African Focus

Black to basics

Black to_basicsThe increasing affluence of middle to upper-class black consumers continues to drive profitability in the ethnic market. However, the sector is not without its challenges with the need for claim substantiation and market specific ingredient performance data becoming all the more important.

GSK calls for greater sub-Saharan investment in health and pharma

yourfileGlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has committed to a series of investments in sub-Saharan Africa designed to address pressing health needs and contribute to long-term business growth.

Adcock Ingram eyes Africa’s emerging middle class


Kofi Amegashie_Adcock_Ingram_Holdings_managing_executive_for_AfricaKofi Amegashie, Adcock Ingram Holdings’ (Adcock Ingram) managing executive for Africa recently told the media that the company plans to double its sales from African countries outside its home market within the next four years to R1 billion.

Personal care from people who care


Located in the Souss Valley area of Morocco a cooperative employing 60 women produces Argan oil utilising traditional skillsSpecialising in smallholder producer projects in remote parts of Africa and other areas worldwide, Earthoil Plantations is a unique supplier of ethically sourced, pure, organic, fair trade essential and cold pressed vegetable seed oils for the personal care industry.

GSK announces intention to sell a third of its holding in Aspen Pharmacare


GSK announces_intention_to_sell_a_third_of_its_holding_in_Aspen_PharmacareGlaxoSmithKline announced that it intends to sell up to approximately one-third of its 19 per cent stake in Aspen Pharmacare Holdings Ltd. The disposal will be through a placing of ordinary shares in Aspen to institutional investors.

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