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A very bad year for Tiger Brands

A very bad year for Tiger Brands

The listeriosis tragedy was just one of a series of setbacks for Tiger Brands, which has been slow to display a conscience…

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After listeria – a contrarian view of the bigger picture

After listeria – a contrarian view of the bigger picture

“We are now in the aftermath phase of the listeria outbreak and I think it is high time for an objective assessment of the bigger picture after the horrors of 2018,” asserts well-known SA food scientist, Nigel Sunley. The ‘Big 3’ challenges of food these days are safety, nutrition and sustainability and we need to look at how the events of 2018 have influenced their prioritisation in South Africa in particular, he writes.

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Innovative new sweetener from NoMU Brands

Innovative new sweetener from NoMU Brands

Cape Town’s classy NoMU Brands has ventured into some new on-trend territory with the launch of SWEETLY, a low kilojoule granulated sugar substitute with a seemingly new formulation on SA shelves.

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Surfing the vegan wave: Durban’s Fry’s Family Food Co

Surfing the vegan wave: Durban’s Fry’s Family Food Co

From a modest genesis, Durban’s plant-based food pioneers are now a global leader in the burgeoning vegan “meat” marketplace.

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The future of all things packaging at Propak Africa 2019

The future of all things packaging at Propak Africa 2019

Africa’s leading packaging, food processing, plastics, printing and labelling exhibition will be taking place at the Expo Centre in Nasrec, Johannesburg, from 12-15 March 2019.

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Tiger Brands reopens Polokwane polony factory

Tiger Brands reopens Polokwane polony factory

Production will resume immediately as the company tries to get back on its feet after the devastating recall in March.

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Private label surges ahead in SA with R49.3bn in annual sales

Private label surges ahead in SA with R49.3bn in annual sales

The latest research from Nielsen reveals that sales of Private Label products in South Africa now equate to R49.3bn annually and the sector commands a healthy 21.1% share of the South African retail sector, up from 20% in 2017, and ahead of branded product growth in the country.

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This is how much South Africa’s listeriosis victims may get, lawyers say

This is how much South Africa’s listeriosis victims may get, lawyers say

Tiger Brands could be expected to pay anything between R100,000 and R2-million to the families of the more than 200 people who died from listeriosis in South Africa, two of the country’s top legal experts believe.

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Woolworths pies, first SA food products with sustainable palm oil certification

Woolworths pies, first SA food products with sustainable palm oil certification

Woolworths pies are the first South African food products to be certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO).

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Karan Beef sells majority stake for over R5bn

Karan Beef sells majority stake for over R5bn

The Public Investment Corporation and Pelo Agricultural Ventures have acquired a 90% shareholding in Karan Beef for R5.2bn. Karan operates the largest cattle feedlot in the world.

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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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