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One of South Africa’s favourite brands has launched a new super maize meal product for the modern urban generation of maize meal lovers.
Price of white maize falls with glut in SA’s export markets
29/06/2017 - 08:54
SA could battle to offload some of its surplus white maize as major customers are also experiencing a production uptick.
SA to set sights on Asia after bumper maize crops in Africa
05/06/2017 - 15:30
SA will need to target Asian markets to boost maize exports in 2017 after bumper crops at home and in neighbouring countries depressed prices and dampened demand in Africa.
South Africa to harvest the highest maize crop in 40 years
30/05/2017 - 15:05
South Africa is expecting to harvest its biggest maize crop in four decades, a year after drought devastated output of the country's staple food.
Maize crop bodes well for food inflation
26/04/2017 - 08:31
It will be a year of plenty for SA with expectations for a maize harvest 87% bigger than the 2016 crop. The bounty comes after crippling drought in 2016 resulted in the smallest summer harvest since 2007.
Agriculture sector on the mend after crippling drought
08/03/2017 - 09:12
Grain prices have steadily fallen since their record peak in the first quarter of 2016, supported by expectations of higher grain production and a stronger rand
Maize prices take a tumble
02/03/2017 - 11:01
Good rains and prospects for a bumper crop have seen South African maize prices fall to 2½-year lows and analysts say inflation should start slowing as a result in the third quarter of 2017.
Forget alien armyworms, Africa’s maize may face a bigger threat
15/02/2017 - 10:19
Pest control organisation warns that red locusts, which are 10 times worse than the caterpillars, must be stopped or there ‘will not be anything to harvest.'
Why red meat prices will soar, even if the drought is broken
26/09/2016 - 13:58
RED meat prices are expected to rise, further straining food inflation, as farmers rebuild their herds following record slaughters to cope with the worst drought in a century, industry experts say.
Spur results underline pressure on consumers as food inflation bites
08/09/2016 - 10:04
FOOD franchise group Spur Corporation’s results for the year to June suggest the pressures facing consumers are being felt most acutely in the lower end of the market.
Tiger sees SA consumers under pressure as costs rise
19/07/2016 - 12:42
Johannesburg - Tiger Brands said the risk of higher inflation will place pressure on South African consumers as the nation’s biggest food producer is raising prices to try to offset cost pressures following record maize prices.
You are now paying a lot more for food in South Africa
04/07/2016 - 08:39
A report in the Sunday Times reveals how much more South Africans are now paying for food from leading retailers.
Food will continue to be costly
14/06/2016 - 17:11
Johannesburg - South Africans may be breathing a sigh of relief that El Niño seems to have passed, but food prices will remain high well into next year.
Astral Foods’ profits slide as drought bites
16/05/2016 - 14:43
Astral Foods on Monday (16 May) reported a slide in its first-half profit as the effect of the recent drought in the country took hold.
SA imports white maize from America
21/04/2016 - 12:44
Johannesburg - South Africa imported white maize from the United States last week for the first time since 2004, the country's Grain Information Service (SAGIS) said on Tuesday (19 April).
Cost of maize soars - Malawi
23/03/2016 - 10:54
Malawi - The Maize that is a food staple for much of southern Africa is now so expensive that it has become a luxury many cannot afford, after the worst drought in three decades damaged crops from Ethiopia to South Africa.
Food may become “unaffordable”
03/03/2016 - 10:17
Johannesburg - South Africa's agriculture sector, which has been ravaged by the worst drought in recent times, has seen its input to gross domestic product (GDP) shrink by 14 percent.
SA trims cotton forecast
03/03/2016 - 09:00
Johannesburg - South Africa cut its 2015-16 cotton production forecast by about 5 percent, bringing the total drop in full-year output to an estimated 44 percent, as farmers switch to more profitable corn crops in a drought period.
Drought: SA’s warm weather set to continue
02/03/2016 - 08:54
Johannesburg - South Africa's weather will remain drier and warmer than usual until the autumn season, which begins in April, the South African Weather Service said on Monday (29 February).
SA to cut maize forecast
24/02/2016 - 10:30
Johannesburg - South Africa will cut its maize forecast in the face of drought and late plantings that will hurt yields, a Reuters’ poll of five traders showed on Monday (20 Feb).
