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  • Introducing TFGLabs: Investment in omnichannel technology continues to transform TFG
    Introducing TFGLabs: Investment in omnichannel technology continues to transform TFG
    Leading fashion and lifestyle retailer TFG shared its strategy to revolutionise the omnichannel experience and transform into Africa's leading high-tech omnichannel retailer. "We are laying the foundations to become the largest, most reliable and most profitable e-commerce destination on the continent; via a simplified, customer-centric approach, aimed at maximising group scale, minimising duplication and cost, and leveraging our incredible assets," shared newly appointed co-chief omni officer Claude Hanan. The announcement came as part of the retailer's 2021 financial year-end presentation. Issued by TFG (The Foschini Group)
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    Ster-Kinekor, SA State Theatre announce lineup of theatre productions
    Ster-Kinekor Theatres (SKT) and the South African State Theatre have announced the lineup of theatre productions that will be screened at cinemas across the country from 18 June 2021.
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Rooibos added to EU's register of iconic geographic indicators
Rooibos added to EU's register of iconic geographic indicators

Rooibos is the first African food to be approved by the EU for listing on the register...

8 Jun 2021

As climate change threatens Kenyan tea, millions of workers seen at risk
As climate change threatens Kenyan tea, millions of workers seen at risk

Climate change is set to ravage tea production in Kenya, the biggest global supplier of black tea, threatening the livelihoods of millions of plantation workers, a report by British charity Christian Aid warned...

By Nita Bhalla 17 May 2021

Ivory Coast, Ghana push cocoa industry to boost premium payments
Ivory Coast, Ghana push cocoa industry to boost premium payments

Ivory Coast and Ghana, which together produce about two-thirds of the world's cocoa, introduced a $400 per tonne premium this season termed the living income differential to increase wages for farmers, many of whom live in poverty...

By Ange Aboa 14 May 2021

Michel Doukeris to succeed Carlos Brito as AB InBev CEO
Michel Doukeris to succeed Carlos Brito as AB InBev CEO

Brito will step down after 15 years as CEO and 32 years at the company...

6 May 2021

Global citrus market holds strong despite Covid crisis
Global citrus market holds strong despite Covid crisis

The production of major types of citrus fruits, except that of lemons and limes, grew in 2020 thanks to good weather conditions in most producing regions...

6 May 2021

Why Ghana doesn't get the full value of its cocoa beans - and how this could change
Why Ghana doesn't get the full value of its cocoa beans - and how this could change

The importance of raw cocoa beans to Ghana's foreign exchange earnings is derailing the development of a viable chocolate industry...

By Sophie Van Huellen 3 May 2021

France pledges investment to boost sustainable cotton in Ivory Coast
France pledges investment to boost sustainable cotton in Ivory Coast

France's development agency will invest $83.04m over the next five years to boost cotton production in Ivory Coast, economy minister Bruno Le Maire said during a visit to the West African country on Thursday.

By Ange Aboa 30 Apr 2021

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Global coffee market enjoys ongoing growth despite pandemic

According to a new report published by IndexBox, coffee yield figures remained robust in 2020 and coffee bean exports increased, despite the disruption to supply chains caused by the coronavirus restrictions...

13 Apr 2021

Global food prices rise for 10th consecutive month
Global food prices rise for 10th consecutive month

Vegetable oils drive FAO's Food Price Index higher in March while cereal quotations dip...

8 Apr 2021

RCL in joint venture to scale plant-based food market in Africa
RCL in joint venture to scale plant-based food market in Africa

RCL Foods and US plant-based food collective Livekindly Collective have established a local plant-based joint venture, Livekindly Collective Africa...

18 Mar 2021

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Nestlé Hatcher platform invites collaboration with African innovators

Best-in-class innovators are presented with an opportunity to be future Nestlé suppliers...

15 Mar 2021

A new way of processing cowpeas brings affordable nutrition to children
A new way of processing cowpeas brings affordable nutrition to children

Indigenous foods such as cowpeas can improve people's nutrition and help them cope with the hunger brought about by the effects of Covid-19 on foreign food imports...

By Nokuthula Vilakati 15 Mar 2021

Kenya dairy farmers double income, milk yields with climate-smart fodder grasses
Kenya dairy farmers double income, milk yields with climate-smart fodder grasses

Researchers have been working with farmers to test ten new varieties of grasses that are higher in protein, lower in fiber and mature faster. They boost both the quality and quantity of milk...

10 Mar 2021

Experts point ways to better crops and farmer incomes
Experts point ways to better crops and farmer incomes

A new annual event examines root and soil health's importance for food security, livelihoods and climate resilience and marks the launch of a community for root and soil health action...

5 Mar 2021

Global food price index rises for 9th consecutive month
Global food price index rises for 9th consecutive month

The early estimate for 2021's wheat output is positive but 45 countries are in need of external assistance for food...

4 Mar 2021

Why it pays to link products to places - and how African countries can do it
Why it pays to link products to places - and how African countries can do it

How geographical indications can provide economic and financial advantages to a product's place of origin...

By Samuel Samiai Andrews 24 Feb 2021

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Technology and supermarket chains can help strengthen southern Africa's food systems

Covid-19 restrictions on restaurants and catering have led to supermarkets being the key route to market...

By Thando Vilakazi and Namhla Landani 16 Feb 2021

Sowing the seeds of industrial farming in Mozambique
Sowing the seeds of industrial farming in Mozambique

Commercial farming is one of the highest-growth sectors in Mozambique, yet only 16% of land suitable for agriculture is being cultivated...

By Grace Goodrich 3 Feb 2021

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PepsiCo and Beyond Meat partner to develop plant-based snacks

PepsiCo and Beyond Meat have teamed up to form The PLANeT Partnership, a joint venture to develop, produce and market snack and beverage products made from plant-based protein...

27 Jan 2021

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Garlic exports a golden opportunity for Zim farmers

Zimbabwean garlic farmers have been urged to increase exports riding on the growth of the global market, which has expanded to US$2,48bn from US$500m in the past two decades...

19 Jan 2021



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