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Adaption and evolution are key when creating resilient supply chains in Africa
Adaption and evolution are key when creating resilient supply chains in Africa

Business decision-makers should be asking themselves how they can respond quickly to fast-changing customer demand, how they can contain or reduce escalating costs and how they can enter emerging markets without substantially increasing their risk...

16 Jan 2015 12:44

Wool market weakens by 2.6%
Wool market weakens by 2.6%

The wool market put up a dismal performance at the first sale after the Christmas recess and the Cape Wools Merino indicator shed 2,6% compared to the closing sale of the previous season to close at R107,93/kg (clean)...

15 Jan 2015 10:00

Chicken imports may rise as duty lapses
Chicken imports may rise as duty lapses

Preliminary antidumping duties against imports of frozen bone-in chicken from three of SA's trading partners in the European Union have lapsed in the new year, opening the way for increased inflows...

By Amanda Visser 9 Jan 2015 14:35

Rhodes Food to buy fruit juice firm Pacmar
Rhodes Food to buy fruit juice firm Pacmar

Rhodes Food Group said yesterday, 7 January 2015, it would buy a Western Cape fruit juice business for R165m, its first major acquisition...

By Nick Hedley 8 Jan 2015 12:49

Ceres farmer wins Freshmark Supplier of the Year
Ceres farmer wins Freshmark Supplier of the Year

Award-winning Rossouw Cillié of Laastedrif Farming in Ceres has added another accolade to his already impressive collection of awards...

8 Jan 2015 07:40

Meat producers take note
Meat producers take note

Lower grain and higher meat prices imply improved profitability for livestock producers globally. With some provisos, this is also true for South Africa...

By Dr Koos Coetzee 7 Jan 2015 08:00

The digital universe that is to come
The digital universe that is to come

The Internet of things has opened for us humans a digital world abundant of opportunities, that will further transform the way we learn, interact with each other, with devices, machines and other physical things around us...

By Nivin Xavier 16 Dec 2014 07:55

Famous Brands gets market nod for meat acquisition
Famous Brands gets market nod for meat acquisition

Steers and Debonairs owner Famous Brands' shares rose as much as 6.6% on Monday, 8 December 2014, after saying it had acquired a majority stake in meat distributor Cater Chain Food Services...

By Zeenat Moorad 9 Dec 2014 16:21

Famous Brands acquires majority stake in Cater Chain Food Services
Famous Brands acquires majority stake in Cater Chain Food Services

Restaurant franchise group Famous Brands (Fbr) has acquired a 75% stake in Cater Chain Food Services to bolster its manufacturing capability...

8 Dec 2014 15:12

Wool market slightly softer
Wool market slightly softer

Prices declined marginally at this week's sale despite the weaker currency and the Cape Wools Merino indicator dropped 0.3% to close at R109.20/kg (clean)...

5 Dec 2014 10:45

Club of Brands launches in Africa
Club of Brands launches in Africa

CFAO, a specialised distributor and preferred partner of major international brands, serving the high-potential equipment, healthcare and consumer goods markets in Africa and the French overseas territories, has launched its Club of Brands...

27 Nov 2014 15:11

Supplying locally with global quality
Supplying locally with global quality

In the UK, the debate raging is about the end of seasonality, with many young people not knowing when the season ends for a particular produce...

By Danette Breitenbach 20 Nov 2014 15:48

Shift in energy sector demands new supply chain models
Shift in energy sector demands new supply chain models

The global energy industry is undergoing a seismic shift, in part driven by the development of new, unconventional sources of energy...

17 Nov 2014 15:18

People are fundamental to successful Integrated Business Planning - Aperio
People are fundamental to successful Integrated Business Planning

Companies that do Integrated Business Planning (IBP) well make more money than those who don't, however at the cornerstone of successful IBP are the skills and capabilities within the organisation...

Issued by Aperio 16 Oct 2014 13:56

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