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Potato News from South Africa

PepsiCo Targets African Growth With Offer To Acquire Pioneer Foods
PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ: PEP) ("PepsiCo") today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire all the outstanding shares of Pioneer Foods Group Ltd.
Matthew Walters to lead tna's African operations
Food processing and packaging solutions provider tna has appointed Matthew Walters as branch manager to head up its African operations.
McCain Foods South Africa can't claim they are 'SA's NO.1 Chip'
McCain Foods South Africa claims in this advert that it produces the country's 'number one' chip. However, the Advertising Regulatory Board (ARB) told them to remove the ads with immediate effect because the claim is simply not true.
Potato supplier HZPC and its distributor Wesgrow charged by South African Competition Commission
South Africa’s competition watchdog (Competition Commission South Africa) has charged the Dutch seed potato breeder HZPC Holland B.V. and its exclusive South African distributor Wesgrow Potatoes for anti-competitve conduct for the exclusive supply of the variety Mondial.
Light popped snacks pose a challenge for multi-head weighers
South African snacks manufacturer Nibbly Bits has reduced product giveaway by as much as 35% following the installation of an Ishida multihead weigher.
Potato Prices in south Africa set to spike
The price of potatoes in South Africa is expected to increase in the next four weeks – and there is a chance of even more hikes in December.