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The Nestlé Nutrition Institute Africa enables training of more than 100 healthcare professionals
15-11-2017 | 11:45:00
On November 9 and 10, 2017, two scientific symposiums were held in Yaoundé and Douala to mark the end of the training of 106 Cameroonian healthcare professionals in the postgraduate program in pediatric nutrition at the Boston University Medical School in the United States.
[Nigeria] Dangote donates N.5b to Kano traders
08-11-2017 | 11:34:00
Succor came the way of the over a thousand hitherto dejected traders affected by the Kano Market fire disasters few months ago as the renowned business mogul, Aliko Dangote made good his promise and donated N500m to rehabilitate them.
Nestlé and Ghana Nutrition Society work to promote food fortification
06-11-2017 | 12:15:00
Nestlé Ghana in collaboration with the Ghana Nutrition Society has held a nutrition workshop to foster stronger collaboration to address micronutrient deficiencies in Ghana.
Four African States apply for Fisheries Transparency Initiative membership
02-11-2017 | 14:09:00
Guinea, Mauritania, Senegal and the Seychelles have informed the FiTI Secretariat of their desire to join the Fisheries Transparency Initiative (FiTI).
Cape Town winemakers look for trade opportunities in Democratic Republic of Congo
02-11-2017 | 06:33:57
Two Cape Town winemaking companies are optimistic that the Investment and Trade Initiative (ITI) to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will give them an opportunity to expand their footprint to the DRC and neighbouring countries.
[Nigeria] Hilton and Transcorp Hotels sign 20 year extension for Transcorp Hilton Abuja management
31-10-2017 | 14:07:32
Hilton and Transcorp Hotels Plc, a subsidiary of Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc have signeda 20-year extension to the current agreement to manage the iconic Transcorp Hilton hotel in Abuja.
MTN, Dangote, Coca-Cola lead top 50 Brands Nigeria 2017 Ranking
30-10-2017 | 12:45:00
Telecommunication provider, MTN has led the 2017 Top 50 Brands Nigeria for its innovation, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), online engagement, national spread, and brand popularity.
Nestlé and the Ministry of Public Health organize a forum on nutritional challenges in Cameroon
26-10-2017 | 09:38:14
Nestlé Cameroon and the Ministry of Public Health have organized a forum on the theme: “responding to the nutritional challenges in Cameroon."
AfDB’s agricultural transformation strategy to guarantee 513 million tons of additional food production
23-10-2017 | 09:38:00
The African Development Bank has developed a new initiative called the Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation initiative – a knowledge- and innovation-based response to the recognized need to scaling up proven technologies across Africa.
[South Africa] Mars Consumer Products Africa awards DHL warehousing and distribution contract
18-10-2017 | 15:29:00
Mars Africa, the South African-based division of Mars Incorporated, a global family-owned food business, and DHL Supply Chain South Africa, the world's largest contract logistics company, have signed a contract that will see DHL providing warehousing and distribution services for a number of Mars products.
Growing Russian demand for South African wines open opportunities for local producers
18-10-2017 | 08:43:00
The increase in the demand for the South African wines in Russia provides a good opportunity for the local companies to penetrate the Russian market.
Nigerians seek next level shopping experience - Nielsen findings
16-10-2017 | 09:45:00
Despite Nigeria’s retail sector being dominated by independent formats like Open Markets and Kiosks in terms of absolute store numbers, modern trade formats like Supermarkets and Hypermarkets are stepping up to fulfil the needs of consumers.
[Startup Interview] Kyei Faried Owura, Founder, Edwa Global Company, Ghana
12-10-2017 | 11:13:24
Kyei Faried Owura is the brains behind Edwa Global Company, a Ghana based startup revolutionizing food purchase online in the local and international markets while creating jobs for farmers and players across the value chain.
[Column] Bob Koigi: A trillion dollar African food market is only a commitment away
12-10-2017 | 11:00:24
On average fertilizer use most African countries is less than 10 percent of the world’s average with fertilizer access by especially smallholder farmers seems to be the biggest headache.
