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Mondi forecasts strong third quarter but warns of higher costs

Mondi forecasts strong third quarter but warns of higher costs

11/10/2018 - 11:11
Packaging and paper group Mondi said it had a strong performance in the three months to September, but flagged higher costs, which it said were manageable. read more
Supply chain resilience: How agile is your supply chain?

Supply chain resilience: How agile is your supply chain?

04/10/2018 - 11:38
Thanks to globalisation, the typical manufacturing supply chain has become an incredibly complex network of entities spread across various continents. This complexity makes planning and managing the efficient and effective flow of goods, services, and information a great challenge for supply chain managers.  read more
RCL’s sugar business takes strain

RCL’s sugar business takes strain

06/09/2018 - 21:28
The government should do more to shield food and sugar producers from the influx of cheap imports, RCL Foods CFO Rob Field said. read more
Coca-Cola partners with Plastics SA for a waste-free South Africa

Coca-Cola partners with Plastics SA for a waste-free South Africa

04/09/2018 - 11:03
South Africans nationwide are joining the waste-free movement to clean up our beaches and rivers this September. Coca-Cola’s bottling partners are leading over 14 clean-ups across the country reaching as far as Mamelodi and Soweto to Durban and Muizenberg.  read more
Blockchain – solving supply chain management challenges

Blockchain – solving supply chain management challenges

30/08/2018 - 15:32
Supply chain management today is a complex endeavour. Regardless of how many Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions, workflow tools, digital shipment tracking devices or other integrated monitoring solutions are deployed, complexities, product losses and inaccurate data management abound.  read more
RCL’s sugar business takes strain

RCL’s sugar business takes strain

29/08/2018 - 13:21
"The government should do more to shield food and sugar producers from the influx of cheap imports," says RCL Foods CFO Rob Field. read more
Coca-Cola unveils major new push for Zero Sugar

Coca-Cola unveils major new push for Zero Sugar

23/08/2018 - 09:09
Coca-Cola GB has announced plans for a revamp of its Zero Sugar variant, which will be accompanied by a multi-million-pound campaign, as it looks to revive sales. read more
Mondi to cash in on eco-friendly alternatives

Mondi to cash in on eco-friendly alternatives

14/08/2018 - 14:08
Over the past decade, Mondi’s strategic focus has been on building capacity, driving efficiency and making well-executed acquisitions. The strategy is paying off for the €7.5bn annual revenue paper packaging group.  read more
Supply chain risk management for resilience in grocery manufacturing

Supply chain risk management for resilience in grocery manufacturing

25/07/2018 - 16:11
Competitive. That is the one word that certainly describes the modern business environment best and a factor that drives many firms to expand their operations globally for cost-effectiveness. read more
Why Premier Foods boss backs the sale of assets

Why Premier Foods boss backs the sale of assets

24/07/2018 - 10:14
Premier Foods said it was open to selling parts of the business and acknowledged it had to speed up its turnaround plans ahead of a showdown with investors who want to replace its CEO, Gavin Darby. read more
Johnson & Johnson to pay over $4.69bn in talc cancer case

Johnson & Johnson to pay over $4.69bn in talc cancer case

13/07/2018 - 14:43
Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay out $4.69 billion in damages in a lawsuit representing 22 women and their families who alleged a talc sold by the company contained asbestos and caused them to suffer cancer. read more
Listeriosis can be rallying call for the industry

Listeriosis can be rallying call for the industry

05/07/2018 - 13:56
The recent listeriosis outbreak is a timely reminder that the food supply chain is constantly under attack from outside threats. In this, there is a lesson for the rest of the industry, writes Emma Corder, Nilfisk South Africa Country Manager. read more
Wagyu SA takes the bull by the horns

Wagyu SA takes the bull by the horns

26/06/2018 - 14:00
Wagyu beef is on everyone’s lips – figuratively. According to role-players in the industry, Wagyu is currently the most sought-after beef in the world. The South African beef industry recently got on board and, after the establishment of the Wagyu Society of South Africa, held a roadshow across the country to fuel participation from the industry. read more
Designing a resilient grocery supply chain

Designing a resilient grocery supply chain

22/06/2018 - 11:01
Supply chains are wonderful systems. Meticulously planned and managed to efficiently and effectively facilitate the flow of goods, services, information and cash between entities when, out of nowhere, supply chain risks and disruptions stick their heads out and muddle up the system. read more
DHL introduces the next evolution in international shipping

