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NPO exerts pressure on FMCG and retail giants to cut plastic usage

As You Sow has filed shareholder proposals with 10 leading consumer goods companies and retailers, calling for commitments to absolute cuts in the use of plastic packaging...

2 days ago

Engen launches private label brand Quickshop & Co.

Engen has introduced its own private label convenience brand, Quickshop & Co., focused on offering quality, locally-sourced products at a competitive price...

2 days ago

#BizTrends2021: The rise of D2C

The direct-to-consumer model allows deeper brand relationships and an omnichannel approach to deriving value...

By Michael Smollan 3 days ago

Manufacturing production down 3.5% in November

Manufacturing production decreased by 3.5% in November 2020 compared with November 2019, according to data from Statistics South Africa...

13 Jan 2021

Alcohol industry seeks deferment of excise duties until sales ban lifts

The South African government's decision to extend the alcohol ban has led the alcohol industry to apply for a deferment of the payment of excise tax payments until the ban is lifted...

12 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Recalibrating for diminished growth - resolutions for 2021

Despite the dissemination of vaccines in the months ahead, a larger portion of consumer spending will be impacted by recessionary conditions...

By Ailsa Wingfield 11 Jan 2021

Extended alcohol ban pushes craft brewers to the brink of closure

The third ban on alcohol sales has had a devastating impact on the craft brewing industry...

8 Jan 2021

Buy local 'Home Sweet Home' campaign launched in Gauteng

The SA Canegrowers' Association has announced the arrival of its 'Home Sweet Home' campaign in Gauteng. The campaign, launched in KwaZulu Natal last month, encourages South Africans to buy local sugar products in order to help safeguard the one million livelihoods the industry supports...

8 Jan 2021

Global food prices rise for the 7th month in a row

World food prices rose for the seventh consecutive month in December, led by dairy products and vegetable oils, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations reported...

7 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Wine in the wake of corona

From Covid-19 to an economic downturn, so much of our energy was spent just getting through each day. For many of us in the wine industry, this became a lot harder when a ban on alcohol sales was implemented in late March. Join us as we take a moment to reflect on what was and the lessons we can take into the new year...

By Kristen Duff and Gosia Young 7 Jan 2021

Call for entries for the 2021 SA Dairy Championships

The closing date for entries is 1 February 2021...

7 Jan 2021

SAB to challenge third alcohol ban in court

SAB supports measured alcohol restrictions, but will approach the courts on the constitutionality of the 3rd alcohol ban, which came into effect when South Africa moved to an adjusted Level 3 lockdown...

7 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Safety vs sustainability - the packaging industry's key conundrum

The pandemic calls for a paradigm shift in how the packaging industry meets consumer's safety concerns while addressing the threat of climate change...

By Nthabiseng Motsoeneng 7 Jan 2021

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