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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.
South African food group Pioneer Foods has announced a joint venture with health foods firm Futurelife.
Private-equity group Fanisi Capital is investing US$2.1m in European Foods Africa Ltd (EFAL), a Kenyan food company.
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 International has started to make Oreos in Morocco after investing in a plant in Casablanca.
Glanbia has decided to quit Nigerian dairy business Nutricima, selling its 50% stake in the venture to partner PZ Cussons for GBP21m.
Unilever has announced plans to increase its stake in Unilever Nigeria from 50.4% to 75%
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