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Who’s looking to buy Clover?

Who’s looking to buy Clover?

Shares in South Africa’s Clover Industries raced to their highest in almost two months on Friday 19 October after the dairy company said it is in talks with an unnamed firm that intends to acquire all its shares.

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Real Foods looks to healthy growth – recruits reputed ex-CEOs

Real Foods looks to healthy growth – recruits reputed ex-CEOs

Former Famous Brands Group CEO Kevin Hedderwick and Antony Ball (above), the co-founder and ex-CEO of private equity company, Brait, have joined the board of Real Foods, a private company focused on natural food that owns brands such as Kauai.

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Pick n Pay commits to further cut down on food wastage

Pick n Pay commits to further cut down on food wastage

As part of its financial results for the six months ending 26 August 2018, Pick n Pay announced that it remains committed to cutting down on food wastage.

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Tiger Brands reopens Germiston polony factory

Tiger Brands reopens Germiston polony factory

After ‘rigorous assessments’ the factory has been given the all-clear to resume production after it was closed during the listeriosis crisis. 

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Listeriosis legal battle for Tiger Brands gathering steam

Listeriosis legal battle for Tiger Brands gathering steam

October looks set to be a roller coaster month for Tiger Brands. As the food giant prepares to reopen its polony factories seven months after the world’s biggest listeriosis, lawyers representing the victims are set to approach the Johannesburg High Court to have the class action against the company certified.

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Ayoba-Yo! Selling biltong to Americans

Ayoba-Yo! Selling biltong to Americans

Introducing consumers to a new brand isn’t easy, but when the product is an entirely new concept, this challenge is magnified ten-fold, as illustrated by the struggles startup Ayoba-Yo experienced trying to explain biltong to American shoppers.

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The SA startup making ice-cream from insect milk

The SA startup making ice-cream from insect milk

Cape Town startup, Gourmet Grubb, may look like another purveyor of premium ice cream – until you take a closer look at its name and product ingredients. It has bravely ventured into the world of entomophagy – human use of insects as food – using fly larva as its milk source…

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SA’s Wonderbag makes TIME Magazine’s top 50 Genius Companies list

SA’s Wonderbag makes TIME Magazine’s top 50 Genius Companies list

South African entrepreneur, Sarah Collins, and her product, the Wonderbag, have been recognised as one of TIME Magazine’s top 50 Genius Companies.

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Changes and challenges in SA’s F&B sector

Changes and challenges in SA’s F&B sector

A welcome new B2B F&B event that’s bound to grow in stature is the FoodNext.Africa symposium, a two-day meeting focusing on food disruption from farm-to-fork. The 2018 event was held recently at Cape Town’s CTICC – and here are some interesting views from some of the speakers on the state of play in SA’s F&B sector.

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IMCD South Africa joins hands with Ingredion Specialty Starches

IMCD South Africa joins hands with Ingredion Specialty Starches

IMCD, a leading global distributor of speciality chemicals and food ingredients, has signed an exclusive agreement with Ingredion to distribute its range of starches and functional food ingredients across multiple territories in Sub Saharan Africa.

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Latest Trends Reports!

Millennials kill again. The latest victim? American cheese

Millennials kill again. The latest victim? American cheese

American cheese will never die. It has too many preservatives. But it’s melting away….

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UK: Iceland is selling plastic-free chewing gum

UK: Iceland is selling plastic-free chewing gum

The budget supermarket chain recently pledged to go plastic-free on its own label products by the end of 2023 – and as part of this mission has started selling plastic-free chewing gum.

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Get to know the trendiest food ingredient you’ve never heard of

Get to know the trendiest food ingredient you’ve never heard of

There is a sleeper food trend afoot; one that is more popular than probiotics, collagen and gluten-free. Any guesses?

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Generation Z set to impact the future of food and drink innovation

Generation Z set to impact the future of food and drink innovation

Millennials have had their time in the spotlight; now, companies are looking to the next generation to see how they will impact the future of the food and drink industry.

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US: Lactose-free milk takes on surging plant milks

US: Lactose-free milk takes on surging plant milks

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.

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The ascension of cauliflower

The ascension of cauliflower

Food companies are capitalising on the low-carb, gluten-free trend by using vegetables like cauliflower to replace flour, rice and other simple carbs.

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Fermentation adds fizz – and buzz ‑ to products

Fermentation adds fizz – and buzz ‑ to products

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.

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Update on millenials’ attitudes to business and social issues

Update on millenials’ attitudes to business and social issues

Following a year marked by significant geopolitical and social change, millennials (35-25 years) and Gen Z (23-19 years) are sounding the alarm for businesses to step up their efforts to make a positive impact on the broader world, according to Deloitte’s seventh annual Millennial Survey.

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Milking it: Dairy alternatives present new opportunities for manufacturers

Milking it: Dairy alternatives present new opportunities for manufacturers

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…

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Are FODMAP foods the next gluten-free?

Are FODMAP foods the next gluten-free?

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.

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