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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
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
PET plastic producers in the spotlight

PET plastic producers in the spotlight

16/11/2018 - 09:42
AMID mounting pressure on major retailers and brand owners to be more environmentally-minded, one of the country’s leading food packaging producers has become the first in the PET thermoform plastics sector to join voluntary national Extended Producer Responsibility body the PET Recycling Company (PETCO). read more
What Nestlé’s attempt to trademark the shape of a KitKat teaches us about design

What Nestlé’s attempt to trademark the shape of a KitKat teaches us about design

05/11/2018 - 09:12
For many people there is something irresistible about chocolate. But in the hungry rush to make it part of our bodies there is a missed opportunity to meditate on the different gestural experiences chocolate affords. read more
Pick n Pay to phase out plastic straws and trial paper bags by end of December

Pick n Pay to phase out plastic straws and trial paper bags by end of December

01/11/2018 - 15:42
Consumers have become increasingly concerned about plastic waste. But if we are to experience a real shift in behaviour and make a sustainable long-term impact in our environment, we need to reinforce the message of reduce, reuse and recycle. 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
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
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
Mondelēz aims to make all of its packaging recyclable by 2025

Mondelēz aims to make all of its packaging recyclable by 2025

11/10/2018 - 08:14
Mondelēz International has announced that it will make all of its packaging recyclable by 2025, as the company aims to reduce waste levels and create a circular economy for 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
Beware the greenwashers - 5 Tips to help the conscious consumer make better choices

Beware the greenwashers - 5 Tips to help the conscious consumer make better choices

20/09/2018 - 10:03
Consumers are often misled to believe they are helping the environment when buying products that are supposedly green. However, on closer inspection, not all green products are created equal. Enters greenwashing. 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
Re-thinking your packaging design for the new digital consumer

Re-thinking your packaging design for the new digital consumer

21/08/2018 - 11:15
iCitizens; Millennials; digital natives; call them what you will, but if your business model is still trying to catch up with what ‘them confounded Millennials’ want in packaging, you are going to get left behind by a new “generation” of Digital Nomads. And it has less to do with age and more to do with their increased buying power, tech savviness, global connectedness, environmental concern and an insatiable craving for instant gratification and the experiential. read more
AB InBev launches accelerator to help fund sustainability start-ups

AB InBev launches accelerator to help fund sustainability start-ups

16/08/2018 - 09:36
AB InBev has launched a new green innovation accelerator as it aims to tackle some of the most pressing sustainability issues.  read more
Mondi to cash in on eco-friendly alternatives

Mondi to cash in on eco-friendly alternatives

14/08/2018 - 14:08
Over the past decade, Mondi’s strategic focus has been on building capacity, driving efficiency and making well-executed acquisitions. The strategy is paying off for the €7.5bn annual revenue paper packaging group.  read more
Woolworths pilots SA's first in-store recycling vending machine

Woolworths pilots SA's first in-store recycling vending machine

08/08/2018 - 09:08
In line with its recent announcement to achieve ZERO packaging waste to landfill by 2022, Woolworths has launched the customer trial of an integrated reverse vending machine in its flagship green store, Woolworths Palmyra in Claremont. This is good news for the many South African consumers who have called on retailers and manufacturers to reduce packaging waste. read more
Woolworths steps up action on plastic packaging

Woolworths steps up action on plastic packaging

07/06/2018 - 11:12
Woolworths plans to phase out nonrecyclable plastic packaging for its own products — as well as plastic shopping bags, straws and earbuds — by 2022. 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
Colgate-Palmolive commits to 100% recyclability of plastic packaging by 2025

Colgate-Palmolive commits to 100% recyclability of plastic packaging by 2025

24/05/2018 - 16:28
Colgate-Palmolive Company has committed to 100% recyclability of plastics in packaging across all its product categories by 2025. read more
Tesco reduces use of best before dates in a bid to cut food waste

Tesco reduces use of best before dates in a bid to cut food waste

22/05/2018 - 14:25
Tesco will remove best before dates on the packaging of nearly 70 of its fruit and vegetable lines as it aims to reduce food waste.  read more
Pick n Pay brings more flavour and variety with new fresh offering

