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It may surprise many to know that unlike many other leading brands in South Africa, Ace which is one of the top 5 food brands in South Africa is only a couple of decades old in real terms.

This is because the maize market was essentially controlled in the early 1990's and branding was not a key element in the marketing mix. Sold in linen bags the actual presentation of a brand name on the volume lines was extremely difficult.

By consistently delivering on quality and nutrition so that consumers always know what to expect when they buy a pack of Ace Super maize meal, they know that they can trust the brand to deliver on all their needs every time.

Ace is primarily recognised as a great quality super maize meal, the range of maize products from Tiger brands including Samp, Maize Rice, Cream of Maize and more recently the hugely popular flavoured instant porridge which can be seen in the breakfast cereal aisle enjoys the endorsement of the trusted Ace brand name. 
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It may surprise many to know that unlike many other leading brands in South Africa, Ace which is one of the top 5 food brands in South Africa is only a couple of decades old in real terms.
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New Ace Instant Chocolate for children25
JUN
2014
New Ace Instant Chocolate for children
Children can be challenging in the mornings, especially when it comes to waking up early, washing and getting dressed for school and then being seated on time at the breakfast table, faced with the same old bowl of boring, soggy cereal to force down their throats.
Ace Quick Cook Super Maize Meal is launched 03
DEC
2013
Ace Quick Cook Super Maize Meal is launched
One of South Africa’s favourite brands has launched a new super maize meal product for the modern urban generation of maize meal lovers.
New from Ace14
JUN
2013
New from Ace
One of South Africa’s favourite brands has launched a new super maize meal product for the modern urban generation of maize meal lovers.

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The Shoprite Group of Companies paid tribute to their suppliers at its 2011 Supplier Awards held in Stellenbosch on Saturday, 26 November. This glamorous ceremony, held annually, provides an opportunity for the Group to recognise suppliers for their unstinting support and collaborative approach toward the company’s business during the past year.

SA maize crop down 20%
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South Africa's May 2010-April 2011 maize harvest fell nearly 20 percent from the previous season, in line with market expectations, due to unfavourable weather conditions, the Crop Estimates Committee (CEC) said on Thursday.

Penalties hit Pioneer’s performance
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Consumer inflation in the spotlight
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A Bloomberg consensus of economists expects inflation’s consumer price index to have grown to 5,9% last month compared with the same month last year.

Woolworths shares dip as sales disappoint
18/11/2011 - 08:32
Shares in Woolworths fell more than 2% yesterday after the food and fashion retailer reported disappointing sales growth in its clothing unit as well as poor volume growth in its first five months of trading in its full year.

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Growth in retail sales surged unexpectedly in September, signalling that SA’s economic recovery was gathering momentum and quashing lingering expectations that interest rates could fall again

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Maize shortage, price spikes ‘preventable’
10/11/2011 - 08:55
Grain SA CEO says SA will run out of maize as early as next month after the country’s maize surplus was exported

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