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Can cocoa supply meet future demand sustainably?

Ben Cooper looks at food companies' 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

Libstar Holdings in profit warning on mushroom oversupply, Sonnendal Dairies deal 20 Aug 2018

Simon Harvey

South Africa-based food company Libstar Holdings has issued a profit warning because of what it says was a nationwide oversupply of mushrooms and the impact from lower margins linked to its October merger with Sonnendal Dairies.


Tiger Brands issues profit warning after listeria outbreak, cost pressures 20 Aug 2018

Simon Harvey

South Africa-based food group Tiger Brands issued a profit warning for its annual results due to the impact from this year's listeria outbreak, which prompted the closure of a polony meat factory owned by its subsidiary, and also because of cost pressures.


US poultry gains market access to Morocco 8 Aug 2018

Andy Coyne

Morocco has agreed to accept imports of US poultry products for the first time.


Danone warns pressure on Morocco arm to continue in H2 31 Jul 2018

Dean Best

Danone is looking to new products and to its contracts with farmers to try to turn around the performance of its business in Morocco, where sales have slumped amid a boycott by consumers.


BayWa affiliate TFC enters avocado JV in South Africa 3 Jul 2018

Andy Coyne

TFC Holland, a Dutch affiliate of German trading and services group BayWa which supplies exotic fruit and vegetables, has formed a joint venture with South Africa's Afrupro Exporters.


Argentina's Arcor forms candy joint venture in Angola with Switzerland's Webcor 2 Jul 2018

Paula Krizanovic

Argentine confectionery giant Arcor is forming a US$45m joint venture with Switzerland-based Webcor Group to manufacture candy and cookies in the African country of Angola. 



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