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Tiger Brands eyes private-label expansion as H1 profits slide - key takeaways 27 May 2020

South African FMCG major Tiger Brands reported a poor set of first-half results this week amid price pressures and Covid-19. Simon Harvey looks at the key talking points.


PepsiCo's Pioneer-led Africa push may face challenges 22 Jul 2019

Andy Coyne looks at PepsiCo's plans in sub-Saharan Africa after the US giant announced it is to buy South Africa's Pioneer Foods Group.


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.


Comment: Unilever raid shows South Africa eyeing food 4 Apr 2014

News the South African offices of Unilever and Sime Darby were raided by competition authorities this week comes as a further evidence that the country's competition watchdog has set its sights on the food sector, Katy Askew suggests.


The just-food interview: Ian Donald, Nestle CEO of equatorial Africa 5 Dec 2012

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.

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Profit warning from S Africa's AVI 26 Jun 2020

South African consumer goods group AVI has warned its full-year earnings are expected to be down more than 10% after problems at seafood arm I&J.


South Africa's Country Bird Holdings invests in local poultry peer Quantum Foods 17 Jun 2020

Country Bird Holdings, the South African poultry group, has acquired a stake in local peer from investor Zeder Investments.


South Africa's RCL Foods issues Covid-19 profit warning 9 Jun 2020

South Africa's RCL Foods has issued an update on its outlook for profits amid the impact of the coronavirus outbreak in the country.


Two suitors table bids for up-for-sale Tiger Brands meat assets 26 May 2020

Tiger Brands has issued fresh details on the interest in the "value-added" meat business the South Africa-based consumer-goods group has put on the block.


Tiger Brands cuts first-half guidance due to Covid-19-related impairments 20 May 2020

Tiger Brands, the South Africa-based consumer goods group, has cut its first-half earnings guidance due to impairment charges.


Meat-free firm Fry closes South Africa factory due to Covid-19 case 17 Apr 2020

Fry Group Foods, the South African meat-free manufacturer, has taken action after a manager contracted the Covid-19 virus.


Tiger Brands closes bread factory after Covid-19 cases 17 Apr 2020

South Africa's Tiger Brands has shut one of its production facilities after an undisclosed number of coronavirus cases among staff.


Tiger Brands gets "offers" for up-for-sale meat assets 14 Apr 2020

Tiger Brands, the South Africa-based consumer-goods group, has issued an update on its plans to sell its meat assets.


Covid-19 - South Africa's Tiger Brands closes factories 14 Apr 2020

Tiger Brands, the South Africa-based FMCG group, has shut a number of its plants as the company adjusts to the coronavirus pandemic.


Libstar adds frozen meals capability to Millennium Foods 19 Mar 2020

Libstar Holdings revealed it has made a number of investments to boost the South African food group's production capacity and expand its category mix.

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UN warns poor maize harvest likely 30 Apr 2015

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has warned lower maize harvests in Africa could "trigger food price increases".