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Food safety in the retail butchery: SA has strong systems in place

Retail stores generally are high-traffic areas and with the outbreak of Covid-19 for retailers and food producers, food safety remains a concern...

26 Feb 2021

DrinkIQ resource relaunched to encourage mindful drinking

DrinkIQ.com, an online resource developed by Diageo and initiated globally, was recently relaunched to provide updated and comprehensive information on alcohol to the South African public...

9 Feb 2021

Alcohol industry recovery - glass half full

The alcohol industry, which supports over one million livelihoods, is relieved at the easing of ban, but the debate as to how we deal with our attitudes around alcohol in SA is long overdue...

By Michael Smollan 4 Feb 2021

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

Labour department acts against Queenstown factory where worker's hand was severed

The Department of Employment and Labour has taken action against Queenstown food company Truda Foods where a worker's hand was severed by a machine last week...

By Joseph Chirume 20 Jan 2021

Top 10 global consumer trends for 2021 - Euromonitor

The top trends that Euromonitor believes will define consumer behaviour and influence business strategies in the year ahead...

19 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: A bold year for beverages

From fermenting pineapples for a home brew, to whipping up non-alcoholic versions of their favourite cocktails, consumers have opened themselves up to new taste experiences...

By Alex Glenday 18 Jan 2021

Agriculture and the consumer's "right to know" movement

The International Bar Association recently held its annual conference where the Agricultural Law Section focused on the consumer's right to opt-out of climate un-friendly food...

By Theo Boshoff 18 Jan 2021

The rise of commercial milk formulas and why it matters for the world's women and children

Our recent study shows that global commercial milk formula sales are booming. Between 2005 and 2019, world milk formula sales more than doubled from 3.5kg to 7.4kg per child...

By David McCoy, Julie P. Smith and Phillip Baker 5 Jan 2021

Govt introduces tighter restrictions on alcohol sales

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced tighter Level 1 lockdown restrictions amid the second wave of Covid-19 infections. Among the amendments are reintroduced restrictions on alcohol sales...

15 Dec 2020

#BestofBiz 2020: Retail

Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Retail site over the past year...

14 Dec 2020

SA alcohol industry pulls brand support for festive season events

South Africa's alcohol industry has decided to withdraw support for, or associating its brands with, naming rights for major entertainment events for which an events licence is required...

11 Dec 2020

Cigarette market normalised, but not the same as before ban - study

Cigarette prices have decreased sharply from their highly inflated levels during the sales ban, but are substantially higher than their pre-lockdown levels...

11 Dec 2020

SA exports locally-produced sanitisers for R1.66bn

The local production of hand sanitisers in South Africa has contributed to saving lives and earning export revenues for the country...

9 Dec 2020



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