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Food and beverage retail trends to be discussed at SACSC conference
Food and beverage retail trends to be discussed at SACSC conference

At the South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) Research Conference, Dr Yvonne Court, partner & head of international consultancy...

17 Mar 2017

Vida e Caffè caters to demand for high street brands in corporate HQ
Vida e Caffè caters to demand for high street brands in corporate HQ

Vida e Caffè, which first expanded its business model into corporate HQs in 2012, has announced further store launches...

10 Mar 2017

World's first craft beer brewed to be enjoyed while flying
World's first craft beer brewed to be enjoyed while flying

Betsy Beer is the first beer designed and brewed to be enjoyed at high altitudes. Because senses are dulled by up to 30% during a flight, Cathay Pacific wanted to brew a beer that was perfectly suited to this environment...

10 Mar 2017

Countdown to Food & Hospitality Africa
Countdown to Food & Hospitality Africa

The second Food & Hospitality Africa (F&HA), powered by Hostex, will open at Gallagher Convention Centre on 7 May 2017...

7 Mar 2017

Cointreau selects finalists in Creative Crew grant scheme
Cointreau selects finalists in Creative Crew grant scheme

The Cointreau Creative Crew (CCC) Grant Scheme, which sought to identify and empower female creativity across South Africa, has selected 15 finalists...

2 Mar 2017

#OnceUponaNederburg interactive campaign launches in March
#OnceUponaNederburg interactive campaign launches in March

Nederburg is launching a creative, interactive promotional campaign in participating restaurants in South Africa in early March...

1 Mar 2017

Primi introduces interactive mobile game
Primi introduces interactive mobile game

Primi has introduced an interactive mobile device game making use of an innovative one-click engagement platform. Collaborating with Smirnoff...

27 Feb 2017

RocoMamas
Spur aims to grow thriving eateries

Restaurant franchisor Spur Corporation is relishing the opportunity to expand its recently acquired gourmet burger business RocoMamas...

By Marc Hasenfuss 27 Feb 2017

Burger King's parent buys Popeyes chicken
Burger King's parent buys Popeyes chicken

Restaurant Brands International, the parent company of Burger King and Canada's Tim Hortons doughnut shops, said on Tuesday it has reached a deal to buy American fried chicken chain...

23 Feb 2017

Gold Brands makes ‘hot' investment in Greek burger chain
Gold Brands makes ‘hot' investment in Greek burger chain

Gold Brands Investments has agreed to purchase a 50% stake in Hot Hot B Holdings, which owns Hot Hot Burger Bar, a themed burger restaurant chain...

15 Feb 2017

JAN holds onto its Michelin star for 2017
JAN holds onto its Michelin star for 2017

South African chef Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen, recently learned that his restaurant, JAN, retained its Michelin star for 2017...

14 Feb 2017

OB CEO Grace Harding signs with Al-Ghunaim CEO Abdulghani Al-Ghunaim
Ocean Basket to open branches in Kuwait

Ocean Basket has signed an agreement with Kuwait-based food distributor Al-Ghunaim Trading Company to roll out five new stores in the country...

14 Feb 2017

Nick Sarnadas, event director of Food and Hospitality Africa, and Gary Corin, managing director of Specialised Montgomery Exhibitions, accept the award.
Food & Hospitality Africa scoops Best Trade Exhibition category award

Food & Hospitality Africa powered by Hostex was awarded Best Trade Exhibition in its size category (Category 1 - 6000sqm) at the first ever AAXO Organiser and Exhibitor Awards...

13 Feb 2017

Travel industry excited about upcoming Africa Travel Week
Travel industry excited about upcoming Africa Travel Week

Excitement is building for the upcoming Africa Travel Week which will see three travel industry events - WTM Africa, ibtm africa, and ILTM Africa - being held at CTICC from 19 to 23 April 2017...

7 Feb 2017

Gold Brands secures restaurants in UK franchise
Gold Brands secures restaurants in UK franchise

South Africans will soon be dining at such well-known UK brands as Bella Italia, Café Rouge, Las Iguanas and Belgo, following a franchise deal...

