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ACDOCOSA wins international distributor award
ACDOCOSA wins international distributor award

Leading international consumer goods company, Church & Dwight, has bestowed ACDOCO South Africa with the 2016 award for Consistent Growth and Successful Brand Relaunches....

Issued by ACDOCOSA 3 days ago

SABMiller CEO Alan Clark will receive as much as R1.2bn in bonuses and share options when the merger with AB InBev is completed.
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Merger brews up unequal rewards

The $74bn union between brewing titans SABMiller and Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) is on the cusp of completion. After all the boxes are ticked, minority shareholders of the South African brewing icon will be first in line to cash in their shares at the lucrative offer price of £44 each.

By Fifi Peters 3 days ago

Margarine maker settles with watchdog over collusion with Unilever
Margarine maker settles with watchdog over collusion with Unilever

Margarine and cooking oil maker Sime Darby Hudson Knight agreed to pay a R35m fine for colluding with Unilever, the Competition Commission said on Thursday...

By Robert Laing 3 days ago

Sime Darby Hudson Knight signs consent agreement over collusive conduct
Sime Darby Hudson Knight signs consent agreement over collusive conduct

The Competition Tribunal on Wednesday said the Competition Commission had signed a consent agreement with edible fats and oil refinery producer Sime Darby Hudson Knight over collusive conduct...

By Mark Allix 21 Jul 2016

Chris Schutte.
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High feed costs could force permanent production cuts at Astral Foods

Astral Foods will consider permanent production cuts if feed costs stay high and South African consumers remain under pressure, with the broiler-chicken maker trimming output for a second time this year and reducing workers' hours to curb costs...

By Tshepiso Mokhema 21 Jul 2016

Nestle's pet food unit to merge with owner of Bob Martin
Nestle's pet food unit to merge with owner of Bob Martin

The Competition Commission on Wednesday approved a merger between Nestle SA's pet food business and the company that owns Bob Martin, which makes snacks and treats for dogs...

By Fifi Peters 21 Jul 2016

PMA Fresh Connections designed for SA's fresh produce sector
PMA Fresh Connections designed for SA's fresh produce sector

The PMA Fresh Connections Conference and Expo 2016 will be held at the CSIR International Convention Centre in Pretoria from 17-18 August...

By Cari Van Wyk 21 Jul 2016

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Savanna announces nominees for the 2016 Savanna Newcomer Award

Savanna Premium Cider has announced the names of the five nominees for the 2016 Savanna Newcomer Award...

19 Jul 2016

EU offers milk farmers €500m to shore up prices
EU offers milk farmers €500m to shore up prices

BRUSSELS - The EU announced on Monday another €500m for the bloc's farmers to help reverse the plunge in prices shaking the dairy industry, bringing the total support to one billion euros...

19 Jul 2016

Sugar tax paper set to stir up sticky debate
Sugar tax paper set to stir up sticky debate

Now that the Treasury has published for comment its policy paper on the tax of sugar-sweetened beverages, a debate about the sugar tax proposal can begin in earnest...

By Hilary Joffe 19 Jul 2016

#FreshOffTheShelf: New logo, packaging and brand ambassador for Stimorol
#FreshOffTheShelf: New logo, packaging and brand ambassador for Stimorol

Stimorol has introduced a new logo and packaging design and added a new brand ambassador to its current duo...

15 Jul 2016

Professor Elain Vlok and Mama Mirriam Toni.
Mama Mirriam wins Clover Mama Afrika Smarties Week

At the Clover Mama Afrika Smarties Week, a hands-on training course that sees the Clover Mama Afrika women travel from different provinces to partake in a week of value added workshops, Mama Mirriam Toni has won the Ultimate Cleanliness and Hygiene Award...

15 Jul 2016

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MoU to improve fresh fruit trade with Italy

In order to promote mutual trade and investment opportunities in the fresh fruit sectors between South Africa and Italy, Fruit South Africa and the AICE have signed a MoU...

15 Jul 2016

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Cool technology with a conscience

UK supermarket chain Sainsbury's has become the first company in the world to introduce a refrigerated delivery truck cooled by a liquid nitrogen powered engine, which the company says will eliminate all emissions associated with refrigeration...

