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Tetra Pak launches new aseptic carton with bio-based plastic film and cap

Tetra Pak launches new aseptic carton with bio-based plastic film and cap

09/12/2016 - 11:21
Tetra Pak has launched a new version of its Tetra Brik Aseptic 1000 Edge carton, this time incorporating a bio-based plastic film and cap, made from polymers derived from sugar cane. read more
Poultry industry joins FAWU march against chicken dumping

Poultry industry joins FAWU march against chicken dumping

08/12/2016 - 13:52
Durban, 7 December 2016: Instead of Christmas bonuses, thousands of workers in the chicken industry are facing retrenchment by the end of the year, as the local industry tightens its belt due to the increased dumping of imported chicken on the South African market.  read more
Is your supply chain agile enough to handle the volume spike this festive season?

Is your supply chain agile enough to handle the volume spike this festive season?

06/12/2016 - 15:59
It is imperative that retailers, both traditional and online, are properly geared for the expected upsurge in sales that is synonymous with the 'silly season' in order to realise revenue targets, as well as offer a shopping experience that attracts a loyal following. read more
Nutella maker Ferrero spreads into biscuits

Nutella maker Ferrero spreads into biscuits

05/12/2016 - 15:59
PARIS - Nutella maker Ferrero said on Monday it had bought Belgium's Delacre for an undisclosed sum as it seeks to spread from chocolates to biscuits. read more
Coca-Cola opens first factory in Gaza Strip

Coca-Cola opens first factory in Gaza Strip

05/12/2016 - 09:24
GAZA CITY - Coca-Cola formally has opened its first factory in the Gaza Strip, the company announced on Wednesday, in a move that could create hundreds of jobs in the beleaguered Palestinian enclave. read more
Sappi cracks it back into JSE top 40 index

Sappi cracks it back into JSE top 40 index

01/12/2016 - 15:54
Paper and pulp producer Sappi has made it back into the top 40 index, marking a roundly successful year in which it paid a dividend for the first time since 2008 after nearly doubling full-year net profit while cutting net debt. read more
Global olive oil demand up by 73% since 1991

Global olive oil demand up by 73% since 1991

01/12/2016 - 10:52
Global olive oil consumption has grown by 73% over the past 25 years, reaching 2.99 billion kg in 2016, according to research by Italian farmers association Coldiretti. read more
 Tetra Pak launches enhanced 'standardisation unit'

Tetra Pak launches enhanced 'standardisation unit'

01/12/2016 - 09:50
Tetra Pak has launched an enhanced version of its 'standardization unit', which increases the precision of the standardisation process in the dairy industry. read more
Is your supply chain agile enough to handle the volume spike this festive season?

Is your supply chain agile enough to handle the volume spike this festive season?

01/12/2016 - 08:57
It is imperative that retailers, both traditional and online, are properly geared for the expected upsurge in sales that is synonymous with the 'silly season' in order to realize revenue targets, as well as offer a shopping experience that attracts a loyal following. read more
SAPPO establishes Pork 360 Quality Assurance certification programme

SAPPO establishes Pork 360 Quality Assurance certification programme

30/11/2016 - 10:32
South African Pork Producers Association (SAPPO) has established Pork 360 Quality Assurance certification programme, which extensively focuses on meat safety, meat quality, traceability and animal welfare. Pork 360 products are available exclusively to Food Lover's Market and Winelands Pork in the Western Cape. read more
Mondi showcases flexible on-the-go packaging

Mondi showcases flexible on-the-go packaging

29/11/2016 - 15:32
International packaging and paper group Mondi is taking advantage of the growing snacks-on-the-go market, presenting new innovations in flexible packaging at the Packaging Innovations event in Amsterdam on Wednesday 23 and Thursday 24 November. read more
It’s a scrum at the malls as shoppers hunt Black Friday bargains

It’s a scrum at the malls as shoppers hunt Black Friday bargains

25/11/2016 - 10:47
Joburg malls were besieged by bargain hunters on Friday, with shoppers staking out spots from the wee hours, and "nightmare" crowds reported. read more
Mondi seeking deals to capture growth in consumer packaging

