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PepsiCo's Africa push may face challenges

Andy Coyne looks at PepsiCo's plans in sub-Saharan Africa after the US giant announced it is to buy South Africa's Pioneer Foods Group....

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...

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

Arla Foods to help further develop sustainable dairy industry in Nigeria 12 Sep 2019

Simon Harvey

European dairy cooperative Arla Foods has entered a commitment to help further develop a sustainable dairy industry in Nigeria. 

Unilever invests in Kenya-based plastics recycling business Mr Green Africa 2 Sep 2019

Andy Coyne

Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever has invested in a Kenya-based plastics recycling business alongside two investment organisations.

Nigeria's Sundry Foods backed by Norwegian PE firm Norfund 27 Aug 2019

Andy Coyne

Sundry Foods, a Nigerian foodservice supplier operating in the quick service restaurant (QSR) sector in its home market, has been backed by an investment business from Norway.

Global food industry M&A deals totalled $2.46bn in July 22 Aug 2019

Andy Coyne

GlobalData, a data and analytics company and just-food's parent company, has revealed the food industry M&A deals total for July.

South African ostrich meat firms Klein Karoo and Mosstrich allowed to merge 20 Aug 2019

Andy Coyne

A planned merger between two South African ostrich meat companies - Klein Karoo International and Mosstrich - has been ruled on by the country's competition watchdog.

South Africa's RCL Foods confirms FY earnings slide 16 Aug 2019

Dean Best

RCL Foods, the South Africa-based manufacturer, has given more details on the extent to which its annual earnings have fallen in the company's most recent financial year.

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