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Can cocoa supply meet future demand sustainably?

Ben Cooper looks at food manufacturers' 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

Tiger Brands to re-open plant at centre of listeria outbreak 7 Dec 2018

Andy Coyne

South African's authorities have given their verdict on a plant owned by food business Tiger Brands that was linked to a listeria outbreak.


Tiger Brands to offload stake in seafood firm Oceana Group 22 Nov 2018

Dean Best

Tiger Brands, the South Africa-based food and drinks group, is to offload a minority stake in a local seafood business.


Rhodes Food in deal for RCL's protein-snacking business 20 Nov 2018

Simon Harvey

South Africa's Rhodes Food Group, a manufacturer of meat pies to baby food and canned fruit, is planning to purchase an unnamed protein-snacking business from a local peer.


Tiger Brands helps on South Africa's "first" food-safety centre 8 Nov 2018

Dean Best

Tiger Brands, the South Africa-based business implicated in a deadly listeria outbreak earlier this year, is helping set up the nation's first centre for food safety.


Irvin & Johnson, Karan Beef referred over 'collusion' 1 Nov 2018

Dean Best

South Africa-based processors Irvin & Johnson and Karan Beef have been referred to the country's competition tribunal over allegations of collusion.


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.



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