DHL introduces the next evolution in international shipping

07/06/2018 - 12:25
DHL, the world’s leading international express delivery services provider, has unveiled MyDHL+, an industry-leading global shipping application that brings new levels of speed and simplicity to the often confusing and complicated cross-border shipping process.  read more
Coca-Cola keeps a lid on the recipe for its first alcoholic drink

Coca-Cola keeps a lid on the recipe for its first alcoholic drink

28/05/2018 - 09:39
Coca-Cola launched its first ever alcoholic drink in Japan — a fizzy, lemon-flavoured concoction laced with spirits that seek to capitalise on the growing popularity of "chuhai" alcopops enjoyed especially by young women.  read more
J&J urged to issue cancer warning label after jury verdict in talc asbestos cancer case

J&J urged to issue cancer warning label after jury verdict in talc asbestos cancer case

25/05/2018 - 14:53
Jurors weighing how to punish Johnson & Johnson in a lawsuit asked a judge if they could force the company to warn consumers that its Johnson’s Baby Powder could be contaminated with asbestos, according to the law firm that won the case against the health-care giant. read more
Colgate-Palmolive commits to 100% recyclability of plastic packaging by 2025

Colgate-Palmolive commits to 100% recyclability of plastic packaging by 2025

24/05/2018 - 16:28
Colgate-Palmolive Company has committed to 100% recyclability of plastics in packaging across all its product categories by 2025. read more
Nestlé to launch global children’s nutrition programme

Nestlé to launch global children’s nutrition programme

18/05/2018 - 14:19
Nestlé has announced that it has launched a new children’s nutrition programme, which will aim to reformulate the company’s products in order to make them more nutritious. read more
Mondi benefits from strong demand and pricing power

Mondi benefits from strong demand and pricing power

16/05/2018 - 11:07
Paper maker Mondi is enjoying "a strong pricing environment in a number of our key product segments, supported by good demand growth", it said in a trading update. read more
Coca-Cola celebrates 90 years in South Africa

Coca-Cola celebrates 90 years in South Africa

10/05/2018 - 09:15
Company to step up innovation, drive economic empowerment and environmental stewardship over next 90 years. read more
Kellogg’s acquires $420 million stake in African joint venture

Kellogg’s acquires $420 million stake in African joint venture

07/05/2018 - 09:31
Kellogg’s has exercised an option to acquire a stake in packaged food manufacturer Tolaram Africa Foods (TAF), – a subsidiary of Tolaram Group – for $420 million, as the company seeks to expand its presence in the African market. read more
Bill to get cigarettes into plain packaging now out for public comment

Bill to get cigarettes into plain packaging now out for public comment

04/05/2018 - 13:11
The Cabinet has approved the Control of Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Bill for public comment. read more
Tiger Brands confirms deadly listeria found in its products

Tiger Brands confirms deadly listeria found in its products

03/05/2018 - 11:00
The firm’s CEO initially denied there was any clear evidence that their products themselves were affected.  read more
FMCG suppliers neglecting the importance of the last 50 yards in the shopper journey

FMCG suppliers neglecting the importance of the last 50 yards in the shopper journey

01/05/2018 - 12:02
Too many FMCG suppliers still fail to understand the difference between the consumer and the target shopper, neglect the importance of the last 50 yards in the shopper journey and, as a result, are missing out on shopper conversion opportunities at the point of purchase. read more
Coca-Cola’s focus on healthier drinks pays off

Coca-Cola’s focus on healthier drinks pays off

25/04/2018 - 08:34
Coca-Cola Co. is getting results from its moves to slim down operations and revamp products for healthy-minded consumers. read more
Nestlé to make all packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025

Nestlé to make all packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025

11/04/2018 - 11:41
Nestlé has joined the fight against plastic waste as the company has announced its ambition to make all of its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025. read more
Nestle launches new chocolate bar using sugar-reduction technology

Nestle launches new chocolate bar using sugar-reduction technology

28/03/2018 - 08:49
The food giant Nestle unveiled its first chocolate bar that showcases the company's new sugar reduction technology.  read more
Mondelēz set to close two production facilities in Brazil

Mondelēz set to close two production facilities in Brazil

27/03/2018 - 11:46
Mondelēz has announced that it will close two of its Brazilian production facilities by the end of 2018. read more
Is the food industry doing enough to prevent the spread of deadly diseases?

