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Episode 86: The power of brands in the mass communication landscape

Date: 22 Apr 2014
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Episode 84: Agency focus - Source

Date: 2 Apr 2014
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Episode 82: An African Path to Success & Effective Measure

Date: 24 Feb 2014 | Time: 39:00min
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Poultry producers about to rebound

The poultry sector could start to emerge from an extended downturn in the second half of this year‚ making it one to watch for analysts and fund managers.

By Nick Hedley 23 Apr 2014 10:29

Egging on Easter sales

Pick n Pay expects to sell in excess of 40 million Easter eggs and over 20 million hot cross buns during this year's Easter holidays.

15 Apr 2014 15:42

Astral Foods in Quantum Foods deal

Astral Foods (ARL) has entered into a long-term supply agreement with Quantum Foods whereby Quantum will supply Astral with about 550,000 broilers a week.

3 Apr 2014 14:32

New aged single malts from Balvenie

Balvenie will be releasing two new aged single malts to South Africa in June this year. One is the Balvenie Caribbean Cask, aged 14 years and the other is the Balvenie DoubleWood aged 17 years.

3 Apr 2014 10:22

Extend shelf life, variety to extend profits

With Easter fast approaching, Supreme Flour has some tips for bakers on how to extend the shelf life and address volume concerns of consistently baked hot cross buns, a seasonal favourite.

By Craig Binnion 2 Apr 2014 10:05

It's time to wine

One of my greatest frustrations is shopping for wine. I, like most winers, have my favourites but I'm also a variety seeker. And in a self-service environment, I can go to a number of stores/channels in close proximity that stock my favourites. But as a variety-seeking wine shopper, no one store is speaking to me.

By Jason (Frich) Frichol 31 Mar 2014 14:32

Clover Industries deals coming through

Despite trying times for food producers and retailers, the dairy sector is doing fairly well, and heading the sector is Clover Industries' according to Vunani Securities analyst Anthony Clark.

31 Mar 2014 08:14

Changing business patterns sounding the death knell for traditional FMCG distribution

Retail distribution centres and ecommerce give manufacturers - and parcel specialists - profitable new options.

By Alyn Adams 25 Mar 2014 07:55

Unilever revenue up 8.9% amid growth constraints

Household brands conglomerate Unilever appears to be battling just as hard as its listed peers‚ Tiger Brands and AVI‚ for growth amid shrinking discretionary spending as embattled South African consumers continue to tighten their purse strings.

By Marc Hasenfuss 24 Mar 2014 11:00

Clover delivers good performance in a challenging operating environment

Clover Industries Limited has announced a good performance for the six months to 31 December 2013 in a challenging operating environment marked by rampant inflationary pressures impacting both input costs and the consumer base.

Issued by Clover 18 Mar 2014 13:02

Clover Industries earnings up 90% to 77.3c

Branded consumer goods group Clover Industries reported a 90% jump in headline earnings per share to 77.3c for its six months ended December 2013.

18 Mar 2014 06:08

New categories for consumer awards

The annual Fairlady Consumer Awards has added 10 new categories, along with the call to enter, in the March issue of the magazine.

17 Mar 2014 11:37

Pioneer Foods fails to stop rival selling maize meal in similar packaging

Pioneer Foods‚ producer of the popular White Star super maize meal since 1999‚ has failed to stop rival Bothaville Milling from selling a super maize meal known as Star.

By Ernest Mabuza 14 Mar 2014 14:59

SAB seeks African growth via larger maltings plant

The local arm of SABMiller (SAB)‚ South African Breweries' maltings division is looking to supply product to other African countries following its investments to expand capacity‚ according to the unit's general manager Thinus van Schoor.

By Nick Hedley 13 Mar 2014 12:53

Rooibos workers concede defeat

The Food and Allied Workers Union (Fawu) conceded defeat on Wednesday (13 March 2014) in its fight for a 10% wage increase at Rooibos Ltd, the Western Cape-based company that dominates the market for tea of the same name.

By Bekezela Phakathi 13 Mar 2014 09:29

Winners in Product of the Year 2014

The winners of the 2013 customer survey, Product of the Year (POY), have been announced, following the Nielsen survey of 5000 South African households.

11 Mar 2014 11:19

AVI delivers despite constrained consumers

Branded consumer products group AVI grew its earnings 10% in the six months ended December‚ which chief executive Simon Crutchley described as a solid performance in a pretty constrained environment.

By Nick Hedley 11 Mar 2014 08:59

SA keen to grow agro-processing sector

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies will hold talks with food processing companies to share views on how the agro-processing sector can be expanded to stimulate job creation.

7 Mar 2014 06:23

Agriculture sector grows employment by 65,000

The agricultural sector grew employment by 65,000 between 2009 and December last year, says Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel.

5 Mar 2014 07:33

Fisheries official 'recalled'

Controversial Department of Fisheries acting deputy director-general Desmond Stevens has been removed from his position following the bungled allocation of fishing rights.

3 Mar 2014 07:32

Alcohol, tobacco, smartphones, top of pops for students

Food companies may not like the news, but a new survey by youth marketing research company Student Village has found that students view their smartphones as more important than laptops, TV or food.

By Evan Pickworth 3 Mar 2014 06:58

Granfield abattoir's production sharply higher

In just two years, the Granfield Chicken Farm Abattoir has increased its capacity from 9,000 chickens a day in 2012 to its current level of 130,000 chickens being slaughtered daily.

By Samona Naidu 3 Mar 2014 06:58

KZN to allow Sunday alcohol sales

KwaZulu-Natal has joined Gauteng and the Western Cape in allowing liquor to be sold on Sundays, only a few months after the central government's Department of Health said it would intensify its efforts to curb alcohol abuse by banning advertising.

3 Mar 2014 06:42

Amarula launches Gold

Amarula has launched its new clear golden-coloured 30% ABV spirit, Gold, to coincide with the brand's 25th birthday this year. A bold, original and unexpected taste experience is promised to its consumers.

28 Feb 2014 12:26

Drinkers and smokers to cough up more in sin taxes

The cost of drinking and smoking is going up again with excise duties - or so-called "sin taxes" - rising by between 2.5% and 12% on tobacco products and alcoholic beverages.

By Angus Macmillan 27 Feb 2014 16:42

Durbanville Hills launches wine club

South Africans can now enjoy the taste of Cape Town, wherever they may be, by joining Durbanville Hills Wines' new wine club.

26 Feb 2014 11:37

Circumstance red wine trio out now at Waterkloof

Waterkloof Estate has releases its 2010 red wine trio in its Circumstance collection. "The Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah each express the grape types from which they are made with purity and integrity and set a high benchmark," says Waterkloof winemaker Nadia Barnard.

25 Feb 2014 09:46

Chicken size prompts panga attack

The size of a chicken mattered so much to a Durban customer he allegedly attacked the manager of a chicken outlet with a panga.

25 Feb 2014 08:37

Distell Group's earnings up 21% to 503c

Liquor group Distell has reported a 21% rise in diluted headline earnings per share from 415.8c a year ago to 503.0c for the six months to December .

24 Feb 2014 08:40

RCL Foods's earnings fall from 17,3c to 4.7c

RCL Foods (RCL)‚ formerly known as Rainbow Chicken‚ on Wednesday (19 February) reported a sharp drop in its interim diluted headline earnings per share from 17,3c to just 4.7c.

20 Feb 2014 11:10

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