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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

Pioneer warns on South Africa outlook  12 Feb 2016

Katy Askew

South Africa's Pioneer Food Group has warned of deteriorating conditions facing food makers in the country. 

ABF tables offer for Illovo Sugar 8 Feb 2016

Katy Askew

Associated British Foods has tabled an offer to acquire the shares in South Africa's Illovo Sugar it does not already hold. 

Coca-Cola to invest in Nigerian dairy group Chi 1 Feb 2016

Dean Best

Coca-Cola Co. is to buy a minority stake in Nigerian dairy and soft drinks business Chi.

Clover Industries shrugs off price pressure in H1 1 Feb 2016

Katy Askew

South African dairy group Clover Industries said it overcame pricing pressure caused by over-supply in the first half of its financial year and forecast an increase in sales and earnings for the period.

Ethiopian dairy MB plc secures US investment 28 Jan 2016

Keith Nuthall

US investment firm Schulze Global Investments has acquired a 45% stake in Ethiopian dairy firm MB plc.

Quantum Foods mystery talks ended 25 Jan 2016

Hannah Abdulla

Mystery talks Quantum Foods has been engaged in since September which it warned could have an impact on the company's share price have now ended, the firm has revealed.

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