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What are the next major markets for gluten-free? South Africa's fledgling but growing market

12 Oct 2016

The gluten-free market has taken root quickest in markets in North America and western Europe but manufacturers looking for more business opportunities could look to South Africa, a country where the category is in its early stages but one touted for expansion. John Shepherd reports.

SOUTH AFRICA: Profits dive at retailer Pick n Pay

23 Apr 2013

South Africa's Pick n Pay Stores has booked a sharp drop in 2012 profits, despite higher sales in the period.

Editor's choice: the highlights on just-food last week

15 Oct 2012

The IGD's annual convention attracts the leading executives from the UK FMCG sector and last week they heard the likes of Tesco, Sainsbury's, Unilever and Heinz discuss the economy, multichannel strategies, labelling and innovation. Elsewhere, Wal-Mart outlined its expansion plans for next year, Mars called on the chocolate sector to co-operate more on sustainable cocoa (which it said would cost billions) and Kellogg revealed the possible financial impact of its latest recall.

S AFRICA: Pick n Pay records H1 sales increase

10 Oct 2012

South African supermarket operator Pick n Pay has booked an increase in first-half sales.

UPDATE: S AFRICA: Pick n Pay plots expansion into Malawi, DRC

18 Apr 2012

South African retailer Pick n Pay has revealed it will expand its operations on the African continent over the coming year, with plans to enter Malawi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Editor's choice: the highlights on just-food this week

30 Mar 2012

The future of Iglo Group, Europe's largest frozen food manufacturer, was a hot topic this week with its private-equity owner preparing to put the business up for sale. Elsewhere, the M&A rumour mill focused on South African retailer Pick n Pay and Spanish food groups Moreno and Hojiblanca announced plans to merge. We looked at the potential buyers of United Biscuits' salty snacks arm, looked at the pressure food manufacturers are still under from commodity costs and interviewed the CFO of Dutch bakery firm CSM, which saw profits hit last year by raw material prices. And the latest just-food briefing focused on stevia, the intense sweetener seen to have huge potential.

Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words

30 Mar 2012

The Food and Drink Expo took place in Birmingham, UK, this week, hosting a raft of manufacturers and grocers from across the UK's food and drinks sector.

SOUTH AFRICA: Pick n Pay CEO Badminton steps down

13 Feb 2012

Nick Badminton has announced his intention to stand down as chief executive of South African supermarket operator Pick n Pay.

S AFRICA: Pick n Pay appoints van Rensburg to lead "transformation"

17 Aug 2011

South African retailer Pick n Pay has named Richard van Rensburg deputy CEO as the retailer looks to transform itself into a "world-class retailer".

Editor's choice: the highlights on just-food this week

8 Jul 2011

The tussle over Brazil's largest retailer rumbled on this week, while Nestle's interest in Chinese confectioner Hsu Fu Chi gave industry watchers something to chew over. Meanwhile, away from the emerging markets, a key EU vote brought new food labelling laws a step closer.

S AFRICA: Pick n Pay CEO Badminton laments "toughest" year as profits fall

18 Apr 2011

Pick n Pay CEO Nick Badminton said today (18 April) he was "disappointed" with the performance of South Africa's second-largest grocer and warned about continuing difficulties in the trading environment as he unveiled an 18% drop in annual profits.



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