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Video: The third and final day of one of Africa's biggest retail and hospitality expos

Africa's Big 7 was a key part of Retail & Hospitality Week 2017, which also saw the launch of The Hotel Show Africa 2017 alongside SAITEX, the continent's biggest retail product sourcing expo

“Best ever” response for UK company at South Africa’s Retail and Hospitality show

“To be honest I have never been to a show where we have all these markets covered. We have also had a great quality of response. In fact, the best ever.”

SHOW NEWS: United States seek business partners in South Africa

“South Africa already has a trade agreement with the US, it’s called the Africa Growth and Opportunities Act (AGOA)."

SHOW NEWS: South Africa’s salmon and trout farming showcased

Fish are then smoked or cured before being taken to stores or eateries or exported to countries including Namibia, Zimbabwe and Mauritius.

SHOW NEWS: Exporting South African excellence

“We have come to the show as we felt that there would be importers from Africa and Asia and from those we have met the response has been a positive one.”

SHOW NEWS: Why Poland tastes good

Poland Pavilion bring 15 businesses to Johannesburg - from specialist flavourings to canned drinks

SHOW NEWS: Getting a taste for the finer drinks in life

"This show enable smaller firms like us to reach out to a market which may not otherwise have been aware of our brand"

SHOW NEWS 2017: What southern Africa offers the world

All the best that southern Africa has to offer the rest of the world in the fields of retail and hospitality are currently on display in one place, according to South Africa’s Deputy Minister of Tourism, Elizabeth Thabthe.

EXHIBITOR VIDEO: JAR brings some flavours of the future to Johannesburg

Watch the presentation to discover more about this world-leading flavour house"The company prides of the highest quality of its powder flavourings available in many varieties, such as cookies & cream, crème brulee, peanut butter and many others."

EXHIBITOR NEWS: Poland showcases its finest at Africa’s Big 7 and SAITEX 2017

Visit the Gallagher Convention Centre next week and discover why ‘Poland tastes good’

EXHIBITOR NEWS: Strawberries with a strong South African heritage

Cappeny Estates is arguably KwaZulu-Natal’s most popular strawberry farm

One billion rand boost for the agriculture production sector to be revealed during South Africa’s premier food expo

Trade & Industry Minister Rob Davies will reveal full details of the new dti Agro-processing Support Scheme at a special presentation at Africa’s Big 7 next week

EXHIBITOR NEWS: Homemade fudge at Africa’s Big 7

Tasha’s Fantastic Fudge features more than 50 flavours to choose from

EXHIBITOR NEWS: Your chance to try to some of South Africa's finest ice cream

'We would like to expand our customer base even more by participating in the country's largest food and beverage exhibition and we are looking forward to interacting with new potential customers'

EXHIBITOR NEWS: Brazilian chicken farm visits Johannesburg as part of Africa's Big 7

The Brazilian Pavilion at Retail & Hospitality Week 2017 brings a host of new brands to Johannesburg, including Frigorigico Nova Araca

EXHIBITOR NEWS: Largest meat processing company in the world is coming to Johannesburg

How this Brazilian giant is using Retail & Hospitality Week 2017 as "a bridge to closer to the African market".

EXHIBITOR NEWS: Société des Conserves de Côte d’Ivoire launches a new tuna brand at Africa Big 7

‘We choose to participate at Africa Big 7 because it is a tradeshow that has already proven its commitment to connecting local and international businesses’

EXHIBITOR NEWS: Organically grown aloe vera juice - a healthy alternative seeking new African markets

A South African beverage producer will be looking for new international distributors at Africa’s Big 7 2017.

EXHIBITOR NEWS: Three streams offers a world of fresh fish for the table

‘The fish is bred right and raised right in the best trout producing country, you can taste the difference due to the exceptional water quality. Our trout is on the SASSI green list and sustainable’

EXHIBITOR NEWS: US dairy heavyweight targets African export

An American cheese maker set up after the Second World War has grown into a worldwide exporter... but promises to preserve its small-town values from 73 years ago.

