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How Tru-Cape cuts down on food waste along the value and supply chain

Tru-Cape Fruit Marketing's model of owning as much of the value chain as possible has to lead to the kinds of efficiencies that not only return maximum value to grower shareholders but also minimise waste...

2 days ago

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How safe is the food on your plate?

It can take up to three months or even more for food to travel from the farm to table. “The longer this supply chain, the less control you have over the product and the harder it is to maintain quality and safety.”

3 days ago

Chocolate industry driving deforestation of Ivory Coast: report
Chocolate industry driving deforestation of Ivory Coast: report

The chocolate industry is indirectly driving massive and illegal deforestation in Ivory Coast, fuelling a catastrophic decline in wildlife...

15 Sep 2017

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AB InBev multi-million rand funding boosts research into beer ingredients at SU

Much of the work will focus on barley, used in malt production, which is a core ingredient in many a beer brewed worldwide. It is believed that the research will help mitigate potential risks within the supply chain...

14 Sep 2017

#FreshConnections: Maryla Masojada on the state of fresh produce retail in SA
#FreshConnections: Maryla Masojada on the state of fresh produce retail in SA

Maryla Masojada from Trade Intelligence discusses the trends affecting the produce supply chain and their impacts on the way companies do business...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 12 Sep 2017

#InnovationMonth: Disruption in the wine market
#InnovationMonth: Disruption in the wine market

What does it really take to curate and maintain such a devastatingly tempting range of rare, vintage and well-priced wines while remaining at the fore of innovation?

12 Sep 2017

Messe Frankfurt takes the reins of SA textile, footwear and apparel shows
Messe Frankfurt takes the reins of SA textile, footwear and apparel shows

Messe Frankfurt has acquired Africa's largest textile, footwear and apparel shows...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 11 Sep 2017

Automation, smart technology ushers in new era of manufacturing
Automation, smart technology ushers in new era of manufacturing

In today's on-demand retail landscape, manufacturers are undergoing massive changes to meet customers ever-increasing expectations...

8 Sep 2017

Amazon's appetite for disruption
Amazon's appetite for disruption

Amazon is not wasting time in its acquisition of Whole Foods. Speed of execution, after all, is at the essence of the tech giant's business model...

By Sylvain Charlebois 8 Sep 2017

SA agricultural sector slowly recovering from drought
SA agricultural sector slowly recovering from drought

Senior Agricultural Economist at FNB, Paul Makube takes a look at the agricultural sector and how it's recovering from the drought...

6 Sep 2017

CCBSA adds community entrepreneurs to distribution network
CCBSA adds community entrepreneurs to distribution network

Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa (CCBSA) has added 50 community entrepreneurs to its network of local distribution partners since the beginning of the year...

4 Sep 2017

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AGT Foods expands in WC, aims to become top supplier of dry food goods

To accommodate the rapid expansion of AGT Foods in the Western Cape, the AGT Foods Africa Cape Town division recently moved to new premises...

1 Sep 2017

New franchise delivers groceries, parcels, post
New franchise delivers groceries, parcels, post

Estate Delivery, the first of the franchises to be launched by Estate Food Services South Africa (EFS) has sold more than 15 franchises in less than three months...

30 Aug 2017

Retailers, suppliers co-creating category plans to drive mutual growth
Retailers, suppliers co-creating category plans to drive mutual growth

With the retail industry facing intense disruption, retailers and suppliers should be combining forces to focus on what they have in common - the shopper...

25 Aug 2017

McDonalds to limit use of antibiotics in chicken supply
McDonalds to limit use of antibiotics in chicken supply

McDonalds says it will start globally rolling back use of antibiotics in its chicken products from 2018 as part of efforts to curb microbial resistance to drugs...

25 Aug 2017

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Egg scare costs Dutch poultry farmers EUR33m

Europe's contaminated egg scare, triggered by the presence of the insecticide fipronil in eggs, has cost Dutch poultry farmers at least €33m ($39m), according to a preliminary estimate...

24 Aug 2017

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FedEx introduces new cold shipping solution for healthcare industry in SA

FedEx Express has introduced a new temperature-controlled solution, FedEx Cold Shipping, in South Africa. This cold-shipping packaging is easy to use, reliable, cost effective and environmentally friendly...

23 Aug 2017

The foundation for cosmetics confidence
The foundation for cosmetics confidence

Nothing knocks consumer confidence in a cosmetics brand more than when a product does not do what it claims or if it is counterfeit. From perfumes and make-up to personal care products, no product is immune...

Issued by Pyrotec 21 Aug 2017

#FreshConnections: The realities of trading in Africa
#FreshConnections: The realities of trading in Africa

It's often agreed that the trickiest part of the supply chain is not the sourcing, but getting the product to the consumer...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 18 Aug 2017

Contaminated eggs show continuing problems with supply chain
Contaminated eggs show continuing problems with supply chain

Another food scandal: this time eggs used for making sandwiches and other processed products that contain traces of an insecticide called fipronil...

By Lisa Jack 17 Aug 2017

DreamWave audio products now available in SA
DreamWave audio products now available in SA

Musical Distributors has been selected as the exclusive South African partners for award-winning audio brand DreamWave...

16 Aug 2017

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The decrease in honey production and its impact on local producers and consumers

Six questions and answers around the decrease in production of honey and the hive of concern around its impact on local producers and consumer markets...

15 Aug 2017

Using IoT smartly, turning data into decision making
Using IoT smartly, turning data into decision making

“The technologies to dramatically improve business and supply chain performance are readily available... The remaining challenge is to do it well and use it to your advantage."

14 Aug 2017

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Avian flu adds more woes to poultry sector

It spreads fast, is deadly to poultry and is potentially extremely costly, especially for an industry that is already reeling from the pressures of competing in global markets...

By Mark Allix 10 Aug 2017

New and improved Gala variety Bigbucks sees 93% pack-out
New and improved Gala variety Bigbucks sees 93% pack-out

The improved Gala-variety apple strain Bigbucks, discovered by Tru-Cape Fruit Marketing's new variety expert, has delivered an impressive 93% pack-out - a 30% improvement on Gala strains...

10 Aug 2017

Pilot project shows robots streamlining warehouse operations
Pilot project shows robots streamlining warehouse operations

Technology group Wärtsilä and DHL have completed a successful pilot, where the companies tested mobile robots in the warehouse... (video)

2 Aug 2017

Eastern Cape plans to buy less red meat from other provinces
Eastern Cape plans to buy less red meat from other provinces

The Eastern Cape government intends to ensure that black farmers in red meat production become part of the mainstream economy. This would involve reducing the amount of meat bought from other provinces...

31 Jul 2017

Could 'buy online pickup in store' uplift brick-and-mortar retail?
Could 'buy online pickup in store' uplift brick-and-mortar retail?

The third annual JDA Consumer Survey reveals that about 54% of respondents prefer to shop in-store to other channels...

26 Jul 2017

Olakira founder and former Shell SA managing director Tanya Kabalin.
Regional SAPICS conferences to focus on supply chain management

SAPICS, a knowledge-based association for the supply chain community across Africa will be hosting its regional conferences in Sandton, Durban and Somerset West...

26 Jul 2017

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