Food, beverages and tobacco largest contributor to May's PPI increase
Food, beverages and tobacco largest contributor to May's PPI increase

Production prices were up slightly in May in line with economists' expectations. The annual percentage change in the production price index...

By Sunita Menon 30 Jun 2017

Appletiser plant in Elgin ramps up annual production
Appletiser plant in Elgin ramps up annual production

The Appletiser plant in Elgin is ready to almost double its annual production by October, following its merger last year of the non-alcoholic ready-to-drink bottling operations...

28 Jun 2017

Water from Air bottling plants offer entrepreneurial opportunities
Water from Air bottling plants offer entrepreneurial opportunities

To overcome the current water shortages around the country, a South African company, Water from Air, is offering entrepreneurial opportunities for businesses...

6 Jun 2017

African Pioneer in brand plan
African Pioneer in brand plan

Eastern Cape businessman Stephen Dondolo says his black-owned investment firm African Pioneer Group plans to enter the beverage market...

11 May 2017

Coca-Cola sells 21.5% of Appletiser shares in BEE deal
Coca-Cola sells 21.5% of Appletiser shares in BEE deal

Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa has announced the sale of 21.5% of its shareholding in Appletiser South Africa in two BEE deals...

9 May 2017

Go Water launches in South Africa
Go Water launches in South Africa

Go Amplified Caffeinated Water, an energy-boosting water product has been launched in South Africa, at a time when sugar-sweetened drinks...

3 Apr 2017

Shaken not stirred - is the retail beverage sector set for upheaval?
Shaken not stirred - is the retail beverage sector set for upheaval?

In a recent Bizcommunity interview Design Indaba speaker Brian Collins commented that there has never been a better time to be a startup...

14 Mar 2017

#FreshOnTheShelf: Fitch & Leedes launches SA's first pink tonic
#FreshOnTheShelf: Fitch & Leedes launches SA's first pink tonic

G&T lovers rejoice! Fitch & Leedes, known for their range of authentic mixers, has launched South Africa's first pink tonic...

3 Mar 2017

New markets for Zari Sparkling Grape Juice
New markets for Zari Sparkling Grape Juice

Zari Sparkling Grape, the luxurious proudly South African beverage, promises to add zero-alcohol sparkle to the retail space...

31 Jan 2017

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Glass half full for workers at AB InBev and Coca-Cola

AB InBev is allowed to offer certain employees severance packages, though the two firms may not now retrench staff...

By Ann Crotty 30 Jan 2017

Introducing the S'Mores Frappuccino by Starbucks
Introducing the S'Mores Frappuccino by Starbucks

Starbucks have launched a new drink, the S'Mores Frappuccino to celebrate summer and deal with the heat. The S'Mores Frappuccino is a combination of marshmallow-infused whipped cream...

4 Jan 2017

Krush Long Life - nothing added but the convenience
Krush Long Life - nothing added but the convenience

The new Clover Krush Long Life range has the same refreshing taste and nutritional benefits of Clover Krush Fresh Fruit Juice but with the added benefit of a longer shelf life...

Issued by Clover 10 Nov 2016

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PepsiCo pledges healthier offerings

NEW YORK - PepsiCo set new targets for more healthful food and beverages Monday and announced pledges to reduce product packaging and limit water use...

18 Oct 2016

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Coca-Cola eyes African bottler to keep out of AB InBev's takeover sights

Within hours of Anheuser Busch InBev formally completing its takeover of SABMiller, the Coca-Cola company said it planned to exercise a change-of-control clause to buy SABMiller's 57% share in Coca-Cola Beverages Africa...

By Ann Crotty 13 Oct 2016

#FreshOnTheShelf: BOS launches 'Big BOS' 3 litre pack
#FreshOnTheShelf: BOS launches 'Big BOS' 3 litre pack

BOS ice tea has launched a new 3l pack, just in time for summer, as its convenient packaging makes it so much easier to take camping, to the beach, on picnics, to parties or at large family get-togethers...

