The new owner of vegan food company The Fry Family Food Co is planning a significant expansion of the main factory of the 30-year-old Durban group in the wake of strong global demand for plant-based alternatives.

New York- and Zurich-based LIVEKINDLY Co, which is headed by former Unilever SA CEO Kees Kruythoff, will invest R80m- R90m in expanding factory infrastructure in Durban as it aims to "dramatically" grow the Fry brand around the world.

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