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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

Unilever to up stake in Nigerian unit 26 Mar 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Unilever has announced plans to increase its stake in Unilever Nigeria from 50.4% to 75%


Quantum Foods forecasts jump in H1 earnings 26 Mar 2015

Hannah Abdulla

South African poultry group Quantum Foods has said it expects headline earnings per share to more than double year-on-year for the first six months of the year.


Clover to double yoghurt, custard capacity 19 Mar 2015

Katy Askew

South African dairy group Clover Industries is investing ZAR65m (US$5.3m) to double its production capacity for yoghurt and custard in order to meet demand.


Sovereign expects 50%-plus profit jump 19 Mar 2015

Katy Askew

Sovereign Food Investments, the South African poultry group, has said that it anticipates a jump in earnings of more than 50%.


Astral predicts 150% jumps in half year HEPS 19 Mar 2015

Hannah Abdulla

South African poultry to food group has predicted a jump in half yearly headline earning per share.


Clover earnings up on cost recovery 17 Mar 2015

Katy Askew

Clover Industries, the South African dairy group, said this morning (17 March) that first-half margins improved thanks to its cost recovery initiatives, boosting the company's profits in the period.

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