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Clover
Our vision for Clover is:

To be a leading and competitive company in South Africa and selected African countries, reaching every consumer on a daily basis with its most admired branded and trusted products, delivering improved and sustainable shareholder value by being a responsible corporate citizen and preferred employer.

Mission

Clover is a branded foods and beverages group with a strong emphasis on value-added products. Clover's South African dairy business is the perfect enabler to reach the Group’s widely dispersed customers and consumers. Extraordinary care is taken to develop brands which will occupy the number one or two position in its chosen segments. It believes in the superior procurement, production, marketing, sales and distribution of these branded consumer goods (BCG) to its loyal consumers.

Strategy

Clover's corporate strategy is to build onto existing competencies within the Group and to establish a culture of exceptional performance with a view to set a platform for future market expansion. Different companies within the Group have different strategies, all receiving company-specific support to maximise their potential. Key to all its activities is the expansion of capacities to share in the strong growth in consumption in the segments which it dominates.

For more information, visit Clover.co.za
T +27 11 471 1400 / F +27 11 471 1504
http://www.clover.co.za / info@clover.co.za
Clover Amasi

Clover Amasi

Maas has a heritage as rich as South Africa itself. Many South Africans grew up with this well-loved product and it is regarded as part of many cultures. For more information, visit Clover.co.za.
Click here for the Clover Amasi product catalogue
Clover Beverages

Clover Beverages

Clover Beverages are the obvious refreshment choice offering varieties in mineral water, flavoured milk, fruit nectar, and many more. For more information, visit Clover.co.za.
Click here for the Clover Beverages product catalogue
Clover Butter and Butter Spread

Clover Butter and Butter Spread

Clover Butter and Butter Spreads are the trusted butter name in every South African household. For more information, visit Clover.co.za.
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Clover Cheese

Clover Cheese

Clover has every kind of cheese for any cheese-lover's palate. Choose from a variety of hard cheeses, cottage cheeses, feta and speciality cheese, and many more. For more information, visit Clover.co.za.
Click here for the Clover Cheese product catalogue
Clover Classic Custard

Clover Classic Custard

Clover has once again returned to making creamy, smooth and delicious vanilla custard. Drawing on its expertise, heritage and using the best quality ingredients to bring you that creamy taste that takes you back.
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Clover Condensed Milk

Clover Condensed Milk

Clover's full-cream sweetened condensed milk is made from milk and pure refined sugar and contains no preservatives. For more information, visit Clover.co.za.
Click here for the Clover Condensed Milk product catalogue
Clover Cream

Clover Cream

Cream is made from Clover Full Cream milk and has a smooth texture. As with all our products, cream is also pasteurised, which means that all harmful bacteria is killed to ensure that you get a superior quality product. For more information, visit Clover.co.za.
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Clover Milk

Clover Milk

Clover Fresh Full Cream Milk is a completely full cream milk. Clover's high quality standard ensures you get the best possible milk. For more information, visit Clover.co.za.
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Clover Numel

Clover Numel

Clover Numel™ is the first product of its kind in SA, and is Clover’s latest innovation that is convenient and economic. This new delicious dairy blend consists mainly of full cream milk, cream and whey powder. It is a source of vitamins A, B1, B5, B6, B12 and Folic Acid.
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Clover Soy

Clover Soy

Base in Cape Town Good Hope has been producing high quality soy based products since 1993. Clover Good Hope promises only the highest quality, naturally grown whole soybeans are used. With a range of versatile uses, it’s delicious, nutritious way to incorporate soy protein into your diet.
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Clover Toddler Range

Clover Toddler Range

A Full Cream Milk which is developed by leading product technologists that’s ready to drink. No mixing, no mess and definitely no fuss. Give it a good shake and serve as a nutritious glass on its own or with your little ones favourite cereal.
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Clover Yoghurt

Clover Yoghurt

The Bliss brand is positioned around bringing you Bliss-fi lled moments. The delectable desserts range that was recently launched, has been carefully picked to bring you the indulgent dessert tastes from around the world.
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Latest Activity

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Clover – successful dairy champion
Since 1834, Agri-Expo has been involved in the South African Dairy Industry and have been promoting dairy excellence with the annual South African Dairy Championships. They have been judging dairy for almost as long as Clover has been producing it.
Clover Mama Afrika receives Diamond Arrow Award for the tenth consecutive year28
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Clover Mama Afrika receives Diamond Arrow Award for the tenth consecutive year
Performance Management Review (PMR) awarded Clover Mama Afrika, Clover’s corporate social investment project, the Diamond Arrow Award at the Business Excellence Awards Breakfast held at the Wanderers Club this week.
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Mamas upskill in Cape Town to better their communities
This year, Clover Mama Afrika’s annual Smarties Week took place at the Ocean Breeze Hotel in Strand, Cape Town. For over 13 years Clover Mama Afrika, Clover’s CSI project, has worked with women across the country, who assist disadvantaged people in their respective communities and equip them with the needed skills to develop their talents.
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Eqstra awards R100 000 cash prize to assist community leaders
Since 2004, Clover Mama Afrika has provided essential skills and equipment to hardworking, deserving women who serve communities in each of the nine provinces of South Africa. Affectionately known as ‘mamas’ these community leaders collectively care for over 15 500 children and 2 500 elderly since the project’s conception.

