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Latest FMCG beverage news in South Africa, extracted from sister website, DRINKStuff SA.

Head to the website itself for much, much more on local and global beverage developments and innovation….

  • Lockdown’s hard impact on SA soft beverage categories
    on 16/10/2020

    Lockdown’s hard impact on SA soft beverage categories The bottled water, energy drinks and sparkling soft drinks categories are three distinctively different categories that have all suffered very different impacts as a result of the Covid-19 lockdown. Here are some interesting insights by Dr […]

  • Covid lockdown drives new trends in distilling across Africa
    on 14/10/2020

    Covid lockdown drives new trends in distilling across Africa The Covid-19 pandemic has prompted investment across Africa in distilling facilities, and coerced existing distillers and brewers to innovate and diversify. This is according to Hendré Barnard, training and marketing manager at […]

  • 11 most influential people in the SA wine industry
    on 14/10/2020

    11 most influential people in the SA wine industry Who are the most influential commercial names in the SA wine industry? WineGoggle.co.za came up with this list of very interesting players and personalities…. WineGoggle and “its team of assistants in the fields of retail, journalism, […]

  • 4th STREET now in spritzer format
    on 14/10/2020

    4th STREET now in spritzer format Distell’s super-successful wine brand, 4th STREET, has been launched as a lightly-sparkling spritzer variant in three flavours. “We’re excited to launch these spritzers for the next generation. Fresh flavour combos, convenient 440ml cans; this unique take on […]

  • The Coca-Cola Company introduces Cappy Burst
    on 14/10/2020

    The Coca-Cola Company introduces Cappy Burst Coca-Cola has launched a new variant to its Cappy brand, Cappy Burst, an affordable fruit juice blend in returnable glass bottles. Two refreshingly affordable flavours, Cappy Orange Burst and Cappy Apple Burst, hit the shelves of local retailers, spaza […]

  • Woolies takes the papsak to new heights!
    on 13/10/2020

    Woolies takes the papsak to new heights! Woolworths has just launched a range of premium local wines – in boxes. [Bravo Woolies! This is a development long overdue, and perfect for the times. Ed] If you’re thinking that this is just plain old papsak, think again. The boxes are boldly branded […]

  • Does alcohol have an ancient African heritage?
    on 29/09/2020

    Does alcohol have an ancient African heritage? Alcohol is the most widely used psychoactive substance in the world. But where was the first alcoholic beverage brewed and consumed? Africa looks likely… The answer isn’t clear because traces of alcohol don’t preserve well in the archaeological […]

  • Will aQuellé survive massive criminal scandal?
    on 24/09/2020

    Will aQuellé survive massive criminal scandal? A business boycott has gathered momentum, with major retailers cutting orders and removing product from shelves, as scandal swirls around the KwaSizabantu Mission near Greytown, KZN, owner of aQuellé bottled water. The huge foodbev operation is […]

  • Woodlands Dairy takes energy concept to milk
    on 17/09/2020

    Woodlands Dairy takes energy concept to milk Woodlands Dairy, one of the largest dairy manufacturers in South Africa, has launched Kick, a brand new milk-based energy drink under its First Choice brand. First Choice KICK energy milk is a first in SA and is designed as a healthy and tasty […]

  • Oops! LiquiFruit recall error
    on 11/09/2020

    Oops! LiquiFruit recall error Last week, Pioneer Foods recalled a batch of its LiquiFruit Red Grape 330ml cans, after reports that the drinks contained pieces of glass. Not so fast… Yesterday, however, the company announced that the “glass” was actually potassium bitartrate crystals, or […]

  • Refocusing the marketing of alcohol in SA
    on 02/09/2020

    Refocusing the marketing of alcohol in SA The marketing of alcohol brands has had to adapt significantly during the COVID-19 lockdown and the subsequent bans on alcohol sales, with a renewed focus on ensuring the creation of an alcohol-safe South Africa. Liquor giants Distell and Diageo SA are […]

  • Distell launches lower alcohol brandy
    on 02/09/2020

    Distell launches lower alcohol brandy Distell brand Viceroy Brandy has joined the global trend to lower alcohol innovation with a new addition to its range, Viceroy Smooth Gold. The new brandy has a lowered alcohol content (23%) to regular brandy (43%), but still offers the same full-bodied flavour […]

  • Connecting foodbev and hospitality industries across Africa this September
    on 01/09/2020

    Connecting foodbev and hospitality industries across Africa this September The e-Food & Hospitality Next Africa Summit runs through 1–30 September 2020 delivering curated content, learning and info for Africa’s food, beverage and hospitality industries. The theme for this event is […]

  • Distell battered by Covid-19 hangover
    on 31/08/2020

    Distell battered by Covid-19 hangover Distell has publicised shocking Covid lockdown Prohibition losses: about 100-million litres in sales and R4.3-billion in revenue – and this excludes the second ban on alcohol sales introduced in July to take pressure off hospitals. Releasing results for the […]

  • Spain’s Iberchem Group creates Iberchem South Africa
    on 31/08/2020

    Spain’s Iberchem Group creates Iberchem South Africa Spain’s Iberchem Group is expanding its presence on the South African foodbev market with the creation of Iberchem South Africa, taking full ownership of Versachem after buying a majority 70% share of the Pretoria-based food flavour-colours […]

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