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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.


On the move: Brasher faces challenge as Pick n Pay CEO 8 Oct 2012

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 the South African supermarket operator, some analysts have suggested.

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South Africa's Tiger Brands predicts profit slump on back of multiple issues 13 Feb 2020

Tiger Brands, the South Africa-based food group, has issued new guidance on its half-year earnings expectations as it deals with multiple issues.


PepsiCo-Pioneer Foods deal clears one competition hurdle 12 Feb 2020

The proposed takeover of Pioneer Foods by US food and beverage giant PepsiCo has been ruled on by the competition watchdog in the South African company's home market.


Tiger Brands CEO Lawrence MacDougall to be replaced by CFO Noel Doyle 29 Jan 2020

South Africa-based food group Tiger Brands has announced that CEO Lawrence MacDougall is to step down from the role and has named his replacement.


South African meal kit firm Daily Dish to merge with peer after TCapital deal 27 Nov 2019

Daily Dish, a South African meal-kit company, is to be merged with a local peer after being acquired by private equity firm TCapital.


Tiger Brands puts Enterprise Foods on market after sale of Deli Foods division 8 Nov 2019

South Africa-based food company Tiger Brands has launched a review of its value-added meat products division following a listeria outbreak last year.


Astral Foods issues profit warning; CEO Chris Schutte returns after surgery 14 Oct 2019

Astral Foods has issued a profit warning for the fiscal year ended in September partly as a result of higher maize prices.


Consortium takeover of Clover Industries approved with conditions 25 Sep 2019

A takeover of South African dairy group Clover Industries by a consortium of investors known has been approved by a competition tribunal


Clover Industries committed to creating jobs if takeover deal approved 19 Sep 2019

Clover Industries, South Africa's largest dairy group in the midst of a takeover deal, is to cut jobs as part of an efficiency drive.


Global food industry M&A deals totalled $2.46bn in July 22 Aug 2019

GlobalData, a data and analytics company and just-food's parent company, has revealed the food industry M&A deals total for July.


South African ostrich meat firms Klein Karoo and Mosstrich allowed to merge 20 Aug 2019

A planned merger between two South African ostrich meat companies - Klein Karoo International and Mosstrich - has been ruled on by the country's competition watchdog.

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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".