Mondi seeking deals to capture growth in consumer packaging

22/11/2016 - 10:11
Mondi Ltd. is seeking to acquire more companies making the type of flexible packaging used for items like pet food pouches, as the South African manufacturer taps growing demand from the consumer-goods industry. read more
Transnet partners with GE Transportation to digitise SA supply chain

Transnet partners with GE Transportation to digitise SA supply chain

21/11/2016 - 08:33
Transnet, the custodian of South Africa's rail, ports and pipeline networks, has partnered with GE Transportation to create a digital solution connecting shippers and transport operators seamlessly and enabling the efficient transportation of goods. read more
McDonalds SA commits to 100% cage-free

McDonalds SA commits to 100% cage-free

16/11/2016 - 08:34
In a move that will spare thousands of hens from a life inside cramped battery cages, McDonalds South Africa has announced plans to switch to 100 percent cage-free eggs in its supply chain by 2025. read more
Corrugated packaging: The number-one choice

Corrugated packaging: The number-one choice

14/11/2016 - 11:10
A new study has revealed that corrugated packaging keeps produce fresher than plastic, with corrugated fibres helping to trap and stifle microorganisms. read more
Hundreds of millions of rands in forex losses set to hit Nampak earnings hard

Hundreds of millions of rands in forex losses set to hit Nampak earnings hard

10/11/2016 - 11:11
Packaging group Nampak says it expects its full-year headline earnings a share fall by up to half, hit by abnormal items like foreign-exchange losses. read more
5 things you can do now to make a positive impact

5 things you can do now to make a positive impact

02/11/2016 - 13:03
Consider your power as a consumer which directly drives the demand for the manufacturing of goods, and take responsibility for the way you consume. Demand sustainable and environmentally friendly products and the way in which we shop.  read more
In the news

In the news

02/11/2016 - 09:32
Read all the latest updates on environmental consciousness here: read more
Bio degradable plastic vs non-biodegradable plastics

Bio degradable plastic vs non-biodegradable plastics

02/11/2016 - 08:54
What is the difference between biodegradable and non-biodegradable substances? Biodegradable substances decay or decompose and become part of nature again through bacterial or fungal activities. Non-biodegradable materials do not decompose, even after thousands of years. Therefore, these waste products contribute to solid waste which is very hazardous for the environment.  read more
Just say, NO to plastic bags! A call to ban the plastic bag! It’s time to change our mind-sets!

Just say, NO to plastic bags! A call to ban the plastic bag! It’s time to change our mind-sets!

01/11/2016 - 16:44
Fastmoving has partnered with Trolley Bags South Africa as part of its sustainability strategy to shape and change mindsets in terms of the way we consume. It has been proven that plastics have a devastating effect on our health and the planet, yet we continue to drive the demand of plastic production through our use of this harmful product that cannot be absorbed by nature. It is, therefore, a responsibility that lies with each of us to make a difference through the way we consume. We need to reduce our plastic footprint and choose environmentally friendly alternatives.  read more
Great Pacific garbage patch

Great Pacific garbage patch

01/11/2016 - 16:37
The Great Pacific garbage patch, also described as the Pacific trash vortex, is home to exceptionally high relative concentrations of pelagic plastics, chemical sludge and other debris that have been trapped by the currents of the North Pacific Gyre. Many believe the "patch" to be one large mass accumulation of debris. This, however, is not the case as much of the debris is actually small pieces of floating plastic that are not immediately visible to the naked eye. Debris found in any region of the ocean can easily be ingested by marine species causing choking, starvation, and other impairments.  read more
The devastating effects of plastic on the environment

The devastating effects of plastic on the environment

01/11/2016 - 16:05
There are more the 500 billion and possibly as many as a trillion plastic bags in circulation annually, and an estimated 300 million plastic bags which end up in the Atlantic Ocean alone. This is both hazardous to marine life and potentially catastrophic to the environment. Should the use of plastic bags increase throughout the world, the eventual effects could Ultimately be devastating even to the human population. read more
Manufacturers should apply a 'cradle-to-grave' approach

