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SA's manufacturing output up 4,6% in MarchArticle

South Africa's manufacturing production increased by 4,6% in March 2021 compared with March 2020, according to data from Stats SA...

11 May 2021

Coca-Cola Beverages Africa acquires share in Lesotho bottler
Coca-Cola Beverages Africa acquires share in Lesotho bottlerArticle

Coca-Cola Beverages Africa has announced that after some re-organisation, it has acquired Maluti Mountain Breweries' interest in the soft drinks business...

10 May 2021

Michel Doukeris to succeed Carlos Brito as AB InBev CEO
Michel Doukeris to succeed Carlos Brito as AB InBev CEOArticle

Brito will step down after 15 years as CEO and 32 years at the company...

6 May 2021

Expo to encourage youth to explore tourism careers
Expo to encourage youth to explore tourism careersArticle

Higher Education, Science and Innovation Deputy Minister, Buti Manamela, will on Thursday launch a hybrid Heritage Career Expo for learners interested in pursuing careers in the arts, culture and heritage sectors...

5 May 2021

Will innovation bring the fizz back to SA's carbonated soft drinks industry?
Will innovation bring the fizz back to SA's carbonated soft drinks industry?Article

Insight Survey's latest South African Carbonated Soft Drinks Industry Landscape Report 2021 carefully uncovers the global and local carbonated soft drinks market (including the impact of Covid-19)...

Issued by Insight Survey 3 May 2021

Thirst revamps brand identity
Thirst revamps brand identityArticle

Thirst, South Africa's leading mobile bar and event business, has revamped its brand identity after over 15 years. The rebranding is part of a wider strategic diversification for Thirst...

Issued by Thirst Bar Services 28 Apr 2021

Media planning that interprets multiple studies to position brands
Media planning that interprets multiple studies to position brandsArticle

In this article, we scratch the surface of what this can mean for products and brands, by discovering some market realities in sample categories of beverages, banking as well as food and groceries...

Issued by Ebony+Ivory 28 Apr 2021

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Zambia must find a way to balance the economy and public health in tax policyArticle

The burden of noncommunicable diseases is growing rapidly across sub-Saharan Africa. The conditions, which include obesity and diabetes, are now leading causes of premature deaths...

Mulenga Mary Mukanu 23 Apr 2021

#BehindtheBrandManager: Meet Banele Msimanga, brand manager of Hunter's Cider
#BehindtheBrandManager: Meet Banele Msimanga, brand manager of Hunter's CiderArticle

Banele Msimanga is the brand manager of Hunter's Cider and over the past year has worked on the brand creating great consumer experiences like Green Room events...

Evan-Lee Courie 22 Apr 2021

Flagship four-star Courtyard Hotel Waterfall City now open!
Flagship four-star Courtyard Hotel Waterfall City now open!Article

The four-star 168-room Courtyard Hotel Waterfall City in Midrand opened on 1 March 2021, headed up by opening general manager Brendan Luttig...

Issued by City Lodge Hotel 20 Apr 2021

Final call for entries: 2021 Old Mutual Trophy Wine and Spirits shows
Final call for entries: 2021 Old Mutual Trophy Wine and Spirits showsArticle

The wine and spirits industries are reminded to submit their respective entries for the 2021 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show and Old Mutual Trophy Spirits Show by Friday, 23 April...

16 Apr 2021

Coca-Cola women empowerment programme benefits millions in Africa
Coca-Cola women empowerment programme benefits millions in AfricaArticle

Coca-Cola system's 5by20 women empowerment programme has equipped 2 million women entrepreneurs in Africa...

15 Apr 2021

#BehindtheBrandManager: Gerry Thomas, the man behind Krispy Kreme SA
#BehindtheBrandManager: Gerry Thomas, the man behind Krispy Kreme SAArticle

Gerry Thomas, director of Krispy Kreme SA, unboxes more about the success of the 'sweet treat' brand....

Evan-Lee Courie 14 Apr 2021

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New research shows South Africa's levy on sugar-sweetened drinks is having an impactArticle

Three years ago South Africa introduced Africa's first major tax on sugar-sweetened beverages based on grams of sugar. The tax now stands at about 11% of the price per litre...

Karen Hofman 12 Apr 2021

#StartupStory: Just Exists... to tell genuine African brand stories
#StartupStory: Just Exists... to tell genuine African brand storiesArticle

Just Exists was formed to showcase local talents and bridge the gap between disenfranchised youth creatives and corporates, making a tangible impact in their potential career paths and creating memorable work in the process...

Jessica Tennant 9 Apr 2021

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5 categories that could lead retail's recovery in 2021Article

Merchant Capital's collection data suggests early signs of recovery in several key categories...

