• The alcohol ban: it’s about more than just booze

    The government-imposed alcohol ban impacted not only those that directly manufacture, distribute, sell and consume alcoholic beverages but also suppliers to this industry, writes Craig Groenewald.

  • How to secure a stable but adaptable

    For process operators, changes in the use of their plant entails greater failure and error risk.

  • A perfect synergy of provenance, sustainable sourcing and packaging

    Transparency Triumphs emerged as the top trend in Innova’s Consumer Survey 2020.

    08 Mar 2021
    Coca-Cola European Partners invests in two KHS lines

    For years KHS has been a reliable partner for can filling and packaging to the biggest beverage factory in Europe,…

    Coca-Cola European Partners invests in two KHS lines

    For years KHS has been a reliable partner for can filling and packaging to the biggest beverage factory in Europe, situated in Wakefield in Great Britain. At the start of the corona crisis the Coca-Cola bottler again benefitted from the quality of the companies’ cooperation and KHS technology. The history…

    08 Mar 2021
    TOMRA Food sets new standards in grading accuracy with SmartGrade

    TOMRA Food has introduced SmartGrade on its Spectrim platform. The new system puts the packhouse in complete control of grading…

    TOMRA Food sets new standards in grading accuracy with SmartGrade

    TOMRA Food has introduced SmartGrade on its Spectrim platform. The new system puts the packhouse in complete control of grading with such accuracy that it is able to pack fruit to maximise sales by matching very precisely the specific requirements of the individual customers. It identifies each blemish and defect…

    04 Mar 2021
    How to avoid COVID complacency in the workplace

    After months of suffering through lockdowns, social distancing, isolation and sanitising, it is easy to suffer from COVID-fatigue. The temptation…

    How to avoid COVID complacency in the workplace

    After months of suffering through lockdowns, social distancing, isolation and sanitising, it is easy to suffer from COVID-fatigue. The temptation exists to become lax when it comes to implementing health and safety protocols in the workplace. Health and safety protocols South Africans were all relieved when President Cyril Ramaphosa announced…

    04 Mar 2021
    Diageo SA launches #WeChoose to assist liquor traders responsibly

    The #WeChoose campaign, launched by Diageo in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town on 1 March 2021, aims to help rebuild…

    Diageo SA launches #WeChoose to assist liquor traders responsibly

    The #WeChoose campaign, launched by Diageo in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town on 1 March 2021, aims to help rebuild on-premise establishments, hit by repeated lockdowns totalling many months of closure or very restricted trade hours. Diageo South Africa has assisted more than 400 on-premise establishments, including bars, taverns and…

    03 Mar 2021
    New Sir Fruit booster shot keeps your immune system strong during the pandemic

    After almost a year of the COVID-19 lockdown Sir Fruit juice company is helping South Africans keep their immune systems…

    New Sir Fruit booster shot keeps your immune system strong during the pandemic

    After almost a year of the COVID-19 lockdown Sir Fruit juice company is helping South Africans keep their immune systems as strong as possible with its new Immunity Booster Shot. The shot is packed with only the good stuff to keep you healthy throughout the period of COVID-19 and thereafter.…

    01 Mar 2021
    A comprehensive inspection solution from Filtec

    Filtec’s quality assurance inspection technology operates at the final point on the line, where each product reaches its highest value-add…

    A comprehensive inspection solution from Filtec

    Filtec’s quality assurance inspection technology operates at the final point on the line, where each product reaches its highest value-add in the process. How do you know if all the containers in each pack are full, or if there are the right number of containers in the pack? Once each…

    26 Feb 2021
    Five predictions driving transformation in food manufacturing in 2021 and beyond

    BY: Phil Lewis Infor VP Solution Consulting for the EMEA Unforeseen disruptions experienced in 2020 prompted F&B producers to future…

    Five predictions driving transformation in food manufacturing in 2021 and beyond

    BY: Phil Lewis Infor VP Solution Consulting for the EMEA Unforeseen disruptions experienced in 2020 prompted F&B producers to future proof their businesses. Focusing on expediting time-to-market; food quality and safety; supply chain resilience and the creation of omni-channel models will place companies in the strongest position to embrace and…

    25 Feb 2021
    Embrace wellbeing through nature

    Diana Food has 30 years of experience in providing colours and a range of natural flavours to the confectionery and…

    Embrace wellbeing through nature

    Diana Food has 30 years of experience in providing colours and a range of natural flavours to the confectionery and beverage industry. We look at what defines a ‘natural’ product in an age where consumers look towards health and traceability in foodstuffs. With an extensive raw material base, the company’s…

    24 Feb 2021
    Knorr joins Mr Potato Head to encourage the world to Eat for Good

    Knorr, Unilever’s largest food brand, has teamed up with Mr Potato Head, the world’s most famous vegetable icon, to call…

    Knorr joins Mr Potato Head to encourage the world to Eat for Good

    Knorr, Unilever’s largest food brand, has teamed up with Mr Potato Head, the world’s most famous vegetable icon, to call on people to change the world by changing what’s on their plates. The unlikely duo joins Netflix’s Restaurants on the Edge chef Dennis Prescott and the 900+ chefs in the…

    24 Feb 2021
    Pushing boundaries in sophisticated adult drinks

    Alcohol-free spirits? This may sound like a contradiction in terms, but it’s an exotic new category pushing the boundaries of…

    Pushing boundaries in sophisticated adult drinks

    Alcohol-free spirits? This may sound like a contradiction in terms, but it’s an exotic new category pushing the boundaries of new product development. This revolution is shaping the future of tomorrow’s drinking culture. We track evolving consumer demand as these products continue to grow. Consumers are demonstrating an increased desire…

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    07 Feb 2020
    Deli meat producer creates SA’s first plant-based sandwich slices

    Feinschmecker Deli Meats, who have built up a formidable reputation as the market leader in speciality deli meats in South…

    Deli meat producer creates SA’s first plant-based sandwich slices

    Feinschmecker Deli Meats, who have built up a formidable reputation as the market leader in speciality deli meats in South Africa, has launched a range of plant-based sandwich slices under the brand name Gudness. It is the first range of its kind produced in SA.

    18 Mar 2020
    Limpopo residents become eco-warriors

    Residents in northern Limpopo are becoming eco-warriors thanks to a new campaign which aims to see environmental waste reduced and…

    Limpopo residents become eco-warriors

    Residents in northern Limpopo are becoming eco-warriors thanks to a new campaign which aims to see environmental waste reduced and much-needed jobs created.

    31 Mar 2020
    Sleep friendly food and beverages are the next big trend with millennials

    GlobalData predicts that sleep-friendly ingredients in food and drinks are the next big trend as it aligns with consumers’ desire…

    Sleep friendly food and beverages are the next big trend with millennials

    GlobalData predicts that sleep-friendly ingredients in food and drinks are the next big trend as it aligns with consumers’ desire for a good night’s rest through natural methods.

    18 Mar 2020
    Avocado growers celebrate the ancient history of avos this season

    According to the THP 2020 Flavour & Trend Forecast*, Michelin star restaurants around the world will be increasingly seeking out…

    Avocado growers celebrate the ancient history of avos this season

    According to the THP 2020 Flavour & Trend Forecast*, Michelin star restaurants around the world will be increasingly seeking out traditional ingredients from some of the oldest civilizations this year, particularly Central and South America.


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