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Skip Fashion Exchange drives sustainability in the fashion industry
Skip Fashion Exchange drives sustainability in the fashion industry

The Skip Fashion Exchange, featuring as a pop-up shop at Melrose Arch from 9am - 6pm on 26 August to 4 September 2016, offers participants a unique chance to exchange their high-end clothes for premium replacements. Amanda Du Pont, Palesa Mahlaba and Roxy Burger have all contributed to the exchange, so there are some celebrity fashion items in the mix.

9 hours ago

Stellenbosch University.
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SA students win award for nutritious version of Nutella

A nutritious version of Nutella has earned six Stellenbosch University food science students second place in the International Union of Food Science and Technology's (IUFoST) Food Science Students Fighting Hunger product development competition...

By Wendy Knowler 12 hours ago

Higher wheat import duties mean bread will cost R1 more a loaf
Higher wheat import duties mean bread will cost R1 more a loaf

A loaf of bread will cost South African consumers nearly R1 more to buy at the till following the approval of an increase in the import duty on wheat, according to the National Chamber of Milling...

1 day ago

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Profit warning sends RCL tumbling 6%

RCL Foods' share price endured a plucking on Thursday after its profit warning sent SA's second-largest chicken producer falling as much as 6% on the JSE...

By Fifi Peters 2 days ago

Flora Blend Bar opens at The Zone@Rosebank
Flora Blend Bar opens at The Zone@Rosebank

A new pop-up store has opened at The Zone@Rosebank offering consumers a free taste of Flora margarine, blended onsite with varying seeds to create new flavours...

3 days ago

Is the sports and energy drinks market 'stepping up'?
Is the sports and energy drinks market 'stepping up'?

Insight Survey's latest SA Sports and Energy Drinks Industry Landscape Report 2016 carefully unfolds the sports and energy drink markets based on the latest information and research...

Issued by Insight Survey 3 days ago

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Wine industry prop is now a world standard

Wine enthusiasts, especially those whose preference is for small-batch production of handcrafted wines, conveniently forget for most of the 20th century the Cape wine industry...

19 Aug 2016

Nestlé posts sluggish first half profits
Nestlé posts sluggish first half profits

GENEVA - Nestlé, the world's largest food company, on Thursday reported a 9.1 percent fall in profits through the first six months of 2016, but said its sluggish performance should be reversed in a strong second half...

19 Aug 2016

SA wine exports set to soar over 10 years
SA wine exports set to soar over 10 years

South African wine exports are projected to grow 13% in the next decade‚ according to the latest Bureau for Food and Agricultural Policy baseline report‚ which provides a snapshot of the country's wine industry and the broader agricultural sector...

19 Aug 2016

Parmalat escapes prosecution for bonuses
Parmalat escapes prosecution for bonuses

The Competition Commission has decided not to prosecute a complaint that it had initiated against Parmalat SA for alleged abuse of dominance...

By Colleen Goko 18 Aug 2016

Holistic approach to lamb and mutton supply chain boosts profits, keep consumers happy
Holistic approach to lamb and mutton supply chain boosts profits, keep consumers happy

The lamb and mutton market has shrunk from 16% of consumers' average meat basket three years ago, to just 13%, as shoppers choose other products...

By Alex Cilliers 18 Aug 2016

New agribusiness models embed sustainability in agriculture
New agribusiness models embed sustainability in agriculture

GWK is an important example of the basic principles that...

17 Aug 2016

CyberCellar celebrates Women's Month with top favourites
CyberCellar celebrates Women's Month with top favourites

Keeping in the 'pink' mood, CyberCellar recommends some top favourites for women during August...

17 Aug 2016

Pulane Moraladi
Logistics Partners programme finds innovative route to informal market

If companies can find a viable and reliable point of entry, South Africa's community and informal markets offer them an ideal place to grow their customer base...

16 Aug 2016

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Fawu's fight in AB InBev's takeover of SABMiller pays off

Workers at South African Breweries (SAB) who own shares through the Zenzele scheme are to get an average advance payment of about R32,000 when the deal with Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) goes through, following a hard-fought battle by the Food and Allied Workers Union (Fawu)...

