Founded in 1990, Panarottis Pizza Pasta is known for its generous portions, handmade pizzas, freshest ingredients and warm, family-friendly environment. But have you ever wondered about the story behind the food you eat and what makes a Panarottis pizza in a league of its own? With quality being the key cornerstone of the brand, Panarottis embarked on a journey to source the best pizza flour in the world to offer an even higher quality pizza than before. The perfect Italian-style pizza is a combination of the best dough, tomato concasse and freshest ingredients. To create the best quality food product, one has to use only the highest quality ingredients. In South Africa most Pizzerias use cake flour to make pizza dough, but Panarottis only uses imported Italian pizza flour to make their dough in the traditional Italian manner. “You wouldn’t use bread flour to make a cake, so why use cake flour to make a pizza?” stated Mark Watson, the National Operations Manager for the group. The new and improved pizza dough that Panarottis has been using for the past 15 months offers many attractive health benefits including being high in protein and light on the digestive system. It also contains only natural ingredients, such as the highest quality imported Italian pizza flour, dry yeast, sugar, salt, olive oil blend and water. Its natural purity means it contains no artificial ingredients or preservatives. 100% all-natural with that distinct authentic Italian taste. Panarottis also takes care to honour the true Italian tradition and skill of dough-making, with the perfect batch taking at least 24 hours to proof (rise) the natural way. Italian flour yields a very supple dough that is smooth as silk when skilled chefs pat it into shape – the result is a pizza base that is thin, light and tasty. Customers have been very positive about the new base and indicated they can now easily finish a whole pizza in one sitting. Incorporating this new Italian pizza dough . . .
KWV swept the boards at the 2014 Veritas Awards, winning 9 Double Golds and 14 Golds, accumulating a total of 55 medals, the most of any producer. In an extraordinary performance, KWV won the Best Producer Award for a 4th year in a row. This is the first time this has been achieved by a South African producer. Commenting on the overall performance, KWV Chief Winemaker, Johann Fourie said, “We are delighted with the results which demonstrate strength in all categories, across wine and brandies“ He added, “The South Africa wine category has seen a huge jump in the quality and style of wines, as we have fought to compete on the international stage in tough economic times, against strong competition from both new world and old world wine producers.” Fourie noted that whilst the rate of stylistic evolution and overall improvement amongst South Afri-can producers has been marked, “The rate of KWV’s wine style evolution in SA over the last ten years has been especially rapid, some would even say revolutionary. The focus for the wine mak-ing team has been on techniques that promote vibrancy, freshness and regionality. These attributes can be seen throughout the entire KWV product range, and it’s this focus that has under-pinned our success at Veritas.” Pieter de Bod, Chief Distiller at KWV commented, “KWV’s craftsmanship in brandy is being recognized as a credible and formidable competitor to French Cognac. Quite simply, KWV is the leader, nationally and internationally, in wine and spirit excellence.” “KWV management have supported the wine making pursuit, with capital investment in winemaking equipment and vineyards, which has allowed our young, dynamic wine making team to innovate and experiment. Our grape growers have evolved with us also, and are a key part of our success” added Fourie. The 9 Double Gold winners for KWV are; Laborie Blanc de Blanc MCC 2010 KWV The Mentors Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon 2009 KWV The Mentors Sauvignon Blanc 2012 KWV . . .
