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Strike goes on at Coca-Cola
Strike goes on at Coca-Cola

Food and Allied Workers Union (Fawu) members of Coca-Cola Beverages SA (CCBSA) operations in five provinces, including the Eastern Cape, are pushing ahead with a protected strike...

2 days ago

Premfish gets stake in squid operation
Premfish gets stake in squid operation

Premfish has hooked its first acquisition since listing on the JSE in March. The company announced the acquisition of a 53.5% controlling stake in squid specialist Talhado Fishing Enterprises for R106m...

By Marc Hasenfuss 2 days ago

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WAZA signs MoU to help make sustainably produced palm oil the norm

The World Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the RSPO have signed a five-year MoU to further transformation of markets and make sustainable palm oil the norm...

2 days ago

Cognac craze in US, China prompts Hennessy expansion
Cognac craze in US, China prompts Hennessy expansion

The world's biggest brandy producer Hennessy on Wednesday opened a new plant in southwest France to try to satisfy the seemingly insatiable thirst for its liquor in the US and Asia...

3 days ago

Separating myths from facts: Understanding food labels and innovation in food production
Separating myths from facts: Understanding food labels and innovation in food production

We have to produce more food with less. This can only be done through innovation and technology in food production, but for many consumers and retailers, innovation and technology are misunderstood...

3 days ago

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Bird flu outbreak sees egg shortage, hefty price increases on the cards for SA

The bird flu outbreak in South Africa has wiped out more than 15% of layer hens and with the resultant shortage of table eggs, comes the prospect of hefty price increases...

18 Oct 2017

Drought threatens industry, but fine wine booms
Drought threatens industry, but fine wine booms

A significant drop in yield on an already unprofitable model means the industry will take a serious hit in 2018. The lack of rain during winter has left vines across the Cape without the required water reserves...

By Roland Peens 18 Oct 2017

Costs push moms into unhealthy food options
Costs push moms into unhealthy food options

The food industry and the government must implement "drastic measures" to curb the rising cost of healthy food, say local nutritionists...

By Dave Chambers 16 Oct 2017

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SA stone fruit producers remain positive despite drought challenges

Despite the challenges of the drought, stone fruit producers have proven themselves resilient and South African can fulfil its commitments to the market for the 2017/2018 season...

16 Oct 2017

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From the tree into the frying pan: The olive oil journey

As world demand increases, South Africa is stepping up to the plate in meeting the shortage of quality, fresh olive oil...

By Wessel Lemmer 13 Oct 2017

Nigeria's VoomNow starts exporting local produce
Nigeria's VoomNow starts exporting local produce

Nigerian assisted shopping startup VoomNow has started exporting local produce to the United States (US), making local food stuffs such as catfish, egusi and noodles available...

By Tom Jackson 13 Oct 2017

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Black model in Dove video says ad 'misinterpreted'

LONDON - The black model who appeared in a Dove advert which triggered accusations of racism insisted Wednesday that she was not a victim and that the commercial had been misinterpreted...

12 Oct 2017

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Sovereign Foods shareholders approve Bidco offer, delisting from JSE

Subject to obtaining the outstanding regulatory approvals, ownership of Sovereign Foods will pass to Bidco who will acquire 100% of the Sovereign shares in issue...

12 Oct 2017

Good news at last for shoppers
Good news at last for shoppers

Food is getting cheaper - but you probably haven't noticed. Data released on Wednesday show prices of vegetables, oils, fats, bread, cereals, fruit and fuel have fallen...

By Nico Gous 12 Oct 2017

Dove blunder highlights the need for ethical transformation
Dove blunder highlights the need for ethical transformation

The recent social media storm over Dove's latest advertising campaign bears testimony to the increasing power of social media platforms and how brands are being held accountable for their every move...