8 Apr 2021

About us - Thirst Bar Services
About us - Thirst Bar ServicesArticle

Thirst Bar Services' mobile bars transform any function into something truly special - only professional mixologists staff them, and they use the best available, quality beverages and ingredients.

Issued by Thirst Bar Services 7 Apr 2021

Thirst winter specials
Thirst winter specialsArticle

With winter here to stay for a while, South Africa's premium bar service, Thirst have come up with some winter specials on bar solutions that will hopefully warm you up.

Issued by Thirst Bar Services 7 Apr 2021

Krispy Kreme in SA: 23 stores, 300 sales channels, 600 jobs
Krispy Kreme in SA: 23 stores, 300 sales channels, 600 jobsArticle

The brand is keeping pace with its legislated development milestones and has also established five production facilities...

7 Apr 2021

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

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...

31 Mar 2021

#BehindtheBrandManager: Lance Dodgen, Heineken SA's marketing manager: Cider
#BehindtheBrandManager: Lance Dodgen, Heineken SA's marketing manager: CiderArticle

Lance Dodgen, Heineken South Africa Marketing Manager: Cider is the custodian of the Dutch brewing company's Strongbow and Fox Cider brands...

Jessica Tennant 30 Mar 2021

How Coca-Cola Africa leveraged Borderless Access's bot-enabled research solution to unpack healthy consumption habits
How Coca-Cola Africa leveraged Borderless Access's bot-enabled research solution to unpack healthy consumption habitsArticle

Why tech-enabled research is the right solution for Africa: Exploring a Coca-Cola Africa case study on healthy consumption habits...

Bev Tigar-Basset, Issued by Borderless Access 25 Mar 2021

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SA retailers pessimistic about business conditions - surveyArticle

South African retailer confidence has declined by 13 points in the first quarter of 2021, impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and related trade restrictions...

24 Mar 2021

From crop to cup: Ricoffy beans now 100% sustainably sourced
From crop to cup: Ricoffy beans now 100% sustainably sourcedArticle

Nestlé South Africa recently announced the launch of its Nescafé Ricoffy Responsibly Sourced campaign which aims to consolidate the brands sustainability initiatives, strategies and resources...

Robin Fredericks 23 Mar 2021

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

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

18 Mar 2021

SA retail sales fell 3,5% in January
SA retail sales fell 3,5% in JanuaryArticle

Stats SA reports that South Africa's retail trade sales decreased by 3,5% year-on-year in January 2021...

17 Mar 2021

Cascade Holdings, SA's new multi-dimensional bar and beverage business
Cascade Holdings, SA's new multi-dimensional bar and beverage businessArticle

Cascade Holdings is a new full-service bar and beverage business aiming to provide solutions that will "disrupt" the local liquor and entertainment industries...

17 Mar 2021

Conscious consumers driving sustainability in the beverage industry
Conscious consumers driving sustainability in the beverage industryArticle

From biodegradable straws to compostable takeaway coffee cups, consumer demand for sustainability in the food and beverage industry is on the rise...

16 Mar 2021

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Nestlé Hatcher platform invites collaboration with African innovatorsArticle

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

15 Mar 2021

New campaign promotes recycling of food and beverage cartons
New campaign promotes recycling of food and beverage cartonsArticle

Fibre Circle is calling on South African food producers to help drive awareness that food and beverage cartons are recyclable...

15 Mar 2021

African countries' agricultural reforms will ensure free trade deal benefits SA too
African countries' agricultural reforms will ensure free trade deal benefits SA tooArticle

In 2020 alone, amidst a pandemic, South Africa exported US$10,2bn worth of agricultural products, the second largest on record. One market that has consistently been important to South Africa is the African continent, which on average, accounts for 40% of South Africa's agricultural exports...

Wandile Sihlobo 12 Mar 2021

Plan your next holiday with Jumeirah's exclusive global offer
Plan your next holiday with Jumeirah's exclusive global offerArticle

Whenever you are ready to travel again, Jumeirah is here to help plan the perfect holiday with an exclusive global offer...

Issued by APO Group 10 Mar 2021

Airlink to resume flights between South Africa and Lesotho
Airlink to resume flights between South Africa and LesothoArticle

This follows the re-opening of Lesotho's borders and the lifting of travel restrictions that curtailed travel between the neighbouring countries while they both worked to successfully contain the spread of the coronavirus...

9 Mar 2021

Pura Soda eyes international growth with Amazon listing
Pura Soda eyes international growth with Amazon listingArticle

South African soft drink brand, Pura Soda, recently listed its product range on the Amazon platform...