Pick n Pay brings more flavour and variety with new fresh offering

21/05/2018 - 13:41
Pick n Pay has relaunched its fresh offering, introducing both new product lines and new packaging, underpinned by its new fresh promise – Perfectly fresh, whatever it takes. The lines will offer something for all tastes and budgets and will be rolled out from this month. read more
Pernod Ricard launches limited-edition Absolut America bottle

Pernod Ricard launches limited-edition Absolut America bottle

09/05/2018 - 09:40
Pernod Ricard-owned Absolut has launched a limited-edition bottle design ahead of summer in the US, featuring red, white and blue packaging. read more
Bill to get cigarettes into plain packaging now out for public comment

Bill to get cigarettes into plain packaging now out for public comment

04/05/2018 - 13:11
The Cabinet has approved the Control of Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Bill for public comment. read more
Sainsbury's offers new 'touch-free' meat packaging for millennials

Sainsbury's offers new 'touch-free' meat packaging for millennials

18/04/2018 - 11:08
UK retailer Sainsbury’s has said it will introduce straight-to-pan plastic pouches for meat products. read more
Nestlé to make all packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025

Nestlé to make all packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025

11/04/2018 - 11:41
Nestlé has joined the fight against plastic waste as the company has announced its ambition to make all of its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025. read more
How packaging design can impact in-store promotion

How packaging design can impact in-store promotion

02/03/2018 - 09:37
Marketing professionals, from brand managers to chief marketing officers, are being challenged by retailers to optimise the way they inhabit brick-and-mortar store space by demonstrating new ways of capturing consumer interest and demonstrating this through increased sales.  read more
Nestlé Waters introduces 100% recycled plastic bottle

Nestlé Waters introduces 100% recycled plastic bottle

23/02/2018 - 13:52
Nestlé Waters has announced the introduction of a new bottle made entirely from recycled plastic for its Nestlé Pure Life water brand. read more
Asda to make 100% of its own-brand plastic packaging recyclable by 2025

Asda to make 100% of its own-brand plastic packaging recyclable by 2025

06/02/2018 - 10:38
UK supermarket chain Asda has announced a new recycling strategy, which will see the brand ditch single-use plastic bags by the end of the year and make 100% of its own-brand plastic packaging recyclable by 2025. 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
Budweiser symbol reveals if beer is made using renewable energy

Budweiser symbol reveals if beer is made using renewable energy

25/01/2018 - 07:52
AB InBev aims to brew all of its Budweiser beers using 100% renewable electricity by 2025 as it unveils a new symbol on its packaging that indicates when the beer is made using green energy. read more
Evian to make all bottles with 100% recycled plastic by 2025

Evian to make all bottles with 100% recycled plastic by 2025

24/01/2018 - 15:44
Danone-owned Evian is the latest brand to commit to reducing its carbon footprint with the announcement that it will make all of its plastic bottles from 100% recycled plastic by 2025. read more
World’s biggest brands put on notice over 5,000,000-tonne laminate packaging problem

World’s biggest brands put on notice over 5,000,000-tonne laminate packaging problem

24/01/2018 - 11:29
Big brands have been put on notice about their inaction over the world’s growing 5,000,000-tonne problem of plastic aluminium laminate waste. read more
Waitrose to cut black plastic from its own-label products

Waitrose to cut black plastic from its own-label products

23/01/2018 - 15:07
British supermarket Waitrose will eliminate black plastic packaging from its own-label products by the end of 2019, as it follows a series of pledges by supermarkets and companies to reduce their plastic usage. read more
Coca-Cola Company announces global plan to reduce packaging waste

Coca-Cola Company announces global plan to reduce packaging waste

22/01/2018 - 10:48
The Coca-Cola Company announced today that it is fundamentally reshaping its approach to packaging, with a global goal to help collect and recycle the equivalent of 100% of its packaging by 2030. read more
Why Sappi bought speciality paper business in Europe

