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USN sues SA's pseud-products buster for R2m

Harris SteinmanUltimate Sports Nutrition wants consumer activist and quackery buster, Harris Steinman (pictured) to pay for R2-million for calling its owner, Albe Geldenhuys, a 'scam artist', 'liar', 'quack', 'fraud' and 'snake oil salesman'.

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Lindt opens chi-chi chocolate boutique in Jo'burg

Lindt BoutiqueSwiss chocolatier Lindt & Sprüngli has opened its first Chocolate Boutique in SA as a means to boost profitability and brand profile.

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RCL beds down its diversification beyond chicken

Miles DalyAfter a rousing year of deal-making, diversified food producer RCL Foods is now eyeing “a bigger share of consumers’ stomachs” as part of its growth ambitions.

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Woolworths promotes Zyda Rylands to SA chief

Zyda Rylands2Woolworths on has appointed Zyda Rylands, its current head of foods, as CEO of Woolworths SA. The new role has been created almost a year after the group, with a market cap of close to R103bn, became the second-largest department store owner in the southern hemisphere after its R23.3bn buyout of Australia's David Jones and total ownership of Country Road Group.

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Rosebank, Jo'burg, to be Krispy Kreme's first SA stop

Krispy Kreme to JHBGlobal doughnut company and coffee retailer Krispy Kreme has announced that its first store in SA will be opened in Rosebank, Johannesburg, at the end of November.

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Terrific new flexible pack concept comes to SA

PackXpert3Last year Dow Packaging launched the innovative rigid packaging alternative, PacXpert, at the giant Interpack expo in Dusseldorf. It's now coming to South Africa via a licensing agreement signed with Astrapak.

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Why greater transparency on SA food packaging should get the green light

FOP labellingMaking healthier food purchasing decisions is becoming increasingly important for South Africa where more than half of the population is overweight and obese. Two Wits University public health academics advocate better FOP - front-of-pack - labelling as one helpful strategy.

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Woolies to oust sweets and chocs from checkout lines

Pester powerWoolworths has announced it is removing sugary temptation from its checkout aisles - following the footsteps of most UK retailers and again setting the retail bar in SA.

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OP-ED: Oh what a waste, by Richard Brasher, CEO Pick n Pay

Richard BrasherThere are many things we cannot change. But waste is something we can. We can decide straight away that we will not go on tolerating our current levels of waste in all its various forms. We can start to make a difference — today. So writes Richard Brasher, CEO of Pick n Pay... and his thoughts on the issue and its challenges extend to beyond food waste. Do read on!

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Will this mean big bucks for South Africa's apple industry?

BigBuks AppleAn apple mutation in the Elgin Valley is being hailed as the fruit discovery of the decade - an apple that is redder than normal, and stays redder for longer, reports the Sunday Times.

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Top International Stuff

Commercial dry foods are the ultimate “convenience food” for pets, but they are far from an ideal diet  and are serving to make them fat, argues Richard Malik, Veterinary Internist (Specialist) at...
Global chocolate biscuit brand, KitKat, manufactured by Nestlé, has announced that it will use only sustainably sourced cocoa to manufacture all of its products, and will do so from the first...
A decade on from his school dinners campaign, Jamie Oliver is back fighting a new war, this time against unhealthy levels of sugar in the nation's diet.

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