Is the food industry doing enough to prevent the spread of deadly diseases?

26/03/2018 - 16:32
The recent Listeriosis outbreak has drawn attention to the importance of an industry that usually stays out of the spotlight, but has the capacity to save lives.  read more
Only half of plastic bag levy has gone to support recycling

Only half of plastic bag levy has gone to support recycling

22/03/2018 - 14:05
Only about half of the nearly R2bn raised through the plastic supermarket bag levy has been officially allocated to recycling. read more
RCL says French lab cleared its Wolwehoek factory of listeriosis

RCL says French lab cleared its Wolwehoek factory of listeriosis

16/03/2018 - 13:29
RCL Foods said in a statement on 16th March 2018 that no trace of the listeria strain responsible for the more than 1 000 infections that have recently hit the country was found in the Free State polony facility of its subsidiary Rainbow. read more
Coca-Cola to launch its first alcoholic beverage

Coca-Cola to launch its first alcoholic beverage

08/03/2018 - 11:28
Coca-Cola has confirmed that it will be launching an alcopop-cooler style drink in Japan. read more
Listing helps boost Sea Harvest profit

Listing helps boost Sea Harvest profit

07/03/2018 - 16:03
Sea Harvest, the recently listed fishing enterprise controlled by Brimstone Investment Corporation, netted a sizeable profit haul in the year to end-December. read more
Clover’s drive towards more than just milk

Clover’s drive towards more than just milk

07/03/2018 - 11:42
Clover industries’ operating margins took a positive turn with the group taking a shot at adding more products into its market, which is proving to be welcomed by South African consumers. read more
Coca-Cola Beverages SA joins forces with government, Unilever to drive down water use

Coca-Cola Beverages SA joins forces with government, Unilever to drive down water use

06/03/2018 - 15:30
Coca-Cola Beverages SA (CCBSA) has thrown its weight behind government efforts to reduce water consumption in the country, joining forces with the Department of Water and Sanitation and Unilever for a national roadshow to drive the message home.  read more
Dr. Oetker and Molkerei Gropper set to form joint venture

Dr. Oetker and Molkerei Gropper set to form joint venture

01/03/2018 - 10:34
Dr. Oetker and Bavarian dairy group Molkerei Gropper have announced they will form a joint venture company in order to increase production capacity for their respective markets. read more
Nestlé Waters introduces 100% recycled plastic bottle

Nestlé Waters introduces 100% recycled plastic bottle

23/02/2018 - 13:52
Nestlé Waters has announced the introduction of a new bottle made entirely from recycled plastic for its Nestlé Pure Life water brand. read more
PepsiCo introduces customisable Drinkfinity range in the US

PepsiCo introduces customisable Drinkfinity range in the US

22/02/2018 - 14:28
PepsiCo has released its customisable pod-based Drinkfinity range in the US following a successful trial period in Brazil.  read more
Nestle Nigeria invests $11.4m to open new beverage plant

Nestle Nigeria invests $11.4m to open new beverage plant

21/02/2018 - 16:22
Nestlé Nigeria has opened a new beverage production plant in Ogun state, Nigeria, following an NGN 4.1 billion ($11.4 million) investment.  read more
Illovo appoints Boomtown for research project

Illovo appoints Boomtown for research project

21/02/2018 - 09:57
Africa’s biggest sugar producer, Illovo, has appointed Boomtown for a consumer research project.  read more
Lab grown meat to cause labelling issues

Lab grown meat to cause labelling issues

21/02/2018 - 09:47
The United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) has petitioned the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) to exclude products not derived directly from animals raised and slaughtered, from the definition of ‘beef’ and ‘meat’. read more
African coffee output may almost double in five years as farming improves

African coffee output may almost double in five years as farming improves

15/02/2018 - 14:33
African coffee output could almost double in the next five years as some countries boost plantings and make farming more productive, according to the African Fine Coffees Association. read more
Plastics Industry helps South Africans save water and deal with drought impact

Plastics Industry helps South Africans save water and deal with drought impact

15/02/2018 - 11:50
It was once said that innovation is not born from a dream but from a struggle. As a nation facing the impact of drought and water shortages in many of our provinces, this sentiment has proven to be particularly true for the South African plastics industry. read more
RCL stock leaps on earnings update

