Africa

Puratos has ramped up its presence in Africa. Pic: GettyImages/Ridofranz

Puratos boosts food security in Africa with expanded presence

By Gill Hyslop

The global ingredients specialist has opened subsidiaries in Kenya, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia and Nigeria to cement customer relationships and localise production using indigenous raw materials, which will lessen the continent’s reliance on food imports and...

BEMA hosts virtual fundraiser to empower African women bakers

BEMA hosts virtual fundraiser to empower African women bakers

By Gill Hyslop

BEMA – Bakery Equipment Manufacturers Allied – is hosting an online event to raise money and awareness for The Women’s Bakery, which works to empower women, who produce nutritious bread for East African communities.

Lesaffre has opened a Baking Centre in Côte d’Ivoire to support a growing customer base. Pic: Lesaffre

Lesaffre inaugurates first Baking Centre in Africa

By Gill Hyslop

Yeast and fermentation specialist Lesaffre has opened a Baking Center in Abidjan in Côte d’Ivoire – its first in Africa – designed to support its growing base of customers in this region.

Ardent Mills has joined several other leading food companies to assist Partners in Food Solutions to feed Africa. Pic: ©iStock/ajansen

Ardent Mills joins partners to help feed Africa

By Gill Hyslop

The US flour-milling and ingredients company has joined General Mills, Cargill, Royal DSM, Buhler and The Hershey Company in assisting eight African countries to feed themselves.

Bosch Packaging to open offices in Africa

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Bosch Packaging officially opens two offices in Africa next year

By Jenny Eagle

Bosch Packaging will officially open two offices in Africa next year, in Nairobi, Kenya and Lagos in Nigeria to produce packaging for commodities including rice, sugar, pasta and biscuits.

East Afripack, PMMI, IPACK-IMA

Inaugural East Afripack opens in Nairobi

By Simone Hellyer

East Afripack, the first ever gathering of the processing, packaging and converting industries in the East Africa Region, will open in Nairobi, Kenya today.

FlexLink conveyors expands in South Africa

Opens sales & engineering office in South Africa

FlexLink to follow CPG industries into emerging markets

By Jenny Eagle

FlexLink, which works with Nestlé and Mondelēz, has opened a sales and engineering office in Johannesburg to support the South Africa and Sub-Sahara region with plans to expand in South America.

“Kerry’s Durban centre will support our global customers who are expanding their regional footprint...

Irish dairy group beefs up African ingredients presence

By Lynda Searby

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.

Golden Peanut invests in South African nut market

Golden Peanut invests in South African nut market

By Maggie Hennessy

Golden Peanut Co., a subsidiary of Decatur, IL-based Archer Daniels Midland Co., has acquired an 80% ownership stake in the assets of a South African peanut business and a 50% ownership stake in a South African pecan business.

Cocoa demand on the up

Cocoa demand on the up

By Charlotte Eyre

Demand for cocoa is on the up, registering compound growth of 2.7
per cent over the next three years, and most of it will come
from Africa, according to a new report.

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