Nestle eyes trade deals with East Cape suppliers
A TRADE partnership between Chicory South Africa and Nestle SA for the supply of chicory produced in the Eastern Cape will be announced later this month.
While Nestle SA was mum on the details prior to the launch, media relations manager Millicent Molete confirmed the company’s involvement in the deal.
Visiting the Alexandria farming areas where chicory production is most prominent yesterday, Rural Development and Agrarian Reform MEC Mlibo Qoboshiyane said public-private initiatives like the partnership with Nestle were critical to grow jobs.
Nestle had previously imported its chicory from India and the company is now looking to local suppliers. It has formed a similar agreement with KwaZulu-Natal farmers.
Chicory is a main ingredient in products such as coffee.
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