Cape Town – 7th October, 2014 – KWV was the big winner in the Brandy category at this year’s prestigious Veritas awards held in Cape Town this weekend, winning 2 Double Gold Awards for its 12 year Barrel Select Brandy and KWV Alambic 15 year Brandy Limited Release, and 4 Gold medals in the Potstill Brandy category. KWV won Gold for its Imoya Brandy, KWV 10 Year Brandy, KWV 20 Year Potstill Brandy and Laborie Alambic Brandy and won Silver for its KWV 5 Year Superior Brandy. The Veritas Awards is the longest running and most prestigious wine/brandy competition in SA. 1,767 entries competed for Veritas glory this year, organized by the South African Wine Show Organization. (SANWSA) “Our team is proud to have taken home 2 Double Gold, 4 Gold and a Silver at this year’s awards, which were judged by eight renowned international and 100 local judges, ” says Pieter de Bod, Master Distiller at KWV. “With these latest accolades our entire Potstill range of premium brandies has now won gold.” He continues: “Winning a total of seven awards at this prestigious competition is an exceptional achievement and winning 2 Double Gold out of the total 5 awarded gives us deserved recognition and proves that our focus on top quality and innovation really pays off.” KWV Marketing Director, Peadar Hegarty, comments that this is a great accolade for the Home of Best Brandies and, in the true KWV tradition of Proud Pioneers, recognizes the world class craft of Pieter and his team at KWV’s brandy cellars in Paarl, Western Cape. These latest accolades follows KWV’s big wins at the recent 2014 International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) awards in London where it won WorldWide Best Brandy for its 12 year Barrel Select Brandy. “It is a very proud moment for us to win Double Gold with our recent World’s Best Brandy winners, the KWV 12 and 15,” says Hegarty. “We can now take consumers on a journey of excellence starting with our KWV 3, right through to our award winning . . .
Johannesburg, South Africa- This article aims to notify you about Trade Conferences International (TCI)’s upcoming conference so that you can diarise it. The Pricing & Billing Conference 2014 will be held at Emperors Palace in Kempton Park, Johannesburg on the 19 & 20 November 2014. A carefully selected panel of industry experts will share their research based presentations and impart vital information with delegates. Pricing and billing challenges, solutions and strategies will be discussed. Great networking opportunities will be afforded and new contacts established. You will also be treated to insightful case studies to give a practical perspective to the whole conference. Topics are designed to cover a wide scope of all the vital and pertinent areas of the pricing and billing space. Some of the topics to be discussed include; evolution of pricing models, global pricing and billing trends, value-based pricing strategies, product pricing management strategies, pricing and billing strategies to improve profitability, pricing and customer dynamics, product and pricing life-cycle management, exploring relationship pricing models, negotiations of new prices, pricing and billing standardisations, transfer pricing regulations, managing transfer pricing risks and compliance in cross-border transfer pricing. Besides learning and gaining new insights on current trends and strategies on pricing and billing, the conference will provide you with a great opportunity to compare notes and interact with your fellow colleagues and professionals working in various sections such as product pricing, transfer pricing, payments processing & pricing, markets pricing & risk, transactional products pricing, actuarial pricing product development, product market research, risk & capital management, commercial billing & support, billing management, business analysis, core banking projects, client value management, value optimisation, customer relationship . . .
All fresh pork sold at Woolworths is now sourced from farms that no longer use sow stalls to restrain pregnant sows. This follows an announcement two months ago (24 July) that from the end of September, all Woolworths fresh pork would be sourced in this manner. The introduction of sow-friendly pork is a first for South African retailers. This is the first phase of an initiative that will see all Woolworths South African pork products produced in a way that is much more humane and kinder for the sows by the end of this year. This move represents a major departure from standard practice in South Africa, where sows are kept in restrictive stalls for the entire16-week pregnancy period. Sow stalls allow the pregnant sows to stand up and lie down, but not to turn around. Now Woolworths supplier farms will keep pregnant sows in group housing where they will have the freedom to move around and socialise. From the end of December 2014, all Woolworths branded fresh processed and cured pork products, such as bacon, boerewors and sausages, will follow the same farming practices as fresh. The aim is to achieve this for all other local pork products such as cooked hams, deli meats, pizzas, sandwiches and pies by the end of July 2015. Imported Woolworths branded pork products will comply with EU or UK legislation. “We would like to thank our supplier partners for joining us in giving sows a better quality of life,” says Woolworths Managing Director of Foods, Zyda Rylands. “This is a wonderful example of what can be achieved through our supplier partnerships and goes to show how together, we can lead change.” Adds Rylands, “Along with our customers, we have wanted to address this issue of humane treatment of animals for a number of years. I am sure that they will be happy to know that they will soon be able to buy more humanely produced pork at Woolies.” Compassion in World Farming has welcomed the Woolworths announcement. “We are extremely pleased that Woolworths . . .