RCL stock leaps on earnings update

15/02/2018 - 10:42
RCL Foods, the consumer brands conglomerate that owns poultry producer Rainbow Chickens, delivered a nourishing trading update. read more
Twinings invests to improve lives of tea workers in India

Twinings invests to improve lives of tea workers in India

14/02/2018 - 15:51
Associated British Foods-owned Twinings has announced a further five years of funding for its partnership with Unicef, with the aim of enhancing the lives of children and women living on tea estates in Assam, in north-east India.  read more
Food trends could drive production decisions

Food trends could drive production decisions

14/02/2018 - 11:01
The agricultural sector is about producing, processing and marketing food and fibre to consumers. Although the natural fibre side of agriculture should never be neglected, the largest portion of the sector remains the production of various food products. read more
SodaStream SA calls for bottling companies to reveal water sources and plans in Cape Town

SodaStream SA calls for bottling companies to reveal water sources and plans in Cape Town

12/02/2018 - 14:58
SodaStream South Africa joins call to action urging Coca-Cola to develop a plan to ensure Cape Town residents have access to water. This follows a petition released last night by Avaaz, a global web movement that brings people-powered politics to decision-making everywhere. read more
Coca-Cola launches plant-based dairy-free smoothies in a bid to target millennials

Coca-Cola launches plant-based dairy-free smoothies in a bid to target millennials

09/02/2018 - 13:21
Just a few months before the UK sugar tax begins, Coca-Cola European Partners is making a move into plant-based drinks, with a new range, designed and marketed to appeal to millennials. read more
New SA table grape launched in Berlin

New SA table grape launched in Berlin

09/02/2018 - 11:42
Meet Joybells. Undoubtedly one of the most promising table grape varieties to emerge from South Africa. read more
Price deflation in soft commodities hit Pioneer Food's turnover

Price deflation in soft commodities hit Pioneer Food's turnover

09/02/2018 - 11:05
South Africa’s Pioneer Food Group reported on Friday a 2.4 percent drop in turnover for the three months ended December, largely due to sales price deflation in soft commodities. read more
Astral Foods sets sights on further growth

Astral Foods sets sights on further growth

09/02/2018 - 08:52
Astral Foods, the "big bird" of the JSE’s poultry sector, assured shareholders at Thursday’s annual meeting that management would not be resting on its laurels after a hugely profitable 2017 financial year. read more
Strong global demand for Cape hake helps Sea Harvest shares

Strong global demand for Cape hake helps Sea Harvest shares

05/02/2018 - 14:44
Sea Harvest’s share price rose 4% on Monday, on the expectation of improved performance in SA, driven by strong market demand for Cape hake globally and the performance of investments the group has made in Saldanha Bay processing plants. read more
Nestlé accused of selling 'substandard' baby formula in SA

Nestlé accused of selling 'substandard' baby formula in SA

02/02/2018 - 13:47
Nestlé‚ the world’s largest packaged food firm‚ has been accused by the UK-based Changing Markets Foundation of selling "substandard" products in SA. read more
Coca-Cola to provide millions of litres of water to Cape Town

Coca-Cola to provide millions of litres of water to Cape Town

01/02/2018 - 09:58
Coca-Cola Peninsula Beverages (CCPB), in partnership with the Coca-Cola Foundation and participating suppliers are in the process of finalising the details to provide millions of litres of relief water to the Western Cape Province and City of Cape Town.  read more
Nestle to cut 400 more jobs in France in a bid to cut costs

Nestle to cut 400 more jobs in France in a bid to cut costs

30/01/2018 - 15:30
Nestlé SA plans to cut as many as 400 jobs in France as the Swiss maker of Perrier water and Herta lunch meats cuts costs. read more
Evian to make all bottles with 100% recycled plastic by 2025

Evian to make all bottles with 100% recycled plastic by 2025

24/01/2018 - 15:44
Danone-owned Evian is the latest brand to commit to reducing its carbon footprint with the announcement that it will make all of its plastic bottles from 100% recycled plastic by 2025. read more
Listeriosis outbreak highlights dire need for Food Control Agency

