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Ardagh to buy SA glass manufacturer Consol for R10.1bn

Ardagh Group has agreed to buy major African glass bottle maker Consol for R10.1bn, marking an expansion into the continent from one of the world's top packaging companies...

By Emma Rumney 1 day ago

Source: Tiger Brands
4th Absa Business Day Supplier Development Awards winners revealed

The winners of the fourth Absa Business Day Development Awards have been announced, with Tiger Brands claiming the coveted title of Overall Winner...

19 Nov 2021

Source: Distell
Heineken to buy SA drinks maker Distell, along with Namibia Breweries

Brewing giant Heineken has agreed to buy Distell, SA's largest alcohol producer and the owner of Savannah and Klipdrift, in a deal that values Distell at approximately R40.1bn...

15 Nov 2021

Coca-Cola's Bruno Pietracci talks African optimism and new ways of working
Coca-Cola's Bruno Pietracci talks African optimism and new ways of working

The Coca-Cola Company is optimistic about the African continent's economic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, and is building back better to grow its business in the region...

Lauren HartzenbergBy Lauren Hartzenberg 15 Oct 2021

Align your brand with cutting edge trends
Align your brand with cutting edge trends

Now in its 17th year, Bizcommunity's BizTrends is a highlight of the business calendar, a go-to source for South African, Pan-African and global business trends...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 20 Sep 2021

PepsiCo introduces initiative to drive sustainable transformation strategy
PepsiCo introduces initiative to drive sustainable transformation strategy

Pep+ will guide how the Lay's and Pepsi owner will transform its business operations: from sourcing ingredients and making and selling its products in a more sustainable way...

20 Sep 2021

Source: Tiger Brands
Tiger Brands exits Nigeria with sale of UAC Foods shareholding

Tiger Brands is disposing of its 49% minority shareholding in UACF Foods to parent company UAC of Nigeria, which holds the remaining 51% stake...

30 Aug 2021

Arçelik brings Beko appliances to SA as it advances African expansion
Arçelik brings Beko appliances to SA as it advances African expansion

Beko is being launched at standalone stores in Johannesburg and Durban. Brands under the Arçelik umbrella in South Africa now include Defy, Grundig and Beko...

26 Aug 2021

Distell expects up to 20% rise in full-year profits
Distell expects up to 20% rise in full-year profits

Drinks maker Distell said its full-year profit would be up to around 20% higher than a year earlier, but a fourth ban on alcohol in its home market South Africa had cost it about R30m...

By Emma Rumney 23 Jul 2021

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LG aims for 100% renewable energy use by 2050

LG Electronics has pledged to transition completely to renewable energy by 2050 as a key component of its sustainability strategy...

22 Jul 2021

August #WomensMonth made possible by the Intercare Group
August #WomensMonth made possible by the Intercare Group

Inviting your nominations of inspiring women to be featured in our exclusive August Women's Month interview series...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 20 Jul 2021

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Why a competitive local fashion industry needs the creativity of designers

The creativity of designers is a valuable resource that must be nurtured if African countries are to grow their fashion industries into competitive global players, says SA Fashion Week CEO Lucilla Booyzen...

Lauren HartzenbergBy Lauren Hartzenberg 25 Jun 2021

Fashionscapes: A Living Wage highlights plight of garment workers
Fashionscapes: A Living Wage highlights plight of garment workers

The documentary combines the voices of garment workers with legal professionals who are working together to argue for the first EU legislation to ensure garment workers receive a living wage...

28 Apr 2021

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L'Oréal Paris to cut 50% of carbon footprint by 2030

L'Oréal Paris has committed to reducing its carbon footprint by 50% per finished product, and will contribute €10m to environmental projects whose beneficiaries are communities of women...

26 Apr 2021

Greening the global textile value chain
Greening the global textile value chain

Kutay Saritosun is a textile engineer and sustainability aficionado dedicated to educating companies on producing more environmentally responsible products...

Lauren HartzenbergBy Lauren Hartzenberg 23 Apr 2021

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Many African countries had a surprise manufacturing surge in 2010s - it bodes well for the years ahead

Until the 2000s, Sub-Saharan Africa was de-industrialising: the mood was gloomy as the little manufacturing activity that did exist was disappearing. But the trend has reversed...

By Gaaitzen de Vries, Emmanuel B Mensah, Hagen Kruse and Kunal Sen 2 Mar 2021

Made in Africa conference aims to drive Pan-African prosperity
Made in Africa conference aims to drive Pan-African prosperity

The inaugural Made in Africa Conference and Expo, a large virtual gathering and showcase for African buyers and sellers, will take place on 13 and 14 April...

26 Feb 2021

Young diamond jewellery designers called to enter Shining Light Awards
Young diamond jewellery designers called to enter Shining Light Awards

The Shining Light Awards invites promising young diamond jewellery designers from Botswana, Canada, Namibia and South Africa to showcase their talent...

27 Jan 2021

Ethnic conflict could unravel Ethiopia's valuable garment industry
Ethnic conflict could unravel Ethiopia's valuable garment industry

Ethiopia has long been considered one of Africa's economic wunderkinds. But for the past two months, violent conflict in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region fuelled by ethnic power politics has threatened the country's stability...

By Dorothee Baumann-Pauly 21 Jan 2021

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'It's our stuff': Consumers wage right-to-repair revolution

Increasingly concerned about electronic waste and planet-warming emissions, European and US lawmakers want manufacturers to make it easier to repair gadgets that are intrinsic to daily life...

By Carey L. Biron and Umberto Bacchi 19 Oct 2021

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Supply crisis spurs South African retailers to end Asia reliance

Spiralling shipping costs and Covid-19 supply chain disruptions are accelerating a shift by South African retailers to end their heavy reliance on Asia and move to source products locally.

By Nqobile Dludla 22 Nov 2021

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