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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...

Comment: Unilever raid shows S Africa eyeing food

News the South African offices of Unilever and Sime Darby were raided by competition authorities this week comes as a further evidence that...

On the move: Brasher faces Pick n Pay challenge

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...

Focus: South-South the new direction for Fairtrade

Having seen strong and resilient growth in established developed markets, the Fairtrade movement is increasingly turning its attention to 'S...

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

Libstar interest in spices rival gets watchdog OK 18 Jun 2015

Dean Best

South Africa's competition watchdog has cleared a potential move from local food group Libstar Holdings to buy Natural Herbs and Spices.


Nestle "cutting 15% African workforce" 17 Jun 2015

Katy Askew

Swiss food multinational Nestle plans to cut 15% of its workforce in 21 African countries, according to a report in the Financial Times.


South Africa re-opens to US poultry imports 9 Jun 2015

Dean Best

South Africa is to re-open its market to US poultry imports for the first time in 15 years after a deal between the countries' governments.


Danone-backed Brookside buys Uganda's Sameer 4 Jun 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Danone-backed Kenyan dairy company Brookside Dairy has acquired Ugandan dairy company Sameer Agriculture and Livestock Limited.


Bel takes majority stake in Morocco's Safilait 29 May 2015

Hannah Abdulla

French cheese maker Bel has acquired a majority interest in Moroccan dairy firm Safilait from private equity firms Fipar Holding and Sopar.


Tiger Brands Kenya profits "manipulated" 21 May 2015

Dean Best

South Africa-based FMCG group Tiger Brands has revealed its business in Kenya saw "manipulation" of its profits in its last financial year.

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