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Margarine maker settles with watchdog over collusion with Unilever

Margarine and cooking oil maker Sime Darby Hudson Knight agreed to pay a R35m fine for colluding with Unilever, the Competition Commission said on Thursday...

By Robert Laing 2 days ago

Sime Darby Hudson Knight signs consent agreement over collusive conduct

The Competition Tribunal on Wednesday said the Competition Commission had signed a consent agreement with edible fats and oil refinery producer Sime Darby Hudson Knight over collusive conduct...

By Mark Allix 2 days ago

Truck cartel to get heavy EU fine for price rigging: sources

BRUSSELS - EU regulators are set to imposed a record fine this week on several of Europe's biggest truck-makers that are accused of colluding to rig higher prices, sources close to the matter told AFP...

19 Jul 2016

Sugar tax paper set to stir up sticky debate

Now that the Treasury has published for comment its policy paper on the tax of sugar-sweetened beverages, a debate about the sugar tax proposal can begin in earnest...

By Hilary Joffe 19 Jul 2016

Manufacturing data may help SA avoid a technical recession

Manufacturing production improved for the second consecutive month in May - an indication that the sector grew in the second quarter and helped the country to avoid a technical recession...

By Ntsakisi Maswanganyi 13 Jul 2016

Pick n Pay gets thumbs-up in Fitch's final report

The second stage of grocery chain Pick n Pay's long-term turnaround programme is progressing well, ratings agency Fitch said in a report released on Wednesday night...

By Robert Laing 7 Jul 2016

AB InBev's SABMiller purchase gets nod in SA, with tweaks

Anheuser-Busch InBev's acquisition of SABMiller was approved by the Competition Tribunal on Thursday with a few amendments to the conditions proposed by the Competition Commission...

30 Jun 2016

If food labels aren't simple, consumers may ignore them

Consumers gather information about food from a variety of sources including their families, the media and through education. But another way that they can get the information is through...

By Nelene Koen 24 Jun 2016

Tribunal to hear Massmart case against lease exclusivity clauses

JSE-listed Massmart has not given up the fight against lease exclusivity clauses which have hampered its expansion in malls around the country...

By Colleen Goko 14 Jun 2016

Tribunal go-ahead for brewers' deal expected in July

The Competition Tribunal is expected to give the go-ahead to the Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller merger in the first week of July, with some tweaking of the conditions imposed by the Competition Commission...

By Ann Crotty 9 Jun 2016

Competition commission embarks on inquiry into grocers

The competition commission is coming a-knocking at grocery retailers' doors once again, and it has a number of uncomfortable questions to ask...

By Colleen Goko 30 May 2016

Blow for Apple as India sticks to retail rules: report

Apple faces a roadblock in its quest to open stores in India after the finance minister decided it must comply with tough local sourcing rules, a report said Wednesday, days after a visit by chief executive Tim Cook.

27 May 2016

African countries to be hardest hit by global food price, UN report finds

If global food prices double then China could lose $161bn in GDP and India could lose $49bn, but African countries will be hardest hit, according to a new report released today by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Global Footprint Network...

20 May 2016

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