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Hostex and IFEA to merge into one hospitality-food show in 2016

Food-Hospitality-ExpoDescribed as the "biggest and best hospitality show on the African continent", the Food & Hospitality Africa show in 2016 is the merger between Hostex, Africa's leading expo in the industry for close on three decades, and IFEA, the international food and drink event that launched in 2013.

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Nestlé successfully defends Kit Kat shape mark in South Africa

Nestle-vs-IFFCONestlé has successfully protected its trademark for the Kit Kat shape in South Africa against International Foodstuffs’ (IFFCO’s) Tiffany Break brand.

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BRM Brands expands into new high-end factory

BRM-RibsOver the past 30 years Barbeque Rib Manufacturers, trading as BRM Brands, has become the market leader in value added meat and poultry manufacturing in South Africa, providing national retailers with top quality ribs. The company recently commissioned a greenfield factory in Mostyn Park, Roodepoort.

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Olive oil: Spain’s pain, SA’s gain

WillowCreekOliveOIlLocal olive oil producers are in for a bumper year, courtesy of Spain, where drought is expected to cut production by more than 50%.

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FoodSure launches new service offerings in quality and safety

FoodSure-LogoFoodSure, the Jo'burg-based food label verification company, has expanded its service offering, from its original stand-alone service of food verification to now assist retailers and manufacturers in closing the operational gaps in quality and safety.

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Tiger Brands' CEO on huge Nigerian loss and 2014 annual results

Tiger-CE-Peter-MatlareTiger Brand’s released its full year results this week for the year ended 30 September 2014. They weren't pretty. Here veteran business journalist, Alec Hogg, questions the group’s CE, Peter Matlare, on the shortcomings and accountability of the massive loss incurred with its Nigerian Dangote Flour investment.

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Choc giant takes on small SA jam producer

RoscherrsMaking front page, lead story headlines today in the Cape Times... A family-run jam and preserves producer in Montague, Western Cape, has found itself in a David and Goliath-like legal pickle - it is being taken on by internationally renowned confectioner Ferrero over its trademark, Roscherr's, which is the surname of the owner.

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SAAFoST Congress 2015: Save the date!

SAAFoST (SA Association for Food Science & Technology) has announced the dates and details of its biennial congress, taking place next year in Durban. An event to diarise for all local food industrialists.

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Polony wins at chicken's cost in protein trade down

PolonyChicken producers have cut back on volumes over the past two years as pressure on disposable incomes and strikes have forced some consumers to switch to other proteins such as polony and beans.

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Propak Cape 2014 in review: A winning expo

Propak-Cape-2014-tickThe biggest ever Propak Cape, incorporating FoodPro, Pro-Plas Expo, Print Expo and Pro-Label Cape, took place at the Cape Town International Conference Centre (CTICC) from October 21-23 and was a winner with 6 113 visitors who attended it over the three days.

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Top International Stuff

Last week Unilever announced it will split its US and European spreads operations into a standalone unit, a first step toward a possible exit from a struggling business that the company has failed...
The US FDA has announced sweeping rules on this week that will require chain restaurants, movie theatres and pizza parlours across the country to post calorie counts on their menus. Health experts said...
Finnish agro-food giant, Raisio, is buying back the licensing rights to its cholesterol-lowering, plant stanol-based Benecol brand. A leader in this functional arena in Europe, Benecol has struggled in the...

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