The purchase of feminine hygiene brand Lil-Lets Group by Brait company Premier Foods is part of a broader strategy to expand Premier across other fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) categories according to Brait director Sean Dougherty.
By Nick Hedley 14 Oct 2013 08:02
Fast food group Famous Brands reported a 20% increase in headline earnings per share to 180c for the six months to August.
29 Oct 2013 10:34
After two major acquisitions in international cognac and whisky brands‚ Stellenbosch-based liquor group Distell will now be prioritising the global growth of its highly-profitable cider brands.
By Marc Hasenfuss 18 Oct 2013 09:56
MAPUTO, MOZAMBIQUE: In laid-back Mozambique with its endless white beaches and bustling markets, alcohol is freely available but a proposed law seeks to end the country's liberal drinking culture.
17 Sep 2013 13:35
In SA, Famous Brands produces 265,000 cups of specially blended coffee a day. With 2,175 restaurants, the company, whose brands include Wimpy, Steers and Mugg & Bean, also makes 77m ice-cream cones a year. It's the big daddy of SA franchising, with a R9,7bn market capitalisation, and it wants to repeat its local success in the rest of Africa.
By Zeenat Moorad 16 Sep 2013 09:21
After 23 years in SA's R6bn fruit industry, many of them as managing director of Tru-Cape Fruit Marketing - SA's biggest producer of apples and pears - Charles Hughes is retiring without having fulfilled his ambition of gaining access to China's vast market. He blames it on the SA government.
16 Sep 2013 08:59
Massmart's chief executive Grant Pattison has long cautioned against expecting short-term wonders from the SA retailer's acquisition by Walmart. The reality of his warning kicked in with a vengeance in June, sending Massmart's share price diving by a third.
2 Sep 2013 10:24
Africa's scope for investment is steadily increasing and demand for more formal retail options from shoppers is following suit.
By Zeenat Moorad 26 Aug 2013 07:54
African markets to the northern parts of SA are proving lucrative for local fruit and vegetable retailers, with business accounting for at least 10% of turnover for the sector.
By Shannon Sherry 16 Aug 2013 11:15
Growing sophistication in African markets outside SA is creating demand for specialist consultants that bring together clients and communications agencies.
5 Aug 2013 10:08
WASHINGTON, USA: Two genes that are resistant to fungal wheat disease may help ward off a growing epidemic of stem rust that threatens crops in Africa, the Middle East and beyond, researchers said.
3 Jul 2013 11:02
Economies in sub-Saharan Africa will ride out the bumpy global recovery in the next few years to post growth rates not seen outside Asia, the IMF said in its latest economic forecasts Tuesday (16 April).
17 Apr 2013 09:47
Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies launched an aquaculture development and enhancement programme last week‚ which he hopes will boost growth in an industry that is very small in both global and continental terms.
By Linda Ensor 2 Apr 2013 07:49
Packaging conglomerate Nampak's share price has stuck fairly close to its 12-month high in spite of increasing evidence of tempered consumer demand for fast-moving consumer goods.
25 Feb 2013 10:12
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