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Watchdog conditionally approves Clover, Dairybelle deal
20/10/2014 - 12:39
The Competition Commission has recommended a conditional approval of the merger between JSE-listed Clover and Dairybelle’s yoghurt and long-life milk businesses.

FAO Food Price Index Drops To Four-Year Low - Ghana
18/09/2014 - 13:42
FAO’s monthly food price index registered another drop in August, continuing a five-month downward run and reaching its lowest level since September 2010.

Clover profit falls as costs bite
16/09/2014 - 12:56
Johannesburg - South African food and beverage firm Clover Industries Ltd posted a 14.2 percent fall in headline earnings on Tuesday, clipped by brisk inflation levels and higher raw material costs.

Dairibord milk intake, sales decline- Zimbabwe
08/09/2014 - 10:45
Harare - Dairibord Holdings says its milk intake and sales slumped in the half year to June 2014.

Clover-Bowler deal ‘would make sense’
23/07/2014 - 15:50
A takeover of Bowler Metcalf’s beverages business, by Clover Industries, would "make strategic sense" for the companies, analysts say.

Maersk in shipping alliance with MSC
11/07/2014 - 11:56
Copenhagen - AP Moeller-Maersk on Thursday announced an alliance with shipping company MSC on some of the world's busiest cargo routes after China scuppered a planned tie-up between the two companies and CMA.

Meatco acquires stake in UK firm
11/06/2014 - 11:06
Meatco, the country’s leading beef producer, has acquired a 25% shareholding in Global Protein Solutions (GPS), a UK-based meat trading company.

I&J’s R500m investment reflects its confidence in fishing industry
05/06/2014 - 13:22
South Africa’s two largest fishing companies, I&J and Oceana Group, are investing in their aging trawler fleets in preparation for the critical 2020 fishing quota allocation.

Clover stock falls on earnings announcement
12/05/2014 - 11:18
Despite announcing an acquisition allowing it to manufacture innovative products, Clover Industries’ share price took a knock last week Thursday as the company said it expected a material fall in full-year earnings.

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.

Clover to make comeback in local market
04/04/2014 - 08:57
Johannesburg - Dairy and beverages maker Clover said on Monday it planned to re-enter certain local markets, putting on hold Africa expansion plans as it posted an almost doubling of interim earnings which were lifted by higher prices.

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.

L'Oreal net profit rises to €3bn
17/02/2014 - 10:20
Paris - L'Oreal, the world's largest cosmetics company, has said its net profit rose by 3.2% last year to €2.96bn ($4.0bn) on sales which rose by 2.3% to €22.98bn

Cream recalled after E. Coli scare, New Zealand
15/01/2014 - 07:59
New Zealand's Fonterra said it was recalling products distributed in the country that had been contaminated with E.Coli bacteria in the second food-safety scare faced by the company in less than six months.

First China mall opens in Harare, Zimbabwe
08/01/2014 - 08:38
The shopping mall, built near the National Sports Stadium, opened for business a few days before Christmas 2013. It is part of a 300-roomed five-star hotel project worth over $200 million and includes retail outlets, an amusement park, parking and staff houses.

Food issues to threaten US-EU free trade deal
18/12/2013 - 10:16
Genetically modified crops, chlorine-washed chicken, beef quotas and a fight over who can call Greek-style cheese “feta” all block the way towards the largest free trade deal.

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.

Massmart stores will be closed on Sunday, 15 December
10/12/2013 - 08:37
Massmart Holdings will close its stores on Sunday, 15 December 2013.

KBL introduces responsibility platform
16/10/2013 - 09:22
Kgalagadi Breweries Limited (KBL) has taken in the quest to provide information on alcohol and responsible consumption is through their site, www.talkingalcohol.com

Woolworths reports strong results
29/08/2013 - 08:34
Highlights • Turnover up 23.2% • Profit before tax up 27.1% • Headline earnings per share up 27.3% (52 weeks: 25.3%) • Return on equity up from 46.4% to 49.7% • Cash dividend of 148 cents declared

Coca-Cola invests Sh1.2 billion in plastic plant, Kenya
18/07/2013 - 10:26
Coca-Cola through Nairobi Bottlers has invested Sh1.2 billion in a new manufacturing plant that produces materials for production of plastic bottles.

