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PepsiCo Expands in Africa With $1.7 Billion Deal

PepsiCo Inc. has agreed to buy South Africa’s Pioneer Foods Group Ltd. for $1.7 billion, as the snack-and-beverage giant looks to build up its business in sub-Saharan Africa. Pioneer Foods is one of South Africa’s largest producers and distributors of...

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Kellogg’s Launches Black And White Packaging In Partnership With Crayola

In a super-smart campaign that should appeal to kids of all ages, Kellogg’s in Australia has temporarily made the packaging for its most popular cereal varieties black and white, in a new partnership with Crayola, encouraging consumers to ‘colour and ...

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Shoprite Group staff and customers mobilise to make a difference on Mandela Day

The Shoprite Group will honour Mandela Day throughout the month of July, with its 147 000-strong staff giving their time to initiatives supported by the business or initiating their own activities in line with the retailer’s objective to be a force for ...

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Online and New Retail concepts in China driving FMCG growth

According to the latest China Shopper Report produced by the two companies, e-commerce channel growth in China slowed slightly to 30.6 per cent between 2017 and last year (compared with 35.1 per cent annual growth between 2014 and last year), as...

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Chinese pork production seen expanding again after 2020

Pork production in China is expected to expand again after 2020 to meet robust long-term demand, as the country recovers from a deadly pig disease that is set to hit local supply and lead to a spike in imports this year, the FAO and OECD said on Monday. H...

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Budweiser’s Hong Kong IPO pricing is reportedly getting delayed

Budweiser Brewing Company APAC, the Asia-Pacific business of Anheuser-Busch InBev, will not price its initial public offering by Friday as planned, two people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

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STEINHOFF CFO PHILIP DIEPERINK TO STEP DOWN

Steinhoff International has announced the resignation of its chief financial officer Philip Dieperink. According to a media statement released on Monday, Dieperink would step down after the embattled retailer’s annual general meeting at the end of Aug...

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How to Boost Foot Traffic to Your Retail Store

If you’re a brick and mortar merchant, we’re willing to bet that you’re constantly cooking up ways on how to increase walk-ins in your retail store.  After all, more visitors lead to more opportunities to drive sales, which means a higher bottom li...

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Why You’ll Love Working in FMCG

When you are considering applying to work in a role in an unfamiliar industry, it is natural to have some trepidation over whether it is the right step for you. It could be that someone has recommended that you apply for a role in the fast moving consumer...

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Alibaba launches first English-language Tmall site

Alibaba Tmall has launched its first English-language website in an effort to attract more international merchants and businesses, making it easier for sellers to capitalise on the demand for international goods in China.  Tmall already features 700 ...

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