Nestlé Professional to provide Innscor Kenya with beverage solutions through Alegria vending technology
11-10-2017 | 12:25:00
Nestlé Professional, the out-of-home arm of Nestlé, has entered into a partnership with Innscor Kenya Limited to provide the latter with beverage solutions to its consumers through Nescafé Alegria vending technology.
Coca-Cola and AB InBev complete transition of majority ownership in Coca-Cola Beverages Africa
05-10-2017 | 15:48:00
The Coca-Cola Company and Anheuser-Busch InBev have announced today that they have completed the transition of AB InBev’s majority interest in Coca-Cola Beverages Africa.
Hyatt set to double the number of hotels In Africa by 2020
05-10-2017 | 10:00:00
Hyatt Hotels & Resorts plans to double the number of Hyatt hotels in Africa, with six new hotels expected to open by 2020.
[Interview] Thiagarajan Ramamurthy, CEO, Bidco Africa
04-10-2017 | 13:24:00
Thiagarajan Ramamurthy, TRM, is a name synonymous with strategy and tact. He has been a formidable juggernaut in retail and manufacturing industries across Africa.
Cost Plus World Market launches CRAFT Africa Collection in select stores and online
03-10-2017 | 07:28:00
Cost Plus World Market® has launched its latest focused collection of artisan crafts with CRAFT Africa Collection, in select stores and online.
Malawi Productivity Programme to launch $1.8m cooking oil centres to bridge national shortfall
26-09-2017 | 13:10:52
The Malawi Enterprise Productivity Enhancement (MEPE) is set to open two cooking oil centers of excellence in Mchinji and Phalombe districts.
[South Africa] Unilever opens new Africa Hub in Johannesburg
25-09-2017 | 15:12:32
Unilever has set up a new Africa Hub office as the latest move in an ongoing drive to grow its business across the African continent and help create a Brighter Future for Africa with its portfolio of iconic brands.
[South Africa] Steinhoff Africa Retail lists in Johannesburg Stock Exchange
22-09-2017 | 15:04:00
Steinhoff Africa Retail has listed in the Broadline Retailers sub sector on the main board of the JSE. Steinhoff Retail Africa (STAR) is the 14th company to list on the JSE this year.
QNET to boost direct selling and create entrepreneurship opportunities in Tanzania
22-09-2017 | 15:00:00
QNET, a company of Asian heritage and a part of the $200 billion global direct selling industry has entered the buoyant direct selling sector in Eastern Africa.
Nestlé Kenya re launches Milo with new formulation
12-09-2017 | 08:02:00
Nestlé Kenya has announced the re-launch of MILO, the very popular cocoa and malt beverage, with a new formulation, Activ-Go.
Indian entrepreneurs to invest in Rwanda with focus on food processing, renewable energy and ICT
06-09-2017 | 08:10:00
Over 200 Indian entrepreneurs have expressed interest investing in Rwanda’s various business projects including food processing, renewable energy and ICT.
[Interview] Paul Langlois-Meurinne, CEO and Co Founder, Optimetriks, Kenya
24-08-2017 | 13:53:00
Paul Langlois-Meurinne is the co-founder and CEO of Optimetriks, a company that has developed an innovative data collection crowdsourcing platform to help Fast Moving Consumer Good companies and institutions monitor their distribution in Africa at outlet levels.
Fashionomics Africa moving the continent up the textile and clothing value chain
23-08-2017 | 13:00:00
Stakeholders in the textile and clothing industry have described Fashionomics Africa as a veritable platform to tap Africa’s huge potential for fashion.
[Startup Interview] Hope Okoronkwo, Founder, L’insoumis Ghana Ltd
18-08-2017 | 09:11:00
Africa Business Communities interviews Hope Okoronkwo, the founder and CEO of L’insoumis Ghana Ltd. The startup has cut a niche in the menswear business targeting executives.
American gourmet burger concept Burgerim ventures into Egypt
17-08-2017 | 11:27:00
As one of the fastest growing international burger franchises, Burgerim is already in 16 countries and are now adding locations in Egypt and the UAE.