Manufacturers should apply a 'cradle-to-grave' approach

31/10/2016 - 09:43
The key to reducing rubbish in SA, says MD of MPact Plastic Containers (MPC), Loutjie de Jongh, is for manufacturers to apply a "cradle-to-grave" approach to their products read more
Mondi increases operating profit despite headwinds

Mondi increases operating profit despite headwinds

14/10/2016 - 10:46
Mondi says underlying operating profit for the third quarter of 2016 of €227m is a modest 3% higher than in the same period in 2015. read more
DHL acknowledges importance of customer service for African businesses

DHL acknowledges importance of customer service for African businesses

14/10/2016 - 09:07
A recent Forrester survey has found that, internationally, 39% of customers tell their friends and families about bad customer experience. While there are no current statistics on the impact of poor customer service on businesses operating in Sub-Saharan Africa, it is safe to say that poor customer service can seriously affect a company's bottom line. read more
Coca-Cola eyes African bottler to keep out of AB InBev's takeover sights

Coca-Cola eyes African bottler to keep out of AB InBev's takeover sights

13/10/2016 - 11:29
Within hours of Anheuser Busch InBev (AB InBev) formally completing its takeover of SABMiller, the Coca-Cola company said it planned to exercise a change-of-control clause to buy SABMiller's 57% share in Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA). read more
From farm to freezer: the EU pork production chain

From farm to freezer: the EU pork production chain

11/10/2016 - 14:18
EU meat companies' extensive checks - from breeding to freezing - deciphered by trained veterinary experts, ensure guaranteed quality and taste. The tracing back of their pork production is in-depth, with packaging labels giving consumers the full guide of the pork production process. It's this modern approach that is leading the way for global producers. read more
 SA's Mondi to buy Russian packaging firm Beepack

SA's Mondi to buy Russian packaging firm Beepack

10/10/2016 - 16:54
Johannesburg - South Africa's Mondi has signed an agreement to acquire Beepack from a private investor for €41m ($46m) as part of plans to expand its packaging business, the paper group said on Monday. read more
How Uber plans to disrupt SA's delivery industry

How Uber plans to disrupt SA's delivery industry

03/10/2016 - 11:26
Food delivery app UberEATS launched on Wednesday and the company behind the ride-sharing app is confident the service will disrupt the food industry, and possibly other sectors as well. read more
Astrapak strategy pays off as interim profits rise

Astrapak strategy pays off as interim profits rise

30/09/2016 - 14:38
Packaging company Astrapak reported a 67% surge in first-half after-tax profit on Thursday as a turnaround plan yielded the desired results. read more
Warehouse 2020: adapting to e-commerce growth

Warehouse 2020: adapting to e-commerce growth

22/09/2016 - 16:17
Warehouses are changing at an unprecedented rate, particularly due to the growth in e-commerce - online sales in Europe are predicted to push through the $700 billion barrier, from $457 billion this year, by 2020.Companies like Deliv in the US, JD.com in China and Amazon, with Prime, are accelerating the move to same-day delivery as retailers, in particular, look to fulfillment to provide a competitive edge and consumers want their goods delivered more quickly. read more
Oceanwide Logistics opens in South Africa - expanding company's growing global network

Oceanwide Logistics opens in South Africa - expanding company's growing global network

21/09/2016 - 10:40
OL International Holdings LLC (OL International) today announced the launch of Oceanwide Logistics SA (Pty) Ltd (OL South Africa) with the opening of its newest office in Umhlanga, Durban. OL South Africa joins the company's growing global NVOCC network of 19 offices and more than 120 agents worldwide, many of which are part of the Oceanwide Logistics Global Network. This integrated network allows OL International to deliver powerful and seamless service to and from South Africa and ports around the world. read more
Compass Group commits to cage-free eggs only in global supply chain

Compass Group commits to cage-free eggs only in global supply chain

19/09/2016 - 09:23
Food service company Compass Group, with operations in 50 countries and serving around four billion meals a year, have announced that it will source only cage-free eggs for its global liquid and shell egg supply chain by 2025. read more
TNPA to implement new e-commerce platform for SA ports

