Jo’burg’s Infinite Foods has introduced one of Silicon Valley’s much publicised meat alternatives, the Beyond Burger, the flagship product of Beyond Meat, one of the rapidly growing companies taking a new approach to animal protein alternatives.
On October 19 Clover Industries announced that it was in talks with an unnamed company that is looking to acquire all of its shares and delist it from the JSE. In the four weeks since then, the company’s share price has climbed from R14 to its current levels of around R18.
Arnold Prinsloo, CEO of Eskort and chairman of the Category Rebuild Committee of the South African Meat Processors Association (SAMPA), reflects on the industry’s challenges, and highlights some of the positive actions taken and safety measures implemented in the wake of the listeria crisis that threatened to overwhelm the industry.
Listeriosis levels have declined in South African ready-to-eat meat, after the recent major listeriosis outbreak in the country, but the bacteria is still present in samples obtained from rural areas and the informal sector.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.