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Major food and drink firms aim to improve plastic recycling in Africa

Major food and drink firms aim to improve plastic recycling in Africa

02/04/2019 - 10:02
Diageo, Unilever, The Coca Cola Company and Nestlé have joined forces to improve the collection and recycling of plastics in Africa. read more
AB InBev to make Budweiser in the UK using renewable energy

AB InBev to make Budweiser in the UK using renewable energy

08/01/2019 - 08:37
AB InBev’s Budweiser beer in the UK will be brewed with 100% renewable electricity thanks to a new deal with solar energy firm Lightsource BP.  read more
Corona to introduce plastic-free rings on its beer cans

Corona to introduce plastic-free rings on its beer cans

30/11/2018 - 09:07
Mexican lager brand Corona will pilot plastic-free six-pack rings which are made from plant-based biodegradable fibres, with a mix of by-product waste and compostable materials. read more
PepsiCo plans to use 25% recycled plastic content by 2025

PepsiCo plans to use 25% recycled plastic content by 2025

29/10/2018 - 08:58
PepsiCo has announced that it plans to use 25% recycled content in its plastic packaging by 2025 as part of its sustainability vision. read more
Bottled water set to overtake all other soft drinks worldwide

Bottled water set to overtake all other soft drinks worldwide

25/10/2018 - 09:31
New data suggests that bottled water consumption is set to overtake all other soft drinks worldwide this year. read more
UK government reveals plan to ban plastic straws in England

UK government reveals plan to ban plastic straws in England

22/10/2018 - 11:23
The UK government has set out its plan to ban the distribution and sale of plastic straws, drinks stirrers and cotton buds in England. read more
Johnnie Walker creates 50-year-aged Masters’ Edition whisky

Johnnie Walker creates 50-year-aged Masters’ Edition whisky

22/10/2018 - 08:52
Johnnie Walker has created a limited-edition, 50-year-aged, triple-matured scotch whisky called the Johnnie Walker Masters’ Edition. read more
Nestlé Indonesia reduces Milo sugar content by 25%

Nestlé Indonesia reduces Milo sugar content by 25%

05/10/2018 - 10:48
Nestlé Indonesia has reformulated it's Milo malt chocolate beverage and reduced its sugar content by 25%. read more
Coca-Cola’s new vending machine lets consumers recycle packaging

Coca-Cola’s new vending machine lets consumers recycle packaging

01/10/2018 - 11:41
The Coca-Cola Company has showcased a new vending machine in China which features facial recognition and allows consumers to return used packaging. read more
AB InBev unveils six limited edition Beck’s labels

AB InBev unveils six limited edition Beck’s labels

28/09/2018 - 15:11
AB InBev’s Becks brand has released six limited edition for its 275ml beer bottles, as part of its “Be Kreativ” campaign. read more
Carlsberg to scrap plastic rings on cans in favour of glue

Carlsberg to scrap plastic rings on cans in favour of glue

10/09/2018 - 14:23
Carlsberg will ditch plastic rings which connect multi-packs of its beer and replace them with glue, in a move which is set to “reduce plastic waste globally by more than 1,200 tonnes a year”. read more
Nestlé to launch global children’s nutrition programme

Nestlé to launch global children’s nutrition programme

18/05/2018 - 14:19
Nestlé has announced that it has launched a new children’s nutrition programme, which will aim to reformulate the company’s products in order to make them more nutritious. read more
Barley farmers cry foul over new AB InBev prices

Barley farmers cry foul over new AB InBev prices

09/05/2018 - 08:54
Grain SA charges that AB InBev has contravened one of the conditions set in its acquisition of rival beer maker SABMiller. read more
Brewer interest in the ultra-light beer concept could have global implications

Brewer interest in the ultra-light beer concept could have global implications

23/04/2018 - 10:03
At a time when the sales of top-selling light beer brands have been contracting in the US, Anheuser-Busch InBev’s (AB InBev) Michelob Ultra is redefining the ultra-light beer concept in a move that could have global implications, according to data and analytics company GlobalData. read more
AB InBev develops new energy-efficient brewing method

