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SOUTH AFRICA

Recycling is not enough. Zero-packaging stores show we can kick our plastic addiction

Wrapped, sealed, boxed, cling-filmed and vacuum packed. We have become used to consumables being packaged in every way imaginable...

By Sabrina Chakori 6 Feb 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Sea Harvest in bid to buy up Australian-listed Mareterram

South African fishing and food company Sea Harvest International has entered into a bid implementation agreement with its 56.3% held Australian subsidiary, Mareterram...

6 Feb 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Blockchain systems are tracking food safety and origins

When a Chinese consumer buys a package labelled "Australian beef", there's only a 50-50 chance the meat inside is, in fact, Australian beef. It could just as easily contain rat, dog, horse or camel meat...

By Nir Kshetri 30 Jan 2019

AUSTRALIA

Love them or loathe them, private label products are taking over supermarket shelves

Coles is aiming to have private label products make up 40% of its product range over the next five years. This increase will apply across multiple tiers of products...

By Gary Mortimer and Louise Grimmer 12 Jul 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

We must ensure new food retail technologies are pathways - not barriers - to better health

Imagine a world where smart pantries sense when you are running out of your favourite food and order more of it, without you lifting a finger. Where intelligent robots roam your grocery store, ever at your service...

By Kathryn Backholer 11 Jul 2018

GLOBAL

Should lab-grown meat be labelled as meat when it's available for sale?

The influx of investment into lab-grown meats and the projected price drop have buttressed claims that synthetic meat products will be on sale within three years. Growing meat is a very different process from breeding and slaughtering animals...

By Hope Johnson 3 Apr 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Bidcorp reaps most of its profits from Australia and New Zealand

Bid Corporation (Bidcorp) earns most of its revenue in Europe, but most of its profit from Australia and New Zealand...

By Robert Laing 22 Feb 2018

GLOBAL

Joint venture set to bring superior blueberries to market

Combining their skills and strengths, Migiva Group and OZblu - currently one of the largest producers of blueberries in South Africa and Australia - have signed a joint venture agreement...

17 Jan 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Woolies in eye of storm - chairman

Woolworths chairman Simon Susman told shareholders at Tuesday's annual general meeting that the board was confident of the group's Australian strategy...

29 Nov 2017

AUSTRALIA

What comes first: the free-range chicken or the free-range egg

Many shoppers buy free-range eggs because they think the eggs are superior, rather than out of explicit concern for the hens' welfare...

By Rachel A. Ankeny and Heather Bray 12 Sep 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Long hours often needed to satisfy taste for meat

A South African earning a minimum wage would need to work about six hours to afford a kilogram of beef...

24 Aug 2017

GLOBAL

Contaminated eggs show continuing problems with supply chain

Another food scandal: this time eggs used for making sandwiches and other processed products that contain traces of an insecticide called fipronil...

By Lisa Jack 17 Aug 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Spur's earnings up 22.4% to 156.64c

Spur Corporation has reported a 22.4% rise in diluted headline earnings per share to 156.64c, up from 127.95c a year ago, for the year to June‚

13 Sep 2013

SOUTH AFRICA

Spurred by 35.3% earnings growth

Franchise restaurant group Spur Corporation last week reported diluted headline earnings per share of 89.91c for the six months ended December‚ up 35.3% from the previous period.

11 Mar 2013

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