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Unilever CMO Keith Weed to retire in 2019

NEWSWATCH: Unilever CMO Keith Weed will retire from the role next year, after 35 years at the company...

6 Dec 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Diageo sells 19 non-core brands, including Seagram's and Goldschläger

Alcoholic beverages giant Diageo is selling 19 of its non-priority brands, positioned in the lower-end segment of the US drinks market, to US firm Sazerac for $550m...

13 Nov 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

For many Muslim grocery shoppers, a shifting definition of 'halal'

For Muslims, halal food follows certain rules proscribed by Islamic law. It usually pertains to ritual slaughter and abstention from certain items like pork, blood and alcohol...

By Febe Armanios 24 Oct 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Government pledges to support fruit-exporting sector

The South African government has pledged its support to the country's fruit-exporting sector that is currently trading to the US...

24 Oct 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

IBM Food Trust launches worldwide with Carrefour on board

European retail giant Carrefour has joined other participants involved in building the IBM Food Trust blockchain network...

11 Oct 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Dr. Oetker to acquire baking brand Wilton

German-based food conglomerate Dr. Oetker is set to purchase Wilton Brands, a US baking, cake decorating and candy making brand...

21 Sep 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Coca-Cola's swoop for Costa Coffee will cut its exposure to sugar and plastic bottles

Coca-Cola's £3.9 billion acquisition of Costa Coffee has made quite a ripple. Atlanta-based Coca-Cola is obviously best known for its soft drinks portfolio, found in supermarkets, kiosks, hotels, bars and restaurants around the world...

By John W Walsh 11 Sep 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

PepsiCo to buy SodaStream for $3.2bn

Snacking and beverage giant PepsiCo has agreed to acquire countertop carbonated water machine maker SodaStream International Ltd for $3.2 billion...

20 Aug 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

PepsiCo's first female CEO steps down after 12 years at the helm

PepsiCo's Indra Nooyi will be stepping down after 24 years with the food and beverage company, the last 12 holding the position of CEO. She will be replaced on 3 October by company veteran Ramon Laguarta...

7 Aug 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Avocados with edible anti-spoilage coating hit US stores

We've already heard about experimental edible coatings made from silk, pectin and chitosan that increase the shelf life of fresh fruit and vegetables. Now, however, a coating made from waste plant material is being used...

By Ben Coxworth 19 Jul 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Uptick in U.S. whiskey imports to South Africa

American whiskey exporters are showing new interest in South Africa as an export destination. American whiskey imports to South Africa grew by more than 17% from 2016 to 2017...

3 Jul 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Indaba Wines caters to rising demand for 'bag in box' wine options

Cape Classics is preparing to release its Indaba Wines brand in a 3-litre 'bag in box' format as changing consumer habits fuel the demand for higher quality BiB wine options...

22 May 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

With its purchase of Whole Foods, is Amazon's goal to revolutionise food distribution?

On 20 March 2018, Amazon became the second most valuable company in the world, with a market capitalisation exceeding $768 billion...

By Isabelle Chaboud 24 Apr 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Ryan Reynolds purchases stake in Aviation Gin, now available in SA

Actor, writer and producer Ryan Reynolds has acquired an ownership interest in American craft gin company Aviation Gin after tasting it for the first time...

23 Feb 2018

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