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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

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

Danish Crown buys into South African foodservice sector 22 Nov 2017

Andy Coyne

Danish Crown has acquired a majority stake in the South African foodservice business Overberg Food Distributors. 

Chocolate giants sign up to deforestation accord 16 Nov 2017

Andy Coyne

Top cocoa-producing nations Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana and major confectionery companies have agreed to take action to help eliminate deforestation.

Dangote sells batch of assets to De United Foods Industries 16 Nov 2017

Dean Best

Nigerian food company Dangote Flour Mills has struck a deal to sell parts of its noodle business to local peer De United Foods Industries.

Unilever has complaint upheld in South African competition case 9 Nov 2017

Andy Coyne

Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever has had a complaint over a South African competition investigation upheld.

Kraft Heinz to sell South African JV stake to Pioneer Foods 7 Nov 2017

Andy Coyne

US food giant Kraft Heinz is to sell its 50.1% stake in South African business Heinz Foods SA to joint venture partner Pioneer Foods.

Private-equity firm Abraaj said to delay IPO for South Africa's Libstar 6 Nov 2017

Simon Harvey

Private-equity firm Abraaj Group is said to be delaying an initial public offering of shares by South African food company Libstar Holdings.

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