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Lewis court case depicts frequent bad debt frenzy

Court papers in the unprecedented legal battle between furniture retailer Lewis Group and shareholder Dave Woollam provide details of the extremes to which management allegedly went to hide the grim reality of the group's poor performance...

By Ann Crotty 3 days ago

New technology to overcome cosmetic counterfeiting

Cosmetic counterfeits not only deprive companies of revenue but also can damage consumers' skin and bodies, which is often overlooked by consumers purchasing 'discount' brands. The counterfeit market increases in scope annually and policing it is costly and difficult in Africa, a new and growing target for these crime syndicates...

24 Aug 2016

No sugar coating on SAIPA's view of SSB tax

Just when both sides are getting all hot and bothered about sugar tax, the number crunchers step in to give their view...

23 Aug 2016

Coke giant says sugar tax clouds merger vows

Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA), the largest bottler of fizzy drinks on the continent, may backtrack on its commitment to invest R800m in enterprise development in SA if the Treasury imposes a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages...

By Fifi Peters 18 Aug 2016

Coke joins fray to oppose sugar tax

The sugar tax battle is hotting up with Coca-Cola, saying the levy on SSBs will threaten jobs...

17 Aug 2016

New regulations will mean less salt in your food

There'll be less salt in the processed foods South Africans eat from Thursday‚ but‚ the Heart and Stroke Foundation SA said‚ our eating habits still have to change...

15 Aug 2016

US chicken imports fall foul of quotas

US chicken-in-bone exports to SA have so far neither met expectations nor come near the maximum level allowed for under the quota agreement thrashed out between the US and South African governments earlier this year...

By Linda Ensor 12 Aug 2016

Faithful to Nature collaborates with Topic to confirm label claims

Organic online retailer, Faithful to Nature has entered into an industry safeguarding partnership with Topic, a consumer-led NPO that uses laboratory testing as well as farm and factory visits to establish whether ingredients are verified and label claims accurate.

12 Aug 2016

Sugar tax: Thousands 'might lose their jobs'

The proposed sugar tax will leave a sour taste in the beverage industry, which says it believes that the resultant drop in sales will result in thousands of job losses...

By Katharine Child 12 Aug 2016

Soft drink industry fizzes over sugar tax/obesity claims

The soft drink industry has weighed in on the debate around the proposed sugar tax and its efficacy in fighting obesity...

8 Aug 2016

China conditionally approves AB InBev-SABMiller merger

BEIJING, CHINA: Chinese regulatory authorities conditionally approved brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev's giant takeover of SABMiller on Friday, 29 July 2016, clearing one of the last major hurdles for the $103 billion deal to go ahead...

29 Jul 2016

Massmart lease hearing unnecessary, retailers inform Competition Tribunal

Massmart's planned hearing at the Competition Tribunal began with a hitch on Tuesday, after the parties it sought to bring action against asked the tribunal not to listen to the matter...

By Colleen Goko 27 Jul 2016

Lewis investor battle escalates

The battle between shareholder activist Dave Woollam and the directors of Lewis Stores escalated this past week, with the lodging of papers at the High Court in Cape Town on Wednesday that could see the minority shareholder have the directors declared delinquent...

By Ann Crotty 25 Jul 2016

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