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Feathers fly in chicken war
Feathers fly in chicken war

Consumers could be paying more for meat as local farmers push for higher taxes on imported frozen chicken. Chicken importers started a consumer campaign...

18 hours ago

Coca-Cola cuts output in Venezuela due to sugar shortage
Coca-Cola cuts output in Venezuela due to sugar shortage

The Coca-Cola Company said Monday that it was forced to cut back production of its popular sodas in Venezuela due to the shortage of sugar in the politically riven country.

18 hours ago

World's first Fairtrade Webstore launched
World's first Fairtrade Webstore launched

Fairtrade South Africa has launched the world's first Fairtrade Webstore - an online platform where consumers will be able to shop their favourite products...

1 day ago

Fairtrade SA opens first Fairtrade online shop
Fairtrade SA opens first Fairtrade online shop

Fairtrade South Arica has launched the world's first Fairtrade web store in response to numerous consumer queries on where to buy Fairtrade products...

1 day ago

Sales of Flavoured Alcoholic Beverages down, says Bmi report
Sales of Flavoured Alcoholic Beverages down, says Bmi report

BMi Research has revealed that the flavoured alcoholic beverage (FAB) category (traditional alcoholic fruit beverages, such as ciders and wine-based fruit ales, as well as spirit coolers or pre-mixed products) declined in volume in 2015...

1 day ago

Scottish Leader appoints new female lead blender
Scottish Leader appoints new female lead blender

You can savour the smooth, sweet, rich and smokey taste of the new Scottish Leader Signature this World Whisky Day, on 21 May, 2016, and drink a toast to the new female lead blender for Scottish Leader: Dr Kirstie McCallum...

20 May 2016

RCL Foods denies that government cap will result in more expensive chicken
RCL Foods denies that government cap will result in more expensive chicken

The government's recent announcement that injection brine in frozen chicken will be capped at 15% has led to widespread reports that frozen chicken portions will become more expensive with the new cap...

19 May 2016

Pernod Ricard sells Paddy Whiskey to US drinks company Sazerac
Pernod Ricard sells Paddy Whiskey to US drinks company Sazerac

France's drinks giant Pernod Ricard said Tuesday it is selling Paddy Whiskey to American drinks company Sazerac as part of efforts to streamline its portfolio...

19 May 2016

Inaugural FMCG Insights & Conference adjudged a success
Inaugural FMCG Insights & Conference adjudged a success

The inaugural FMCG Insights & Conference took place at the Turbine Hall, Joburg recently. The event emanates from the Sunday Times' Top Brands research, which measures consumer brand preference and is published annually...

18 May 2016

Battling it out with fast-food brands
Battling it out with fast-food brands

A war is being waged in SA's restaurant and fast-food sector, with major players vying to attract consumers with hot brands as their weapons...

By Stafford Thomas 17 May 2016

Famous Brands acquires Salsa Mexican Grill
Famous Brands acquires Salsa Mexican Grill

Famous Brands has acquired a 51% stake in the recently launched Salsa Mexican Grill, a fast-casual dining concept centred on traditional Mexican food and beverages...

17 May 2016

Substantial growth in energy drinks, report finds
Substantial growth in energy drinks, report finds

BMi Research has found that the ready to drink (RTD) energy drinks market enjoyed substantial growth in 2015, albeit at a lower rate than was seen in the last five years...

17 May 2016

Astral Foods' HI profits slide as drought bites
Astral Foods' HI profits slide as drought bites

Astral Foods reported a slide in its first-half profit as the effect of the recent drought in the country took hold. Grain prices, notably maize, shot up...

By Andries Mahlangu 17 May 2016

Jameson takes local brewery partners to launch Caskmates in SA
Jameson takes local brewery partners to launch Caskmates in SA

Irish whiskey Jameson has partnered with a pair of South African breweries - the Ubuntu Kraal Brewery in Joburg and the Devil's Peak Brewing Company in Cape Town - to launch its Caskmates brand in this country...

