Latest food news & analysis in Africa

Subscribe via RSSWhat is RSS?


Filter this region by country

Latest Insights

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

South Africa's Libstar revitalises plans for Johannesburg listing 9 Apr 2018

Simon Harvey

South African food company Libstar Holdings is revitalising plans to list its shares with a ZAR1.5bn (US$123.7m) offering on the Johannesburg exchange, with part of the funds to be used to pay down debt.


Lotus Bakeries to take Bear snacks production in-house 28 Mar 2018

Dean Best

Lotus Bakeries has struck a deal with Grassroots, the South African co-packer of the Belgian group's Bear snacks, to take control of the production for the brand.


RCL Foods estimates costs related to listeria outbreak 27 Mar 2018

Simon Harvey

South Africa's RCL Foods estimates it incurred costs of around ZAR75m (US$6.4m) from the country's listeria outbreak, which forced the company to issue a product recall and suspend production of its polony processed meat brand.


African countries ink free-trade deal to remove tariffs 22 Mar 2018

Simon Harvey

A free-trade deal has been agreed by more than 40 African countries for the partial removal of tariffs.


Tiger Brands extends plant closures as listeria outbreak takes toll on profits 19 Mar 2018

Simon Harvey

Tiger Brands expects to post a loss in March of as much as ZAR33m (US$2.7m) after the South African consumer foods group suspended production at another of its plants amid the listeria outbreak that has rocked the country's food sector.


PZ Cussons puts Nutricima milk business under review amid Nigeria constraints 16 Mar 2018

Simon Harvey

PZ Cussons is reviewing its Nutricima milk business in Nigeria amid ''intense competition''.



Forgot your password?