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Cadbury Dairy Milk Marvellous Creations debut in SA

Cadbury Marvellous Creations 1Runaway international chocolate success story, Cadbury Dairy Milk Marvellous Creations, is now available in South Africa!

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Oceana on course to become big fish after R4.6-bn US acquisition

Oceana DaybrookOceana Group, SA's largest fishing company which has Tiger Brands as an anchor shareholder, plans to buy Daybrook Fisheries, the US’s second-biggest processor of Gulf menhaden fish, for $382m or R4.6-bn.

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Rhodes Food Group buys pastry-pie maker Saint Pie for R20m

St PieSaint Pie, set up in 1994 in Lydenburg, is a producer of pastry products, mainly savoury pies, and distributes to fuel station forecourts, food retailers and independent outlets throughout South Africa. It has distribution centres in Lydenburg, Pretoria and Welkom.

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How one South African entrepreneur hopes to make millions from maggots

AgriProteinSouth Africa's maggot farming startup, AgriProtein, has generated massive interest, at home and abroad. Now, illustrious TIME magazine has published a lengthy feature update on the business and its fantastic eco potential and profit.

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McDonald's launches global transparency programme in SA

McDonalds transparency programMcDonald’s South Africa launched its 'Know Our Food' programme last week, providing answers to around 100 frequently asked customer questions.

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Nando's plans major revamp of local outlets

Nando restaurantFlame-grilled chicken restaurant chain Nando's is embarking on a major revamp programme in its South African stores, as it adds more outlets to its 300-plus local portfolio.

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New food retailer to list on JSE

Choppies storeThe imminent foray of Botswana-based grocery retailer Choppies Enterprises on the JSE has few convinced that the company might be a game changer for the already over traded retail market in South Africa, reports Moneyweb.

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Mérieux NutriSciences inaugurates raw milk testing facility in SA

Merieux Jeffreys BayMérieux NutriSciences has opened a raw milk testing laboratory in Jeffreys Bay, allowing the group (which entered the country via its 2012 joint venture with Swift Silliker) to better meet the clients' expectations on the growing local market.

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The Noakes, Banting Tweet, ADSA, HSPC saga - the plot thickens!

Noakes TweetADigging deeper into this saga, as Marika Sboras, well-known health journalist on BizNews.com, has done, it seems certain that someone is going to come out of it with a bloody nose. Those someones are likely to be important food players and the dietary establishment. Reading this article, you really have to question why the president of the ADSA (Association for Dietetics in SA) has taken the peverse path of reporting Prof Tim Noakes to the Health Professions Council of SA over an innocuous Tweet.

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Sneaky price increases: consumers being duped

Shrinkflation cartoon2SA's feisty consumer journalist, Wendy Knowler, has again aired her irk at 'shrinkflation', very notable on the FMCG food shelves, in a recent column. The only way consumers can accurately compare prices of competing brands now, she argues, is to focus on the unit price.

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Top International Stuff

The maker of the world’s best-selling chocolate candy is advocating that people eat less added sugar.
The world's diet consists of vastly more meat, dairy, and sugar than it did two decades ago. It also consists of much less grain. 
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.

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