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Dismal update sends Rhodes Foods’ shares plummeting

Dismal update sends Rhodes Foods’ shares plummeting

The food producer had warned of a large decline in its full-year earnings due to the crippling drought in the Western Cape. 

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SA’s growing appetite for convenience: opportunity for retailers & manufacturers

SA’s growing appetite for convenience: opportunity for retailers & manufacturers

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.

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No more Heart Mark endorsements for refined grain products

No more Heart Mark endorsements for refined grain products

The Heart and Stroke Foundation South Africa has announced that it is removing refined grain products from qualifying for its Heart Mark Criteria.

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SA drugmaker Aspen sells baby milk business to dairy giant Lactalis

SA drugmaker Aspen sells baby milk business to dairy giant Lactalis

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.

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More sugar, less rice: new Rice Krispies panned by consumers

More sugar, less rice: new Rice Krispies panned by consumers

Kellogg SA has a public fuming and confused about its off-trend recipe change to its beloved Rice Krispies? Here’s a follow up story on the launch of Rice Krispies Vanilla….

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‘Fake food’ in South Africa: myths, misinformation and not enough data

‘Fake food’ in South Africa: myths, misinformation and not enough data

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.

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Tiger prepares to reopen factories after listeriosis all-clear

Tiger prepares to reopen factories after listeriosis all-clear

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”. 

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SA’s listeria outbreak officially over

SA’s listeria outbreak officially over

The world’s deadliest listeria outbreak is over‚ health minister, Aaron Motsoaledi, announced on Sept 3rd. There have been no new cases of the ST6 strain of listeria since June.

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New Rice Krispies is a cereal offender

New Rice Krispies is a cereal offender

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.

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Sea Harvest diversifies into the dairy sector

Sea Harvest diversifies into the dairy sector

The fisheries and food group is buying Ladismith Cheese to get a foothold into the growing dairy industry in South Africa

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Latest Trends Reports!

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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Eight food trends for 2018

Eight food trends for 2018

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.

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