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JULY 2016
Nederburg's Eminence
does it again
Richelieu International brandy wins gold at the International Spirits Challenge Amarula Cream Unveils New Shape ‘Jabulani’ Bottle Groote Post wins best Merlot trophy at the 2016 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show Follow us on Twitter
SA wine industry could add 100 000 jobs by 2025

Cape Town - South Africa’s wine industry could add a further 100 000 jobs by 2025, mostly in the Western Cape, following the signing this month of the Economic Partnerships Agreement (EPA) between the European Union (EU) and the Southern African Customs Union (Sacu) countries", Says Michael Mokhoro, stakeholder relationship manager for South Africa’s wine and brandy industries.

Countries in Sacu include South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique and Namibia.

The landmark agreement will mean South Africa’s current duty-free quota of 48 million litres of wine that can be exported to the EU will more than double, to 110 million litres.

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1.3 billion Ballito Junction to bring top shopping to North KZN’s permanent population

The permanent population of Ballito and its surrounds will soon have the choice of over 130 stores handpicked especially for them, when the Ballito Junction Regional Mall redevelopment opens in March 2017.
Pound’s plunge takes R125bn whack out of SABMiller takeover value

London - US investors who own SABMiller shares have more reason than most to rue Britain’s vote to leave the European Union.
Pick n Pay gets thumbs-up in Fitch’s final report

The US-based multinational is closing its South African office "in light of the change in Fitch’s regulatory status in SA, and for commercial reasons", it said in its statement, which affirmed Pick n Pay’s credit rating as A.
Online shopping in South Africa slowly taking off

MANY South Africans have shopped online, but their total spend is only a fraction of retail spend in South Africa.
New African Coca-Cola company gets going

The merger of SABMiller’s non-alcoholic beverage businesses with those of The Coca-Cola Company and Gutsche Family Investments, to form Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA), was officially completed on Friday after gaining all necessary approvals from various competition authorities, SABMiller said in a statement on Monday.
You are now paying a lot more for food in South Africa

A report in the Sunday Times reveals how much more South Africans are now paying for food from leading retailers. Professor Carel van Aardt, head of household wealth research at Unisa’s Bureau of Market Research, told the paper that food prices have increased 12.5% in the past year – well above the 6.3% inflation rate.
Why agriculture is vital for SA's economic future

Pretoria- Countries that tax agricultural sectors are normally poor. Countries which subsidise the agricultural sector are normally rich.
Tax is sweet news for boosting revenue

SA’s new sugar tax could add 20% to the price of a Coca-Cola, but would exempt Liquifruit and other 100% fruit juices, along with unsweetened milk and bottled water. The Treasury has released a policy paper on the taxation of sugar-sweetened beverages, which Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan announced in his February budget.

How a Boston start-up is transforming alcohol sales for the digital age

Launched in 2013, Drizly facilitates the sale and delivery of alcoholic beverages online. Chain Store Age recently visited the company’s Boston-based headquarters and spoke with Nick Rellas, co-founder and CEO, about Drizly’s business model and the evolution of e-commerce.
The future is weak for brewer giant AB InBev

ANHEUSER-Busch InBev (AB InBev), which will soon make almost 30% of the world’s beer, wants to serve more low-and no-alcohol brews to drinkers trying to live a healthier lifestyle.
Local cider brand Hunter’s gets ready to ‘Bring the Heat’ with refreshing new campaign

South Africans will see the launch of a refreshing new campaign from Hunter’s today (Friday, July 1), which moves the brand away from the desert to the heat of the urban environment and introduces a new face for the cider.
Shopper marketing: The path to purchase has changed

If like most marketers, you believe that retail is the centre of the marketing universe then it may come of some surprise to you, to learn that it’s the consumer who is now that ’centre’. Gone are the days when consumers are driven towards brands. Consumers now feel empowered enough to have brands gravitate towards them and nowhere is this more relevant than in shopper marketing.
Study: Retailers adopt mobile, may not excel

According to a new study of 250 marketing and IT professionals, including 95 retailers, from digital solutions provider PointSource, “The State of the Mobile Experience,” 91% of retail companies have a mobile site and 84% have a mobile app.
Walmart casts wide net for American-made products to sell

For the third year in a row, Walmart hosted more than 450 entrepreneurs during the company’s “Made in the USA” Open Call event held Tuesday, June 28 at its corporate headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas. The event, part of Walmart’s fourth annual U.S. Manufacturing Summit, is designed to find products made, assembled or grown in the U.S.
Walmart casts wide net for American-made products to sell

For the third year in a row, Walmart hosted more than 450 entrepreneurs during the company’s “Made in the USA” Open Call event held Tuesday, June 28 at its corporate headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas. The event, part of Walmart’s fourth annual U.S. Manufacturing Summit, is designed to find products made, assembled or grown in the U.S.
Danone's $10bn US deal adds Soy milk, Kale to menu

Geneva - Emmanuel Faber’s first big move as Danone’s chief, the $10bn takeover of WhiteWave Foods, is a foray into soy milk, protein shakes and kale aimed at kick starting growth at the French yogurt maker that’s grappling with a drop in dairy consumption.
JUNE 2016
The Glenlivet launches Nàdurra First Fill Single Malt Whisky in SA Nuy Wine Cellar Rooi Muscadel 2015 – sweet pleasure Rich variety of Nederburg's 2016 auction wines to captivate collectors Nederburg takes two trophies at Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show Like us on Facebook

Rhodes launches delicious new jam variants. New Apricot and Mango jam, a South African first

Rhodes, known for its quality, innovation and convenience, has extended its jam range to offer consumers even more great tasting choice.
Iconic HALLS reveals its NEW candy shape and vibrant packaging

HALLS, the world’s #1 candy, is proud to announce a new shape and revitalized packaging. The modern packaging shimmers on shelf and the new candy shape with the “H” emblem delivers a better mouth feel, all while delivering the same flavours and freshness that consumers know and trust.
Albany D'light flavoured bread bursts onto the South African market

Bread is one of the world's staple food stuffs, providing handy nutrition and wholesome taste to families in every corner of the globe. At times, of course, we take it for granted. Yes, it's the food we can't imagine our lives without, but we don't always give the two slices that wrap our lunch time sandwich too much of a thought.