Why Sappi bought speciality paper business in Europe

19/12/2017 - 13:57
Sappi’s acquisition of a speciality paper business in Europe will help the company to reach its target of deriving a quarter of profits from speciality paper by 2020, says CEO Steve Binnie. read more
Bowcalf adds fizz to SoftBev decision

Bowcalf adds fizz to SoftBev decision

09/11/2017 - 13:56
Plastics packaging specialist Bowler Metcalf (Bowcalf) served up a dose of good news to shareholders on its investment in struggling soft-drink bottler SoftBev at its annual general meeting on Wednesday. read more
 Evian aims to deflect water criticism by going carbon neutral

Evian aims to deflect water criticism by going carbon neutral

12/09/2017 - 15:17
Evian aims to become the first major spring water brand to go carbon neutral amid criticism that packaging water from the French Alps and transporting it around the world in plastic bottles causes unnecessary environmental damage. read more
Sappi shares wobble after quarterly earnings report

Sappi shares wobble after quarterly earnings report

03/08/2017 - 13:45
Sappi shares wobbled in early trade on the JSE, losing 2%, after the paper and pulp producer forecast lower operating performance in its fourth quarter. It cited higher prices for raw materials and a stronger rand. read more
Marks & Spencer reduces snack food packaging

Marks & Spencer reduces snack food packaging

19/07/2017 - 10:59
UK retailer Marks & Spencer is cutting the amount of packaging used for its snack products such as crisps and popcorn by reducing the pocket of air at the top of the bag. read more
 Mondi introduces packaging solution for watermelons

Mondi introduces packaging solution for watermelons

17/07/2017 - 15:14
Packaging and paper group Mondi has launched a new packaging solution for watermelon transportation and storage, which will enhance product appearance at the point of sale. read more
What is the investment case for Mondi and the resurgent Sappi?

What is the investment case for Mondi and the resurgent Sappi?

26/05/2017 - 12:05
Mondi's market cap has grown fourfold since 2007, largely as a result of its focus on packaging, while Sappi's stock is at a record high.  read more
Packaging group Mondi tackles food waste

Packaging group Mondi tackles food waste

11/05/2017 - 09:25
International packaging and paper group Mondi outlined its plans for development at the Interpak 2017 trade fair in Düsseldorf last week. read more
Tetra Pak launches new aseptic carton with bio-based plastic film and cap

Tetra Pak launches new aseptic carton with bio-based plastic film and cap

09/12/2016 - 11:21
Tetra Pak has launched a new version of its Tetra Brik Aseptic 1000 Edge carton, this time incorporating a bio-based plastic film and cap, made from polymers derived from sugar cane. read more
Mondi showcases flexible on-the-go packaging

Mondi showcases flexible on-the-go packaging

29/11/2016 - 15:32
International packaging and paper group Mondi is taking advantage of the growing snacks-on-the-go market, presenting new innovations in flexible packaging at the Packaging Innovations event in Amsterdam on Wednesday 23 and Thursday 24 November. read more
Mondi seeking deals to capture growth in consumer packaging

Mondi seeking deals to capture growth in consumer packaging

22/11/2016 - 10:11
Mondi Ltd. is seeking to acquire more companies making the type of flexible packaging used for items like pet food pouches, as the South African manufacturer taps growing demand from the consumer-goods industry. read more
Corrugated packaging: The number-one choice

Corrugated packaging: The number-one choice

14/11/2016 - 11:10
A new study has revealed that corrugated packaging keeps produce fresher than plastic, with corrugated fibres helping to trap and stifle microorganisms. read more
Boxmore wins first place for Ina Paarman Dressing bottle design

Boxmore wins first place for Ina Paarman Dressing bottle design

04/11/2016 - 10:30
The International Union of Food Science and Technology's (IUFoST) Global Food Industry Award has recognised Boxmore Packaging's Ina Paarman Dressing bottle design, presenting it with first place for Packaging Innovation. read more
Mondi increases operating profit despite headwinds

Mondi increases operating profit despite headwinds

14/10/2016 - 10:46
Mondi says underlying operating profit for the third quarter of 2016 of €227m is a modest 3% higher than in the same period in 2015. read more
Packaging industry needs to be ready for 2017 boom

