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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

Tiger Brands announces changes to top team 6 Jun 2018

Simon Harvey

South Africa-based food group Tiger Brands, which found itself at the centre of a recent listeria outbreak, said Grattan Kirk has resigned as chief growth officer of the firm's consumer goods division to ''pursue an opportunity in the retail sector''. 

Danone embroiled in Morocco boycott 31 May 2018

Dean Best

Danone's business in Morocco is being hit by a consumer boycott, said to have been spread on social media amid anger at the cost of living in the north African country.

Nestle reorganises operations in sub-Saharan Africa 30 May 2018

Simon Harvey

Swiss food giant Nestlé is reorganising its operations in sub-Saharan Africa to ensure the region stays on a sustainable growth path.

South Africa's Rhodes Food increases investment to boost brand share 25 May 2018

Simon Harvey

South Africa-based Rhodes Food Group is ploughing more funds into its business as it seeks to further increase production capacity and boost brand share.

FrieslandCampina links up with Veris to invest in Ethiopia's Holland Dairy 18 May 2018

Simon Harvey

Netherlands-based dairy giant FrieslandCampina has joined forces with Veris Investments in an undisclosed cash injection into Ethiopia's Holland Dairy.

South Africa's Libstar concludes IPO with ZAR3bn raised 8 May 2018

Simon Harvey

South African food company Libstar Holdings has raised ZAR3bn (US$238.6m) from a public offering of shares after revitalising a listing originally slated for last year.

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