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Kauai set for major revamp under new owner Real Foods

Kauai storeKauai, South Africa’s leading healthy fast food franchise, will be transformed into a global health and wellness brand declares new owner, Real Foods, who has acquired total control of the business in conjunction with a private equity partner for an undisclosed fee, 

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New Jungle Ultra cereals and porridges

Junlge Ultra CerealsIn what appears to be an attempt by Tiger Brands to leverage the functional food space currently claimed by high-flying cereal competitor, FutureLife, SA's largest food company has launched Jungle Ultra cereals and porridges, said to offer "the ultimate in a healthy breakfast".

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Pick n Pay looking stronger, beats forecasts

Pick n Pay 2015 ResultsPick n Pay this week reported a rise in full-year profit that beat analyst estimates as the South African supermarket chain cut costs from its distribution network, opened more stores and repaid debt.

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Tim Noakes happily ready to face inquiry over 'Banting' tweet

Noakes HPCSA hearingThe Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) has confirmed that Prof Tim Noakes, uber advocate of low carb-high fat eating, will be facing a two-day hearing relating to "unprofessional conduct".

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Pioneer Foods acquires half of FutureLife

FutureLifePioneer Foods is upping its competitive ante again under new(ish) CEO, Phil Roux, with an announcement today that it's to acquire 50% of Durban-based FutureLife Health Products, the fast-growing functional food products company, and together create a joint venture to unlock new product opportunities. The purchase price is undisclosed.

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Nestlé launches Bar-One cereal

Bar One CerealJust when you thought all cereals were doing their damndest to look healthier and 'natural', along comes Nestlé with a contrary indulgence launch, taking its popular Bar-One confectionery brand into the cereal aisle.

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OP-ED: Cowardly farmers' chickens come home to roost

Chicken dumpingLast year, South Africa's chicken farmers successfully lobbied for tariff protection from competitors in the United States, Brazil, and elsewhere. Red Rob Davies agreed to steal from the poor to give to the rich. But now, the snubbed exporters are getting irate, and are threatening revenge.

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Engen opens top-quality biltong bar

Butchers Best Biltong BarWould it be interesting to know the size and growth of SA's biltong market? It's likely to be galloping along despite the often ridiculous prices charged for the country's iconic meat snack - spurred by the interest in Banting/Paleo/LCHF eating regimes. True measurement is highly unlikely due to the informal nature of the category - but it's clearly one that's working for many vendors, including Engen.

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Spur ranks No 1 SA restaurant brand in new survey

Spur RestaurantsSpur has been identified as the country's leading restaurant brand in Acentric Marketing Research's new report, South Africa's Top Restaurant Brands 2015.

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Food labelling: Christian group's court challenge on hold as DoH relooks draft regs R429

R429 challenge2An application by a Christian group challenging government regulations allowing a wide range of food packaging to be religiously certified and to carry religious signs is on hold as the government takes a relook at the draft labelling regulations, R429.

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Top International Stuff

The chief executive of McDonald’s admitted on Monday that the world’s largest burger chain is “not on our game” as he announced sweeping changes designed to revitalise the company.
The US food giant Kraft, recently bought by and merged with Heinz in the world’s largest food deal ever, has announced its iconic Mac & Cheese will no longer be made with artificial preservatives or synthetic...
Earlier this month, you probably would't have heard of Yvette d'Entremont, aka Science Babe. But after posting a Gawker article attacking blogger darling Vani Hari titled “The ‘Food Babe’ Blogger Is...

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