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When it comes to wine, origin matters

Officially instituted in 1973 – the South African Wine of Origin certification scheme aims to ensure that the country’s most admired wine producers adhere to a legislative origin control system regulating how wine regions are defined and represented on their wine labels.

According to Elize Coetzee, Cellar Master at Zonnebloem wines, this is important because by knowing a wine’s origin, a consumer is able to understand the wine’s terroir – another expression that can cause a great deal of confusion for the average wine-drinker.

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Cadbury Dairy Milk launches special limited-edition Peter Rabbit™ Milk Chocolate Egg

Cadbury Dairy Milk is egg-cited to announce the launch of a special limited-edition Peter Rabbit™ Milk Chocolate Egg with delicious Astros inside. This mouth-watering egg is sure to delight consumers this Easter.


 RETAILER  ECONOMIC
Brandy and gin popularity helps Distell serve more drinks

The growing popularity of brandy and gin helped Distell increase its overall volume of liquor sold by 3.7% during the six months to end-December.
SA at risk of economic downgrade as Day Zero approaches

Because the economy will suffer, we run the risk of a downgrade from the ratings agencies.


Structural shift on the cards for struggling wine producers

South African wine grape producers are under continued financial pressure due to the prevailing drought and economic challenges, but a structural shift is on the cards.
Boost for blueberry industry

Migiva Group and OZblu have signed a joint venture agreement combining their skills and strengths to form OZblu America, which will bring to market what they call a superior blueberry offering.
Wine industry honours best vineyard practices

The best wine grape vineyards in the Western Cape have one thing in common – they are managed according to the wine the grapes are destined for. Vinpro and Winetech recently announced the five regional winners of their annual Vineyard Block Competition.
SA's bulk exports rise almost 90% to record in January

SA’s bulk export volumes shot up 88.8% year on year in January 2018 to a record 25.4-million tonnes, data from the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) showed.
Pernod Ricard records 25% profit increase in half-year results

Drinks company Pernod Ricard has recorded a 25% net profit increase in its 2018 half-year results, following a reduction in expenses during this period.
Rain boosts kiwi harvest

South Africa is dealing with a lot of drought-stricken regions but there is some good news. In the Natal Midlands of KwaZulu-Natal, there are farmers who say they’re having a fantastic rainy season, even if this January has been a bit on the dry side.
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 MARKETING & BUSINESS  INTERNATIONAL
“Digital dynamism”: A new dawn for retailers

Physical retailers are rapidly extending into a multichannel world, increasingly integrating the experiences and finding ways to leverage the strengths of each channel, getting them to work in harmony.
Europe's wine and spirit industry unites in Brexit trade talks

Representatives from the wine and spirits industry across Europe and the UK met at the EU Commission this week, in a bid to move Brexit trade discussions forward.


Rethinking brand-consumer relationships in a changing environment

Until now, brands have employed rather traditional methods of engaging and developing connections with consumers.
AB InBev's ZX Ventures opens craft brewery in China

AB InBev’s venture capital division ZX Ventures has announced it will open a new craft brewery in Wuhan, China in order to tap into the growing market for premium beers in the country.
Cognitive commerce in the digital world: Enhancing the customer journey

In the digital sphere we are bombarded with countless messages begging for our attention and calling us to action.
Scotch whisky industry latest to phase out plastic straws

The scotch whisky industry is making moves to ban its use of plastic straws and stirrers outright, as it ramps up its commitment to the environment.
5 Retail email marketing tips for collaborating between your digital and in-store experiences

As a retailer, you’ll want to maximise your opportunities in both online and offline retail worlds, keeping shoppers happy and spending their money in your store.
Carlsberg completes acquisition of Greek brewer Olympic

Carlsberg has completed the full acquisition of Greece’s second-largest brewer Olympic Brewery, strengthening the brand’s position in the southern European market.
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Government wants liquor ads ban

The Department of Health is seeking a ban on alcohol advertising in the controversial Liquor Amendment Bill now with the Cabinet.


Scottish Leader and I See A Different You to inspire afro-positivity

Popular whisky brand Scottish Leader, together with the dynamic I See A Different You creative collective, is setting out to bring South Africans an Afro-optimistic new perspective. They will be looking for, interpreting and expressing the unique beauty and dynamism of the country; and inspiring others to do the same.
Acdoco SA appointed exclusive local distributor for Jordan oral care

Specialist consumer packaged goods brand-custodian and distributor, ACDOCO SA has announced that it is been appointed as the exclusive South African distributor for multi-award winning, global oral care brand, Jordan.


High-precision coding for flexible packaging

Manufacturers have a constant battle to meet the high demands required for coding and marking packaging while maintaining operational costs.
Short lead time? Get your promotion to market quickly

At the beginning of the year, many customers are looking for great value in store – making this the perfect time to run your special offer, promotion or competition. Or perhaps, as a product owner or marketer, you’re looking for an effective way to grab attention at the point of sale – where it really counts – on your incredible seasonal offer, your back-to-school items, or your Valentine’s Day goodies.


Gordon’s Gin & Juice

This is an old time classic cocktail loved by many for its refreshing qualities. This is a perfect cocktail for late breakfast and early brunches, sunsets and afternoon drinks.
The Salty Dog

This is a twist to an old time favourite cocktail recipe. Made with grapefruit juice, Gordon’s London Dry Gin, and soda with lime for garnish and a salted rim! It’s the perfect not-too-sweet thirst quencher.


SAB to provide free water from brewery's spring in event of Day Zero

Free water bottled at Newlands brewery will be available at up to 300 shops in Cape Town if Day Zero arrives‚ executives at South African Breweries (SAB) said.


The Block&Coin Summit

Block&Coin will feature thought-provoking discussions and presentations about blockchain, cryptocurrencies, disruptive technologies and ICO’s.

5 March 2018
Workshop 17, V&A Waterfont, Cape Town
Seamless Africa

Future of payments, E-commerce and retail.

5 March 2018 - 6 March 2018
Cape Town International Convention Centre


eCommerce Money Africa Confex

Where innovators meet to unlock eCommerce and Fintech growth opportunities in Africa.

14 March 2018 - 15 March 2018
Cape Town International Convention Centre
Mall & Retail Indaba

Mall & Retail Indaba is a two-day conference designed for Shopping Centre Owners, Managers and Marketers and Retail Executives.

14 March 2018 - 15 March 2018
Johannesburg venue TBC


Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit 2018

An unparalleled opportunity to network with CEOs from some of the world’s most successful companies and gain key insights into the challenges...

12 June 2018 - 15 June 2018
Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
Food Ingredients, Natural Ingredients Europe

Uniquely focused on ingredient packaging and processing solutions for the f&b industry.

28 November 2018 - 30 November 2018
Messe Frankfurt, German


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