Price of imported rice declines - Ghana
22/02/2016 - 09:39
For the third week of February, imported rice recorded the highest drop of twenty percent.
High red meat prices could mean a crash in the market
02/02/2016 - 09:42
Red meat sales are likely to plunge in the coming months as consumers resist price increases in beef, triggered by the drought.
SA maize crop ravaged by drought
28/01/2016 - 15:08
Johannesburg - South Africa, the largest corn producer on the continent, will probably reap the smallest harvest since 2007 this year after the country suffered the lowest rainfall since records began because of the global El Nino weather pattern.
The price of everything is going up in SA
20/01/2016 - 09:04
Having lost over 30% of its value against the dollar in January, the weak rand is causing everything to go up in price – from food, to medicine, to technology.
Get ready for a food price shock in 2016
19/01/2016 - 09:40
Ongoing drought conditions and a weak currency are hammering South Africa’s food producers, who are under pressure to keep prices low.
Drought relief scheme in pipeline - Namibia
15/01/2016 - 11:41
An amount of N$20 million was approved by Government last week for a voucher procurement system that will act as some form of drought relief measure to aid farmers. The scheme, after implementation, will subsidise farming inputs for the farmers and will lessen financial burden.
Fire destroys over 20 000 hectares of food crop farms - Ghana
15/01/2016 - 11:34
More than 20 000 hectares of cash and food crop farms in the Asante-Akim Central Municipality have been completely ravaged by wildfire, raising fears of imminent famine in the area.
Rain was late, now food crisis looms
15/01/2016 - 11:13
Johannesburg - A crisis is looming in southern Africa as fallout from a searing drought complicates efforts to ensure that millions of people do not run out of food.
Food now key player in housing market
13/01/2016 - 08:49
Cape Town - Food might very well replace oil as the key commodity strongly linked to the fortunes of the local residential property market, John Loos, household and property sector strategist at FNB Home Loans, said on Monday.
Price of wheat decreases in Ghanaian market - Ghana
11/01/2016 - 12:05
The price of wheat has dropped in Ghanaian markets within the first week of January 2016.
Global food prices fall in July
07/08/2015 - 09:23
Global food prices fell to a six-year low in July, but maize prices rose, which is negative for a maize-importing country like SA.
NatFoods plans $8m capex - Zimbabwe
06/11/2014 - 10:55
Harare - National Foods Holdings Limited (NatFoods) plans an $8.3 million capital expenditure targeted at upgrading its flour and maize units in the eight months to June 2015.
Tiger Brands unit invests $8.3m capex in Zim - Zimbabwe
05/11/2014 - 09:33
Harare – Zimbabwe's National Foods, which is 37% controlled by Tiger Brands [JSE:TBS], is to sink US$8.3m in capital expenditure for 2015 largely to expand its flour milling unit, whose contribution to a 6% jump in first-quarter revenues has made it a significant cash generator for the company.
Meal products modified
31/07/2014 - 14:49
Bokomo Foods Namibia said this week that it has upped its game in the maize meal sector with the introduction of its new and improved range of Special, Super, and Unsifted maize meal products.
Massive maize crop to benefit consumers, but farmers lose
30/07/2014 - 11:28
Consumers stand to benefit as South Africa harvests its biggest maize crop in three decades this season, but farmers who did not use the pricing opportunity earlier this year are likely to lose out, according to agricultural analysts.
Lagos bakers commend Crown Flour on Mama Gold
26/06/2014 - 11:24
Bakers and caterers in Lagos, under the aegis of Association of Master Bakers and Caterers of Nigeria (AMBCN), have commended Crown Flour for introducing Mama Gold Flour into the nation’s flour market segment.
Zambian government reverses ban on export of maize
09/06/2014 - 10:44
The Centre for Trade Policy and Development (CTPD) says the recent bans in the export of maize lacked transparency.
SA maize output seen up to 13,27 million tonnes
27/05/2014 - 09:49
Johannesburg – South Africa is likely to raise its maize output forecast for this year to 13,27 million tonnes from 13,02 million tonnes in the previous forecast, a Reuters survey showed yesterday.
Zambian government ponders maize export
09/04/2014 - 09:06
Government is seriously considering a proposal by commercial farmers who want to export a total of 180 000 tonnes of maize to some neighbouring countries.
