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Drinking yoghurt increases in volume, value

BMi Research has released its report on the drinking yoghurt category, which continued to grow in volume and value in 2016...

12 hours ago

Rwanda's essential oils offer big profits from little land

The pioneer of essential oils in Rwanda said he understood over a decade ago "the need to develop high-value crops" in his hilly nation of just 2.6m hectares...

By Stephanie Aglietti 12 hours ago

Cape Town bag manufacturer offers employees direct shareholding

With funding from the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), PP Excel officially opened its Cape Town plant this week...

15 hours ago

Branding Chenin blanc as a South African specialty

According to the managing editor of Wine Enthusiast, South Africa stands the strongest chance of making an impact in the US by linking its wine marketing message with a single varietal...

1 day ago

Developing countries urged to set international food standards

The UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Trade Organization (WTO) have issued a joint statement calling on countries to develop international food standards...

1 day ago

Selling Brazilian fashions, the women of Angola's ‘suitcase trade' spot trends and pedal dreams

Angola, a Portuguese-speaking country, is strongly influenced by the cultural output of Brazil...

By Léa Barreau Tran 3 days ago

Drought slashes apple, pear exports

The drought has slashed apple exports by 9%, says fruit industry body Hortgro. Pear exports are down 6% on last year. Now there are fears about the 2018 season as temperatures remain high and rainfall low...

11 Jul 2017

East Africa containerised trade volumes grow 1% Q1 2017

The 2017 First Quarter East Africa Trade Report issued by Maersk Line Eastern Africa reveals that aggregate trade levels in the region have improved slightly since 2016...

11 Jul 2017

Decisive action needed to contain bird flu outbreak

As a result of the bird flu outbreak, exports will now be negatively impacted as neighbouring countries have imposed import bans...

By Wessel Lemmer 10 Jul 2017

Two major Chinese expos set to deepen trade relations

The China Homelife Fair and co-located China Machinex will offer a meeting ground for business opportunities...

5 Jul 2017

Pome fruit export volumes down due to continued drought

Despite the initial pome fruit crop estimate anticipating a 5% growth in export volumes, the volumes have not materialised due to the continued drought in the major pome fruit production areas...

4 Jul 2017

How Cape firms secured R100m in halaal export deals

Nine South African companies that participated in a trade mission to Senegal have clinched orders for halaal products totalling more than R100m over five years...

By Bekezela Phakathi 30 Jun 2017

Opening of Musina Intermodal Terminal to benefit region

The opening of the Musina Intermodal Terminal (MIT) earlier this week signalled a new era of promoting regional economic integration...

29 Jun 2017

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#CSIMonth: An opportunity to use commercial enterprises to ensure global food security

President and CEO of AGT Foods, Murad Al-Katib was recently named EY World Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 for his success in building a business empire focused on providing vegetable protein to the developing world, but also for helping to feed refugees. We chat to Al-Katib about his win, entrepreneurship and feeding the world.

2 days ago

Durban-born Holmes Brothers brand goes big in Japan

Holmes Brothers, the Afrocentric surfer style menswear brand that originated in Durban, has successfully launched in Japanese retailer The Freak's Store. The Bros, as the brand is affectionately known in Durban, enjoyed a knock-out launch at the flagship store in downtown Tokyo, with Holmes Bros garments selling out within a week.

2 days ago

Echo buys shopping centre in Poland

JSE- and Luxembourg-listed Echo Polska Properties (EPP), a Polish property player, has acquired another retail asset, Galeria Solna in Inowroclaw, Poland, a step that moves EPP closer to becoming a pure retail property fund by 2019.

By Alistair Anderson 3 days ago

Fashion house Lanvin names Lapidus artistic director

PARIS, France - French designer Olivier Lapidus has been appointed artistic director of Paris label Lanvin following his predecessor's resignation from the troubled fashion house.

12 Jul 2017

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