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SA's The Duchess Virgin Gin & Tonic scoops two awards at Global Soft Drinks Congress
SA's The Duchess Virgin Gin & Tonic scoops two awards at Global Soft Drinks Congress

South African non-alcoholic beverage brand, The Duchess Virgin Gin & Tonic, has been awarded Best Adult Drink as well as Best New Drink Concept at the 2018 Zenith Innobev Awards in Prague...

1 day ago

Kenya's Twiga Foods partners IBM for blockchain-based microfinancing
Kenya's Twiga Foods partners IBM for blockchain-based microfinancing

Kenyan agri-tech startup Twiga Foods has partnered IBM Research to extend access to microloans to 220 food stall retailers across Kenya using a blockchain-based financing system...

By Tom Jackson 2 days ago

Mondelez inaugurates $90m 'factory of the future' in Bahrain
Mondelez inaugurates $90m 'factory of the future' in Bahrain

Snack foods giant Mondelez International has invested $90 million into its newest 'factory of the future' in the Kingdom of Bahrain...

2 days ago

Why Unilever is right to consolidate its headquarters in Rotterdam
Why Unilever is right to consolidate its headquarters in Rotterdam

The consumer goods giant Unilever is in the business of what is called "fast moving consumer goods". And in this business - as the name suggests - speed is the name of the game...

By Martin Friesl 3 days ago

Fria's Superfoods expands into mainstream health market
Fria's Superfoods expands into mainstream health market

Fria's Superfoods, a locally owned delicatessen specialising in wholesome treats, has just secured shelf space in Wellness Warehouse Lifestyle on Kloof...

3 days ago

Truman & Orange launches Mionetto prosecco in SA
Truman & Orange launches Mionetto prosecco in SA

One of the world's top-selling prosecco brands, Mionetto, is now available in South Africa....

3 days ago

Oolala Collection Club answers the call for 'clean' beauty
Oolala Collection Club answers the call for 'clean' beauty

Consumers are wising up to the far-reaching environmental, ethical and health benefits of conscious consumption, and a review of our beauty routines are an important part of the lifestyle audits we're undertaking...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 17 Apr 2018

Natural, healthy dog treats to your door with Wolf and Women
Natural, healthy dog treats to your door with Wolf and Women

Wolf and Women is a South African subscription box service that specialises in natural, healthy treats for dogs. Biodegradable treat boxes are delivered to the customer's door containing 30 formulated one-a-day treats...

17 Apr 2018

RTD sports drinks gaining market share
RTD sports drinks gaining market share

Ready to drink (RTD) sports drinks were one of the few segments of the non-alcoholic beverage categories that recorded positive growth for the year 2017...

17 Apr 2018

One of the Castle Lite Unlocks concerts. Image supplied.
Castle Lite's 'Unlocks' concert brings the brand's purpose to life

Juanita Pienaar asks Castle Lite director Becky Opdyke how music ties into the message the brand is trying to convey to its consumers, specifically through the Castle Lite 'Unlocks' concerts...

By Juanita Pienaar 16 Apr 2018

Durex Connect-ED empowers youth to make sound choices about sexual health
Durex Connect-ED empowers youth to make sound choices about sexual health

With sex education playing a significant role in enabling our youth to take full control of their sexual behaviour, Durex's Connect-ED programme aims to make a difference in South African communities...

16 Apr 2018

US poultry delegation scopes out opportunities in SA
US poultry delegation scopes out opportunities in SA

The USA Poultry & Egg Export Council (USAPEEC) hosted its international staff meeting in South Africa recently, bringing producer members to the country to explore opportunities...

16 Apr 2018

Search is on for new Face of Pond's
Search is on for new Face of Pond's

Pond's South Africa is searching for the new face of its brand, who will feature in the company's marketing campaigns and win prizes to the value of a R100,000...

13 Apr 2018

Meet the Maker: Nicole Warden from CopperFox G&T
Meet the Maker: Nicole Warden from CopperFox G&T

The ready-to-drink CopperFox is distilled at the at Time Anchor Distillery, 100% natural and contains 13 African botanicals including Rose geranium, Sour Sea figs, Citrus, Fynbos and Honeybush...