EXHIBITOR NEWS: Sri Lanka celebrates 150 years of commercial tea production

The world’s largest tea producer will be appearing at Retail & Hospitality Week Africa 2017 with a century and a half of experience and still using traditional picking to ensure the very best for tea lovers.

EXHIBITOR NEWS: 200 years of coffee growing experience on show

Few competitors offer the history of Villa Café according to Ms Saurez: “We have grown coffee for over 200 years, in the south of Minas Gerais, Brazil. In addition, our coffee hunters research and develop projects with coffee growers all over the country, so you can have the best coffee directly from the farmers"

EXHIBITOR NEWS: Romanian spirits to be launched in Africa for the first time

Now for the big push in Africa: In its 23 years of operation AGR has created some of the strongest Romanian brands, producing over 120 million litres of alcohol and sold over 223 million bottles

EXHIBITOR NEWS: Helping your local brand become international

Export specialists IOEC arrives at Africa's Big 7 with a track record of helping manufacturers expand brand recognition worldwide

EXHIBITOR NEWS: Mizlek chooses Africa's Big 7 for its latest food launch

‘For all these years, I have monitored, observed and experienced AB7 as Africa’s biggest international expo for sourcing food products. As a result, the plethora of visitors and exhibitors provides immense business opportunities for suppliers and exhibitors alike’

East Africa becomes the focus for retail growth with Kenya the leader

New report says east Africa's most prominent economy is at the centre of a growth prospects shift from the west to east Africa.

Wine growers reveal silver lining to South Africa's drought with bumper harvest

"Drought conditions resulted in very healthy vineyards and smaller berries with good colour and flavour concentration"

Why the future of African agribusiness is 'tied to technology'

"The demographics of Africa present both an opportunity to invest in a growing young population and an impending crisis of not having enough food to go round"

His company makes 'the world's finest honey nougat'... now he's making ice cream

We talk to Mark Sack, MD of Sally Williams Fine Foods arguably South Africa's most famous nougat producer who reveals the company's next big expansion plan as he prepares to be a guest speaker at Africa's Big 7 conference The Food Forum

What do Pick n Pay's financial results reveal about the Africa retail sector?

Supermarket giant proves there's still money to be made, not only in its home country of South Africa but also Zimbabwe, Zambia...and Nigeria remains a target

Dutch introduce the biggest pump of its type to South Africa

The largest centrifugal pump available on the South African market for the food and beverage industry has been introduced by Verder Pumps South Africa.

Brazil's presidency statement following meat packing crisis

"The facts are that among 11,000 employees, only 33 are being investigated. Out of 4,837 establishments subject to federal inspection, only 21 are allegedly involved in irregularities.​​"

Sub-Saharan African loosens its belt ready for a lot more Burger King

New deal with Burger King in Europe sees Servair SA step up expansion plans across South Africa

VIDEO: Africa's booming beer market is attracting worldwide investment

Sub-Saharan Africa has been identified as one of the biggest beer sales growth areas in the world over the next five years. Africa Inc speaks to the experts.

Black insomnia... the world's strongest coffee

The South African coffee that's waking the world goes to the lab to confirm its place at No1

Discover South Africa's pair of world class restaurants

Two Cape Town restaurants are named in the world's top 100 in the run up to to tomorrow's international awards

Brazil government says March beef exports near normal despite meat scandal

As EU threatened to reject beef and poultry imports from Brazil, South Africa calls for tighter health checks

East Africa's biggest coffee shop chain sale is more than just a business deal

'The expected sale of Java House is being regarded as a bellwether deal to measure international private equity groups’ interest in the region,' says the Financial Times.

Will Londoners get a taste for South African cuisine?

