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Growing appreciation for bourbon among SA whiskey drinkers
Growing appreciation for bourbon among SA whiskey drinkers

South Africa's growing numbers of Scotch whisky and Irish whiskey lovers are becoming increasingly appreciative of authentic American bourbon...

14 Jun 2018

Family restaurant chain Mike's Kitchen reopens in KwaZulu-Natal
Family restaurant chain Mike's Kitchen reopens in KwaZulu-Natal

Mike's Kitchen, one of the oldest South African restaurant chains, has marked its return to KwaZulu-Natal with the opening of its first store in Salt Rock this week...

14 Jun 2018

Khayelitsha-born gin brand awarded R100,000 'Gin Business Bursary'
Khayelitsha-born gin brand awarded R100,000 'Gin Business Bursary'

Luvuyo and Nodumo Jongile, the founders of South Africa's first black-owned gin brand Mayine Gin, have been named as the recipients of the country's first known gin bursary...

14 Jun 2018

Burger King achieves restaurant development target and job creation goals
Burger King achieves restaurant development target and job creation goals

Burger King SA opened its 80th corporate restaurant at the Kolonnade Retail Park in Tshwane on Friday, 8 June...

Issued by The Jupiter Drawing Room Cape Town 12 Jun 2018

Fasa Awards honour SA's leaders in franchising
Fasa Awards honour SA's leaders in franchising

The Franchise Association of South Africa's (Fasa) Awards for Excellence in Franchising held recently, saw health food brand Kauai walk off with multiple awards including the coveted title of Franchisor of the Year...

11 Jun 2018

Fed up with always being in the slow queue? That's why queues are being 'designed out'
Fed up with always being in the slow queue? That's why queues are being 'designed out'

Whether it is lining up to pay for your groceries or making a bank transaction, time costs money. As businesses become aware of the costs of waiting, they are looking at innovative ways to reduce these expenses by "designing out" queues...

By Gary Mortimer and Louise Grimmer 8 Jun 2018

The allure of community markets as social shopping hubs
The allure of community markets as social shopping hubs

Traditional retail has become one of the most competitive business landscapes, but one of the sectors that appear to continue attracting high numbers of visitors is the local community market...

8 Jun 2018

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Fresh produce markets an effective link between traders and farmers

Fresh produce markets have created employment and entrepreneurship opportunities for thousands of people from sales agents to street hawkers...

6 Jun 2018

Côte d'Ivoire gets its first taste of KFC
Côte d'Ivoire gets its first taste of KFC

KFC opened up its first restaurant in Côte d'Ivoire on 23 May, continuing the fried chicken brand's steady expansion across the African continent.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 6 Jun 2018

Meet the maker: Mark Taverner of Silver Creek Distillery
Meet the maker: Mark Taverner of Silver Creek Distillery

Silver Creek Distillery has been around since 2014. Mark Taverner started his journey with Shanna-Rae of Time Anchor Distillery as one of his mentors, as well as Lucy Beard from Hope on Hopkins. Even with these local influences, his alcohol has a unique twist to it...

By Samantha Snedorf 6 Jun 2018

#FairnessFirst: What you can learn from Starbucks' anti-bias diversity training
#FairnessFirst: What you can learn from Starbucks' anti-bias diversity training

Starbucks made the drastic move of shutting all 8,000 of its stores across the US on Tuesday afternoon for compulsory 'anti-bias' diversity training sessions. Here's what other brands can learn from this...

By Leigh Andrews 4 Jun 2018

FreshStop Fort Gale in Mthatha selected as International Convenience Retailer of the Year finalist
FreshStop Fort Gale in Mthatha selected as International Convenience Retailer of the Year finalist

A FreshStop store in Mthatha has made the list of finalists for the 2018 International Convenience Retailer of the Year Awards...

1 Jun 2018

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What is driving the rise in global tea consumption and production?

Tea consumption has grown particularly rapidly in China, India and other emerging economies, driven by a combination of higher incomes and efforts to diversify production to include speciality items such as herbal teas, fruit fusions and flavoured gourmet teas...

30 May 2018

Schoderer randomly running into one of his idols, German coach Jürgen Klopp, at the Facebook head office in Menlo Park, California.
#BehindtheSelfie with... Ben Schoderer

This #AfricaMonth, we find out what's really going on behind the selfie with Benjamin Schoderer, digital manager at KFC Africa, awarded Black Pixels for ranking as marketer of the year and brand of the year respectively in the IAB SA's 2018 Bookmarks Awards earlier this year...

