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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

Quantum Foods FY profits up despite lower sales 26 Nov 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Annual profits have improved at South African poultry processor Quantum Foods despite a fall in sales.

Pioneer Foods posts FY sales, profit rise 25 Nov 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Pioneer Foods, the South African group, has reported an increase in annual sales and earnings.

Rhodes Food Group posts FY profit, sales jump 24 Nov 2015

Hannah Abdulla

South African convenience foods maker Rhodes Food Group has reported a rise in full-year profits on the back of increased sales.

Tiger Brands sales up but profits fall on Nigeria 19 Nov 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Tiger Brands today (19 November) posted higher annual sales but booked a fall in profits resulting from an impairment charge on its business in Nigeria, to which the South African group announced it was cutting off funding earlier this week.

South Africa, US sign poultry veterinary deal 18 Nov 2015

Dean Best

The South African government today (17 November) announced a deal with Washington over avian flu, with Pretoria claiming the deal is a "significant milestone" towards securing preferential access for its exporters to the US market.

Tiger Brands mulling options for Nigeria arm 17 Nov 2015

Hannah Abdulla

South African food group Tiger Brands has pulled funding from its Nigerian arm and is mulling options for its share in the business.

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