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Adcock opts to snap up Virtual Logistics
Adcock opts to snap up Virtual Logistics

Adcock Ingram has acquired private group Virtual Logistics, a national and cross-border fine-distribution firm, as it looks to expand its distribution capacity...

By Alistair Anderson 4 Apr 2017

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Bidcorp open to acquisitive and organic growth opportunities

Food services group Bid Corporation (Bidcorp), which was unbundled from industrial conglomerate Bidvest Group, grew its interim revenue 5% to R67.8bn...

By Pericles Anetos 24 Feb 2017

Serco to capitalise on new technology and innovation in 2017
Serco to capitalise on new technology and innovation in 2017

Staying abreast of global trends and innovations is an important part of how Serco strives to give its customers the edge in a competitive African market...

10 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

Imperial cold storage warehouse
New cold storage warehouse gives Imperial clients an edge

Investment in a new, state-of-the-art cold storage warehouse enables improved service levels, turnaround times and supports clients' growth strategies...

11 Apr 2016

Neil Henderson and Dr Sujen Padayatchi
Acquisition to broaden Barloworld Transport's specialised offerings

In a strategic business move, Barloworld Transport recently acquired 51% of leading refrigerated transport company Aspen Logistic Services...

3 Feb 2016

Taking big data steps for improving energy consumption in retail
Taking big data steps for improving energy consumption in retail

Energy management has become a necessity rather than a choice given South Africa's current power and energy situation, particularly in the retail environment...

By Jaco Barnard 16 Nov 2015

Hacking the food chain, Silicon Valley style
Hacking the food chain, Silicon Valley style

WASHINGTON - A wave of Silicon Valley-style disruption is hitting the food industry...

6 Jul 2015

Two-a-Day invests in new packaging, packing lines and DCA storage
Two-a-Day invests in new packaging, packing lines and DCA storage

Two-a-Day's recent infrastructure investment includes a Flow Wrap machine that does not limit packing only to the traditional tray and bag packing...

18 Mar 2015

Foot-and-mouth eats up farming
Foot-and-mouth eats up farming

Agriculture in this country faces economic obliteration by a "bio-security threat" if steps are not taken to eradicate a fast-spreading animal disease that has already cost the country R15 billion over the past three years...

14 Jan 2015

Load shedding losses can be moderated with effective risk management planning
Load shedding losses can be moderated with effective risk management planning

The recent bout of nationwide power outages has once again highlighted the need for South African business owners to not only reconsider South Africa's electricity supply, but also to safeguard their businesses financially...

12 Dec 2014

Eskom the food spoiler
Eskom the food spoiler

If Woolworths' cold chain is broken for eight consecutive minutes, the retailer considers the products waste and dumps them. For Pick n Pay the "down time" is seven minutes...

12 Dec 2014

Industrial refrigeration merger adds to energy solutions
Industrial refrigeration merger adds to energy solutions

Energy Partners has announced the merger of its industrial refrigeration division with local industrial refrigeration specialists, RG Moolenschot and Associates (RGMA).

11 Sep 2014

RCL Foods acquires 49% stake in Senn Foods
RCL Foods acquires 49% stake in Senn Foods

RCL Foods (RCL) announced on Friday, 9 May 2014, that it had acquired a 49% stake in Senn Foods Logistics through one of its operating subsidiaries‚ Vector Logistic.

12 May 2014

Clover delivers good performance in a challenging operating environment
Clover delivers good performance in a challenging operating environment

Clover Industries Limited has announced a good performance for the six months to 31 December 2013 in a challenging operating environment marked by rampant inflationary pressures impacting both input costs and the consumer base.

Issued by Clover 18 Mar 2014

New culture for Danisco dairy range
New culture for Danisco dairy range

DuPont Nutrition & Health has introduced a new protective dairy cultures, which controls the contamination of fermented dairy products by yeast and mould.

30 Oct 2013

Ezemvelo farming initiative rolls out to four provinces

Ezemvelo, launched in August 2012 under the auspices of Massmart's Supplier Development Fund, is now operating in Limpopo, Gauteng, Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal.

4 Sep 2013

If you're content, we're content
If you're content, we're content

"Content" is currently on everybody's lips, with everyone from the existing media to brand owners and individuals being encouraged to become content providers. Bizcommunity has been ahead of the content curve for over a decade.