AB InBev develops new energy-efficient brewing method

16/04/2018 - 14:14
AB InBev has developed a new brewing method which will reduce its CO2 emissions by approximately 5% once the technique is utilised in its entire brewery network. read more
Nestle Nigeria invests $11.4m to open new beverage plant

Nestle Nigeria invests $11.4m to open new beverage plant

21/02/2018 - 16:22
Nestlé Nigeria has opened a new beverage production plant in Ogun state, Nigeria, following an NGN 4.1 billion ($11.4 million) investment.  read more
Co-op unveils biodegradable tea bags in a bid to reduce plastic pollution

Co-op unveils biodegradable tea bags in a bid to reduce plastic pollution

01/02/2018 - 08:47
British supermarket The Co-op has unveiled a fully biodegradable paper tea bag, which it says “could save nine tonnes of plastic every year from being dumped into household rubbish and compost collections”. read more
Irish trade mission to SA in drive for growth in trade

Irish trade mission to SA in drive for growth in trade

11/11/2013 - 10:21
On the back of growing trade between Ireland and South Africa, Ireland’s Minister for Trade and Development, Joe Costello TD, will lead the third Enterprise Ireland trade mission to South Africa in November.  read more
May wholesale trade up 8.7%

May wholesale trade up 8.7%

20/07/2012 - 08:31
Johannesburg - Wholesale trade sales at constant prices for May grew by 8.7% year-on-year (y/y) compared with a 9.5% y/y growth in April‚ Statistics SA data showed on Thursday.  read more
Tough trading likely to continue — Pick n Pay

Tough trading likely to continue — Pick n Pay

19/06/2012 - 08:58
The country’s second-largest retailer, Pick n Pay (PIK), is operating in a time of tightened consumer spending, increased competition in the retail sector, and increased food inflation and utility costs, the retailer’s chairman, Gareth Ackerman, said on Friday. read more
‘Shocking’ fall in factory output raises fears over exports

‘Shocking’ fall in factory output raises fears over exports

11/05/2012 - 08:20
Manufacturing output contracted unexpectedly in March, suggesting that the recession in Europe is already taking a toll on exports and signalling growth in the economy may be slowing more sharply than expected.  read more
Clothing, footwear sales boost retail confidence

Clothing, footwear sales boost retail confidence

16/03/2012 - 07:45
The first quarter of this year saw improved levels of confidence among retailers, as solid clothing and footwear sales growth bolstered sentiment, the latest Ernst & Young/Bureau for Economic Research survey on Thursday revealed. read more
Consumers remain backbone of SA economy

Consumers remain backbone of SA economy

09/03/2012 - 07:51
Bloemfontein. – It’s consumers who are putting the zing in the South African economy at a time when low growth in foreign markets is putting a damper on the production side of the economy. read more
Nestlé develops ‘frustration-free’ packaging

Nestlé develops ‘frustration-free’ packaging

24/01/2012 - 08:15
Nestlé has announced that it is developing ‘frustration-free’ packaging for some of its products to ensure consumers of all ages can use them without difficulty. read more
Woolworths not losing sleep over Walmart

Woolworths not losing sleep over Walmart

12/12/2011 - 09:47
Johannesburg - The chief executive of Woolworths Holdings [JSE:WHL] isn't worried about losing market share to Walmart in Africa, as he targets the continent's rising wealth with fashionable clothing and high-end food. read more
New packaging packs less at consumer's cost

New packaging packs less at consumer's cost

28/11/2011 - 07:45
Johannesburg - Your favourite brand of toothpaste, chocolate, chips, rice or tomato sauce may be costing you the same, but are you getting the same amount of product for your money? read more
Heineken, Coca-Cola Hellenic to raise stakes in European JV

Heineken, Coca-Cola Hellenic to raise stakes in European JV

11/11/2011 - 09:19
Dutch brewing major HEINEKEN and Coca-Cola Hellenic have reached an agreement to acquire 41.2% shares in their joint venture beverage company, Pivara Skopje, in Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) in Europe. read more