By Ann Crotty 16 Aug 2016

Global Glenfiddich competition to find experimental bartender plus creative outsider
Global Glenfiddich competition to find experimental bartender plus creative outsider

A global search by Glenfiddich aims to recognise and reward maverick individuals who collaborate with artists outside of the traditional drinks world in order to create a more surprising, inventive and unique drinking experience.

16 Aug 2016

Kate Holt via
Move to help small farmers

By exposing small farmers to big retailers, the Eastern Cape Rural Development and Agrarian Reform Department hopes to create 10,000 direct and indirect jobs annually...

15 Aug 2016

The foundation said that while Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi’s “ground-breaking bill…is an important step‚ it will not completely resolve our excess salt intake”.
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New regulations will mean less salt in your food

There'll be less salt in the processed foods South Africans eat from Thursday‚ but‚ the Heart and Stroke Foundation SA said‚ our eating habits still have to change...

15 Aug 2016

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US chicken imports fall foul of quotas

US chicken-in-bone exports to SA have so far neither met expectations nor come near the maximum level allowed for under the quota agreement thrashed out between the US and South African governments earlier this year...

By Linda Ensor 12 Aug 2016

Faithful to Nature collaborates with Topic to confirm label claims
Faithful to Nature collaborates with Topic to confirm label claims

Organic online retailer, Faithful to Nature has entered into an industry safeguarding partnership with Topic, a consumer-led NPO that uses laboratory testing as well as farm and factory visits to establish whether ingredients are verified and label claims accurate.

12 Aug 2016

Industry talent the major focus at PMA's Fresh Connections
Industry talent the major focus at PMA's Fresh Connections

When the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) opens its sixth annual Fresh Connections: Southern Africa Conference and Expo on 17-18 August

12 Aug 2016

ACDOCOSA donates R400,000 LifeStyles Condoms to Dis-Chem Foundation
ACDOCOSA donates R400,000 LifeStyles Condoms to Dis-Chem Foundation

Specialist consumer packaged goods brand-custodian distributor, ACDOCO South Africa, in partnership with the Dis-Chem Foundation, has donated R400,000 worth of LifeStyles Condoms by Ansell to different NGOs across South Africa...

Issued by ACDOCOSA 12 Aug 2016

Sugar tax: Thousands 'might lose their jobs'
Sugar tax: Thousands 'might lose their jobs'

The proposed sugar tax will leave a sour taste in the beverage industry, which says it believes that the resultant drop in sales will result in thousands of job losses...

By Katharine Child 12 Aug 2016

#WomensMonth: Currey on female-led FMCG retail advertising
#WomensMonth: Currey on female-led FMCG retail advertising

Think of your favourite local fresh food advertising, like that of Food Lover's Market and FreshStop, and chances are the brand work was created by the fittingly named Lisa Currey, managing director of Hamiltons Advertising. Here's a taste of her business success...

By Leigh Andrews 11 Aug 2016

SA's most entrepreneurial sectors uncovered
SA's most entrepreneurial sectors uncovered

According to research done by Thebe Reed Exhibitions, local entrepreneurs see the agriculture, services, and automotive industries as some of the sectors with the most growth potential...

11 Aug 2016

Flavoured milk market has consolidations, grows in volume
Flavoured milk market has consolidations, grows in volume

Flavoured milk volumes increased during 2015, somewhat making up for the lower than average performance during 2014, and the saw a degree of consolidation in 2015, with a number of smaller, localised players exiting the category...

10 Aug 2016

Sovereign evades questions on joint venture
Sovereign evades questions on joint venture

Directors of poultry group Sovereign Food Investments appeared to chicken out of answering questions about the identity of a partner in a lucrative factory shop joint venture...

By Marc Hasenfuss 8 Aug 2016

Boschendal wines awarded spots on Sommelier Selection 2016 wine list
Boschendal wines awarded spots on Sommelier Selection 2016 wine list

Three wines from one of South Africa's iconic wine warms, Boschendal, has been chosen for inclusion on the Sommelier Selection 2016 wine list...

5 Aug 2016

Brew deal a Distell gain, says tribunal
Brew deal a Distell gain, says tribunal

Several of the conditions imposed on the merger between SABMiller and Anheuser-Busch (AB) InBev are likely to strengthen the competitive position of Distell, according to the Competition Tribunal's analysis of the reasons for granting conditional approval for the megabrew deal.

By Ann Crotty 5 Aug 2016

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