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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

Sovereign takes legal advice on Country Bird bid 21 Sep 2016

Dean Best

Country Bird Holdings' bid to buy fellow South African poultry group Sovereign Food Investments has taken a fresh twist, with the takeover target claiming its suitor's move to change a key condition of its bid is illegal.


Poultry group Astral issues earnings warning 13 Sep 2016

John Shepherd

South African poultry group Astral Foods has warned that both headline earnings and earnings per share for the 12 months ending 30 September will be down between 50% and 70% compared to the previous year.


Clover "gains traction" in value-added dairy  13 Sep 2016

Katy Askew

South African food group Clover Industries said that its strategy to balance its portfolio by expanding in value-added dairy continued to "gain traction" this year. 


Quantum Foods to acquire eggs producer Galovos 12 Sep 2016

John Shepherd

South African poultry processor Quantum Foods Holdings is to acquire Mozambique-based commercial producer and seller of eggs Galovos.


New Algiers facility for Sodiaal's Candia 12 Sep 2016

John Shepherd

Algerian dairy firm Tchin Lait, a franchisee of France's Sodiaal group subsidiary Candia, has expanded production with the opening of a new UHT facility in the capital city of Algiers.


RCL Foods - S Africa poultry industry in "crisis" 31 Aug 2016

Dean Best

RCL Foods, the South African food group, has warned the country's poultry industry is in "crisis", with the company admitting it is weighing up "all options" as it looks at its own business in the sector.

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