[South Africa] EcoSlips launches ecofriendly transaction slips to replace paper
02-08-2017 | 15:32:10
EcoSlips is launching a new disruptive service to forever get rid of paper-based transaction slips. Retailers are now able to link their point-of-sale systems to EcoSlips and send transaction slips digitally from any pay point to consumer cell phones.
[Startup Interview] Nena Okeke, Founder, Tai-tas Insperasa, Nigeria
02-08-2017 | 14:13:00
Nena Okeke is synonymous with resilience and diversity. Having set up her startup in 2008, it took her six years to see it finally up and running.
Twiga Foods raises $10.3m in Series A investment round
01-08-2017 | 07:23:26
Twiga Foods, the Kenyan business-to-business food supply platform announced today that it has successfully raised a Series A funding round including $6.3m in equity and $4m in debt instruments.
[Column] Flora Mutahi: What does a declining retail sector spell out for our country?
31-07-2017 | 12:10:52
I am not certain that we, as a nation, have fully grasped the extent to which a declining retail sector can negatively impact our entire economy.
FAO teams up with AUC to spearhead Africa’s response against Fall Armyworm
18-07-2017 | 09:18:00
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the African Union Commission have agreed to collaborate on an immediate response to manage and control the fast-spreading Fall Armyworm (FAW) outbreak in Africa.
Ethiopia earns $866m from coffee export
17-07-2017 | 13:10:00
Ethiopia earned 866 million USD exporting 221,000 tons of coffee during its last fiscal year. According to Ethiopian Coffee & Tea Development and Marketing Authority, it has accomplished 92 per cent of its set goal to increase coffee exports.
[South Sudan] Small businesses to build resilience with UNIDO, Japan project
14-07-2017 | 08:06:00
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Government of Japan have launched a project to increase resilience and self-help capacities of South Sudan communities.
BizVibe introduces platform to better connect global buyers with suppliers of African fabric
13-07-2017 | 12:13:45
BizVibe, a smart b2b networking platform for global b2b buyers and suppliers, has announced the next generation of its b2b networking platform for Africa’s textiles industry.
Sierra Leonean Science Graduate Partners with London Restaurateur to Launch New African Supper Club
11-07-2017 | 12:44:39
Growing up in Sierra Leone and emigrating to England in her youth, Sylvia Browne has always enjoyed the West African cuisine and culture of her homeland.
[South Africa] Massmart supports local manufacturers through private label development
04-07-2017 | 10:29:44
Since inception, Massmart’s Supplier Development Programme has supported as many as 32 small local manufacturers gain access to market and form part of the broader Massmart supply chain.
[Kenya] The Abraaj Group acquires Java House coffee chain from Emerging Capital Partners
04-07-2017 | 08:25:16
The Abraaj Group, a leading investor operating in growth markets, announced that it is set to acquire a 100 per cent stake in Java House Group East Africa’s leading coffee-led casual dining chain.
[South Africa] Kaap Agri lists on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange
27-06-2017 | 10:04:00
Kaap Agri Limited has listed in the “Speciality Retailer” sector of the JSE’s Main Board. Kaap Agri is the 7th company to list on the JSE this year.
Zimbabwe launches Beef and Leather Value Chain Technical Assistance Project
26-06-2017 | 08:59:48
The official launch of Zimbabwe’s Support to Beef and Leather Value Chain Technical Assistance Project took place on June 15th, 2017 in Harare, attracting more than 100 participants.
New equipment to boost safety and quality of Kenyan food
21-06-2017 | 08:32:00
Kenyan food is set to be safer than ever after the European Union made available state-of-the art equipment that will enable national food control authorities to test the quality and safety of a wide range of food products.
AfDB President Adesina receives Life-time Award for Child Nutrition
15-06-2017 | 10:03:16
The President of the African Development Bank Group, Akinwumi Adesina, was honored with the 2017 Gene White Lifetime Achievement Award by the Global Child Nutrition Foundation in Washington D.C., on Tuesday, 13 June 2017.