Retail price of mealie-meal hiked, Zambia
18/07/2013 - 09:43
The retail price of mealie-meal has been increased by about K5 after millers hiked the cost of the staple food by K2 on account of the removal of fuel and maize subsidies.

Zambeef share price in marginal drop
10/07/2013 - 08:55
Zambeef Products Plc share price on the Lusaka Stock Exchange (LuSE) has declined by two percent over the last few weeks following reports of alleged importation of contaminated beef, Stock Broker Zambia Limited (SBZL) has said.

Sainsbury maintains growth record as grocer outpaces rivals
12/06/2013 - 14:06
J Sainsbury Plc (SBRY), the U.K.’s third-largest supermarket chain, reported a 34th successive quarter of same-store sales growth as the grocer increased its share of the market while its main competitors all lost ground.

UK: IKEA advert featuring gnomes being smashed receives 50 complaints to watchdog
29/05/2013 - 08:04
Viewers have complained to a watchdog that an IKEA advert of gnomes being smashed is “violent, frightening and offensive”.

Carbon footprints for five beverage categories released by BIER
24/05/2013 - 15:37
n an effort to accelerate understanding of beverage sector impacts on climate change and identify reduction priorities for greenhouse gas emissions, the Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) has published its research on carbon footprints for five beverage categories, including beer, bottled water, carbonated soft drink, spirits and wine.

Zimbabwe: Lifestyle Holdings introduce TN Virtual Mart
14/05/2013 - 08:46
Diversified company Lifestyle Holdings has introduced a TN Virtual Mart — where it will deliver groceries to its clientele’s doorstep, as competition in the country’s retail sector intensifies.

Botswana: Choppies supermarket moves to acquire competitor, SupaSave
03/05/2013 - 09:52
Local Botswana retail chain, Choppies, has moved to wholly acquire one of its competitors, SupaSave, the Competition Authority (CA) revealed on Wednesday.

Clover to head for the coast as travel costs rise
22/03/2013 - 08:26
Dairy producer Clover is investigating the possibility of moving its cheese facility closer to milk sources at the coast. This would save on transport and distribution costs, the firm said this week.

Clover and Nestlé SA unveil new entity
04/03/2013 - 07:47
Johannesburg - Clover Industries [JSE:CLR] and Nestlé SA on Friday announced the formation of the new entity‚ called Clover Waters.

No food price fireworks ahead - economists
11/02/2013 - 09:11
Johannesburg - There won’t be food price fireworks this year, but the cost of locally produced fresh produce like fruit and vegetables could potentially soar because of increased labour wages, proposed electricity hikes and surging fuel prices.

The tech store of the future is here
28/01/2013 - 09:13
The store of the future has arrived and it is threatening to leave technology laggards behind.

Broll achieves R326 million sales for shopping centres
24/01/2013 - 10:02
Eleven properties previously owned by SA Corporate Real Estate Fund were snapped up by Fairvest Property Holdings Ltd for R326 million, revealing a welcome return of investor appetite for shopping centres within lower living standards measure (LSM) areas.

Musica hit by store closures
24/01/2013 - 09:47
Clicks Group says that its music and entertainment retailer, Musica, has been impacted by the closure of several stores.

Nambia: Construction starts on the Old Mutual Keetmanshoop Retail Centre
18/01/2013 - 09:34
His Excellency, President Hifikepunye Pohamba, on 26 October 2012 laid the foundation for the N$92 million Keetmanshoop Retail Centre, which is being developed by financial services giant Old Mutual.

November retail sales quicken to 3.4%
17/01/2013 - 07:59
Johannesburg - Growth in South Africa's retail sales quickened to 3.4% year-on-year in November compared with a revised 0.9% expansion in October, Statistics South Africa said on Wednesday.

October Retail trade sales slowed sharply to 1%
14/12/2012 - 09:16
Growth in South Africa's retail sales slowed to 1% year-on-year in October compared with a revised 4.7 percent expansion in September, Statistics South Africa said on Tuesday.

Tesco set to sell or close all Fresh & Easy stores
07/12/2012 - 08:43
London -- Tesco CEO Philip Clarke announced Wednesday that the British supermarket retailer will likely sell or close its entire U.S. presence, which means that 199 Fresh & Easy stores could be shuttered or sold off.

Burundi coffee revenues fall 29%
21/11/2012 - 08:26
Bujumbura - Burundi's coffee revenues fell 29% in October from the month before, tracking lower international prices, the country's industry regulator said on Tuesday.

Sony suffers Moody’s cut
12/11/2012 - 08:41
Sony Corp‘s long-term debt rating was lowered one notch by Moody’s Investor Service to the lowest investment grade level because of shrinking demand for its consumer electronics.