Listeriosis outbreak highlights dire need for Food Control Agency

24/01/2018 - 13:52
With over 720 laboratory-confirmed cases of food poisoning caused by Listeria in 2017*, and the death toll resulting from the current outbreak surpassing 60, South Africa is in dire need of a Food Control Agency which can better manage the threat presented by Listeriosis, and risks associated with all foodborne diseases, moving forward. read more
Coca-Cola Company announces global plan to reduce packaging waste

Coca-Cola Company announces global plan to reduce packaging waste

22/01/2018 - 10:48
The Coca-Cola Company announced today that it is fundamentally reshaping its approach to packaging, with a global goal to help collect and recycle the equivalent of 100% of its packaging by 2030. read more
Nestle to launch natural ruby chocolate KitKats

Nestle to launch natural ruby chocolate KitKats

18/01/2018 - 14:01
Nestle will sweeten Japan’s Valentine’s Day with ruby-chocolate KitKats, choosing one of the world’s most candy-obsessed markets for the debut of the first new type of natural chocolate in more than 80 years. read more
DHL announces title partnership of Africa’s largest e-commerce and fintech event

DHL announces title partnership of Africa’s largest e-commerce and fintech event

18/01/2018 - 12:02
DHL Express Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) has announced that the company has signed on as title sponsor for the 2018 DHL eCommerce MoneyAfricaConference & Exhibition (Confex), which will be hosted at the new East Wing of the Cape Town International Convention Center on the 14th and 15th of March 2018. read more
Why Sappi bought speciality paper business in Europe

Why Sappi bought speciality paper business in Europe

19/12/2017 - 13:57
Sappi’s acquisition of a speciality paper business in Europe will help the company to reach its target of deriving a quarter of profits from speciality paper by 2020, says CEO Steve Binnie. read more
Transpaco to buy FPM’s packaging business

Transpaco to buy FPM’s packaging business

19/12/2017 - 13:36
Paper and plastic packaging group Transpaco says it will buy Future Packaging and Machinery (FPM) for up to R105m. read more
Sea Harvest in talks to acquire Viking Fishing

Sea Harvest in talks to acquire Viking Fishing

11/12/2017 - 10:36
Sea Harvest and its parent Brimstone Investments say negotiations are underway to acquire Viking Fishing for an undisclosed amount.  read more
DHL supply chain SA introduces central control tower

DHL supply chain SA introduces central control tower

08/12/2017 - 13:34
DHL Supply Chain South Africa introduces a Central Control Tower, providing customers with a bird's-eye view of all transport needs.  read more
Sappi buys specialty paper assets for $149m

Sappi buys specialty paper assets for $149m

05/12/2017 - 11:18
Paper and pulp group Sappi said on Tuesday it would acquire speciality paper assets from Cham Paper Group, in a $149m deal that will be settled in cash. read more
Emerging markets show ‘tremendous’ growth in chocolate

Emerging markets show ‘tremendous’ growth in chocolate

28/11/2017 - 13:47
With "tremendous" demand in emerging markets looking set to continue this season, the world’s third-largest cocoa processor is projecting a sharply smaller global surplus. read more
Quantum Foods earnings leap on lower input costs

Quantum Foods earnings leap on lower input costs

27/11/2017 - 10:25
Quantum Foods’s share price soared more than 17% after it announced strong full-year financial results. read more
National Assembly approves sugar tax

National Assembly approves sugar tax

23/11/2017 - 15:09
The bill providing for the implementation of a tax on sugary beverages — the health promotion levy — was passed by the National Assembly on Tuesday. read more
Bowcalf adds fizz to SoftBev decision

Bowcalf adds fizz to SoftBev decision

09/11/2017 - 13:56
Plastics packaging specialist Bowler Metcalf (Bowcalf) served up a dose of good news to shareholders on its investment in struggling soft-drink bottler SoftBev at its annual general meeting on Wednesday. read more
Sea Harvest subsidiary lands mackerel permits

Sea Harvest subsidiary lands mackerel permits

06/11/2017 - 15:45
Recently listed fishing group Sea Harvest — which is controlled by empowerment group Brimstone — has cast its net wider in Australia. read more
Converting from steel to aluminium bears fruit for beverage can industry

Converting from steel to aluminium bears fruit for beverage can industry

06/11/2017 - 14:13
Since 2013, more than $94-million (ZAR1.258 billion) in capital investments have been made by industry heavyweights such as ABInbev, Coca-Cola Southern Africa, Nampak Bevcan and Hulamin to convert the beverage can industry from steel to aluminium.  read more
Bureau Veritas unveils state-of-the-art microbiological laboratory in Cape Town