Packaging industry needs to be ready for 2017 boom

06/09/2016 - 16:02
A few decades ago, packaging companies needed more tons of machinery to produce the output that they do today. Back then, the more heavy machinery they had, the more value was produced. Now, things are done differently; with less material. The difference is information. read more
Milk-based packing ticks lots of boxes

Milk-based packing ticks lots of boxes

26/08/2016 - 10:33
MUCH of the plastic packaging used for food can be recycled, from egg containers to milk jugs, to butter tubs. But what about that thin plastic film stretched around wedges of cheese or rib-eye steaks? read more
Mondi to buy Russian packaging company

Mondi to buy Russian packaging company

11/07/2016 - 11:23
MONDI is acquiring Russian flexible packaging maker Uralplastic for an undisclosed amount. read more
Poor packaging hampers Ghana’s exports - Ghana

Poor packaging hampers Ghana’s exports - Ghana

23/09/2014 - 10:47
Ghanaian products are unable to penetrate the international market due to poor packaging, labelling, and the inability of export-oriented companies to meet local and international export specifications. read more
Pfizer eyes AstraZeneca drug company

Pfizer eyes AstraZeneca drug company

22/04/2014 - 10:35
London - Pfizer may come back to bid for British drug company AstraZeneca after its reported $101bn takeover approach was rejected, since a deal could make sense for the US pharmaceuticals giant as it seeks to build up its cancer franchise. read more
Superior Milling Company to launch new maize products, Zambia

Superior Milling Company to launch new maize products, Zambia

17/04/2014 - 10:43
Superior Milling Company, which has resolved to buy 80,000 tonnes of maize from local farmers this harvest season, will soon launch new maize meal products on the local market. read more
Zambian Breweries records low sales volumes

Zambian Breweries records low sales volumes

17/04/2014 - 10:28
Zambian Breweries (ZB) has recorded low sales volumes in the fourth quarter of this year due to the increase in excise duty on clear beer. read more
SABMiller’s Okahandja brewery due to open in mod-2014, Namibia

SABMiller’s Okahandja brewery due to open in mod-2014, Namibia

16/04/2014 - 10:52
Scheduled to start operating in the middle of the year, SABMiller’s 260,000 hectolitre (hL) will rank amongst the 30 best breweries owned and operated by SABMiller and will be the fifth best brewery in terms of water usage, making it one of the most technologically efficient brewing plants on the continent. read more
Guinness posts N53bn turnover in six months, Nigeria

Guinness posts N53bn turnover in six months, Nigeria

15/04/2014 - 09:07
Guinness Nigeria Plc has recorded a turnover of N53 billion for the half year period ended 31 December 2013. The company results appeared to be impacted by continuing softness of the beer market. read more
SABMiller's Zim unit hit by slower spend

SABMiller's Zim unit hit by slower spend

14/04/2014 - 07:35
Harare - Delta Corporation, the Zimbabwe-based unit of SABMiller [JSE:SAB], will report an 18% decline in full-year 2014 lager beer volumes, the company has said.  read more
Bottler sugar duty suspended, Zim

Bottler sugar duty suspended, Zim

10/04/2014 - 10:52
HARARE - Government has suspended duty on bottler grade sugar for six months, according to the latest Government Gazette. read more
Coffee output declines, Zambia

Coffee output declines, Zambia

09/04/2014 - 08:53
Zambia’s coffee production has declined from 450 tonnes recorded in 2013 to 200 tonnes this year, due to lack of a tree agriculture policy and long-term financing. read more
Pioneer Foods expects higher earnings

Pioneer Foods expects higher earnings

07/04/2014 - 08:00
Johannesburg - South African food manufacturer Pioneer Foods said it expected half year earnings to rise by as much as 110% as it benefitted from cost cutting measures, among others. read more
Dairibord in plant closure, Zimbabwe

