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Bain in talks with Edcon funders

21/04/2015 - 09:12

Johannesburg - Bain Capital, the US private equity firm that owns Edcon, is in talks with the retailer’s biggest funders to refinance debt, according to three people with knowledge of the matter. 

Bain won’t abandon its investment in Edcon and is negotiating with debt holders on how to restructure bonds, said the people, who are directly involved in the talks and asked not to be identified because the matter is confidential. Under current borrowing terms, Edcon needs to start repaying about R4.7bn of euro, dollar, an... 

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Private-equity poster child Brait beefs up at the gym

21/04/2015 - 08:53

A sizeable war chest from the sale of Pepkor enabled investment company Brait to clinch a last-minute deal to buy 80% of the ...

Staples names executive VP, merchandising - USA

21/04/2015 - 08:47

New York - Staples said it has named Peter J. Scala as executive VP of merchandising, effective immediately. Scala will repor...

Mining, Manufacturing & Construction Most at Risk of Restructuring in 2015, Deloitte Says

20/04/2015 - 12:43

Johannesburg - South Africa’s sluggish economy is likely to result in an increase in the number of businesses that require ...

Nestle’s Q1 revenue beats estimates - Switzerland

20/04/2015 - 10:24

Zurich - Nestle SA, the world’s biggest food maker, reported first-quarter revenue growth that exceeded analyst estimates, ...

Google case spotlights decline of shopping sites

20/04/2015 - 10:21

The biggest antitrust battle in a decade centres on comparison-shopping websites like Nextag, BizRate and LeGuide, which have...

Innis & Gunn introduces two new products in South Africa

Scotland’s most awarded oak-aged beer, Innis & Gunn, extends its range with two exciting new products which will be available in all good outlets in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town, and Durban, starting from the middle of March, 2015. READ MORE

Unlimited Drinking Pleasure with Unplugged62

Unleash your wanderlust with Unplugged62, an exciting wine-in-a-pouch range from the makers of the fun-loving Four Cousins and Tangled Tree wines. Ideal for everyone who shares a love of the great outdoors, Unplugged62 makes the perfect companion anywhere and anytime. READ MORE

Winters Drift Tasting Station launches new 51 Miles range of...

Winters Drift Tasting Station, housed in the historic Elgin station on Glen Elgin farm in the cool-climate Elgin Valley, has launched a new range of wines called 51 Miles. READ MORE

De Krans launches sleek new look ports

Regarded as one of South Africa’s leading port producers, De Krans Wine Cellar in Calitzdorp, recently launched their new look Premium Cape Ruby NV and Cape Vintage 2013 ports, just in time for autumn and leading up to the cooler months. READ MORE

Pinopasso: Taking Pinotage to a new level

Pinotage is as uniquely South African as chianti is Italian. What happens when you give this South African varietal some Italian style and passion? Pinopasso is what happens, And what is Pinopasso?! READ MORE

Fritos launches a fresh new look

Fritos, is revitalising the popular corn chip brand with an exciting new look to drive additional interest and engagement in the snack aisle. The packaging re-launch is focused on refreshing the range of fun and flavourful corn chips to address consumer needs while boosting brand exposure in retail outlets. READ MORE

ElastiTag® helps make powerful consumer connections

The South African cosmetic and personal care industry is a dynamic and vibrant one, on the one hand; however, on the other, it is a market that is cluttered and competitive with multiple product offerings READ MORE

Lipton Ice Tea South Africa wins Pepsi Lipton JV Global ‘E...

Pepsi Lipton International, created by Unilever and PepsiCo in a joint venture to expand the marketing and distribution of Unilever’s ready-to-drink Ice Tea, recently hosted its annual acclaimed Global Awards where Lipton Ice Tea South Africa, licensed and managed by Pioneer Foods, won the ‘Emerging Market of the Year’ Award for 2014. READ MORE

Yonder Hill Oxtail

The secret is to prepare the oxtail one day before you want to serve it. READ MORE

Yonder Hill Wines Inanda 2013 – Place of Beauty

Situated 15 km from Stellenbosch along the picturesque Route 44, framed against the slopes of the Helderberg lies Yonder Hill Wines. Here, 6 hectares of vineyards are annually crafted into top wines – Inanda 2013 being no exception. READ MORE

Social Media vs Email: Guess Who Wins?

The word “distraction” comes up all too often within the context of social media, and Bryan Adams said it himself -”Social Media is a giant distraction to the ultimate aim, which is honing your craft.” READ MORE

Amarula's martini for mum

Mums are meant to be spoiled. Not just because it's payback time for when she was nursing grazed knees, elbows and egos or helping you to finish your homework but because she's still always there to back you up. READ MORE

Innis & Gunn introduces two new products in South Africa Unlimited Drinking Pleasure with Unplugged62Winters Drift Tasting Station launches new 51 Miles range of winesDe Krans launches sleek new look portsPinopasso: Taking Pinotage to a new levelFritos launches a fresh new look

Innis & Gunn introduces two new products in South Africa

Scotland’s most awarded oak-aged beer, Innis & Gunn, extends its range with two exciting new products which will be available in all good outlets in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town, and Durban, starting from the middle of March, 2015. READ MORE

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ElastiTag® helps make powerful consumer connections

The South African cosmetic and personal care industry is a dynamic and vibrant one, on the one hand; however, on the other, it is a market that is cluttered and competitive with multiple product offerings READ MORE

BLOGS

FMCG companies need to re-examine channel roles and structures

Guest blog by Sane Mdlalose, associate consultant at Aperio, a business consulting company focused on accelerating growth of FMCG brands in South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa. - READ MORE

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