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Can plan to tackle child labour in cocoa work?

Attempts to tackle child labour in cocoa have over-promised and under-delivered. Could a new plan from multi-stakeholder body International...

Why Nestle’s Fairtrade move is wrong

just-food's Ben Cooper sets out his opposition to Nestlé's decision to end Fairtrade certification for its flagship KitKat choco...

Tiger Brands earnings slump - key takeaways

South African FMCG major Tiger Brands reported a poor set of first-half results this week amid price pressures and Covid-19. Simon Harv...

Progress on child labour in cocoa but more to do

Ben Cooper welcomes the progress Nestlé is making on tackling the use of child labour in the cocoa supply chain but stresses the comp...

Latest Interviews

"We want to transform the sector" – Mondelez's Cathy Pieters on snacks giant's Cocoa Life programme, its progress and challenges ahead 19 Jun 2020

Ben Cooper

In 2016, Mondelez ended Fairtrade certification for Dairy Milk and forged a new tie-up with Fairtrade through its own sustainability platform Cocoa Life. What happened next?

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.

Latest News

Kenyan fresh food supplier Kakuzi suspended by Tesco following abuse claims 12 Oct 2020

Andy Coyne

Kakuzi, a Kenya-based supplier of avocado, pineapple and macadamia nuts, has initiated an investigation into serious abuse claims on its estates.

Astral Foods CEO Chris Schutte hospitalised after accident 22 Sep 2020

Simon Harvey

Chris Schutte, the chief executive of South African poultry processor Astral Foods, was admitted to hospital last weekend after he was involved in a motorcycle accident.

African Pioneer Marine acquires South Africa pilchard brand Glenryck 16 Sep 2020

Andy Coyne

South Africa-based fish producer Pioneer Fishing, part of the African Pioneer Marine (APM) group, has snapped up a local canned fish business.

South African poultry processor Astral Foods issues profit warning 14 Sep 2020

Simon Harvey

South African poultry processor Astral Foods has issued a profit warning, partly due to costs associated with Covid-19.

FrieslandCampina, Egypt's Domty sign agreement to target Africa cheese market 7 Sep 2020

Simon Harvey

Dutch dairy giant FrieslandCampina and Egypt's Arabian Food Industries plan to explore joint opportunities in cheese.

EBRD supports expansion of cheese maker Land’Or in Morocco and Tunisia 4 Sep 2020

Simon Harvey

An international investment bank is supporting the dairy industry in Tunisia and Morocco through a loan for two projects.

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