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Colwyn Zambia, Shoprite sign pact

NKOLE MULAMBIA, Ndola
COLWYN Zambia Limited has entered into a supply agreement with Shoprite Checkers for the supply of processed potato chips.
This follows a directive by President Lungu to all supermarkets to sell locally grown agricultural produce and other products.
Colwyn has since commended Shoprite management for drawing up a plan for them to supply potato chips which are used at the food kiosk.
Company managing director Terence Findlay, in an interview said the firm is currently producing 50 tonnes of processed potato chips every month, since June when production started.
“We are the only firm supplying local potato chips to Shoprite. We also have a production specialist working with us from Netherlands who has 50 years of experience, and every three months, he checks on us to ensure that we meet international standards,” he said.
Mr Findlay said the firm hopes to clinch a similar deal with Hungry Lion.
The US$4 million-worth potato processing plant is also working with Buyababa Farms who have agreed to grow the required varieties of potatoes for them.
In addition, they are holding discussions with Pick ‘n Pay Zambia, who are consulting with their headquarters in South Africa for a possible deal, while plans to engage Spar are underway.

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