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South African Food Loss and Waste Voluntary Agreement launchesArticle

The CGCSA has launched the South African Food Loss and Waste Voluntary Agreement, which commits food manufacturers and retailers to reducing food waste...

29 Sep 2020

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RCL Foods joins global food waste and loss initiative 10x20x30Article

RCL Foods has joined Pick n Pay in the international '10x20x30' initiative, which focuses on rooting out food waste...

28 Sep 2020

Covid-19 has hit SMEs in SA's food sector hard. What can be done to help them
Covid-19 has hit SMEs in SA's food sector hard. What can be done to help themArticle

Covid-19 has prompted widespread discussion of the resilience of food systems and how efficiency and competitiveness have been previously understood...

Andrew Bowman and Reena das Nair 1 Sep 2020

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Food giants appointing teams to focus on plant-based productsArticle

Food giants muscle in on booming alternative protein market, with dedicated teams to develop and sell plant-based alternatives to meat and dairy...

30 Jul 2020

Franchises work to weather fallout of Covid-19
Franchises work to weather fallout of Covid-19Article

Fasa reports that many of its members are re-strategising and reshaping their businesses to incorporate smaller stores, 'dark kitchens' and online trading...

20 Jul 2020

Dean Kowarski, CEO of Real Foods Group
Real Foods expands Kauai, launches Free Bird and acquires Uber NutritionArticle

Real Foods Group, which lists Kauai, Nü Health Food Café and other food brands in its portfolio, has diversified during lockdown...

1 Jul 2020

Mondelez International announces senior appointments in sub-Saharan Africa
Mondelez International announces senior appointments in sub-Saharan AfricaArticle

Mondelez International is bolstering its regional leadership by appointing a new president of sub-Saharan Africa and managing director in SA...

23 Jun 2020

Robots are critical for South Africa
Robots are critical for South AfricaArticle

In South Africa, manufacturers experience significant challenges. From the stuttering economy to the lack of skills development, there are obstacles that prevent industries from pushing forward into a new era...

11 Jun 2020

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The impact of Covid-19 on food security in AfricaArticle

Supply chains, food and nutrition security, as well as current and future production functions, have been negatively impacted by a host of factors related to the Covid-19 crisis...

Professor Njuguna S. Ndung'u 11 Jun 2020

TES can add needed flexibility to staffing demand post-lockdown
TES can add needed flexibility to staffing demand post-lockdownArticle

When South Africa entered full lockdown, many industries were forced to shut their doors. Yet rather than remain closed, these industries adapted their offerings. We saw clothing manufacturers turn to the manufacture of personal protective equipment, and alcohol producers branch out into cleaning products and sanitizers...

Jeandie Leone 22 May 2020

Sprout by Source Food, a new F&B business incubator launches
Sprout by Source Food, a new F&B business incubator launchesArticle

Source Food has launched an incubator designed to offer individuals and businesses in the food and beverage industry the knowledge, skills and resources to take their product to market...

11 May 2020

Video series educates essential FMCG workers on Covid-19 safety
Video series educates essential FMCG workers on Covid-19 safetyArticle

The animated videos provide essential workers in manufacturing, retail and supply chain industries with information on Covid-19...

6 May 2020

#ConsciousCapitalism - the new imperative for food and beverage manufacturers
#ConsciousCapitalism - the new imperative for food and beverage manufacturersArticle

To feed the world in a new era of awareness and to sustain their own future, manufacturers need to change their mindsets...

Roy Henderson 28 Apr 2020

Covid-19: Pumping the brakes on FMCG
Covid-19: Pumping the brakes on FMCGArticle

A labour force that is at high risk of contracting Covid-19 has a major impact on the food supply chain...

Serena Ho 22 Apr 2020

Tiger Brands shuts Durban bakery following Covid-19 infections
Tiger Brands shuts Durban bakery following Covid-19 infectionsArticle

Tiger Brands will temporarily close its Durban Albany bakery as a precautionary measure after some staff members tested positive for Covid-19...

16 Apr 2020

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Why Covid-19 concerns could bode well for local brand growthArticle

Local brands and products that embody homegrown heritage and represent support for local businesses are set to rise in popularity as consumers seek out trusted and transparent options...

Issued by Nielsen 9 Apr 2020

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Diversifying supply chains post-Covid-19Article

Volume, variety and type of suppliers will increase to offset growing risk and price dominance...

8 Apr 2020

SA's Rhodes Foods Group to supply Walmart stores
SA's Rhodes Foods Group to supply Walmart storesArticle

Rhodes Food Group has landed an export deal with Walmart US to supply its stores with an initial order of three canned pear variations...

