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Analysis: Chocolate sector's deforestation pledge

Twelve chocolate and cocoa companies, including Nestle, Mondelez International, Hershey last week announced plans to work together to "end d...

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...

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

Quantum Foods profit halved in "challenging" H1 26 May 2017

John Shepherd

South African poultry processor Quantum Foods has booked increased first-half revenue but saw profit halved in a "challenging" period where prices of key raw materials rose "significantly" as a result of drought in southern Africa.


Tiger Brands H1 sales up, profits mixed 25 May 2017

John Shepherd

South Africa-based consumer goods group Tiger Brands today (25 May) booked increased half-year sales but reported mixed profit numbers.


Danone invests in Fan Milk arm in Ghana 24 May 2017

Dean Best

Danone has added production lines at a plant in Ghana run by Fan Milk, the African business in which the French group has a majority stake.


Rhodes Food Group books improved sales, profits 23 May 2017

John Shepherd

South Africa-based Rhodes Food Group today (23 May) reported growth of 15.9% in headline earnings to ZAR126m (US$9.5m) for the six months to the end of March on increased sales.


Pioneer Food Group confirms H1 earnings tumble 22 May 2017

Dean Best

Pioneer Food Group has confirmed its profits slumped during the first half of its financial year, with the South Africa-based business citing pressure from maize costs.


Pioneer Food Group names Felix Lombard as CFO 19 May 2017

Ben Cooper

Pioneer Food Group, the South Africa-based food and drinks group, has appointed Felix Lombard as its new chief financial officer.

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