Feathers fly in chicken war
Feathers fly in chicken war

CONSUMERS could be paying more for meat as local farmers push for higher taxes on imported frozen chicken.

By Katharine Child 9 hours ago

Fairtrade SA opens first Fairtrade online shop
Fairtrade SA opens first Fairtrade online shop

Fairtrade South Arica has launched the world's first Fairtrade web store in response to numerous consumer queries on where to buy Fairtrade products. Consumers will be able to shop their favourite Fairtrade certified products on the online platform

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World's first Fairtrade Webstore launched
World's first Fairtrade Webstore launched

Fairtrade South Africa has launched the world's first Fairtrade Webstore - an online platform where consumers will be able to shop their favourite products.

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Sales of Flavoured Alcoholic Beverages down, says Bmi report
Sales of Flavoured Alcoholic Beverages down, says Bmi report

BMi Research has revealed that the flavoured alcoholic beverage (FAB) category (traditional alcoholic fruit beverages, such as ciders and wine-based fruit ales, as well as spirit coolers or pre-mixed products) declined in volume in 2015.

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Scottish Leader appoints new female lead blender
Scottish Leader appoints new female lead blender

You can savour the smooth, sweet, rich and smokey taste of the new Scottish Leader Signature this World Whisky Day, on 21 May, 2016, and drink a toast to the new female lead blender for Scottish Leader: Dr Kirstie McCallum, an analytical chemist by training and one of the first women in Scotland to become a whisky maker.

20 May 2016

Pernod Ricard sells Paddy Whiskey to US drinks company Sazerac
Pernod Ricard sells Paddy Whiskey to US drinks company Sazerac

PARIS - France's drinks giant Pernod Ricard said Tuesday it is selling Paddy Whiskey to American drinks company Sazerac as part of efforts to streamline its portfolio.

19 May 2016

RCL Foods denies that government cap will result in more expensive chicken
RCL Foods denies that government cap will result in more expensive chicken

The government's recent announcement that injection brine in frozen chicken will be capped at 15% has led to widespread reports that frozen chicken portions will become more expensive with the new cap.

19 May 2016

Inaugural FMCG Insights & Conference adjudged a success
Inaugural FMCG Insights & Conference adjudged a success

The inaugural FMCG Insights & Conference took place at the Turbine Hall, Joburg recently. The event emanates from the Sunday Times' Top Brands research, which measures consumer brand preference and is published annually.

18 May 2016

Substantial growth in energy drinks, report finds
Substantial growth in energy drinks, report finds

BMi Research has found that the ready to drink (RTD) energy drinks market enjoyed substantial growth in 2015, albeit at a lower rate than was seen in the last five years. The RTD energy drinks volume grew to 153.1 million litres, increasing by 25.0% from 2014 to 2015.

17 May 2016

Jameson takes local brewery partners to launch Caskmates in SA
Jameson takes local brewery partners to launch Caskmates in SA

Irish whiskey Jameson has partnered with a pair of South African breweries - the Ubuntu Kraal Brewery in Joburg and the Devil's Peak Brewing Company in Cape Town - to launch its Caskmates brand in this country, which is Jameson's second biggest market globally.

17 May 2016

Famous Brands acquires Salsa Mexican Grill
Famous Brands acquires Salsa Mexican Grill

Famous Brands has acquired a 51% stake in the recently launched Salsa Mexican Grill, a fast-casual dining concept centred on traditional Mexican food and beverages. The brand is currently represented by its maiden restaurant, opened in June 2015, in Fourways, Joburg. Two further franchised outlets are scheduled to open during the course of 2016.

17 May 2016

Astral Foods' HI profits slide as drought bites
Astral Foods' HI profits slide as drought bites

Astral Foods (ARI) on Monday reported a slide in its first-half profit as the effect of the recent drought in the country took hold. Grain prices, notably maize, shot up in recent months as a result of hot and dry weather that delayed planting of the summer crops.

By Andries Mahlangu 17 May 2016

Battling it out with fast-food brands
Battling it out with fast-food brands

A war is being waged in SA's restaurant and fast-food sector, with major players vying to attract consumers with hot brands as their weapons.

By Stafford Thomas 17 May 2016