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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

Capespan expands fruit packing capability 29 Jan 2015

Katy Askew

South Africa's Capespan has increased its fruit packing capacity through the acquisition of two assets: the Novo pack house and Theewaterskloof Estate.

IFFCO pushes on with Kit Kat TM dispute 19 Jan 2015

Katy Askew

UAE-based International Foodstuffs Co. has lodged an appeal with South Africa's Constitutional Court challenging a ruling its Tiffany Break bars impinge Nestle's Kit Kat trademark.

EU, Morocco strike deal on geographic indications 16 Jan 2015

Dean Best

The EU and Morocco have struck a deal over geographic indications for their food products.

Abraaj exits Tunisian bakery firm Moulin d'Or 2 Jan 2015

Hannah Abdulla

UAE-based private-equity firm Abraaj has quit its role as investor in Tunisian baked goods firm Moulin d'Or.

Zambeef in talks for disposal of edible oils firm 3 Dec 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Agribusiness Zambeef is mulling the divestment of its wholly owned subsidiary Zamanita - an edible oil and soy meal producer.

Zambeef notes improvements in "year of two halves" 26 Nov 2014

Katy Askew

Agribusiness Zambeef swung to a full-year pre-tax loss in the 12 months to 30 September as a "strong turnaround" in the second half failed to offset a "difficult" first half.

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