18 Mar 2020

On its 100th birthday, Jungle Oats opens R208m mill in Cape Town
On its 100th birthday, Jungle Oats opens R208m mill in Cape TownArticle

Jungle Oats celebrates its 100th birthday this year, and the iconic brand has just revealed a new mill in Cape Town and a refreshed communication strategy...

Lauren Hartzenberg 25 Feb 2020

City Lodge Hotel Group commits to cage-free eggs by 2025
City Lodge Hotel Group commits to cage-free eggs by 2025Article

A City Lodge Hotel Group (CLHG) breakfast will soon have a feel-good as well as a taste-good component as the group announces its commitment to transitioning to 100% cage-free eggs throughout its operations by 2025...

Issued by City Lodge Hotel 31 Jan 2020

Tiger Brands boosts smallholder farmers
Tiger Brands boosts smallholder farmersArticle

Tiger Brands has launched its enterprise supplier development fund to support smallholder farmers, processors and distributors in the food-processing value chain.

Ursula Human 3 Jan 2020

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Process manufacturing in 2020: Sustainability and servitisationArticle

Everybody wants sustainable products, and retailers are putting pressure on manufacturers to deliver goods that satisfy consumers' new preference for green and clean options...

Colin Elkins 19 Dec 2019

Is your business management system working?
Is your business management system working?Article

When you have invested time and money into technology to run your business better and it doesn't have the positive effect you were counting on...

4 Dec 2019

New regulations take aim at listeriosis
New regulations take aim at listeriosisArticle

The threat of listeriosis hasn't subsided since the 2017/2018 outbreak. In fact, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases confirmed in October 2019 that 87 laboratory-confirmed listeriosis cases had been reported in the year since then...

4 Nov 2019

How food manufacturers can ensure waste products are disposed of responsibly
How food manufacturers can ensure waste products are disposed of responsiblyArticle

The 2018 listeriosis outbreak in South Africa highlighted the importance of food safety in the production value chain. Since then, the government has cracked down on failures in hygiene...

31 Oct 2019

Exploring potential of graphene in F&B manufacturing
Exploring potential of graphene in F&B manufacturingArticle

Tetra Pak has joined the European Commission Graphene Flagship project as the exclusive representative from the packaging industry to explore possible future applications of graphene...

29 Oct 2019

#IRIGrowthSummit: Invest in the tech of tomorrow to thrive in FMCG
#IRIGrowthSummit: Invest in the tech of tomorrow to thrive in FMCGArticle

At the IRI International Growth Summit held in London this week, Andrew Appel discussed his views on data and technology as the next enablers of competitive advantage in a rapidly changing FMCG environment...

11 Jul 2019

How to ensure batch traceability in your food process
How to ensure batch traceability in your food processArticle

The ability of food manufacturers to recall contaminated food products was publicly tested last year during the Listeriosis outbreak. In addition to processed meat products, frozen corn and eggs were also whipped off shelves...

Deirdre Fryer 3 May 2019

Shopping trends mean blocking the big Sainsbury's-Asda merger may not protect customers
Shopping trends mean blocking the big Sainsbury's-Asda merger may not protect customersArticle

The proposed merger of supermarkets Sainsbury's and Asda is now off the table as the regulator has ruled against it, saying it would lead to higher prices for consumers...

Yasemin Kor 29 Apr 2019

Campbell sells fresh food producer Bolthouse Farms for $510m
Campbell sells fresh food producer Bolthouse Farms for $510mArticle

Campbell Soup Company will sell Bolthouse Farms to an affiliate of private equity firm Butterfly Equity, for $510 million...

16 Apr 2019

R400m food manufacturing plant launches in Gauteng
R400m food manufacturing plant launches in GautengArticle

The doors have officially opened to a new 22,700m² food production facility belonging to In2food, in the OR Tambo Special Economic Zone in Johannesburg...

10 Apr 2019

Danone unveils €240m sustainable baby food plant in the Netherlands
Danone unveils €240m sustainable baby food plant in the NetherlandsArticle

Danone has opened a new Nutricia production facility in the Netherlands, to meet growing, global demand for specialised infant formula...

27 Mar 2019

What SA dietitians say about the planetary health diet
What SA dietitians say about the planetary health dietArticle

For the first time in human history there is a proposal on the table that all the world's people follow the same diet...

Issued by Association for Dietetics in South Africa 19 Mar 2019

Clover receives R4.8bn buyout offer from Milco consortium
Clover receives R4.8bn buyout offer from Milco consortiumArticle

Clover has received a buyout offer from the newly-formed consortium called Milco, which has plans to delist the dairy business from the JSE and expand it across sub-Saharan Africa...

