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How healthy is your glass of orange juice?

Drinking that glass of orange juice is the healthy thing to do, right? Not always. Not all South African orange juices are equally healthy...

9 hours ago

Craft gins gain favour among South African middle class

A growing taste for premium spirits among an emerging South African middle class has spurred an explosion in boutique gin producers who are using unique local ingredients to flavour their drinks...

By Michelle Gumede 1 day ago

Rottcher adds variety to wine range
Rottcher adds variety to wine range

Frank Theron, owner of Rottcher Wineries, will be taking the business to new heights with a revamped distillery and by launching a variety of new drinks like Limoncello Slush Puppy...

1 day ago

New brining regulations to make chicken unaffordable
New brining regulations to make chicken unaffordable

New brining regulations will make chicken unaffordable and shrink the local poultry sector...

25 Apr 2016

Is SA's health trend boosting fruit juice sales? - Insight Survey
Is SA's health trend boosting fruit juice sales?

Surely, the health fundi battalion, armed with neon à la mode apparel and spurned on by draconian dietary ideology, must be boosting RTD juice sales as they wage their corporeal war against the proverbial 'bulge'?...

Issued by Insight Survey 25 Apr 2016

Campaign to campaign: giving a voice to those affected by injustice
Campaign to campaign: giving a voice to those affected by injustice

The expected increase in the price of bread has been met with concern. We spoke to Amandla.mobi about their campaign against the increase...

By Cari Van Wyk 25 Apr 2016

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Graham Beck changes course with Méthode Cap Classique

Graham Beck Wines will, in future, focus on Méthode Cap Classique and Chris du Toit, CEO, confirmed the decision to endorse the brand's new market direction...

25 Apr 2016

Both the UK and SA plan to tax sugary drinks, but Britain’s finance minister has provided far more details. Image credit: Reuters/Suzanne Plunkett
Let's hope cooldrink tax isn't just a sugar rush

The tax on sugar-sweetened beverages, announced by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan in his February budget speech, will come into effect on 1 April next year...

By Virusha Subban and Yonatan Sher 22 Apr 2016

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Money is tight but alcohol and coffee sales are cooking

Times may be tough, but South Africans are not giving up their morning takeaway coffee fix or their after-work tipple...

By Colleen Goko 21 Apr 2016

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Coca-Cola sales fall on strong dollar, weak Europe demand

BENGALURU - Coca-Cola's sales fell for the fourth straight quarter as demand for its fizzy drinks declined in Europe and a strong dollar eroded the value of sales in markets outside the US, including Latin America...

By Yashaswini Swamynathan 21 Apr 2016

Winemaker, Pieter Walser, put his instincts to the test
Bottling brainwaves

Buried deep in our brains is a complex infrastructure of nerves known as the limbic system that keeps us alive on the most primal level...

20 Apr 2016

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Clover changes low-fat milk to comply with new legislation

In keeping with its Clover's 'Way Better' promise and in line with the R260: Agricultural Product Standards Act passed by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Clover will be implementing a change to the fat content of its low-fat milk variant...

20 Apr 2016

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Cautionaries spark talk that HCI may offload KWV

Rumours are swirling that empowerment conglomerate Hosken Consolidated Investments could sell its controlling stake in wine and brandy producer KWV Holdings...

By Marc Hasenfuss 20 Apr 2016

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Revamped KZN factory to export coffee to Africa

Nestlé on Tuesday launched a recently revamped coffee-producing factory in KwaZulu-Natal that will export the product to the rest of the continent...

By Mpho Sibanyoni 20 Apr 2016

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Rushton shuffles in new board at main Distell subsidiary

There is no mention of an "old guard" in Distell's announcement that five of the executive directors on the board of its unlisted operating company will be replaced by executives who joined the firm after Richard Rushton's appointment as MD in 2013. The changes do not affect listed Distell Group's board...

By Ann Crotty 19 Apr 2016

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People power campaign against bread price increase

SA is about to be hit with a bread price increase. The drought has forced Mzansi to import wheat from overseas, but because of a...

19 Apr 2016

PepsiCo's quarterly net income dropped to $931 million in the first three months of the year (AFP Photo/Justin Sullivan).
PepsiCo first quarter net profits drop

NEW YORK - Non-alcoholic beverage giant PepsiCo Inc reported on Monday a first quarter drop in profits and the sixth consecutive drop in sales blamed on a strong dollar...

19 Apr 2016

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AB InBev to invest R1bn to support smallholder farmers

AB InBev said it would invest R1bn to support smallholder farmers as part of the deal to acquire SABMiller for more than $100bn...

15 Apr 2016

Lay's and Pepsi name #PerfectMatch quarter-finals ticket winners
Lay's and Pepsi name #PerfectMatch quarter-finals ticket winners

Lay's and Pepsi have announced the three winners of the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals tickets: Trevor Pillay from Bloubosrand, Gauteng; Dumisani Shezi from Empangeni, KZN; and Prudence Tshabalala from Pretoria and their partners will be jetting off to Spain this month...

15 Apr 2016

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Tesco rebounds into slender annual net profit

LONDON - British supermarket giant Tesco said on Wednesday that it has rebounded into slender annual net profits, after a vast property writedown and challenging home trade sparked a record loss the previous year...

13 Apr 2016

Giles Brook, CEO of Vita Coco: Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
Vita Coco Coconut Water records record first year in SA

Having launched in South Africa just over a year ago, Vita Coco Coconut Water has experienced the highest first-year sales performance of any market worldwide, including those of the UK and the US, where the brand originated. Average sales per store have been almost 20% higher than those experienced in other Vita Coco markets during the first year...

12 Apr 2016

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GWK unveils Farm Foods factory

GWK unveiled one of the most modern and technologically advanced food production facilities on the continent, the GWK Farm Foods factory...

11 Apr 2016

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Bread price likely to rise 10% after hike in wheat import duty

Bread prices are expected to rise at least 10% as a result of the 34% increase in the import duty on wheat announced by the Treasury...

By Linda Ensor 11 Apr 2016

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ABF sweetens its offer to buy out Illovo shareholders

Shareholders in sugar group Illovo have managed to draw a more palatable buyout offer from majority shareholder Associated British Foods...

By Marc Hasenfuss 11 Apr 2016

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Supply shortages set to trigger rise in the price of milk

As consumers continue to grapple with high food prices triggered by the recent drought and the ailing economy, milk will soon be added to their list of costly staple foods...

6 Apr 2016

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Probe into takeover of SABMiller

The Competition Commission is set to request an extension to Tuesday's deadline for completion of its investigation into the Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) takeover of SABMiller...

By Ann Crotty 4 Apr 2016

Conor Keane, President and CEO of Spring Mobile Solutions with Alastair Gore, MD of Nuva Via.
Spring Mobile Solutions partners with Nuva Via

Spring Mobile Solutions, which provides cloud-based, enterprise-grade mobile applications to consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies globally, has entered into a partnership with local company Nuva Via to expand its South African and African presence...

4 Apr 2016

Tiger Brands' immunity queried
Tiger Brands' immunity queried

The long-running probe into the milling cartel has encountered an obstacle that could strip Tiger Brands of the immunity it received from the Competition Commission...

1 Apr 2016

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Love at first sip for Lira and Johnnie

Johnnie Walker whisky has ditched its regular hunks in suits for the sultry songstress Lira...

By Leonie Wagner 1 Apr 2016

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