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The sustainability of organic wine production

Several wine estates in SA are following the trend of converting to organic wine producing and processing, in the footsteps of its major export markets. However, is organic wine production as financially sustainable as it is environmentally?

2 days ago

Pulse flour spikes in popularity
Pulse flour spikes in popularity

According to research by TMR, an increasing awareness among consumers about the importance of a protein-rich diet has had a positive influence on the growth of the pulse flour market...

2 days ago

China, Hong Kong top hubs for fake goods: Europol
China, Hong Kong top hubs for fake goods: Europol

China and Hong Kong are overwhelmingly the largest shipment centres for fake goods sold around the world, in a growing, complex battle against sophisticated counterfeiters...

2 days ago

PMI to invest $320m into German Heets production facility
PMI to invest $320m into German Heets production facility

Philip Morris International (PMI) will invest approximately $320 million in a new high-tech facility in Dresden, Germany, to produce Heets...

3 days ago

Treasury rejects claims of calamitous job losses from sugar tax
Treasury rejects claims of calamitous job losses from sugar tax

Treasury has rejected claims of calamitous job losses resulting from the imposition of a health promotion levy...

By Linda Ensor 3 days ago

Diageo buys George Clooney's tequila Casamigos for $1bn
Diageo buys George Clooney's tequila Casamigos for $1bn

Diageo, the British maker of alcoholic drinks, said Wednesday it had agreed to buy Casamigos, an upscale tequila brand co-founded by George Clooney...

3 days ago

Image credit: EY Canada via Twitter
AGT Foods CEO scoops EY World Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 title

President and CEO of AGT Foods, Murad Al-Khatib, was picked from 59 individuals representing 49 countries and named EY World Entrepreneur of the Year 2017...

20 Jun 2017

#YoungGunsB2B: Discovering SA's hottest wine talent
#YoungGunsB2B: Discovering SA's hottest wine talent

Wine Cellar once again identified SA's hottest young winemaking talent - breaking the rules and pushing the limits at their annual Young Guns event. The directors of Wine Cellar talks about discovering the Young Guns...

19 Jun 2017

Ceres grower imports, cultivates Witlof roots to increase supply
Ceres grower imports, cultivates Witlof roots to increase supply

Witlof, also know as Belgian Endive, costs more to produce than many other leafy vegetables. A Witlof grower is now importing roots directly from The Netherlands to increase production at a purpose-built hydroponic facility in Ceres...

19 Jun 2017

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Why BAT is confident of market gain

Cigarette group British American Tobacco (BAT) says it expects robust volume growth and further market share gains in the half-year to June...

19 Jun 2017

Tabasco Flavour Lab: a showcase of versatility
Tabasco Flavour Lab: a showcase of versatility

Lovers of McIlhenny Company's Tabasco products huddled within the cosy confines of Villa 47 in Bree Street for the brand's first local Flavour Lab event...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 19 Jun 2017

Glimmer of hope for second quarter as retail sales up 1.5% y/y
Glimmer of hope for second quarter as retail sales up 1.5% y/y

Retail sales grew faster than economists expected in April, the first month of the second quarter, Statistics SA reported on Wednesday...

By Sunita Menon 15 Jun 2017

Big decline in consumer goods industry
Big decline in consumer goods industry

Consumer goods companies have been through the mill due to a slowdown in consumer spending...

By Colleen Goko 14 Jun 2017

Nulaid acquires pasteurised egg brand
Nulaid acquires pasteurised egg brand

Having acquired Safe Eggs, Nulaid will relaunch the pasteurised brand under the Nulaid label...

13 Jun 2017

Malt beer and flavoured alcoholic beverages market under pressure
Malt beer and flavoured alcoholic beverages market under pressure

BMI Research has released its recent research on the malt beer and flavoured alcoholic beverages, both of which show a decline in 2016...

13 Jun 2017

Global food prices climb in May: FAO
Global food prices climb in May: FAO

Global food commodity prices rose for the first time in three months in May 2017, with the FAO Food Price Index averaging 172.6 points...

12 Jun 2017

Qatar's packaged food industry to take heavy hit amid diplomatic crisis
Qatar's packaged food industry to take heavy hit amid diplomatic crisis

Qatar's packaged food industry is expected to take a severe blow following the announcement that Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt and Bahrain are cutting diplomatic ties...

8 Jun 2017

Sugar tax under fire from producers, unions and business
Sugar tax under fire from producers, unions and business

Cosatu, Busa and Sasasay introducing a sugar tax should be delayed as it will have a negative effect on employment in the industry...

8 Jun 2017

#FreshOnTheShelf: John Dewar & Sons Scotch whiskies arrive in SA
#FreshOnTheShelf: John Dewar & Sons Scotch whiskies arrive in SA

John Dewar & Sons introduced South Africa to two of its brands Dewar's and Aultmore with a launch in Cape Town...

6 Jun 2017

Blockchain seen as tool in food safety
Blockchain seen as tool in food safety

The food industry is turning to the same technology used by virtual currencies to strengthen food safety and inventory management by tracking meats and crops...

6 Jun 2017

Water from Air bottling plants offer entrepreneurial opportunities
Water from Air bottling plants offer entrepreneurial opportunities

To overcome the current water shortages around the country, a South African company, Water from Air, is offering entrepreneurial opportunities for businesses...

6 Jun 2017

Stefan Rabe, Bounty Brands CEO.
Bounty on track for listing

Bounty Brands, the acquisitive, fast-moving consumer goods conglomerate, has enticed the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to become a strategic investor...

By Marc Hasenfuss 6 Jun 2017

Ascendis buys up more European pharma businesses
Ascendis buys up more European pharma businesses

Ascendis Health is on the acquisition trail once again with the purchase of Romanian pharma companies, Sunwave and NHP Natural Health Pharma...

5 Jun 2017

#GFWS2017: Good brand hunting at the Good Food & Wine Show 2017
#GFWS2017: Good brand hunting at the Good Food & Wine Show 2017

Not a regular attendee of foodie events, I wandered from the furthest reaches of the CTICC parking to collect my accreditation...

By Terry Levin 5 Jun 2017

Tiger Brands gets territorial in SA
Tiger Brands gets territorial in SA

When Lawrence MacDougall stepped into the position of Tiger Brands CEO in March last year, a lot was expected of him...

5 Jun 2017

Tongaat finds sweet spot in Zimbabwe
Tongaat finds sweet spot in Zimbabwe

In 2016, Zimbabwe banned the importation of sugar, among other items, to shore up local industries. This increased local demand and consumption...

31 May 2017

Reviewing freedom of choice, as plain packaging tobacco rules considered
Reviewing freedom of choice, as plain packaging tobacco rules considered

Freedom of choice flies out the window when so-called ‘bad' choices can summarily be overruled or interfered with by government...

By Martin van Staden 31 May 2017

Protection of poultry industry is key to short-term survival, but not the long-term answer
Protection of poultry industry is key to short-term survival, but not the long-term answer

Producers need to look at alternative solutions to ensure the industry's long-term survival and to establish South Africa as a competitive global player...

By Chris Coombes 30 May 2017

Clover warns of earnings fall
Clover warns of earnings fall

Investors skimmed 7% off Clover's share price in intraday trade on Monday after the dairy products group said that it expected to report a drop of as much as 65%...

By Colleen Goko 30 May 2017

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