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SOUTH AFRICA

Danone unveils €240m sustainable baby food plant in the Netherlands

Danone has opened a new Nutricia production facility in the Netherlands, to meet growing, global demand for specialised infant formula...

28 Mar 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Startups turn waste into opportunity

Global food waste is a problem that weighs 1.3 billion tonnes a year. A third of all food produced never gets eaten; a fact that has launched a food rescue movement...

10 Jan 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Why Unilever is right to consolidate its headquarters in Rotterdam

The consumer goods giant Unilever is in the business of what is called "fast moving consumer goods". And in this business - as the name suggests - speed is the name of the game...

By Martin Friesl 18 Apr 2018

THE NETHERLANDS

Unilever posts rising 2017 profits

Food and consumer products giant Unilever on Thursday posted soaring 2017 profits of €6.5 billion ($8.05 billion), after a year of "major change" when it spurned a Kraft Heinz takeover bid...

2 Feb 2018

GLOBAL

Unilever making up to S.Korean skincare company

Anglo-Dutch food and consumer products giant Unilever said Monday it was buying a leading South Korean cosmetics and skincare company for €2.27 billion...

26 Sep 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Starbucks celebrates 99% ethically sourced coffee

On 9 September 2017, participating Starbucks store teams celebrated the group's position in 99% ethical sourcing, by writing 99 on customers' cups...

11 Sep 2017

EUROPE

Egg scare costs Dutch poultry farmers EUR33m

Europe's contaminated egg scare, triggered by the presence of the insecticide fipronil in eggs, has cost Dutch poultry farmers at least €33m ($39m), according to a preliminary estimate...

24 Aug 2017

GLOBAL

Contaminated eggs show continuing problems with supply chain

Another food scandal: this time eggs used for making sandwiches and other processed products that contain traces of an insecticide called fipronil...

By Lisa Jack 17 Aug 2017

AUSTRIA

Austria confirms find of tainted egg products

Austria on Monday became the latest European country to confirm that it has found the insecticide fipronil in egg products imported from Germany...

15 Aug 2017

THE NETHERLANDS

Food giant Unilever posts 5% drop in 2015 profits

THE HAGUE - Dutch food and cosmetics giant Unilever Tuesday posted a 5.0 percent fall in 2015 profits from the previous 12 months, saying it had been a "challenging year" amid the economic slowdown...

20 Jan 2016

THE NETHERLANDS

Heineken moves to take full control of Jamaican brewer

THE HAGUE - Dutch beer giant Heineken announced late on Friday it was moving to buy up all outstanding shares of Jamaican brewer Desnoes & Geddes to gain 100% control of the company...

9 Nov 2015

THE NETHERLANDS

Heineken taps into takeovers with Slovenia brewery

THE HAGUE - Dutch beer giant Heineken said on Thursday it had acquired a majority stake in Slovenian brewer Pivovarna Lasko for 120 million euros ($135 million), another consolidation move in the sector just days after the biggest brewer AB InBev reached a deal to buy rival SABMiller...

16 Oct 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Heineken opens USD60m brewery in Myanmar

THE HAGUE - Dutch beer giant Heineken announced on Monday it has opened a multi-million-dollar brewery in Myanmar, seeking to cash in on one of Asia's high-growth markets...

13 Jul 2015

THE NETHERLANDS

Unilever sales hit by emerging markets slowdown

THE HAGUE, THE NETHERLANDS: Anglo-Dutch food and cosmetics company Unilever, seen as a bellwether for global consumer spending, warned on Tuesday (1 October) of slowdown in sales growth brought on by weakened demand in emerging markets.

2 Oct 2013

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