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Five South African food heists

Five South African food heists

Missing beehives, hijacked food trucks and notorious perlemoen smugglers, these are few of the infamous South African food heists to know about, worth millions of rands.

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Zesty seedless lemons to hit SA shelves

Zesty seedless lemons to hit SA shelves

Introducing LemonGold, a new brand of premium citrus fruit that’s following in the footsteps of SA’s exquisite mandarin, ClemenGold, a Woolies’ exclusive fruit.

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Pioneering macadamia as a food ingredient

Pioneering macadamia as a food ingredient

SA’s largest macadamia group, Green & Gold Macadamias, has developed some interesting ingredient applications using this versatile and highly popular nut.

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Pick n Pay’s Richard Brasher is getting the job done

Pick n Pay’s Richard Brasher is getting the job done

The surge in Pick n Pay’s share price and sales suggests that the retailer is returning to its former glory days. Brasher, the Brit who was appointed in 2013 as Pick n Pay CEO, has led the retailer’s spectacular recovery. However, the market wonders if Brasher will remain in the hot seat for another few years to see through the full recovery.

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Tiger Brands to defend class action suit

Tiger Brands to defend class action suit

The claims of more than 1,000 listeriosis victims are proceeding against the food producer in a single matter.

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Brimstone exits Clover buyout deal following criticism from anti-Israel group

Brimstone exits Clover buyout deal following criticism from anti-Israel group

Brimstone Investments, the local investment firm, has announced that it will not participate in the R4.8bn ($343.95m) acquisition deal of South Africa’s largest dairy firm, Clover Industries.

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Woolies, In2foods and DTI open fabulous new fresh foods facility

Woolies, In2foods and DTI open fabulous new fresh foods facility

Woolworths and Department of Trade and Industry officially launch the largest ultra-fresh food manufacturing facility in the Southern Hemisphere.

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Shoprite serves 100 million R5 deli meals since launch of affordable meal options

Shoprite serves 100 million R5 deli meals since launch of affordable meal options

This week Shoprite marked a milestone by serving its 100 millionth R5 deli meal since launching the affordable meal options almost two years ago.

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South Africans are being misled by the recycling numbers on packaging

South Africans are being misled by the recycling numbers on packaging

Turns out, recycling symbols on South African packaging mean very little. Despite being marked with recycling branding, a depressing amount of plastic cannot be recycled in South Africa.

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SA’s top 5 supermarket brands battle it out for the hearts and minds of consumers

SA’s top 5 supermarket brands battle it out for the hearts and minds of  consumers

In an intensifying war for consumer share and brand growth and recognition, SA’s big five supermarket brands will need to do more to differentiate themselves when it comes to customer satisfaction.

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Latest Trends Reports!

Millennials not eating tuna? It’s really not about the tin openers

Millennials not eating tuna? It’s really not about the tin openers

Is there anything baby boomers won’t accuse millennials of killing off? First it was napkins, then cereal, golf, out-of-town supermarkets, raw meat, hotels, chain restaurants and now, canned tuna.

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Functional Foods & Beverages: Key Trends 2019

Functional Foods & Beverages: Key Trends 2019

As brand owners, from the giants to the smallest of startups, have found to their cost, no matter how smart your company is we are all at the mercy of trends. The power to influence them is limited. Success comes from keeping an eye on the approaching waves, and if they’re right for your brand, catching them at the right time and successfully surfing them.

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US: Pasture-raised eggs soar in popularity

US: Pasture-raised eggs soar in popularity

The bar is rising for what’s considered a happy chicken, sparking the hottest trend in the US market: the pasture-raised egg.

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The era of the mindful consumer

The era of the mindful consumer

The Waitrose & Partners Food & Drink Report 2018-19 shows how mindfulness of well-being and environment are having a huge influence on the way we shop and eat today.

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Mintel announces three global food and drink trends for 2019

Mintel announces three global food and drink trends for 2019

Mintel, the world’s leading market intelligence agency, has announced three forward-looking trends which will lead the momentum of global food and drink innovation in 2019 and beyond. And you can download a FREE comprehensive report!

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Provenance powers success at premium prices

Provenance powers success at premium prices

Provenance, authenticity and artisanal processes are transforming mainstream food-bev categories. The idea of “provenance” – having a back-story anchored in heritage and trust and perhaps made in a traditional, artisanal way – is now entering the strategies of largest companies, according to 10 Key Trends in Food, Nutrition and Health 2019, the annual trend report from New Nutrition Business.

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Whole Foods’ Top 10 Food Trends for 2019

Whole Foods’ Top 10 Food Trends for 2019

Phil Lempert, known as ‘The SupermarketGuru’, is one of America’s leading food and consumer trend-watchers and analysts. Here’s his report on what trend-setting US retailer, Whole Foods – now owned by Amazon – predicts for the F&B development in 2019.

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Catering to ‘The Adventurous Consumer’ is key for 2019: Innova Market Insights

Catering to ‘The Adventurous Consumer’ is key for 2019: Innova Market Insights

Targeting increasingly adventurous consumers, set on new discoveries and experiences, will be key to developments in the food and beverage industry in 2019, asserts Innova in its latest report on trends for 2019.

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How technology, consumer habits, industry dynamics are changing the future of food

How technology, consumer habits, industry dynamics are changing the future of food

These days, everyone is talking about the future of food, and with good reason. With population growth, climate change and technological innovations, the landscape today isn’t the same as it was yesterday and it won’t be the same tomorrow.

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Why people in rich countries are eating more vegan food

Why people in rich countries are eating more vegan food

Interest in vegan food has been booming across the rich world. Celebrity claims of veganism are everywhere: Bill Clinton and Al Gore, Serena and Venus Williams, Lewis Hamilton, Mike Tyson, Beyoncé, take your pick….The Economist takes a look at this burgeoning trend.

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