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Comment: Unilever raid shows S Africa eyeing food

News the South African offices of Unilever and Sime Darby were raided by competition authorities this week comes as a further evidence that...

On the move: Brasher faces Pick n Pay challenge

The appointment of former Tesco UK chief Richard Brasher as Pick n Pay's new CEO last week may not be enough to turn around the fortunes of...

Focus: South-South the new direction for Fairtrade

Having seen strong and resilient growth in established developed markets, the Fairtrade movement is increasingly turning its attention to 'S...

Focus: Olam highlights Nigeria's potential

Olam International's acquisition of Nigerian dairy group Kayass highlights the growing investment in the country. The move contributes to Ol...

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

Pioneer forms "functional foods" JV 23 Apr 2015

Hannah Abdulla

South African food group Pioneer Foods has announced a joint venture with health foods firm Futurelife.


Fanisi Capital invests in Kenya's EFAL 13 Apr 2015

Katy Askew

Private-equity group Fanisi Capital is investing US$2.1m in European Foods Africa Ltd (EFAL), a Kenyan food company.


Wrigley replaces plant in Kenya for Africa push 9 Apr 2015

Dean Best

Wrigley is building a new gum plant in Kenya, replacing a site near Nairobi, as the company bids to expand its presence in the wider continent.


Mondelez starts local Oreo production in Morocco 1 Apr 2015

Dean Best

Mondelez International has started to make Oreos in Morocco after investing in a plant in Casablanca.


Glanbia quits PZ Cussons Nigeria venture 1 Apr 2015

Dean Best

Glanbia has decided to quit Nigerian dairy business Nutricima, selling its 50% stake in the venture to partner PZ Cussons for GBP21m.


Unilever to up stake in Nigerian unit 26 Mar 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Unilever has announced plans to increase its stake in Unilever Nigeria from 50.4% to 75%

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