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Austria confirms find of tainted egg products

Austria on Monday became the latest European country to confirm that it has found the insecticide fipronil in egg products imported from Germany...

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The decrease in honey production and its impact on local producers and consumers

Six questions and answers around the decrease in production of honey and the hive of concern around its impact on local producers and consumer markets...

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Turkish houseware manufacturers on trade mission in SA

Under the ambit of the Turkish Housewares Manufacturers & Exporters Association, 25 Turkish houseware manufacturers will hold meetings with local business...

11 Aug 2017

Avian flu adds more woes to poultry sector

It spreads fast, is deadly to poultry and is potentially extremely costly, especially for an industry that is already reeling from the pressures of competing in global markets...

By Mark Allix 10 Aug 2017

New and improved Gala variety Bigbucks sees 93% pack-out

The improved Gala-variety apple strain Bigbucks, discovered by Tru-Cape Fruit Marketing's new variety expert, has delivered an impressive 93% pack-out - a 30% improvement on Gala strains...

10 Aug 2017

Retrenched poultry workers top summit's agenda

The FairPlay Social Support Summit focused on the impact of dumped chicken imports, particularly on industry workers and rural subsistence chicken farmers...

7 Aug 2017

The global food system still benefits the rich at the expense of the poor

While global trade has helped lift many out of poverty, it has not done so evenly. A new way of engaging with the complexity of food systems is needed...

By Laura Pereira 31 Jul 2017

Partial lifting of ban on South African eggs

The National Veterinary Directorate in Mozambique's Ministry of Agriculture has lifted the ban on the import of chicken eggs from South Africa, subject to certain conditions...

25 Jul 2017

New customs valuation on goods imported under franchise agreements

Importers in South Africa should be aware of the new customs valuation development affecting goods imported under franchise agreements, as this could affect the price they pay for the goods...

By Virusha Subban, Lee-Ann Annandale and Busisiwe Vil 24 Jul 2017

New pan-African fruit industry association to strengthen trade between Africa and EU

Afruibana, a pan-African association of fruit producers and exporters from Cameroon, the Ivory Coast and Ghana has officially been launched. The association will take steps to support competitiveness and export fruits to EU countries...

21 Jul 2017

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...

20 Jul 2017

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 20 Jul 2017

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...

20 Jul 2017

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...

19 Jul 2017

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International

Change or die: American malls confront Amazon era

NEW YORK, US - As the retail industry churns in the Amazon era, American shopping malls are turning to a new generation of stores, food and entertainment offerings to make up for an exodus of department stores.

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Japanese retail giant Miniso arrives in SA

Japanese fashion and beauty retail chain Miniso has launched in South Africa with an official opening at Menlyn Park Shopping Centre in Pretoria on Saturday, 5 August. The flagship store is the second Miniso outlet to open in the country with 50 more stores planned.

7 Aug 2017

Aldo acquisition of Camuto Group births new footwear giant

#NEWSWATCH: Canadian shoe company Aldo has agreed to acquire the footwear and accessories operations of the Connecticut-based Camuto Group. The deal creates a new footwear powerhouse, merging Aldo's retail strength with the Camuto Group's expertise in wholesale.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 4 Aug 2017

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