'World's strongest coffee' lists on Amazon
'World's strongest coffee' lists on Amazon

Black Insomnia Coffee Company, which launched in Cape Town in July 2016 and lays claim to having the strongest coffee in the world, has listed on Amazon.

18 hours ago

The natural approach to Healey's champion cheese
The natural approach to Healey's champion cheese

Healey's hand-made Slow Matured Cheddar received SA Champion status at this year's SA Dairy Championships in the Raw Milk Semi Hard or Hard Cheese category. The cheese is made with unpasteurised (raw) milk – free from growth hormones and antibiotics - produced from a certified herd of grass-fed Holstein (also known as Friesian) cows from the Stellenbosch area.

21 hours ago

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Breaking through brand clutter with Nomu

This #BrandManagerMonth, we find out what's new with Nomu, the original SA food and lifestyle concept inspiring creative kitchens across the land, from director Paul Raphaely.

By Leigh Andrews 3 days ago

SA suspends imports amid Brazilian meat scandal
SA suspends imports amid Brazilian meat scandal

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) has suspended imports of meat from establishments suspected to be involved in the Brazilian meat scandal.

3 days ago

Pick n Pay to cut food prices
Pick n Pay to cut food prices

Grocery retailers have not been immune to the downturn in the economy despite offering essential goods to consumers.

By Colleen Goko 3 days ago

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Competition body accuses fresh-produce agents of cartel behaviour

The Competition Commission carried out a search-and-seizure operation at the premises of nine fresh-produce market agents on Thursday morning. According to the commission, SA has about 30 fresh-produce market agents, with about 80% of this market controlled by the biggest six players.

By Robert Laing 23 Mar 2017

Moutai is the most valuable spirits brand, according to Brand Finance. Image credit:
Chinese Baijiu brands overtake whiskey as most valuable spirit

This year, the Chinese Baijiu brands have overtaken whiskey in the Brand Finance Spirits 50. Baijiu, meaning ‘white alcohol', is a Chinese distilled spirit made from grain, at between 40-60% alcohol by volume.

23 Mar 2017

Exceptional 2017 brandy grape harvest set to yield a smooth spirit
Exceptional 2017 brandy grape harvest set to yield a smooth spirit

Despite the Western Cape's extreme drought, the 2017 brandy grape harvest looks set to yield future award-winning brandies. On 6 February 2017, Distell - the International Wine and Spirit Competition's World's Best Brandy Producer of 2016 - took delivery of their first batch of base wine from independent farmers and started the first distillation soon after.

23 Mar 2017

Consumer inflation slows as food prices moderate
Consumer inflation slows as food prices moderate

Consumer inflation slowed in February, as food inflation moderated, but remained outside the South African Reserve Bank's 3%-6% target range.

By Tammy Foyn 23 Mar 2017

Oreo Dunk Challenge launches in South Africa
Oreo Dunk Challenge launches in South Africa

The Oreo Dunk Challenge has launched in South Africa, offering one South African the chance to win a VIP Dunking Experience for two worth R150,000, including a chance to meet and dunk with either Christina Aguilera in Los Angeles or Neymar da Silva Santos Junior in Barcelona.

22 Mar 2017

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DGB named Best South African Producer at international wine event

Independent South African wine and spirit producer, DGB, has been announced as the Best South African Producer at the annual wine award and trade tasting event, Mundus Vini International Award and Spring Tasting. In line with this award, DGB - producer of iconic wine brands such as Boschendal, Bellingham, Brampton, Franschhoek Cellars, Douglas Green, Tall Horse, The Beachhouse, amongst others - was honoured among the world's greatest on the first day of wine trade fair ProWein in Düsseldorf.

22 Mar 2017

Marie Claire crowns Prix d'Excellence de la Beauté Awards winners
Marie Claire crowns Prix d'Excellence de la Beauté Awards winners

Marie Claire South Africa has announced the winners of the Prix d'Excellence de la Beauté Awards 2017. The glittering event, held at the Westcliff Four Seasons hotel in Johannesburg, celebrated the world's great beauty brands, including Elizabeth Arden, La Mer, Smashbox, Chanel, Dior and Lancôme. The winning products set the industry's standard, as the best in skincare, make-up and hair.

22 Mar 2017

FASA urges franchisees to support local suppliers
FASA urges franchisees to support local suppliers

Franchising contributes almost 12.5% to South Africa's GDP but its potential lies not only in generating increased sales of products and services but also in the business-to-business opportunities that exist between them.

22 Mar 2017