Botswana-Zimbabwe trade shrinks
08/04/2014 - 09:24
Contrary to the expectations of the Bilateral Investment Promotion and Protection (BIPPA), an agreement that was set to unlock investment and trade windows between Zimbabwe and Botswana, data released by Statistics Botswana indicates that trade between the two countries continue to decrease.
SA maize crop could increase due to rain
26/03/2014 - 11:08
Johannesburg - South Africa is likely to raise its maize output estimates for 2014 after late summer rains earlier in March brought relief to drought-hit parts of the country, a Reuters survey has showed
Food Reserve Agency offloads 200,000 tonnes of maize, Zambia
19/03/2014 - 11:50
The Food Reserve Agency (FRA) has so far offloaded over 200,000 tonnes of maize for sale to millers and selected communities, to stabilise the prices of mealie-meal in the country.
Inflation edges up from 7.3 % to 7.6%, trade surplus up to K283 million, Zambia
10/03/2014 - 12:42
Zambia’s annual rate of inflation consumer index has risen by 0.3 percentage points from 7.3 percent in January to 7.6 percent recorded in February.
South Africa's CPI rises to 5.8%
05/03/2014 - 11:42
The consumer price index for all urban areas rose to 5.8 percent in January, Statistics SA has said.
Maize falls on rainfall forecast
20/02/2014 - 08:34
Johannesburg - Corn in South Africa, the continent’s largest producer of the grain, fell as a forecast for rain in one of the country’s main growing regions is expected to be good for crops.
Zambia’s annual rate of inflation rise by 0.2 percent, trade surplus ticks up
31/01/2014 - 09:34
Zambia’s annual rate of inflation as measured by the all items Consumer Index (CPI) has risen by 0.2 percent from December 2013s 7.1 percent to 7.3 percent recorded in January this year.
PPI slows down
17/12/2013 - 07:51
Johannesburg - The year-on-year producer price index (PPI) slowed to 5.8% last month, compared to 6.3% in October, Statistics SA (Stats SA) has said.
SA yellow maize futures rise to 15-month high
04/12/2013 - 08:15
Johannesburg - South African yellow-corn futures rose to the highest level in more than 15 months in Johannesburg trading.
Dunavant diversifies to buying maize, soya beans, Zambia
16/10/2013 - 11:30
NWK Agri-services, formerly Dunavant Zambia, has diversified its commodity buying opportunities from cotton to soya beans and maize.
North West province declares drought, South Africa
23/09/2013 - 11:30
Johannesburg - The North West province on Wednesday declared there was a drought across its whole territory, an important maize growing region.
Change in maize market competition
12/08/2013 - 09:17
Buenos Aires - China has approved its first major shipment of genetically modified Argentine maize, Buenos Aires officials said last week, signalling an increase in competition for a market long dominated by US exporters.
SA maize rises most in two months
02/05/2013 - 10:03
Johannesburg - South African corn futures rose the most in more than two months after US prices gained as a government report showed cold and wet weather slowed planting.
SA cuts maize forecast
26/04/2013 - 10:40
Johannesburg - South Africa, the continent’s biggest corn producer, cut its forecast for output of the grain by 1.6 percent because of drought in some growing regions, the Crop Estimates Committee said.
SA maize falls most in one week
16/04/2013 - 08:03
London - South African corn futures declined the most in more than a week as prices for the grain decreased in the US, the world’s largest producer, on concern demand from China will weaken.
SA maize gains for fifth day
19/02/2013 - 09:15
Johannesburg - South African corn futures rose for a fifth day because of a lack of rain in the country’s main growing regions.
Namibia: locally produced sunflower ready for retail
14/02/2013 - 09:58
WINDHOEK – The Shadikongoro Irrigation Project is ready to put its first batch of sunflower oil on the shelves of stores, following months of hawking the much sought-after product at street markets in Rundu.
SA maize, soybeans prices fall
12/02/2013 - 09:19
Johannesburg - South African corn futures fell to the lowest level in more than 11 months after the US Department of Agriculture raised estimates for world inventories. Soybeans declined.
Maize falls to 8-month low
05/02/2013 - 08:15
Johannesburg - South African corn futures fell to the lowest in more than eight months as the rand gained against the dollar on February 1, reducing the cost of imports.
