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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

South Africa edible oil firms raided 8 Dec 2016

Dean Best

Five edible oil companies operating in South Africa, including Singapore-based agri-food giant Wilmar International, have been raided as competition officials investigate claims of price-fixing.


Poulina, Casa Grains to build Africa abbatoirs 8 Dec 2016

Stuart Todd

Tunisia-based poultry company Poulina Group and Moroccan meat processor Casa Grains are to expand their production operations in their domestic markets.


Clover restructure targets value-added dairy 7 Dec 2016

Katy Askew

South African dairy group Clover Industries is restructuring its business to increase its focus on value-added categories and limit its exposure to commoditised products. 


Puratos and Bidcorp confirm South Africa baking JV 7 Dec 2016

John Shepherd

Belgian ingredients firm Puratos has agreed to form a joint venture with South Africa-based foodservice group Bidcorp to develop new products targeting opportunities in South Africa's baking industry.


Nigeria looks to boost local dairy industry  2 Dec 2016

Katy Askew

The government of Nigeria has signed a memorandum of understanding with local dairy company L&Z Integrated Dairy Farms in a bid to "develop" the local dairy sector by modernising practices employed by travelling Fulani herdsmen. 


South Africa's RCL Foods to cut over 1,000 jobs 1 Dec 2016

Dean Best

RCL Foods is to axe over 1,000 staff as the South African food group battles tough trading conditions in the country's poultry industry.

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