Latest Intelligence on Consumer Packaged Goods in South Africa

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CommentWire
CommentWire

SAB: treading carefully on the dragon's tail

Published By Datamonitor
21 May 2001
CommentWire
CommentWire

Interbrew: tactics, tactics, tactics

SAB would be a good target for Interbrew, and the Belgian firm is highly likely to make more acquisitions soon. However, it would be a mistake to read too much into the rumors. Interbrew is likely to have made the leak on purpose, but it's too early to work out its intentions. Whatever they are, they're unlikely to be as the document says.

Published By Datamonitor
29 Nov 2001
CommentWire
CommentWire

SAB: unbottling Pilsner Urquell's potential

SAB hopes its new advertising campaign will push its Czech beer Pilsner Urquell into the top 10 best selling beers on the planet. This just might work: Pilsner Urquell has substantial brand strength in Europe, alongside a potent heritage. However, SAB's global plans for Pilsner Urquell would be more achievable if it acquired US brewer Miller.

Published By Datamonitor
02 May 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

SAB/Miller: it's finally happened

After months of speculation over its role in global beer market consolidation, SAB has bought Philip Morris' US brewer Miller. The new company is the world's second largest brewer, producing nearly 12 billion liters of beer per annum. But whether SAB can reverse Miller's lackluster performance is another question.

Published By Datamonitor
30 May 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

SAB: rugby defeat no barrier to rebranding

The loss of the rugby sponsorship comes just days after South African Breweries unveiled a major corporate rebranding exercise. The brewer is keen to stress its South African heritage, and will be sponsoring the 'Great South Africans' television program to reinforce this message. It should prove a shrewd move, compensating effectively for its rugby defeat.

Published By Datamonitor
14 Jul 2004
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

Alcoholic drinks: South Africa feels the pull of the pint

Published By Datamonitor
04 Jan 2006
CommentWire
CommentWire

SABMiller: still standing strong

SABMiller has reported that its global beer sales grew by a lower-than-expected 1.8% in the third quarter. Nevertheless, the Anglo-South African brewer's far-reaching global business remains fundamentally sound as it retains a strong competitive advantage in developing markets.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Jan 2006
CommentWire
CommentWire

Pick 'n Pay: a change at the top

After 33 years service - 11 of them as CEO - Sean Summers is to step down from Pick 'n Pay and will be replaced by Nick Badminton, currently retail managing director. While Pick 'n Pay has made solid progress in recent years, its profitability remains weak in comparison to rival Woolworths.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Aug 2006
Expert View
Expert View

Woolworths Holdings: South African success lies ahead

A day after rival Pick 'n Pay, Woolworths Holdings has reported robust figures. The retailer has introduced a number of initiatives to strengthen its core grocery lines alongside a move to more low cost sourcing in clothing and homewares - initiatives which should enable the retailer to benefit in the long term.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Aug 2006
Expert View
Expert View

New household goods review: all the trappings of environmentally friendly products

A trend towards more environmentally sound products has seen the launch of a varied mix of products that claim to be better for the planet; from a non-toxic mold remover, to an organic fly trap and recycled foil. This highlights how greener products are beginning to emerge in otherwise unthought of sectors of the household goods market.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Oct 2006

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