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D-Day for South Africa's salt regulations

Salt regulationsThere’ll be less salt, officially, in the processed foods South Africans eat from today as the government's salt regulations come into force.

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Danone vs Clover on SA's dairy shelves

Clover vs DanoneThis is a critical period for the South African dairy industry, as the sector’s two biggest players and former partners go head-to-head in a battle for market share.

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The dairy distruptor: Clover's entrepreneurial Johann Vorster

Johann VorsterIt’s not often that a CEO makes headlines for scooping an Entrepreneur of the Year award. Especially if the CEO in question did not start the company from scratch. But every now and then there are exceptions to a rule. And Clover CEO Johann Vorster is one of them.

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What went down at the Global Consumer Goods Forum Summit, Cape Town, June 2016

CGF SummitThe 60th Global Summit of the Consumer Goods Forum, was held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 15 to 17 June. Scores of CEOs from both global and local FMCG companies joined the summit which hosted industry heavy-hitters including the heads of Walmart, Tesco, Campbells, Coca-Cola (pictured left), Nestle, McCain’s, Pick n Pay and PepsiCo.

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Bounty Brands builds scale for listings

Liberty FoodsUnlisted FMCG company, Bounty Brands, is gearing its business for a foreign and local listing in 2017 through acquisitions, several food related, that continue to build scale in the business.

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Remgro invests in Cape chocolatier

DV ChocolateInvestment giant Remgro, one of the toughest operators in the country’s hard-boiled corporate sector, is showing a sweet side....

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SA hosts some of world's most influential FMCG CEOs

Gareth AckermanCEOs from the world's most influential consumer and retail brands will gather this week at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on June 15-17 for the 60th Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit - the first of its kind on the African continent, writes Pick n Pay chairman, Gareth Ackerman.

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Is Pick n Pay on path to regaining its former glory?

PicknPay revivalWhisper it softly, but it seems that this time, Pick n Pay’s "turnaround" strategy might actually be working.

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New player on SA's ingredients park - with big and bright ambitions

Food ingredientsDr Tertius Cilliers is no stranger to the SA food ingredients industry, and has clear ambitions to make an ever bigger mark. Combining the newly-acquired assets of several independent ingredient and product development companies, he's now set up Cape Town-based Synercore Holdings.

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Moving potatoes out of the commodity mode

Wesgrow Potato2A new partnership between distributors, RSA Market Agents, and leading potato grower, Wesgrow, will see new branded potato offerings brought to SA's broader retail space.

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Top International Stuff

A team of researchers who developed heartier and more nutrient-rich strains of a sweet potato to help ward off diet-related illnesses in sub-Saharan Africa is this year’s recipient of the World Food...
Nestlé has named a successor to CEO Paul Bulcke - in a surprise move that hands the reins of the world’s biggest food company to an outsider for the first time in nearly a century.
A fight at the dining table is escalating between US regulators and the food industry, this time over the FDA's new proposals to cut Americans’ average salt intake by almost one-third.

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