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Drought seen cutting 2015 maize output: survey

South African maize output is expected to be lower this year‚ according to a BDpro survey of traders‚ citing the drought conditions in the Free State and North West...

26 Feb 2015 09:50

Drought conditions could result in 30% rise in food prices

Continued dry weather could lead to substantial increases in food prices over the next 12 months, the executive committee of Grain SA said in a statement.

9 Feb 2015 08:15

Collaboration - the future of supply chain

To remain relevant in today's increasingly competitive and dynamic markets, and to extract maximum value from operational environments, organisations should move towards a 'collaborative' supply chain model - powered by the latest technological innovations...

By Jaco Barnard 2 Feb 2015 11:58

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%

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

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 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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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