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Branding Chenin blanc as a South African specialty
Branding Chenin blanc as a South African specialty

According to the managing editor of Wine Enthusiast, South Africa stands the strongest chance of making an impact in the US by linking its wine marketing message with a single varietal...

1 day ago

#CSIMonth: An opportunity to use commercial enterprises to ensure global food security
#CSIMonth: An opportunity to use commercial enterprises to ensure global food security

We chat to President and CEO of AGT Foods, Murad Al-Katib, the EY World Entrepreneur of the Year 2017, about his win, entrepreneurship and feeding the world...

2 days ago

Online B2B marketplace for SMMEs goes live
Online B2B marketplace for SMMEs goes live

Launching to small, medium and micro-sized enterprises servicing the retail sector in SA, XAfricaMart offers sellers and their customers a trade secure payment platform...

14 Jul 2017

Scientists have found a way to give you more pasta for less money
Scientists have found a way to give you more pasta for less money

Easy to dismantle and transport, highly customisable, and far more affordable than traditional homeware, the advent of flat-pack furniture has come with a host of benefits...

By Lindsay Samson 13 Jul 2017

CNN Marketplace Africa explores Massmart's slow growth
CNN Marketplace Africa explores Massmart's slow growth

Eleni Giokos, host of CNN Marketplace Africa, delved into how Massmart Holdings' growth has been much slower than anticipated...

13 Jul 2017

#Homesewn: K-Way's lean local manufacturing machine
#Homesewn: K-Way's lean local manufacturing machine

South Africa's clothing and textile industry has seen some trying times. In the past 15 years, jobs in the local sector have decreased from 200,000 to 19,000...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 10 Jul 2017

A food in the door
A food in the door

The big-name supermarkets should be compelled to stock products produced by "smallholders" and new shopping mall developments should be made to allocate 25% of floor space...

7 Jul 2017

Startupbootcamp Cape Town applications close this week
Startupbootcamp Cape Town applications close this week

Startupbootcamp Cape Town is issuing a final call to startups in Africa to apply to participate in the first ever Africa-based programme. The deadline for online applications is 9 July 2017...

4 Jul 2017

Poultry sales in SA 'not affected by outbreak'
Poultry sales in SA 'not affected by outbreak'

There has been no negative local market reaction to the outbreak of a highly contagious strain of bird flu, the South African Poultry Association says..

By Bekezela Phakathi 30 Jun 2017

What not to miss at PMA Fresh Connections Southern Africa 2017
What not to miss at PMA Fresh Connections Southern Africa 2017

The seventh annual Fresh Connections: Southern Africa Conference and Trade Show, hosted by PMA, is set to take place at the CTICC in August and includes an expanded trade show with...

30 Jun 2017

How Cape firms secured R100m in halaal export deals
How Cape firms secured R100m in halaal export deals

Nine South African companies that participated in a trade mission to Senegal have clinched orders for halaal products totalling more than R100m over five years...

By Bekezela Phakathi 30 Jun 2017

Ensuring safety and quality in glass packaging
Ensuring safety and quality in glass packaging

The popularity of glass packaging has remained strong for many years due to its numerous benefits to manufacturers, brands and consumers alike...

By Paul King 30 Jun 2017

Astral doing 'all in its power' to contain bird flu
Astral doing 'all in its power' to contain bird flu

Poultry company Astral has created a "war room" to contain the outbreak of bird flu on its farm in Villiers. The outbreak on Astral's farm was the first of two that have been confirmed...

28 Jun 2017

African Women in Supply Chain Association launches
African Women in Supply Chain Association launches

The African Women in Supply Chain Association (AWISCA) launches this week to bolster South Africa's supply chain skills through functional mentorship...

28 Jun 2017

Appletiser plant in Elgin ramps up annual production
Appletiser plant in Elgin ramps up annual production

The Appletiser plant in Elgin is ready to almost double its annual production by October, following its merger last year of the non-alcoholic ready-to-drink bottling operations...

