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Can cocoa supply meet future demand sustainably?

Ben Cooper looks at food companies' efforts to put their west African cocoa supply chains on a truly sustainable footing....

Analysis: Chocolate sector's deforestation pledge

Twelve chocolate and cocoa companies, including Nestle, Mondelez International, Hershey last week announced plans to work together to "end d...

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...

Latest Interviews

Ambitious Arla remains patient with Africa - interview 14 Jun 2017

John Shepherd

With the consumption of dairy products in western countries stagnant, the world's largest processors are ramping up investment in emerging markets. European dairy giant Arla Foods is still targeting growth in countries like the UK and Germany through investment in value-added innovation but it is increasingly investing in markets like China and Nigeria. Both feature in Arla's list of priority markets, drawn up in 2015 as part of the cooperative's Strategy 2020 business plan. Arla's executive vice-president of international operations, Tim Orting Jorgensen, talks to John Shepherd about the company's recent moves in Nigeria and how, despite the country's recent economic problems, the market is a springboard for the co-op's ambitions in the wider region.


The just-food interview: Ian Donald, Nestle CEO of equatorial 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.

Latest News

South African dairy group Clover Industries in takeover talks 19 Oct 2018

Andy Coyne

Clover Industries, the South African dairy group, is in talks over a possible takeover.


Danone reveals "significant" impact of Moroccan boycott 17 Oct 2018

Andy Coyne

French dairy giant Danone has revealed that a boycott of its products in Morocco is continuing to have a marked impact on its performance there.


Tiger Brands re-opens plant implicated in deadly listeria outbreak 12 Oct 2018

Andy Coyne

South African food group Tiger Brands has re-opened a facility that was closed after it was implicated in an outbreak of listeria that killed more than 200 people.


Coca-Cola on-track to buy Nigerian dairy firm Chi outright 21 Sep 2018

Andy Morton

The Coca-Cola Co. has confirmed it is set to complete a 100% takeover of Nigerian dairy and soft drinks business Chi within the next six months.


French tinned fish specialist Chancerelle invests in second Morocco plant 19 Sep 2018

Stuart Todd

France-based tinned fish specialist Chancerelle, best known for its brand Connétable, is investing EUR4m (US$4.7m) in a second sardine processing plant in Morocco.


Lactalis snaps up infant-formula brands of South Africa's Aspen 13 Sep 2018

Simon Harvey

Lactalis has purchased the infant-formula business of Aspen Pharmacare in South Africa for EUR740m (US$860.1m), giving the France-based dairy company ownership of the Alula, Infacare and S-26 brands.



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