RAW: a new urban solution to growing fresh produce
RAW: a new urban solution to growing fresh produce

You don't need to give up your urban lifestyle and head off to the farmlands to live healthily. A new urban solution to growing sustainable fresh produce - RAW - is now available in South Africa.

2 days ago

Choppies pays hefty price for expansion
Choppies pays hefty price for expansion

Choppies Enterprises - the leading supermarket grocery retailer in Botswana - continued with its expansion strategy into the rest of Africa in the year to end-June, but the moves into new territories came with a more than 50% cost to the company's earnings.

By Colleen Goko 3 days ago

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SARS could lose out on AB InBev bonanza

The Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) takeover of SABMiller may not prove to be as big a bounty for the taxman as initially thought, if South African-based retail investors opt to use Section 42 of the Income Tax Act to delay paying Capital Gains Tax (CGT) on their profits from the £45-a-share offer.

By Ann Crotty 21 Sep 2016

South African whisky imports drop 9% in the first half of 2016
South African whisky imports drop 9% in the first half of 2016

South African Scotch whisky imports decreased 9% during the first half of 2016 to 18.7m bottles but SA moved one spot higher to being the seventh-largest export market for the product, according to the Scotch Whisky Association.

By Pericles Anetos 21 Sep 2016

Unilever buys eco-conscious US brand Seventh Generation
Unilever buys eco-conscious US brand Seventh Generation

THE HAGUE - Dutch food and cosmetics giant Unilever said on Monday it was acquiring eco-conscious US cleaning products group Seventh Generation, expanding its range of environmentally friendly brands.

20 Sep 2016

#FreshOnTheShelf: All Gold adds two new sauces to its range
#FreshOnTheShelf: All Gold adds two new sauces to its range

All Gold recently added two new additions to its range of sauces, namely Hot & Spicy Tomato Sauce, one of the only flavoured tomato sauces currently on South African shelves, and Light Tomato Sauce, which is Weigh-Less approved. Both are preservative, colourant and thickener free.

20 Sep 2016

#NatureRemix at SA launch of Strongbow Apple Ciders
#NatureRemix at SA launch of Strongbow Apple Ciders

Eight thousand origami butterflies were unexpectedly released from a skyscraper above a crowd of cosmopolitan city dwellers on Saturday, 17 September at the official launch of Strongbow Apple Ciders in South Africa at the Neighbourhoods Market in Braamfontein.

20 Sep 2016

French giant invests in Cape wine
French giant invests in Cape wine

After snapping up L'Avenir and Le Bonheur in Stellenbosch, French wine giant AdVini has bought 50% of Forrester Vineyards, aiming to double its sales in the next few years.

By Dave Chambers 20 Sep 2016

Douglas Green introduces its first authentic Spanish Sherry range
Douglas Green introduces its first authentic Spanish Sherry range

Douglas Green has introduced its first authentic Spanish Sherry range comprising a Pale Cream, Medium Dry and Cream Sherry, each produced and bottled in Spain and fully imported for sale at selected outlets throughout South Africa under the Douglas Green brand.

20 Sep 2016

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Coming festive season drives 15% increase in meat prices

Due to tight supply and increased demand from consumers with the braai and festive season approaching, red meat prices are expected to trend higher by at least 9 to 15 percent. Red meat prices are currently relatively stable to strong due to tight supplies as livestock farmers hold on to stock and avoid slaughtering in the hope that pasture conditions will improve should seasonal rains materialise sooner.

19 Sep 2016

Tetra Pak 100% Juice Index reflects trend for premiumisation
Tetra Pak 100% Juice Index reflects trend for premiumisation

Globally, consumers see 100% juice as healthy, natural and tasty, according to the Tetra Pak Index, and the shift to all natural juice products is most pronounced in several emerging markets, including Africa. Notably, not from concentrate (NFC) is gaining share from reconstituted, despite its higher price point, reflecting the trend for natural, less processed products, as well as a general trend for premiumisation.

19 Sep 2016