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How Covid-19 is shaping trends in the food service industry

While the easing of restrictions earlier in the year in South Africa was welcomed news, the recent level 4 lockdown has meant another devastating setback for restaurants, hotels and more...

2 days ago

30,000 liquor outlets audited in Responsible Trading Programme

The Responsible Trading Programme is an initiative designed to address the issue of harmful alcohol consumption and help mitigate Covid-19 transmission...

3 days ago

Clarion call for end to booze ban

Even before the cost of the looting is factored in, the four alcohol bans have cost the country an estimated R64,8bn or 1.3% of GDP...

23 Jul 2021

SA social distancing design solutions attract interest abroad

The social distancing design project has been well received internationally, especially in the UK, with over 7,000 products sold there to date, amounting to a total spend of R7,456,827...

20 Jul 2021

Steers, Wimpy owner has nearly 100 stores hit by looters

Steers and Wimpy owner Famous Brands said on Wednesday that several stores, as well as a logistics facility, have suffered various degrees of damage due to the civil unrest in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng...

15 Jul 2021

200 liquor stores looted, along with SAB and Heineken facilities

South Africa's liquor industry is urging government to declare a State of Emergency as more than 200 liquor shops have been looted in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng...

15 Jul 2021

Beleaguered alcohol industry crippled further by looting

SA's alcohol industry, already on its knees due to the fourth booze ban, is now faced with the additional challenge of having liquor stores looted during the ongoing riots...

13 Jul 2021

Alcohol industry bemoans lack of engagement as booze ban extended

Alcohol industry associations have called for urgent dialogue with President Cyril Ramaphosa following the extension of the alcohol ban announced on Sunday night...

12 Jul 2021

Young Kenyan makes a name for himself producing artisan chocolate

At the tender age of 30, Naheed Ahmed is the founder and MD of The Chocolate Bar, an artisan chocolate company based in Nairobi that manufactures a wide range of chocolate products...

7 Jul 2021

Hard-hit food and beverage industry amongst slowest to recover

South Africa is on a slow road to recovery, but certain sectors continue to struggle, and its economic outlook is contingent on government policy and global growth...

5 Jul 2021

SAB to challenge latest alcohol ban in court

South African Breweries is heading to court to pursue legal action against the latest 14-day blanket ban on alcohol sales...

1 Jul 2021

Vinpro launches application for interim interdict to lift ban on wine sales in the Western Cape

"The latest ban of two weeks that have now been imposed follows on 19 weeks of revenue loss over the past 15 months, which has had a devastating effect on the wine and tourism sector that employs more than 269,000 people," says Rico Basson, Vinpro MD.

30 Jun 2021

#YouthMatters: KFC's Trivern Chetty on nurturing tomorrow's talent

Trivern Chetty, marketing manager innovation and insights for KFC at Yum Brands Africa, shares his career journey and his approach towards the professional development of himself and others...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 29 Jun 2021

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