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Tacoma Foods
Tacoma Foods is a vertically integrated business which sources, imports, warehouses, distributes, sales and merchandises product on a national basis.

Tacoma Foods is placed perfectly to offer suppliers total penetration of the Southern African market and other Southern African countries.

Tacoma imports in the following categories: Deli Meats, Anchovies, Olive Oils, Coffee, Cheese, Cream, Dairy Alternatives, Crisp Breads, Soy Products, Bakery, Confectionary, Gluten Free Products and Snacks.

We import and distribute branded as well as private label products across formal and informal retail.

Our head office is situated in Cape Town, South Africa, with Distribution Centres in Johannesburg, Durban and Port Elizabeth. We have sales offices in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban.
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In 1865, a small bakery opened in Hunter Street, Newcastle, north of Sydney, New South Wales. It supplied bread, pies and biscuits to the local townspeople as well as to the crews of the many ships that docked at the port to load coal. From these humble beginnings rose a company whose name is now synonymous with Australia's favourite biscuits and snacks.
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Casademont have over 50 years’ experience and leadership in preparing meat products, Casademont looks to the future with the challenge of consolidating their position based on the concerns of a 21st- century company.
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Cleveland is a product of Baketime Ltd, based in Teesside, United Kingdom and Imported to South Africa by Tacoma Foods.
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Fayrefield Foods are the distributors of Colliers Powerful Welsh Cheddar.
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Cropwell Bishop

Cropwell Bishop

Cropwell Bishop is a creamery based in Vale of Belvoir, on the borders of Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire & Lincolnshire, United Kingdom.
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Earth & Co

Earth & Co

Earth & Co. Dairy Free Rice Drink has a light and refreshing, mild vanilla flavour that appeals to the whole family.
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El Pastor

El Pastor

A high quality Spanish Cheese.
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Emmi International

Emmi International

A Swiss Manufacturer of cheese and other dairy products.
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Fox’s Biscuits is a name synonymous with high quality, indulgent biscuits. Its main concern is maintenance of its quality ethic.
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The Grandos Coffee range consists of Café Classical and Café Classical Decaffeinated Agglomerated Coffee’s. Café Gold and Café Gold Decaffeinated are Freeze Dried Coffee’s.
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Igor Gorgonzola is produced in Italy from the finest ingredients.
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Ilchester is tucked away in the beautiful Somerset countryside and have been making speciality British cheeses since 1962.
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Lemnos is the leading manufacturer of Feta and Haloumi cheese in Australia.
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Parmareggio was founded in 1983 in Montecavole di Quattro Castella.
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Named after the founder of Singleton’s Dairy; Grandma Singleton in 1934.
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Sweet Spa

Sweet Spa

Sweet's double chocolate eggs are rather distinctive as they feature a white chocolate shell with a large milk chocolate circular design on both sides. This exclusive design is protected on an international level.
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Want Want / Hot Kid

Want Want / Hot Kid

Want Want China are the producers of many products and were awarded “Top 20 Taiwan Global Brands” for the 3rd Consecutive Year in 2011.
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Westland Kaasexport

Westland Kaasexport

Westland Kaasexport Holland was Established in 1975 and are the producers of a wide range of cheeses.
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Warning of spike in commodity and food prices
15/08/2011 - 09:32
South Africans should brace themselves as commodity and food prices are expected to be a lot higher next year, driven mainly by unreliable weather, the Bureau for Food and Agricultural Policy says.

Starbucks Supplier May Buy Instant Coffee Maker
12/08/2011 - 09:33
Tata Coffee Ltd, Asia’s largest publicly traded grower of the bean, plans to spend more than five billion rupees ($110 million) to acquire an instant coffee maker in Europe in a bid to boost profit margins.

Rosenfeld wakes market with Kraft split plan
08/08/2011 - 09:27
Kraft Foods Inc (KFT.N: Quote) CEO Irene Rosenfeld ended her victorious five-month battle for British chocolatier Cadbury last year saying she wanted a good night's sleep.