Zambian Government launches “Operation Flood the Market” to stabilise Mealie Meal prices
20/12/2012 - 11:33
The Government has through the Food Reserve Agency (FRA) has embarked on a special exercise called Operation Flood the Market under which it will offload 112,860 tonnes of maize to millers across the country.
Tiger Brands to up stake in Nigeria
22/11/2012 - 08:47
Johannesburg - Consumer goods group Tiger Brands [JSE:TBS] is offering to buy out some minority shareholders in Nigeria's Dangote Flour Mills as it expands in fast-growing African markets.
Tiger Brands full-year earnings up 7%
21/11/2012 - 08:06
Joahnnesburg - Consumer goods firm Tiger Brands [JSE:TBS] posted a 7% rise in full-year earnings on Wednesday, helped by higher prices, but said it expects a tough year ahead.
July maize firmer due to lack of rain
13/11/2012 - 08:28
South African maize prices closed mixed‚ while wheat settled the Monday session lower due to weaker Chicago Board of Trade (CBoT) figures.
Grains weaker on firmer rand
08/11/2012 - 10:49
SA maize and wheat prices closed the Wednesday session lower due to a stronger rand after the US dollar eased after news of US President Obama’s re-election.
Pioneer Food revenue up 10.5%
05/09/2012 - 10:31
Johannesburg - Pioneer Food Group Limited [JSE:PFG] said in a trading update before its closed period that revenue for the eleven months to end August increased by 10.5% to R16.7bn with volumes contracting by between 2% and 4% on average in the group’s product basket as consumer spend remains constrained.
Algeria defers import duties on animal feed
03/09/2012 - 07:44
Algiers - Algeria has decided to suspend import duties on animal feed, such as maize and soya, for 11 months from September 1 to protect its domestic market from high world market prices, a statement on the agriculture ministry’s website said.
Ugly mutant virus threatens SA wheat
23/08/2012 - 09:56
With drought in the US, Europe and Africa threatening to send maize prices soaring, another threat to food prices has reached SA — Ug99, a variant of stem rust that could reduce wheat production levels.
Small flutter gives hope in Free State
10/08/2012 - 11:37
Bloemfontein – The Free State Barometer fared slightly better in June than in May – but as in the rest of the country this province's economy is showing lacklustre growth for 2012.
SA Grains: Maize prices end session firmer
08/08/2012 - 09:26
Johannesburg - Maize prices ended firmer on Tuesday‚ rebounding from a two-day losing run‚ which traders had attributed to some profit taking.
Higher food prices to hit consumers
06/08/2012 - 08:29
Johannesburg - Droughts, mergers and input costs are expected to push up food prices in the coming months, economist Mike Schussler said on Friday.
May wholesale trade up 8.7%
20/07/2012 - 08:31
Johannesburg - Wholesale trade sales at constant prices for May grew by 8.7% year-on-year (y/y) compared with a 9.5% y/y growth in April‚ Statistics SA data showed on Thursday.
Western Cape economy cools down
13/07/2012 - 08:05
Cape Town – Together with the chilly Cape weather the Western Cape economy is also cooling down, as is evident from the May Sake24 and BoE Private Clients Western Cape Barometer.
Dangote surges on Tiger Brands deal
06/07/2012 - 08:17
Shares in Dangote Flour Mills climbed to their highest level in five weeks, after South Africa's biggest consumer foods maker Tiger Brands said it had reached a deal to acquire a majority stake in the Nigerian wheat and pasta maker, helping lift the overall stock index to a month high.
Tiger Brands buys into Nigerian flour maker
05/07/2012 - 09:26
Tiger Brands, South Africa’s largest food producer, has reached an agreement in principle with Dangote, the West African manufacturing group, to purchase 63,35% of the Nigerian flour and pasta maker Dangote Flour Mills (DFM).
SA farmers court Asian market
26/06/2012 - 07:58
Johannesburg - South African maize and citrus farmers are setting their sights on Asia as they grapple with increasing competition in Africa and falling demand in Europe.
Cheaper oil, food put lid on inflation
22/06/2012 - 07:43
The price of Brent crude oil fell below $91 a barrel yesterday, a price last seen in December 2010, from this year’s high of $124 in March.
