New research shows that 60% of all wild coffee species are under threat of extinction due to climate change, deforestation, and fungal pathogens and pests. Furthermore, wild Arabica coffee – the origin of the world’s most popular coffee – is now categorised...
Flavour firm Aromatech has developed a range of flavours specifically designed to appeal to African consumers based on local fruit - but European consumers looking for new, exotic tastes will also love them, it says.
Mitsubishi Electric Europe has opened a Factory Automation (FA) centre in Italy and an FA satellite centre in South Africa, to provide automation product services to Southern Europe and Africa, beginning operations April 1, 2016.
The tie-up between AB InBev and SABMiller could have consequences for public health, particularly in emerging markets such as Africa, say scientists writing in the BMJ. In response, AB InBev points to the two companies’ track records in responsible drinking...
The South Africa Competition Commission has approved, without conditions the intermediate merger whereby Amcor Flexibles South Africa (AFSA) intends to acquire the flexible packaging business of Nampak.
CEO ALAN CLARK INSISTS SOFT DRINKS CENTRAL TO SAB GROWTH STRATEGY
The Coca-Cola Company and SAB Miller have inked a deal to combine their non-alcoholic bottling operations in Southern and East Africa into a $2.9bn turnover business that will accelerate sales in 12 high-growth countries.
The opening last week of a regional development and application centre in Durban, South Africa, signals a clear intent by Kerry Foods to ramp up its focus on the fast growing sub-Saharan African region.
Nestlé has identified Africa as one of the biggest areas of opportunity for the food industry in the next ten to twenty years – both within the continent and for European food makers, according to Dr Serigne Diop, director of Nestlé’s R&D centre in...
Pernod Ricard is expanding its direct African presence by opening four new affiliate companies this year to boost strategic brands and target ‘standard’ spirit sales, potentially at the expense of beer.
Coca-Cola has announced plans to double its annual investment in Africa to $1bn and profit from the growing middle class by strengthening its non-carbonated drinks businesses in Africa, according to Reuters.
A range of African-inspired flavours for beverages are being introduced by Symrise as it taps into the growing popularity of African ingredients which offer the novelty factor as well as health benefits.