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Starbucks' Schultz shares his 'Ubuntu' story

Schultz SStarbucks founder Howard Schultz recently presented a stirring commencement speach at Arizona State University. Raised in poverty and driven by a higher purpose to create his massive multinational which now employs 300 000 people, Schultz told the story of his South African Ubuntu discovery, encouraging the graduates of the US’s biggest university to apply its lesson in their own lives.

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Noakes 'energised, wrathful' as HPCSA goes after him again!

NoakesThe Health Professions Council of SA (HPCSA) has appealed the comprehensive not guilty verdict for Prof Tim Noakes in its tedious and persecutary Tweeting 'trial'.

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How supermarkets are robbing us blind on food – with government’s support

Supermarket SThe latest major health survey from Stats SA reveals that only 23% of South African toddlers are fed a diet considered to be adequate in terms of child nutrition. The implications are frightening. As a new book by agricultural economist Dr Tracy Ledger makes clear, at the heart of the country’s hunger crisis is the government’s failure to rein in the rampant profiteering of big food retailers.

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Astral Foods feels pain from new brine regulations

Goldi ChickenSA’s poultry producers have had their feathers plucked from the cheap bone-in chicken imports from the US and Europe, and the sustained drought across the country.  But a new factor is leading to bleeding sales in SA’s big chicken business – the recently minted brine regulations.

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Stakes rise in SA's upmarket bakery sector

Gateaux SThose with a sweet tooth will have noticed that, alongside the coffee culture boom, the world of cakes and croissants has become big business. In March, the French brand, Paul Bakery, opened in Melrose Arch, throwing down the gauntlet to local incumbents, and here lies an interesting tale!

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Exciting speaker line-up taking shape for SAAFoST Congress 2017

SAAFoST Congress 2017SAAFoST’s September Congress in Cape Town is taking shape with a number of top calibre local and international speakers confirmed...

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Fry's expands into a new convenience food sector

Kasha sFry's Family Food, SA's leading plant-based food producer based in Durban, is moving out of its traditional vegetarian convenience food arena.
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Pioneer stays mum on nixed deal

Walking outThere's been much speculation about the details of a potential massive deal that did not materialise for Pioneer Foods after SA’s credit rating was downgraded.

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Hpp, hpp, high pressure processing comes to SA!

HPP SA state-of-the-art high-pressure processing/pasteurisation ‘tollgate’ has opened in Midrand. What’s all the excitement about? HPP technology, long and slow to take off, has become a game-changer for the food and beverage industry and is gaining rapid momentum worldwide.

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Meet SA's first PhD in biltong-making!

Biltong SStellenbosch University (SU) student, Maxine Jones, recently received her distinctly South African doctorate in food science from Stellenbosch University (14 March).

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Top International Stuff

Mars-Wrigley, Nestlé USA, Ferrero, Lindt, and Ferrara Candy have jointly committed that half of their individually wrapped products will be 200 calories or less by 2022, with calorie labelling on...
Unilever has agreed to purchase natural and organic condiment maker Sir Kensington’s for an undisclosed amount, albeit the Chicago Tribune is reporting that the deal cost $140-million.
The Nutella maker is changing strategy amid higher competition and healthier diets....

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