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Four levers for successful supply chains in FMCG

The first is fracturing or splitting the supply chain. Traditional supply chains have a one-size-fits-all mentality. However, in order to ensure the right level of service for ever-disparate customer groups, businesses should look to develop multiple supp...

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Africa outlook on sustainable investing

Africa continues to be prime for institutional-grade, private sector investment, with its backdrop of high rates of gross domestic product (GDP) growth and a rapidly urbanising consumer who is embracing technology in accessing goods and services.

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Violence can impact availability of retail stock in SA, says industry body

The Consumer Goods Council of South Africa (CGCSA) is concerned that the violent protests in the country could lead to a significant impact on stock available for retailers.

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SA firm at forefront of adding commerce string to chat platform’s bow

The rapidly evolving digital age requires businesses to “be where the customers are”, regardless of the channel or location, with the ‘chat economy’ the latest phase in the evolution of the digital economy. Technology has significantly transformed...

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Woolworths sales in South Africa are picking up, but its Australian business remains a train smash

Despite the tough economy, Woolworths continues to see strong food sales and a pick-up in demand for its clothing in South Africa. But its business Down Under remains in the doldrums.

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Brexit turmoil sends the pound on a wild ride

The pound was whipsawed by political turmoil on Tuesday as UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson suffered a parliamentary revolt aimed at preventing Britain from leaving the European Union without a deal to protect the economy.

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Beyond Meat’s pea protein supplier receives additional $75 million investment from Cargill

Beyond Meat’s pea protein supplier has received an additional $75 million investment from Cargill, one of North America’s largest beef processors. Puris, the continent’s largest pea protein producer, will be able to more than double its pea protein ...

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Nestle’s inclusion in Nifty to raise FMCG weight; pvt banks to stay at top

Nestle (India), according to reports, is likely to replace media firm Zee Enterprises in the Nifty50 index from October futures & options (F&O) series. The likely inclusion is expected to increase the weight of fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) se...

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SA Blueberry Production – And Employment – Skyrockets To All-Time High

“The jobs story is the biggest story about blueberries…” Sean Tager, Vice-Chairperson – SA Berry Producers Association. Blueberry production in South Africa is set to reach 17 000 tons this year – an all-time high. South Africa produ...

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The SA liquor market is changing – these are the new favorites, says expert

The way South Africans are consuming liquor is changing from traditional, heritage brands to modern, urban, “idiosyncratic” brands, according to Rowan Leibbrandt, founder of fine liquor merchants Truman & Orange. He says there has already ...

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