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the recent removal of former President Jacob Zuma by
the ruling party Africa National Congress, volatility
grains and an increase in the country's milling capacity
to feed the pet food processing space.
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manufacture of culinary and pet food products, said
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some mergers and acquisitions, an indication of the
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is in the best interests of the business and employees
and other key stakeholders, including its customers,
distributors and consumers," Pillay said.
Analysts said South Africa's pet care has continued
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According to market researcher and analyst
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to seek more affordable brands and pack sizes."
But for the pet food manufacturers and suppliers in
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local players in pet food in South Africa."
cereal ingredients include Pedigree, Sheba, Perfect Fit
and Whiskas by Mars Africa Pty Ltd, Bobtail, Ultra
Dog and Dogmor & Catmor by Foodcorp Pty Ltd, and
Beeno, Bob Martin, Epol & Lopis by Martin & Martin
With political stability in South Africa still a matter
pet food manufacturers and suppliers are likely to focus
on consolidation of their existing market share or go
the short and medium term.
Shem Oirere is a Nairobi, Kenya-based freelance journalist
who specializes in covering the African grain markets.
He may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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