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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...

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...

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

RCL Foods posts FY profit, sales rise 2 Sep 2015

Hannah Abdulla

South African food company RCL Foods has reported a jump in earnings and sales for the full year.


Kellogg "opposes Pioneer, Futurelife deal" 1 Sep 2015

Dean Best

Kellogg is reportedly set to call on South Africa's competition watchdog to block a proposed deal between local companies Pioneer Foods and Futurelife.


Arla strikes JVs in Nigeria and Senegal 1 Sep 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Arla is continuing its expansion in Africa with two more joint ventures in Nigeria and Senegal.


Rhodes Food Group's Deemster buy gets green light 27 Aug 2015

Dean Best

Rhodes Food Group's acquisition of fellow South African food company Deemster has received the all-clear from the country's competition watchdog.


Mondelez adds to Dairy Milk range in South Africa 25 Aug 2015

Dean Best

Mondelez International has added to its Cadbury Dairy Milk range in South Africa with the launch of the "premium" line Silk.


General Mills to close South Africa, Taiwan sites 5 Aug 2015

Dean Best

General Mills' moves to review its production network is to take in markets outside the US, with plans to shut plants in South Africa and Taiwan.

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