29 Sep 2016

Clover to launch low-sugar Tropika
Clover to launch low-sugar Tropika

Clover, which controls almost 80% of SA's dairy fruit juices market, will soon launch Tropika Slender, the low-sugar and low- calorie alternative to its bestselling beverage Tropika, as it seeks a safeguard against the looming sugar tax...

14 Sep 2016

Probyo introduces the 'medicine of the future', live probiotics drinks
Probyo introduces the 'medicine of the future', live probiotics drinks

Probyo, a newly launched brand, has just released an all-natural range of three cultured drinks, which aim to promote general health and wellbeing...

4 Jul 2016

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New African Coca-Cola company gets going

The African Coca-Cola operation unbundled from SABMiller started operating on Monday...

4 Jul 2016

Nestlé to offer jobs training to 300,000 African youths
Nestlé to offer jobs training to 300,000 African youths

ABIDJAN - Swiss company Nestlé will offer on-the-job training for 300,000 African youths to offset high unemployment that poses "severe economic and social challenges" for the continent, the company announced on Tuesday...

23 Jun 2016

Tiger Brands' profit jumps on turnover growth
Tiger Brands' profit jumps on turnover growth

Tiger Brands reported a 44% jump in interim after tax profit to R1.7bn on 9% growth in turnover to R15.9bn...

By Robert Laing 25 May 2016

Coca-Cola cuts output in Venezuela due to sugar shortage
Coca-Cola cuts output in Venezuela due to sugar shortage

The Coca-Cola Company said Monday that it was forced to cut back production of its popular sodas in Venezuela due to the shortage of sugar in the politically riven country.

24 May 2016

BOS launches sugar-free flavours
BOS launches sugar-free flavours

BOS Brands, the South African iced tea company, has added a sugar-free variant to its range of fruit-flavoured iced teas, which will be launching in mid-June...

11 May 2016

South Africans sweet on sugary drinks despite fat tax
South Africans sweet on sugary drinks despite fat tax

South Africa plans a new "fat tax" on sugary drinks to combat an obesity epidemic -- but sweet-toothed consumers say its chances are slim of making them cut down...

18 Apr 2016

Lay's and Pepsi join forces in UEFA campaign
Lay's and Pepsi join forces in UEFA campaign

Lay's and Pepsi, the official snack and beverage sponsors of the 2015/16 UEFA Champions League tournament, have joined forces to bring South African fans closer to the action via an #PerfectMatch campaign...

26 Feb 2016

Seven top taste trends for 2016
Seven top taste trends for 2016

With restaurants having already developed their winter menus for this year, the Slo-Jo team has its fingers on the pulse of taste trends for 2016...

19 Feb 2016

Fifty years of crowning moments as Appletiser goes golden
Fifty years of crowning moments as Appletiser goes golden

Appletiser will celebrate its golden anniversary this year and intends to celebrate its 50 years of crowning moments with one special year of creating them...

15 Feb 2016

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Clover acquires Frankie's Olde Soft Drink Company

Clover Industries and Frankie's Soft Drinks have announced the conclusion of agreements that will result in the establishment of a new business, Clover Frankie's Proprietary Limited (Clover Frankie's)...

7 Oct 2015

Drinkers move to the can
Drinkers move to the can

The beverage market in South Africa is experiencing a dramatic period of change as consumer drinking habits are moving more and more towards a can preference...

19 Aug 2015

SoftBev announced as new SA bottler for PepsiCo
SoftBev announced as new SA bottler for PepsiCo

PepsiCo has announced the appointment of SoftBev, the national soft drinks company, as its sole licensed bottler in South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland and with distribution rights in Botswana and Namibia...

14 Jul 2015

Nestlé layoffs in Africa 'won't affect SA'
Nestlé layoffs in Africa 'won't affect SA'

Plans by the world's biggest food and drinks company, Nestlé, to reduce staff across the continent will not affect SA, its Bryanston-based unit said on Wednesday...

By Fifi Peters 18 Jun 2015

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