Is Augmented Reality right for your brand?
05/08/2011 - 08:56
Augmented reality (or "AR," is it?) is the next "it" when it comes to marketing. Big time players like BMW, Ben & Jerry's Ray-Ban, and eBay -- and even those without a "B" in their name, such as Audi -- are jumping on the augmented reality bandwagon.

Adcock Ingram acquisition of NutriLida gets Competition Commission Approval
04/08/2011 - 15:10
Adcock Ingram has been given unconditional approval by the Competition Commission to acquire Johannesburg-based supplements business NutriLida Healthcare. The acquisition, which comes into effect on 1 August 2011, will further strengthen Adcock Ingram’s position as the leader in the vitamins, minerals and supplements (VMS) market, while increasing its market share in the broader fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) market.

Expert: Walmart gives SA global reach
27/07/2011 - 10:16
Johannesburg - South Africa is not benefiting from "global value chains", but Walmart's acquisition of Massmart Holdings offers some hope, Professor Stephen Gelb of the University of Johannesburg said on Tuesday.

Walmart to sell SA hake
26/07/2011 - 10:31
Johannesburg - Lonrho's seafood division Oceanfresh is to supply hake fillets to Walmart stores in the US from October, it said on Monday.

Kellogg’s real people, real lives, real stories
25/07/2011 - 14:06
When you want to hear the truth, get it straight from your target market’s mouth! That’s the premise of Kellogg’s All-Bran’s new television campaign, featuring real brand advocates.

Govt doesn't want to block Walmart deal
25/07/2011 - 10:44
Johannesburg - Government is not seeking to overturn competition regulators' approval of Walmart buying control of local retailer Massmart Holdings, but wants tougher conditions for the deal, the Business Day newspaper reported on Monday.

Walmart deal hits Massmart profit
25/07/2011 - 09:53
Retail group Massmart Holdings said on Monday it is expecting headline earnings per share of between 397c and 442.4c for the 52 weeks to June 26 2011.

State won't veto Walmart deal - official
22/07/2011 - 14:04
Cape Town - The government is not considering a veto of the Walmart-Massmart merger, but believes public interest concerns make a review essential, economic development director-general Richard Levin told MPs on Thursday.

State’s court bid to undo Walmart merger
21/07/2011 - 11:04
IN A move that will set alarm bells ringing in the minds of potential investors, the government is seeking to overturn the Competition Tribunal’s decision to allow Walmart’s takeover of Massmart .

Illovo expands green power projects
21/07/2011 - 10:00
ILLOVO Sugar, Africa’s largest producer, is growing its biofuels and power generation capacity as it expands production outside SA.

Caturra Coffee Company offers 100% compostable packaging
21/07/2011 - 08:58
Caturra Coffee Company allies with Natureflex™ films to offer 100% compostable packaging to FMCG and the Horeca Industry

Walmart/Massmart merger legislation sufficiently robust to protect interests of all stakeholders
20/07/2011 - 15:48
In line with the revised parliamentary portfolio committee hearing rules announced by the Chairperson of the portfolio committee at the start of proceedings yesterday, Massmart CEO Grant Pattison’s submission before parliament today dealt primarily with the competition approval process, while highlighting some of the merger benefits.

Walmart pledges to spend R60bn on food
20/07/2011 - 14:30
Cape Town - Walmart's South African operations plan to purchase R60bn worth of food locally and employ 15 000 people over the next five years, Massmart CEO Grant Pattison said on Wednesday.

Woolworths profit to jump
19/07/2011 - 09:23
Johannesburg - Retailer Woolworths Holdings has reported group sales increased 9.4% for the year ended June 26 2011, with sales in comparable stores up 6.3%.

Massmart announces senior appointment to head up R100 million Supplier Development Programme
15/07/2011 - 10:01
In line with Massmart and Walmart’s commitment to develop local suppliers, Massmart announced the appointment of Mncane Mthunzi, current CEO of the Consumer Goods Council of South Africa (CGCSA), as Supplier Development Executive.