By Madelain Roscher 11 Oct 2017

Aquafresh and University of Witwatersrand close off Oral Health Care Month with a bang
Aquafresh and University of Witwatersrand close off Oral Health Care Month with a bang

Oral care brand Aquafresh, in partnership with Wits' Department of Community Dentistry, commemorated Oral Health Care month at Muzomuhle Primary School in Diepsloot West, in Johannesburg...

Issued by Aquafresh 11 Oct 2017

TFG latest to flee from Gupta auditor
TFG latest to flee from Gupta auditor

TFG is the latest JSE-listed company to drop KPMG as its auditor. The retail group made the announcement just hours after Telkom said it would not award any new business to KPMG...

11 Oct 2017

‘White like me' advert grounds Dove
‘White like me' advert grounds Dove

Body wash advertisement is a complete wash-out, but brand specialist says apologetic company is likely to survive unscathed amid calls to boycott the product...

By Jeremy Maggs 10 Oct 2017

Two Starbucks outlets confirmed for Durban
Two Starbucks outlets confirmed for Durban

Starbucks and Taste Holdings have confirmed the locations for two new Starbucks stores in Durban. Florida Road will play stage to the first Starbucks in the city...

10 Oct 2017

Dove apologises for ‘racist' whitewashing ad, social media won't accept
Dove apologises for ‘racist' whitewashing ad, social media won't accept

NEWSWATCH: Dove comes out unclean after apologising for its latest advertising campaign that depicted a black woman turning white after using its shower cream...

By Jessica Tennant 9 Oct 2017

Freshmark MD Dr Johan van Deventer with Tru-Cape director and grower Derek Corder.
Tru-Cape reaches over 20m apples, pears supplied to Shoprite Group

To date the Shoprite Group has purchased over 20 million cartons of apples and pears for its Shoprite and Checkers customers in 2,689 outlets throughout 15 African countries and the Indian Ocean Islands from Tru-Cape...

9 Oct 2017

Propak Cape to showcase latest in packaging, processing, printing and plastics
Propak Cape to showcase latest in packaging, processing, printing and plastics

The Propak Cape exhibition, taking place from 24-26 October at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, will showcase the latest innovations in packaging...

6 Oct 2017

AB InBev completes deal to sell interest in Coca-Cola Beverages Africa
AB InBev completes deal to sell interest in Coca-Cola Beverages Africa

Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) said on Thursday it had completed a deal to sell its 54.5% in Coca-Cola Beverages Africa...

5 Oct 2017

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NAEB markets Rwandan tea under national tea brand

Rwandan tea will now be marketed under the Rwanda National Tea brand name as one of the ways to strengthen consumer confidence, as well as promote and ensure its competitiveness on the local and global markets...

By Peterson Tumwebaze 5 Oct 2017

Retail sales show resurgence in August
Retail sales show resurgence in August

Nominal retail sales for August 2017 grew a substantial 8.1% versus the same month last year...

5 Oct 2017

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AB InBev Africa appoints Dentsu Aegis

AB InBev Africa has appointed Dentsu Aegis as its media planning and buying agency for its Africa business...

4 Oct 2017

#FreshOnTheShelf: Sovereign Foods extends bread coated, cooked chicken range
#FreshOnTheShelf: Sovereign Foods extends bread coated, cooked chicken range

Sovereign Foods has released a new crumbed range of coated chicken products with inclusions of real cheese, following a year's development.

3 Oct 2017

SA companies explore opportunities in Tunisia, Algeria
SA companies explore opportunities in Tunisia, Algeria

A delegation of South African companies is currently on a trade and investment mission in Tunisia and Algeria, where they are exploring export markets...

3 Oct 2017

I.Coast freezes cocoa farmer prices due to falling rates
I.Coast freezes cocoa farmer prices due to falling rates

Ivory Coast, the world's top cocoa grower, set its minimum rate for farmers at 700 CFA francs per kilo for the 2017-18 crop, a steep drop over the previous year, due to falling global prices...

3 Oct 2017

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