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Shoprite shifts investment focus to Africa

Whitey-BassonAs local growth continues to stall, supermarket retailer Shoprite has shifted its investment focus from South Africa to the rest of Africa.

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Shoprite's Hungry Lion aims to compete as a stand-alone chicken chain

Hungry-LionThe current refurbishing and rebranding of Shoprite's quick-service restaurant, Hungry Lion, will see the chain not only competing with the likes of KFC and Steers but also vying for dominance in other southern African countries in a few years, its chief executive Adrian Basson asserts.

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Cadbury Dairy Milk and Oreo – a hot hook-up now in SA!

Dairy-Milk-OreoThe popular combination of South Africa's best-loved chocolate, Cadbury Dairy Milk, and Oreo- the world's number one biscuit, is now on SA shelves.

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Investigation uncovers unlawful food labelling

Labelling-scamSome of the country's major retailers have been implicated in a widespread food-labelling scandal uncovered by a recent National Consumer Commission investigation.

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The art of tasting olive oil

Mauro-AmelioAspiring olive oil tasters are invited to a three-day training course run by SA Olive in partnership with the National Organization of Olive Oil Tasters (ONAOO), the world's premier olive oil-tasting school.

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October's Propak Cape to showcase latest products and innovation

Propak-CapeShowcasing the latest products from the packaging, food processing, plastics, printing and labelling industries, Propak Cape looks set to be bigger and better than ever, and promises to give visitors a chance to view the best and latest technology, products and services from these innovative sectors.

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SA's Afriplex and Germany's Doehler join forces

Afriplex-DoehlerPaarl's well-known and pioneering African botanicals ingredient producer, Afriplex, is spreading its wings in a joint venture with Doehler, a global specialist of ingredients and ingredient systems, located in Darmstadt, Germany. This is the latest in a chain of deals in the past few years that has seen global ingredient vendors join forces with attractive South African players to expand and entrench their African footprint.

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Woolworths moves to ethical pork

Ethical-porkAs of end of September 2014, all fresh pork sold at Woolworths will be sourced from farms that no longer use sow stalls to restrain pregnant sows.

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Useful SA food labelling guide

UFS-Labelling-GuideUnilever Food Solutions' new, easy-to-use Food Labelling Ingredients and Legislation Guide provides the answers to many questions that frequently come up in the food and food service industries about nutritional values, labelling and legislation issues.

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Kellogg’s maintenance hits breakfast tables

All-Bran"Getting it all this morning" might be delayed for some weeks as maintenance work at Kellogg's South Africa's plant has halted the production of All-Bran Flakes — and it is unlikely to resume soon, according to press reports.

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Top International Stuff

Burger King is pulling its more-healthful crinkle-cut French fries, known as Satisfries, from most of its North American restaurants as customer interest in low-fat options went cold. The fries were made...
Chocolate makers already choking on the rising price of cocoa face another price crunch in commodity markets after warnings of a global shortage of hazelnuts.
Russian prime minister, Dmitry Medvedev Dmitry Medvedev, has confirmed Russia's ban on food imports from several Western countries that have imposed economic sanctions on the Kremlin.

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