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Nutella maker Ferrero spreads into biscuits

PARIS - Nutella maker Ferrero said on Monday it had bought Belgium's Delacre for an undisclosed sum as it seeks to spread from chocolates to biscuits.

7 hours ago

How will the Draft Liquor Amendment Bill of 2016 affect the hospitality industry?
How will the Draft Liquor Amendment Bill of 2016 affect the hospitality industry?

According to Federated Hospitality Association of South Africa's (FEDHASA) CEO Tshifhiwa Tshivhengwa, the proposed Draft Liquor Amendment Bill of 2016 is set to complicate South Africa's liquor regulatory environment even more - an already complex environment with more than 40 national and provincial liquor-related policies and regulations.

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Sweet tidings: Nestle creates low-sugar chocolate that still tastes as good

It's a sweet dream come true for chocoholics - Nestlé has found a way to drastically reduce the amount of sugar in its confectioneries without affecting the taste.

By Shelley Seid 12 hours ago

Authentic Mexican beer arrives in SA
Authentic Mexican beer arrives in SA

Mexican beer, Sol, is now available in South Africa just in time for summer refreshment. Sol's journey started in a brewery near Mexico City in 1899. Named in honour of a beam of light shining through the roof, Sol (the Spanish word for sun) is brewed under the supervision of Cerveceria Cuautemoc Moctezuma for a refreshing taste and bright colour.

3 days ago

#FreshOnTheShelf: Royco launches innovative range of pasta base recipes
#FreshOnTheShelf: Royco launches innovative range of pasta base recipes

Royco has extended its offering in the wet cooking aids category with the launch of a new, innovative range of concentrated pasta base recipes. These are packed in family size 200g pouches (sufficient for a meal for six vs the current category standard of four) in six recipes. Two of these, Macaroni & Cheese and Lasagne Cheese, are unique to this category and complete the range together with Savoury Mince, Bolognaise, Bacon Carbonara, and Tomato & Basil.

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Coca-Cola opens first factory in Gaza Strip

GAZA CITY - Coca-Cola formally has opened its first factory in the Gaza Strip, the company announced on Wednesday, in a move that could create hundreds of jobs in the beleaguered Palestinian enclave.

3 days ago

KWV wins Gold at New York International Spirits Competition
KWV wins Gold at New York International Spirits Competition

The KWV has won an International Gold Medal for its 20-year-old potstill brandy and an International Silver Medal for is 15-year-old potstill brandy at the seventh annual New York International Spirits Competition (NYISC).

30 Nov 2016

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Pouring out the power of partnerships with Cybercellar and Quicket

Gavin Forsyth, chief marketing officer of Cybercellar, says: "Wine is one of the few truly lifestyle FMCG products out there. This means that brand affinity isn't just created by the product itself, but also by the environment in which it is consumed. It therefore makes sense to incorporate events with wine, allowing us to provide customers with a complementary service to enhance their Cybercellar.com experience." Forsyth shares more on the power of collaborative partnerships.

By Leigh Andrews 29 Nov 2016

Bonnievale Wines celebrates a decade of growth
Bonnievale Wines celebrates a decade of growth

Bonnievale Wines' 10th anniversary, celebrated earlier this month, serves a reminder of the challenges and benefits that come with the choice to strike out on a new path. Bonnievale Wines was formally established on 1 November 2006 through the three-way merger of the Bonnievale, Merwespont, and Nordale co-operative wineries, and its achievements over the last decade have seen Bonnievale Wines become one of the country's largest producers.

29 Nov 2016

SAPPO establishes Pork 360 Quality Assurance certification programme
SAPPO establishes Pork 360 Quality Assurance certification programme

South African Pork Producers Association (SAPPO) has established Pork 360 Quality Assurance certification programme, which extensively focuses on meat safety, meat quality, traceability and animal welfare. Pork 360 products are available exclusively to Food Lover's Market and Winelands Pork in the Western Cape.

29 Nov 2016

Good news and bad for local poultry industry
Good news and bad for local poultry industry

The good news for the poultry industry is that the worst of the drought is over. The not-so-good news is that the full benefits may take another six months to materialise.

By Ann Crotty 28 Nov 2016