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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.

2 days ago

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...

3 days ago

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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...

3 days ago

Virgil Abloh. Source: LVMH
Louis Vuitton artistic director and Off-White founder Virgil Abloh dies age 41

The visionary designer lost his private battle with cancer and passed away on Sunday, 28 November at the age of 41...

29 Nov 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

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More shoppers panic buying ahead of festive season - report

New Oracle study finds 66% of consumers are worried that supply chain disruptions will ruin their holiday shopping plans...

25 Nov 2021

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Just 40% of shoppers trust retailers to fulfill orders as promised

Latest Zebra study shows long-term changes to shopper behaviour driving retailers to prioritise improvements in their labour and supply chain capabilities...

22 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

How retailers are going digital-first this holiday season
How retailers are going digital-first this holiday season

The future of retail will continue to be centered around the competition for consumer loyalty in an all-digital world, writes Robbie Kearns of Salesforce...

Robbie KearnsBy Robbie Kearns 15 Nov 2021

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The rise of fake e-commerce sites around Black Friday - and how to spot them

FortiGuard Labs has observed an increasing number of scams involving counterfeit websites that "appear" to be legitimate e-commerce sites...

5 Nov 2021

Using data to inform customer journey planning from a cultural perspective
Using data to inform customer journey planning from a cultural perspective

We are moving swiftly towards a data revolution, to a reality where data will not only help us understand the world but will determine many of our most basic interactions and experiences...

By Virginia Alvarez 4 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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Vodacom's superapp Vodapay launches with exclusive deals

VodaPay, Vodacom Financial and Digital Services' super app, delivers a digital shopping, lifestyle and financial platform for both consumers and businesses...

19 Oct 2021

V&A's festive campaign to spotlight African design and sustainability
V&A's festive campaign to spotlight African design and sustainability

The V&A Waterfront is anticipating an increase in visitor numbers this festive season and plans are underway to give them a creative African welcome that reflects the spirit of the continent...

19 Oct 2021

Source: Symrise
Partnership formed to improve food innovation, nutrition in West Africa

Symrise AG and Freddy Hirsch Nigeria will focus on the development, launch and commercialisation of transformational food products: general seasoning, bouillon meat, snacks and instant noodles...

19 Oct 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

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Kiwi Pay Group to roll out online marketplace in Africa, starting in Cameroon

Singapore-based fintech firm Kiwi Pay Group is set to launch what it claims will be the "biggest online marketplace in sub-Saharan Africa", with millions of product SKUs across various categories...

15 Nov 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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Virgil Abloh. Source: LVMH
Louis Vuitton artistic director and Off-White founder Virgil Abloh dies age 41

Visionary designer Virgil Abloh lost his private battle with cancer and died on Sunday, 28 November at the age of 41. Abloh founded and built Off-White into a formidable luxury fashion label and he has also been Louis Vuitton's artistic director for...

29 Nov 2021

Oreo maker Mondelez in talks to buy SA's Bakers biscuit owner AVI
Oreo maker Mondelez in talks to buy SA's Bakers biscuit owner AVI

South African food producer and fashion retailer AVI Ltd said on Wednesday it is in talks with Oreo cookie maker Mondelez International regarding a potential sale of its snacks and biscuits business.

By Nqobile Dludla 25 Nov 2021

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More shoppers panic buying ahead of festive season - report

With the festive season fast approaching, South Africans and consumers worldwide may find fewer gift options available on store shelves due to product shortages and delays resulting from the pandemic-related closure of ports and factories.

25 Nov 2021

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