AFRICA - Anheuser-Busch InBev NV will export African beer brands to its markets around the world as the Budweiser maker seeks to maximize the potential of a continent that was key to its decision to buy rival SABMiller for $103bn.
SOUTH AFRICA – Africa’s biggest grocery retailer Shoprite is considering a push into Eastern Europe, where it hopes to use knowledge gleaned from former suitor Steinhoff International, its new CEO told Reuters.
ZAMBIA - Zambian farmers will now be able to sell their crops, which are not yet harvested or planted, through the official introduction of the Zambian grain futures contracts on the JSE Limited effective March 20, 2017.
WORLD - Cocoa grinding will increase this season thanks to ample bean supplies, but the fastest growth will be seen in producing countries, with demand in traditional processing centres remaining stagnant the ICCO said.
SPAIN - Carrefour sets out to be the first distribution firm to market Spanish UHT milk in an ecologically sustainable packaging called Combibloc EcoPlus, thereby reducing CO2 emissions by 28% compared with the former packaging.