit firm Beloxxi, can expand further across the continent.
Nigerian cracker maker Beloxxi is to expand production backed by an US$80m package of support from international investors including Germany's government-owned development bank KfW and a private-equity firm chaired by Sir Bob Geldof.
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