TNPA to implement new e-commerce platform for SA ports

14/09/2016 - 11:17
In another step to digitalise South Africa's port operations and transform ports into 'SMART People's Ports', Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) will replace the nine-year-old PortsOnline system which customers previously used for online submission of cargo documentation, with a fully integrated e-commerce platform. The new Order to Cash initiative is expected to go live in April 2017. read more
Nampak in lease and sale deal

Nampak in lease and sale deal

14/09/2016 - 09:40
Nampak has concluded a sale and leaseback transaction of 15 group properties announced in June including the outright sale of one property to Imbali Props 21, a company in the Collins Property Group. read more
MTN launches new R10bn BEE scheme

MTN launches new R10bn BEE scheme

12/09/2016 - 11:01
Johannesburg - Mobile network MTN officially opened up its R9.9bn ‘Zakhele Futhi’ black economic empowerment transaction to the market on Monday.  read more
Packaging industry needs to be ready for 2017 boom

Packaging industry needs to be ready for 2017 boom

06/09/2016 - 16:02
A few decades ago, packaging companies needed more tons of machinery to produce the output that they do today. Back then, the more heavy machinery they had, the more value was produced. Now, things are done differently; with less material. The difference is information. read more
Optimising the supply chain for sustainable business growth

Optimising the supply chain for sustainable business growth

06/09/2016 - 15:44
When looking ahead at the various business challenges facing South African companies, particularly with regards to sustainability, it is useful to look back and briefly chart the most significant changes and trends. In the late eighties and early nineties, we witnessed the emergence of the 'one world' economy - which coincided with the arrival of the internet and rapid digital transformation. The resulting changes triggered quantum leaps in global trade and duly affected national and regional economics, politics and business practices. read more
Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa announces R205m line upgrade

Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa announces R205m line upgrade

01/09/2016 - 14:41
Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa (CCBSA) is upgrading its Phoenix Industrial Park plant at an estimated cost of R205m, to boost production capacity and speed up turnaround times. read more
 Pfizer buys AstraZeneca's antibiotics unit

Pfizer buys AstraZeneca's antibiotics unit

01/09/2016 - 12:08
Hong Kong - Pfizer agreed to buy an antibiotics business from AstraZeneca for $72m as well as other pay outs, seeking to add to its pipeline of treatments intended to fight infections. read more
Milk-based packing ticks lots of boxes

Milk-based packing ticks lots of boxes

26/08/2016 - 10:33
MUCH of the plastic packaging used for food can be recycled, from egg containers to milk jugs, to butter tubs. But what about that thin plastic film stretched around wedges of cheese or rib-eye steaks? read more
Plastics division lifts Transpaco bottom line to outperform peers

Plastics division lifts Transpaco bottom line to outperform peers

25/08/2016 - 10:14
PACKAGING group Transpaco, renowned for its no-frills operational approach and smart acquisition strategy, defied sluggish economic conditions to post a 38% increase in the bottom line in the year to end-June. read more
Excellence in supply chain skills development

Excellence in supply chain skills development

23/08/2016 - 12:11
The Supply Chain Management Education Excellence Awards (SCMEEA), held during the recent SAPICS regional conference in Gauteng, recognised Sasol, Imperial Logistics, the Centre for Logistics Excellence (CLX), and Chené Scholtz from the University of Johannesburg for excellence in supply chain skills development. Supply chain management and the improvement of skills in this profession is critical to business success in all industries. read more
Drone delivery could soon be a thing, thanks to new Amazon & Government partnership

Drone delivery could soon be a thing, thanks to new Amazon & Government partnership

15/08/2016 - 13:47
Having online purchases delivered to you by small drones could soon become a reality after the UK Government today gave the green light for Amazon to take the first steps in trialling the delivery method. read more
Fall in containerboard sales hurts Mpact

Fall in containerboard sales hurts Mpact

11/08/2016 - 11:40
MPACT on Thursday reported a 29.4% slide in headline earnings per share (HEPS) to 95c in the six months to June from the year-earlier period. read more
KAP shares spike after agreeing to buy plastics manufacturer Safripol

KAP shares spike after agreeing to buy plastics manufacturer Safripol

11/08/2016 - 09:04
KAP Industrial Holdings, the South African company whose biggest investor is Steinhoff International Holdings, is on track to close at the highest level in seven months after agreeing to buy plastics manufacturer Safripol Holdings for R4.1bn. read more
Sea Harvest gains control of Australian company