VLCC launches festival of beauty across Africa and Middle East
15-06-2017 | 07:19:00
VLCC, a leader in slimming and beauty across Middle East and Africa,has announced the launch of a 45-day-long initiative titled ‘Festival Of Beauty’ starting from June 10 until July 15.
Angola to Explore Business Opportunities in Agriculture, Dairy, Meat, Oil and Gas and Mining - Report
09-06-2017 | 14:37:00
Angola is one of the fastest growing and most promising economies in Africa. Angola's high GDP growth is driven by high international oil prices.
Lexta Ghana Limited set to expand operations in Africa
09-06-2017 | 13:34:47
Lexta Ghana Limited (LGL), producers and suppliers of Yazz range of products and Hooch Foods has announced plans to grow its presence in Africa after successfully setting up shop in Liberia.
[Interview] Adwoa Hagan-Mensah, Founder, Eat Jollof, UK
01-06-2017 | 13:15:00
When the world thinks of fine-dining, African food is not often at the top of the list of cuisines to be considered, something which Ghana-born Adwoa Hagan-Mensah is working hard to change.
Hong Kong bans import of poultry meat and products from Democratic Republic of Congo
31-05-2017 | 11:05:00
The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department has banned the import of poultry meat and products, including poultry eggs from DR Congo following outbreaks of high pathogenic H5 avian influenza
[Nigeria] Dangote to spend 10 billion dollars on rice cultivation, gives tools to block makers
30-05-2017 | 02:53:00
The Dangote Group shone at the just concluded 2017 Gateway Trade fair which was held in Abeokuta, emerging as the second most patronised exhibitor.
[Nigeria] OGUNCCIMA lauds Dangote Group’s collaboration as Group’s subsidiaries offer products at subsidised prices
23-05-2017 | 08:44:00
The Ogun State Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (OGUNCCIMA) has commended the Pan African Conglomerate, Dangote Group for its giant strides in economic development of the country through massive investments in several sectors of the economy describing the feat as worthy of emulation by other Nigerians.
[Column] Bob Koigi: Pause and reflect on role of inputs in breaking hunger cycle
12-05-2017 | 08:48:46
On average Kenya imported around 500,000 metric tons of fertilizer each year to sate growing demand by farmers both large and small scale, emerging as the second largest fertilizer market in Africa after South Africa in overall tonnage.
GBfoods, Jumbo's Owners, Helios form Joint Venture to create a Pan-African Food Products Company
03-05-2017 | 09:05:00
GBfoods, a leading multinational food company headquartered in Barcelona, and Helios Investment Partners, a premier Africa-focused private investment firm, have partnered to create one of Africa's largest FMCG businesses.
Guinness Nigeria releases Q3 result
01-05-2017 | 09:30:32
Guinness Nigeria Plc, the nation’s leading alcoholic beverage manufacturer and a subsidiary of Diageo Plc, has released its unaudited results for the nine months ended 31 March, 2017.
Mastercard and McDonald’s announce cashless payment options in Egypt
26-04-2017 | 08:59:54
Mastercard and McDonald’s have entered into a strategic collaboration that will bring simpler and faster payment options to all McDonald’s customers when buying their favorite meal in store, at the drive thru or when ordering it online.
[South Africa] Bounty Brands receives $22 million from IFC to support expansion
25-04-2017 | 11:40:00
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is investing $22 million to support the expansion of Bounty Brands, a South African platform that sells food, personal care and home care goods in over forty countries globally.
[Ethiopia] Beef exporter receives $7 million boost from Norfund
24-04-2017 | 15:44:23
The Norwegian Investment Fund for Developing Countries (Norfund) has announced an investment of $7.4 million in Verde Beef Processing PLC, an Ethiopian beef producer.
Dangote will be the largest exporter of rice in 5 years to come - AfDB President
18-04-2017 | 09:41:23
Akinwumi Adesina, president of the African Development Bank (AfDB), says billionaire businessman, Aliko Dangote, may become the largest exporter of rice in the world by 2021.
[South Africa] The Crazy Store opens 300th store, expands to Botswana
13-04-2017 | 09:39:00
The Crazy Store, South Africa’s largest discount variety chain, has announced that it will not only open its 300th store, but will also expand its African footprint to include Botswana.