SA to ban bisphenol A in baby bottles
15/07/2011 - 09:41
This news escaped FSA's radar at the time... on March 25, 2011, the Department of Health issued a draft regulation to ban the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in baby bottles. Draft regulation (R249) under the Foodstuffs, Cosmetics and Disinfectants Act, 1972, aims to prohibit "The Manufacturing, Importation, Exportation And Sale Of Polycarbonate Infant Feeding Bottles Containing Bisphenol A". Interesed parties had three months (to June 25) to submit comments.

Walmart hearing may launch debate on new laws
14/07/2011 - 10:45
LOCAL competition attorneys plan to use next week’s parliamentary hearing into Walmart’s takeover of Massmart as an opportunity to warn against meddling with the country’s antitrust legal framework.

AVI sells Denny Mushrooms
13/07/2011 - 10:53
Johannesburg - Food group AVI will sell 100% of the issued share capital of and AVI's shareholder claims against Denny Mushrooms to Blue Falcon 134 Trading.

Massmart wants 100% of Fruitspot
12/07/2011 - 14:36
South African discount chain store Massmart , majority controlled by US giant retailer Wal-Mart , is looking to take over fruit and vegetable supplier The Fruitspot, a spokesman said on Tuesday.

Tetra Pak Dairy Index sees 10-year African dairy boom
12/07/2011 - 10:28
Tetra Pak, the global food processing and packaging solutions company, has released the fourth annual Dairy Index that this year indicates a decade-long dairy boom and a surge in African consumption of almost 50%.

Nestlé buys 60% of Chinese confectioner
12/07/2011 - 08:56
Singapore - Nestlé, the world’s largest food company, is paying a hefty $1.7bn for a 60% stake in confectioner Hsu Fu Chi International to move deeper into fast-growing markets in China.

Massmart sales up 12% over past year
11/07/2011 - 09:15
Johannesburg - Retailer Massmart Holdings said on Thursday that for the 52 weeks to 27 June 2011, total sales increased to R53bn - growth of 11.7% over the prior period - and comparable store sales grew 5.2%.

“Walmart effect” in South Africa as Pick n Pay supermarket to cut over 3000 jobs
11/07/2011 - 08:49
8 July 2011 - Nyon, Switzerland: UNI Global Union said today that the announcement from South African supermarket chain Pick n Pay that it plans to cut about 3137 jobs from its workforce is a clear sign of the “Walmart effect” it believes the world’s biggest retailer will have on South Africa as it prepares to enter the country.

SA retailers lose allure after Walmart
08/07/2011 - 16:42
Johannesburg - After a stellar run in the months leading up to US retailer Walmart’s R16.5bn bid for Massmart, South African retailers are now seen offering little value to investors.

Retailers: Beating Multinationals at their Own Game
06/07/2011 - 15:03
Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, is going ahead with its R16-billion acquisition of Massmart’s operations in South Africa, over the next five years. “Its entry poses major challenges for new and existing retailers locally, but it also presents opportunities for growth in terms of new technologies, improving supply chain efficiencies, global outsourcing and lower food and consumer goods prices,” says John Thomson, Managing Director of Exhibition Management Services, organisers of the Southern African International Trade Exhibition (SAITEX).

Massmart eyes online retail
05/07/2011 - 10:54
Massmart, which has just merged with US retail giant Walmart, is slowly gearing up to enter the burgeoning market of online retailing.

How to Survive and Thrive when New Competition Comes to Town
05/07/2011 - 00:00
Walmart’s entry into South Africa is set to have a profound and far-reaching impact on Africa’s retail supply chain. What are some of the ‘must do’s’ that every retailer will have to action to survive? How can smaller retailers meet the challenge? What will be the benefits and disadvantages of Walmart’s presence in the South African market? How will that impact local retailers?

Australian Retail Sales, Building Decline
04/07/2011 - 08:17
Australian retail sales unexpectedly fell and building approvals dropped in May by the most in four months, sending the nation’s currency lower on expectations the central bank will extend a pause in raising interest rates.

Coega to include dairy plant
04/07/2011 - 07:48
Johannesburg - The Coega Development Corporation (CDC) will launch a dairy processing plant with an initial investment of R50m in September, it said on Wednesday.

