Coca-Cola saves 290 Olympic-sized swimming pools of water
Coca-Cola saves 290 Olympic-sized swimming pools of water

Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa (CCBSA) has announced a saving of almost 726 million litres of water over the past six years, equivalent to 290 Olympic size swimming pools of water, as the country faces its most severe drought in more than 40 years.

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Tiger Brands reports interim HEPS up 7% to R10.36
Tiger Brands reports interim HEPS up 7% to R10.36

Fast moving consumer goods group Tiger Brands on Thursday reported a 7% increase in interim headline earnings per share (HEPS) to R10.36 for the period to end-March.

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Putting people at the centre of multi-buy promotions
Putting people at the centre of multi-buy promotions

In the midst of tough economic conditions, businesses seeking growth must constantly re-examine and refine strategies to ensure efforts are contributing to the bottom line. In the South African retail and manufacturing sectors, promotions have become a popular tool to attain this growth.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 1 day ago

New head leads Fairtrade Label SA in achieving 2017 goals
New head leads Fairtrade Label SA in achieving 2017 goals

Executive Director Leán Muller has recently been appointed as the new head to direct Fairtrade Label in accomplishing the vast goals it has set for 2017. The NGO aims to raise awareness and develop the local market for Fairtrade products, with a special focus on local and African goods. We talked to Terblanche about her role and what Faitrade has planned for the year ahead.

By Cari Coetzee 2 days ago

New men's care range, Red Dane, launches in South Africa
New men's care range, Red Dane, launches in South Africa

A new local men's care range, Red Dane has launched in South Africa. Designed for South Africa's harsh climate, it contains activated charcoal, essential oils, kelp, apricot kernels, grapeseed oil, peppermint extract and green tea.

2 days ago

Rhodes Food Group CEO, Bruce Henderson. Image credit: Business Day
Acquisitive Rhodes escapes drought woes

Acquisitive food producer Rhodes appears to have survived the drought better than its larger rivals, reporting both turnover and profit growth for the first half of its financial year.

By Robert Laing 3 days ago

Waskis vodka
Pienaar & Son launch Waskis, their new vodka range

After launching about six months ago, carving out a niche in the premium gin market, Pienaar & Son are diversifying their offering with Waskis - their take on typical vodka. I attended the launch of the Waskis vodka at their distillery in the heart of Cape Town on Thursday, 18 May.

By Juanita Pienaar 3 days ago

From left to right: Spencer Sonn (Woolworths Foods), Dr Rob Davies (dti), Fazielah Allie (K9 Petfood) and Bulelani Magwanishe (dti).
Black female entrepreneurs expand business with dti, IDC, Woolworths partnership

The Department of Trade & Industry (dti), Woolworths and the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) officially opened the doors of K9 Pet Foods' new 3,600 m² factory premises in Montague Gardens, Western Cape.

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Pioneer Foods first-half adjusted headline earnings drop 47% to R470m

Pioneer Foods Group on Monday reported a 47% drop in first-half adjusted headline earnings to R470m as higher input costs knocked its domestic essential foods and grocery divisions.

By Andries Mahlangu 3 days ago

Broll Retail Snapshot reveals top performing categories
Broll Retail Snapshot reveals top performing categories

The Broll Retail Snapshot for Q1: 2017 indicates that while December was unsurprisingly the best month for retailers compared to November and January, consumers have become more cautious on spending.

22 May 2017

IQOS pop-up stores launched in Cape Town
IQOS pop-up stores launched in Cape Town

Philip Morris South Africa (PMSA) has launched the first IQOS pop-up stores in Cape Town, for the sale of its smoke-free alternative to cigarettes. The IQOS stores are located at the V&A Waterfront and Canal Walk with roll-out of similar stores to Gauteng and Durban on the cards in the coming months.

22 May 2017

Tongaat expects FY headline earnings to rise 45%
Tongaat expects FY headline earnings to rise 45%

Tongaat Hulett expects its full-year headline earnings to rise by up to 45%, helped by the rebound in the performance of its sugar operations, which compensated for the slack in the starch operations, and the land management and development arm.

By Andries Mahlangu 22 May 2017