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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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Propak Africa packed a punch!

Propak Africa packed a punch!

Several exhibitors boasted brilliant sales at Propak Africa and co-located events that took place from 12-15 March at the Expo Centre in Nasrec, Johannesburg.

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Load shedding & food safety

Load shedding & food safety

South Africa is experiencing regular load shedding, a situation that may well be a reality for some time. Its duration and frequency will potentially affect the safety of food in a refrigerator.  SA’s food safety and microbiology doyenne, Dr Lucia Anelich, offers this advice….

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Police bust food-bev fraudsters in Gauteng

Police bust food-bev fraudsters in Gauteng

Here’s tale of cops uncovering some high-level food-bev fraud underway in SA….

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Cheap Brazilian imports threatening survival of SA’s chicken industry

Cheap Brazilian imports threatening survival of SA’s chicken industry

The steep drop in RCL Foods’ earnings is a taste of what’s to come if we don’t protect our industry and stop the onslaught….

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Pick n Pay launches dedicated space in-store to showcase its local small suppliers

Pick n Pay launches dedicated space in-store to showcase its local small suppliers

Pick n Pay has introduced dedicated shop space to promote local South African products, produced by small businesses, to customers. The ‘Meet the Maker’ showcase will be trialed in eight stores across the country over a three-month period.

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Clover deal: Don’t let political activists hamstring our economy

Clover deal: Don’t let political activists hamstring our economy

South Africa’s leading milk producer, Clover Industries, has received a generous buyout offer from MilCo SA, a consortium that is part-owned by an Israeli firm. The South African wing of the Palestinian pressure group Boycott, Divest, Sanctions has promised militant protests and ‘direct action’. We should not let activists bully us into economic decisions that harm South Africa.

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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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