Sea Harvest gains control of Australian company

11/08/2016 - 08:33
Sea Harvest gains control of Australian company read more
No end in sight to strike in petroleum industry

No end in sight to strike in petroleum industry

08/08/2016 - 09:39
THE strike in the petrochemical sector enters a second week after negotiations between the union and employers remained deadlocked on Friday. read more
Mondi first-half profit rises as consumer packaging volumes gain

Mondi first-half profit rises as consumer packaging volumes gain

04/08/2016 - 11:22
Johannesburg - Mondi, the manufacturer of packaging for products from coffee beans to industrial chemicals, said first-half profit rose 11% as volumes in its consumer business increased.  read more
Sappi profit rises over pulp sales increase

Sappi profit rises over pulp sales increase

01/08/2016 - 10:21
Johannesburg - Sappi, the largest producer of dissolving wood pulp, said second-quarter profit rose 79% after sales and prices of the cotton substitute rose and the company reiterated a forecast for strong earnings growth in 2016. read more
Nestle's pet food unit to merge with owner of Bob Martin

Nestle's pet food unit to merge with owner of Bob Martin

21/07/2016 - 11:28
The Competition Commission on Wednesday approved a merger between Nestle SA's pet food business and the company that owns Bob Martin, which makes snacks and treats for dogs. read more
Imperial acquires 70% of Sasfin Premier Logistics to create trade expert

Imperial acquires 70% of Sasfin Premier Logistics to create trade expert

12/07/2016 - 15:55
The Imperial group said on Tuesday that it had entered into an agreement with Sasfin to acquire 70% of Sasfin Premier Logistics, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sasfin. Sasfin Premier Logistics would be renamed Imperial Sasfin Logistics. read more
Mondi to buy Russian packaging company

Mondi to buy Russian packaging company

11/07/2016 - 11:23
MONDI is acquiring Russian flexible packaging maker Uralplastic for an undisclosed amount. read more
Illovo: $80m project takes shape in Zambia

Illovo: $80m project takes shape in Zambia

08/07/2016 - 09:49
Johannesburg - Zambia Sugar, a subsidiary of South African-based Illovo Sugar, has built an $80 million (R1 billion) sugar product alignment and refinery project (PAAR) in Zambia. read more
Africa’s largest Coke bottler opens doors following SA approval

Africa’s largest Coke bottler opens doors following SA approval

04/07/2016 - 15:39
Cape Town – Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) opened its doors on Monday, two months after the Competition Commission approved a merger between SABMiller, the Coca-Cola Company and Gutsche Family Investments. read more
Manufacturing sector optimism lifts as PMI jumps almost two points

Manufacturing sector optimism lifts as PMI jumps almost two points

01/07/2016 - 13:29
MANUFACTURING optimism increased to 53.7 index points in June from 51.9 in May, surprising economists who had expected it to fall to 50.46, a Barclays sponsored poll of purchasing managers, released on Friday, showed. read more
Manufacturing: Attracting the digital native generation

Manufacturing: Attracting the digital native generation

30/06/2016 - 11:05
Johannesburg, 28 June 2016: The manufacturing sector is not usually front of mind when young adults – today’s ‘digital natives’ – consider possible career choices. But with the advent of digital manufacturing, the sector is facing a serious skills shortage, and executives need to take concerted steps if manufacturing is to retain its rightful place in a healthy economy, says Modise Makhene, principal of Odgers Berndtson Sub-Saharan Africa. read more
GFSI and UNIDO Move Forward on a Strategic Cooperation for Far-Reaching Food Safety Capacity Building

GFSI and UNIDO Move Forward on a Strategic Cooperation for Far-Reaching Food Safety Capacity Building

29/06/2016 - 17:52
BERLIN, 1st March 2016 - In an exciting move for the food industry, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) are expanding a long-term collaboration into a formal strategic partnership for large-scale capacity building programmes. read more
Online home improvement retailer expands shipping infrastructure

