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Woolies launches new takeaway café brand, NOW NOW

Woolies NOW NOW SWoolworths is a bell-weather food retailer that everyone in the food industry watches. In a left-field move, it has just launched NOW NOW, a brand-new fast-service café that offers affordable, fresh food.

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SA's credit downgrade kills Pioneer Food's mega deal

Phil RouxPioneer Foods is the first confirmed corporate casualty of South Africa's credit-ratings downgrade. The food giant has announced the collapse of a deal that would have created Africa's largest consumer goods company.

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Food Explorer #13: A South African food scientist does pork and pirogies in Poland

PierogisLisa Ronquest is one of South Africa's top young food scientists, now transferred to the Netherlands in a global food R&D role for Mars. She's been sharing her European impressions, insights and travels with FOODStuff SA readers in a regular blog, and we're proud here to publish her 13th episode. This time, Lisa explores Polish cuisine....

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Sally Williams opens shop in chi-chi Sandton square

Sally Williams Ice Cream SSally Williams, arguably South Africa's best-known handcrafted nougat brand, continues on an ambitious growth track - and has just launched its first ice-cream store, which it plans to extend over the next few years.

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McCain adapts to drought with changing business model, water strategy

PotatoesThe impact of South Africa's drought on local farmers, producers, and consumers have been immense with a significant impact on agricultural yields, quality and price. This is forcing companies like McCain South Africa to adjust their business models to mitigate the impact.

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Major lift-off for Western Cape pet food business

K9 logoThrough the government's Black Industrialists programme, a Western Cape company has been able to grow its business to become a pet food supplier for one of the country’s giant retailers.

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Cape Town's Vital Health Foods evolves into healthy snacking

Vital Bar SNutritional supplements manufacturer, Vital Health Foods in Cape Town, has launched a line of grab-and-go nutritional snacks.

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Is Ramsay enough to pull Checkers some high-end shoppers?

Ramsay meals SCheckers recently announced a new partnership with celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay and his daughter on a range of kids' convenience meals. Will it work in upping its image as a purveyor of quality at a good price?

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Stellenbosh University researchers develop easy method to detect SA honey fraud

Honey fraud SFood scientists and researchers from Stellenbosch University (SU) and the Sapienza University of Rome  have developed a quick and user-friendly method that South African producers and distributors of honey can use to detect whether the products they are selling is the real thing or not.

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Fighting back for bread

Bread slices SWith excess carbs in the Western diet increasingly under scrutiny, leading bakery ingredients supplier Anchor Yeast has gone on the PR offensive to illustrate that SA bread offers great nutritional and price value in every slice.

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Top International Stuff

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....
US company Post Holdings is buying Weetabix from China’s Bright Food Group for £1.4bn, putting the British breakfast favourite back into the hands of a cereal company.

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