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Coffee co-operatives - every cup tells a story
Coffee co-operatives - every cup tells a story

When you visit co-operatives and see what goes into producing your coffee, you gain a new appreciation for your morning cup...

7 hours ago

Koo won Overall Favourite Brand in the consumer section.
#TopBrands2019: Dishing up more love

It was a night of consistency at the 21st Sunday Times Top Brands Awards held at The Venue, The Houghton Hotel last night. Koo won Overall Favourite Brand in the consumer section...

By Danette Breitenbach 3 days ago

#FoodNextAfrica: The SA food startup championing traditional African flavours
#FoodNextAfrica: The SA food startup championing traditional African flavours

Young entrepreneur Sipamandla Manqele is using food to inspire pride in indigenous African ingredients, while uplifting the small-scale farmers and communities involved in their cultivation...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 17 Sep 2019

ECDC explores trade opportunities in Nigeria and China
ECDC explores trade opportunities in Nigeria and China

The Eastern Cape Development Corporation recently concluded a two-week long trade promotion tour of Nigeria and China aimed at improving trade between the Eastern Cape and these two fast-growing economies...

13 Sep 2019

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The significant shift from aspirational to inspirational brands

The Top Million research report into South Africa's top million households in 2019 - with a combined buying power of R700 billion - looks at what drives this 'Upper Middle Class'; what they are spending on; where they have cut back; and how marketers can reach this group...?

By Louise Marsland 13 Sep 2019

KDV launches Monument Distillers in Kenya
KDV launches Monument Distillers in Kenya

Premium drinks business Kensington Distillers and Vintners London, has extended its African footprint by entering the Kenyan market as Monument Distillers Kenya...

12 Sep 2019

Nestlé announces winners of sub-Saharan Africa innovation challenge
Nestlé announces winners of sub-Saharan Africa innovation challenge

African startups Shopit, Exportunity and Wakulima from South Africa, Benin and Tanzania respectively, emerged the winners of the Nestlé Research and Development sub-Saharan innovation challenge...

4 Sep 2019

Distilled Spirits Council brings American spirit(s) to SA
Distilled Spirits Council brings American spirit(s) to SA

Six American distillers will have their spirits introduced to the South African market as part of the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States' series of tasting events around South Africa this year...

30 Aug 2019

Shop Association releases Storedits global display research
Shop Association releases Storedits global display research

A new research report from Shop Environments Association, Storedits: Skin Care, Make-up and Cosmetics, shares findings from 177 store audits of skin care, make-up, and cosmetics displays across Europe, Asia, Africa...

30 Aug 2019

WWF and SA retailers team up to simplify recycling labels
WWF and SA retailers team up to simplify recycling labels

Some of SA's biggest retailers, with the aid of WWF, are rolling out standardised recycling instructions, known as On Pack Recycling Labels (OPRLs), which will indicate whether the packaging can or cannot be recycled...

28 Aug 2019

Coca-Cola Beverages Africa acquires majority stake in Eswatini bottler
Coca-Cola Beverages Africa acquires majority stake in Eswatini bottler

Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) has acquired a 60% share in the soft drinks business of Eswatini Beverages Limited...

27 Aug 2019

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Africa Halal Week returns to Cape Town

In 2018, 66 exhibitors displayed their products in the food, beverage, fashion and services sectors such as tourism, 20 international buyers of Halal products attended which formed part of the 25 international guests...

26 Aug 2019

Key insights into the global beef market
Key insights into the global beef market

Rising demand in China boosts imports up, securing new opportunities for foreign suppliers...

23 Aug 2019

BAT eyes vaping growth in Africa with Twisp takeover
BAT eyes vaping growth in Africa with Twisp takeover

British American Tobacco's acquisition of South African e-cigarette maker Twisp won approval from South Africa's Competition Tribunal on Tuesday...