Online home improvement retailer expands shipping infrastructure

24/06/2016 - 09:10
Without a store base to support any fulfillment, pure-play home improvement retailer Build.com lives and dies by efficient product shipping.  read more
ID Logistics introduces double-decker trailers to improve efficiencies

ID Logistics introduces double-decker trailers to improve efficiencies

23/06/2016 - 09:06
22 June 2016 – Johannesburg - The recent logistics survey conducted by KPMG concluded that South Africa’s supply chains have moved beyond ‘survival’ mode to ‘optimised’ mode, where costs, inventories and lead times have been minimised within individual supply chain functions. End-to-end integration of supply chain functions is the next major shift required in South Africa to make business more customer centric and competitive. Affecting this requires radical changes in how supply chain partners collaborate and how information technology is leveraged to provide end-to-end visibility and real-time decision making.  read more
ID Logistics at 2016 SAPICS

ID Logistics at 2016 SAPICS

22/06/2016 - 14:40
Johannesburg – 19 June 2016 - ID Logistics South Africa, part of the global contract logistics company, will be exhibiting at SAPICS Conference 2016 for the first time to highlight its services, capabilities and innovations.  read more
Tongaat Hulett sees profit slide

Tongaat Hulett sees profit slide

02/06/2016 - 09:11
Johannesburg - Sugar producer Tongaat Hulett said yesterday that the severe drought in KwaZulu-Natal had lowered its cane yields, with its profit sliding 17.92 percent. read more
Famous Brands CEO to retire in February

Famous Brands CEO to retire in February

02/12/2015 - 10:12
Famous Brands [JSE:FBR] CEO Kevin Hedderwick on Tuesday announced his retirement after 16 years of service. read more
Drought dries up Illovo’s half-year profits

Drought dries up Illovo’s half-year profits

30/11/2015 - 12:45
South Africa’s drought, pressure on export prices and reduced demand in Malawi resulted in Illovo Sugar [JSE:ILV] cutting its half-year profit by nearly 60% on Monday. read more
Distell crowned best distiller at world competition

Distell crowned best distiller at world competition

30/11/2015 - 12:34
Distell has been crowned best distiller of the year for 2015 at the International Wine and Spirit Competition in London. read more
Drought hits Tongaat Hulett’s revenue

Drought hits Tongaat Hulett’s revenue

17/11/2015 - 09:57
Johannesburg - Tongaat Hulett yesterday reported that its interim results had dropped as the worst drought in 23 years cut output.  read more
Drought a sweet treat for sugar producer

Drought a sweet treat for sugar producer

02/11/2015 - 10:13
RCL Foods’ sugar subsidiary TSB, which supplies about 30% of SA’s sugar market, looks set to remain in a sweet spot if the worst drought SA has experienced in 23 years persists and continues to cut production of bigger rivals Tongaat and Illovo Sugar. read more
Livestock industry crowns its champions

Livestock industry crowns its champions

27/10/2015 - 14:34
The outstanding quality and participation of different breeds impressed the judges of the dairy and beef cattle championships during the recent Agri-Expo Livestock at Sandringham.  read more
MTN to hand over retail stores to Brightstar?

MTN to hand over retail stores to Brightstar?

02/04/2015 - 10:50
MTN Group is believed to have struck a deal with Brightstar Corp, a US based distributor of mobile phones and other devices, to outsource its retail outlets in South Africa. read more
Clover looks for new pastures and fast-growing economies in Africa

Clover looks for new pastures and fast-growing economies in Africa

27/03/2015 - 08:03
DAIRY group Clover Industries will wrap up talks with potential partners in the next few months as it seeks to expand into faster-growing economies in the rest of Africa. read more
Clover races to meet demand for yoghurt

Clover races to meet demand for yoghurt

20/03/2015 - 08:04
CLOVER Industries, which started making yoghurts and custards this year, will spend R65m on installing another yoghurt production line because the one it bought from DairyBelle has run out of capacity two years earlier than expected. read more
South Africa faces food shortage in next decade as ageing farmers near retirement – Deloitte

South Africa faces food shortage in next decade as ageing farmers near retirement – Deloitte

03/03/2015 - 15:33
Johannesburg - South Africa is facing the prospect of looming food shortages in the next 10 years as the country struggles to attract new talent to its ageing crop of commercial farmers, according to Deloitte. read more
Parmalat recalls apple juice

