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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

South Africa's Sovereign Foods expands operation with hatchery deal 20 Mar 2019

Andy Coyne

South African poultry processor Sovereign Foods has announced the acquisition of a facility in its domestic market.


Nestle outlines new cocoa action plan to stem deforestation 5 Mar 2019

Simon Harvey

Nestlé is seeking to end deforestation associated with cocoa production in west African countries with its latest environmental initiative.


South Africa's struggling Clover Industries snapped up by investor consortium 4 Feb 2019

Simon Harvey

A team of international investors have snapped up Clover Industries, South Africa's largest dairy company.


Tunisian olive oil firm CHO backed by investment house Gulf Capital 1 Feb 2019

Andy Coyne

CHO Company, Tunisia's largest exporter of branded olive oil, has received investment from a regional asset management firm.


Coca-Cola finalises acquisition of Nigerian firm Chi 31 Jan 2019

Dean Best

Coca-Cola Co. has finalised the purchase of a business in Nigeria manufacturing soft drinks and "value-added dairy beverages".


Clover Industries takeover talks ongoing 28 Jan 2019

Dean Best

Clover Industries' takeover talks remain live, the South Africa food-and-beverage group has revealed, three months after first announcing discussions were taking place.



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