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Mondelez initiative to enhance capacity of cocoa farmers

As production of cocoa has failed to keep pace with world demand, prices have steadily been rising for several years. Mondelez International is taking steps to help cocoa farmers boost production...

21 hours ago

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Judging panel selected for Wine Label Design Awards 2017

The judges for the Wine Label Design Awards 2017 have been selected...

23 hours ago

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Potential health benefit of taxing sugared drinks is overstated, economist says

Reducing the energy content of sugar-sweetened drinks would be a more effective way to combat obesity than implementing a sugar tax, according to research commissioned by beverage industry association BevSA...

By Tamar Kahn 1 day ago

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Nutella maker Ferrero spreads into biscuits

PARIS - Nutella maker Ferrero said on Monday it had bought Belgium's Delacre for an undisclosed sum as it seeks to spread from chocolates to biscuits...

2 days ago

How will the Draft Liquor Amendment Bill of 2016 affect the hospitality industry?
How will the Draft Liquor Amendment Bill of 2016 affect the hospitality industry?

The proposed Draft Liquor Amendment Bill of 2016 is set to complicate South Africa's liquor regulatory environment even more...

2 days ago

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Sweet tidings: Nestle creates low-sugar chocolate that still tastes as good

It's a sweet dream come true for chocoholics - Nestlé has found a way to drastically reduce the amount of sugar in its confectioneries without affecting the taste...

By Shelley Seid 2 days ago

Authentic Mexican beer arrives in SA
Authentic Mexican beer arrives in SA

Mexican beer, Sol, is now available in South Africa just in time for summer refreshment...

2 Dec 2016

#FreshOnTheShelf: Royco launches innovative range of pasta base recipes
#FreshOnTheShelf: Royco launches innovative range of pasta base recipes

Royco has extended its offering in the wet cooking aids category with the launch of a new, innovative range of concentrated Pasta Base recipes...

2 Dec 2016

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Coca-Cola opens first factory in Gaza Strip

GAZA CITY - Coca-Cola formally has opened its first factory in the Gaza Strip, the company announced on Wednesday, in a move that could create hundreds of jobs in the beleaguered Palestinian enclave...

2 Dec 2016

KWV wins Gold at New York International Spirits Competition
KWV wins Gold at New York International Spirits Competition

The KWV has won an International Gold Medal for its 20-year-old potstill brandy and an International Silver Medal for is 15-year-old potstill brandy at the seventh annual New York International Spirits Competition (NYISC)...

30 Nov 2016

Bonnievale Wines celebrates a decade of growth
Bonnievale Wines celebrates a decade of growth

Bonnievale Wines was formally established on 1 November 2006 and its achievements over the last decade have seen it become one of the country's largest producers...

29 Nov 2016

SAPPO establishes Pork 360 Quality Assurance certification programme
SAPPO establishes Pork 360 Quality Assurance certification programme

South African Pork Producers Association (SAPPO) has established Pork 360 Quality Assurance certification programme, which extensively focuses on meat safety, meat quality, traceability and animal welfare. Pork 360 products are available exclusively to Food Lover's Market and Winelands Pork in the Western Cape...

29 Nov 2016

Good news and bad for local poultry industry
Good news and bad for local poultry industry

The good news for the poultry industry is that the worst of the drought is over. The not-so-good news is that the full benefits may take another six months to materialise...

By Ann Crotty 28 Nov 2016

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William Grant & Sons named Distiller of the Year, takes home 60 medals

Earlier this month, the International Wine & Spirits Competition (IWSC) awarded William Grant & Sons the title of Distiller of the Year, the highest honour to be bestowed by the organisation. In addition, the distillery won the title of Scotch Producer of the Year...

25 Nov 2016

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Sovereign to ditch BEE plans

Thirteen months after it first proposed the creation of a controversial black economic empowerment (BEE) scheme, Sovereign Foods has told shareholders it has decided to abandon the plan...

By Ann Crotty 25 Nov 2016

Quantum plans to extend buyback
Quantum plans to extend buyback

Shareholders approve the repurchase of Quantum shares in 'the cheapest investment for the company'...

By Marc Hasenfuss 25 Nov 2016

Winter cereal production estimates increase despite late planting
Winter cereal production estimates increase despite late planting

The commercial production of winter cereals for 2016's past season is now expected to be greater than forecast a month ago...

By Neels Blom 25 Nov 2016

Coca-Cola announced last week it was selling all its bottling assets in mainland China to Hong Kong conglomerate Swire Pacific and COFCO Corporation (AFP Photo/
Chinese Coca-Cola workers strike over asset sale

BEIJING - Coca-Cola workers in three Chinese cities have gone on strike after the US soft drinks giant announced it was selling its bottling interests in the country...

25 Nov 2016

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Tiger Brands turnover soars

Tiger Brands saw turnover from continuing operations jump 11% to R31.7bn as group operating income rose 5% to R4.2bn in the year to September, despite what CEO Lawrence MacDougall called "one of the most challenging trading environments we've seen in a long time"...

24 Nov 2016

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Tiger Brands' profit trebles after ditching the Dangote millstone

Tiger Brands reported aftertax profit of R3.3bn for the year to end-September - 3.5 times higher than the previous year's R942m, which was dragged down by a R2.2bn write-down of its Nigerian acquisition Dangote Flour Mills...

By Robert Laing 23 Nov 2016

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Rhodes and Pioneer warn over drought

Strain could be felt in 2017, food producers say as country swings to importing white maize...

By Colleen Goko 23 Nov 2016

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Astral scratching around for consolidation targets

Astral Foods, the Big Bird of the JSE's poultry sector, was ready to swoop on consolidation opportunities in an embattled industry where margins have been shredded by increased inflows of imported chicken and higher feed costs...

By Marc Hasenfuss 22 Nov 2016

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Nederburg announced South African Wine Producer of the Year

At the 2016 International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) Nederburg was announced as the South African Wine Producer of the Year at a gala in London, late last week. This is the second time it has achieved this prestigious award, the first time was in 2012...

22 Nov 2016

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Acquisitions play important role in Rhodes's growth

A string of acquisitions helped Rhodes Food grow its turnover 37.2% to R4.1bn during the year to end 25 September...

By Pericles Anetos 21 Nov 2016

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DAFF sets West Coast Rock Lobster quota higher than recommended

DAFF has decided to set the West Coast Rock Lobster total allowable catch for the 2016/17 fishing season at significantly higher levels than recommended by fishery scientists, instead of reducing it by a third...

21 Nov 2016

Boschendal winemaker dishes on where the iconic winery is headed
Boschendal winemaker dishes on where the iconic winery is headed

Boschendal winemaker, Lizelle Gerber sheds light on Chenin, the new Chardonnay Pinot Noir blush wine and her nomination as one of the five vintners to be shortlisted for...

21 Nov 2016

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Pioneer Foods: Still plenty left to chew on

Phil Roux is far from satisfied

By Stafford Thomas 18 Nov 2016

McDonalds SA sets example for industry by adopting a more humane supply chain
McDonalds SA sets example for industry by adopting a more humane supply chain

The adoption of cage-free policies by McDonald's and others will rapidly increase the demand for cage-free eggs and lead to new opportunities...

18 Nov 2016

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Pioneer Foods to buy a 49.89% stake in Weetabix East Africa

Pioneer Foods Group Limited announced today that it would buy a 49.89% stake in Weetabix East Africa Limited for an undisclosed amount...

16 Nov 2016

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