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Comment: Unilever raid shows S Africa eyeing food

News the South African offices of Unilever and Sime Darby were raided by competition authorities this week comes as a further evidence that...

On the move: Brasher faces Pick n Pay challenge

The appointment of former Tesco UK chief Richard Brasher as Pick n Pay's new CEO last week may not be enough to turn around the fortunes of...

Focus: South-South the new direction for Fairtrade

Having seen strong and resilient growth in established developed markets, the Fairtrade movement is increasingly turning its attention to 'S...

Focus: Olam highlights Nigeria's potential

Olam International's acquisition of Nigerian dairy group Kayass highlights the growing investment in the country. The move contributes to Ol...

Latest Interviews

The just-food interview: Ian Donald, Nestle Africa 5 Dec 2012

Katy Askew

The importance of expanding in emerging markets is a constant message from Nestle, a company that has one of the industry's largest footprints in the developing world. While Nestle is expanding in high-growth markets like China, the world's largest food group is looking beyond the BRICs as it establishes a presence in every quarter of the globe. In this month's just-food interview, Katy Askew spoke to the chief executive of Nestle's operations in equatorial Africa, Ian Donald, to discover how the company is working to drive long-term growth in the region.


The just-food interview – Sean Murphy, Kraft Foods 31 May 2011

Katy Askew

As it looks to expand international revenues, Kraft Foods has developed a strategy that focuses on building its business in ten "priority markets" around the world. South Africa was recently added to Kraft's emerging markets hit list and, in this month's just-food interview, Katy Humphries spoke to Sean Murphy, MD of Kraft's operations in southern Africa, about the group's plans for growth in the region.

Latest News

Bel takes majority stake in Morocco's Safilait 29 May 2015

Hannah Abdulla

French cheese maker Bel has acquired a majority interest in Moroccan dairy firm Safilait from private equity firms Fipar Holding and Sopar.


Tiger Brands Kenya profits "manipulated" 21 May 2015

Dean Best

South Africa-based FMCG group Tiger Brands has revealed its business in Kenya saw "manipulation" of its profits in its last financial year.


South Africa power woes hit Nestle 15 May 2015

Katy Askew

Nestle is taking steps to shore up production at its South African infant formula business as power outages in the country hit production.


Rhodes Food Group to acquire Saint Pie 11 May 2015

Hannah Abdulla

South Africa's Rhodes Food Group is to buy pastry and pie maker Saint Pie in a ZAR27m (US$2.2m) deal.


Sovereign to buy poultry plant from Quantum 11 May 2015

Hannah Abdulla

South Africa's Sovereign Food Investments is to acquire the Tydstroom Abbatoir from local company Quantum Foods.


Clover move for Nkunzi Milkway assets cleared 27 Apr 2015

Dean Best

Clover Industries' move for fellow South African dairy firm Nkunzi Milkway has been cleared - with conditions - by the country's competition authority.

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