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Do you know where your coffee comes from? The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of knowing about our supply chains. Here, a woman carries harvested coffee beans in a coffee plantation in Mount Gorongosa, Mozambique, in August 2019. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
The coronavirus pandemic requires us to understand food's murky supply chains

Six months ago, you may not have thought much about where your groceries were produced. But chances are you're thinking about it now...

By Cory Searcy and Pavel Castka 6 Aug 2020

Global food prices continue to rise in July
Global food prices continue to rise in July

According to a United Nations report, global food prices continue their upward trajectory for the second consecutive month in July, led by vegetable oils and dairy products...

6 Aug 2020

Andrew Stein on how Game is rediscovering its retail mojo
Andrew Stein on how Game is rediscovering its retail mojo

Game's vice president shares how the retailer has navigated business challenges and opportunities over the last 50 years, and how it aims to remain relevant beyond 2020...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 31 Jul 2020

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Food giants appointing teams to focus on plant-based products

Food giants muscle in on booming alternative protein market, with dedicated teams to develop and sell plant-based alternatives to meat and dairy...

30 Jul 2020

Food security: How will we feed 9 billion mouths by 2037?
Food security: How will we feed 9 billion mouths by 2037?

We need to consider all historical factors if we want to provide safe and secure food for future generations...

By Dr Peter Oberem 27 Jul 2020

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Nespresso introduces new Ugandan coffee through Reviving Origins programme

Launched in 2019, the Reviving Origins programme aims to restore coffee production in regions where it is under threat...

3 Jul 2020

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Kim Kardashian West sells stake in beauty brand to Coty for $200m

Global cosmetics company Coty Inc. will acquire a 20% ownership interest in Kim Kardashian West's beauty business KKW Beauty for $200m.

30 Jun 2020

Mondelez International announces senior appointments in sub-Saharan Africa
Mondelez International announces senior appointments in sub-Saharan Africa

Mondelez International is bolstering its regional leadership by appointing a new president of sub-Saharan Africa and managing director in SA...

23 Jun 2020

Coca-Cola Africa commits $17m in response to Covid-19
Coca-Cola Africa commits $17m in response to Covid-19

Across Africa and in partnership with NGOs, Coca-Cola in Africa has been deploying a range of resources to support governments, communities and local economies in their urgent efforts to contain the spread and impact of the coronavirus since its outbreak on the continent...

19 Jun 2020

Nigerian retail and consumer landscape may never be the same again
Nigerian retail and consumer landscape may never be the same again

As Nigerian consumers emerge from a restricted living scenario unlike any they have experienced before, there are already big shifts in their consumption dynamics with some behaviours set to never return...

Issued by Nielsen 18 Jun 2020

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The impact of Covid-19 on food security in Africa

Supply chains, food and nutrition security, as well as current and future production functions, have been negatively impacted by a host of factors related to the Covid-19 crisis...

By Professor Njuguna S. Ndung'u 11 Jun 2020

Maggi freshens up online presence in Central and West Africa
Maggi freshens up online presence in Central and West Africa

Maggi has revealed a new website in Central and West Africa that offers fresh twists to popular African dishes. The brand has also released a second season of Yelo Pèppè...

8 Jun 2020

Consumer markets under pressure in 2020
Consumer markets under pressure in 2020

As Covid-19 shifts the global economic outlook into deep recession, reflecting the impact of social distancing measures on economic activity, no industry remains untouched...

By Camilla Butler 5 Jun 2020

Kotex launches global She Can Initiative on 100th anniversary
Kotex launches global She Can Initiative on 100th anniversary

Kotex is commemorating its 100th anniversary by committing to expand menstrual hygiene education and access through its global She Can Initiative...

2 Jun 2020

Covid-19 driving fundamental shifts in Africa's consumers
Covid-19 driving fundamental shifts in Africa's consumers

The Covid-19 pandemic has given rise to a new kind of African consumer who is already displaying fundamental shifts in consumption and purchase behaviour...