17 May 2016

Takealot.com adds liquor to its range
Takealot.com adds liquor to its range

Online retailer Takealot.com has added a liquor category to its product range this week. The new liquor department launches with a strong range of spirits, MCC, champagne and sparkling wine...

16 May 2016

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Vasari to use KWV as platform to grow African spirits

Consumer-focused investment group, Vasari has reached an agreement with KWV group to acquire 100% of its operational assets for R1.15 billion...

13 May 2016

KFC launches Taste Guarantee
KFC launches Taste Guarantee

KFC have launched a satisfaction promise to its customers, called Taste Guarantee, in all of its over 800 restaurants across South Africa...

12 May 2016

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It's the price of eggs we should be worried about

Although South African consumers know a lot about the poultry meat industry, very little is known about the egg industry, even though it is also prone to...

12 May 2016

Rupert Stoop (Fruit and Veg City), Nicholas Myhill (Freshmark - Shoprite Group), Darryl Rahme and John Rahme (Kiwi King)
Hello Kiwi programme to strengthen EU/SA bilateral trade relations

The EU established Hello Kiwi programme for the provision and promotion of kiwi fruit grown in Europe, is set to change the current situation where South Africa is exporting...

11 May 2016

BOS launches sugar-free flavours
BOS launches sugar-free flavours

BOS Brands, the South African iced tea company, has added a sugar-free variant to its range of fruit-flavoured iced teas, which will be launching in mid-June...

11 May 2016

Appeal to allow alleged victims of bread cartel to sue Premier is withdrawn
Appeal to allow alleged victims of bread cartel to sue Premier is withdrawn

A group of civil society organisations along with the Competition Commission have withdrawn their Constitutional Court appeal, which they had hoped would enable victims in the Western Cape bread price-fixing cartel to sue Premier Foods...

By Roxanne Henderson 11 May 2016

Johnnie Walker Green Label to return
Johnnie Walker Green Label to return

Johnnie Walker is reintroducing its blended malt Scotch whisky, Johnnie Walker Green Label, which is crafted from malt whiskies from distilleries across Scotland that have been matured for a minimum of 15 years...

10 May 2016

Krispy Kreme bought by JAB, owner of big coffee brands
Krispy Kreme bought by JAB, owner of big coffee brands

US doughnut chain Krispy Kreme is being bought by the German investment group JAB Holding, folding it into JAB's strong portfolio of European and North American coffee and coffee-shop brands.

10 May 2016

AB InBev simplifies its debt structure
AB InBev simplifies its debt structure

Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) moved on Friday to clear another hurdle on its $108bn proposed acquisition of SABMiller...

By Fifi Peters 10 May 2016

Marvello rebrands its product range
Marvello rebrands its product range

The new Marvello Professional range from Unilever Food Solutions has been given a packaging facelift as well as improved flavour...

10 May 2016

Mageu 2015 BMi Research report
Mageu 2015 BMi Research report

BMi Research has revealed with their recent research into the mageu market that the drink gained substantial volume growth during 2015 as opposed to the decline seen in 2014...

Issued by BMi Research 10 May 2016

Poultry group takes steps to defend its coop
Poultry group takes steps to defend its coop

Sovereign Food Investments, the Uitenhage-based poultry group, looks determined to galvanise shareholder support against a possible takeover bid after...

By Marc Hasenfuss 9 May 2016

Is the state of the SA chocolate industry 'unhealthy'?
Is the state of the SA chocolate industry 'unhealthy'?

Over the past few years, the global health revolution has managed to firmly entrench its 'clean-eating' dogma into the minds of Mzansi consumers. As a result, we have witnessed a marked decline in SA chocolate consumption...

Issued by Insight Survey 9 May 2016

#FreshOffTheShelf: New-look Lunch Bar launched
#FreshOffTheShelf: New-look Lunch Bar launched

Chocolate bars, taxi ranks, building entrepreneurs and giving back to the community all formed part of Starcom MediaVest Group SA's (SMG) strategy to launch Cadbury Lunch Bar's new look...

9 May 2016

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