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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

Woolworths recalls some 100% Apple Juice products
Woolworths recalls some 100% Apple Juice products

Woolworths is the latest company to announce a recall of certain batches of apple juice. The affected 100% Apple Juice 200ml cartons are sold in South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho, Mozambique...

11 Oct 2021

Pioneer Foods recalls LiquiFruit and Ceres apple juice products
Pioneer Foods recalls LiquiFruit and Ceres apple juice products

Pioneer Foods is recalling certain 100% apple juice products, sold under its LiquiFruit brand in South Africa, Botswana and Namibia, and the Ceres brand in other jurisdictions...

8 Oct 2021

PepsiCo introduces initiative to drive sustainable transformation strategy
PepsiCo introduces initiative to drive sustainable transformation strategy

Pep+ will guide how the Lay's and Pepsi owner will transform its business operations: from sourcing ingredients and making and selling its products in a more sustainable way...

20 Sep 2021

Nestlé opens its largest R+D Accelerator
Nestlé opens its largest R+D Accelerator

Nestlé's global R+D Accelerator network was launched in 2019 to provide a platform for startups, students and Nestlé intrapreneurs to bring highly differentiated innovations to the market at speed...

2 Sep 2021

From PPE shortages to Covid-19 vaccine distribution, the supply chain has emerged as a determinant of health

The Covid-19 pandemic revealed how disruptions to global supply chains could also affect access to health care...

By Adel Guitouni, Jie Zhang, Nadine Schuurman and Valorie A. Crooks 31 Aug 2021

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

Ethnic conflict could unravel Ethiopia's valuable garment industry
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

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

Majority of tobacco giants failing to advance harm reduction
Majority of tobacco giants failing to advance harm reduction

The first Tobacco Transformation Index finds that the majority of the 15 largest tobacco companies are not making substantive progress in phasing out cigarettes...

28 Sep 2020

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Global consumers ease back into in-store shopping - report

With Covid-19 lockdown measures around the world easing, just under three-quarters of global consumers report feeling comfortable returning to physical stores since lockdowns have eased...

4 Sep 2020

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#WomensMonth: KFC's Nolo Thobejane on achieving QSR success in Africa

Letlhogonolo Thobejane travels across the continent overseeing restaurant operations and contributing to the success of the KFC brand in Africa...

Lauren HartzenbergBy Lauren Hartzenberg 31 Aug 2020

Andrew Stein on how Game is rediscovering its retail mojo
Andrew Stein on how Game is rediscovering its retail mojo

Game's vice president shares how the retailer has navigated business challenges and opportunities over the last 50 years, and how it aims to remain relevant beyond 2020...

Lauren HartzenbergBy Lauren Hartzenberg 31 Jul 2020

Coronavirus has turned retail therapy into retail anxiety - keeping customers calm will be key to carrying on
Coronavirus has turned retail therapy into retail anxiety - keeping customers calm will be key to carrying on

So you finally hit the shops and cafes after weeks of lockdown. After disinfecting your hands, following the arrows around the shop or to your table, taking care to avoid others where possible...

By Jessica Vredenburg and Megan Phillips 24 Jul 2020

Antibacterial activewear? The claim is just as absurd as it sounds
Antibacterial activewear? The claim is just as absurd as it sounds

Lorna Jane recently launched an "antiviral" line of activewear, called "LJ Shield", generating significant backlash from medical professionals...

By Catherine Burke 20 Jul 2020

Customer experience will help retailers overcome the financial hit from coronavirus
Customer experience will help retailers overcome the financial hit from coronavirus

Retail was in trouble long before Covid-19 hit. The past five years saw daily reports of store closures and retailer bankruptcies. The growth of online commerce eroded many retailers' top-line revenues...

By Frederic Dimanche 6 Jul 2020

#LockdownLessons: Offer customers value for money, says The Crazy Store's Kevin Lennett
#LockdownLessons: Offer customers value for money, says The Crazy Store's Kevin Lennett

The Crazy Store MD shares how the in-store environment has had to change to prioritise health and hygiene, and why offering customers value for their money is more important than ever...

Lauren HartzenbergBy Lauren Hartzenberg 29 May 2020

Covid-19 driving fundamental shifts in Africa's consumers
Covid-19 driving fundamental shifts in Africa's consumers

The Covid-19 pandemic has given rise to a new kind of African consumer who is already displaying fundamental shifts in consumption and purchase behaviour...

27 May 2020

There's a complex history of skin lighteners in Africa and beyond
There's a complex history of skin lighteners in Africa and beyond

Somali-American activists recently scored a victory against Amazon and against colourism, which is prejudice based on preference for people with lighter skin tones...

By Lynn M. Thomas 25 May 2020

Defy to begin building ventilators in SA this May
Defy to begin building ventilators in SA this May

The company aims to help cater to the demand for medical equipment across sub-Saharan Africa...

14 Apr 2020



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