In another bold move for self-sufficiency in sugar production through the government’s backward integration policy, the Pan African Conglomerate, Dangote Group and Niger State signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the state government for the establishment of a jumbo US$450 million state-of–art and fully integrated sugar complex.
Beverages are ideal as they are responsive to nutritional and consumer trends, evidenced by the current wave of prebiotic/probiotic enhanced products. Superfood ingredients especially benefit as it offers increased convenience through the incorporation of fruit or vegetable juice, and green tea extracts.
Glass may be one of the oldest food and beverage packaging materials around, but manufacturers are not deterred from producing modern innovations to stay competitive in this market. PACKAGING REVIEW looks at hygienic, easy-to-use and efficient solutions for filling beverages into glass packaging.
Craft beer brewing has evolved from being a home-brewing hobby to a precise and complex process. As a supplier of gases, which is vital to the brewing process, Air Products has been playing an important role to support microbreweries in creating craft beers suited for the local market.
The company appointed Roger Gauntlett general manager of its South Africa business. In this role, he will be responsible for managing the relationship with the company’s bottling partner Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa. The role will ensure alignment, sustainable and profitable growth for the beverage giant’s business in the country. South Africa is a key market for Coca-Cola Africa’s Southern and East Africa operations.
The 15thannual Muskadel SA Awards function, sponsored by Enartis SA, was held at Noop, Paarl on 25 May. Amongst 23 entries, five more than in 2016,Orange River Cellarsfrom the Northern Cape was triumphant for the third consecutive year winning two platinum awards.
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