SACSC Appoints Marius Muller as new President
06/11/2012 - 08:17
With his enthusiasm for retail, immense experience and keen collaborative values, Marius Muller has been elected and appointed President of the South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC).

Oil up on China non-manufacturing data
05/11/2012 - 08:14
Singapore - Crude prices rose in Asia on Monday with a pick-up in China's services industry providing support ahead of Beijing's leadership transition and the US presidential election, analysts said.

Inflation blow to India rate cut hopes
16/10/2012 - 08:00
New Delhi - India's inflation accelerated to a 10-month high, hitting 7.81% in September, data on Monday showed, diminishing chances of an interest rate cut to jumpstart a sharply weaker economy.

No success in trucker pay talks
10/10/2012 - 09:24
Johannesburg - Negotiations to end a two-week labour dispute between most truckers and employers ended without an agreement on Tuesday.

SA in for tough ride
05/10/2012 - 07:41
Cape Town - South Africans can expect a tough two years ahead as the economy feels the pinch of strikes, analysts said on Thursday.

RMB Ventures invests in Studio 88 Group
03/10/2012 - 10:21
Johannesburg - RMB Ventures‚ a private equity investor and subsidiary of FirstRand Limited [JSE:FSR]‚ has purchased a significant minority interest in The Studio 88 Group‚ one of Southern Africa’s largest independent footwear and apparel retail chains.

EDCON Store card sale to Absa approved
25/09/2012 - 08:25
The Competition Tribunal had approved the sale of Edcon’s private label store card portfolio in South Africa to Absa, as well as the long-term strategic relationship agreement with Absa, said on Friday.

South African consumers still upbeat
20/09/2012 - 08:18
Cape Town - South African consumers are maintaining an upbeat attitude, according to an index which shows consumer confidence has kept a positive year-on-year outlook.

Scan & Go puts retail self-checkout on the move
19/09/2012 - 08:21
Last week in Rogers, Ark., Walmart began testing an iPhone application that could potentially expedite and streamline the self-checkout process. The "Scan & Go" app allows shoppers to do just that — scan their items while they shop and bag them as they go. Once they have finished, shoppers take their cart full of merchandise to a self-checkout kiosk and complete their purchase through traditional payment methods.

Clover ups earnings
12/09/2012 - 09:38
Johannesburg – Clover Industries Limited [JSE:CLR] has reported diluted headline earnings per share of 108.7 cents for the year ended June 2012 from 106.2 cents a year ago.

Walgreen Shares Decline After Sales Trail Estimate
07/09/2012 - 08:32
Walgreen Co. (WAG) fell the most in more than a month after posting fiscal fourth-quarter revenue that trailed analysts’ estimates as the lack of Express Scripts Inc. customers hurt pharmacy sales.

MillerCoors Q2 net income up 9% to $436m
08/08/2012 - 09:30
Johannesburg – SABMiller [JSE:SAB] and Molson Coors Brewing have reported MillerCoors’ second quarter underlying net income rose 9.1% to $436m versus prior year‚ driven by positive pricing‚ favourable brand mix and cost management.

Samsung lifted by Galaxy sales
27/07/2012 - 08:01
Seoul - Samsung Electronics said its second quarter profit rose 48 percent over a year earlier as customers flocked to get Galaxy smartphones in the absence of competitors.

Asia Pacific Breweries Surges on Heineken Bid
23/07/2012 - 08:20
Asia Pacific Breweries Ltd. (APB) surged to a record in Singapore trading after Heineken NV (HEIA), the world’s third-biggest brewer, offered as much as $6 billion for full control of the maker of Tiger beer.

Banks in $7.25bn retail settlement
16/07/2012 - 08:13
Visa Inc, MasterCard Inc and banks that issue their credit cards have agreed to a $7.25 billion settlement with U.S. retailers in a lawsuit over the fixing of credit and debit card fees in what could be the largest antitrust settlement in U.S. history.

Retail ‘needs BEE charter’
12/07/2012 - 08:57
The Government must introduce a broad-based black economic empowerment (BEE) charter for retailers to ensure they were fully compliant with BEE codes of practice, empowerment experts said yesterday.

Davies warns of stricter BEE codes
11/07/2012 - 08:38
Johannesburg - Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies warned on Tuesday that black economic empowerment points would be deducted from businesses which did not invest in enterprise, supplier, and skills development.

AB InBev buys out Corona maker Modelo for $20 billion
10/07/2012 - 08:42
Brussels--Anheuser Busch InBev, the world's biggest brewer, is taking over Mexico's Grupo Modelo for $20.1 billion, giving it dominance in Latin America's second-largest economy and adding Corona, the top-selling imported beer in the United States, to its brands.