Bureau Veritas unveils state-of-the-art microbiological laboratory in Cape Town

03/11/2017 - 09:43
Bureau Veritas, the renowned international accreditation, testing and analyses global giant, today unveiled their technologically innovative, state-of-the-art microbiological laboratory in Brackenfell, Cape Town.  read more
Coca-Cola SA stays in touch with changing tastes and preferences

Coca-Cola SA stays in touch with changing tastes and preferences

20/10/2017 - 14:36
Coca-Cola in South Africa, in line with its global long-term business strategy, is evolving to become a total beverage company that can be even more responsive to people’s changing tastes and needs.  read more
Afgri heads back to poultry business

Afgri heads back to poultry business

20/10/2017 - 10:20
Agricultural investment company Afgri is re-entering the poultry business through its subsidiary Philafrica Foods in a 50-50 joint venture in northern Mozambique. read more
Nestlé expects operating margin to fall up to half a percentage point

Nestlé expects operating margin to fall up to half a percentage point

19/10/2017 - 16:12
Nestlé said it expected its operating margin to slip 40 to 60 basis points in 2017 due to higher restructuring costs from a faster overhaul, and said full-year organic sales growth should be in line with the 2.6% seen in the first nine months.  read more
Value Group slips amid weak economic growth

Value Group slips amid weak economic growth

19/10/2017 - 08:38
Supply chain and logistics company Value Group says weak economic growth has hurt first-half revenue. read more
Astral Foods share rises after trading statement predicts doubled earnings

Astral Foods share rises after trading statement predicts doubled earnings

16/10/2017 - 13:10
Poultry producer Astral Foods expects to report doubled earnings thanks to higher prices and no further bird flu outbreaks. read more
Philafrica aims to become big food exporter

Philafrica aims to become big food exporter

11/10/2017 - 16:16
Philafrica Food, a recently launched subsidiary of agricultural investment holding company Afgri Group, says it plans to transform food processing in sub-Saharan Africa through investments of between $50m and $100m over the next 18 to 24 months. read more
Sovereign contains outbreak of bird flu

Sovereign contains outbreak of bird flu

09/10/2017 - 10:10
An avian influenza outbreak at a Sovereign Foods facility had been contained to the layer house where it was initially identified, the poultry producer told shareholders on Friday. read more
Global cocoa mountain shrinks as Asia hankers after chocolate

Global cocoa mountain shrinks as Asia hankers after chocolate

06/10/2017 - 16:07
Chocolate lovers in Asia are taking a big bite out of the global cocoa glut. read more
Astral sharpens its focus on poultry operations

Astral sharpens its focus on poultry operations

04/10/2017 - 10:26
Southern African integrated poultry producer Astral Foods is ridding itself of a noncore asset in an effort to sharpen its focus on its poultry business. read more
I Coast freezes cocoa farmer prices due to falling rates

I Coast freezes cocoa farmer prices due to falling rates

03/10/2017 - 12:05
Ivory Coast, the world's top cocoa grower, on Sunday set its minimum rate for farmers at 700 CFA francs per kg for the 2017-18 crop, a steep drop over the previous year, due to falling global prices. read more
Spread of bird flu ruffles Quantum Foods’ feathers

Spread of bird flu ruffles Quantum Foods’ feathers

02/10/2017 - 15:03
Egg producer Quantum Foods’ share price fell 13% to R2.60 on Monday after it said avian influenza had spread to more of its hen houses in the Western Cape. read more
Investors agree to sell 54.37% of Sovereign Foods’ shares to Capitalworks

Investors agree to sell 54.37% of Sovereign Foods’ shares to Capitalworks

27/09/2017 - 12:02
Investors holding 54.37% of poultry group Sovereign Food Investments’ shares have voted in favour of the general offer by Capitalworks Private Equity to buy them at R12 each, Sovereign said on Tuesday. read more
Biggest cocoa growers seek larger slice of chocolate profits

Biggest cocoa growers seek larger slice of chocolate profits

21/09/2017 - 16:00
The world’s biggest cocoa-growing nations in West Africa are targeting a larger slice of chocolate-making profits as most of the benefits of producing beans accrue outside their economies, Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo said read more
Avian flu at Sovereign a game changer, says CBH

