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Uganda's second Slow Food Earth Market launched in Manafwa

The objectives of the Manafwa Earth Market is preserving traditional and local products and bringing together small-scale food producers and consumers...

13 Apr 2017

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Russian Bear #IAMNEXT campaign reaches 2m South Africans

Russian Bear Vodka reached over two million fans in its #IAMNEXT campaign, which exceeded its initial target of 360,000 people on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram...

13 Apr 2017

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Tesco dives into red on accounting scandal

LONDON - Supermarket giant Tesco revealed on Wednesday that it fell into an annual net loss of 40 million due to a costly accounting scandal at Britain's biggest retailer...

13 Apr 2017

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Global wine production falls in 2016

Bad weather in many regions was behind the 3.2 percent fall in global production to 267 million hectolitres (mhl) from 276 million in 2015, the International Organisation of Vine and Wine said at a news conference...

12 Apr 2017

Recognising the value of fresh produce market agents to the industry
Recognising the value of fresh produce market agents to the industry

In principle, the fresh produce markets, together with the integrated role of market agents, are critical to the South African and southern African industry to enable market access for all producers and buyers...

By Lindie Stroebel and Tommie van Zyl 12 Apr 2017

#FreshOnTheShelf: Two new toffee flavours from Darling Sweet
#FreshOnTheShelf: Two new toffee flavours from Darling Sweet

Darling Sweet, which started in the town of Darling three years ago, has added coffee and mint to its range of flavours...

12 Apr 2017

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Millennials increase consumption of hyper-functional foods

Hyper-functional foods, which combine natural ingredients with added vitamins and proteins, such as smoothies or fruit-and-nut bars, are gaining in popularity, as are natural and herbal tonics based on trusted recipes...

12 Apr 2017

Zeder aims to level portfolio
Zeder aims to level portfolio

PSG-controlled agribusiness investor Zeder continues to be dominated by its 27.1% "kingmaker" stake in consumer brands giant, Pioneer Foods...

By Marc Hasenfuss 11 Apr 2017

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Pick n Pay expects FY HEPS to rise 15% to 20%

Pick n Pay expects headline earnings per share in the year to February to rise up to 20% from the year-ago period...

11 Apr 2017

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Sovereign makes a return to spotlight

Sovereign Foods moved back into the spotlight last week when its share price shot back towards its all-time high of 950c on large volume trade...

By Ann Crotty 10 Apr 2017

Smart Shopper card - junk status?
Smart Shopper card - junk status?

I have long been an advocate of Pick n Pay, admiring and talking up how much they do to both attract and retain customers with their Smart Shopper loyalty programme and their various promotions to create sticky customers. That was until...

By Clive Evans 10 Apr 2017

A national PET footprint
A national PET footprint

Mpact's plastic division comprises business clusters serving various markets through the use of diverse technologies and raw materials. One such material is PET (Polyethylene terephthalate)...

Issued by Mpact Plastics 7 Apr 2017

Billionaire Warren Buffet becomes face of Coke in China
Billionaire Warren Buffet becomes face of Coke in China

The likeness of billionaire Warren Buffett is gracing Cherry Coke cans in China, where the company's largest investor enjoys a legendary reputation...

6 Apr 2017

Burgers, breakfasts and beyond with McDonald's SA
Burgers, breakfasts and beyond with McDonald's SA

McDonald's South Africa serves over a million breakfasts every month, meaning that its recent National Breakfast Day promotion...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 6 Apr 2017

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Taste to focus on food in future

Taste Holdings has announced a strategic restructuring that will result in the group focusing in future on food, and probably selling its luxury goods division...

5 Apr 2017

Five week Pick n Pay bakers' strike ends
Five week Pick n Pay bakers' strike ends

A five-week strike by workers who produce baked goods for Pick n Pay appeared to end on Monday. The Johannesburg workers concluded reconciliation talks...

By Trevor Bohatch and Natalie Pertsovsky 5 Apr 2017

BevSA wants more time on sugar tax
BevSA wants more time on sugar tax

BevSA is asking for more time for a total dietary study to be done on obesity before the new tax on SSBs is introduced...

4 Apr 2017

KWV recognised as one of world's top distillers
KWV recognised as one of world's top distillers

KWV in Paarl is the only South African company to have made the ‘World Class Distiller' list, announced at the recently concluded World Spirits Awards...

4 Apr 2017

McDonald's SA celebrates National Breakfast Day with customers
McDonald's SA celebrates National Breakfast Day with customers

McDonald's SA is once again celebrating National Breakfast Day and sharing ‘Little Moments of Lovin' with customers by offering its iconic Egg McMuffin and a small filter coffee for only R10 on 4 April...

Issued by Pacinamix 4 Apr 2017

Go Water launches in South Africa
Go Water launches in South Africa

Go Amplified Caffeinated Water, an energy-boosting water product has been launched in South Africa, at a time when sugar-sweetened drinks...

3 Apr 2017

Coca-Cola Supplier Development Conference aims to grow local procurement
Coca-Cola Supplier Development Conference aims to grow local procurement

In terms of the agreed public interest conditions, which were approved by the Competition Commission, Coca Cola Beverages South Africa held its Supplier Development Conference...

3 Apr 2017

No collusion in fresh produce, say RSA Group
No collusion in fresh produce, say RSA Group

The RSA Group has moved to quash allegations by the Competition Commission that it, along with eight other fresh produce groups, has been fixing prices...

By Colleen Goko 31 Mar 2017

Tribunal nod for PIC holding in Distell
Tribunal nod for PIC holding in Distell

The Competition Tribunal has approved the Public Investment Corporation's (PIC) acquisition of Anheuser-Busch InBev's 26.5% stake in Distell...

By Ann Crotty 30 Mar 2017

Scottish Leader teams up with Dennis Chuene in #NewPerspective video
Scottish Leader teams up with Dennis Chuene in #NewPerspective video

Scottish Leader recently joined forces with South African designer, Dennis Chuene to produce a video that demonstrates what the popular blended Scotch whisky...

30 Mar 2017

Understanding today's omnishopper
Understanding today's omnishopper

It's been a long time since the general store was the go-to place for consumers to pick up everything they needed from week to week...

30 Mar 2017

Coca-Cola collaborates with Gavin Rajah at MBFWCT17
Coca-Cola collaborates with Gavin Rajah at MBFWCT17

During the recent Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town, designer Gavin Rajah partnered with Coca-Cola to unveil four limited edition bottle designs...

30 Mar 2017

#FreshOnTheShelf: Vital launches healthy, on-the-go snack range
#FreshOnTheShelf: Vital launches healthy, on-the-go snack range

Vital Health Foods has introduced a new range of grab-and-go nutritional snacks. The bars, bites and air-popped rice come in a variety of flavours...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 29 Mar 2017

AB InBev bets on renewables for future energy
AB InBev bets on renewables for future energy

Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev), the largest beer group in the world, has committed itself to secure 100% of its purchased electricity...

29 Mar 2017

Bidcorp's Joffe to bow out and list new firm
Bidcorp's Joffe to bow out and list new firm

Bidcorp executive chairman Brian Joffe will step down at the end of June 2017, taking up the role of nonexecutive director of the foodservice company...

By Mark Allix 29 Mar 2017

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