Tough trading likely to continue — Pick n Pay
19/06/2012 - 08:58
The country’s second-largest retailer, Pick n Pay (PIK), is operating in a time of tightened consumer spending, increased competition in the retail sector, and increased food inflation and utility costs, the retailer’s chairman, Gareth Ackerman, said on Friday.
Opinion piece: seed merger - conditions and implications
30/05/2012 - 14:24
The Competition Appeal Court (CAC) this week approved the intermediate merger between Pioneer, a US based international developer and supplier of plant genetics and Pannar, a family firm based in Kwa-Zulu Natal, subject to several conditions.
Flagrant coal mining threatens food security
28/05/2012 - 07:59
Johannesburg - Unbridled coal mining in Mpumalanga is putting food security under threat as 54%of the province’s surface area may be turned into wasteland.
‘Shocking’ fall in factory output raises fears over exports
11/05/2012 - 08:20
Manufacturing output contracted unexpectedly in March, suggesting that the recession in Europe is already taking a toll on exports and signalling growth in the economy may be slowing more sharply than expected.
Maize futures rebound after selloff
09/05/2012 - 07:38
South African maize futures finished the session higher on Tuesday, rebounding from a sharp selloff amid some bargain hunting.
Food prices fall but inflation a worry
04/05/2012 - 07:39
Milan/London - World food prices eased in April after rising in the first quarter of this year, the United Nation’s food agency said, but inflation worries are still simmering as soybean prices climb.
Maize futures edge lower on firm rand
26/04/2012 - 09:42
South African maize futures ended marginally lower on Wednesday, weighed down mainly by the firm rand to the US dollar, and lower international corn spot prices.
Consumer inflation slows again
18/04/2012 - 11:42
Johannesburg - South Africa’s consumer inflation slowed to 6.0% year-on-year in March, in line with market consensus from 6.1% in February, Statistics South Africa said on Wednesday.
SA maize deficit looms on Mexico exports
26/03/2012 - 08:26
Johannesburg/Hamburg - South Africa has committed an additional 400 000 tonnes of maize exports to drought-stricken Mexico, a scenario that will likely push Africa’s largest corn producer into a deficit situation this marketing season and propel domestic food prices higher.
SA's repo rate seen steady at 5.5%
26/03/2012 - 08:12
Johannesburg - The Reserve Bank will probably keep its repo rate at its current three decade lows next week to give the struggling economy more leeway, although higher electricity and fuel costs could force it to start tightening policy later in the year.
Slowdown in spending hits Pioneer Foods
19/03/2012 - 08:53
Pioneer Foods said in a trading update on Friday that revenue rose 13% in the five months to the end of February, but volumes fell by an average 4%-6% in the group’s product basket on lower consumer spending.
Clothing, footwear sales boost retail confidence
16/03/2012 - 07:45
The first quarter of this year saw improved levels of confidence among retailers, as solid clothing and footwear sales growth bolstered sentiment, the latest Ernst & Young/Bureau for Economic Research survey on Thursday revealed.
Maize futures dip on profit taking
13/03/2012 - 08:06
South African maize futures ended mostly lower on Monday due to some profit taking following last week's strong gains.
Consumers remain backbone of SA economy
09/03/2012 - 07:51
Bloemfontein. – It’s consumers who are putting the zing in the South African economy at a time when low growth in foreign markets is putting a damper on the production side of the economy.
Bytes replaces 8 000 POS units at Pick n Pay
07/03/2012 - 08:16
Bytes Managed Solutions has been awarded a contract, worth over R100 million in total, to refresh the existing point-of-sale (POS) hardware infrastructure at all Pick n Pay stores over a two-year period.
Retail sales grew 5.97% in 3Q 2011
02/03/2012 - 09:21
Nominal retail sales grew 5.97% in the third quarter of 2011, compared on a year-on-year basis. This is the word from property management group Broll , based on its quarterly Retail Barometer.
Maize futures gain on patchy rainfall
28/02/2012 - 08:27
South African maize futures rallied on Monday, lifted by patchy rainfall in key crop growing regions in the country.
Consumer inflation edges up to 6.3%
23/02/2012 - 09:34
Johannesburg - South Africa’s targeted consumer price inflation (CPI) quickened to 6.3% year-on-year (y/y) in January, from 6.1% in December, Statistics South Africa said on Wednesday.
