ACDOCOSA wins international distributor award
ACDOCOSA wins international distributor award

Leading international consumer goods company, Church & Dwight, has bestowed ACDOCO South Africa ("ACDOCOSA") with the 2016 award for Consistent Growth and Successful Brand Relaunches. ACDOCOSA was one of only three countries out of a hundred that received an award at the ceremony held in Athens, Greece.

Issued by ACDOCOSA 3 days ago

SABMiller CEO Alan Clark will receive as much as R1.2bn in bonuses and share options when the merger with AB InBev is completed.
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Merger brews up unequal rewards

The $74bn union between brewing titans SABMiller and Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) is on the cusp of completion. After all the boxes are ticked, minority shareholders of the South African brewing icon will be first in line to cash in their shares at the lucrative offer price of £44 each.

By Fifi Peters 3 days ago

Margarine maker settles with watchdog over collusion with Unilever
Margarine maker settles with watchdog over collusion with Unilever

Margarine and cooking oil maker Sime Darby Hudson Knight agreed to pay a R35m fine for colluding with Unilever, the Competition Commission said on Thursday.

By Robert Laing 3 days ago

Sime Darby Hudson Knight signs consent agreement over collusive conduct
Sime Darby Hudson Knight signs consent agreement over collusive conduct

The Competition Tribunal on Wednesday said the Competition Commission had signed a consent agreement with edible fats and oil refinery producer Sime Darby Hudson Knight over collusive conduct.

By Mark Allix 21 Jul 2016

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High feed costs could force permanent production cuts at Astral Foods

Astral Foods will consider permanent production cuts if feed costs stay high and South African consumers remain under pressure, with the broiler-chicken maker trimming output for a second time this year and reducing workers' hours to curb costs.

By Tshepiso Mokhema 21 Jul 2016

Nestle's pet food unit to merge with owner of Bob Martin
Nestle's pet food unit to merge with owner of Bob Martin

The Competition Commission on Wednesday approved a merger between Nestle SA's pet food business and the company that owns Bob Martin, which makes snacks and treats for dogs.

By Fifi Peters 21 Jul 2016

PMA Fresh Connections designed for SA's fresh produce sector
PMA Fresh Connections designed for SA's fresh produce sector

The PMA Fresh Connections Conference and Expo 2016 will be held at the CSIR International Convention Centre in Pretoria from 17-18 August.

By Cari Van Wyk 21 Jul 2016

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Savanna announces nominees for the 2016 Savanna Newcomer Award

Savanna Premium Cider has announced the names of the five nominees for the 2016 Savanna Newcomer Award. A platform for new and undiscovered talent, the annual Savanna Newcomer Showcase helps newbie comics gain exposure amongst new and larger audiences, as a kick-start to their comedy careers.

19 Jul 2016

EU offers milk farmers €500m to shore up prices
EU offers milk farmers €500m to shore up prices

BRUSSELS - The EU announced on Monday another €500m for the bloc's farmers to help reverse the plunge in prices shaking the dairy industry, bringing the total support to one billion euros.

19 Jul 2016

Sugar tax paper set to stir up sticky debate
Sugar tax paper set to stir up sticky debate

Now that the Treasury has published for comment its policy paper on the tax of sugar-sweetened beverages, a debate about the sugar tax proposal can begin in earnest. And once the industry and its critics start crunching numbers and probing the consequences, intended and unintended, it could become a hot debate.

By Hilary Joffe 19 Jul 2016