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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
AVI’s group revenue up despite consumer constraints

AVI’s group revenue up despite consumer constraints

04/11/2014 - 09:12
Despite the constrained consumer environment, demand for AVI’s brands was sound, chair Gavin Tipper said at the group’s annual general meeting on Thursday. read more
Ellies goes in search of R115 million

Ellies goes in search of R115 million

31/10/2014 - 09:56
Ellies, the JSE-listed electronic product manufacturer and distributor, says it is looking to raise up to R115 million to further reduce gearing and fund working capital. read more
Cadbury Nigeria profit falls 57% - Nigeria

Cadbury Nigeria profit falls 57% - Nigeria

27/10/2014 - 11:48
Lagos - Cadbury Nigeria said on Friday its nine-month pretax profit was 2.39bn naira ($14.54m), down 57% from the same period a year ago, sending its shares tumbling. read more
Nestlé ready to act if Ebola spreads - CEO - Mexico

Nestlé ready to act if Ebola spreads - CEO - Mexico

24/10/2014 - 11:55
Lagos de Moreno - Nestlé has no plans to close any of its eight factories or curb output in cocoa and coffee-rich West and Central Africa because of Ebola, but is ready to adapt if it spreads, the chief executive of the world's largest food company said on Wednesday. read more
Premier Foods seeks more acquisitions in Southern Africa

Premier Foods seeks more acquisitions in Southern Africa

24/10/2014 - 11:49
Investment company Brait said on Wednesday its subsidiary, Premier Foods, was looking to make more acquisitions in Southern Africa to build more scale. read more
Tiger Brands plans to destroy recalled products

Tiger Brands plans to destroy recalled products

23/10/2014 - 10:19
Tiger Brands will destroy the 17,000 packs of Tastic Simply Delicious sauces and ready-to-eat rice products it is removing from retailer shelves, managing executive Naresh Singh said this week. read more
Reckitt Benckiser sales hurt by sluggish markets - UK

Reckitt Benckiser sales hurt by sluggish markets - UK

22/10/2014 - 10:59
London - Sales growth at consumer goods maker Reckitt Benckiser slowed more sharply than expected in the third quarter, hit by sluggish Western economies and cooling emerging markets. read more
More belt-tightening at Coca-Cola - USA

More belt-tightening at Coca-Cola - USA

22/10/2014 - 10:17
Atlanta - US soft-drink maker Coca-Cola said Tuesday it would broaden a cost-cutting plan after profits dipped 14% in the third quarter. read more
Ostriches back in vogue - Namibia

Ostriches back in vogue - Namibia

21/10/2014 - 10:15
The most discredited agricultural commodity, ostriches, are back on the farming radar after the Ministry of Trade and Industry, in collaboration with the National Development Corporation, earlier this year concluded a feasibility study and an execution plan, to investigate the revival of the ostrich industry. read more
Watchdog conditionally approves Clover, Dairybelle deal

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. read more
Tiger Brands: Grain unit recalls some products

Tiger Brands: Grain unit recalls some products

20/10/2014 - 12:07
Tiger Brands’s grains division had recalled certain Tastic Simply Delicious products after tests found traces of colourants in them, the company said. read more
Pally Agro unveils Banga fruits extracts - Nigeria

Pally Agro unveils Banga fruits extracts - Nigeria

15/10/2014 - 10:39
The nation’s culinary market received a big boost recently as Pally Agro announced the introduction of Banga, a canned fresh palm fruit extract, into the market. read more
Consumers relish new Hollandia Yoghurt’s variants - Nigeria

Consumers relish new Hollandia Yoghurt’s variants - Nigeria

14/10/2014 - 09:36
Consumers across the country have applauded Chi Limited for its introduction of three new variants of Hollandia Yoghurt in addition to existing variants in the market. read more
Unilever to invest R2.7bn in Thailand - Thailand

Unilever to invest R2.7bn in Thailand - Thailand

13/10/2014 - 11:14
Bangkok - Anglo-Dutch consumer goods company Unilever will invest 246 million dollars (R2.7 billion) in Thailand, a media report said Friday.  read more
Red Bull settles lawsuit - USA

Red Bull settles lawsuit - USA

10/10/2014 - 11:10
Washington - A can of Red Bull will not give you wings, but those who bought the energy drink and were disappointed could end up with a few extra bucks, thanks to a class-action lawsuit.  read more
Abraaj Group buys majority stake in SA's Libstar - Dubai

Abraaj Group buys majority stake in SA's Libstar - Dubai

10/10/2014 - 10:22
Dubai - Emerging market-focused private equity firm Abraaj Group has bought a majority stake in Liberty Star Consumer Holdings (Libstar), a South African food and personal care product manufacturer, it said on Wednesday. read more
Quantum Foods slips to weak finish after its debut on JSE