Massmart full-year sales top R61bn
05/07/2012 - 09:50
Johannesburg - South African discount retailer Massmart Holdings [JSE:MSM] reported a 16% rise in full-year sales on Wednesday, a touch above analysts' estimates, boosted by the inclusion recently acquired stores.

Best Buy Founder Richard Schulze Said to Consider Buyout
27/06/2012 - 14:03
Best Buy Co. (BBY) founder Richard Schulze is exploring taking the world’s largest electronics retailer private as he considers options that include selling his stake, according to a person familiar with the matter.

SA retailers ‘pushing for global stamp of approval’ for fish they sell
26/06/2012 - 08:50
SA’s supermarket chains were becoming increasingly aware of the importance of maintaining the health of SA’s, and the world’s, fish stocks and would soon demand Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) accreditation for the fish products they sold, the World Wide Fund for Nature SA (WWF SA) said yesterday.

Best Buy chairman, founder resigns
11/06/2012 - 09:06
More tumult at troubled retail giant Best Buy: Richard Schulze, who founded the company and has served as its director for nearly four decades, has resigned.

PnP Picks Goscor At Phillipi's DC
11/06/2012 - 08:55
Pick n Pay has made another large purchase of warehouse equipment from Goscor Lift Truck Company. This brings the total to more than 500 Crown electric material handling machines bought by the retailer from Goscor.

Share of the week: Foschini
11/06/2012 - 08:36
South Africa's second-largest clothing retailer, the Foschini group, lifted retail turnover by 17% and headline earnings a share by 23.6% in the year to March.

Clover‚ Eqstra renew supply deal
06/06/2012 - 07:52
Johannesburg - Consumer goods and beverages group Clover Industries Limited [JSE:CLR] said on Tuesday it had renewed its outsourcing service agreement with Eqstra [JSE:EQS] Flexifleet for a “substantial period of time” in a move to reduce costs in the supply chain.

Woolworths ‘top’ among listed firms
10/05/2012 - 10:09
SA’s top companies have experienced a battering in their reputations this year, a survey showed, but clothing and food retailer Woolworths emerged with the most robust reputation score, despite a controversy involving the alleged misuse of the intellectual property of a small ginger beer maker earlier in the year.

US grains drop
08/05/2012 - 08:01
US grain futures dropped on Monday as investors fled riskier assets, after Greek and French polls stoked doubts that struggling euro zone economies could continue to pursue austerity measures crucial to resolving the bloc's debt crisis.

Walmart down on bribery allegations
24/04/2012 - 07:51
Walmart Stores shares were down 3.1% in early premarket trading on Monday following an article in the New York Times this weekend alleging that the world’s largest retailer stymied an internal probe into bribery at its Mexican affiliate, Walmart de Mexico.

Clothing sector suffers fewer job losses
23/04/2012 - 10:43
Johannesburg - There has been a significant decrease in the number of jobs lost in the clothing, textile and leather sectors, the SA Clothing and Textile Workers' Union (Sactwu) said on Friday.

US: Grocer launching mobile, digital couponing system
11/04/2012 - 08:24
After a one-year pilot study of Savvy Penny, an in-store digital coupon system that uses Bluetooth technology to offer value and savings to consumers, Milam's Market in Coral Gables, Fla., is rolling out the loyalty solution that delivers two-way interactive promotions directly to the consumer at the point of sale through touchscreens on the store shelf, according to a company press release.

Milk production up 5.4%
05/04/2012 - 10:16
Milk production was up 5.4% in February compared with the same period a year ago, the Milk Producers' Organisation (MPO) 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.

Coca-Cola and Pepsi work with suppliers to avoid cancer-warning label
14/03/2012 - 09:43
In order to avoid having to place cancer warnings on their soft drinks as required with Californian law, Coca-Cola co. and Pepsico are working closely with suppliers to alter the recipe of their drinks.

Milk Price Slumping as Record Profit Spurs Expansion of Herds: Commodities
13/03/2012 - 08:53
Record dairy profits and milder weather are leading to a surge in milk supplies from Auckland to California, turning last year’s best-performing commodity contract into one of the worst of 2012.

Grain SA wants to address government
12/03/2012 - 07:36
Bothaville - South Africa’s grain farmers can certainly produce sufficient food for the country. On the other hand, political rhetoric and generalisations about the agricultural sector must end.

Walmart decision is due today
09/03/2012 - 08:50
Johannesburg - The Competition Appeal Court will release its judgment today on the review of the Walmart-Massmart merger.

M&S and Sainsbury's buck consumers' indifference to brands
05/03/2012 - 08:53
Only 5% of British people would care if brands did not exist, according to research by Havas and MPG that placed Marks & Spencer and Sainsbury's in the world's top 10 "meaningful" retail brands.