Woolworths Floor-Space Growth to Accelerate in Second Half
21/02/2012 - 08:37
Woolworths Holdings Ltd. (WHL) plans a “big” acceleration in floor-space growth in the second half of the fiscal year, as the South African food and clothing retailer opens its first supermarkets.
Maize futures rally on supply concerns
14/02/2012 - 10:10
South African maize futures ended sharply firmer on Monday on supply concerns.
Food price pressures
13/02/2012 - 07:51
Johannesburg/Lusaka - A tight grain supply outlook after several bumper harvests is set to fan food price pressures in southern Africa, fuelling salary demands and threatening to knock the region's fragile economies out of kilter.
Weaker economy dampens food prices
01/02/2012 - 07:37
Washington - Global food prices are set to decline further in 2012 as a weaker world economy dampens consumer demand while food supplies rise, the World Bank said on Tuesday, warning that a possible rise in oil prices could reverse the trend.
Maize futures cut gains to end low
31/01/2012 - 08:26
South African maize futures reversed earlier gains to finish the session weaker on Monday, as market players liquidated their positions on March contracts to focus on July contracts in an otherwise quite market, according to a local dealer.
Higher prices boost SA's maize plantings
25/01/2012 - 15:33
Johannesburg - South African farmers have planted 11% more acreage this season compared to last year because of higher prices while wheat output is seen higher than previously expected, a government agency said on Tuesday.
Nestlé develops ‘frustration-free’ packaging
24/01/2012 - 08:15
Nestlé has announced that it is developing ‘frustration-free’ packaging for some of its products to ensure consumers of all ages can use them without difficulty.
SA CPI annual average 5.0% in 2011 (4.3% 2010)
18/01/2012 - 11:02
The increase in South Africa's consumer price index (CPI), which is used by the SA Reserve Bank (SARB) for its inflation target, was 6.1% year on year (y/y) in December, from 6.1% y/y in November, Statistics SA (Stats SA) said on Wednesday.
Maize futures up on strong exports
13/01/2012 - 08:13
South African maize futures lifted on Thursday, buoyed largely by strong exports and world prices.
Trolley costs continue to speed ahead
19/12/2011 - 08:36
Food prices continue to soar ahead of Christmas, and there is no stopping the trend.
Woolworths not losing sleep over Walmart
12/12/2011 - 09:47
Johannesburg - The chief executive of Woolworths Holdings [JSE:WHL] isn't worried about losing market share to Walmart in Africa, as he targets the continent's rising wealth with fashionable clothing and high-end food.
Shoprite honours top suppliers for 2011
07/12/2011 - 10:42
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%
02/12/2011 - 09:03
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
29/11/2011 - 08:11
Food group still required to pay fine of R200m for price-fixing, extraordinarily competitive landscape caused by competition settlement
New packaging packs less at consumer's cost
28/11/2011 - 07:45
Johannesburg - Your favourite brand of toothpaste, chocolate, chips, rice or tomato sauce may be costing you the same, but are you getting the same amount of product for your money?
Spar full-year profit lags consensus
22/11/2011 - 07:57
Johannesburg - Grocery retailer Spar Group [JSE:SPP] missed forecasts with a 3.3% rise in full-year profit as tough competition, weak selling prices and fragile consumer demand weighed on its margins.
Consumer inflation in the spotlight
21/11/2011 - 09:49
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.
Retail sales surge signals recovery gaining pace
17/11/2011 - 11:03
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
Joint approach towards an innovative sustainable solution
14/11/2011 - 08:49
Innovia Films and Sappi Fine Paper Europe have joined forces to demonstrate potential laminate structures, using their respective products, suitable for end users in the food, confectionery and pharmaceutical industries. These laminates provide technical functionality in addition to being made from renewable resources and offering compostability – a focus which many packaging end users are keen to pursue.
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
Nutrition labels should be in centre of food packaging: Study
09/11/2011 - 15:59
A new study has suggested that nutrition labels should be placed in the centre of food packaging, rather than in one corner. The study reasons that consumers are most likely to skip the information if placed other than center.
Maize price ruffles feathers
31/10/2011 - 08:30
Christmas shoppers may be hit by high chicken prices this festive season, due to rising input costs.
Food retailers aim for quality organic produce
18/08/2010 - 00:00
South African food retailers are taking strides to ensure that their offerings meet the rising consumer preference for organic and locally produced produce.