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 18 Mar 2013

[2013 trends] Pdf of 2013 Biz Trends Report now available
[2013 trends] Pdf of 2013 Biz Trends Report now available

Finally, what you've all been waiting for! Bizcommunity.com's 2013 Biz Trends Report is now available for downloading in pdf format - and this year we've improved the quality for a better tablet experience!

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 13 Feb 2013

[2013 trends] 'Goodvertising' - the key to brand leadership
[2013 trends] 'Goodvertising' - the key to brand leadership

There's a transformational shift happening and it's picking up pace in the New Year. Business and its far-reaching (some might say overreaching) arm, advertising, are becoming more responsible, more caring and more sustainable.

By Thomas Kolster 22 Jan 2013

Oceana and V&A Cold Store takeover approved

Oceana's takeover and control of V&A Cold Store was finally approved on Thursday, 20 September 2012, by the Competition Tribunal with specific conditions to allow for third party fish customers retaining access to cold storage facilities.

By Amanda Visser 25 Sep 2012

SA hake accreditation safe for now
SA hake accreditation safe for now

SA's deep-sea trawler-caught hake fishery's Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) accreditation - essential for SA to hold on to its R2‚8bn export market - is secure for now‚ despite "red flags" being raised‚ the council's Southern African office said on Friday, 13 July 2012.

16 Jul 2012

Emerging markets forecast to drive dairy industry boom
Emerging markets forecast to drive dairy industry boom

An international index has forecast growth for the dairy industry from an expected rise in prosperity and buying power among consumers in emerging markets including Africa.

By Hopewell Radebe 7 May 2012

Agility and flexibility provide competitive advantage

We live in an information age of consumerism and globalisation. Product lifecycles are getting shorter. Customers are becoming ever more perceptive and fickle. Demand cycles are increasingly volatile. Goods need to go from research and development to the shelf in record time in order for companies to compete for a shrinking slice of a rapidly evolving market. Logistically, the goalposts are continually shifting.

By Abe Uys & Ken Light 4 Nov 2011

How to contribute to Bizcommunity, from op-ed pieces to news
How to contribute to Bizcommunity, from op-ed pieces to news

Bizcommunity.com has now expanded its operations into 16 new sectors and will soon venture into another 17, providing a whole new range of target audiences for advertisers. The most critical aspect of this is the quality of content and this is a formal invitation to you to become a recognised contributor on Bizcommunity.

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 3 Oct 2011

Bizcommunity launches new dedicated sectors, newsletters
Bizcommunity launches new dedicated sectors, newsletters

Bizcommunity.com - South Africa's largest online B2B publisher - is set to grow even more with the introduction of 16 new content channels, with weekly newsletters, as from last week Tuesday, 20 September 2011.

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 20 Sep 2011

It's party time at Bizcommunity! #happybiz10
It's party time at Bizcommunity! #happybiz10

On 20 August 2001, Andre Rademan and Ken van Ginkel sent out the very first Bizcommunity.com newsletter. Now, almost 10 years to the day, we're mixing up potions and even baking in preparation for our 'high calorie', 'light-fuse-and-stand-back' 10th birthday celebrations! [twitterfall]

22 Aug 2011

RSA Market Agents comes to Cape Town
RSA Market Agents comes to Cape Town

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development for the Western Cape, Gerrit van Rensburg, officially opened the fifth agency for market agency group, RSA Market Agents, in Cape Town on 1 March 2011. The agency joins Johannesburg, Durban, Bloemfontein and Tshwane markets, rounding off its presence on the five leading fresh markets in the country. Fresh produce markets (19 in total) posted a turnover for 2009/10 in excess of R9.4 billion and handled over 3 million tons of fruit and vegetables.

9 Mar 2011

Farmers suffer in Transnet strike

Cries for help are beginning to be heard from the country's beleaguered farmers because of the effects of the Transnet strike on ports and harbours.

By Michael Hamlyn 25 May 2010

New milk supply arrangements for Nestlé Zimbabwe
New milk supply arrangements for Nestlé Zimbabwe

The Dairy Board of Zimbabwe yesterday, 1 October 2009, informed the Gushungo Dairy Estate and the seven other farms with whom Nestlé Zimbabwe began working on a temporary basis in February 2009, that it is now in a position to resume purchasing their milk. Nestlé Zimbabwe therefore will no longer be receiving milk from these eight farms from Sunday, 4 October 2009.

2 Oct 2009

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