7 Feb 2017

New markets for Zari Sparkling Grape Juice
New markets for Zari Sparkling Grape Juice

Zari Sparkling Grape, the luxurious proudly South African beverage, promises to add zero-alcohol sparkle to the retail space...

31 Jan 2017

How to address the needs of the uncompromising customer
How to address the needs of the uncompromising customer

Intercontinental Hotels Group's 2017 Trends Report highlights the uncompromising nature of today's customer...

19 Jan 2017

Doppio Zero launches #67Jobs campaign
Doppio Zero launches #67Jobs campaign

Local restaurant chain Doppio Zero is on a mission to make every day a Mandela Day through its #67Jobs campaign...

19 Jan 2017

#BestofBiz 2016: Retail
#BestofBiz 2016: Retail

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2016 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Retail portal over the past year below.

12 Dec 2016

How will the Draft Liquor Amendment Bill of 2016 affect the hospitality industry?
How will the Draft Liquor Amendment Bill of 2016 affect the hospitality industry?

The proposed Draft Liquor Amendment Bill of 2016 is set to complicate South Africa's liquor regulatory environment even more...

5 Dec 2016

#EntrepreneurMonth: Fine dining fast food with Chefs
#EntrepreneurMonth: Fine dining fast food with Chefs

Growing food trends show a return to basics, a desire for sustainable and authentic produce and a transparency from chefs and restaurants when it comes to where and how your food is sourced and prepared.

By Ruth Cooper 18 Nov 2016

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Debonairs Pizza has the most satisfied customers in the fast food industry

The latest South African Customer Satisfaction Index (SAcsi) for Fast Food Restaurants found that Debonairs Pizza's customers are the most satisfied with the highest score of 85.0, ahead of the industry average score of 82.2...

10 Nov 2016

Illovo Café Society Awards pays tribute to KZN's top cafés and baristas
Illovo Café Society Awards pays tribute to KZN's top cafés and baristas

The Illovo Café Society Awards, a collaboration between sponsor Illovo Sugar SA and the Sunday Tribune, pays tribute to the top coffee café owners and baristas in KwaZulu-Natal...

2 Nov 2016

Mike Turner Photography
The wait for #MonopolyMzansi is over

Ever fancied purchasing Kruger Park or Kimberly's Big Hole or daydreamed of building a hotel on Cape Town's Boulders Beach? Monopoly Mzansi could make these dreams come true...

27 Oct 2016

Contemporary glass, steel awnings enrich V&A dining experience
Contemporary glass, steel awnings enrich V&A dining experience

The V&A Waterfront has completed its large-scale awning installation across the property's Quayside Terrace restaurants. The new, permanent glass-and-steel designed structure has replaced the spattering of umbrellas that lined the terrace area overlooking Quay 5 basin...

27 Oct 2016

A Malaysian family leaves US fast food chain restaurant McDonald's. Picture:
Greg Solomon has a tricky job to reposition McDonald's SA

The arrival of new brands is making things tougher as the chain approaches its 21st birthday in SA...

By Alistair Anderson 18 Oct 2016

Food trends: The jus just ain't worth the squeeze
Food trends: The jus just ain't worth the squeeze

What's hot on the local food scene? What's being served up and what's joining the leftovers?

By Shelley Seid 14 Oct 2016

Food delivery apps spice up Indian train journeys
Food delivery apps spice up Indian train journeys

MATHURA - Passengers on India's vast railway network have long complained of the terrible meals on offer to sustain them on long journeys, but a slew of new services bringing fast food to their seats is changing the way they dine...

13 Oct 2016

Kevin Hedderwick, Karen Short and Adrian Short.
Famous Brands acquires 49.9% stake in commercial catering company

Advancing the Famous Brands' strategy outlined in 2014...

3 Oct 2016

Joel at ‘home’ in the Origin Roastery.
#BehindtheSelfie with... Joel Singer

This week, we find out what's really going on behind the selfie with Joel Singer, co-founder and owner of Origin Coffee Roasters...

By Leigh Andrews 21 Sep 2016

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