By Samantha Snedorf 13 Apr 2018

Burger King counts on the best nose in town
Burger King counts on the best nose in town

Burger King recently enabled a special Whopper fan to find his way to the closest Burger King restaurant with the help of his guide dog with a one of a kind nose...

Issued by The Jupiter Drawing Room Cape Town 13 Apr 2018

African bottling giant unveils new head office in PE
African bottling giant unveils new head office in PE

Coca-Cola Beverages Africa has announced the opening of its new head office in Port Elizabeth. The building will house the largest Coca-Cola bottler on the African continent...

13 Apr 2018

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China's appetite for macadamias fuel SA industry

The demand for macadamia nuts in China is on the rise and has local farmers feeling optimistic. And for good reason...

12 Apr 2018

Impact of food safety compliance on growth of food and beverage business
Impact of food safety compliance on growth of food and beverage business

We have, of late, experienced an alarmingly high number of food safety-related incidents, both in South Africa and globally. Re-establishing trust in the food safety industry is more necessary than ever...

By Roy Kirby 11 Apr 2018

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Orange River Cellars makes strategic expansion into raisin business

"While we have become renowned as a volume wine producer, everyone knows that bigger is not necessarily better," says Du Plessis, "especially in a wine market where too many large South African producers find themselves as price-takers instead of price-makers."

11 Apr 2018

Health tax deterrent goes up in smoke
Health tax deterrent goes up in smoke

The increase in excise tax on tobacco products above the inflation rate, announced in the Budget Speech in February, was erroneously lauded by tobacco control lobbyists...

11 Apr 2018

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WSA names KWV a World Class Distillery

KWV was recently named a World Class Distillery and received a Double Gold as well as six Gold awards at the 15th World Spirits Awards (WSA) in Germany...

10 Apr 2018

How Pick n Pay shelf space boosted this small, family-owned hygiene business
How Pick n Pay shelf space boosted this small, family-owned hygiene business

While children know how to wash their hands, they often don't, and this is how the idea of Lunch-Box Buddy was developed...

9 Apr 2018

100% beef or nothing at all! It's as real as it gets with your favourite Big Mac
100% beef or nothing at all! It's as real as it gets with your favourite Big Mac

Did you know that your Big Mac is made with only 100% South African certified ground beef, a dash of salt and pepper and layered with only the freshest ingredients sourced from local farms?..

Issued by Pacinamix 9 Apr 2018

AB InBev plans to build $100m brewery in Tanzania
AB InBev plans to build $100m brewery in Tanzania

Global brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) is looking to build a $100 million brewery in Dodoma, Tanzania...

9 Apr 2018

What business is Castle Lite in?
What business is Castle Lite in?

Bogosi Motshegwa writes how Castle Lite has proved that one can build a brand thinking from the periphery...

By Bogosi Motshegwa 9 Apr 2018

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Study sheds light on SA consumers' attitudes towards wine

According to research, South African wine consumers share similar perceptions about wine across different ethnic groups...

6 Apr 2018

Darling Brew declared carbon neutral
Darling Brew declared carbon neutral

Darling Brew in the Western Cape is the first brewery on the continent to be declared carbon neutral...

5 Apr 2018

The master distiller herself
Meet the Maker: Shanna-Rae Wilby

Gin blogger Samantha Snedorf from SamSamButDifferent recently launched a new feature called Meet the Maker. Her first maker is the prominent Johannesburg-based distiller, Shanna-Rae Wilby, who is the chief alchemist and co-owner of Time Anchor Distillery in Maboneng...

By Samantha Snedorf 4 Apr 2018

Not that Newlands: Local beer brand pulls a fast one on the Aussies
Not that Newlands: Local beer brand pulls a fast one on the Aussies

One of South Africa's biggest sporting rivals, the Aussies, recently endorsed a proudly South African beer brand, Newlands Spring Brewing Co., without even realising it...

4 Apr 2018

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