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Business leaders offer president tips to grow economy post elections

Business leaders offer president tips to grow economy post elections

06/05/2019 - 16:22
South African business leaders are in harmony on what the country needs after this week’s elections. read more
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
No-deal Brexit could cost grocery sector billions in first three-months

No-deal Brexit could cost grocery sector billions in first three-months

18/02/2019 - 13:03
The UK grocery industry could lose up to £4.5bn of revenue in the three months after Brexit if retailers and manufacturers are not prepared by 29 March, according to analysis by operational improvement specialist Newton which is offering five steps that might help lessen the impact. read more
IoT offers fast, effective control of every business resource

IoT offers fast, effective control of every business resource

12/02/2019 - 22:51
Internet of Things (IoT) continues to make inroads into South African industries, and it is not difficult to see why. The fact is that with IoT, businesses will always know where everything is, they will be able to keep track of even more data, everything will be faster and remote work will be even more feasible. Another fact is that challenges associated with this technology, like security, connectivity and a sound business plan, are largely being addressed. read more
Mergers & acquisitions: How to manage growth with the right brand architecture strategy

Mergers & acquisitions: How to manage growth with the right brand architecture strategy

14/01/2019 - 13:30
According to Reuters, there were over 50,000 merger & acquisition (M&A) deals announced in 2018. By May, R26.6-trillion had been spent on M&As, more than seven times SA’s annual GDP. 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
Unilever among firms calling for net zero UK emissions by 2050

Unilever among firms calling for net zero UK emissions by 2050

28/11/2018 - 09:04
Unilever, Danone and Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) are among companies which have urged the UK to aim for net zero emissions by 2050. read more
Nespresso in new sustainable aluminium pledge for coffee pods

Nespresso in new sustainable aluminium pledge for coffee pods

19/11/2018 - 14:39
Nestlé’s Nespresso brand will commit exclusively to responsibly sourced and certified aluminium for its coffee capsules after the company agreed to a new partnership. 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
Distell share price sinks on lower sales

Distell share price sinks on lower sales

25/10/2018 - 08:05
The share price of Distell Group, maker of Klipdrift brandies, Three Ships whiskies and Nederburg wines, fell 4.1% to R104.58 after the company said sales had fallen in the September quarter. 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
Pernod Ricard sales up 10% on demand from China and India

Pernod Ricard sales up 10% on demand from China and India

18/10/2018 - 14:09
Spirits group Pernod Ricard posted a stronger-than-expected 10.4% rise in first-quarter underlying sales, helped by higher demand in China and India, and despite slower growth in its main market in the US. read more
Pernod Ricard subsidiary plans 150m euro investment in Ireland

Pernod Ricard subsidiary plans 150m euro investment in Ireland

17/10/2018 - 10:43
Pernod Ricard-owned Irish Distillers will invest over €150 million at its sites in Cork and Dublin to meet a continued rise in demand for Irish whiskey. read more
Mondi forecasts strong third quarter but warns of higher costs

Mondi forecasts strong third quarter but warns of higher costs

11/10/2018 - 11:11
Packaging and paper group Mondi said it had a strong performance in the three months to September, but flagged higher costs, which it said were manageable. 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
Sugar content in UK yoghurts “well above” recommended levels

Sugar content in UK yoghurts “well above” recommended levels

02/10/2018 - 08:33
The sugar content of the majority of yoghurts sold in the UK is “well above” recommended sugar levels, according to research conducted by online journal BMJ Open. 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
Dr. Oetker acquires cake decorating company Wilton Brands

Dr. Oetker acquires cake decorating company Wilton Brands

12/09/2018 - 09:20
Dr. Oetker has acquired US-based cake decorating business Wilton Brands from TowerBrook Capital Partners for an undisclosed sum. 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
Annual SACSC Congress to focus on innovation, facing disruption and 'game changers' in the industry

Annual SACSC Congress to focus on innovation, facing disruption and 'game changers' in the industry

