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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...

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...

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.

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Bell books earnings growth but margins squeezed 23 Feb 2017

Katy Askew

Swiss meat group Bell Group reported higher earnings for 2016, despite an intensifying competitive environment at home and pressure on margins from raw material costs. 


Tiger Brands to quit Kenya 22 Feb 2017

Dean Best

Tiger Brands, the South Africa-based consumer goods group, is to sell its 51% stake in a venture in Kenya, marking the end of its interest in the country.


Pioneer Foods forecasts drop in H1 earnings 22 Feb 2017

Dean Best

South African food and drink maker Pioneer Food Group expects its earnings per share for the first half of its financial year to be up to 55% lower than a year earlier.


Tiger Brands sales up in "difficult" conditions 22 Feb 2017

Dean Best

Tiger Brands has reported a 12% rise in turnover for the first four months of its financial year and in a trading environment the South Africa-based consumer goods group described as "difficult".


Podravka opens plant in Tanzania 16 Feb 2017

Dean Best

Croatia-based food group Podravka has opened a factory in Tanzania, its first plant in Africa.


Pioneer Food Group expects "year of two halves" 16 Feb 2017

Dean Best

South Africa's Pioneer Food Group has revealed pressure on sales volumes "in a number of categories" but forecast an improved performance in the second half of its financial year.

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