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BAT sells more cigarettes in 2017 driven by Rothmans' brand appeal

Despite government efforts to curb smoking, British American Tobacco (BAT) increased the number of cigarettes it sold in 2016 slightly to 665-billion.

By Robert Laing 40 minutes ago

Budget speech announces further consultations on sugar tax, welcomed by industry
Budget speech announces further consultations on sugar tax, welcomed by industry

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's announced in his Budget speech on 22 February 2017 that there would be further consultations on the tax on sugar-sweetened beverages before it is implemented.

19 hours ago

Challenging times for SA wine industry with excise hikes
Challenging times for SA wine industry with excise hikes

During the annual National Budget Speech on 22 February 2017, Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan, announced excise hikes of 8.8% on wine and sparkling wine and 8.5% on spirits. While the South African wine industry understands the government's economic challenges, the above-inflation hikes in wine and brandy excise will be challenging for producers and cellars to absorb.

20 hours ago

The wages of sin rise ever higher - and the net is thrown wider
The wages of sin rise ever higher - and the net is thrown wider

If you enjoy a cigarette with your rum and coke, your wallet will face a triple threat this year.

By Bianca Capazorio 1 day ago

Tiger Brands to exit controlling stake in Kenyan business
Tiger Brands to exit controlling stake in Kenyan business

Tiger Brands announced on Tuesday that it intended to spin its controlling stake in its Kenya-based Haco Tiger Brands to a local partner, signalling a shift in strategy to its offshore operations.

1 day ago

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Pioneer Foods expects first-half headline earnings per share to drop 38%-55%

Pioneer Foods Group expects headline earnings per share in the six months to March to decline 38% to 55% from a year ago.

By Matthew Stevens 1 day ago

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Phenomenal growth in South African blueberry industry

The South African blueberry industry is in a period of robust growth, due to high demand from the UK and the EU for blueberries, in particular, as well as nascent domestic interest. It has been bolstered by a similar (if earlier) growth spurt in Australia, where many of the new cultivars used in the South African blueberry industry were developed.

2 days ago

US grocery stores are getting rid of ‘sell by' dates on food
US grocery stores are getting rid of ‘sell by' dates on food

WASHINGTON, US: In an effort to cut down on confusion about labels on food items, grocery manufacturers and retailers are being urged to get rid of terms like 'sell by' and 'best before'.

3 days ago

Kaap Agri keen to list on JSE
Kaap Agri keen to list on JSE

Highly profitable farming community retailer Kaap Agri - which has PSG-aligned Zeder Investments as its largest shareholder - is investigating a JSE listing, possibly by as early as midyear.

By Marc Hasenfuss 3 days ago

Consumers still prepared to socialise over drinks
Consumers still prepared to socialise over drinks

According to consumer research done by Pernod Ricard South Africa – the company behind brands like Absolut, Jameson and Chivas Regal – over the past festive season, consumers of top-end spirit brands continue to see socialising and connecting with their friends as a priority and will be resourceful with budgets to ensure a good night out.

3 days ago

Is the humanisation trend wagging the SA pet care market?
Is the humanisation trend wagging the SA pet care market?

Around the world, similar scenes play out daily: the health-conscious go running with a dog by their side, dogs and children play elaborate games in local parks, glamourous ladies do window shopping with an equally stylishly dressed dog at their heels... Pets are becoming increasingly important, with a growing number of pet owners treating their pets as family members, and spending more on their pets. Can similar trends be seen in South Africa?

Issued by Insight Survey 3 days ago

#DesignMonth: What's in your lunch box?
#DesignMonth: What's in your lunch box?

People working a 9-5 job often forget to eat healthily - they opt for the closest takeaway restaurant or make do with what's available at the office, which is often not the healthiest option, especially if the office isn't health conscious. FOODwelove, founded by Christina Thomas and Stephanie Schwatlo, aims to change all that, offering desk jockeys the option to have a healthy and wholesome lunch delivered in a cleverly designed box, straight to their desk. We spoke to co-founder Schwatlo and asked her to tell us what it's all about.

By Cari Coetzee 3 days ago