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Total to woo high-end customers with Thrupps forecourt offering
Total to woo high-end customers with Thrupps forecourt offering

Famous Brands (Fbr) and Total are testing a new forecourt grocer that analysts say could rival Engen's Woolworths offering.

By Nick Hedley 19 Sep 2014 15:16

MTN bumps up its loan facilities
MTN bumps up its loan facilities

Major telecommunications company MTN has dramatically increased its borrowing ability‚ fuelling analysts' speculation that an acquisition may be on the cards.

By Samuel Mungadze 17 Sep 2014 10:37

Ron Zacapa Centenario to launch in SA
Ron Zacapa Centenario to launch in SA

Ron Zacapa Centenario, a premium Guatemala rum and one of the Top 100 Luxury Brands in the World, will celebrate its arrival into South Africa by hosting an Aficionado Pop Up Bar in Johannesburg from 25 September to 28 November 2014.

17 Sep 2014 10:24

SA listings on 2014 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices
SA listings on 2014 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

The Dow Jones Sustainability Index has released the names of the South African companies that will be included on this year's Dow Jones Sustainability Emerging Markets on 22 September 2014.

17 Sep 2014 10:17

Clover earnings diminished by discontinuation of Danone services
Clover earnings diminished by discontinuation of Danone services

Branded foods and beverages group Clover Industries (CLR) said it expected some "financial implications" from the discontinuation of the Danone services...

16 Sep 2014 15:23

IWSC honours South African wine
IWSC honours South African wine

At the recent International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC), KWV won multiple awards - a Gold Outstanding (for Abraham Perold Tributum 2010), Gold for The Mentors Noble Late Harvest 2012 and The Mentors Sauvignon blanc/Semillon 2013 and 19 other medals, the most for any South African producer.

16 Sep 2014 10:43

Heineken turns down SABMiller takeover bid
Heineken turns down SABMiller takeover bid

The Heineken family‚ owners of Dutch brewer Heineken‚ were reported on Sunday, 14 September 2014, to have turned down a takeover bid from SABMiller.

By Nick Hedley 15 Sep 2014 14:53

Turning up the heat in the steakhouse kitchen
Turning up the heat in the steakhouse kitchen

The people with "a taste for life" also have a taste for steak-eaters with thick wallets.

12 Sep 2014 14:50

Country Bird's first KFC outlet in Zimbabwe
Country Bird's first KFC outlet in Zimbabwe

Poultry group Country Bird Holdings (CBH) has finally got its first KFC outlet up and running in Zimbabwe...

By Marc Hasenfuss 12 Sep 2014 14:29

AVI targets African sales with better distribution
AVI targets African sales with better distribution

Branded consumer products group AVI is targeting a good year for grocery and personal care sales in African countries, after improving its distribution channels in several export markets...

By Nick Hedley 9 Sep 2014 16:01

JD Group FY HEPS at 93.6c vs 397.1c in 2013
JD Group FY HEPS at 93.6c vs 397.1c in 2013

Retail company JD Group's (JDG) full-year headline earnings per share (HEPS) were 93.6c in the year ended June 2014 from 397.1c in the year-earlier period‚ the group said on Monday, 8 September 2014.

9 Sep 2014 15:53

Sanlam earnings up 27% in six months to June
Sanlam earnings up 27% in six months to June

Diversified life assurance and asset management group Sanlam lifted first-half headline earnings per share (HEPS) by 27% to 214.8c‚ the group announced.

5 Sep 2014 11:04

Neotel wants to extend fibre, wireless throughout SA
Neotel wants to extend fibre, wireless throughout SA

Fixed line operator Neotel, which is involved in the provision of broadband services to the Western Cape, aims to spend up to R500m in the coming year to boost fibre and wireless infrastructure across SA.

4 Sep 2014 11:45

Rhodes Food aims to raise R600m in debut listing
Rhodes Food aims to raise R600m in debut listing

Ready meal and jam maker Rhodes Food Group (RFG) on Monday, 1 September 2014, announced its intention to list on the JSE's main board, joining giants like Pioneer Foods and Tiger Brands, owner of the popular Koo canned food range.

3 Sep 2014 14:59

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