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Cognac sales cheer Remy shares

PARIS - Strong cognac sales for French beverage giant Remy Cointreau cheered investors who poured money into the company's stock on Thursday...

21 hours ago

(c) tobi -
Distell free of stifling control but minorities seem jumpy

Judging by the share price movement over the past four weeks, minority shareholders in Distell have still not come to terms with the unexpected news that the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) will be acquiring the 26.4% of the company held by Anheuser-Busch InBev...

By Ann Crotty 1 day ago

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Clover warns of sluggish trade in festive season

Clover's December 2016 trading volumes were markedly lower than for December 2015, the dairy company said. This pushed the share down 6.62% by the close on Wednesday...

1 day ago

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ASA sinks teeth into Aquafresh

It has been exposed in a battle of toothpastes that when it comes to protecting your pearly whites Aquafresh Complete Care is not necessarily better than other brands, as suggested in an advert...

By Roxanne Henderson 3 days ago

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Crookes Brothers might be ripe for the picking

Multinational food processing and retailing company Associated British Foods swallowed SA's biggest sugar industry player, Illovo, in May last year. Crookes Brothers now stands out as another highly attractive potential target...

16 Jan 2017

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Astral Foods projects a poultry catastrophe if Eskom cuts off defaulting councils

A catastrophe is about to decimate a major part of Astral Foods chicken operation...

By Mark Allix 13 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Craft spirits - the makers, the flavours, the stories
#BizTrends2017: Craft spirits - the makers, the flavours, the stories

Simone Musgrave, founder of Musgrave Gin, pioneered the pink gin trend in South Africa after finding a niche in the market whilst working as a trend forecaster...

By Simone Musgrave 13 Jan 2017

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Price of major food commodities fall for fifth year in a row

"Economic uncertainties, including movements in exchange rates, are likely to influence food markets even more so this year."

13 Jan 2017

Low poultry duty on EU 'will decimate jobs in SA'
Low poultry duty on EU 'will decimate jobs in SA'

South African chicken producers, the South African Poultry Association, and labour mainly blame "dumping" of dark chicken meat products, such as legs, for the industry's woes as producers struggle to sustain operations...

By Mark Allix 12 Jan 2017

2017: Weathering a tough year for business
2017: Weathering a tough year for business

Dr Yudhvir Seetharam says it isn't all doom and gloom as he shares his outlook on a few trends that we can expect in 2017 in various industries...

12 Jan 2017

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Future looks bright for Astral as shares soar

While MTN's latest payment-break offer to snare cash-strapped consumers deserves caution...

11 Jan 2017

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Coca-Cola heads for tricky AB InBev deal

Competition analysts believe it will involve another year of detailed engagements with competition regulators in many African countries...

9 Jan 2017

Sugar wars: Coke faces first salvo in US false advertising lawsuit
Sugar wars: Coke faces first salvo in US false advertising lawsuit

Coca-Cola's claims that their SSBs are not linked to obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease will be tested in a lawsuit...

By Sharon Snell 9 Jan 2017

Tiger Brands bosses cash in after failure
Tiger Brands bosses cash in after failure

Months after taking a R2.2bn write-down on its disastrous Nigerian acquisition, Tiger Brands' remuneration committee raised the fees of the directors who had overseen the decision to invest in the value- destroying Dangote Flour Mills...

By Ann Crotty 6 Jan 2017

Pork is healthy, in moderation
Pork is healthy, in moderation

The Medical Research Council states that within a healthy eating plan it is reasonable, healthy and safe for an adult to consume approximately 560 grams of cooked, iron rich meat such as pork, split over a few meal occasions in the course of a week...

6 Jan 2017

Introducing the S'Mores Frappuccino by Starbucks
Introducing the S'Mores Frappuccino by Starbucks

Starbucks have launched a new drink, the S'Mores Frappuccino to celebrate summer and deal with the heat. The S'Mores Frappuccino is a combination of marshmallow-infused whipped cream...

4 Jan 2017

Better rainfall and larger harvest 'could keep repo rate at 7%'
Better rainfall and larger harvest 'could keep repo rate at 7%'

Better rainfall leading to a larger harvest is likely to keep the Reserve Bank's repo rate level at 7% during 2017, BMI Research said...

By Robert Laing 3 Jan 2017

Sea Harvest's success positions it for growth
Sea Harvest's success positions it for growth

Sea Harvest shareholders invested close to R600 million in capital and investment growth this year alone, seeing Sea Harvest becoming one of the largest vertically integrated black-owned fishing companies in the country...

30 Dec 2016

Sugar wars continued: BevSA responds to Dr Sundeep Ruder
Sugar wars continued: BevSA responds to Dr Sundeep Ruder

BevSA says sugar intake is best controlled by education and product reformulation...

30 Dec 2016

Changing the way you think about tequlia
Changing the way you think about tequlia

A new local blend of tequila, Dia Noche Tequila, has been produced in the heart of the Karoo, the only other place where the Agave plant can grow besides Mexico...

28 Dec 2016

Trying out News Cafe’s new cocktail at The Boardwalk are, from left, Mon-Lee March, 24, Luisa Kutz, 33, and Ashley Tessendorf, 25.
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Almost R1,000 for a jug full of high-class summer fizz

A bottle of Luc Belaire Rose champagne, a dash of Tanqueray gin and a big dose of punch certainly sounds like a delicious summer thirst-quencher...

By Athena O'Reilly 23 Dec 2016

Mason launches new range of alcoholic mixed drinks in SA
Mason launches new range of alcoholic mixed drinks in SA

The official launch of Original Mason's took place on 14 December 2016 at The Deck Rooftop & Pool Bar at Cape Quarter Lifestyle Centre. Mason's has transferred the growing global trend in cocktail consumption from the bar into an innovative range and brand of excellent cocktail spritzers...

23 Dec 2016

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Coca-Cola to acquire AB InBev stake in African operations

The world's largest soft-drink maker, Coca-Cola, is to buy multinational beverage and brewing giant Anheuser-Busch InBev's 54.5% stake in Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA), including the South African operation, for $3.15bn, AB InBev announced on Wednesday...

22 Dec 2016

Local industry disappointed with 13.9% increase in duty for EU poultry
Local industry disappointed with 13.9% increase in duty for EU poultry

The South African commercial poultry sector is extremely disappointed with ITAC's "shocking" 13.9% increase in duty for poultry...

20 Dec 2016

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PIC to buy AB InBev's stake in Distell

The Public Investment Corporation, which invests state-employee pension funds, will buy global brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev's stake in Distell...

By Allan Seccombe 19 Dec 2016

#BestofBiz 2016: Retail
#BestofBiz 2016: Retail

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2016 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Retail portal over the past year below.

12 Dec 2016

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Puratos Group to become equal shareholder in Bidcorp Food Africa

The Puratos Group, a Belgian based company is to become an equal shareholder in Bidcorp Food's Bakery Solutions Division (BBS)...

9 Dec 2016

UK bans online ads for junk food targeting children
UK bans online ads for junk food targeting children

Britain will ban junk food ads aimed at children from both print and social media from next year, the advertising rules watchdog said on Thursday, a move welcomed by campaigners against child obesity...

9 Dec 2016

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Chicken imports a threat to SA poultry industry jobs

As the local chicken industry tightens its belt due to an increase in the dumping of imported chicken on the South African market, workers face retrenchments instead of Christmas bonuses...

8 Dec 2016

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