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Tiger on the prowl for new ideas

tiger brands logoIt would be unfair to assign too much responsibility or credit to Tiger Brands CEO Lawrence MacDougall for the group’s results for the year to September.  

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Belgium's Puratos in South African bakery JV with Bidcorp

Puratos BidfoodBidcorp Food Africa, a subsidiary of JSE-listed Bidcorp, has signed agreements with the Puratos Group whereby Puratos will become an equal shareholder in Bidcorp Food's Bakery Solutions Division (BBS).

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Why investors are hungry for Famous Brands

Famous BrandsNo other fast-food operation in SA has the number and variety of franchises as Famous Brands, whose market value grew 150-fold to R15bn on CEO Kevin Hedderwick’s watch. As rivalry in the sector heats up, the group — now led by Darren Hele — has branched out into the premium luxury segment. Is this a wise move as SA’s appetite for fast food grows?

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World’s largest ice cream chain to launch in SA

Baskin Robbins sSouth Africans need to have something special to look forward to this summer - and ice cream fans will welcome the arrival of the world’s largest chain of ice cream specialty shops, Baskin-Robbins.

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ConCourt ruling advances Game’s push into fresh food

Game Store SMasstores’ ambitions to increase the number of Game stores offering fresh produce received a major boost when the retailer succeeded in its appeal on Friday at the Constitutional Court to have the right to sell fresh produce at a Western Cape shopping centre.

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Clover opens R40m visitors' centre

Johann VorsterDairy products and juice manufacturer, Clover, has launched a R40-million visitors' centre at its factory in Clayville, Midrand – a first for the South African dairy industry.

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SA food companies: surviving an economic buffeting

Pioneer RhodesBuffeted by drought and lacklustre economic growth, SA food producers Pioneer Foods and Rhodes Food Group have demonstrated that they can survive and thrive in challenging circumstances.

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Woodlands Dairy spreads the cheese

 Woodlands Cheese WedgesWoodlands Dairy, based in Humansdorp, Eastern Cape, has added cheese wedges to its extensive product line-up...

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The size of South Africa's super-sweet tooth may be over-stated

Eating donuts SAre South Africans the 8th highest sugar consumers in the world? Africa Check investigated....

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South Africans show their love for private label brands

Private labelPrivate labels (PL) or house brands are no longer the poor cousin of the retail trade; the new Nielsen 'State of Private Labels in South Africa' report reveals that they now account for R38.4-billion of consumer spend at hypermarket/supermarket tills or R10 out of every R50 spent.

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Top International Stuff

World Action on Salt and Health (WASH) is calling for all breakfast cereal manufacturers to universally reduce salt and sugar content after a global cereal study revealed major differences found in...
Unilever UK is adding a vegetarian logo to 500 products, including Flora and Hellmann’s, by the end of 2017 to boost interest among flexitarians.
Nestlé chairman Peter Brabeck-Letmathe is confident that he will leave the world's largest food and beverage company next year with it well on track to become the global leader in health and fitness.

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