Atterbury develops flagship ‘green’ Pick n Pay in Roodepoort
28/02/2012 - 08:42
In an innovative joint venture Atterbury Properties and Pick n Pay will create a R160 million flagship 10,000sqm next-generation ‘green’ store for the leading retailer.

Massmart delivers strong sales and earnings growth
22/02/2012 - 09:34
• Sales up 15%, headline earnings up 21,1% , underpinned by increase in cash generated from operations • Strong volume growth indicative of market share gains

Pick n Pay Gets Top Retail Specialist
20/02/2012 - 09:25
Cape Town-based Pick n Pay announced the appointment of Rod Salmon, who will take the position of Divisional Manager, General Merchandise at the retailer from 1 March 2012.

Tiger Brands' underlying assumptions for update
20/02/2012 - 08:54
Tiger Brands, in trading update on Feb 14, 2012, advised that, despite difficult trading conditions, headline earnings per share were expected to show satisfactory growth for the year ending 30 September 2012 as compared to the 2011 reported earnings.

Woolies eyes Pick n Pay’s food trolley
17/02/2012 - 13:40
High-end retailer Woolworths will be opening 10 new bigger-format supermarkets in the medium term, CEO Ian Moir said yesterday, the first of which will be on William Nicol Drive in Bryanston, Johannesburg, the street where competitor Pick n Pay has set up its premium offering.

Coca-Cola Profit Tops Analysts’ Estimates as Asia Sales Jump
08/02/2012 - 10:10
Coca-Cola Co., the world’s largest soft-drink maker, reported fourth-quarter profit that topped analysts’ estimates as teas and juices boosted sales in Asia.

Consumer Confidence in U.S. Increases for a Second Week in Bloomberg Index
03/02/2012 - 08:31
Consumer confidence in the U.S. climbed for a second week as Americans became less pessimistic about the prospects for the world’s largest economy.

Woolies to scrap ‘copycat’ drinks
02/02/2012 - 08:54
Despite only being asked to remove the "Good Old-Fashioned" slogan from its range of soft drinks, Woolworths has decided to remove the entire product range from its shelves, CEO Ian Moir said yesterday.

Swazi Pick n Pay boycotts suppliers
01/02/2012 - 09:28
In a rare case of consumer empathy, retailer Pick n Pay has reportedly boycotted some of its suppliers who did not agree “to drop their prices so that customers can benefit”.

PepsiCo May Boost Marketing Budget to Take On a Surging Coca-Cola: Retail
27/01/2012 - 09:27
PepsiCo Inc. (PEP) Chief Executive Officer Indra Nooyi has taken over a coconut-water company, acquired a dairy in Russia and spent millions on a philanthropic marketing campaign. Her next big investment has a more familiar name: Pepsi-Cola.

Southern Comfort brings brand character to Facebook
20/01/2012 - 13:53
Southern Comfort, the Brown Forman-owned spirits brand, has launched a Facebook campaign featuring the fictional New Orlean's music legend, 'Baron Jazz'.

Workers at Unilever UK set to strike
17/01/2012 - 07:52
British workers at Unilever plan to escalate strike action this week with 11 days of rolling stoppages starting on Wednesday in a dispute over plans to axe the consumer goods group's final-salary pension scheme.

Food price index ends year with sharp drop
13/01/2012 - 09:40
Food prices fell in December 2011 with the food price index dropping 2.4%, according to the UN Food Agricultural Organisation's monthly report.

Olympus board vows to quit
12/12/2011 - 08:58
The entire board of Japan’s Olympus has signalled its plan to quit — possibly as early as February — over a $1,7bn accounting fraud, and to set up an outside committee to advise whether to sue those responsible.

Unilever builds green food plant in Durban
12/12/2011 - 08:54
Unilever, the global fast-moving goods supply group, has built a R670m savoury dry food plant at Riverhorse Valley in Durban, according to chairman of Unilever SA, Marijn van Tiggelen.

SABMiller eyes Kenya's premium beer segment with Miller Genuine Draft
08/12/2011 - 09:00
SABMiller will introduce its third beer, Miller Genuine Draft, in Kenya on 8 December, aiming at the premium segment of the local beer market which is currently catered to by rival beer brands Heineken and Tusker Malt.

Cocoa prices fall on Europe concerns
08/12/2011 - 08:54
Cocoa has hit its lowest level since December 2008 on the back of the sovereign debt crisis in Europe and increased supplies from West Africa according to commodity analysts familiar with the industry.

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.

Wasteful consumer goods stress the planet
01/12/2011 - 09:04
Words by Pierre Heistein, the convener of the UCT applied economics for smart decision-making course The main focus of the UN climate conference currently being held in Durban will be on how the world economy can go about reducing its levels of greenhouse gas emissions.

