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Jumia to become Africa's one stop online destination
Jumia to become Africa's one stop online destination

With a new vision, the Africa Internet Group is connecting its companies into Jumia's ecosystem which will give access to products and services from its e-commerce platforms...

2 days ago

If food labels aren't simple, consumers may ignore them
If food labels aren't simple, consumers may ignore them

Consumers gather information about food from a variety of sources including their families, the media and through education. But another way that they can get the information is through...

By Nelene Koen 2 days ago

Heineken seeks brewers' pledge on fridge space and 'dirty tricks'
Heineken seeks brewers' pledge on fridge space and 'dirty tricks'

Major rival Heineken on Wednesday hit SABMiller and Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) with a slew of conditions it wants the Competition Tribunal to impose on the $108bn merger...

By Fifi Peters 3 days ago

Nestlé to offer jobs training to 300,000 African youths
Nestlé to offer jobs training to 300,000 African youths

ABIDJAN - Swiss company Nestlé will offer on-the-job training for 300,000 African youths to offset high unemployment that poses "severe economic and social challenges" for the continent, the company announced on Tuesday...

23 Jun 2016

#FreshOffTheShelf: Amarula launches new bottle to celebrate elephant conservation
#FreshOffTheShelf: Amarula launches new bottle to celebrate elephant conservation

Amarula Cream is asking travellers everywhere to celebrate African elephants and their conservation with a new bottle, which will be launched through travel retail stores...

21 Jun 2016

Mosaic cellar team: Germain Lehodey, Mari Dartnall, Chantel Dartnall, and Moses Magwaza.
International awards recognise Mosaic at the Orient

Mosaic at the Orient, South Africa's Restaurant of the Year, has won the Best Overall in Region Award at the 2016 World's Best Wine Lists Awards. The restaurant also took awards for the Best Champagne and Sparkling Wine List; Best Dessert and Fortified Wine List; Best By The Glass Wine List; Best Hotel Wine List; and a special Jury Prize...

21 Jun 2016

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Brait reports 76% growth in net asset value per share

Brait, the owner of UK chains New Look, Virgin Active and Iceland Foods along with South African fast moving consumer goods group Premier, reported on Tuesday that its net asset value per share grew 76.7% to R77.12 over the year to end-March...

By Robert Laing 15 Jun 2016

The new kid on the block: Sales Mobility
The new kid on the block: Sales Mobility

Most sales managers dream of a more effective and efficient sales team. Luckily, every now and then a new tool surfaces that has the ability to nudge that team further in the right direction...

By Daniel Bruwer, Issued by Field Office 14 Jun 2016

Market-leading machines for the food and beverage industry
Market-leading machines for the food and beverage industry

Pyrotec PackMark offers a wide range of high-performance coding and labelling solutions specifically engineered for fast, accurate and reliable packaging lines in the food and beverage industry...

Issued by Pyrotec 14 Jun 2016

Makro store in Midrand, Johannesburg.
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Tribunal to hear Massmart case against lease exclusivity clauses

JSE-listed Massmart has not given up the fight against lease exclusivity clauses which have hampered its expansion in malls around the country...

By Colleen Goko 14 Jun 2016

Bounty CEO Stefan Rabe.
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Four buyouts bring Bounty nearer listing

Bounty Brands, the fast-growing consumer products distributor controlled by investment company Coast 2 Coast, has taken a big step towards securing foreign and local listings by snagging acquisitions worth a collective R1.2bn...

By Marc Hasenfuss 13 Jun 2016

FMCG sector: Walking the tightrope between margins and prices
FMCG sector: Walking the tightrope between margins and prices

How can FMCG manufacturers and retailers best walk the tightrope between maintaining profit margins on the one hand and remaining affordable to cash-strapped consumers on the other?...

Issued by Atmosphere PR 13 Jun 2016

Is the global health trend bringing out the 'best' in tea?
Is the global health trend bringing out the 'best' in tea?

Insight Survey's latest SA Tea Industry Landscape Report 2016 carefully unfolds the global and local tea markets based on the latest information and research...

