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SA suspends imports amid Brazilian meat scandal
SA suspends imports amid Brazilian meat scandal

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) has suspended imports of meat from establishments suspected to be involved in the Brazilian meat scandal...

11 hours ago

Oreo Dunk Challenge launches in South Africa
Oreo Dunk Challenge launches in South Africa

The Oreo Dunk Challenge has launched in South Africa, offering one South African the chance to win a VIP Dunking Experience for two worth R150,000...

2 days ago

Pick n Pay to cut food prices
Pick n Pay to cut food prices

Grocery retailers have not been immune to the downturn in the economy despite offering essential goods to consumers...

By Colleen Goko 11 hours ago

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Competition body accuses fresh-produce agents of cartel behaviour

The commission said it suspected the larger players of colluding to hold prices low until their smaller competitors ran out of fresh fruit and vegetables to sell, after which they sharply increased prices...

By Robert Laing 1 day ago

Moutai is the most valuable spirits brand, according to Brand Finance. Image credit:
Chinese Baijiu brands overtake whiskey as most valuable spirit

This year, the Chinese Baijiu brands have overtaken whiskey in the Brand Finance Spirits 50. Baijiu, meaning ‘white alcohol', is a Chinese distilled spirit...

1 day ago

Exceptional 2017 brandy grape harvest set to yield a smooth spirit
Exceptional 2017 brandy grape harvest set to yield a smooth spirit

Despite the Western Cape's extreme drought, the 2017 brandy grape harvest looks set to yield future award-winning brandies...

1 day ago

Consumer inflation slows as food prices moderate
Consumer inflation slows as food prices moderate

Consumer inflation slowed in February, as food inflation moderated, but remained outside the South African Reserve Bank's 3%-6% target range...

By Tammy Foyn 1 day ago

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DGB named Best South African Producer at international wine event

DGB has been announced as the Best South African Producer at MUNDUS VINI International Award and Spring Tasting and was honoured among the world's greatest on the first day of wine trade fair ProWein in Düsseldorf...

2 days ago

Marie Claire crowns Prix d'Excellence de la Beauté Awards winners
Marie Claire crowns Prix d'Excellence de la Beauté Awards winners

Marie Claire South Africa has announced the winners of the Prix d'Excellence de la Beauté Awards 2017...

2 days ago

FASA urges franchisees to support local suppliers
FASA urges franchisees to support local suppliers

Franchising contributes almost 12.5% to South Africa's GDP but its potential lies not only in generating increased sales of products and services...

2 days ago

Parmalat's Mature Gouda crowned SA Dairy Product of the Year 2017
Parmalat's Mature Gouda crowned SA Dairy Product of the Year 2017

Parmalat's Mature Gouda (10 months) made especially for Woolworths was crowned as the 2017 SA Dairy Product of the Year at the Agri-Expo Qualité Awards Gala...

20 Mar 2017

#FreshOnTheShelf: Checkers to offer Gordon Ramsay's new kids' convenience meals
#FreshOnTheShelf: Checkers to offer Gordon Ramsay's new kids' convenience meals

Michelin-starred chef Gordon Ramsay and his daughter Matilda have developed a new range of kids' convenience meals...

20 Mar 2017

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Urban farming project to deliver Harvest of Hope

UCook will contribute a portion of its gross profits to Abalimi Bezekhaya, its preferred supplier of organic produce, to support the organisations upskilling urban farming project, Harvest of Hope...

20 Mar 2017

Who is profiting from chicken dumping?
Who is profiting from chicken dumping?

A faceless group is lining its pockets with the profits made from tons of European Union (EU) chicken that is dumped in South Africa...

20 Mar 2017

Konzum, the largest Croatian food retailer, is a part of Agrokor Group.
Balkans food retail giant struggles with debt

Troubled Agrokor, the Balkans' main food maker and retailer, made it to the top of Croatia's political agenda Thursday when Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic tried to calm fears...

17 Mar 2017

African Reputation Index defines corporate reputation
African Reputation Index defines corporate reputation

While 80% of people will not buy from a company with a damaged reputation, the good reputation of a company brings with it benefits such as allowing it to charge a premium for its products...

By Danette Breitenbach 16 Mar 2017

Sanitising the industrial salt trade in Nigeria
Sanitising the industrial salt trade in Nigeria

Nascon Allied Industries, a salt refining establishment and Dangote Salt are collaborating with NAFDAC in Nigeria to rid the food market of unwholesome practices...

15 Mar 2017

Parmalat honours South Africa's top township entrepreneurs
Parmalat honours South Africa's top township entrepreneurs

The Parmalat Phuma Phambili programme, initiated in 2015, aims to work with emerging fast food and retail businesses as a business enabler...

15 Mar 2017

BAT looks to new products for growth
BAT looks to new products for growth

The traditional cigarette business will generate smouldering profits for British American Tobacco (BAT) for the foreseeable future, but next-generation products are set...

By Marc Hasenfuss 15 Mar 2017

Shaken not stirred - is the retail beverage sector set for upheaval?
Shaken not stirred - is the retail beverage sector set for upheaval?

In a recent Bizcommunity interview Design Indaba speaker Brian Collins commented that there has never been a better time to be a startup...

14 Mar 2017

Fry family celebrates 25 years of vegan food manufacturing
Fry family celebrates 25 years of vegan food manufacturing

Fry's Family Foods is a family-owned food company, begun in South Africa in 1992, and now an international supplier of vegan foods...

13 Mar 2017

Juicy market for SA citrus
Juicy market for SA citrus

Despite the uncertainty that Donald Trump's presidency in the US has introduced into the global economy, America remains an important market for South African citrus growers...

By Shaun Gillham 13 Mar 2017

PJ Pops prove the power of product innovation
PJ Pops prove the power of product innovation

Pierre Jourdan Popsicles hit shelves in South Africa in September, and has since garnered upwards of R1million in sales...

10 Mar 2017

Bowler Metcalf CEO Friedel Sass. Image source: Financial Mail
Bowler Metcalf posts loss after 'capricious' six months

Plastics packaging and soft-drink group Bowler Metcalf said on Friday that revenue grew 14% to R291m during the six months to end-December...

By Pericles Anetos 10 Mar 2017

World's first craft beer brewed to be enjoyed while flying
World's first craft beer brewed to be enjoyed while flying

Betsy Beer is the first beer designed and brewed to be enjoyed at high altitudes. Because senses are dulled by up to 30% during a flight, Cathay Pacific wanted to brew a beer that was perfectly suited to this environment...

10 Mar 2017

The Glenlivet releases new rare whisky, completing its Nàdurra range
The Glenlivet releases new rare whisky, completing its Nàdurra range

The Glenlivet has released a new rare whisky, its Nàdurra Peated Whisky Cask Finish, that has been finished in American oak casks...

10 Mar 2017

Fighting back for bread
Fighting back for bread

With excess carbs in the Western diet increasingly under scrutiny, leading bakery ingredients supplier Anchor Yeast has gone on the PR offensive...

9 Mar 2017

Pioneer mum on transaction
Pioneer mum on transaction

An offshore transaction for cereal and juice manufacturer Pioneer Foods may be on the cards as the group seeks to strengthen its core markets to gain market share...

By Palesa Vuyolwethu Tshandu 8 Mar 2017

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The Sugar Tax: implications for the cane industry, obesity and consumer behaviour

The biggest concern is that the implementation of tax on sugary beverages will have serious implications for the sugarcane industry in the medium to long term as it will cascade down the value chain...

By Hamlet Hlomendlini 8 Mar 2017

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