Cosatu guns for Walmart, youth subsidy
01/07/2011 - 09:45
Johannesburg - Trade union federation Cosatu said on Thursday it is determined to see labour brokers banned, and said organised labour is facing two new threats in the form of Walmart and the youth wage subsidy.

Tribunal: Walmart will create jobs
30/06/2011 - 12:34
Johannesburg - Walmart's acquisition of a majority stake in Massmart Holdings raised no competition concerns, but did raise some public interest issues, the Competition Tribunal said on Wednesday.

What can The Cloud offer the FMCG world?
28/06/2011 - 13:32
Tighter margins and the constant need to reduce costs is placing enormous pressure on FMCG companies, who not only now compete in an environment of intense global competition, but who also need to shift fresh goods across an increasingly complex and often disjointed global supply chain.

Union pursues Walmart appeal
28/06/2011 - 13:07
Johannesburg - The South African Commercial Catering and Allied Workers' Union (Saccawu) has filed an appeal against the already-approved takeover of local retailer Massmart Holdings by US retail giant Walmart.

Tobacco giant to fight packaging laws
28/06/2011 - 12:23
Sydney - Global tobacco giant Philip Morris will launch legal action over Australia's plan to introduce plain cigarette packaging, it said on Monday, warning the damages bill could run to billions of dollars.

New tech for old fruits
28/06/2011 - 11:54
Green Cell Technologies' enhanced extraction process has transformed the fruit juice manufacturing industry.

Bribery Act spells trouble for UK food exporters
28/06/2011 - 11:39
A top lawyer has expressed concern that the UK's pending Bribery Act could lead to difficulties for food manufacturers exporting or producing abroad, especially to ‘high risk’ countries.

Customers to realise immediate benefits from Walmart investment in Massmart
27/06/2011 - 07:29
Early start to the principle of “saving people money so they can live better”, a goal to create 15,000 new jobs and an additional R60 billion in food and FMCG procurement.

AVI sees earnings rise of at least 23%
23/06/2011 - 12:00
Johannesburg - Consumer group AVI expects consolidated headline earnings per share for the year to June to increase by between 23% and 33%, compared with the previous year.

Lovely lolly for Lamberti - Walmart deal brings in R249m to the top three at Massmart
23/06/2011 - 09:18
MARK Lamberti, chairman of Massmart, Grant Pattison, the CEO, and Guy Hayward, the CFO, cashed in shares worth R249-m as Walmart consummated its offer for 51% of the shares of Massmart.

Interview with Dale Good, CEO of GLS Supply Chain Equipment
23/06/2011 - 08:45
Last week we had the opportunity to sit down with Dale Good, CEO of GLS Supply Chain Equipment, and talk about the current state of distribution and logistics in South Africa. He gave us exclusive insights into the industry and offered his advice on how SA can optimise its operations and in doing so catch up with its foreign counterparts.

Wage talks deadlock
22/06/2011 - 12:34
Wage negotiations in the chemical, wood and paper sectors have deadlocked, the Chemical, Energy, Paper, Printing, Wood and Allied Worker' Union (Ceppwawu) said on Tuesday.

Not intended for sale in SA
22/06/2011 - 10:42
SHARP-eyed shoppers may have noticed some unfamiliar brands, or different variants of well-known brands, on the shelves in Shoprite/Checkers stores lately.

Retail sales rise sharply in bumper April
20/06/2011 - 08:16
Retail sales rose sharply in April, with annual growth jumping to 9.8 percent from 5.3 percent in March and far surpassing a consensus forecast of a 5.1 percent rise.

Squeeze on Shoppers Continues into May, state Synovate Retail Performance
15/06/2011 - 14:38
The latest footfall data from Synovate Retail Performance post further disappointing news for retailers. The UK Retail Traffic Index (RTI), the national indicator of non-grocery store footfall, shows that shopper numbers fell by 4.0% in May against the same month of 2010. Against April, there was a 3.4% decline.