Dairibord in plant closure, Zimbabwe

03/04/2014 - 15:03
HARARE - Listed Dairibord Holdings Limited (Dairibord) plans to shut down its Gweru plant as part of strategies to contain costs and rationalise operations. read more
Beer prices increase, Zambia

Beer prices increase, Zambia

31/03/2014 - 09:16
Zambian Breweries (ZB) Plc has increased prices of clear beer and other alcoholic beverages with effect from last week.  read more
China's deal to end European wine probe

China's deal to end European wine probe

27/03/2014 - 12:05
Beijing - China's commerce minister said the Chinese and European wine industries had reached a deal to end an anti-dumping and anti-subsidy probe into European wine imports, ahead of a trip to Europe by China's president. read more
FreshStop opens its 157th store

FreshStop opens its 157th store

26/03/2014 - 13:49
Located on the corner of Trichardts and Dassen Roads, Impala Park in Boksburg, FreshStop Northpoint Service Station opened its doors on 20 March 2014 after its previously unbranded store was converted into a completely renovated and modern FreshStop convenience store. In addition to the store conversion, the fuel forecourt has also been upgraded and now displays the latest 20/20 Caltex imagery. read more
Weetabix East Africa investment to double

Weetabix East Africa investment to double

26/03/2014 - 12:17
Cereal manufacturer Weetabix East Africa plans to double its investment in the region to Sh200 million this year. Speaking during a media tour at the Weetabix plant in Nairobi, managing director Ahsan Manji said the demand of cereals has increased tremendously to 8.5 million kilograms this year from 1.5m kilograms last year. He said they have an 81 per cent control of the Kenyan market with a 99 per cent spontaneous recall rate on brand awareness. read more
NBL headline earnings expected to rise

NBL headline earnings expected to rise

24/03/2014 - 09:45
Namibia Breweries Limited (NBL) said yesterday that it anticipates earnings per share and headline earnings per share for the period ended 31 December 2013 to be higher by between 37% and 41% and between 17% and 20%, respectively from those of the comparative period the previous year.  read more
Guinness Ghana unveils new-look Star Beer

Guinness Ghana unveils new-look Star Beer

20/03/2014 - 13:28
Guinness Ghana Breweries Ltd (GGBL) has unveiled a new-look Star lager beer in commemoration of Ghana’s 57th Independence anniversary. read more
KRA to push for stiff fines in war on fake products

KRA to push for stiff fines in war on fake products

20/03/2014 - 13:16
Kenya Revenue Authority has backed rallying calls by manufacturers to classify counterfeiting of goods as an economic crime through an amendment to Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes Act 2013.  read more
Brewers evading tax, says Nacada, Kenya

Brewers evading tax, says Nacada, Kenya

20/03/2014 - 12:11
The National Authority for Campaign against Alcohol and Drug Abuse has said more than half of brewers in the country are not remitting tax. read more
World's biggest banana firm formed

World's biggest banana firm formed

12/03/2014 - 11:21
Dublin - US fruit firm Chiquita Brands and Irish rival Fyffes, Europe's largest distributor, have struck an all-stock merger deal to create the world's biggest banana supplier. read more
Zambian Breweries to invest $35.2m in MFEZ malting plant

Zambian Breweries to invest $35.2m in MFEZ malting plant

12/03/2014 - 11:18
Zambian Breweries Plc has signed a lease agreement with the Lusaka South Multi Facility Economic Zone (MFEZ) Limited for the construction of a US$35.2 million malting plant. read more
Trade Minister lauds Guinness Ghana's novel portable packaging line

Trade Minister lauds Guinness Ghana's novel portable packaging line

11/03/2014 - 08:29
Trade and Industry Minister, Haruna Iddrisu, has extolled Guinness Ghana's innovative portable spirits packaging and bottling line, a first in Africa. read more
Cattle population expected to double in Zambia

Cattle population expected to double in Zambia

11/03/2014 - 07:41
Cattle population in the country is expected to hit the five million mark by 2015, due to various measures to be taken by the Government. read more
Heineken sees 2014 sales advancing

