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Family business finds fresh fish for New World

David Jose grew up in a fishing family and is Head of Seafood at Foodstuffs, which owns the New World, PAK’nSAVE and Four Square brands. He says: “I think a lot of people have this perception that commercial fishing companies are these huge industrial...

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Australian supermarkets ban plastic bags

Supermarket giant Woolworths has announced it will implement a ban on single-use plastic bags throughout its Australian stores within the next year. A statement released by Woolworths said the company wanted to contribute to efforts that reduce plastic ba...

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What is life like in a company run by a sadhu?

Patanjali Ayurved Limited is India’s fastest growing FMCG company which in a single year, leapfrogged giants like ITC, Nestle and Tata. The company lately announced that it had doubled revenues in just a year to over Rs 10,000 crore, becoming India’s ...

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Warm winter and low demand lead to vegetable oversupply

Across the country, there is an oversupply of most vegetables, a product of the warm winter as well as depressed buying power on the part of South African consumers. In the tomato producing areas in the interior of the country, growers usually plant extra...

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Austria confirms find of tainted egg products

Austria on Monday became the latest European country to confirm that it has found the insecticide fipronil in egg products imported from Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and Poland. Of 80 random samples including baked goods and mayonnaise, 18 revealed t...

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The decrease in honey production and its impact on local producers and consumers

Honey production is a small market both internationally and in South Africa. A combination of factors, highlighted by the recent droughts, have led to a decrease in the availability of honey resulting in increased prices and a local producer market facing...

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Amendment to Liquor Products Act widely welcomed

The Liquor Products Amendment Bill has been widely welcomed by alcohol industry players who say it will go a long way to curbing illicit trade. The bill provides a framework for the introduction of beer and other fermented beverages into the Liquor Produc...

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Contaminated eggs show continuing problems with supply chain

Another food scandal: this time eggs used for making sandwiches and other processed products that contain traces of an insecticide called fipronil. Fipronil is banned in human food production because it can be harmful to human health if ingested in suffic...

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Retail trade sales may offer some relief

A jobs bloodbath looms over the retail sector, but economic data expected this week may show that retail trade sales continued with a trend of positive growth in June. Some retailers are taking strain in the poor economic climate, with Pick n Pay recently...

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4 design ideas for small retail spaces

If you have a small floor space or simply want to liven up a dark corner in your store, here are a few tips to get you started.

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