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Deceptive food labelling damages consumer trust

The increase in questionable labelling claims to differentiate products has become an issue of concern for academics, regulators and consumers around the world...

By Andre Westerveld 15 Mar 2017

Addis cracks international nod for ethical business practices, labour relations

Addis is the first South African-owned manufacturer to comply fully with the international requirements of the SEDEX Global Conformance Programme...

7 Mar 2017

US grocery stores are getting rid of ‘sell by' dates on food

In an effort to cut down on confusion about labels on food items, grocery manufacturers and retailers are being urged to get rid of terms like 'sell by' and 'best before'...

21 Feb 2017

Product inspection vital to reduce recalls in food manufacturing

Food safety is a key area of focus for manufacturers, brands and retailers alike. Consumers must trust the products they purchase, therefore if there is a quality issue...

By Neil Giles 15 Feb 2017

Poisonous fungus gets into food and eats away at health

A researcher from North West University has raised the alarm over the high levels of mycotoxins in the food we eat on the African continent. Affected foods potentially include...

13 Feb 2017

Rwanda to export fortified foods

Rwanda will start exporting fortified foods, next month, thanks to a new modern factory launched last week Thursday...

By Peterson Tumwebaze 7 Feb 2017

#BestofBiz 2016: Retail

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2016 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Retail portal over the past year below.

12 Dec 2016

McDonalds SA commits to 100% cage-free

In a move that will spare thousands of hens from a life inside cramped battery cages, McDonalds South Africa has announced plans to switch to 100 percent cage-free eggs in its supply chain by 2025...

15 Nov 2016

New Montagu Dried Fruit and Nuts fryer delivers a better roast

Montagu Dried Fruit and Nuts has installed a new, state-of-the-art frying system with top-of-the-range roasting and salting functionality...

3 Nov 2016

HPASA appoints new director of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs

The Health Products Association of South Africa (HPASA) has appointed Wayne Robinson as the director of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs and the voice of the HPASA with regard to legislative matters...

20 Oct 2016

Medical aid members love to complain, but often get it wrong

Medical aid members often do not understand the terms and conditions of their scheme, and so are quick to complain when faced with unexpected medical bills...

18 Oct 2016

What cage-free means with Braam Malherbe

Braam Malherbe recently joined Angus McIntosh and Yolanda Guse, who started the petition to get McDonals to commit to a cage-free policy, on the Spier Spier Biodynamic Farm to see how free range chickens live...

By Cari Van Wyk 14 Oct 2016

Compass Group commits to cage-free eggs only in global supply chain

Compass Group, with operations in 50 countries and serving around four billion meals a year, have announced that it will source only cage-free eggs for its global liquid and shell egg supply chain by 2025...

16 Sep 2016

Woolworths issues product recall on Country Road top

Woolworths has issued a product safety recall on the Country Road Indigo Elephant crew top, saying it is not satisfied with the quality of the garment...

By Colleen Goko 16 Sep 2016

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Hammerson, 'a solid bet for future returns'

Hammerson, which is the largest property stock on the JSE, is considered by analysts as one of the most undervalued stocks with significant upside potential.

2 days ago

McDonald's reports higher earnings on strong US, China

NEW YORK, United States - McDonald's reported higher first-quarter earnings Tuesday on better performance in key regions, including the United States and China.

2 days ago

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.

3 days 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.

25 Apr 2017

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

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