Mr D Food: Use your smart phone to order, pay and have food delivered

By: SATopShops Mr D Food is taking the South African fast food market by storm with an application that allows users to order, pay and have food delivered through a few smart phone clicks. The operation piles up competition in the market of apps targeted at lifestyle convenience like Uber Eats. At last check Mr … Read moreMr D Food: Use your smart phone to order, pay and have food delivered

SA’s enterprises to showcase their products at the World Food Moscow, in Russia.

Ujuh Reporter The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is leading a delegation of South African enterprises to showcase their products at the World Food Moscow show, in Russia. Scheduled to take place from the 17th to the 20th of September 2018, the World Food Moscow is an annual international trade fair that’s described as an … Read moreSA’s enterprises to showcase their products at the World Food Moscow, in Russia.

‘Fake food’ in South Africa: myths, misinformation and not enough data

‘Fake food’ in South Africa: myths, misinformation and not enough data Foreign spaza shop owners are being accused of selling “fake” food. Shutterstock Jane Battersby, University of Cape Town and Gareth Haysom, University of Cape Town Owners of small shops in South Africa – in most cases foreigners – have been accused of stocking counterfeit … Read more‘Fake food’ in South Africa: myths, misinformation and not enough data

Shoprite’s challenge to the limping Woolworths: The Checkers’ move upwards

SATopShops Shoprite, Africa’s largest retailer with turnover of about R140 billion and largely focused on low to middle income markets, seems to be mounting a new challenge for the upper middle to higher income markets in South Africa, using the Checkers brand. This can be seen as a direct challenge to Woolworths which rules the … Read moreShoprite’s challenge to the limping Woolworths: The Checkers’ move upwards

Shoprite claims to serve the poor with meal-like items under R5

SATopShops Africa’s biggest retailing group, Shoprite,  claims that it is “making sure that financially-pressed customers can afford to eat, even if they have just R5 in their pockets.” In a statement released recently Shoprite says it has more than 1 000 products available in its stores priced at R5 or less, and over 13 000 of its … Read moreShoprite claims to serve the poor with meal-like items under R5

Woolworths withdraws its ‘frozen Indian roti’: A case of mislabeling a roti as a parathas

SATopShops Woolworths is set to withdraw from its shelves the ‘frozen Indian rotis’ which were mislabeled as parathas, unleavened Indian flatbreads. This is after Woolworths was found guilty of mislabeling by the Advertising Standards Association of South Africa (ASA). A complaint lodged by a consumer named, Mervy Dasen, led the ASA to investigate. Dasen charged that Woolworths was … Read moreWoolworths withdraws its ‘frozen Indian roti’: A case of mislabeling a roti as a parathas

A Domino’s Pizza outlet shuts down as pizza market battle tightens in South Africa

SATopShops A Domino’s Pizza outlet has shut down at the Checkers’ anchored mini shopping center in the Brooklands neighborhood of Centurion in what may be reflecting challenges for the American pizza brand which came to South Africa about four years ago. Commandeered by JSE listed group, Taste Holdings, Domino’s Pizza made an elegant entrance into the … Read moreA Domino’s Pizza outlet shuts down as pizza market battle tightens in South Africa

Competition Law: A restraint of trade agreement that became a case of collusion

PBM RTS Industries, a company that makes and supply flat wire, augers and auger coiling machinery to the global poultry feeding market, has come full circle in its interaction with South Africa’s competition laws. Its now opted to cooperate with the Competition Commission’s prosecution in a story that starts with a restraint of trade battle between … Read moreCompetition Law: A restraint of trade agreement that became a case of collusion

Unilever SA seeks to sell the spread business facing cartel investigation

PBM Unilever South Africa seeks to sell its spreads business, Silver 2017, to Robertsons and has been given a conditional approval by the Competition Commission. The spreads business being sold is subject to a pending cartel investigation by the Competition Commission and Unilever has not escaped liability should the business incur a penalty in the investigation. … Read moreUnilever SA seeks to sell the spread business facing cartel investigation

Tiger Brands financials hit after listeriosis crisis

SATopShops The listeriosis haunted South African food manufacturing giant, Tiger Brands, has suffered a R365 million hit in its income statement due to efforts to shake off the listeriosis crisis emanating from one of its processed meat plant. The  JSE listed firm could incur more devastating costs as it faces legal suits from victims of the listeriosis … Read moreTiger Brands financials hit after listeriosis crisis