15 Aug 2019

Philip Morris opens first IQOS flagship in Africa
Philip Morris opens first IQOS flagship in Africa

The only IQOS standalone store on the African continent opened its doors in South Africa recently. The flagship boutique in Sandton City Shopping Centre will help Philip Morris introduce more consumers...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 6 Aug 2019

#Newsmaker: Nqabisa Gabriel on driving sales of plant-based protein products
#Newsmaker: Nqabisa Gabriel on driving sales of plant-based protein products

Infinite Foods, a distributor, licensor and manufacturer of plant-based protein products, has appointed Nqabisa Gabriel as its area sales manager...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 2 Aug 2019

Major shifts on the horizon in Nigeria's consumer landscape
Major shifts on the horizon in Nigeria's consumer landscape

The Nigerian consumer landscape is set for a multitude of shifts. By 2025, 55% of Nigerians will live in cities or towns as a result of 50% growth in population in urban areas, which represents the fastest urban growth rate globally...

1 Aug 2019

How SAB (almost completely) localised its supply chain
How SAB (almost completely) localised its supply chain

The South African Breweries sources nearly all of its raw materials - used in the brewing process - from local South African suppliers...

31 Jul 2019

Unilever holds first Beauty with Purpose Showcase in South Africa
Unilever holds first Beauty with Purpose Showcase in South Africa

Unilever recently held its first Beauty with Purpose Showcase on the African continent in Durban, South Africa. The event featured industry partners and collaborators...

29 Jul 2019

Pernod Ricard acquires majority stake in SA spirit maker Inverroche
Pernod Ricard acquires majority stake in SA spirit maker Inverroche

Drinks giant Pernod Ricard, through its affiliate Pernod Ricard South Africa, is acquiring a majority stake in South African craft spirit brand Inverroche...

26 Jul 2019

SA brands among top 10 Design Impact Awards winners
SA brands among top 10 Design Impact Awards winners

South African entrants Maq and Playboy Deodorants are among the top 10 winning brands in the 2019 Nielsen Design Impact Awards, which recognise successful package redesigns in the global CPG space...

26 Jul 2019

3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office
3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office

Since 2001, Bizcommunity anticipated the role of company culture as intellectual capital. Biz Press Offices are a "glass box" game changer, offering a window into 18 industry communities...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Jul 2019

Kevin Kruger has joined BMi Research as its new chief executive officer.
#Newsmaker: Kevin Kruger joins BMi Research as chief executive officer

Kevin Kruger joined BMi Research, last month, as its new chief executive officer and took over from Gareth Pearson who led the organisation for the last 19 years...

By Jessica Tennant 23 Jul 2019

What do South Africans think about SA's proposed Tobacco Bill?
What do South Africans think about SA's proposed Tobacco Bill?

The general public views the burgeoning growth of illegal cigarette sales in the country as of far greater importance to address, than Government's proposed plain packaging for tobacco products...

23 Jul 2019

Tertius Carstens, CEO of Pioneer Foods, and Eugene Willemsen, CEO, PepsiCo sub-Saharan Africa.
PepsiCo eyes growth in Africa with $1.7bn Pioneer Foods acquisition

Multinational snack foods and beverage giant PepsiCo has entered into an agreement to acquire South Africa's Pioneer Foods Group for approximately $1.7 billion...

19 Jul 2019

#IRIGrowthSummit: Invest in the tech of tomorrow to thrive in FMCG
#IRIGrowthSummit: Invest in the tech of tomorrow to thrive in FMCG

At the IRI International Growth Summit held in London this week, Andrew Appel discussed his views on data and technology as the next enablers of competitive advantage in a rapidly changing FMCG environment...

11 Jul 2019

Sustainability challenges spur innovation among food and beverage manufacturers
Sustainability challenges spur innovation among food and beverage manufacturers

Modern manufacturers must meet consumer demands for quality and cost while simultaneously recognising the emerging realities of climate change...

9 Jul 2019

Pernod Ricard's Paul Scanlon on adapting to change in the liquor business
Pernod Ricard's Paul Scanlon on adapting to change in the liquor business

Meet Paul Scanlon, Pernod Ricard South Africa's managing director for the past four years...

8 Jul 2019

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Using citrus and grape by-products to preserve food

According to an interdisciplinary study at Stellenbosch University, large amounts of citrus and grape by-products that are normally treated as waste and generally disposed of in landfills could potentially be used in the production of natural food preservatives...

4 Jul 2019

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