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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

Identifying the path forward for franchising

As an industry sector, franchising often does not get enough credit for its contribution of close to 14% to the country's GDP, says Franchise Association of South Africa...

20 Jul 2021

Coca-Cola digital delivery centre planned for Johannesburg

South Africa is set to be home to Coca-Cola's next digital delivery hub, as the beverage company continues to invest in the digital transformation of its global digital network...

8 Jul 2021

Young Kenyan makes a name for himself producing artisan chocolate

At the tender age of 30, Naheed Ahmed is the founder and MD of The Chocolate Bar, an artisan chocolate company based in Nairobi that manufactures a wide range of chocolate products...

7 Jul 2021

Belgian-Congolese chef opens Senegal's first artisan chocolate shop

Forced by the Covid-19 pandemic to abandon plans to open a restaurant, Danuta Nganko, a Belgian-Congolese chef in Senegal's capital Dakar, has become the country's first gourmet chocolatier...

By Cooper Inveen 7 Jul 2021

Tetra Pak partners with Synercore to accelerate food chain innovation in Africa

Tetra Pak's partnership with Synercore aims to accelerate innovation in health and safety regarding the commercialisation of shelf-stable food products in Africa...

2 Jul 2021

Tana Africa Capital acquires stake in African drinks business KDV Holdings

Private equity firm Tana Africa Capital has purchased a stake in Kensington Distillers & Vintners, an African premium drinks business focused on beverage manufacturing and distribution...

2 Jul 2021

Rooibos tea: EU protection is good news for South African agriculture

Rooibos tea is the first African product to receive EU protected designation. What does this mean for the region where it's grown?

29 Jun 2021

Inaugural Franchising for Africa conference set for August

The online event, set to take place virtually on 25 and 26 August, serves to help review and reboot the franchising sector...

25 Jun 2021

Meet the Moroccan women making argan oil for the beauty industry

In the arid mountains of southern Morocco, local women harvest argan oil, a natural product they have long used in cooking but which has become highly prized by the global beauty industry...

By Ahmed Eljechtimi and Abdelhak Belhaki 15 Jun 2021

Cape Town microbrewery triumphs at 2021 African Beer Cup

Afro Caribbean Brewing Company scooped the title of Best Beer in Africa for its Space Llama double IPA at the 2021 African Beer Cup held recently...

8 Jun 2021

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

Goodleaf merges with Highlands Investments to create R650m cannabis company

South African premium CBD brand Goodleaf is merging with Highlands Investments, formerly Canopy Growth Africa, in a deal that will see the combined company be valued at approximately R650m...

4 Jun 2021

Global food prices rise at rapid pace in May

FAO Food Price Index posts fastest monthly increase to reach highest value since September 2011...

3 Jun 2021



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