28 Jun 2017

Golden Delicious brings stability to apple season
Golden Delicious brings stability to apple season

The colour on Pink Lady isn't great this year. However, this year is already turning out to be a stable apple season for South African exporters, especially regarding Golden Delicious...

27 Jun 2017

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Avian influenza confirmed in Mpumalanga

DAFF has confirmed that highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N8 has been confirmed at a broiler breeder site in Mpumalanga. The affected farm has been quarantined and culling of the affected animals has been completed...

27 Jun 2017

Tsogo Sun Supplier Showcase developing and supporting SMMEs
Tsogo Sun Supplier Showcase developing and supporting SMMEs

More than 100 enterprises recently showcased their products and services to potential buyers at a Tsogo Sun Supplier Showcase, providing market and development access for small, medium and micro-enterprises...

26 Jun 2017

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Market distribution network to informal retail reaches 60,000 spaza shops

More than 20% of consumer spend sits in informal retail channels, an opportunity largely unnoticed by brands due to the complex landscape, wide spatial distribution...

26 Jun 2017

The organically grown vineyards of Avondale Wine. Image Source:
The sustainability of organic wine production

Several wine estates in SA are following the trend of converting to organic wine producing and processing, in the footsteps of its major export markets. However, is organic wine production as financially sustainable as it is environmentally?

23 Jun 2017

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Avian influenza H5N8 outbreak confirmed in SA

An outbreak of the highly pathogenic Avian influenza H5N8 - a strain of avian influenza which is believed to be transmitted by wild migratory birds - has been confirmed in the Villiers area in the Free State...

23 Jun 2017

Imperial Sasfin Logistics wins Nando's contract
Imperial Sasfin Logistics wins Nando's contract

Imperial Sasfin Logistics has been awarded a 4PL (fourth party logistics services) contract to supply Nando's bastings, sauces, spices, marinades and packaging to Nando's restaurants...

23 Jun 2017

Massmart's Supplier Development Programme helps local manufacturers grow business
Massmart's Supplier Development Programme helps local manufacturers grow business

Massmart's Supplier Development Programme (SDP) has supported 32 small local manufacturers to gain access to market and form part of the broader Massmart supply chain...

22 Jun 2017

Climate imperils Ethiopia's coffee output: study
Climate imperils Ethiopia's coffee output: study

Climate change could wipe out more than half of Ethiopia's coffee production unless farmers move to higher ground, scientists warned. Climbing temperatures and dwindling rainfall have already degraded prime growing areas...

20 Jun 2017

Amazon deal seen as disruptor of grocery business
Amazon deal seen as disruptor of grocery business

Amazon's deal to buy Whole Foods Market injects even greater pressure into the food and grocery sectors at a time when e-commerce is already roiling retailers...

19 Jun 2017

Ceres grower imports, cultivates Witlof roots to increase supply
Ceres grower imports, cultivates Witlof roots to increase supply

Witlof, also know as Belgian Endive, costs more to produce than many other leafy vegetables. A Witlof grower is now importing roots directly from The Netherlands to increase production at a purpose-built hydroponic facility in Ceres...

19 Jun 2017

Tech innovation ushering in new era of retail in South Africa
Tech innovation ushering in new era of retail in South Africa

Already, South African retailers and shopping centres have openly embraced the technological boom but more is on the cards...

15 Jun 2017

Code with Confidence
Code with Confidence

Markem-Imaje, a global leader in marking and printing solutions, has introduced Code with Confidence, a simple, tailored, comprehensive range of services solutions for customers worldwide...

Issued by Pyrotec 14 Jun 2017

Maintaining product integrity with smart temperature-controlled solutions
Maintaining product integrity with smart temperature-controlled solutions

Perishable food products make up a large and important part of the country's supply chain. It is critical to ensure that effective and specialised temperature-controlled solutions are in place...

By Kamogelo Mmutlana, Issued by Barloworld Logistics 14 Jun 2017

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