POLITICS

Villagers sidelined in food distribution: ZPP

Zanu-PF leadership and traditional leaders are marginalising rural dwellers in dire need of food aid by distributing handouts along partisan lines, the latest Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP) report has r...

By Staff reporter | Published: 09 July 2019

OPINION

Zimbabwe need food not guns

GOVERNMENT'S recent purchase of weaponry as reported in media circles has shown that President Emmerson Mnangagwa's administration is gearing itself for a brutal confrontation with defenceless Zimbab...

By Harry Peter Wilson | Published: 11 June 2019

BUSINESS NEWS

New fast food outlet opens

A NEW world class fast food outlet, Steak 'n Chips has been opened in Gweru, a major investment set to increase competition in the sector. The former Size Butchery was converted into a state-of-the-ar...

By Staff reporter | Published: 24 April 2019

BUSINESS NEWS

Natfoods re-opens Mutare milling plant

National Foods Limited will this week re-open its Mutare maize milling plant as it seeks to meet the growing demand of maize meal, a senior official said yesterday. The plant with capacity to mill 9 4...

By Staff reporter | Published: 08 January 2019

BUSINESS NEWS

Govt averts National Foods closure

INDUSTRY minister Mangaliso Ndhlovu says the flour milling arm of National Foods will not close shop after government addressed the concerns brought by the company, which had warned of imminent closur...

By Staff reporter | Published: 07 December 2018

INDUSTRIALS & ENERGY

National Foods switches off wheat milling machines

ONE of the biggest millers in the country, National Foods Limited (NFL) says it will today switch off its wheat milling machines, citing non-payment of its foreign suppliers, with the country facing p...

By Staff reporter | Published: 05 December 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Mnangagwa misleads country on food self sufficiency

President Emmerson Mnangagwa is grossly misleading the country regarding food self sufficiency, a leading financial research firm has said.Equity Axis said latest trade data show a spike in maize impo...

By Staff reporter | Published: 17 July 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Companies comply with food fortification

Local companies have complied with the food fortification programme introduced last year to prevent micro-nutrient deficiency disorders among consumers, a government consultant has said.In an intervie...

By Staff reporter | Published: 12 July 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

United Refineries Limited adopts food fortification

GIANT agro-processor United Refineries Limited (URL) has adopted food fortification as part of its long term business model in keeping with the country's nutrition policy and global trends.Food forti...

By Staff reporter | Published: 28 June 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Zim firms urged to tap into EU food market

The global trend towards healthy eating, especially of sugar addictive free foods, super foods and nutrient-rich supplement provides an excellent opportunity for Zimbabwe, especially in developed mark...

By Staff rpeorter | Published: 07 June 2018

INDUSTRIALS & ENERGY

National Foods launches new product

NATIONAL Foods will, this month, launch its new product - Mixed Grain - as it seeks to consolidate its position in the local market.National Foods sales manager, Sarudzai Muzorori told Southern Eye th...

By Staff reporter | Published: 08 May 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Blue Ribbon Foods to commission plant

BLUE Ribbon Foods (BRI), a subsidiary of Tanzania's Bakhresa Group, is set to commission its new US$5 million plant in August this year, businessdigest has learnt.Blue Ribbon's head of human resources...

By Staff reporter | Published: 29 March 2018

INDUSTRIALS & ENERGY

GMB eating our lunch, NatFoods complains

NATIONAL Foods Holdings Limited board chairman, Todd Moyo, has expressed concern over the Grain Marketing Board's (GMB) participation in the local commercial maize meal market.National Foods last week...

By Staff reporter | Published: 22 March 2018

INDUSTRIALS & ENERGY

National Foods to dispose of $3.7m properties

NATIONAL Foods Limited will within the next six months dispose of properties valued at $3.7 million that are non-core to the business comprising buildings and land.Board chair, Mr Todd Moyo, said this...

By Staff reporter | Published: 19 March 2018

INDUSTRIALS & ENERGY

Simbisa garners for UAE fast food chain

THE Zimbabwe Stock Exchange-listed quick service operator, Simbisa Brands, is seeking to acquire the United Arab Emirates-based fast food group, Foodfund.Last month, Simbisa also announced that it was...

By Staff reporter | Published: 19 February 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Food inflation slows down

Government efforts to combat rising food inflation since the new administration took over is paying off, with a steady price readjustment on food staffs in most supermarkets across the country, Post B...

By Staff reporter | Published: 09 February 2018

JOBS

Project Assistant - Emergency Food Security & Vulnerable Livelihoods (EFSVL): Oxfam

Project Assistant – Emergency Food Security & Vulnerable Livelihoods (EFSVL): OxfamDeadline: 14 February 2018Oxfam is a global movement of people who won't live with the injustice of poverty. To...

By Oxfam | Published: 02 February 2018

INDUSTRIALS & ENERGY

Natfoods ploughs $36m into capex

Zimbabwe Stock Exchange-listed grain and cereals milling giant, National Foods Limited, says it has invested a cumulative $36 million towards process improvements to enhance operational efficiencies s...

By Staff reporter | Published: 19 January 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Mnangagwa assures food security

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has assured the nation of food security this year despite delays in the distribution of inputs under the Command Agriculture Programme and the prevailing dry spell.Address...

By Staff reporter | Published: 15 January 2018

INDUSTRIALS & ENERGY

Cairns Foods eyes regional markets

Cairns Foods says it is eyeing the regional export market by year 2019 and 2020 as it seeks to boost its revenue streams and foreign currency earnings.Chief executive Nancy Guzha told exporters at a Z...

By Staff reporter | Published: 20 October 2017

BUSINESS NEWS

CZI warns of food crisis

Continued foreign currency shortages could spark another food crisis unless urgent measures are taken for the country to increase its exprt earning, the Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries (CZI) has ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 16 October 2017

INDUSTRIALS & ENERGY

National Foods ready for food fortification

NATIONAL Foods is ready to adopt and roll out government's food fortification initiative as soon as it gets the nod from relevant authorities, a top company official has said.Speaking on the sidelines...

By Staff reporter | Published: 16 October 2017

INDUSTRIALS & ENERGY

Govt subsidy chokes Natfoods

NATIONAL Foods Holdings Ltd (Natfoods) has been negatively affected by the high price offered by the Grain Marketing Board (GMB) for maize, seeing its profit reduced to $13,7 million in the financial ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 02 October 2017

MINING & RETAIL

Fast food outlets increase prices

FAST food outlets in Bulawayo have increased prices for takeaways, apparently to meet the costs of new packaging following a ban on the use of kaylite by the Environmental Management Agency (EMA) in J...

By Staff reporter | Published: 13 September 2017

BUSINESS NEWS

Fast food outlets comply with kaylite ban

More than 83 percent of the conventional supermarkets, fast food outlets and retail shops have complied with the directive on the ban on the use of kaylite (polystyrene) food packaging.The problem is ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 12 September 2017
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