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Food Explorer #10: A South African food scientist explores famine and flavour in Ireland

GuinnessLisa Ronquest is one of South Africa's top young food scientists, now transferred to The Netherlands in a global food R&D role by Mars. She's been sharing her impressions and insights with FOODStuff SA readers in a regular blog, and we're proud here to publish the tenth episode on her big move. This time, Lisa explores potatoes and Guinness, what else, in Dublin!

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SA's shrinkflation continues: Chocolate and more get smaller but pricier

ShrinkflationConsumers are getting less bang for their hard-earned bucks as manufacturers downsize their products to contain costs. Prices, however, have remained the same and, in some cases, increased.

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Pioneer Foods opens new Bokomo facility in England

Bokomo cerealPioneer Foods, SA's third-biggest food company, is making its mark in the UK... As Britain's biggest cereal maker, it officially opened a new Bokomo UK facility in Orton Southgate, in Peterborough, England, last month.

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Mérieux NutriSciences acquires specialist SA dairy lab

LactolabMérieux NutriSciences (formerly known as Swift Silliker) has expanded its SA footprint with acquisition of Lactolab, a leading analytical laboratory serving dairy and dairy related industries.

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Famous Brands scores its own tomato paste factory at a bargain

tomato pasteIn another step to increasing vertical integration of its supply chain, Famous Brands has bought a bankrupt tomato paste factory in Port Elizabeth's Coega precinct at a significantly discounted purchase price.

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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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Top International Stuff

US industry consolidation has struck again with Danone's announcement last week that it had agreed to acquire WhiteWave Foods, purveyor of plant-based products, premium and organic dairy, and fresh...
Hershey says its board has unanimously rejected a takeover offer from Oreo maker Mondelez and that the offer provided "no basis for further discussion".
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...

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