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Food-bev conferences and workshops AB7 expo

FOOD TECH AFRICAWith processing and packaging technology in food and beverage industries advancing at a rapid rate, Africa's Big Seven (AB7) 2015 will be hosting several relevant conferences and workshops focusing on the latest technologies and the opportunities they present. AB7 takes place from June 21-23, 2015, at Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand.

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AECI grows its food-beverage ingredients business by snapping up SCP

SCP1AECI has agreed to acquire 100% of Southern Canned Products (SCP), a leading manufacturer and distributor of juice-based drinks and products, from Gerber Goldschmidt South Africa, a private equity investment company, and the management of SCP.

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Krispy Kreme doughnuts coming to SA

Krispy KremeKrispy Kreme, the American global doughnut company and coffeehouse chain, is opening shop in SA, the multinational's first venture into Africa.

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Cadbury Dairy Milk Marvellous Creations debut in SA

Cadbury Marvellous Creations 1Runaway international chocolate success story, Cadbury Dairy Milk Marvellous Creations, is now available in South Africa!

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Oceana on course to become big fish after R4.6-bn US acquisition

Oceana DaybrookOceana Group, SA's largest fishing company which has Tiger Brands as an anchor shareholder, plans to buy Daybrook Fisheries, the US’s second-biggest processor of Gulf menhaden fish, for $382m or R4.6-bn.

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Rhodes Food Group buys pastry-pie maker Saint Pie for R20m

St PieSaint Pie, set up in 1994 in Lydenburg, is a producer of pastry products, mainly savoury pies, and distributes to fuel station forecourts, food retailers and independent outlets throughout South Africa. It has distribution centres in Lydenburg, Pretoria and Welkom.

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How one South African entrepreneur hopes to make millions from maggots

AgriProteinSouth Africa's maggot farming startup, AgriProtein, has generated massive interest, at home and abroad. Now, illustrious TIME magazine has published a lengthy feature update on the business and its fantastic eco potential and profit.

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McDonald's launches global transparency programme in SA

McDonalds transparency programMcDonald’s South Africa launched its 'Know Our Food' programme last week, providing answers to around 100 frequently asked customer questions.

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Nando's plans major revamp of local outlets

Nando restaurantFlame-grilled chicken restaurant chain Nando's is embarking on a major revamp programme in its South African stores, as it adds more outlets to its 300-plus local portfolio.

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New food retailer to list on JSE

Choppies storeThe imminent foray of Botswana-based grocery retailer Choppies Enterprises on the JSE has few convinced that the company might be a game changer for the already over traded retail market in South Africa, reports Moneyweb.

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Top International Stuff

In an effort to tackle the dual problems of food waste and poverty, France has passed a groundbreaking law that requires supermarkets to donate unsold food to charity, give it away as animal feed, or...
The maker of the world’s best-selling chocolate candy is advocating that people eat less added sugar.
The world's diet consists of vastly more meat, dairy, and sugar than it did two decades ago. It also consists of much less grain. 

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