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Astral Foods still concerned about EU's unfair practices

"We are not concerned about imports from the EU... We are concerned about the dumping of chicken product at a lower price than we can produce at."

By Colleen Goko and Andries Mahlangu 17 May 2017

New pork import clauses added

The Directorate Animal Health will no longer allow any products that are not subject to further processing to be imported in the same container as restricted pork import products...

16 May 2017

Small retailers say malls killing their business

Small and family-owned retailers told public hearings on Tuesday of their struggle to conduct business in townships and rural areas...

By Colleen Goko 11 May 2017

Commission launches enquiry into SA's 'big four' retailers

The Competition Commission has launched a large investigation into South Africa's four largest retailers: Shoprite, Pick n Pay, Spar and Woolworths...

10 May 2017

Future of Consumer Goods and Services Ombudsman at risk

The future of the Consumer Goods and Services Ombudsman is at risk because thousands of businesses are refusing to register and fund it...

By Wendy Knowler 10 May 2017

FairPlay is simply the SA Poultry Association's alter ego

The verbal war over whether or not the dumping of cheap imported chicken portions is to blame for the woes of the poultry industry, has feathers flying...

By Linda Ensor 10 May 2017

Bumble Bee to plead guilty in tuna price fixing case

Iconic American tuna brand Bumble Bee Foods agreed to plead guilty and pay a $25 million fine for conspiring to fix prices of canned seafood...

9 May 2017

National Consumer Tribunal ruling could cost Edcon millions

A ruling by the National Consumer Tribunal looks set to wipe out much of Edcon's R400m-a-year club-fee income...

By Ann Crotty 4 May 2017

FairPlay anti-dumping movement to address IGD

This weekend, 5-6 May 2017, the FairPlay anti-dumping movement will address a select gathering of African and global business leaders in Durban...

4 May 2017

Tribunal finds the club fee charged by Edcon to be unlawful

The National Consumer Tribunal handed down judgment against Edcon on Tuesday that the club fee charged by Edcon to its credit customers...

3 May 2017

Wait! Only 36% of your beef burger may be the real stuff

They are the country's biggest-selling frozen beef patties but a close look at the packaging reveals that they are not very beefy at all - just 36% beef...

25 Apr 2017

New global standard for safer international trade of seeds and plants adopted

Cargo can sometimes hide stowaways - agricultural pests that once on shore can devastate crops - from gypsy moths to giant African snails to Argentine ants...

18 Apr 2017

Environmental Affairs to probe recycled bag claims

The Department of Environmental Affairs says it will probe reports that some plastic supermarket carrier bags, which claim to be recycled, are allegedly not...

13 Apr 2017

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International

Amazon opens first brick and mortar New York bookshop

NEW YORK, US - Online retail giant Amazon on Thursday opened its first brick and mortar bookstore in New York, selling a limited range of its highest-rated books and letting customers browse products as in times gone by.

3 days ago

TFG acquires Australian menswear group RAG

TFG has acquired Australian menswear group Retail Apparel Group (RAF) for close to R3bn. TFG says its acquisition of RAG further broadens its international expansion into chosen geographical areas with a product and value offering that is well aligned with TFG's multi-brand business model.

25 May 2017

#NewCampaign: F*ck like a Finn

Finland is the best country for love-making, stated in this campaign video that has gained a million organic views in Finland alone.

24 May 2017

Alibaba quarterly profits almost double to $1.55bn

BEIJING, China - Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba said Thursday its net profit almost doubled in the latest quarter on the back of soaring growth in online shopping.

22 May 2017

Nestle loses appeal over Kit Kat trademark

LONDON, UK - Swiss food and drink giant Nestle on Wednesday lost its legal bid to register the shape of a four-finger Kit Kat chocolate bar as a trademark in Britain.

19 May 2017

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