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Analysis: S Africa's fledgling gluten-free market

The gluten-free market has taken root quickest in markets in North America and western Europe but manufacturers looking for more business op...

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...

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

Hochdorf expands in Africa with Pharmalys buy 25 Oct 2016

John Shepherd

Swiss dairy and infant nutrition group Hochdorf has signed a contract to acquire a controlling stake in local African formula manufacturer Pharmalys Laboratories.

Nestle to expand Maggi, Nido plant in Cameroon 18 Oct 2016

Dean Best

Nestle is to expand a plant in Cameroon as part of plans to build its presence in the central African country and other markets in the region.

Ajinomoto, Toyo Suisan Kaisha end Nigeria venture 18 Oct 2016

Ben Cooper

Japanese food groups Ajinomoto and Toyo Suisan Kaisha are ending their joint venture in Nigeria.

Quantum Foods warns FY earnings could fall 40% 17 Oct 2016

Dean Best

Quantum Foods, the South African poultry processor, has forecast its annual earnings could drop by as much as 40% due to pressure from raw material costs.

News of week - Mars, McCormick, Unilever 7 Oct 2016

Dean Best

This week saw Mars buy Warren Buffett's stake in Wrigley, giving the US group 100% of the chewing gum maker and consolidating its confectionery businesses. On our M&A pages, we featured how South Africa's Rhodes Food Group is looking to buy local peer Pakco, Australia's Freedom Foods Group is investing in one of its partners in China and a deal in Europe's private-label bakery sector. McCormick & Co.'s dispute in India with a venture partner headed to arbitration in India and Unilever announced a shake-up to its food R&D in Europe.

Rhodes Food Group eyes Pakco takeover 4 Oct 2016

Dean Best

Rhodes Food Group, the South African company, said today (4 October) it plans to buy local spices and condiments business Pakco.

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