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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

S Africa's Rhodes Food Group plans share issue 19 Sep 2014

Katy Askew

South African fresh and canned food processor Rhodes Food Group Holdings plans to list new shares on the Johannesburg stock exchange in a move that could raise as much as ZAR1.35bn (US$122m).


Capespan buys stake in distributor Good View Group 18 Sep 2014

Dean Best

South African produce group Capespan Group has acquired a 25% stake in Hong Kong-based fruit and vegetable distributor Good View Group.


Nestle ups investment in ZA, appoints Donald MD 17 Sep 2014

Katy Askew

Nestle has announced plans to step up its investment in South Africa and appoint Ian Donald, formerly CEO of equatorial Africa, to the post of chairman and managing director.


Unilever to boost presence in Nigeria 16 Sep 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Unilever is reportedly set to spend US$200m in a bid to expand its presence in Nigeria.


Clover profits fall on currency, dairy costs 16 Sep 2014

Hannah Abdulla

South African dairy manufacturer Clover Industries has witnessed a drop in annual profits on the back of a weakening currency, pressure from commodity costs and industrial action in the country.


H1 profits up at produce firm Capespan 10 Sep 2014

Dean Best

South Africa-based farming, fresh produce and logistics group Capespan has reported higher half-year profits, helped in part by improved sales from its fruit division.

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