New era for SA whiskey

Jeff Green has been appointed as the new distillery manager of the James Sedgwick Distillery in Wellington taking over the helm from Andy Watts after 25 years. Jeff has been working at the distillery as process manager and distiller since 2009.
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KWV Cements Position as Leading Wine Producer with 110 Medals

Cape Town, 12th July, 2016 – KWV has further cemented its position as a leading international wine producer, winning an impressive 110 wine awards at both international and local competitions over the past month. These include 7 trophies, 4 double gold, 26 gold, 39 silver, and 34 bronze medals.
Bain's awarded highest honour in London

Bain’s is one of only three whiskies in the category which featured many international brands, to have been bestowed a trophy.
FCB Cape Town wins bronze apex for Savanna ‘New/Different’ campaign

Judges at the notoriously stringent competition, co-ordinated by the Association for Communication and Advertising (ACA) to reward advertising effectiveness, were particularly tough this year awarding no Grand Prix and no Gold Apexes. Instead, they handed out only four Silvers and three Bronzes.
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ACDOCOSA appointed exclusive distributor for Alpecin & Plantur

ACDOCO LTD in the UK is the exclusive distributor servicing the likes of Tesco, ASDA and Boots and opened the door for the South African operation to pitch for the business. ACDOCOSA’s Managing Director and Chief Shopper Officer, Jason Frichol stated that a contributing factor to the appointment was that as a specialist, ACDOCOSA is one of the few companies in its vertical that still owns, manages and continues to invest in its own fleet, warehouses and in store execution programmes.
Compliant self-labelling systems for the pharmaceutical industry

At Pyrotec PackMark, we understand that our pharmaceutical labelling clients are looking for peace of mind when it comes to compliance and patient safety – as well as solutions that streamline their packaging processes in a cost-effective manner. This is why we are proud to be the exclusive South African supplier of the industry-leading ALPharma range of self-labelling systems, custom engineered by ALTECH for the packages of pharmaceutical products.
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Pulse your way to health and weight loss

This is the International Year of Pulses as declared by the United Nations and for many good reasons. Good health and weight loss are two of them.
Pouyoukas polenta pizza

How about a gluten-free, healthier and easy to make pizza? Yes, please!
Clover’s grilled asparagus with orange olive salsa

This recipe comes from Clover’s Favourite Braai Recipes. A percentage of the book is donated to the Clover Mama Afrika Project, Clover’s CSI project.
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Eikendal to collaborate with Peace Parks Foundation

Eikendal Estate has entered a significant collaboration with the internationally renowned Peace Parks Foundation, highlighting its ongoing commitment to environmental sustainability. The award-winning Stellenbosch winery has committed to donate a portion of sales of its newly released Pinotage 2015 to the conservation body.
SAB fights the battle against underage drinking

In an effort to curb underage drinking, in partnership with Africa’s leading youth market specialists, HDI Youth Marketeers, NYDA, ARA, SADAG and the South African Breweries (SAB) developed an underage drinking programme called You Decide.
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March – August 2016
Gabriëlskloof whips up new Breakfast Trilogy

Gabriëlskloof Estate, South Africa
1 - 10 July 2016
The Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival is back!

Knysna, South Africa
13 - 15 July 2016
Logistics Sector Joins Cape Industries Showcase

Cape Town, South Africa
13 - 14 July 2016
Oil & Gas Africa 2016 Conference – Focus on Logistics

Cape Town, South Africa
21 July 2016
Get Festive with Pepperclub Hotel and Spa

Pepperclub Hotel & Spa, Paparazzi Bar & Lounge, Cape Town
23 - 24 July 2016
Sediment SA Wyntoer 2016

Potchefstroom at the Snowflake, Pretoria at Weylandts, Brooklyn Mall, South Africa
28 July 2016
Christmas in July - Festive Feast Chef's Table

Oude Wellington Restaurant, Wellington, South Africa
29 - 30 July 2016
AgriWorks Farmers Expo – Potchefstroom

Trimpark Grounds, Potchefstroom, South Africa
4-5 August 2016
Diarise the fourth FNB Free State Wine Show for heart-warming tastings

Emoya Hotel and Conference Centre, Bloemfontein, South Africa
5 – 9 August 2016
Bright new Afro-Futuristic campaign for 100% Design South Africa 2016

Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa
27 February and 1 March 2017
200 Exhibitors Committed to PACK EXPO East 2017

Pennsylvania Convention Centre, USA
14 August 2016
Bottelary Hills all fired up with trio of sizzling ‘Pop Up’ Lunches

Hartenberg Estate, Stellenbosch, South Africa
20 August 2016
Save the date: Plaisir de Merle Winemaker's Table Dinner

Plaisir de Merle, Simondium, between Paarl and Franschhoek
16 – 20 October 2016
Don’t miss SIAL Paris - The exhibition that inspires the world’s food industry

Paris Nord Villepinte - Paris, France

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