Top retailers avoid equity BEE partners
28/11/2011 - 08:35
Politically connected empowerment’s usual suspects are missing out on a combined market capitalisation of more than R160 billion as they are shunned by top JSE-listed retailers, which have chosen to rather give stakes to their staff and support struggling black entrepreneurs.

Champagne Deutz to implement new brand representation strategy in US
25/11/2011 - 08:58
French champagne producer Champagne Deutz will implement a new Regional Representation strategy beginning 2012, allowing importers / distributors outside the Champagne Louis Roederer network to represent the brand in the US.

Shortage fears as milk prices tank
24/11/2011 - 08:50
Johannesburg - There could be a shortage of milk next year if the producer price is not increased, the Milk Producers' Organisation said on Wednesday.

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

Retail September trade growth seen at 6.5%
15/11/2011 - 10:33
Growth in SA’s retail trade sales at constant (2008) prices for September is expected to lose momentum to a decrease of 6.5% year on year (y/y), from a y/y growth of 7.1% in August, according to a survey of leading economists by BusinessLIVE.

E.coli found in imported cheese
10/11/2011 - 08:45
Johannesburg - Almost 22 tonnes of imported Irish cheddar cheese was destroyed last week because it was contaminated with E.coli bacteria, the Milk Producers' Organisation (MPO) said on Wednesday.

Spar Group reported a 3.3% rise in diluted headline earnings per share
09/11/2011 - 16:00
South African grocery chain Spar Group on Wednesday reported a 3.3% rise in diluted headline earnings per share to 522.8 cents for the year ended September 2011 from 506.3 cents a year ago

Society of Dairy Technology has a bright future
08/11/2011 - 10:12
The Society of Dairy Technology (SDT) has seen a significant surge in interest over the past few months with membership growing at an unprecedented rate. As consumer demand for healthy and nutritious dairy products continues to grow, the role of the SDT in advancing dairy science and technology across all areas of the agri-food sector, to the mutual benefit of milk producers, dairy processors, food retailers and consumers, is increasingly valued.

Nampak forecasts higher profits
08/11/2011 - 08:59
Packaging group Nampak (NPK) advised on Monday that its headline earnings per share for the year ended September 2011 from continuing operations, are expected to be between 15% and 25% higher than the 142.2 cents per share in 2010.

Europen issues green paper on packaging and sustainability
07/11/2011 - 09:58
A new green paper published by Europen has emphasized packaging’s role in achieving a ‘resource efficient’ society.

South African businesses sign procurement accord to boost local manufacturing
03/11/2011 - 09:54
South African businesses have signed an accord with government, unions and civil society, aimed to help the struggling manufacturing sector.

Softer market hits Mondi growth
01/11/2011 - 08:28
Maintenance shutdowns reduce underlying operating profit, moderated selling prices in softer market partly offset by lower input costs

Pack designs alter due to changing shopping behaviours
11/10/2011 - 09:45
Brands (in the UK) are altering their pack designs to adapt to changes in consumer behaviour due to continued economic uncertainty, according to an industry expert.

Walmart and Massmart launch another extended price cut promotion, building on momentum of first campaign
03/10/2011 - 11:35
Following the launch of South Africa’s first 10-week price cut promotional campaign in July, which saved consumers over R50 million, Massmart and Walmart are launching another extended campaign which will run from 2 October to 4 December 2011 at various stores.

Agricultural exporters fume at port tariff hikes
26/09/2011 - 08:18
Agriculture exporters are up in arms over proposed new port tariffs, saying additional costs will have a detrimental effect on the industry’s competitiveness and the economy as a whole.

Shoprite beats profit expectations
23/08/2011 - 10:33
Johannesburg - Shoprite Holdings, Africa's biggest grocery retailer, beat analysts estimates with a 12.4% rise in full-year profit, as lower interest rates and a tentative economic recovery boost consumer spending.

Tanzania mobile users up 20%
15/08/2011 - 09:39
Tanzania's mobile phone subscribers rose 20 percent to 21 million last year, but low tariffs due to a vicious price war are expected to diminish the appetite for investment in the telecoms sector, industry officials said.

Are private label brands a threat to national brands?
12/08/2011 - 15:49
It’s a question that may keep many marketers and brand managers awake at night – are private label brands encroaching on national brands? The answer is yes, and no, according to Dr Magda Nenycz-Thiel, a senior researcher from the Ehrenberg-Bass Institute for Marketing Science at the University of South Australia.

Tetra Pak Dairy Index sees 10-year African dairy boom
12/07/2011 - 10:28
Tetra Pak, the global food processing and packaging solutions company, has released the fourth annual Dairy Index that this year indicates a decade-long dairy boom and a surge in African consumption of almost 50%.

