Heineken sets goal to be carbon neutral in production by 2030
Heineken sets goal to be carbon neutral in production by 2030

Heineken has stated a new ambition to decarbonise its production by 2030 and its full value chain by 2040...

1 day ago

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Consumers spent $900bn more at online retailers globally in 2020

Covid-19 accelerated e-commerce around the globe and forced retailers to shift to digital...

2 days ago

Rotary Africa event to unpack sustainable development of fashion and textiles
Rotary Africa event to unpack sustainable development of fashion and textiles

The topic of sustainable textile development will be discussed by a panel at the upcoming Zone 22 Rotary Africa Centennial International Conference...

2 days ago

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Why you should expect more Suez-like supply chain disruptions and shortages at your local grocery store

When the Ever Given container ship choked off traffic in the Suez Canal for almost a week in late March 2021, it made headlines around the world...

By Nada R. Sanders 12 Apr 2021

Target to spend more than $2bn with Black-owned businesses by 2025
Target to spend more than $2bn with Black-owned businesses by 2025

Target will add products from more than 500 Black-owned businesses across its multi-category assortment and increase its spend with more Black-owned companies...

8 Apr 2021

Is that a good egg? How chocolate makers rate on social and environmental measures
Is that a good egg? How chocolate makers rate on social and environmental measures

Easter is the biggest chocolate-buying time of the year. But who's really paying for the cost of that chocolate?

By John Dumay and James Guthrie 6 Apr 2021

Jumia Ghana launches food festival to support local restaurants
Jumia Ghana launches food festival to support local restaurants

Africa's e-commerce platform Jumia has announced the launch of its Food Festival Campaign. The campaign, which will run until 11 April 2021, is organised in partnership with local restaurants and supermarkets, as well as blue-chip international restaurant chains such as KFC, Pizza Inn and Burger King...

1 Apr 2021

Kenyan eco-friendly footwear brand wins sustainable design contest
Kenyan eco-friendly footwear brand wins sustainable design contest

Women-led Kenyan design house wins Fashionomics Africa sustainable design competition for turning fruit waste into eco-friendly footwear...

30 Mar 2021

Acquisition of Avroy Shlain brings beauty company back to SA
Acquisition of Avroy Shlain brings beauty company back to SA

Trinitas Equity Partners, together with its partners, has acquired the South African beauty company, Avroy Shlain...

25 Mar 2021

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E-commerce to account for half of global retail growth by 2025

By 2025, e-commerce will expand by an additional $1.4tn, and account for half the growth in the global retail sector...

25 Mar 2021

Danone's CEO has been ousted for being progressive - blame society not activist shareholders
Danone's CEO has been ousted for being progressive - blame society not activist shareholders

Danone's chief executive and chairman, Emmanuel Faber, is to step down after activist shareholders called for his removal...

By Arturo Bris 23 Mar 2021

How online markets are helping local stores survive Covid-19
How online markets are helping local stores survive Covid-19

Thanks to platforms that link online consumption to local interests, the desire to buy local, a trend fuelled by the Covid-19 pandemic, is giving rise to a new phenomenon known as digital localism...

By Myriam Ertz, Damien Hallegatte, Imen Latrous and Julien Bousquet 19 Mar 2021

Corona pilots beer packaging made using surplus barley
Corona pilots beer packaging made using surplus barley

Corona has introduced a new circular form of packaging for its six-packs, made using repurposed surplus barley straw...

18 Mar 2021

RCL in joint venture to scale plant-based food market in Africa
RCL in joint venture to scale plant-based food market in Africa

RCL Foods and US plant-based food collective Livekindly Collective have established a local plant-based joint venture, Livekindly Collective Africa...

18 Mar 2021

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Nestlé Hatcher platform invites collaboration with African innovators

Best-in-class innovators are presented with an opportunity to be future Nestlé suppliers...

15 Mar 2021

Global food price index rises for 9th consecutive month
Global food price index rises for 9th consecutive month

The early estimate for 2021's wheat output is positive but 45 countries are in need of external assistance for food...

4 Mar 2021

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Many African countries had a surprise manufacturing surge in 2010s - it bodes well for the years ahead

Until the 2000s, Sub-Saharan Africa was de-industrialising: the mood was gloomy as the little manufacturing activity that did exist was disappearing. But the trend has reversed...

By Gaaitzen de Vries, Emmanuel B Mensah, Hagen Kruse and Kunal Sen 2 Mar 2021

Plastic is part of the carbon cycle and needs to be included in climate calculations
Plastic is part of the carbon cycle and needs to be included in climate calculations

Plastic pollution and climate change are two prominent environmental issues of our time...

By Xia Zhu 1 Mar 2021

Made in Africa conference aims to drive Pan-African prosperity
Made in Africa conference aims to drive Pan-African prosperity

The inaugural Made in Africa Conference and Expo, a large virtual gathering and showcase for African buyers and sellers, will take place on 13 and 14 April...

26 Feb 2021

SA venture to benefit from new Mondelez impact investing platform
SA venture to benefit from new Mondelez impact investing platform

Inmed Aquaponics Social Enterprise is among the first to receive capital through Mondelez International's new impact investing platform Sustainable Futures...

25 Feb 2021

Why it pays to link products to places - and how African countries can do it
Why it pays to link products to places - and how African countries can do it

How geographical indications can provide economic and financial advantages to a product's place of origin...

By Samuel Samiai Andrews 24 Feb 2021

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P&G reaffirms commitment to drive gender equality in Africa

P&G announced new declarations aimed to propel gender equality across Africa, Asia Pacific and the Middle East at its third #WeSeeEqual summit for the region...

22 Feb 2021

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Technology and supermarket chains can help strengthen southern Africa's food systems

Covid-19 restrictions on restaurants and catering have led to supermarkets being the key route to market...

By Thando Vilakazi and Namhla Landani 16 Feb 2021

Acquisition of Pepkor's John Craig saves 400 jobs
Acquisition of Pepkor's John Craig saves 400 jobs

The Competition Tribunal has approved the sale of Pepkor menswear chain John Craig to Johannesburg-based Blue Falcon 188 Trading, saving 422 jobs...

12 Feb 2021

Fast food is growing in popularity with Ghanaians. Wikimedia Commons
Ghanaians are eating more fast food: the who and the why

Across Africa fast food restaurants have spread at a rapid rate, driven by rising income levels, rapid urbanisation and changing eating habits and lifestyles...

By James Boafo 11 Feb 2021

Jeff Bezos reshaped retail as CEO of Amazon. AP Photo/John Locher
How Bezos and Amazon changed the world

Amazon announced Jeff Bezos is stepping down as CEO almost 27 years after he founded the company to sell books to customers over dial-up modems...

By Venkatesh Shankar 4 Feb 2021

Jeff Bezos to step down as Amazon CEO
Jeff Bezos to step down as Amazon CEO

Jeff Bezos is stepping down from his role as Amazon CEO, and will transition to the role of executive chair in the third quarter...

3 Feb 2021

They're everywhere: New study finds polyester fibres throughout the Arctic Ocean
They're everywhere: New study finds polyester fibres throughout the Arctic Ocean

In a new study published in Nature Communications, my colleagues and I find a stark confirmation that microplastics are found throughout the Arctic Ocean...

By Peter S. Ross 1 Feb 2021

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PepsiCo and Beyond Meat partner to develop plant-based snacks

PepsiCo and Beyond Meat have teamed up to form The PLANeT Partnership, a joint venture to develop, produce and market snack and beverage products made from plant-based protein...

27 Jan 2021



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