Avian flu at Sovereign a game changer, says CBH

19/09/2017 - 15:20
Country Bird Holdings (CBH) looks set to abandon its second bitterly fought attempt to get control of Sovereign Foods, with CBH CEO Marthinus Stander expressing concern about the possible effect of avian flu on Sovereign’s Uitenhage operations. read more
 Coca-Cola back in the Mass Market

Coca-Cola back in the Mass Market

19/09/2017 - 13:11
Coca-Cola has been reestablishing its OOH presence in the metro township and rural arena on an impressive scale this year. A national holding has been built up and promotes the brand’s iconic nature to strengthen Coca-Cola’s connection with South Africa’s LSM B & C consumers.  read more
 Evian aims to deflect water criticism by going carbon neutral

Evian aims to deflect water criticism by going carbon neutral

12/09/2017 - 15:17
Evian aims to become the first major spring water brand to go carbon neutral amid criticism that packaging water from the French Alps and transporting it around the world in plastic bottles causes unnecessary environmental damage. read more
Diet Coke launches new limited edition can design in UK

Diet Coke launches new limited edition can design in UK

12/09/2017 - 10:33
Coca-Cola Great Britain has announced that it is launching new a range of limited edition designs for Diet Coke cans. read more
 Coca-Cola Beverages SA adds 50 entrepreneurs to distribution network

Coca-Cola Beverages SA adds 50 entrepreneurs to distribution network

31/08/2017 - 15:11
Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa (CCBSA) has added 50 community entrepreneurs to its network of local distribution partners (LDPs) since the beginning of the year, boosting small business development and creating jobs in townships around the country. This brings their total number of LDPs to 149.  read more
Revised business plan pays off at RCL

Revised business plan pays off at RCL

30/08/2017 - 13:32
RCL Foods, which owns several leading brands, is expecting a pluckier performance from its struggling poultry business. read more
Estée Lauder shares leap on strong profit forecast

Estée Lauder shares leap on strong profit forecast

21/08/2017 - 14:32
Cosmetics maker Estée Lauder forecast full-year profit ahead of analysts’ estimates and posted higher than expected quarterly results, driven by strong demand for its brands such as MAC, Tom Ford, La Mer and Smashbox. read more
Sappi shares wobble after quarterly earnings report

Sappi shares wobble after quarterly earnings report

03/08/2017 - 13:45
Sappi shares wobbled in early trade on the JSE, losing 2%, after the paper and pulp producer forecast lower operating performance in its fourth quarter. It cited higher prices for raw materials and a stronger rand. read more
Ferrero commits to deforestation-free cocoa supply chain

Ferrero commits to deforestation-free cocoa supply chain

01/08/2017 - 13:12
Kinder Bueno parent Ferrero has said that it is committing to a 'deforestation-free global cocoa supply chain', with a series of moves towards ensuring its cocoa is sourced as sustainably as possible. read more
Parmalat reports 4.6% decrease in sales volumes

Parmalat reports 4.6% decrease in sales volumes

31/07/2017 - 12:42
Italian dairy and food manufacturer Parmalat has reported that the group's sales volumes decreased by 4.6% in the first six months of 2017. read more
New Coca-Cola CEO James Quincey delivers strong results

New Coca-Cola CEO James Quincey delivers strong results

28/07/2017 - 11:22
Coca-Cola’s profit, in its first quarter under new CEO James Quincey, beat analysts’ estimates on higher demand for its healthier non-carbonated beverages as well as low- and no-sugar versions of its sodas. read more
AVI grows full-year revenue after lifting prices

AVI grows full-year revenue after lifting prices

25/07/2017 - 12:17
Food producer AVI grew its revenue 8.2% in the year to June, after increasing selling prices to mitigate against the effect of a weaker rand, which inflated input costs. read more
SA retailers to test 100% biodegradable plastic bags

SA retailers to test 100% biodegradable plastic bags

21/07/2017 - 12:28
South Africans will soon be able to dispose of their plastic bags along with the rest of their waste without having to worry about any possible negative effects on the environment. read more
 Mondi introduces packaging solution for watermelons

Mondi introduces packaging solution for watermelons

17/07/2017 - 15:14
Packaging and paper group Mondi has launched a new packaging solution for watermelon transportation and storage, which will enhance product appearance at the point of sale. read more