New bbar restaurant serves everything from boerewors to bunny chow - and it's just around the corner from the Queen's house

Why Coca-Cola tastes 'better' in McDonald's

There is a reason, says the burger giant, and today Fox News in the USA shared it with the world (In the UK The Sun and the Daily Mail told their readers three months ago)

Café Rouge is coming to Africa

Popular French bistro chain arrives in South Africa.... from England. (And the Brits are bringing Italian cuisine too)

Top yeast company opens baking centre of excellence in southern Africa

New centre part of major investment into Zimbabwe by world's biggest yeast manufacturer

South African Prue lands top UK TV cookery show job

Before the announcement restaurateur, presenter and cookery writer Prue Leith has said judging The Great British Bake Off would be her “dream”

How sweet baking is driving bakery growth - but consumers want healthy options too

Sweet goods lead bakery innovation in key growth markets, but consumers may soon expect more than traditional indulgence. New survey confirms the trend towards healthier options

Battle begins against the alien invader threatening Africa's maize crops

American fall armyworm confirmed in crops across Africa. It's the latest blow for maize farmers already devastated by two years of drought

New report encourages supermarkets to allow easier access for new suppliers

Costs of getting products into the big supermarket chains is too high for many new suppliers claims new report

Beverage Association of South Africa takes its sugar tax opposition to parliament

BevSA, opposed to the planned 20% tax on sugary drinks to reduce obesity, lays out its concerns to Parliament... and offers alternatives

Nando's looks to UK Stock Exchange for new listing

South Africa's most famous restaurant chain looks to issue public shares again, 16 years after it left the SA Stock Exchange

How increased coffee price is helping offset drought impact in Kenya

The value of coffee sold at the exchange in the last quarter of 2016 rose 69% to $25.7m

Debt-hit Nakumatt reveals ex-Tesco exec to organise stake sale

Kenyan retailer to receive $75 million from a foreign investor to service its debt and to settle suppliers - if the deal closes, valuing the overall business at $310 million.

Luxury brands that succeed in Africa need top malls... and most will know they are here for the long haul

Kenya offers a look into the mall strategy for the big name players and reveals that Africa's young population offers big opportunities for the brands that invest now

Two giants bid to become the retail champion of Africa through merger

Retail conglomerate Steinhoff International has entered into talks with South African-based supermarket group Shoprite Holding in bid to create ‘the retail champion of Africa’.

Three of South Africa's top retailer reveal strong trading results

Massmart, Shoprite and Woolworths publish their sales figures to Christmas - and they show a buoyant economy

New Food Metrics Provide Better Information on Access to Nutritious Foods in Africa

When the headlines talk about food prices rising, which foods are they actually talking about?

Agriculture will help drive global hydraulic cylinder market to 4% a year growth

Growing food requirements to sustain increased populations means the agriculture industry will need sophisticated equipment to carry out effective agricultural processes

Top British chef begins filming 10-part TV show exploring South Africa's diverse culinary traditions

A Taste of South Africa will follow Tebbutt as he travels across the country discovering and exploring the diversity and flavour of the local foods

How Africa's biggest retailer succeeded by backing the middle class

This strategy to seek out Africa’s growing middle class consumers, in places its competitors have yet dared to venture, has helped drive Shoprite’s rapid expansion in the last decade.

South Africa approves import of GM maize from USA

Drought stricken republic agrees new deal that could see it import 300,000 tons of GM white corn from the USA and 500,000 tons of yellow corn before April harvest

Baskin Robbins targets South Africa with first outlet

"With 31 flavours - a different flavour for each day of the month. South Africans can always look forward to something exciting at our ice cream shops."

KFC has 1,000 outlets in sub-Saharan Africa

It arrived South Africa in 1971, now the fast food giant has celebrated its thousandth restaurant opening

The real cost of eating out at South Africa's finest restaurants

South Africa, where $200 a person buys some of the world's finest dining experiences

Mondi sets sights on growing consumer packaging sector

Consumer packaging accounted for about 21 percent of Mondi’s sales, compared with 19 percent in 2015, and will probably grow faster than other business segments over a five-to-ten-year time frame, the CEO said.

McDonald's promises to support government wage proposals

World-famous fast food chain wrongly takes brunt of social media abuse as RSA Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa announces new minimum wage for the country - he used to own McDonald's

Pizza restaurant tops customer satisfaction survey

Debonairs Pizza has the most highly satisfied customers followed by Nandos and McDonald's according to SAcsi

Weetabix tempts Pioneer Foods to the table

Kenya's Pioneer to acquire a 49.8% stake in Weetabix East Africa, the nation's favourite breakfast cereal


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