Drinking yoghurt increases in volume, value
Drinking yoghurt increases in volume, value

BMi Research has released its report on the drinking yoghurt category, which continued to grow in volume and value in 2016, congruent with the historical trend of the category.

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Dis-Chem and Clicks remain attractive
Dis-Chem and Clicks remain attractive

While the general retailers' index has sunk 27% from its April 2015 peak, two shares in the sector appear to be proving the so-called "lipstick theory".

By Giulietta Talevi 1 day ago

From left to right: Gynore Fredericks (first year protégé under mentorship of Miles Mossop at Tokara), Sydney Mello (second year protégé under mentorship of Johan Malan at Simonsig), Tobie Badenhorst (Head of Group Sponsorships and Cause Marketing at Nedbank Ltd), Becky Penumlungu (Sponsorship Manager of Lifestyle Properties at Nedbank Ltd)
Nedbank boosts investment in Cape Winemakers Guild Protégés

Nedbank has increased its investment in the Cape Winemakers Guild Protégé Programme for 2017 with the Nedbank Eyethu Community Trust pledging R700,000 to boost the Guild's Protégé Programme. The programme currently supports nine young winemakers and a viticulturist who are completing their internships under the mentorship of some of South Africa's finest winemakers.

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Poisoning risk from expired food
Poisoning risk from expired food

A food expert has warned consumers of the dangers of eating expired foods that appear on shop shelves.

By Devon Koen 2 days ago

Retail sales up 1.7% y/y in May
Retail sales up 1.7% y/y in May

SA's retail sector not only confounded economists who had expected a contraction in May, but growth accelerated from April, despite the economy being in recession.

By Sunita Menon 2 days ago

#FreshOnTheShelf: Spytail rum launches amid category comeback
#FreshOnTheShelf: Spytail rum launches amid category comeback

Internationally, rum has been enjoying a comeback and is believed to be the next hottest category following the recent gin revolution in South Africa.

2 days ago

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

According to Lauren Buzzeo, the managing editor of the US-based publication Wine Enthusiast read worldwide, South Africa stands the strongest chance of making an impact in the US by linking its wine marketing message with a single varietal in the way New Zealand has done with Sauvignon blanc and Argentina, with Malbec. Buzzeo has been covering South Africa for the magazine since 2010 as its tasting director and senior editor.

3 days ago

Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon is 'wine futures' worthy
Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon is 'wine futures' worthy

En primeur or 'wine futures', is a method of purchasing sought-after wines early while the wine (a vintage) is still in the barrel, usually one or two years before it's released to the market. This trading model, originated in Europe, offers the customer the opportunity to invest before the wine is bottled.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 3 days ago

The rising cost of food for families in South Africa
The rising cost of food for families in South Africa

The price of food is rising continually. What does it cost to feed a working class family and how does it impact nutrition?

3 days ago

Vusa Zaya, Rémy Martin brand ambassador
Exploring Rémy Martin's Eau-de-Vie

Nearing the end of a long week, I was delighted to accept an invitation to an exclusive Rémy Martin tasting at the new luxury Silo Hotel at the Waterfront on 6 July 2017. A fitting, intimate get-together to ease into the weekend. I decided to take my husband along since he has the better palate between the two of us. Brand ambassador Vusa Zaya was our host for the evening and we were pleased with the warm welcome when we arrived at the Silo Hotel's library, a quiet and elegant section of the hotel where the tasting was being held.

By Juanita Pienaar 18 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: Mouton Foundation celebrates 10 years of community upliftment in Citrusdal
#CSIMonth: Mouton Foundation celebrates 10 years of community upliftment in Citrusdal

Rooibos manufacturer and exporter Carmién Tea, through its social upliftment arm The Mouton Foundation, has contributed R17m towards community upliftment over the past decade. Supported by a portion of all the sales of Carmién Tea, some of the foundation's initiatives include; establishing multi-purpose community centres and early childhood development centres, providing tertiary study bursaries for employees' children, running a mobile health service which visits employees on the farms, and providing sports facilities, among many others.

By Sindy Peters 17 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: Sustainability is the key to innovation and the next frontier for business
#CSIMonth: Sustainability is the key to innovation and the next frontier for business

We have undergone the industrial age, the technology age, the people or talent age and now we're on the cusp of the green age. We live in a world where we are undeniably fast destroying our planet and heritage for our children through excessive consumerism and capitalism. Gone are the days where we can view sustainability as a ‘nice to have' or as something too expensive to consider.

By Tania Morgan-Weyer 17 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: CSI is not a nice-to-have, it's a necessity in SA
#CSIMonth: CSI is not a nice-to-have, it's a necessity in SA

The Tiger Brands Foundation recently served its 50-millionth meal as part of its in-school breakfast programme. A public-private partnership with the Department of Basic Education, the programme was first piloted in 2011 at six schools in Alexandra township in Johannesburg. Today, it serves breakfast every school day to just under 64,000 learners at 92 schools across South Africa.

By Sindy Peters 17 Jul 2017