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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

Tiger Brands CFO Funke Ighodaro to leave 3 May 2016

Hannah Abdulla

South African food processor Tiger Brands has announced the exit of its CFO Funke Ighodaro.

ABF to take full control of Illovo  8 Apr 2016

Katy Askew

Associated British Foods has reached an agreement to take full ownership of South African sugar business Illovo Sugar. 

Quantum Foods warns on half-year profits 24 Mar 2016

Hannah Abdulla

South African poultry Quantum Foods has warned on its half-year profits.

Bel opens first facility in sub-Saharan Africa 23 Mar 2016

Katy Askew

Bel Group, the maker of The Laughing Cow cheese, has officially opened its first production facility in sub-Saharan Africa with a ceremony at its new plant in Côte d'Ivoire. 

Astral Foods issues H1 profit warning 14 Mar 2016

Hannah Abdulla

Astral Foods, the South African poultry group, has trimmed its forecast for half-year headline earnings per share, citing increased costs and lower demand.

Tiger Brands names Mondelez's MacDougall CEO 9 Mar 2016

Dean Best

Tiger Brands, the South Africa-based consumer goods group, has appointed Mondelez International executive Lawrence MacDougall as the company's new CEO.

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