Kimberly-Clark to shed 5,000 jobs as fertility dips

The restructuring comes at a time of shrinking sales, increased competition and an inability to cover increasing costs. According to the business, one of...

#BizTrends2018: What is shaping grocery retail in South Africa – Part...

In Part 1 of the Trade Intelligence Retail Trends 2018 report, we described how globally and locally, we are in the beginning stages of...

A proper fleet safety plan might just save your business

According to Tracker, it is therefore important for any business to manage its fleet appropriately and proactively, thus ensuring a safe working environment for...

SA maize: Possible exportable surpluses

The plantings, particularly in the western parts of the country, were struggling to get underway because of the shortage of the necessary soil moisture...

Bacardi acquires Patron Spirits International

Bacardi is tapping into the fast-growing market for tequila by acquiring Patron Spirits International, in a deal valuing the company at $5.1 billion. The purchase...

Scientists are breeding super-nutritious crops to help solve global hunger

It may refer to lack of food or widespread food shortages caused by war, drought, crop failure or government policies. But as researchers, we...

Lion Safety Match goes to new lengths

Double the length of a conventional safety match, the new long match is a first for South Africa. The chief motivation for this new...

Coca-Cola Company announces global plan to reduce packaging waste

This goal is the centerpiece of the Company’s new packaging vision for a World Without Waste, which the Coca-Cola system intends to back with...

Tough times slow Massmart growth

In a trading update, Massmart said total sales for the 53 weeks to December 2017 increased 2.7% from 2016 to R93.7bn. Total sales for...

Sustainable supply chains: Chains, levers or webs?

Customers’ questions can drive suppliers’ focus on a wide range of issues, from carbon, water and circular economy to human rights, economic development and...

Michael Jordaan is launching a new bank in SA – Bank...

According to the group, it has been granted a provisional licence by the South African Reserve Bank and is set to launch in the...

Attack on chicken import limits revived

This is the upshot of an appeal judgement that was delivered in the Supreme Court in Windhoek yesterday. The Supreme Court ruled in favour of...

Rhodes Food Group takes on BOS Ice Tea distribution

The sales and distribution agreement follows last year’s partnership between the two companies which saw RFG taking over packaging of part of the BOS’s...

Albany Bakeries aims to feed 5 million hungry children in Mzansi...

In partnership with the Shoprite Mobile Soup Kitchen, the campaign aims to deliver five million meals to underprivileged children across South Africa.  “We are committed...

Shoprite shares fall after lacklustre update

Grocery chain Shoprite’s share price fell as much as 7% before recovering to trade 1.6% lower at R210 at 9.25am after reporting a sharp...

Water shortage cuts commercial banana production

The banana plantations depend on water from the Umbeluzi river, which in turn depends on the level of water stored behind the Pequenos Libombos...

Sasko Sam returns

He returns to grocery store shelves this month with the new Sasko Sam Yummy Premium Slices and Sasko Sam Yummy More Slices brown and...

BM Food Manufacturers employees on strike over pay increase

According to a report on EWN, the workers are demanding a pay increase from R79 per day to at least R90 per day. Established in 2006, BM...