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GlaxoSmithKline rejects Unilever's £50bn bid for consumer health unit

GlaxoSmithKline, the owner of Aquafresh, Voltaren and Eno, has rejected a proposal from Unilever to acquire GSK's Consumer Healthcare business...

17 Jan 2022

UN WFP, Impact Hub Kigali launch programme to support food system innovations in Rwanda
UN WFP, Impact Hub Kigali launch programme to support food system innovations in Rwanda

The UN WFP and Impact Hub Kigali are launching the Ignite Food Systems Challenge in Rwanda to help tackle food systems challenges...

7 Jan 2022

#BizTrends2022: Why retail has changed forever
#BizTrends2022: Why retail has changed forever

Consumers don't want just products. They want hyper-personalised experiences and seamless interventions that fit naturally into their lives. But how do retailers cater to these fast-evolving needs?

John WatlingBy John Watling 6 Jan 2022

#BizTrends2022: What's next for retailing in Africa?
#BizTrends2022: What's next for retailing in Africa?

In the aftermath of lockdowns that led to divestments, delays in expansion plans and bankruptcy, the crisis also offered new opportunities to existing and new players to improve their market penetration across Africa...

Christele ChokossaBy Christele Chokossa 5 Jan 2022

Africa emerging as next big retail hotspot - Kearney report
Africa emerging as next big retail hotspot - Kearney report

Africa is poised to move away from traditional retail models and become the fastest-growing, richest, and most sophisticated market in the world, according to Kearney's Global Retail Development Index...

4 Jan 2022

SA entrepreneur drives sustainable development using African foods
SA entrepreneur drives sustainable development using African foods

Sipamandla Manqele's business Local Village Foods is livening up pantries with a range of food and beverage products that hero African ingredients and economically empower the local communities they're sourced from...

Lauren HartzenbergBy Lauren Hartzenberg 10 Dec 2021

Source: Kerry Group
Kerry Group fuels growth in Africa with Afribon acquisition

Kerry Group, a business-to-business ingredient solutions provider for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical markets, has expanded its footprint in Africa following its acquisition of Rwanda-based Afribon.

7 Dec 2021

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Tiger Brands centenary: From family business to FMCG giant

As one of Africa's oldest ongoing FMCG businesses, Tiger Brands has housed and produced some of the continent's most well-known brands - including Jungle Oats, All Gold, Koo, and Black Cat - for up to 100 years...

6 Dec 2021

Pioneer Foods recalls batches of Safari nuts and raisin products
Pioneer Foods recalls batches of Safari nuts and raisin products

Pioneer Foods has announced a recall of specific batches of the peanuts & raisins and cashew nuts products, sold under its Safari brand in South Africa, Botswana and Namibia...

6 Dec 2021

Source: Reuters/Siphiwe Sibeko
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 29 Nov 2021

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

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PepsiCo expands partnerships to advance food security in sub-Saharan Africa

PepsiCo is expanding local partnerships and initiatives in sub-Saharan Africa as part of its goal to help 50 million people gain ready access to affordable, nutritious foods by 2030...

17 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

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How big companies are targeting middle-income countries to boost ultra-processed food sales

Ultra-processed foods might not be a familiar term to many people. But it is an emerging, and increasingly dominant type of food in the world...

By Edwin Kwong, Joanna Williams, Phillip Baker, Rob Moodie and Thiago M Santos 22 Oct 2021



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