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OCTOBER 2017
Nederburg adds Michelangelo 2017 medals to its awards story Amarula takes home Brand
of the Year title
Windhoek Presents SA’s
Best Shisanyama Search
with Chef Benny
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AB InBev completes $3.15 billion Coca-Cola Africa transition

The world's largest brewer, Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) on Thursday announced that it has completed the transition of its 54.5% equity stake in Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) for U.S.$3.15 billion after customary adjustments. This comes after AB InBev last year acquired SABMiller for U.S.$104 billion and reached an agreement to transition AB InBev’s 54.5 percent equity stake in CCBA to Coca-Cola.

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NEWS HEADLINES
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Distell positioned for acquisitions

The pending collapse of the Distell control structure should help the drinks company to enjoy the sort of rating analysts and shareholders say has eluded it in recent years.
Cape wine farmers’ harvest in danger

Wine grape producers in some parts of the Western Cape, already reeling from severe drought, have been dealt another blow after being hit by frost in early October.
Pernod Ricard completes sale of Glenallachie Whisky

Drinks giant Pernod Ricard has announced the completion of the sale of the Glenallachie Whisky Distillery to a three-person consortium.
SAB and AB InBev mark one-year anniversary of business combination

The South African Breweries (SAB) and AB Inbev today mark one year since the two global brewers combined their businesses. The combined organisation continues to build a truly global company that strives to brew the best beer with the best ingredients and is built to last for the next 100 years.
Pernod Ricard posts stronger sales in quarter one on Chinese demand

Pernod Ricard posted a stronger than expected jump in first-quarter underlying sales, helped by accelerating Chinese demand for its high-margin Martell cognac and its Chivas whisky.
SA sees record maize crop even bigger in last estimate

South Africa boosted its final estimate for this year’s record crop as the pace of deliveries continues to point to a bumper harvest.
SA’s sugar industry under assault

South Africa’s sugar industry faces tough times — even without the imposition of a tax on sugary drinks. The tax has been delayed until 2018, under pressure from businesses and unions to find a way to mitigate against possible job losses, particularly in the sugarcane-growing regions.
New cultivars & production methods for guava industry

The Western Cape Department of Agriculture is funding research to stimulate and sustain the growth and development of minor crops in the province, a move that promises to transform the guava industry in the region.
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Amarula removes elephant from logo

Amarula has removed the elephant in their logo as part of raising awareness against ivory trade and saving the vulnerable African elephant from extinction.
Unilever sets its sights on Estée Lauder

Increasing rumours say that cosmetics company Estée Lauder may be up for sale and that there are a number of interested parties, including L’Oréal and Unilever.
Nespresso shifts focus from exclusivity to sustainability

In an effort to shed light on its sustainability efforts, Nespresso is shifting away from its signature star-studded spots to a new ad campaign focused on the farmers and communities that are the backbone of the brand.
A shopper marketing conundrum: Providing a personalised mobile experience at scale

As marketers, we've heard it before and we'll hear it again: successful marketing is all about delivering the right ads to the right person at the right time.
Embracing retail’s digital transformation - A how to guide

We live in a digital age where consumers are increasingly relying on the Internet and mobile devices for everything from paying bills to entertainment.
Walmart aims for greener products

Walmart is expanding its programme to clean up the products it sells, setting a 2022 target for reducing potentially harmful substances and widening the list of chemicals it wants to avoid.
Jet.com set to launch its own grocery line

Jet.com will soon launch its own private label line of groceries, according to numerous sources. The brand, Uniquely J, will initially release around 60 products, including consumables like coffee, laundry detergent, olive oil and paper towels.
Italian fruit & vegetable exports worth €2.3 billion

Italian fruit and vegetable exports in the first half of 2017 reached two million tonnes, and were worth €2.3 billion, according to the Italian fruit growers association Frutimprese.

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Nederburg wins gold at London’s International Wine & Spirit Competition aQuellé goes pink for a
purpose this Spring
Three Cape Winemakers Guild Protégés head for harvests in France and the USA Grilled Pineapple Margaritas Like us on Facebook

NEW PRODUCTS
Baleia Extra Virgin Cold Pressed Olive Oil

Near the small town of Vermaaklikheid along the Cape South Coast, the Joubert family has rooted themselves as ground-breaking Olive Oil and ultra-premium wine producers. The 2017 Baleia Extra Virgin Cold Pressed Olive Oil 2017 is a fusion of Frantoio, Corantina, FS17 and Leccino olives with distinctive aromas of green tomatoes and artichokes with a lemon freshness.

LEGISLATION, NEW APPOINTMENTS & CATEGORY UPDATES
Nederburg adds Michelangelo 2017 medals to its awards story

Showing its proficiency in the making of top-quality dessert wines, Nederburg earned a platinum medal for the 2017 vintage of its The Winemasters Noble Late Harvest at the 2017 Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards, held in Cape Town.
Amarula takes home Brand of the Year title

Amarula, Africa’s most awarded liqueur was recently honoured as Brand of the Year at the prestigious 2017 World Branding Awards held at a ceremony in Kensington Palace in London on October 11th. This truly global brand was recognised alongside those who have advanced the community through worthy initiatives for both industry and consumer.
Oude Molen wins big at Michelangelo International Wine and Spirits Competition

Praise and medals rained down on Oude Molen Cape Brandy at this year’s Michelangelo International Wine and Spirits Competition, with the Brandy Trophy going to Oude Molen VS, and its premium XO picking up Gold and garnered a Silver for its VSOP brandy.
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MARKETING & BRAND ACTIVATION
Windhoek Presents SA’s Best Shisanyama Search with Chef Benny

Windhoek Beer believes that a good Shisanyama experience is the perfect combination of good food and great friends, and is best enjoyed with 100% Pure Beer. This is why it has launched their search for SA’s best Shisanyama.
33rd Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction exceeds expectations

Diversity and innovative winemaking reaped rich rewards at the 33rd Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction at Spier in the Stellenbosch Winelands over the weekend, with total sales exceeding R13,2 million and a new record price for a case of wine.
Risk and adventure shape Mandy Henry's whisky journey

Sometimes uncharted roads lead to the most surprising places and so it has been for Johannesburg-born Mandy Henry. Having launched a career in whisky by pure chance and racking up milestones like her induction to the hallowed Keepers of the Quaich, she is now serving as representative for renowned Scotch whisky brand Scottish Leader.
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LOGISTICS & SUPPLY CHAINS
Smart technologies are getting smarter

Artificial intelligence (AI) may not be a new field of technology, but it has recently gained traction. Thanks to rapidly increasing computational power and the rise of Big Data, there are more business cases for smart technologies emerging every day.
Track and trace technology in the FMCG industry in South Africa

One of the most important aspects of the manufacturing process of fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) in South Africa, is the use of high-quality coding and marking systems to provide full traceability for the manufacturer and authentic information for the end user.
Need a moisture resistant label?

At Pyrotec PackMedia, we can create the perfect labelling solution to suit these needs and more. Fix-Form® Booklet Labels are high-quality booklets combined with printed self-adhesive labels and secured neatly on-pack. These labelling solutions are easy to apply using standard labelling machinery and come in any size to suit even the smallest packaging. They are also so versatile that they can be adapted to suit products that are transported and stored in damp, wet or harsh environmental conditions.
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RECIPES
Limoncello

Use thick-skinned Cape lemons if you can find them as they yield more zest.
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CORPORATE SOCIAL INVESTMENT
Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction boosts Protégé Programme

The 33rd Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction pushed the envelope by raising almost R430 000 in aid of the Cape Winemakers Guild Protégé Programme.
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