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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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 (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
Industrial group Tiger Brands says turnover from continuing operations for the first quarter of the current financial year amounted to R7.7bn or 10% higher than the corresponding period last year.
13 Feb 2014 10:13
Nedbank's private-equity arm has bought 30% of carbonated soft drinks producer Little Green Beverages for an undisclosed amount and is looking to invest up to R300m in various companies this year.
By Phakamisa Ndzamela 12 Feb 2014 10:35
The weaker rand poses a looming threat to the drive to encourage South Africans to buy locally produced products‚ say economists.
By Colleen Goko 12 Feb 2014 10:04
Forecourts average 1,000 till transactions per day. If you look at the convenience market, the forecourt is today's 24/7 destination shop where you can buy anything from sweets to newspapers, ice to charcoal.
By Danette Breitenbach 12 Feb 2014 06:40
Celebrate this Valentine's Day with two bottles of wine from Muratie - the flagship white blend Laurens Campher 2013 and the flagship red, Ansela van der Caab 2010 that honour a 17th century love story.
10 Feb 2014 12:38
Clover Industries said that it expects headline earnings per share (HEPS) for the six months ended December to be between 82% and 92% higher than year-earlier period‚ when it reported HEPS of 40.7c.
10 Feb 2014 07:28
Bouchard Finlayson has released four 2013 whites for summer drinking.
7 Feb 2014 11:14
A competitor in the market for fishing and processing canned fish‚ Saldanha Fisheries‚ is opposing the merger between Oceana and Foodcorp.
By Amanda Visser 6 Feb 2014 09:26
Headline earnings per share for Astral Foods over the six months to March will be at least 20% higher when compared with last year‚ the company said on Tuesday (4 February).
5 Feb 2014 07:17
Alcohol abuse costs South Africans an estimated R245bn a year, and policies are needed to mitigate its harm in the same way that smoking is tackled.
4 Feb 2014 05:56
Global brewing company SABMiller's Nigerian subsidiary‚ Intafact Beverages‚ is to expand its brewery in Onitsha‚ south-eastern Nigeria.
24 Jan 2014 10:22
Industrial group AVI has reported a 10.4% rise in revenue from R4,89bn a year ago to R5.40bn for the six months ended December.
24 Jan 2014 09:02
According to research by Mintel, bread consumption in France has declined by 10% over the past 10 years; Italy has seen a decrease from 200g to 80g per capita over the same time and the UK has seen a decline of 2% year-on-year.
By Judy Laidlaw 23 Jan 2014 09:59
The Western Cape government said on Monday, 20 January, it was committed to extending as many opportunities as possible to the youth, and claimed it would continue to push its strategy that aims to see young people in the province becoming economically self-sufficient by the age of 25.
21 Jan 2014 10:48
The Milk Producers' Organisation (MPO) has expressed its concern about the future of the primary dairy industry.
20 Jan 2014 10:38
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