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Proctor East Africa targets bigger breakfast stake with million-dollar factory

Although still small, the RTE breakfast cereal market in Kenya is growing, driven by consumer demand for convenience and Western products. Pic: ©iStock/m-imagephotography

Kenyan food processing company Proctor & Allan East Africa has finalised the Sh2bn ($19m) refurbishment of its factory in Limuru, with an eye of capturing a bigger slice of the Kenyan ready-to-eat cereals market.

Dried fruit is the fastest growing subcategory driving Amazon.com's Snacks & Sweets sales success in 2017 so far.

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Nigeria's LASCODA has formulated a bread made from coconuts to enhance food security and add value to its coconut chain. Pic: ©iStock/Solistizia/id-art

Lagos Govt introduces Eko Coconut Bread to boost food security in Nigeria

Ireland's cereal exports are among the most exposed EU products to the UK, and thus the most vulnerable to Brexit, says new report. Pic: ©iStock/vovashevchuk/Fredex8

Brexit update: Irish cereal exports most vulnerable, says new report

The growth of frozen baked goods is expected to surpass pastries in the US in 2018. Pic: Creative Commons CC0.

Gluten-free trend fuels private-label pastries growth in US: Euromonitor

Bells Professional Pastry, a new arm of Scottish pastry manufacturer Bells Food Group, specializes in a range of bespoke and speciality pastries. Pic: Bells Profesional Pastry

Bells Professional Pastry created to meet growing demand for UK pastry products

Food firms are being urged to follow the lead of supplements and launch more functional products for Asia's seniors. ©iStock

Healthy ageing NPD in Asia: Can functional foods follow supplements’ lead?

Dr. Peter Schimitzek addresses guests at the company’s 40th anniversary celebration. Picture: CSB Group.

‘Consumers are increasingly concerned about the origin of the products they are buying’

Green & Black’s Velvet Edition bar. Picture: Green & Black’s.

‘The pendulum is swinging towards in-house sustainable sourcing’

Nigerian biscuit producer Sona Agro opened its Ogan State factory to Lagos school children to learn more about biscuit manufacturing. Pic: Sona Agro

Nigeria producer Sona Agro educates its VIP consumers on biscuit production

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