[Nigeria] Dangote Flour Mills profit soars to $30 million since reacquisition from Tiger Branded Consumer Goods of South Africa
13-04-2017 | 07:27:34
Dangote Flour Mills has posted a profit before tax of N11.82 billion for its financial year ended December 31, 2016. According to the results released on the floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), the company has returned to profitability after four years of losses.
[Tunisia]Four Seasons Hotels and Mabrouk Group to open luxury brand
12-04-2017 | 14:15:00
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the world's leading luxury hospitality company, and the Mabrouk Group, Tunisia's preeminent investment group, will be introducing a new luxury experience to Tunisia with the opening of Four Seasons Hotel Tunis in late 2017.
[Kenya] Thiagarajan Ramamurthy named new Bidco Africa CEO
11-04-2017 | 07:46:00
Days after exiting retail group Nakumatt Holdings, Thiagarajan Ramamurthy has been named the new chief executive of consumer goods producer Bidco Africa.
[Kenya] Nakumatt in management shake up
10-04-2017 | 14:30:12
Long serving regional operations and strategy director of Nakumatt Supermarket Thiagarajan Ramamurthy has left the retailer, as the company announced a major executive reshuffle.
Marriott International opens first property in Kenya
10-04-2017 | 10:20:00
Marriott International, Inc. has announced its first property in Kenya with the opening of Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Hurlingham. Owned by Kamcan Properties Limited, the hotel is strategically located in the upmarket suburb, close to the city center
Restaurant Brands International in deal with Servair S.A to grow Burger King brand in Sub Saharan Africa
05-04-2017 | 09:26:00
Restaurant Brands International Inc. ("RBI") has announced that Burger King Europe GmbH ("BKE") has closed a multi-country development agreement in sub-Saharan Africa with Servair S.A
Nigerian Government commends Dangote Cement self-sufficiency feat
20-03-2017 | 10:00:00
The Federal Government has officially confirmed that Nigeria has attained self-sufficiency in the production of cement and is now an exporter of the commodity, ascribing the feat to Dangote Cement which spearheaded the backward integration policy introduced by the government.
[Tunisia] Packaged food market on an upward growth trajectory, Orbis Research
16-03-2017 | 12:00:00
Despite being impacted by the weak economy, packaged food recorded value sales growth of 8% in 2016, increasing only marginally compared with the previous year. Most packaged food categories in Tunisia recorded healthy growth rates in 2016.
South Africa food preparation appliances industry soars, Orbis Research
16-03-2017 | 06:30:00
Food preparation appliances grew by 3 per cent in retail volume terms in 2016, with mixers continuing to be the largest category.
Africa pet nutraceuticals market on high growth trajectory
15-03-2017 | 06:39:46
The total Africa Pet Nutraceuticals market is valued at over $291.2 million with the value expected to rise tremendously by the year 2020.
[Nigeria] Dangote Salt, NAFDAC collaborate to sanitize food market
13-03-2017 | 13:02:00
The management of Dangote Salt and the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) () have expressed their readiness to collaborate and corroborate efforts to rid the food market of unwholesome practices by unscrupulous traders.
Africa leads in creating resilient women entrepreneurs, Mastercard Index
10-03-2017 | 08:26:26
Following the release of the Mastercard Index of Women’s Entrepreneurship (MIWE) today, it was revealed that 34.8 percent of businesses in Uganda are owned by women, making it one of the top performing African countries highlighted in the index.
South Africans will pay more for premium brands, Nielsen data
06-03-2017 | 12:11:33
About 92 per cent of South Africans reveal they are willing to pay an above-average price for products that deliver higher quality, offer superior functioning (91%) or stand behind environmentally responsible (86%) or socially responsible (77%) principles; this despite economic limitations where only 50% of the population believe that they are financially better off than five years ago.
[Sudan] AfDB President visits Africa’s leading sugar factory
02-03-2017 | 10:48:17
On February 28, 2017, the President of the African Development Bank visited the Kenana Sugar Company (KSC) in Sudan, which is by far Africa’s largest sugar-producing agro-industrial complex and world’s largest producer of white sugar.
