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Kellogg eyes long-term benefits of Africa JV

US cereal giant Kellogg announced earlier this week that it has entered into a joint venture agreement to step up its presence in Africa. Ke...

How global retailers target emerging markets

Global retailers have continued to expand into emerging markets, in spite of the political and economic turbulence seen in many of these cou...

Soda draws fire from food in Mexico obesity battle

Much attention has been focused on the impact Mexico's tax on soda tax introduced in January 2014 has had on consumption. Ben Cooper looks a...

How attractive could Iran be for food majors?

The easing of decade-long economic sanctions on Iran lifted could open a potentially attractive market for international food makers, with a...

Latest Interviews

Why Arla upbeat about LatAm prospects 26 May 2015

Dean Best

Arla Foods has invested significantly in overseas expansion, including in emerging markets, to look for avenues for future growth. The European dairy co-op's moves in developing markets have largely centred on Russia, China and Africa but it is also stepping up its activity in Latin America. Dean Best spoke to Arla executive vice president to find out more.

Interview: Al Rawabi's foray into functional dairy 7 Apr 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Statistics in the UAE show more than seven in ten of the country's 9.3m citizens are deficient in vitamin D. With a government keen to promote vitamin and mineral-rich diets, opportunities are opening up for food companies. Local dairy manufacturer Al Rawabi is one local firm looking to capitalise on through the launch of its "functional" dairy range. General manager Dr. Ahmed El Tigani tells Hannah Abdulla more.

Latest News

How the food industry is reacting to TPP 6 Oct 15

Katy Askew

After five years negotiations, 12 Pacific Rim countries - including the US, Japan, Australia and New Zealand - have struck a deal that will reduce tariffs and trade barriers in the region. 

China implements new safety regulations 6 Oct 15

Katy Askew

The Chinese authorities are starting to implement more stringent food safety regulations under revised laws.

BRF strikes deal for Qatar distribution assets 6 Oct 15

Helen Arnold

BRF has struck a deal to buy part of Qatar-based QNIE's frozen distribution business for US$140m, the latest move in the Brazil-based giant's international expansion.

BRF to buy certain Molinos Rio de la Plata brands 5 Oct 15

Paula Krizanovic

BRF, the Brazil-based food giant, has moved to strengthen its presence in Argentina through the acquisition of a range of brands from local group Molinos Rio de la Plata.

Sovereign Food Investments "not in takeover talks" 5 Oct 15

Richard Siddle

Sovereign Food Investments, the South African poultry group, has been forced to follow up last week's announcement it was in talks that could affect its share price by confirming the discussions do not "in any way relate to a competitor transaction".

Hershey joins PFS to support African development 5 Oct 15

Katy Askew

Hershey has signed-up to non-profit organisation Partners in Food Solutions (PFS) to support efforts to strengthen Africa's food system. 

Latest blogs

Mumbai meat ban sparks social media backlash 10 Sep 15

Hannah Abdulla

Mumbai's outraged meat-eating Indians have taken to social media after officials imposed a temporary ban on the sale of meat following a demand from the vegetarian Jain community which is observing a fast.

Nestle starts advertising push for Maggi in India 1 Sep 15

Dean Best

Maggi noodles are yet to return to shelves in India but Nestle has started to pave the way for the brand's comeback with a series of social media ads.

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