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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...

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...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Ambitious Arla stays patient in Africa 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 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 Africa, Zimbabwe hit by avian flu outbreaks 27 Jun 2017

Tawanda Karombo

The poultry industries in South Africa and Zimbabwe have been hit by outbreaks of avian influenza in both countries.


Thai Union Ghana site still shut after explosion 21 Jun 2017

Helen Arnold

A Thai Union Group plant in Ghana remains closed amid an investigation into what caused a fatal explosion at the site.


South Africa meat firms in 'price fixing' probe 14 Jun 2017

John Shepherd

South Africa's Competition Commission said it raided the offices of several meat suppliers in the country today (14 June) as part of an investigation into alleged price-fixing.


Mondelez launches Cadbury lines in South Africa 6 Jun 2017

John Shepherd

Mondelez International has added Cadbury Breakaway and Cadbury Fingers to its range on sale in South Africa.


Refocused Tiger Brands sets margin target 31 May 2017

Dean Best

Tiger Brands has outlined a five-year margin target as the South Africa-based food and drinks group looks to "focus" its portfolio, create a "cost-conscious culture" and become "consumer-obsessed".


Clover Industries says FY profits could halve 31 May 2017

Katy Askew

Clover Industries has warned it expects a drop in full-year profits of as much as 55% as the South African dairy group is squeezed by higher input costs and "subdued" consumer sentiment.

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