[South Africa] Mark Bowmans appointed non-Executive Director of Mr Price Group
01-03-2017 | 10:28:20
Mr Price Group has appointed Mark Bowmans as an independent non-executive director with immediate effect. His appointment comes as the Board seeks to refresh its membership and strengthen its international skills base.
Farmers in Senegal Achieve Strong Yield Increases with Syngenta APRON Star Program
28-02-2017 | 12:06:27
Syngenta’s Seedcare program for smallholder farmers in Senegal has led to impressive yield increases for pearl millet, sorghum, maize, irrigated rice and rain-fed rice.
Guinness Nigeria unveils 2016 sustainability report, outlines future goals
28-02-2017 | 11:10:00
Nigeria’s foremost total beverage alcohol company, Guinness Nigeria Plc, has released its Sustainability Report for 2016, reporting its performance on various aspects of its operations, while outlining its sustainability targets for the future.
Vodafone Zambia and Shoprite enter partnership
28-02-2017 | 10:31:00
Vodafone Zambia has announced a partnership with South African food retail chain Shoprite, that allows the 4G internet provider to set up shop-in-shop stores at various Shoprite outlets.
[Nigeria] NIRSAL to launch $300m agribusiness loan project for young farmers
23-02-2017 | 12:08:05
Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk-Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL), an arm of the Central bank of Nigeria (CBN) has announced plans to launch a $300 million agribusiness loan project for young farmers across the country.
[Ethiopia] Accor Hotel deepens regional foothold with commissioning of three hotels
22-02-2017 | 06:53:23
French multinational hotel group Accor Hotels has entered into three partnerships with Ethiopian investors for the construction and management of 3 hotels in Addis Ababa.
Modern Poultry Industry is taking shape in Africa - Report
21-02-2017 | 12:27:00
Africa is ready to take its place on the world stage, as the poultry industry is evolving, from a national and regional basis to a more global platform, according to RaboResearch’s latest report ‘Time for Africa: Capturing the African Poultry Investment Opportunity’.
Guinness Nigeria repudiates PharmaDeko's debt claims
21-02-2017 | 11:08:51
Guinness Nigeria Plc confirms that it has responded to a court process at the instance of Pharma Deko Plc which alleges that Guinness Nigeria is contractually indebted to Pharma Deko.
Nigerian develops app dedicated to African and Caribbean Food in The UK
16-02-2017 | 11:45:00
Vivian Ngwodo is part of a new generation of women, particularly women of African descent, who are using technology to take ownership of the entrepreneurial landscape.
Ghana gets first noodles factory
10-02-2017 | 17:03:10
Ghana has gotten its first noodles factory. The move which was powered by the Blow group, manufacturers of Bel-Aqua, will employ about 500 people.
[Kenya] Nakumatt bets on new warehouse management system to bolster supply chain efficiencies
08-02-2017 | 12:09:25
Regional retailer, Nakumatt Holdings, says it has completed the first phase of the Warehouse Management System, WMS, integration project at its Nairobi hub, as it seeks to embrace technology to bolster efficiencies in the supply chain in its regional operations.
[Ghana] Olam becomes first West African biscuit manufacturer to earn international food safety standard
08-02-2017 | 07:11:00
Olam, Ghana’s Nutrifoods Biscuit factory, has becpme the first biscuit manufacturing facility in West Africa to earn international recognition for compliance in food safety standards after it was awarded the Food Safety System Certification Scheme (FSSC) 22000 accreditation along with the company’s tomato paste plant in Tema.
Richmeal to sell Richmeal trademark Brand Licensing and Product Extension to American Brand Management Company for $3 Million
03-02-2017 | 12:12:00
The founder and CEO of HoveHive Group, a leading chartered management brand representing fast moving consumer goods brands, Mr. Emmanuel Oguejiofor has revealed that Richmeal is set to sell ‘Richmeal trademark brand licensing and product extension to American Brand Management Company for $3 million