Issued by Insight Survey 13 Jun 2016

Tiger says exit from Ethiopia does not signal a retreat from the rest of Africa
Tiger says exit from Ethiopia does not signal a retreat from the rest of Africa

Food producer Tiger Brands on Thursday pulled the plug on a second major African market, with the sale of its stake in an Ethiopian business - less than six months after it disposed of a Nigerian venture...

By Fifi Peters 10 Jun 2016

Woolworths store at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town.
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Woolworths well on its way to healthier queues

By the end of June, half of all Woolworths stores will have removed sweets and chocolates from the checkout aisle, and replaced them with "better snacking options", says the retailer...

By Colleen Goko 10 Jun 2016

Clover clinches first place in globally recognised reputation index
Clover clinches first place in globally recognised reputation index

Clover has claimed top spot in the Reputation Institute's study of the most reputable companies in South Africa in 2016...

Issued by Clover 9 Jun 2016

Lancome faces growing anger and protests in Hong Kong
Lancome faces growing anger and protests in Hong Kong

HONG KONG - Cosmetics giant Lancome closed some of its outlets in Hong Kong Wednesday as protesters gathered at a major mall after the company cancelled a concert featuring a local singer critical of China...

9 Jun 2016

Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller branded beers.
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Tribunal go-ahead for brewers' deal expected in July

The Competition Tribunal is expected to give the go-ahead to the Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller merger in the first week of July, with some tweaking of the conditions imposed by the Competition Commission...

By Ann Crotty 9 Jun 2016

UN announces global standard to measure food waste
UN announces global standard to measure food waste

The FLW Standard is a set of global definitions and...

8 Jun 2016

Doing what the cool kids do, staying trendy with Snapchat’s greatest feature.
#BehindtheSelfie with... Kevin Dunbar

This week, we find out what's really going on behind the selfie with Kevin Dunbar, the only student nominee in the 2016 IAB Bookmark Awards and currently lead designer at craft cider startup, Sxollie Cider...

By Leigh Andrews 8 Jun 2016

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Cabinet mulls crackdown on booze adverts

This week, the cabinet could approve policy recommendations that would lead to the disappearance of marketing of alcoholic beverages from primetime slots on TV...

By Asha Speckman 7 Jun 2016

Big wins for Nederburg at the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show
Big wins for Nederburg at the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show

Nederburg has won two trophies, three gold and five silver medals at this year's Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show and has emerged as one of the top-three performers in the competition...

3 Jun 2016

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Distell share surges on sell-off ruling

The Distell share price has surged 6% since the Competition Commission ruled that SABMiller had to sell its 27% stake in the cider and spirits group...

By Ann Crotty 3 Jun 2016

Woolworths achieves seafood goals
Woolworths achieves seafood goals

Eight years ago, Woolworths introduced its sustainable seafood policy and since then has become South Africa's first retailer to sign the WWF-SASSI Retail Charter...

3 Jun 2016

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The changing face of retail: Skincare online

The local online shopping pool has increased drastically in size since 2014, with South African consumers taking advantage of this quick, easy way to scratch their retail itch...

2 Jun 2016

Cabernet Sauvignon Report recognises Plaisir de Merle
Cabernet Sauvignon Report recognises Plaisir de Merle

The Plaisir de Merle Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 vintage has been singled out as one of the top three selected in this year's exclusive report on South African Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine received a rating of 93 out of 100 - third-highest in a flight of only 60 wines selected by the judging panel and announced this week...

2 Jun 2016

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Chicken producer manages tiny rise

Chicken producer Sovereign Foods has reported an increase in full-year earnings of 5% to 108.4c a share for the period to end-February...

By Ann Crotty 2 Jun 2016

Nestlé publishes nutrition and health commitments
Nestlé publishes nutrition and health commitments

Food has entered a new phase and today's consumer is looking for something more...

1 Jun 2016

Two trophies for Neethlingshof at the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show
Two trophies for Neethlingshof at the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show

Neethlingshof in Stellenbosch has won the trophy for the Best Dessert Museum Class Wine and also the overall Best Museum Class Wine for its 2009 Neethlingshof Short Story Collection Maria Noble Late Harvest at this year's Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show...

1 Jun 2016

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