Parmalat recalls apple juice

10/02/2015 - 10:32
Johannesburg - Dairy brand Parmalat has recalled a batch of PureJoy apple juice as it was contaminated with cleaning chemicals, The Star reported on Tuesday. read more
Sugar deficit expected after production cuts

Sugar deficit expected after production cuts

04/02/2015 - 09:07
Despite a collapse in the oil price and India raising an export subsidy, indications are that the world sugar market is about to shift into deficit territory for a few years, Illovo Sugar MD Gavin Dalgleish said on Friday. read more
Fuel-hedging strategy sees AVI profit curbed

Fuel-hedging strategy sees AVI profit curbed

27/01/2015 - 09:44
A 19.2% spike in interim sales from AVI’s hake fishing business was tempered at profit level by losses on fuel hedges, as the group’s oil hedging strategy means it missed a halving of oil prices during its six months through December. read more
Nestlé inspires young agri-business entrepreneurs - Ghana

Nestlé inspires young agri-business entrepreneurs - Ghana

22/01/2015 - 11:10
Three young entrepreneurs active in the field of agriculture in Ghana have visited Nestlé’s Tema factory as part of the prize they received for winning a pitch competition at the ‘Agri-business Entrepreneurship Bootcamp’. read more
Illovo steps in to assist flooding victims - Malawi

Illovo steps in to assist flooding victims - Malawi

21/01/2015 - 15:06
Illovo Sugar says its Malawian unit is housing about 3 000 people on its agricultural estate as the country grapples with deadly flooding and torrential rains. read more
SABMiller hurt by China weather - UK

SABMiller hurt by China weather - UK

21/01/2015 - 14:51
London - International brewer SABMiller on Wednesday reported a rise in third-quarter sales despite ongoing weakness in China due to poor weather last year.  read more
KitKat lookalike challenges SCA ruling

KitKat lookalike challenges SCA ruling

16/01/2015 - 13:07
A food company has applied to the Constitutional Court to challenge a ruling that bars it from producing a KitKat lookalike, Beeld reported yesterday.  read more
Drop to 4th in global sorghum market - Nigeria

Drop to 4th in global sorghum market - Nigeria

15/01/2015 - 10:21
Nigeria dropped to fourth position in global sorghum market in 2013 from number one in 2008, as local industries now operate at 40 percent capacity utilisation. Sorghum is a seed crop used in the manufacture of malt drinks, cereals, weaning formulas, biscuits, etc. read more
Youth farmers brighten cocoa industry’s prospects - Ghana

Youth farmers brighten cocoa industry’s prospects - Ghana

15/01/2015 - 10:11
About 13 000 young Ghanaians, between the ages of 18 and 40, have gone into cocoa farming in the Central, Ashanti, Eastern, and Western regions, raising optimism among industry stakeholders that cocoa farming will not remain the preserve of the aged. read more
Outrage in UK as Cadbury owner tweaks recipe - UK

Outrage in UK as Cadbury owner tweaks recipe - UK

13/01/2015 - 10:12
London - Mondelez International, maker of Cadbury Creme Eggs, has tweaked the recipe of the chocolate shell of its gooey treats ahead of their main Easter selling season, sparking an angry response in Cadbury's home market of Britain. read more
Full cream products are in favour

Full cream products are in favour

13/01/2015 - 09:58
Consumers are buying more of Clover Industries’ full cream products and slightly fewer of its low fat offerings, says CEO Johann Vorster. read more
Clover set to ‘bring new ideas to the table’

Clover set to ‘bring new ideas to the table’

12/01/2015 - 10:34
Value-added products including yoghurts, custards, and desserts could make up about 20% of Clover Industries’ business within a few years, says CEO Johann Vorster. read more
Rhodes Food to buy fruit juice firm Pacmar

Rhodes Food to buy fruit juice firm Pacmar

09/01/2015 - 13:10
Rhodes Food Group said on Wednesday it would buy a Western Cape fruit juice business for R165m, its first major acquisition since the company raised R600m when listing on the JSE in October last year. read more
Illovo’s Zambia Sugar raises the bar for output in Africa - Zambia

