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Gearing FMCG manufacturing for the red season spike and maximising profits all year round

25/11/2019 - 11:03

As we enter the festive season, demand for Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) increases rapidly, often leaving manufacturers scrambling to fulfill orders from their distribution channel. If demand cannot be met, then loss of revenue is inevitable. However, over-production is not an ideal solution either, as it can leave manufacturers sitting with unsold stock that costs money to store.  

Data is the key to successfully navigating not only the red season but also other periods of high demand, including holidays and major sporting events. Here are five critical areas where effectively analysing available information can help manufacturers to align production with demand. 1. Matching manufacturing targets to... 

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Great Karoo Spirit gin wins big

05/11/2019 - 13:53

The spirit of the Great Karoo was alive and well at the recent 2019 Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards held on ...

SA's under-pressure consumers switching to spirits, Distell says

23/10/2019 - 13:01

Distell, the maker of Amarula, Klipdrift and Hunter’s Dry brands, says pressure on consumer spending is resulting in a shif...

Unlocking the holy grail on Consumer data: data, transparency and value

03/10/2019 - 11:17

Consumer data has become a sought-after asset for every kind of business, from financial services to FMCG. For a long time, r...

AB InBev revives its offering for Apac in Hong Kong

01/10/2019 - 11:39

Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) has revived its failed initial public offering (IPO) in Hong Kong by offering 1.26 billion sh...

Piping hot & icy cold – keeping food fresh and safe in you...

Being at the end of the food chain, retailers have the final responsibility to ensure perishable products sold to the consumer are safe and meet their quality requirements. READ MORE

Value-based product development in the ever-evolving retail ...

New consumer trends are continuously emerging and the retail market is changing fast. More than ever, these factors are driving product and service providers to consider their offering and incessantly strive for product development and innovation. READ MORE

Stout Welsh Rarebit

This dish, which historically comes from Wales and originally named Welsh Rabbit, was what the coal miners ate when they couldn’t afford meat. I personally would have preferred this anyway as its utterly delicious and loaded with wonderful Cheddar. READ MORE

Entering the FMCG market in Africa

No consumer market anywhere in the world is exempt from the demand for fast moving consumer goods (FMCG). In Africa, the demand for better quality and more sophisticated products and brands is increasing as populations grow and living standards improve. READ MORE

2016 Nederburg Auction announces guest speaker

With more than thirty years as wine judge and an equal number of wine awards under the belt, influential UK wine journalist and guest speaker at the 2016 Nederburg Auction Tim Atkin MW finds it curious that he doesn’t have a red nose to show for it. READ MORE

Amarula Cream Unveils New Shape ‘Jabulani’ Bottle

Amarula Cream has taken another step towards cementing its reputation as a formidable global competitor with the launch of its new ‘Jabulani’ bottle. READ MORE

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Piping hot & icy cold – keeping food fresh and safe in you...

Being at the end of the food chain, retailers have the final responsibility to ensure perishable products sold to the consumer are safe and meet their quality requirements. READ MORE

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