4 Feb 2019

#BizTrends2019: 2019, a definitive year in FMCG
#BizTrends2019: 2019, a definitive year in FMCGArticle

IRI's Marylee Townshend predicts 7 trends that will influence the future of FMCG...

Marylee Townshend 29 Jan 2019

Tiger Brands reopens Enterprise Foods factory in Polokwane
Tiger Brands reopens Enterprise Foods factory in PolokwaneArticle

Ready-to-eat chilled processed meats, such as polony and viennas, will soon return to shelves following the reopening of the Enterprise Foods factory in Polokwane, Limpopo...

10 Dec 2018

Plant-based Beyond Burger launches in South Africa
Plant-based Beyond Burger launches in South AfricaArticle

Infinite Foods recently launched the plant-based Beyond Burger in South African at an event held in Johannesburg. The burger's claim to fame is that it looks, cooks and reportedly tastes just like beef...

6 Nov 2018

What Nestlé's attempt to trademark the shape of a KitKat teaches us about design
What Nestlé's attempt to trademark the shape of a KitKat teaches us about designArticle

For many people there is something irresistible about chocolate. But in the hungry rush to make it part of our bodies there is a missed opportunity to meditate on different gestural experiences...

Tom Lee and Stefan Lie 2 Nov 2018

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The Fry Family Food Co. grows distribution abroadArticle

With the demand for meat-alternatives greater than ever, South African vegan food business The Fry Family Food Co. is experiencing impressive uptake abroad of their range of chilled plant-based products.

18 Oct 2018

Mars makes progress on $1bn 'Sustainable in a Generation' plan
Mars makes progress on $1bn 'Sustainable in a Generation' planArticle

Mars Multisales Africa, a division of global family-owned food company Mars Incorporated, has announced progress made on the company's global 'Sustainable in a Generation' plan...

3 Oct 2018

Enormous amounts of food are wasted during manufacturing - here's where it occurs
Enormous amounts of food are wasted during manufacturing - here's where it occursArticle

The volume of edible food that is wasted is staggering. In 2017, the UN estimated that almost a third of all food that is produced is discarded...

Megan Blake 1 Oct 2018

Africa should be the breadbasket of the world says AfDB president
Africa should be the breadbasket of the world says AfDB presidentArticle

African Development Bank Group president, Akinwumi Adesina has requested that farmers across the African continent be given agriculture technologies to optimise farming outputs and transform agricultural production...

10 Aug 2018

Private label rises above SA's competitive trading environment
Private label rises above SA's competitive trading environmentArticle

Now that the 'Ramaphoria' dust has settled, retailers and manufacturers are needing to come to terms with the fact that GDP growth is stagnant, and as a result, consumer confidence and sales have remained low...

Lauren Hartzenberg 1 Aug 2018

Marketplace Africa explores Pioneer Foods' growth strategy
Marketplace Africa explores Pioneer Foods' growth strategyArticle

On last week's episode of CNN Marketplace Africa, Pioneer Foods CEO Tertius Carstens outlined the company's journey from its beginning in 1997 and describe some of the challenges the company has had to overcome...

16 Jul 2018

Refrigeration goes green at BM Foods Cape Town factory
Refrigeration goes green at BM Foods Cape Town factoryArticle

Food manufacturer BM Foods is shrinking its carbon footprint by introducing a CO2-driven refrigeration system into its new, modern Cape Town factory...

28 Jun 2018

Mossel Bay factory goes drought-friendly by extracting water from cow's milk
Mossel Bay factory goes drought-friendly by extracting water from cow's milkArticle

Nestlé South Africa has transformed its Mossel Bay dairy factory into a "zero water" manufacturing site. The company has installed new water recovery, treatment and recycling technology at the factory...

18 Jun 2018

Nestlé restructures sub-Saharan Africa business
Nestlé restructures sub-Saharan Africa businessArticle

Nestlé has announced a reorganisation of its business in sub-Saharan Africa and the closure of its regional head office in Nairobi, Kenya...

31 May 2018

Shrinkflation: When less is not more at the grocery store
Shrinkflation: When less is not more at the grocery storeArticle

Most consumers are concerned about the cost of food. We constantly look for bargains and the food industry knows it...

Sylvain Charlebois 30 May 2018

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Growing macadamia nut industry poised for future successArticle

Some publications go as far as to sight a global vegetarian population by 2050. The estimated $750m - $800m macadamia industry seems perfectly poised to answer this...

30 May 2018

Food and beverage industry faced with mounting risks
Food and beverage industry faced with mounting risksArticle

The Allianz Risk Barometer 2018 indicated that business interruption is a top concern for the food and beverage industry with 53% of 68 respondents pointing to the worrisome risk...

18 May 2018

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