Heineken sees 2014 sales advancing

06/03/2014 - 14:09
London - Heineken NV, the world’s third-biggest brewer, expects sales to advance this year after reporting a decline in 2013 profit amid weak consumption in central and eastern Europe.  read more
Tanzania tea sales down at Mombasa auction: board

Tanzania tea sales down at Mombasa auction: board

04/03/2014 - 11:15
Dar es Salaam. Tanzania’s tea dealers are depending on private contracts in selling their produce instead of the Mombasa auction. read more
 Zambia concerned with the trade barriers South Africa has imposed on its products

Zambia concerned with the trade barriers South Africa has imposed on its products

28/02/2014 - 09:25
Government says it is concerned with the trade barriers South Africa has imposed on some Zambian products and has led to trade imbalances between the two countries, with earnings standing at K5.65 billion per annum. read more
EABL raises concern over Senator Keg levy

EABL raises concern over Senator Keg levy

24/02/2014 - 11:45
There are concerns of job losses in the beer industry following shut down of distributorship and outlets dealing in East African Breweries low-end beer Senator.  read more
Ingenuity buoys Delta, Zim’s largest brewer

Ingenuity buoys Delta, Zim’s largest brewer

21/02/2014 - 10:13
Harare - Mobile telecommunications group Econet Wireless Zimbabwe (Econet) and beverages maker Delta Corporation (Delta) capped 2013 with a fine performance buoyed by innovations at a time most companies in the country are struggling to stay afloat. read more
Nampak opens new plastic closures line in Lagos, Nigeria

Nampak opens new plastic closures line in Lagos, Nigeria

21/02/2014 - 10:00
Nampak has commissioned a new plastic closures line in Lagos, Nigeria. Nampak South Africa has a long-standing strategic partnership with Bericap, Germany who agreed to extend the manufacturing licence to include Nampak Nigeria. The initial product will be closures for still water and will be followed by carbonated soft drink closures. read more
Namibia Breweries Chinese consignment exceeds expectations

Namibia Breweries Chinese consignment exceeds expectations

18/02/2014 - 12:28
Namibia Breweries Limited (NBL) announced last month that its first consignment of Windhoek Lager to China has exceeded all expectations. read more
Fishing rights appeal deadline looms

Fishing rights appeal deadline looms

12/02/2014 - 08:52
Cape Town - The deadline for appeals by the public in the long-term fishing rights allocation process is next Friday, the fisheries department said.  read more
Botswana Accepts South Africa’s Bottled Water Standard

Botswana Accepts South Africa’s Bottled Water Standard

06/02/2014 - 13:14
Botswana, an important trading partner for local companies, has through the Botswana Bureau of Standards (BOBS) agreed to partner with the South African National Bottled Water Association (SANBWA) to minimise duplication pertaining to the importation of local bottled water brands into that country. read more
Namibian meat exports to South Africa continues

Namibian meat exports to South Africa continues

05/02/2014 - 08:28
WINDHOEK – Cattle and sheep export negotiations between Namibia and South Africa are ongoing as South Africa (SA) is still in the process of harmonising its meat imports’ requirements. - read more
Unilever to stick to emerging markets' growth strategy

Unilever to stick to emerging markets' growth strategy

04/02/2014 - 08:35
Unilever said it would stick to its emerging markets growth strategy, as a fourth-quarter recovery in sales in the region boosted the consumer goods maker’s 2013 results and reassured investors who had been worried about consumer demand there.  read more
Lager sales soar, Zambian Breweries

Lager sales soar, Zambian Breweries

03/02/2014 - 08:56
Zambian Breweries, a subsidiary of global brewer SABMiller, posted a growth rate of 12 per cent on lager volumes at the end of 2013 buoyed by expansion projects that led to an increased production. read more
Brewer allowed to take back Sh10m stock, Kenya

Brewer allowed to take back Sh10m stock, Kenya

27/01/2014 - 12:08
Kenya Breweries Limited has been allowed to access a warehouse of one of its distributors and reposess its stock worth Sh10.9 million.  read more
Davos: Mexico lures $6bn in investments

