Unhappy Easter for chocolate fan
Fin24 - May 16th 2012, 07:41
Johannesburg - Retailer Pick n Pay agreed to change its labelling next year after a complaint over the amount of candy-coated chocolate buttons inside an Easter egg, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) said on Tuesday.
"In essence, the complainant submitted that the advertising is false because the egg is not 'filled'," the ASA said.
"When opening it, he discovered that there were actually only eight small sweets, barely covering the bottom of the egg."
The complaint was in terms of the Advertising Code of Practice, which deals with misleading claims.
When Pick n Pay was contacted by the ASA, it said it would remove the word "filled" should it decide to sell the eggs again next year.
The new phrase would be "with candy-coated chocolate buttons inside".
The matter was laid to rest with this agreement.
Carlsberg buys stake in China's Chongqing
06/12/2013 - 09:00
Copenhagen/Shanghai - Danish brewer Carlsberg upped its stake in China's Chongqing Brewery to 60 percent, strengthening its foothold in the world's largest beer market by volume, and hopes to further increase its holding, the latter said.
China's wine deal in SA
06/12/2013 - 08:49
Cape town - Following on China’s recent significant investments in the French wine industry, especially in Bordeaux, they have also made their first investment in the South African wine industry.
Liquor producer receives award for corporate support in Ghana
05/12/2013 - 11:04
Indigenous liquor production giant, Kasapreko Company Limited, has been awarded for promoting festivals in Ghana. The company was adjudged the award at this year's National Tourism Awards held at the State Banquet Hall in Accra.
Pick n Pay’s Zimbabwean partner bullish about prospects
03/12/2013 - 09:35
Harare - John Moxon, the chairman of Zimbabwe’s Meikles Africa, which runs TM Supermarkets jointly with South African grocer Pick n Pay, is bullish about future prospects in the country’s retail industry, saying the company has adopted a robust expansion plan to capitalise on the expected shift for the better in consumer spending patterns.
Pick n Pay opens two premium stores as part of six month plan to open 64 stores
29/11/2013 - 10:27
After an improved performance at the half year, Pick n Pay is demonstrating its commitment to pursuing positive growth through focused, streamlined operations and an expanding store footprint, with plans to open over 60 new stores in the six months to end February 2014.