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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

Earnings summary - Lotus Bakeries posts "record'' 2017; Pioneer Food turnover drops on commodity prices; Fraser and Neave dairy gains crimped by drinks; Savencia FY sales up on higher prices 9 Feb 2018

just-food.com

just-food presents the key metrics from company financials in bitesize format, with analyst insight and social media comment alongside graphs illustrating a business' historical performance to give you an easy-to-read digest of the numbers you need to know.


South Africa's Aspen puts infant-formula business under strategic review 29 Jan 2018

Simon Harvey

South Africa's Aspen Pharmacare is conducting a strategic review of its infant-formula business to "enhance the value'' of its nutritional division following an approach by a potential suitor last year.


South Africa conditionally backs Woodland Dairy, Fairfield Dairy merger 26 Jan 2018

Dean Best

The merger between Gutsche Family Investments, which controls Woodlands Dairy, and local peer Fairfield Diary has been conditionally approved by competition officials in South Africa.


French finance companies to support Senegalese dairy firm La Laiterie du Berger 24 Jan 2018

Andy Coyne

A group of French finance businesses are supporting Senegal dairy business La Laiterie du Berger in its bid to increase its production capacity.


South Africa to review Woodland Dairy merger with Fairfield Dairy 24 Jan 2018

Simon Harvey

South Africa's competition watchdog is expected to review a merger today (24 January) between dairy companies Woodland Dairy and Fairfield Dairy. 


Emmi ups stake in Tunisian dairy business   10 Jan 2018

Andy Coyne

Swiss dairy group Emmi has increased its stake in Tunisian dairy business Centrale Laitière de Mahdia through Kaiku, its Spanish subsidiary.



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