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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

Mondelez evaluating Oreo production in Morocco 28 Oct 2014

Katy Askew

Mondelez International is considering starting to manufacture its Oreo brand at two production facilities in Morocco.


Tiger Brands issues apology over recall 21 Oct 2014

Dean Best

South African food group Tiger Brands, which has recalled products over concerns they could contain carcinogenic ingredients, has issued an apology to consumers who have eaten the affected lines.


Tiger pulls Simply Delicious lines in health scare 17 Oct 2014

Dean Best

South African food group Tiger Brands has recalled batches of Simply Delicious products over concerns they could contain carcinogenic ingredients.


EU strikes deal with African trade bloc 17 Oct 2014

Kitty So

The EU and the East African Community (EAC) have finalised a comprehensive agreement to boost trade, including of food products, between their regions.


Clover's DairyBelle buy conditionally cleared 16 Oct 2014

Dean Best

South African dairy processor Clover Industries has had its bid to buy the yoghurt and milk operations of local rival DairyBelle approved by competition officials - with a condition.


PE firm Abraaj swoops for South African food firm 8 Oct 2014

Hannah Abdulla

UAE-based private equity firm, The Abraaj Group, has acquired a majority stake in South African food and personal care goods manufacturer Liberty Star.

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