14 Jul 2016

South African malt beer shows little growth
South African malt beer shows little growth

BMi Research has released its report on the South African malt beer market, which indicates that this is a mature market, with traditionally little change in volume growth per annum...

14 Jul 2016

Andy Watts
Bain's Cape Mountain Whisky wins Whiskies of the World Trophy

At the International Spirits Competition (ISC), held recently in London, Bain's Cape Mountain Whisky won Whiskies of the World Trophy, one of only three whiskies in the category that featured many international brands, to have been bestowed a trophy...

13 Jul 2016

New TVC for All Gold range
New TVC for All Gold range

TBWA\Hunt Lascaris has created a new TVC and online ad for All Gold, as part of the brand's revamped packaging...

13 Jul 2016

Your chocolate gets smaller but pricier
Your chocolate gets smaller but pricier

Consumers are getting less bang for their hard-earned bucks as manufacturers downsize their products to contain costs. Prices, however, have remained the same and, in some cases, increased...

By Colleen Goko 13 Jul 2016

Country Bird set to block Sovereign's BEE scheme
Country Bird set to block Sovereign's BEE scheme

Country Bird Holdings (CBH) looks to be on track to block a proposed scheme that threatens to put control of Sovereign Foods out of its reach...

By Ann Crotty 12 Jul 2016

Country Bird CEO Kevin James.
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Sovereign executives plan to feather their nests in takeover

As Country Bird scooped up another 3.5m Sovereign Food shares on Friday, details began to emerge of plans for a huge payout to the top six Sovereign executives in the event of a hostile takeover...

By Ann Crotty 11 Jul 2016

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FAO: Biggest food price jump in four years

In June, international food commodity prices shot up 4.2 percent, the steepest monthly increase in...

11 Jul 2016

Rebranding exercise increases chocolate slab sales by 48%
Rebranding exercise increases chocolate slab sales by 48%

Beyers Chocolates appointed integrated agency, Stratitude, to redesign its new slab range, which resulted in an increases of 48% in sales over the existing range...

11 Jul 2016

Pieter de Bod and André van der Veen.
International Spirit Challenge awards 'World's Best Producer' and 'World's Best Brandy' to KWV

At the 2016 International Spirit Challenge Awards in London earlier this week, the KWV won the prestigious title of World's Best Brandy/Cognac Producer for the second year and World's Best Brandy for its KWV15, beating Cognacs and brandies from 70 countries...

8 Jul 2016

Danone aims for organic top spot with US takeover
Danone aims for organic top spot with US takeover

PARIS - French dairy giant Danone said on Thursday it had agreed to buy US organic foods producer WhiteWave Foods with a view to creating a world leader for organic produce...

8 Jul 2016

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Why the SABMiller megadeal is a headache for the Reserve Bank

From the rand's perspective, now would be a good time for the government to announce whatever bad news or bizarre Cabinet appointments it might have up its sleeve...

By Ann Crotty 8 Jul 2016

Nestlé Art Project selects 15 South African art students
Nestlé Art Project selects 15 South African art students

The Nestlé Art Project, part of Nestlé South Africa's centenary commemoration, has shortlisted 15 South African art students from secondary and tertiary institutions as finalists...

8 Jul 2016

The Glenlivet takes Gold at International Spirits Challenge
The Glenlivet takes Gold at International Spirits Challenge

At the International Spirits Challenge, held in June 2016 in the UK, The Glenlivet achieved gold for its Master Distiller's Reserve and seven silver awards...

7 Jul 2016

Sparkling soft drinks see volume, value growth
Sparkling soft drinks see volume, value growth

BMi Research has released its report on the sparkling soft drinks category. The category saw a volume growth in 2015, compared to 2014, following the trend of relatively healthy growth during the three preceding years...

7 Jul 2016

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Country Bird finally swoops on Sovereign with firm buyout offer

After months of speculation, unlisted poultry group Country Bird Holdings (CBH) has finally swooped on Eastern Cape-based rival Sovereign Food Investments, with firm intention for a premium-priced buyout offer...

By Marc Hasenfuss 7 Jul 2016

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