Sandton, South Africa - Ximexmall Pty Ltd has launched a flagship online mega store (ximexmall.com) with thousands of products to choose from. The store is targeting consumers in Africa and Mid East. In its efforts to bring online shopping convenience to Africa and Mid East, Ximexmall developed a world class online mega store and assembled a team of skilled and dedicated e-commerce professionals. Smart Chireru (33),the youthful founder,visionary and business strategist has been trusted with the CEOs seat. The team is confident that he has what it takes to drive this company confidently and successfully into the future. Hillary Vella comes in as the Chief Operating Officer. The online store does not sell any imitation products and products available ranges from cosmetics, fragrances, fashion, wines, cigars, computers, smart phones, household appliances and more. Ximexmall.com is wholly owned by Ximexmall Pty Ltd,a South African online shopping and retail company.The company has an active interest in Africa and Mid East and sources all its products from Europe and USA. Author: Martin Lincoln Scott from Ximexmall Pty Ltd. More Info link: http://www.ximexmall.com Twitter: @ximexmall.com CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Longridge wine estate can add two more gold medals to their trophy cabinet after the recent Gold Wine Awards. The 2012 Longridge Rouge and the 2013 Longridge Blanc both walked off with gold medals in the inaugural edition of the competition. The Gold Wine Awards are aimed at consumer education in terms of quality and value. Only wines that retails for under R70 were eligible to enter the competition, which is adjudicated through a panel of Cape Wine Academy graduates during a double blind tasting. The delectably refreshing Longridge Blanc is a blend of mainly Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier and Verdelho, resulting in a flavour profile bursting with tropical fruit flavours and hints of grapefruit, guava, marmalade, lime, honeycomb and hints of candy floss. The fruity Longridge Rouge is a Shiraz-driven blend with Merlot and a touch of Cabernet Franc. Succulent berry and ripe cherry flavours complement the spiciness of cloves and nutmeg to add an enticing complexity on the palate. According to winemaker Jasper Raats, these awards are testament to the fact that good value and great quality can be achieved in wines. “We created these two wines specifically for our lifestyle range to offer a good value proposition to wine lovers without sacrificing on the quality. We are delighted with the gold medals as it signifies excellent wines at this specific price bracket. It has always been our winemaking philosophy to craft wines as organically and naturally as possible for people to enjoy drinking. And with these two wines, wine consumers can do exactly that without breaking the bank,” mentions Raats. For more information, visit www.longridge.co.za. ENDS Issued by PERIDOT COMMUNICATIONS On behalf of LONGRIDGE WINE ESTATE For media enquiries, please contact Ronelda Visser on 083 2733984. Author: Ronelda Visser from Peridot Communications. More Info link: http://www.longridge.co.za Images: For high res version/s of Three image/s please contact: Peridot . . .
