Latest food news & analysis in Africa
News the South African offices of Unilever and Sime Darby were raided by competition authorities this week comes as a further evidence that...
The appointment of former Tesco UK chief Richard Brasher as Pick n Pay's new CEO last week may not be enough to turn around the fortunes of...
Having seen strong and resilient growth in established developed markets, the Fairtrade movement is increasingly turning its attention to 'S...
Olam International's acquisition of Nigerian dairy group Kayass highlights the growing investment in the country. The move contributes to Ol...
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.
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.
South African fresh and canned food processor Rhodes Food Group Holdings plans to list new shares on the Johannesburg stock exchange in a move that could raise as much as ZAR1.35bn (US$122m).
South African produce group Capespan Group has acquired a 25% stake in Hong Kong-based fruit and vegetable distributor Good View Group.
Nestle has announced plans to step up its investment in South Africa and appoint Ian Donald, formerly CEO of equatorial Africa, to the post of chairman and managing director.
Unilever is reportedly set to spend US$200m in a bid to expand its presence in Nigeria.
South African dairy manufacturer Clover Industries has witnessed a drop in annual profits on the back of a weakening currency, pressure from commodity costs and industrial action in the country.
South Africa-based farming, fresh produce and logistics group Capespan has reported higher half-year profits, helped in part by improved sales from its fruit division.
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