Impact of food safety compliance on global growth of businesses

We have, of late, experienced an alarmingly high number of food safety related incidence, both in South Africa and globally writes Roy Kirby.  JOHANNESBURG – We have, of late, experienced an alarmingly high number of food safety related incidence, both in South Africa and globally. Re-establishing trust in the food safety industry, in manufacturers, and regulators is more necessary than ever. With a consistent approach to quality standards across geographies, and a genuine concern for developing a safety-centric culture for consumers, this is indeed possible.   Food safety related outbreaks can…

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New PE home for Coca-Cola Beverage giant opens hi-tech headquarters in Humerail

Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) unveiled the new, hi-tech epicentre of its multibillion-rand African operations in Port Elizabeth yesterday. The company’s new headquarters, which now house Africa’s largest Coca-Cola bottler and the seventh largest in the world by revenue, is optimally positioned in a new, purpose-built building in the Waterfront Business Park in Humerail. That the beverages giant – which bottles an extensive portfolio of products ranging from water to Fanta and its iconic, original Coca-Cola – is headquartered in Port Elizabeth, is a significant nod to the city. The company…

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Three Reasons Product Placement and Cross-Merchandising are Important

  Cross-merchandising will help you get the most out of customer traffic in your store. Consumers also benefit from the suggestion of additional, complementary items. Positive shopping experiences are sure to help you attract customers, create customer loyalty, and increase sales. Draw in customers and increase customer loyalty Most people are busy and will appreciate any effort to help cut down on their shopping time. If a customer is planning on picking up a bottle of wine and a bottle opener – which is typically on opposite sides of a…

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Schneider Electric boosting dairy production worldwide

·         Reducing energy bills up to 30% ·         Striving for zero waste ·         Optimised supply chains   Johannesburg South Africa, 22 February 2018 – Schneider Electric’s food & beverage solutions are increasing the efficiency and sustainability of the industry and its dairy solutions allow users to seize new market and profit opportunities, thanks to zero waste and 100% traceable production. This is achieved through its EcoStruxure Hybrid DCS (formerly known as PlantStruxure PES), which helps customers manage their dairy processes in an easy, smart and energy-efficient way. The new platform…

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Wheat mill modernizes aging systems with PlantStruxure PES

Engineering, operation & maintenance in a single process automation system

Schneider Electric conducted a case study with Premier Foods on how to modernise the engineering,operation and maintenance in a single process automation system. Goal:Modernize aging control, automation, and electrical systems in wheat mills. Solution: PlantStruxure PES, the single process automation system to engineer and operate the plant. Results: • Cost effective engineering • Advanced operation services that reduce downtime • Future ready solution • Improved energy management • Robust, scalable, and flexible automation architecture PREMIER FOODS: From its humble origins in the 1820s as a local Durban bakery, Premier FMCG…

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Gauteng Company to Jet off to Russia in Search of Export Opportunities

Gauteng-based Continental Biscuits is currently underway with final touches to its marketing strategy as it prepares to jet-off to Russia to showcase its range of biscuits at the 2017 World Food Moscow International Food Exhibition that is scheduled to take place from 11 to 14 September 2017. Continental Biscuits manufacturers, sells and distributes a diverse range of sweet, savoury and wafer biscuits and is part of the 20 South African companies that will showcase their products at World Food Moscow. According to the Managing Director of Continental Biscuits, Mr Luis…

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Shoprite sees Eastern Europe as potential market

27 AUGUST 2017 – 00:08 PALESA VUYOLWETHU TSHANDU On the drive to Shoprite’s new distribution centre at Cilmor in Brackenfell, Cape Town, two Shoprite trucks are seen heading for Langa and Nyanga townships, two of the many emerging-market communities that form part of the group’s largest market. But as the group’s expansion in previously disadvantaged communities becomes saturated, industry pundits are asking; “Where can they go to from here?” And it seems that the answer may be … Eastern Europe. Newly appointed Shoprite CEO Pieter Engelbrecht, who has been in the…

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SA most ‘protectionist’ country when it comes to poultry, says IPC

São Paulo — SA is one of the most protectionist countries in the world when it comes to poultry and has become “masters” in using anti-dumping as a method of keeping out foreign products from its market, the head of the world’s poultry organisation said on Wednesday. The attack by International Poultry Council president James Sumner was made during a presentation at the bi-annual congress of the Brazilian Association for Animal Protein, which gathers representatives from the poultry and pork industry, government and other industry associations. Sumner is also head…

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South Africans take to online delivery service

South Africa’s unreliable, slow and theft-prone postal service has provided an opportunity to a company that enables South Africans to buy products from stores located almost anywhere in the world. American and European online stores have refused to sell products to people based in South Africa in recent years because their goods have not reached the shoppers and they have therefore suffered losses. International express, parcel delivery and logistics services company Aramex recently launched its Aramex Global Shopper (AGS) offering. This offering is expected to achieve 57% growth in sales…

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DOREEN KOSI APPOINTED TO SAB AND AB INBEV

The South African Breweries (SAB) and ABInBev has appointed Doreen Kosi as Vice President Legal and Corporate Affairs Africa Zone as of 1 August 2017. Doreen has wide-ranging experience in the private and public sectors and has also done extensive work in the fields of youth, children, women and community development. In recognition of her contribution to these sectors within Africa, she was last night awarded by the CEO Global as “Africa’s Most Influential Woman in Business and Government 2017”, one of the most coveted accolades on the Continent. Ricardo…

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