Davos: Mexico lures $6bn in investments

27/01/2014 - 07:42
Davos - Pepsico and Nestle on Friday announced major investments worth a combined $6bn in Mexico, where the government has just pushed through a series of economic reforms that aim to boost foreign investment and growth. read more
Cobra products in shortage in Zimbabwe after firm closes

Cobra products in shortage in Zimbabwe after firm closes

23/01/2014 - 10:11
HARARE - Products of global consumer hygiene and health manufacture, Reckitt Benckiser (RB), such as ‘Cobra’, are in short supply in most retail chains following the closure of its local factory. read more
Apple to refund $32.5 million in purchases made by kids

Apple to refund $32.5 million in purchases made by kids

17/01/2014 - 08:37
Apple Inc will refund consumers at least $32.5 million to settle a longstanding complaint that the technology company billed U.S. consumers for charges incurred by children through mobile apps without their parents’ consent. read more
Horsemeat: Dutch firms to recall products

Horsemeat: Dutch firms to recall products

15/01/2014 - 09:00
Amsterdam - Dutch food safety authorities ordered five Dutch companies to recall 11 000 kg of improperly labelled French horsemeat that was turned into food products in the Netherlands, the Economic Affairs Ministry said in letter published on Tuesday.  read more
SABMiller’s Delta negotiates excise duty reduction, Zimbabwe

SABMiller’s Delta negotiates excise duty reduction, Zimbabwe

15/01/2014 - 08:52
HARARE - SABMiller’s Zimbabwe unit Delta Corporation (Delta) says it is negotiating with government over a possible reduction of excise duty which has taken a toll on the group’s lager beer volumes. read more
Cream recalled after E. Coli scare, New Zealand

Cream recalled after E. Coli scare, New Zealand

15/01/2014 - 07:59
New Zealand's Fonterra said it was recalling products distributed in the country that had been contaminated with E.Coli bacteria in the second food-safety scare faced by the company in less than six months. read more
American firm in talks to buy Botswana Meat Commission

American firm in talks to buy Botswana Meat Commission

14/01/2014 - 09:05
An American company, Africa Farm Lands, has approached the Minister of Agriculture, Christian De Graaf with the intention to buy the Botswana Meat Commission (BMC) and venture into full scale commercial agriculture in Botswana. read more
Botash partners Canadian firm in potash project

Botash partners Canadian firm in potash project

13/01/2014 - 09:40
A Toronto Stock Exchange-listed company, Great Quest Metals, says it has entered into an exclusive arrangement with Botswana Ash (Botash) to develop the potash brine potential of the Sua saltpans in the northeastern district.  read more
Namibia Breweries takeover of Camelthorn craft brewer approved

Namibia Breweries takeover of Camelthorn craft brewer approved

13/01/2014 - 09:10
The Namibian Competition Commission has approved the takeover of micro brewer, Camelthorn Brewing, by Namibia Breweries Limited. The approval is without conditions, the Commission announced.  read more
Ghana's Accra Brewery to inject $100m into expansion works

Ghana's Accra Brewery to inject $100m into expansion works

08/01/2014 - 11:43
Accra Breweries Limited, one of the major beverage manufacturing firms in Ghana, is to invest 100 million dollars to expand its operations in the country. read more
SABMiller’s first Namibian brewery to open in mid-2014

SABMiller’s first Namibian brewery to open in mid-2014

06/01/2014 - 11:58
Windhoek, SABMiller’s Namibian Brewery, currently under construction, is expected to begin brewing its first products in mid-2014, almost a year earlier than previously anticipated. read more
Namibia eyes Hong Kong meat market

Namibia eyes Hong Kong meat market

06/01/2014 - 11:01
The Meat Board of Namibia will soon release a report on a market exploration visit to Hong Kong concluded towards the end of last year. The visit included the Ministry of Trade and Industry and potential exporters. read more
Carlsberg expands into China

Carlsberg expands into China

06/01/2014 - 09:54
Danish brewer Carlsberg says it has bought the owner of eight Chinese breweries for 1.4 billion kroner (188 million euros, $258 million) as it continues to grow outside the sluggish markets of western Europe. read more