MANGO-OMC has been appointed to handle the communications for the 2014 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards. It is the fourth year that MANGO-OMC will be assisting Eat Out with communication around the prestigious annual restaurant awards. Following exciting changes to the Eat Out magazine and website coupled with the continuous growth in popularity of the restaurant awards, this year’s event promises to be the biggest celebration yet. Says Nicole Capper, Account Director: “We are honoured to be working with the Eat Out brand again on an event of this calibre. Their ability and drive to engage with and meet consumer, industry and trade needs is inspiring, and their commitment to setting higher benchmarks every year is a welcome challenge”. Says Aileen Lamb, General Manager: Consumer Division at New Media Publishing: “We chose to work with MANGO-OMC again due to their comprehensive understanding of the Eat Out brand and objectives. Their detailed and creative strategic approach is supported by extensive reporting structures and we are confident this year will be another successful collaboration.” Tickets are available via Webtickets. For enquiries, contact Julie Potgieter at email@example.com For MANGO-OMC queries, email firstname.lastname@example.org Author: Lika Tolken from MANGO-OMC. More Info link: http://http://www.eatout.co.za/awards/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/mango_omc Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MANGOOMC Images: For high res version/s of Two image/s please contact: MANGO-OMC. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
11,000 Pieces of Free Chicken Served on Heritage Day Cape Town, 9th September, 2014 – As all of South Africa celebrates Heritage Day on 24th September, residents of Cape Town are invited to make history with Hungry Lion by breaking the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest serving of fried chicken. Over 11,000 pieces weighing over 1.1 tonnes (1,100kg’s) of King Sized chicken will be served from a mega 4 metre high version of the Hungry Lion’s iconic Pride Bucket at the Liberty Promenade Mall in Mitchell’s Plain. Participants will enjoy the delicious chicken with a free Coca-Cola and will be awarded throughout the day with spot prizes and entertainment provided by Coca-Cola and TopStars AllStars. “The event is the culmination of our popular ‘Lucky Bucket’ campaign which has seen over 1.5-million digital voucher downloads and has resulted in double-digit sales growth for the brand,” says Tashalene Reid, Brand Marketing Manager at Hungry Lion. “We have handed out over R6.9-million in prizes since the inception of the campaign and our R100,000 grand prize winner will be announced on the day.” She explains that the purpose of the event is to show how we live up to our brand promise of giving Mzansi MORE, we couldn’t think of a better way than to put smiles on the faces of at least 11,000 people on Heritage Day. “We chose Cape Town as the destination to break the record because of the generosity of the people of the city but at the same time are ensuring that we give everyone the opportunity to participate by going into any Hungry Lion store and sharing our Heritage Day Feast with the whole family,” Reid adds. Four years ago the the record was broken by KFC in Kentucky, Louisiana with a weight of 907kg in celebration of their 70th birthday. The most recent record was broken on the 23rd of September 2011 in Japan by the Qatar Food Company at the Karaage* Festival weighing in at 1,076kg. Join Hungry Lion in bringing together friends and . . .
Sea Point Florstore, suppliers and installers of a full range of carpets, flooring and home finishings, are set to launch their brand new showroom in the trendy, newly revamped The Point Centre shopping complex in Sea Point on 15 October 2014. Keeping abreast of what is current and trending, Florstore’s new OnTrend Showroom will be home to a selection of the industry’s top décor and design suppliers. The showroom will feature exciting displays of the following leading name suppliers: Belgotex, MacNeil, Tiletoria, Nouwens, MAP Flooring, Mercury Fittings, Dekster Coatings, Global Stream, Aspen, Mazista, Van Dyck, Eco Oak, GridInt Dry Walling, Fotakis, Construct Plus and Final Finishes. The showroom will act as an interactive workspace, connecting homeowners with up-to-the-minute designs and the country’s most reputable suppliers of flooring and home finishings. Florstore OnTrend will provide a complete service from specification through to final installation, and across markets – from residential to commercial. The Florstore OnTrend team is able to provide expert tips and advice, and has over 50 years’ accumulative industry experience. Florstore OnTrend acts as a bridge between customer and supplier, allowing ideas and inspiration to be shared freely. The showroom opening hours will be from 08h00 to 17h00 and the range of products on display will include all types of flooring, such as carpets (including custom-designed options and Quartz), tiles (marble, natural stone, ceramic, porcelain and vinyl), luxury vinyl flooring, seamless flooring, solid wood, laminated wood, bamboo and engineered wood floors as well as a variety of blinds and shutters Florstore is also extending its services to brassware (taps, shower roses), bathroom accessories, handles for cupboards, drawers and doors, sanware (basins, baths, complete toilet systems) and frameless glass. All this makes Florstore OnTrend a go-to destination for design and décor needs. About Sea Point . . .