Illovo’s Zambia Sugar raises the bar for output in Africa - Zambia

09/01/2015 - 12:55
Illovo Sugar’s Zambian unit, which contributes nearly a third of the group’s profit, said it had posted record production of 424 024 tonnes during the milling season ended December. read more
Clover expects first half earnings to rise 30% over previous period

Clover expects first half earnings to rise 30% over previous period

05/01/2015 - 11:55
Dairy producer Clover said on Tuesday it expects first-half headline earnings per share to rise by 30% over the previous comparable period. read more
Tiger learns from mistakes in Nigeria

Tiger learns from mistakes in Nigeria

09/12/2014 - 09:52
Tiger Brands has not been put off buying businesses of scale and its rest-of-Africa strategy has been unaffected by its bad experience in Nigeria, CEO Peter Matlare says. read more
Techiman Tomato Factory starts production - Ghana

Techiman Tomato Factory starts production - Ghana

03/12/2014 - 09:26
Techiman Processing Complex (TEPCO), an agro-processing company at Techiman in the Brong Ahafo Region that was primarily established for tomato processing after years of delay, has finally started production. read more
Illovo seeks sweeter trade deals in Africa

Illovo seeks sweeter trade deals in Africa

02/12/2014 - 11:02
Illovo Sugar has set its eyes on east and West Africa for growth as it prepares its exit from EU markets in the medium to long term, according to Gavin Dalgleish, the managing director of Africa’s biggest sugar producer.  read more
Coca-Cola banks on growing African market of Appletiser

Coca-Cola banks on growing African market of Appletiser

02/12/2014 - 10:54
The Coca-Cola Company believes the Appletiser brand has "lots of legs" and the US-headquartered firm will look for opportunities to grow the niche brand, its regional head said. read more
Clover, Dairybelle merger approved

Clover, Dairybelle merger approved

02/12/2014 - 09:35
Johannesburg - The Competition Tribunal has approved a merger between Clover and DairyBelle's yoghurt/UHT milk business, it said on Monday.  read more
Chivas celebrates Craftsmanship, Style, and Generosity - Ghana

Chivas celebrates Craftsmanship, Style, and Generosity - Ghana

28/11/2014 - 09:39
Chivas Regal, the world’s first luxury Scotch whisky, has collaborated with award-winning luxury British watch brand, Bremont, to create the next instalment of its much sought-after Made for Gentlemen Limited Edition collection available globally from this month. read more
Clover fights conditions for merger

Clover fights conditions for merger

28/11/2014 - 09:32
JSE-listed diary producer Clover has objected to a proposed condition set by the Competition Commission for the approval of the company’s takeover of DairyBelle’s yoghurt and long life milk businesses. read more
Rhodes Food Group ‘proves resilient in constrained environment’

Rhodes Food Group ‘proves resilient in constrained environment’

26/11/2014 - 10:58
Recently listed Rhodes Food Group has benefited from strong trading for the year to end September 28 2014 in its regional and international businesses, with offshore sales helping to stem the effects of a weak rand. read more
Quantum turnaround ‘not yet convincing’

Quantum turnaround ‘not yet convincing’

26/11/2014 - 10:38
Quantum Foods, the feeds and poultry business Pioneer Food Group spun off as a separate listing last month, said on Monday it had returned to profitability in terms of headline earnings for the year through to September. read more
Earth is running out of chocolate

Earth is running out of chocolate

19/11/2014 - 11:22
“Earth is running out of chocolate, which will lead to an increase in the producer price for farmers. It is a demand and supply situation,” – Dr. Gabriel Ayisi – from the Washington Post. read more
Packaged, easily available fish for everyone - Namibia

Packaged, easily available fish for everyone - Namibia

06/11/2014 - 10:44
Paragon Investment Holdings commissioned trucks, freezers and packaged fish for its subsidiary, Paragon Seafood Products (PSP), on 28 October. read more
Pig farming gaining popularity in Upper Manya - Ghana

Pig farming gaining popularity in Upper Manya - Ghana

06/11/2014 - 10:39
Pig farming is on the ascendency in the Upper Manya Krobo District. read more