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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 – 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.


The just-food interview – Pick n Pay 30 Jan 2009

Katy Askew

With food retailers facing a mixed bag as the global economic downturn bites, it is becoming clear that some are faring better than others. Earlier this month, Pick n Pay, South Africa’s largest grocery retailer, was named international retailer of the year by the US-based National Retail Federation. In January’s just-food interview, Katy Humphries spoke with Pick n Pay’s chief executive Nick Badminton about the company’s recipe for success and the challenges that lay ahead.

Latest News

Kellogg uses imports to cover output disruption 23 Jul 2014

Dean Best

Kellogg's South African arm is importing All-Bran Flakes and Special K from Europe to cover local production as maintenance work affects the business.


Danone strengthens Africa ops with Brookside deal 18 Jul 2014

Katy Askew

Danone has purchased a stake in the holding company of Kenyan dairy group Brookside in a move it said would "significantly enhance" its reach in east Africa.


Allanasons to start Ethopia meat site construction 7 Jul 2014

Matthew Newsome

Indian agrifood group Allanasons has confirmed it will start constructing a meat processing plant in Ethiopia in the second half of the year.


Shares plunge in Zambeef on H1 loss 16 Jun 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Zambian eggs, dairy and poultry processor Zambeef has reported higher half-year losses after being hit by increased competition and the impact of the African swine fever outbreak.


Pepsico opens third Simba manufacturing plant 12 Jun 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Growing demand for its potato chips has seen Pepsico open a new manufacturing plant in South Africa under its Simba brand.


Profits surge at Astral on poultry turnaround 23 May 2014

Katy Askew

South African poultry-to-feed group Astral Foods has booked a jump in half-year earnings thanks to improved fortunes at its poultry unit.

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