The wine market in South Africa saw a decrease in volumes this year. This is because though the local wine industry increased its volumes in 2012, the import quantities decreased and the export market saw a decrease in 2012.
9 Dec 2013 14:30
The second leg of the Nestlé SA and Pfizer Nutrition transaction - the divestiture of the infant milk formula business of Pfizer Nutrition in SA to Aspen Nutritionals - is set to be heard before the Competition Tribunal from today, 9 December 2013.
By Amanda Visser 9 Dec 2013 12:15
Pioneer Food Group officially opened its new R470m Sasko bakery at Shakaskraal, north of Durban, yesterday, 5 December 2013, giving it better access to the KwaZulu-Natal market.
By Nick Hedley 6 Dec 2013 15:09
Neil Patterson Wines has launched a new sulphite-free wine range, including a 2013 Sauvignon Blanc, 2009 Merlot, 2012 Chenin Blanc and a 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon.
6 Dec 2013 11:07
Unilever broke ground on Thursday, 7 November 2013, for a state-of-the-art ice-cream factory in Midrand‚ which it says will help drive growth for the company in emerging markets.
By Mark Allix 8 Nov 2013 13:45
Woolworths said on Tuesday, 5 November, that it had signed agreements to purchase its franchise businesses in Botswana‚ Namibia‚ Swaziland and Ghana.
By Zeenat Moorad 6 Nov 2013 10:46
The Boschendal Classics range has new labels that tell the stories of people and places that are an integral part of its rich history, dating back to 1685. The range consists of Boschen Blanc, The Rose Garden Rosé (previously the Pavillion Shiraz Rosé), Rachel's Chenin Blanc, Blanc de Noir, Le Bouquet, Larone Shiraz Mourvèdre and Lanoy Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot.
29 Oct 2013 10:43
The legal battle between Shoprite and Massmart (through its Game stores) regarding Shoprite's exclusive rights to sell certain products in the Cape Gate Shopping Centre will place the spotlight on legal issues which are relevant to developers, landlords, retailers and consumers alike.
By Jac Marais 29 Oct 2013 10:03
Sub-Saharan Africa is becoming an increasingly attractive investment frontier. With several of the fastest growing economies located in sub-Saharan Africa, companies from around the world are looking to enter the region in order to escape aggressive competition in their home markets and improve sales.
By James Milne, Sarah O'Carroll and Craig Parker 11 Dec 2013 11:34
Groote Post has renamed its reserve range, Kapokberg, and changed the packaging for the Groote Post and The Old Man's Blend ranges, adding stylish new labels.
9 Dec 2013 09:46
Spaza shops in the townships are more expensive than shops owned by foreigners and large retail shops, the National African Federated Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Nafcoc) said on Thursday (5 December).
6 Dec 2013 10:57
Lay's has launched a new range of Kettle Cooked potato chips with deli-inspired combination flavours: Cheese Gratin & Caramelized Onion; Sundried Tomato with Olive; Jalapeno & Cream Cheese; and Creamy Peppered Fillet.
5 Dec 2013 10:37
The price of Rooibos tea will rise by 15% from January next year because of supply constraints and growing demand, producer Rooibos Limited said on Tuesday (3 December).
4 Dec 2013 08:40
Indications are that the braai might be a rarity these Christmas holidays because of a shortage of red meat.
2 Dec 2013 10:04
Many African countries are farming countries, where agriculture is both a major component of gross domestic product growth as well as local employment and food supply.
By Shaun Harris 26 Nov 2013 07:03
Pioneer Food Group reported a 12% rise in its adjusted headline earnings per share to 456c in the year to September‚ compared with figures for last year.
25 Nov 2013 11:47
In partnership with her brother, John Boyes a farmer and financier, Carrol Boyes is to release a wine collection with her signature artworks on the labels.
22 Nov 2013 13:58
South African Breweries (SAB)‚ the local subsidiary of global brewing giant SABMiller‚ has reported strong results for six months to September.
22 Nov 2013 09:37
Brewing company SABMiller plc (SAB) reported a 4% rise in group net producer revenue on an organic‚ constant currency basis for the six months to September‚ driven by an increase in total beverage volumes and higher revenues per hectolitre.
By Nick Hedley 22 Nov 2013 08:07
A recent study shows that South Africa's small number of fat cats consume more goods than everyone else in the country put together.
By Mpho Sibanyoni 20 Nov 2013 16:20
Representatives of the liquor industry has refuted claims that raising the drinking age from 18 to 21 will have an impact on alcohol use.
20 Nov 2013 07:13
Absolut Elyx is made in Åhus, Sweden exclusively from single estate wheat from the Råbelöf Castle and water from the clean well upon which the copper distillery rests. From seed to bottle, everything is done within a fifteen-mile radius of the distillery, ensuring quality control and perfection in every detail.
18 Nov 2013 12:28
Game Gateway launched its 'Fresh for Less' range this week, the first store in KwaZulu-Natal to get a taste of its fresh food offering that has converted numerous shoppers in the Western Cape and Gauteng since its first appearance in the Western Cape in November 2010. The newly refurbished store will include wider aisles and clearer signage.
15 Nov 2013 08:54
The Spar Group said it had performed solidly with a particularly encouraging second half‚ despite the challenging trading environment.
By Zeenat Moorad 14 Nov 2013 08:42
Whether it is local infrastructure‚ fragmented regulations or unreliable systems‚ operating in Africa is not without its challenges‚ but this was just normal in the course of doing business‚ said the managing director of Procter & Gamble (P&G) South Africa, Michael Yates.
By Zeenat Moorad 13 Nov 2013 08:39
The Food and Allied Workers Union (Fawu) has accepted a 7% wage offer from South African Breweries (SAB)‚ bringing an end to more than a month of strike action characterised by violence and intimidation.
6 Nov 2013 08:55
Ola Magnum has launched its pink and black range consisting of the Pink Pomegranate and Black Espresso ice-creams - and they're just in time for summer.
31 Oct 2013 07:46
As part of its 25th anniversary, Amarula will launch Amarula Gold, a non-cream new, versatile spirit. It will be released into key global markets from the first quarter of next year, following extensive global research and testing. It was positively received at the recent 2013 Tax Free World Association Exhibition in Cannes, where it was unveiled to key partners.
30 Oct 2013 10:17
South Africa's European trading partners - Germany‚ the Netherlands and the UK - are being probed by the International Trade Administration Commission (Itac) for allegedly dumping frozen bone-in chicken portions.
By Amanda Visser 30 Oct 2013 08:52
Fast food group Famous Brands reported a 20% increase in headline earnings per share to 180c for the six months to August.
29 Oct 2013 10:34
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