2 Mar 2021

TJ Njozela joins Grey Advertising Africa as creative director
TJ Njozela joins Grey Advertising Africa as creative directorArticle

TJ Njozela is a creative director with a curious mind. His work is based on insights that he gathers by spending his time immersing himself in real life; from the most remote rural places to lavish champagne gardens...

Issued by Grey Africa 24 Feb 2021

South Africa's Tiger Brands sees H1 profit up to 20% higher
South Africa's Tiger Brands sees H1 profit up to 20% higherArticle

South Africa's biggest food producer Tiger Brands said on Wednesday it expected headline earnings from continuing operations to rise as much as 20% in the six months to 31 March...

18 Feb 2021

Bos Brands strengthens D2C focus as e-commerce hots up
Bos Brands strengthens D2C focus as e-commerce hots upArticle

Bos Brands is ramping up its direct-to-consumer offering with the launch of a subscription service. This follows a revamp of the company's online store last year...

Lauren Hartzenberg 16 Feb 2021

10 reasons to visit Kruger Shalati: The Train on the Bridge in the Kruger National Park
10 reasons to visit Kruger Shalati: The Train on the Bridge in the Kruger National ParkArticle

Kruger Shalati: The Train on the Bridge, which sits suspended over the Sabie River in the Kruger National Park, recently opened its doors. The hotel is a must-visit destination for several reasons.

15 Feb 2021

Manufacturing output up 1,8% in December
Manufacturing output up 1,8% in DecemberArticle

Manufacturing production increased by 1,8% in December 2020 compared with December 2019, according to data from Stats SA...

12 Feb 2021

#StartupStory: Small-batch plant milk made in the Cape
#StartupStory: Small-batch plant milk made in the CapeArticle

From the bright minds behind Mielie Mailer comes Oh Oat, a locally-produced oat milk brand with a sustainable approach to packaging...

Lauren Hartzenberg 10 Feb 2021

CCBSA expands B-BBEE employee share ownership scheme
CCBSA expands B-BBEE employee share ownership schemeArticle

Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa has increased its B-BBEE ownership to a revised 20% target, with a significant worker ownership component...

8 Feb 2021

What were the most awarded brands, campaigns and agencies in 2020?
What were the most awarded brands, campaigns and agencies in 2020?Article

AdForum has released the fourth edition of its Business Creative Report, a unique ranking of the world's most awarded brands, agencies and campaigns by individual business sector....

5 Feb 2021

The Blue Train resumes its full service offering
The Blue Train resumes its full service offeringArticle

The Blue Train has announced that it will be resuming its full operations after a temporary shutdown due to the Covid-19 second wave alert in December 2020...

Issued by Havas Johannesburg 4 Feb 2021

Can organisers be held liable by attendees of super-spreader events?
Can organisers be held liable by attendees of super-spreader events?Article

In videos and images shared on social media platforms of what have since been deemed Covid-19 'super-spreader events', there appears in some cases to have been total disregard of Covid-19 protocols. What legal recourse do attendees have against organisers?

Mthokozisi Maphumulo 3 Feb 2021

Cape-based non-alcoholic spirits maker garners global praise
Cape-based non-alcoholic spirits maker garners global praiseArticle

Abstinence, a local non-alcoholic spirits brand inspired by the biodiversity of the Cape Floral Kingdom, attracted global recognition at the international Low- and No-Alcohol Masters Competition...

Lauren Hartzenberg 2 Feb 2021

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PepsiCo and Beyond Meat partner to develop plant-based snacksArticle

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

Report warns govts against using alcohol prohibition laws as emergency response
Report warns govts against using alcohol prohibition laws as emergency responseArticle

Research conducted by Tracit analysed the economic and social impacts of strict restrictions on the production and/or consumption of alcohol during the early stages of the Covid-19 outbreak...

25 Jan 2021

Coca-Cola warns SA job seekers of recruitment scam
Coca-Cola warns SA job seekers of recruitment scamArticle

Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa (CCBSA) has warned job seekers of a recruitment scam by fraudulent parties, a trend that has resurfaced in the 2021 New Year...

22 Jan 2021

"To close, or not to close?" the question that plagues restaurant owners
"To close, or not to close?" the question that plagues restaurant ownersArticle

With the curfew still in place and increasing fear around the new strain and second wave of Covid-19 infections, many restaurants are struggling to operate at a profit...

Evan-Lee Courie 21 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: A bold year for beverages
#BizTrends2021: A bold year for beveragesArticle

From fermenting pineapples for a home brew, to whipping up non-alcoholic versions of their favourite cocktails, consumers have opened themselves up to new taste experiences...

Alex Glenday 18 Jan 2021

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