Retail Trends 2018

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Smaller table grape crop forecasted

Due to the persistent drought in the Western Cape, the South African Table Grape Industry has released a lower estimate in the third Crop Estimate for the 2017/18 table grape season...

2 hours ago

Economic slowdown drives beverage innovation among bottom-end retailers
Economic slowdown drives beverage innovation among bottom-end retailers

Like so many other sectors, the South African beverage market has not escaped the effects of the country's economic slowdown...

By Shaneev Boodoo 1 day ago

Rhodes Food sales agreement will help Bos grow
Rhodes Food sales agreement will help Bos grow

Rooibos ice tea maker Bos Brands aims to double its retail market share in SA after announcing a sales and distribution deal with JSE-listed Rhodes Food Group...

By Marc Hasenfuss 2 days ago

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Joint venture set to bring superior blueberries to market

Combining their skills and strengths, Migiva Group and OZblu - currently one of the largest producers of blueberries in South Africa and Australia - have signed a joint venture agreement...

2 days ago

Basson back in business on Clover board
Basson back in business on Clover board

Whitey Basson is back in the driving seat months after his exit from Shoprite, accepting an offer to become an independent nonexecutive director of JSE-listed dairy group Clover.

3 days ago

Woolworths shares fall almost 10% after poor HEPS forecast
Woolworths shares fall almost 10% after poor HEPS forecast

Woolworths share price fell as much as 9% to R57.64 on Monday morning after said its interim headline earnings per share were expected to fall as much as 17.5%...

By Robert Laing 3 days ago

Waterkloof Winemaker Nadia Barnard with estate owner Paul Boutinot (Image Supplied)
False Bay Vineyards wine range gets facelift

"If we do in fact use grapes from old coastal vineyards, ferment them spontaneously with wild yeast and then age the wine in large wooden casks, why weren't we tying our flag to the mast and communicating those facts on the labels?"

3 days ago

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Water shortage cuts commercial banana production

Mozambique's major commercial banana producer, Bananalandia, in the Boane district, has seen production levels fall by half due to a lack of water for irrigation...

15 Jan 2018

David Beckham launches grooming line with L'Oréal
David Beckham launches grooming line with L'Oréal

Soccer player David Beckham has partnered with L'Oréal for the launch of his first global grooming brand, House 99.

15 Jan 2018

BM Food Manufacturers employees on strike over pay increase
BM Food Manufacturers employees on strike over pay increase

More than 230 workers from the BM Food Manufacturers Lanseria plant are on strike until their demand for a wage increase has been met...

12 Jan 2018

Manufacturing output growth beats expectations
Manufacturing output growth beats expectations

SA's manufacturing output grew 1.7% in November from the same month in 2016, beating the economists' consensus of 0.45%, Statistics SA reported...

By Sunita Menon 12 Jan 2018

Couleur via
Global potato processing market to surpass $3,500m by 2025

Processed food is estimated to be the dominant application segment in the potato processing market in 2017...

By Sayali Tribhuvan 12 Jan 2018

Stephen Saad, CEO: Aspen. Photo: BusinessLIVE
Aspen claims manipulation

Aspen Pharmacare CEO Stephen Saad says he wants an inquiry into market manipulation after the company's shares slumped on rumours that Viceroy Research was preparing a report on the group...

12 Jan 2018

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2017 global food prices highest since 2014 despite December decline

According to the latest FAO Food Price Index, global food prices declined in December. However, the index averaged 174.6 points in 2017, up 8.2% from 2016 and reaching the highest annual average since 2014...

12 Jan 2018

Five major trends in South Africa's agro-food system
Five major trends in South Africa's agro-food system

Agro-food systems often differ considerably from country to country, depending on the level of development, resource availability, business sophistication and agro-food policies and legislation adopted...

By John Purchase 12 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: What is shaping grocery retail in South Africa - Part 1
#BizTrends2018: What is shaping grocery retail in South Africa - Part 1

In this two-part report, Trade Intelligence reveals the drivers and trends shaping grocery retail in South Africa in the short to medium term...

By Maryla Masojada 11 Jan 2018

Sasko Sam returns
Sasko Sam returns

South African bread brand, Sasko, has brought back its once-retired mascot Sasko Sam in response to requests from the public...

11 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Creating value remains key in the premium spirits brand experience
#BizTrends2018: Creating value remains key in the premium spirits brand experience

In challenging economic times, consumers either choose less expensive brands that allow them to buy more, or opt to buy less and trade up to indulge their tastes for aspirational brands...

By Elizabeth Lee Ming 10 Jan 2018

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Is this goodbye? Chocolate producing plants will go extinct by 2050

The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have said that a temperature rise of just 2.1 degrees centigrade might put an end to the chocolate industry...

By Njideka Agbo 9 Jan 2018

Five wine trends to watch for in 2018
Five wine trends to watch for in 2018

The South African wine industry is experiencing one of its most exciting phases in history. So, what are some of the emerging trends in 2018?

By Roland Peens 9 Jan 2018

Tumelo Mojapelo, head of content at Flux Trends Analysis
#BizTrends2018: Mind, body and soul - holistic health is the theme of the year

Last year saw all things focused on wellness go mainstream as the public became aware of the benefits of being physically fit and healthy...

By Tumelo Mojapelo 9 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Conscious consumption
#BizTrends2018: Conscious consumption

I'm not that big on food trends, to be honest. I find gimmicks and 'flavour of the month' offerings a very slippery slope. That said, I do think established chefs, producers and industry thought-leaders who have the ability to change with the times are critical for the industry.

By Andy Fenner 9 Jan 2018

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Mangoes: Early Tommy Atkins peak saturates market

South Africa's mango export season isn't running on all cylinders yet, as Tommy Atkins makes up the bulk of the harvest at the moment...

8 Jan 2018

Keeping it in the family: Alfred Cointreau on preserving brand legacy
Keeping it in the family: Alfred Cointreau on preserving brand legacy

As one of the oldest orange-flavoured liqueurs in the world, the Cointreau brand has a lot of history behind it...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 2 Jan 2018

How Africa can negotiate an effective continental free trade area agreement
How Africa can negotiate an effective continental free trade area agreement

African countries are forging ahead to complete negotiations for a continental free trade area between 55 countries by early next year...

By Calestous Juma 2 Jan 2018

Government accused of overzealous‚ harmful imported meat testing
Government accused of overzealous‚ harmful imported meat testing

It's not often that the government gets accused of being overzealous in its food safety measures, but that was the claim made by the Association of Meat Importers and Exporters...

By Wendy Knowler 2 Jan 2018

#FreshOnTheShelf: Carrol Boyes Wines releases SA-branded Champagne
#FreshOnTheShelf: Carrol Boyes Wines releases SA-branded Champagne

Carrol Boyes Wines has released a South African-branded, limited-edition Champagne label approved by the committee of Champagne...

29 Dec 2017

Mali hopes to revive industry and increase exports
Mali hopes to revive industry and increase exports

The shops in Mali are full of imported goods from Europe, the Middle East and Asia. This, Mali's captains of industry maintain, is not necessary...

By Bram Posthumus 29 Dec 2017

Enabling innovation: Lessons from Crystal Pepsi
Enabling innovation: Lessons from Crystal Pepsi

We tend to think that innovation is driven by new discoveries or advances in technology. Yet the problem with new products is often not an engineering challenge, but a psychological one...

By Kyle Murray 28 Dec 2017

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