By Leigh Andrews 30 May 2018

Search for South Africa's boerewors champion returns
Search for South Africa's boerewors champion returns

Boerewors enthusiasts who believe they have a winning recipe are encouraged to enter the 2018 Championship Boerewors competition before Friday, 29 June...

29 May 2018

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How Nando's creates shared value for farmers in southern Africa

Sam Hirst, Nando's Peri-Peri Farming Initiative manager shared how Nando's creates shared value for small farmers in southern Africa who farm their unique African Bird's Eye Chillies used in the Peri-Peri flavour Nando's is famous for...

28 May 2018

Why Africa's Big 7 is so much more than the continent's premier food and beverage exhibition
Why Africa's Big 7 is so much more than the continent's premier food and beverage exhibition

A new three-day conference, two exciting competitions and a host of free entertainment make this food and beverage show the highlight of the F&B year in South Africa...

Issued by dmg events Africa 28 May 2018

South Africa's top Muscadel wines awarded
South Africa's top Muscadel wines awarded

"The ongoing drought of the past few years has resulted in high sugar content and rich raisin aromas in the grapes - this led to beautiful, full wines with exceptional muscat flavours."

28 May 2018

Robust franchising opportunities to be highlighted at FASA events
Robust franchising opportunities to be highlighted at FASA events

With the economy showing a positive growth for the coming year and public and business sentiment more positive, FASA is poised to spearhead initiatives and events that will nurture entrepreneurship...

25 May 2018

FreshStop eyes growth with launch of two new food brands
FreshStop eyes growth with launch of two new food brands

FreshStop has announced that two new branded food lines have been added to its food stable. The new additions, Hot Dog Bar and Africaz, join the existing lines, Crispy Chicken, Grill to Go, Hooked On Fish...

24 May 2018

Sharon Keith of Coca-Cola Africa.
#AfricaMonth: Sharon Keith on leaving the Coca-Cola high

Sharon Keith made a name for herself as marketing director at Coca-Cola Africa, but is now bubbling over with the need to pursue other professional and personal interests...

By Leigh Andrews 22 May 2018

Pick n Pay intensifies focus on fresh with new three-tiered offering
Pick n Pay intensifies focus on fresh with new three-tiered offering

Pick n Pay has relaunched its fresh offering, introducing new product lines and packaging, and a three-tiered model promising something for all tastes and budgets...

22 May 2018

Food and beverage industry faced with mounting risks
Food and beverage industry faced with mounting risks

The Allianz Risk Barometer 2018 indicated that business interruption is a top concern for the food and beverage industry with 53% of 68 respondents pointing to the worrisome risk...

18 May 2018

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Tantalising tapas-style Winter antipasti at Anthonij Rupert Wyne's Terra del Capo

On a day that started with a misty chill and brightened to crisp winter perfection, I joined the select group of media dining at Terra del Capo at Anthonij Rupert Wyne on the L'Ormarins Estate in Franschhoek to sample their new tapas-style winter antipasti menu. Get those taste buds ready! This is definitely one to add to your Winter to-do list...

By Leigh Andrews 18 May 2018

Roundtable proposes a unified, globalised approach to food safety
Roundtable proposes a unified, globalised approach to food safety

Unsafe food containing harmful bacteria, viruses, parasites or chemical substances, causes more than 200 diseases worldwide, according to the World Health Organisation...

16 May 2018

Local beer brewer extends funding round to accelerate international expansion
Local beer brewer extends funding round to accelerate international expansion

South African beer brand, Drifter Brewing Company, has extended its funding round after seeing an increasing demand for its product abroad, particularly in South Korea...

11 May 2018

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Stellenbosch proves it's king of Cab in 2018 Prescient Cabernet Sauvignon Report

"Cabernet Sauvignon is the yardstick by which all wine regions are judged, and over the years Stellenbosch has proven to be the most successful area in South Africa for producing great Cabernet."

11 May 2018

Fast food franchising shows steady growth in South Africa
Fast food franchising shows steady growth in South Africa

The fast food and quick service restaurant (QSR) sector continues to show steady growth on the back of what has been a tough economic climate in South Africa...

10 May 2018

Pouyoukas Foods gets new look
Pouyoukas Foods gets new look

Pouyoukas Foods, one of South Africa's most well-loved brands since 1986, has rebranded and modernised its packaging...

Issued by AGT Foods 10 May 2018

SA Cake Decorators' Guild competition winners announced
SA Cake Decorators' Guild competition winners announced

Willowton Group's WoodenSpoon margarine, sponsors of the crafted sugar creations at this year's South African Cake Decorators' Guild (SACDG) Cake Decorating Competition, has announced the results of the competition...

10 May 2018

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