27 May 2020

There's a complex history of skin lighteners in Africa and beyond
There's a complex history of skin lighteners in Africa and beyond

Somali-American activists recently scored a victory against Amazon and against colourism, which is prejudice based on preference for people with lighter skin tones...

By Lynn M. Thomas 25 May 2020

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#LockdownLessons: Keeping spirits lifted while working from home

Young Living Essential Oils opened its South African office just 7 months ago, and now, like many of us, the local team is having to adapt to do business under lockdown...

22 May 2020

Tertius Carstens named CEO for PepsiCo sub-Saharan Africa
Tertius Carstens named CEO for PepsiCo sub-Saharan Africa

Tertius Carstens, the current CEO of Pioneer Foods, has been appointed CEO of PepsiCo sub-Saharan Africa with immediate effect...

19 May 2020

Covid-19 to fast-track online grocery shopping beyond 2021
Covid-19 to fast-track online grocery shopping beyond 2021

E-commerce is the fastest-growing channel for global packaged food sales, recording a 21% growth in 2014-2019, according to Euromonitor International...

4 May 2020

Build inclusive food systems to fight Covid-19
Build inclusive food systems to fight Covid-19

Food insecurity, malnutrition and poverty may intensify in Africa and other developing world nations as the Covid-19 pandemic deepens, making resilient and inclusive food systems to mitigate likely calamities urgent, a report says...

By Wilson Odhiambo 4 May 2020

CA&S Group acquires an equity shareholding in MACmobile
CA&S Group acquires an equity shareholding in MACmobile

CA&S Group, a parent company that specialises in the FMCG industry, has acquired a 47% shareholding in MACmobile, a provider of end-to-end cloud-based FMCG value chain solutions...

30 Apr 2020

Nestlé-IDH partnership to boost sourcing practices in Central, West Africa
Nestlé-IDH partnership to boost sourcing practices in Central, West Africa

The three-year partnership aims to support 25,000 farmers and 50 SMEs, as well as open up new markets for them...

28 Apr 2020

African farmers lose export market access amidst Covid-19 crisis
African farmers lose export market access amidst Covid-19 crisis

Millions of African smallholder farmers who grow fruits and vegetables (FFV) for export have lost market access as flights are cancelled and borders restricted around the world...

16 Apr 2020

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Why Covid-19 concerns could bode well for local brand growth

Local brands and products that embody homegrown heritage and represent support for local businesses are set to rise in popularity as consumers seek out trusted and transparent options...

Issued by Nielsen 9 Apr 2020

Covid-19 will bring about a retail apocalypse
Covid-19 will bring about a retail apocalypse

No one can truly know what the outcome of this pandemic will be, nor when the virus will pass or if it will ever be defeated. We will forever mark this moment as one of seismic significance...

By Howard Saunders 8 Apr 2020

The Bizcommunity: Not taking lockdown lying down
The Bizcommunity: Not taking lockdown lying down

In true South African spirit, even in times of adversity, daily stories of generosity and ingenuity abound. Never have we been more proud of how business communities are using our publishing platforms than since the outbreak of the Covid-19 coronavirus...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 6 Apr 2020

Study reveals 'hidden plastic pollution footprint' of Coca-Cola, Nestlé, PepsiCo and Unilever
Study reveals 'hidden plastic pollution footprint' of Coca-Cola, Nestlé, PepsiCo and Unilever

Coca-Cola, Nestlé, PepsiCo and Unilever are responsible for half a million tonnes of plastic pollution that is burnt or dumped per year in just six developing countries...

1 Apr 2020

#Covid19: Mitigating the impact on global food trade
#Covid19: Mitigating the impact on global food trade

Millions of people around the world depend on international trade for their food security and livelihoods. As countries move to enact measures aiming to halt the accelerating Covid-19 pandemic, care must be taken to minimise potential impacts on the food supply or unintended consequences on global trade and food security...

1 Apr 2020

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FMCG brands better placed to weather Covid-19 storm - Global Advertising Trends report

According to the latest Global Advertising Trends report which focuses on FMCG and Covid-19, FMCG brands are better placed to weather the storm than other sectors...

30 Mar 2020

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