• 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.

    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…

    23 Feb 2021
    How to use storytelling to build your brand in the digital age

    With a bevvy of voices jostling for attention in the digital space, how do you get your brand to speak…

    How to use storytelling to build your brand in the digital age

    With a bevvy of voices jostling for attention in the digital space, how do you get your brand to speak loud enough for your audience to hear you, and most importantly, take action? Or will big brash budgets always win? Enter the Science of Storytelling. Have you ever had your…

    23 Feb 2021
    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…

    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. The cascading effect of alcohol prohibition includes the loss of excise tax revenue to SARS but also to manufacturers, winemakers and craft brewers. The impacts are many-layered.…

    22 Feb 2021
    SA wine launched in Germany to support SA’s struggling wine industry

    Imvini Wehu is a new South African wine that has been launched in Europe to support South Africa’s wine industry,…

    SA wine launched in Germany to support SA’s struggling wine industry

    Imvini Wehu is a new South African wine that has been launched in Europe to support South Africa’s wine industry, which was hit hard by the COVID-19 lockdown alcohol ban in the country. Every wine tells a story or so the saying goes. For Imvini Wethu it’s a tale of…

    22 Feb 2021
    Chr. Hansen Natural Colors announces partnership in SA and Zimbabwe with Barentz

    Chr. Hansen Natural Colors, the world leader in colours from natural sources, has appointed Barentz as its strategic partner for…

    Chr. Hansen Natural Colors announces partnership in SA and Zimbabwe with Barentz

    Chr. Hansen Natural Colors, the world leader in colours from natural sources, has appointed Barentz as its strategic partner for the distribution of their natural colour portfolio in South Africa and Zimbabwe. ‘We are excited with this new opportunity to give our growing customer base in South Africa and Zimbabwe…

    19 Feb 2021
    MonoFlow(re) packaging gains international recognition

    Shur Flexible’s MonoFlow(re) has been awarded the prestigious WorldStar Award 2021 in the Packaging Materials & Components. Courage, innovative strength…

    MonoFlow(re) packaging gains international recognition

    Shur Flexible’s MonoFlow(re) has been awarded the prestigious WorldStar Award 2021 in the Packaging Materials & Components. Courage, innovative strength and expertise in sustainability are key factors in the success of the rethink initiative by Schur Flexibles. International recognition Having already received the 2020 German Packaging Award, MonoFlow(re) is now…

    19 Feb 2021
    Bühler proves its reliability and robustness in 2020

    In 2020, Bühler proved to be a reliable partner to all its stakeholders and showed robust business performance during the…

    Bühler proves its reliability and robustness in 2020

    In 2020, Bühler proved to be a reliable partner to all its stakeholders and showed robust business performance during the year.  Protection of the health of employees, securing supply chains for customers, and keeping the innovation rate high were the top priorities. Major innovations for key markets Despite adverse conditions,…

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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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