Janine Allis - Giving South Africa a Natural high!
12/07/2011 - 08:41
Gauteng – Janine Allis, dynamic Founder of Boost Juice Bars, recently regaled media and other guests at the Boost outlet in The Mall of Rosebank whilst on a rare visit to South Africa. Janine truly inspired her audience with her exuberance, free spirit and unwavering will to succeed, reliving the Boost Juice journey from its origins to becoming the fastest growing Smoothie Brand in the Southern Hemisphere.

Energy drinks to carry warning labels: Spoor & Fisher
11/07/2011 - 10:41
In an effort to enhance the public's awareness of the possible harmful effects of energy drinks, the government will be placing more stringent requirements on the manufacturers of these beverages when it comes to the labelling of their products.

Coega to include dairy plant
04/07/2011 - 07:48
Johannesburg - The Coega Development Corporation (CDC) will launch a dairy processing plant with an initial investment of R50m in September, it said on Wednesday.

Morrison named CEO at Campbell Soup
27/06/2011 - 08:46
As expected, Campbell Soup Co. named Denise Morrison president and chief executive, effective Aug. 1, succeeding Douglas R. Conant, who served more than 10 years in that role, the company said Thursday.

Woolworths shares fall
14/06/2011 - 10:45
Shares of South Africa's Woolworths drop 2.6 percent as the retailer enters a closed period in which it will repurchase ordinary shares worth up to 500 million rand ($73.48 million).

ASDA-IPL provides support to emerging South African table grape farmers
31/05/2011 - 08:06
BENTONVILLE, Ark., May 30, 2011: Walmart businesses ASDA and IPL, in conjunction with the South African Table Grape Industry (SATI), recently facilitated a visit of emerging table grape farmers to the United Kingdom.

Rise in factory gate prices eases
26/05/2011 - 08:03
Johannesburg - Producer price inflation - or the increase in factory gate prices - slowed to 6.6% year-on-year (y/y) in April, from 7.3% in March, Statistics SA said on Thursday.

Piracy scourge ‘raises costs for shipping groups’
26/05/2011 - 07:50
ESCALATING piracy along the east coast of Africa was having a "material" effect on the costs of shipping companies operating in the region, according to Grindrod CEO Alan Olivier.

Flat year for Adcorp but market share is up
26/05/2011 - 07:22
Employment services company Adcorp reported flat headline earnings for the year to February yesterday and conceded that the year had been challenging as a result of sustained political and regulatory pressure on labour broking.

Inflation subdued on food price drop
19/05/2011 - 07:58
INFLATION rose more slowly than expected last month, subdued by a surprise fall in food prices and fanning hope that price pressures may not build as fast as feared this year.

Del Monte Nabs Hershey's CEO
19/05/2011 - 07:44
Hershey Co.'s chief executive, David J. West, is departing for a considerably smaller and arguably less glamorous company but one that could provide a bigger payday down the road.

Campbell’s Cuts Packaging, Creates More Waste
13/05/2011 - 10:10
Campbell’s saved more than 4.5 million pounds of steel, plastic and paper packaging materials in 2010, but its waste disposal rate was up 15 percent, according to the firm’s latest corporate social responsibility report.

New jobs scarce in Western Cape
12/05/2011 - 08:14
Cape Town - The Western Cape economy is showing healthy growth, as indicated by the Sake24 and BoE Private Clients latest barometer information for March.

Massmart Walmart Merger - Summary of 10 May court proceedings
11/05/2011 - 08:41
With the third day of the Competition Tribunal Hearings into the Massmart Walmart merger underway, we have compiled a summary of the proceedings.

Tesco defector McCann exits Carrefour
06/05/2011 - 14:02
Former Tesco director James McCann has left Carrefour after less than 18 months with the French retail giant.

Zambia regulator clears Shoprite
31/03/2011 - 00:00
Lusaka - Zambia has cleared Africa's largest grocer Shoprite Holdings [JSE:SHP] over allegations of threatening to blacklist suppliers who dealt with its rival Pick n Pay Stores [JSE:PIK], the regulator said on Tuesday.

Clover H1 profit jumps
16/03/2011 - 16:55
South African dairy foods maker Clover said on Monday headline earnings per share for the six months to end-December soared to 73.2 cents from 0.9 cents a year earlier

Australian Federal Court hearing regarding sale of Franklins to Metcash kicks off
14/03/2011 - 00:00
[Cape Town, 14 March 2011] The hearing of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's application for an injunction to prevent Metcash acquiring Franklins commenced in the Federal Court of Australia in Sydney on Monday 14 March.

Parmalat Investment Funds Said to Propose Rossi as Interim Chief Executive
10/03/2011 - 00:00
Massimo Rossi, a former manager at Swedish Match AB, will be proposed as an interim chief executive officer of Parmalat SpA (PLT) by a group of investors, according to two people familiar with the situation.