South African consumers are facing an increasingly stressful, time-starved lifestyle which has created a burgeoning demand for convenient solutions that can help simplify their lives. This lends itself to a host of untapped opportunities for South African manufacturers and retailers, says a new Nielsen report.
Aspen Pharmacare has agreed to sell its infant formula business to Lactalis for R12.9-billion ($865m) to focus on core activities while the French buyer looks to revive its baby milk expansion after a salmonella contamination scandal.
Owners of small shops in South Africa – in most cases foreigners (as above) – have been accused of stocking counterfeit food and food that’s past its sell-by date. The Conversation Africa investigates this issue that has been caught up in xenophobic violence, with shop owners targeted by South Africans.
Tiger Brands, the owner of Enterprise food products such as polony, viennas and Russians, has kept the factories closed in the aftermath of the listeriosis outbreak but said preparations for their reopening were “advanced”.
What has prompted Kellogg’s South Africa to radically change the recipe of its iconic Rice Krispies? Doing so has generated scathing criticisism from hundreds of South Africans, reports leading consumer journalist, Wendy Knowler.
Powered by lactose-free innovation, dairy is challenging the surging growth of plant milks, with US sales of lactose-free milk set to catch up with – and perhaps even overtake – almond milk, reports New Nutrition Business.
Kombucha, Korean-inspired kimchi and even beauty care products are rising to the top of the food industry headlines. It’s all about fermentation, which adds good gut bacteria inside and absorption efficacy outside.
As consumer interest in dairy alternatives climbs, so too does production of such products. Launches of dairy-alternative beverages, for example, have more than doubled globally since 2012. Get an update on this trend with this FREE White Paper published by Tate & Lyle…
Pundits are predicting that 2018 will be a growth year for FODMAPS, which has been bubbling under since its debut in Australia as a treatment for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). The acronym comes from Fermentable Oligo-Di, Mono-saccharides and Polyols, which are types of short-chain carbohydrates found in a variety of foods, including onions, garlic, wheat and apples.
Euromonitor International has released the eight most influential packaged food megatrends for 2018. These megatrends, sharing common drivers, have the power to transform and disrupt entire categories while also providing sustainable growth and relevance for companies that succeed in these new ideas.