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Eastern Cape cooperative launches livestock feed and maize meal processing facility

In a quest to enter the commercial agro-processing and meat production market, the Matyeni Agricultural Co-operative launched a processing facility which produces livestock feed and maize meal...

1 day ago

Uganda's second Slow Food Earth Market launched in Manafwa

The objectives of the Manafwa Earth Market is preserving traditional and local products and bringing together small-scale food producers and consumers...

13 Apr 2017

Keeping track of fish from sea to plate to keep illegally caught fish off store shelves

Guidelines on CDS will act as an internationally-recognised "gold standard" for governments and businesses looking to establish systems that can trace fish from their point of capture through the entire supply chain - from sea to plate...

13 Apr 2017

Call to register for global supply chain challenge

The game is on for South African supply chain experts to test their skills against the world's best in the annual Fresh Connection Global Challenge...

12 Apr 2017

Recognising the value of fresh produce market agents to the industry

In principle, the fresh produce markets, together with the integrated role of market agents, are critical to the South African and southern African industry to enable market access for all producers and buyers...

By Lindie Stroebel and Tommie van Zyl 12 Apr 2017

Hello Kiwi set to change trade relations between SA and Greece

Currently, South Africa exports fresh fruit to Greece while Greece only exports processed fruit and vegetables to South Africa, but the European Union's ‘Hello Kiwi' programme is set to change the situation...

12 Apr 2017

First African-Asian B2B meeting on cotton trade in Bangladesh

The International Islamic Trade Financing Corporation has organised its first B2B meeting between African cotton suppliers and Bangladesh cotton importers, as part of its Cotton Development and Partnership Programme...

12 Apr 2017

Zeder aims to level portfolio

PSG-controlled agribusiness investor Zeder continues to be dominated by its 27.1% "kingmaker" stake in consumer brands giant, Pioneer Foods...

By Marc Hasenfuss 11 Apr 2017

SA Florist improves supply chain efficiency with BrandChat bot

BrandChat has built a unified dashboard that allows businesses, such as SA Florist, to create and manage a bot and do customer support...

6 Apr 2017

12 tips to create solid support for franchise networks

By incorporating an efficient franchisee support structure in your network, you will ensure that franchisees are more motivated...

By Sasha-Lee de Bod 5 Apr 2017

McCain adapts to drought with changing business model, water strategy

The impact of South Africa's drought on agricultural yields, quality and price have forced companies like McCain South Africa to...

4 Apr 2017

Adcock opts to snap up Virtual Logistics

Adcock Ingram has acquired private group Virtual Logistics, a national and cross-border fine-distribution firm, as it looks to expand its distribution capacity...

By Alistair Anderson 4 Apr 2017

Coca-Cola Supplier Development Conference aims to grow local procurement

In terms of the agreed public interest conditions, which were approved by the Competition Commission, Coca Cola Beverages South Africa held its Supplier Development Conference...

3 Apr 2017

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International

Puma ups forecast after sales leap in first quarter

FRANKFURT, Germany - German sportswear maker Puma said Tuesday it set a new quarterly record for sales between January and March, springing over the €1bn-barrier and upping its forecasts for the year.

8 hours ago

Four key trends of African design in 2017/18

WGSN, a London trend forecasting company for fashion and creative industries, held a recent press event in Cape Town to unveil the four key trends that will be at the forefront of African design in 2017 and 2018.

1 day ago

Alibaba backs decision to add video games to 'Asia Olympics'

BEIJING, China - Online retail giant Alibaba on Thursday batted down criticism over a decision to add e-sports to the lineup of the 2022 Asia Games in China, responding to scepticism about an event it will play a major role in promoting.

21 Apr 2017

Apple touts greater use of recycled metal in gadgets

NEW YORK, US - Apple wants to "one day" end the need to mine materials from the earth to make its gadgets, the technology giant said in its annual environmental responsibility report out Thursday.

21 Apr 2017

Amazon, Flipkart battle in India for e-commerce's 'last frontier'

NEW DELHI, India - With 100 million new internet users every year, Amazon is betting big on India, but a major new investment in homegrown rival Flipkart means the battle to dominate the fast-growing e-commerce market is set to heat up.

20 Apr 2017

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