26/07/2018 - 10:58
One of the most highly anticipated events on the South African shopping centre and retail calendar is fast approaching – the South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) 22nd Annual Congress sponsored by Broll Property Group. read more
Lindt & Sprüngli invests $201m to expand US chocolate plant

Lindt & Sprüngli invests $201m to expand US chocolate plant

26/07/2018 - 10:04
Chocolate producer Lindt & Sprüngli has announced that it will invest CHF 200 million ($201 million) to expand its chocolate production facility in Stratham, New Hampshire. read more
Illicit tobacco sales will cost SA R7bn this year, says Tisa

Illicit tobacco sales will cost SA R7bn this year, says Tisa

06/07/2018 - 13:21
Tobacco Institute report claims suspended SARS commissioner Tom Moyane turned a blind eye to the illicit cigarette industry. read more
Construction index reflects big downturn in building materials sales

Construction index reflects big downturn in building materials sales

20/06/2018 - 09:36
The Afrimat Construction Index for the first quarter of 2018 shows a large downturn year on year as SA’s mining and construction industries remain mired in negative territory.  read more
Albie Cilliers scores major victory in KWV share ruling

Albie Cilliers scores major victory in KWV share ruling

15/06/2018 - 08:24
Shareholder activist Albie Cilliers has secured a major victory over La Concorde Holdings, which is controlled by Hosken Consolidated Investments (HCI), in his almost two-year legal battle to get fair payment for his KWV shares. read more
EU plans ban on plastic straws and other single-use plastics

EU plans ban on plastic straws and other single-use plastics

30/05/2018 - 13:54
Single-use plastic products such as straws and drink stirrers may be banned across much of Europe under proposals put forward by the European Union (EU). read more
Vanilla production drops as demand grows

Vanilla production drops as demand grows

15/05/2018 - 11:26
In 2016, the vanilla market dropped to 7 100 tons, caused by the reduction of global vanilla production due to harvest cuts in Madagascar and Indonesia. At the same time, demand for vanilla continues to grow against the backdrop of growing demand from the food, flavours and cosmetic industries.  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
Cocoa industry under attack for failing to act on child labour

Cocoa industry under attack for failing to act on child labour

20/04/2018 - 08:31
The cocoa industry is nowhere close to meeting its commitments to reducing child labour and environmental degradation and, in the top growers, the number of children working to produce the chocolate ingredient is actually increasing, according to a report. read more
Oreos to be made exclusively from sustainable cocoa

Oreos to be made exclusively from sustainable cocoa

18/04/2018 - 14:31
Mondelēz has committed to using only sustainable cocoa in the production of its Oreo biscuits from the end of March onwards. 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
Plastics Industry helps South Africans save water and deal with drought impact

Plastics Industry helps South Africans save water and deal with drought impact

15/02/2018 - 11:50
It was once said that innovation is not born from a dream but from a struggle. As a nation facing the impact of drought and water shortages in many of our provinces, this sentiment has proven to be particularly true for the South African plastics industry. read more
Twinings invests to improve lives of tea workers in India

Twinings invests to improve lives of tea workers in India

14/02/2018 - 15:51
Associated British Foods-owned Twinings has announced a further five years of funding for its partnership with Unicef, with the aim of enhancing the lives of children and women living on tea estates in Assam, in north-east India.  read more
Häagen-Dazs releases new ice cream flavour for Valentine’s Day

Häagen-Dazs releases new ice cream flavour for Valentine’s Day

12/02/2018 - 10:30
Ice cream company Häagen-Dazs has launched a new limited-edition Cherry Blossom ice cream for the UK market in the run-up to Valentine’s Day. read more
SA industries taking strain in low growth environment

SA industries taking strain in low growth environment

18/07/2016 - 15:31
Cape Town - With economic growth predicted at its lowest levels since 2009, the various industries in South Africa are also feeling the pinch, with turnover declining by 5.1% in the first quarter of 2016. read more