Woolworths shares fall
14/06/2011 - 10:45
Shares of South Africa's Woolworths drop 2.6 percent as the retailer enters a closed period in which it will repurchase ordinary shares worth up to 500 million rand ($73.48 million).

Brics to welcome new African trade area
14/06/2011 - 10:36
Johannesburg - The $1 trillion agreement to create a free trade bloc of African countries, signed by African leaders over the weekend, would serve as a considerable boost to the Brics accord, said Miller Matola, CEO of the International Marketing Council, on Monday.

Namibian court okays Wal-Mart's deal
13/06/2011 - 14:26
Wal-Mart has been given the go-ahead by a Namibian court to implement its $2.4 billion takeover of South African retailer Massmart pending an appeal to have conditions attached to the deal, a newspaper said on Friday.

Planet Retail’s view on the Walmart Shareholders Meeting
13/06/2011 - 09:51
"The same culture that drove our growth during our first 50 years can drive our growth for the next 50 years," Mike Duke, CEO of Walmart Stores, addressed attendees last week at the 2011 Walmart Shareholders Meeting in Bentonville, Arkansas.

The Power of On-Pack Cross Promotions
07/06/2011 - 14:52
Research commissioned by the Point of Purchase Advertising Institute, the global organisation for marketing in retail shows that not more than 50% of marketing budgets are allocated to below-the- line advertising when this is in fact where purchasing decisions are made.

Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2001 Awards - An Unsurprising Surprise
06/06/2011 - 15:06
In the most closely contested race since the inaugural event in 2002, Spier edged ahead of Thelema Mountain Vineyards to take the Fairbairn Capital Trophy for the Top Producer at the 2011 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show.

Walmart to focus on SA culture
06/06/2011 - 10:18
Cape Town - Walmart was apparently not surprised to find, in its research on South Africa, that most South Africans did not know the company at all.

Animal health tender won
03/06/2011 - 12:14
Cipla Agrimed, an animal health company, won a tender last month to supply all the nine provinces with several animal health products. Jerome Smith, the chief executive of holding firm Cipla Medpro, said yesterday.

6000 fishing workers on strike
03/06/2011 - 11:38
About 6000 Food and Allied Workers' Union members in the pelagic fishing sector will embark on a legal strike at various plants on the West Coast, in Gansbaai and Hout Bay, on Friday at noon, the union said.

Pyro Inspiration Awards third round selection
03/06/2011 - 10:33
Pyrotec has announced the third round of finalists for the 2011 Pyro Inspiration Awards, which aims to award innovative and exceptional on-pack devices.

Walmart to focus on frozen foods
03/06/2011 - 08:16
Rogers, Arkansas - As Walmart expands its international business, the company wants to bring ideas from Massmart Holdings [JSE:MSM] to other markets, company executives said on Thursday.

Richemont profit up 63%
19/05/2011 - 07:53
Johannesburg - Swiss based luxury goods group Richemont on Thursday reported a 79% rise in diluted earnings per share from continuing operations to €1.8925 from €1.076 previously.

Retail sales hit speedbump
17/05/2011 - 13:49
Johannesburg - Growth in South Africa’s retail sales slowed to 5.1% year-on-year (y/y) in March from a downwardly revised 5.5% in February, Statistics South Africa said on Tuesday.

Vietnam coffee prices hit all-time high -traders
04/05/2011 - 11:45
Vietnamese robusta coffee prices rose nearly 3% on domestic markets in the past week to an all-time high of 50 million dong ($2424) a tonne on Wednesday, tracking gains in London robusta futures markets, traders said.

Clover H1 profit jumps
16/03/2011 - 16:55
South African dairy foods maker Clover said on Monday headline earnings per share for the six months to end-December soared to 73.2 cents from 0.9 cents a year earlier

Parmalat Investment Funds Said to Propose Rossi as Interim Chief Executive
10/03/2011 - 00:00
Massimo Rossi, a former manager at Swedish Match AB, will be proposed as an interim chief executive officer of Parmalat SpA (PLT) by a group of investors, according to two people familiar with the situation.