Tiger Brands takes a hammering from bad news
This past Wednesday 12 February 2020, Tiger Brands had one of its worst days in years, with its shares finishing 6% lower on the JSE to R188 – the steepest fall since April 2011 – the day Noel Doyle presented the company’s financial results to shareholders for the first time as new CEO. New Tiger
Supermarkets under future threat from food delivery disruptors
Food delivery apps have are chiselling away at the restaurant industry’s market share, and upping levels of competition. The impact for supermarkets is less direct but no less a threat, as SA futurist, Jonathan Cherry, comments… A new body of research out of the UK suggests that four out of every five shoppers in the
Parmalat SA becomes Lactalis South Africa
Lactalis South Africa is the new name for Parmalat SA as of 1 February 2020. This is a name change only, and it will not impact the company’s existing products, brands or business operations. Parmalat SA has been been part of the international Lactalis family for the past nine years since the Lactalis Group bought
SA competition watchdog approves Pioneer/PepsiCo merger
The Competition Commission has recommended that the Competition Tribunal give the green light to a R24bn deal that will see PepsiCo take over Pioneer Foods. The deal’s benefits are “significant”, the Commission said, while recommending that it be approved subject to conditions including job creation, local investment and a minimum R1.6-billion B-BBEE transaction. PepsiCo struck
SA plastics pact to tackle plastic waste and pollution
Research shows that eight million tonnes of plastic leak into the ocean every year… and while the statistics are overwhelming, initiatives like the newly launched and potentially game-changing South African Plastics Pact aim to tackle the problem head on by keeping plastics in the economy and out of the environment. Launched on 30 January 2020,
A new tomato ideal for urban gardens and even outer space
Farmers could soon be growing bunches of tomatoes in storage units, on the roof of a skyscraper, or even in space. That’s if a clutch of new gene-edited crops prove as fruitful as the first batch. The primary goal of this new research is to engineer a wider variety of crops that can be grown
Symrise presents a decade of top foodbev-flavour trends
In celebration for the new decade, Symrise has compiled a list of the top 20 food trends that morphed the food and beverage industry over the past ten years. Over the past decade, consumers developed generational preferences and consumption habits resulting in unexpected food and beverage trends. Between 2010 and 2020, the industry saw the
Breakfast: history brief and why we should skip it
Breakfast is not “the most important meal of the day”. It never has been. That old saying came from Kellogg’s cereal in 1917 as part of a marketing campaign to sell Corn Flakes. With its success, other food companies followed suit and here we are today. (The Kellogg brothers were also religious nuts who got
Tiger Brands’ CEO retires, CFO takes helm
After a troubled tenure of only four years, the CEO of Tiger Brands, Lawrence Mac Dougall, retired on January 31, having reached the company’s mandatory retirement age of 63. Chief Financial Officer Noel Doyle takes over as CEO from February 1 and Mac Dougall, who has headed Tiger Brands since March 2016, will stay on
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