Africa’s biggest supermarket chain, Shoprite Holdings, will take advantage of disarray in Kenya’s grocery sector to open its first stores in the major East African market by the end of the year. Two of Kenya’s three top retailers are failing, opening the door to chains such as Shoprite and Carrefour . Chief executive Pieter Engelbrecht […]
The company expects a recovery in milk and fruit production despite the after-effects of a prolonged drought exacerbated by the severe Western Cape drought
“Farmers aren’t just following the rules. They’re going above and beyond the call.” #dayzero when the taps will be turned off for Cape Town, has been pushed back from the April 12 deadline thanks to the Cape’s farmers who have boosted municipal supplies through conservation – there’s another 18 days supply.
Comparing prices between September 2016 and September 2017, food price inflation in its basket of 36 items hit just under 3 per cent – but a new report questions whether some retailers used the drought to push up prices across all foodstuffs
Losses are estimated at Rand 800m in six provinces of the Western Cape where Avian flu has already caused egg prices to soar and two million chickens have been culled. There could be job losses too warn industry chiefs. Other parts of south Africa have been hit as migratory birds spread the killer disease, including Johannesburg Zoo.