Quantum Foods slips to weak finish after its debut on JSE

09/10/2014 - 11:44
Cape Town — Quantum Foods finished weakly on its opening day on the JSE despite making a plucky start. read more
Euro Global Foods rewards outstanding distributors - Nigeria

Euro Global Foods rewards outstanding distributors - Nigeria

07/10/2014 - 09:26
Euro Global Foods and Distilleries Limited, a subsidiary of Sona Group of Companies recently honoured top performers among its distributors across Nigeria at its 2014 Annual Distributors’ Forum held in Lagos. read more
Newly listed Rhodes to speed up growth

Newly listed Rhodes to speed up growth

06/10/2014 - 11:41
Rhodes Food Group’s debut on the JSE on Thursday means it can accelerate its growth strategy and take advantage of acquisitions, says CEO Bruce Henderson. read more
Rhodes Food falls on JSE debut

Rhodes Food falls on JSE debut

03/10/2014 - 10:34
Johannesburg - Rhodes Food fell on its first day of trade in Johannesburg after the South African producer of prepared meals and canned goods raised 1.2 billion rand by selling shares.  read more
Yedent launches new product - Ghana

Yedent launches new product - Ghana

03/10/2014 - 09:54
Yedent Agro Group of Companies, an agro-food processing firm, has launched a new product, to control malnutrition among children in the country. read more
Pepsi to launch naturally soda on Amazon - USA

Pepsi to launch naturally soda on Amazon - USA

02/10/2014 - 10:09
New York - PepsiCo for the first time is introducing a product exclusively through Amazon.com Inc as the snack and soft drink maker aims to expand its footprint in e-commerce. read more
Adidas fights to draw top talent to HQ - Germany

Adidas fights to draw top talent to HQ - Germany

01/10/2014 - 10:03
Germany - Adidas needs excellent designers, brand experts and technical whizzkids to improve its image against US rival Nike, but persuading them to move to its headquarters in rural Germany is difficult.  read more
L'Oreal bans all travel to Hong Kong - France

L'Oreal bans all travel to Hong Kong - France

01/10/2014 - 09:52
Paris - Cosmetics giant L'Oreal has banned its entire staff from business travel to Hong Kong until October 6, in reaction to mounting unrest in the former British colony. read more
Crown Flour Mills unveils Mama Gold Whole Wheat Meal - Nigeria

Crown Flour Mills unveils Mama Gold Whole Wheat Meal - Nigeria

30/09/2014 - 10:00
In a bid to continually meet the increasing needs of its health-conscious customers, Crown Flour Mills has announced the introduction of its Mama Gold Whole Wheat Meal into the nation’s flour market, even as it rewarded its loyal customers. read more
Philips in first split in 120 years - Netherlands

Philips in first split in 120 years - Netherlands

25/09/2014 - 08:29
The Hague - Philips said Tuesday that it would split the 120-year-old Dutch giant in two, separating its healthcare-lifestyle division from the historic lighting business in a dramatic streamlining move.  read more
Expectations of Remgro mount as share price discount narrows

Expectations of Remgro mount as share price discount narrows

23/09/2014 - 10:57
Remgro, the R118bn investment behemoth owned by the Rupert family, is facing great market expectations, with its latest results showing the share price discount on its underlying investments has been whittled down to just a sliver. read more
Poor packaging hampers Ghana’s exports - Ghana

Poor packaging hampers Ghana’s exports - Ghana

23/09/2014 - 10:47
Ghanaian products are unable to penetrate the international market due to poor packaging, labelling, and the inability of export-oriented companies to meet local and international export specifications. read more
Flour Mills of Nigeria: Breaking new frontiers in business - Nigeria

Flour Mills of Nigeria: Breaking new frontiers in business - Nigeria

23/09/2014 - 10:44
Flour Mills Nigeria (FMN) is one of very few companies that have stood the test of time since incorporation in 1960, yet competing favourably with its peers in the industry. read more
Namibia brewery builds up steam for SABMiller

Namibia brewery builds up steam for SABMiller

22/09/2014 - 13:42
SABMiller’s first Namibian brewery, which cost $33m (R367m) to build, has started producing its Carling Black Label brand, and will be fully operational later this year, the company said on Thursday. read more
High value game shows classic asset bubble traits - Namibia

High value game shows classic asset bubble traits - Namibia

22/09/2014 - 13:32
The investment in high value game by commercial farmers is a fast growing trend as new price records are set continually at game auctions.  read more