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Reel Gardening, inspiring South Africans to grow their own food

Reel Gardening recently won the Future-Agro Challenge: Agripreneur of the Year award. Here, Eugene Yiga speaks to founder Claire Reid to discover more...

By Eugene Yiga 3 days ago

Organic milk accounts for 30% revenue share in emerging markets
Organic milk accounts for 30% revenue share in emerging markets

Although global demand for organic milk remains limited to a cohort of consumers, particularly those with higher disposable incomes, recent sales figures in emerging markets are encouraging, with markets maintaining a healthy growth rate during the assessment period 2018-2028...

3 days ago

The Fry Family Food Co. grows distribution abroad
The Fry Family Food Co. grows distribution abroad

With the demand for meat-alternatives greater than ever, South African vegan food business The Fry Family Food Co. is experiencing impressive uptake abroad of their range of chilled plant-based products.

3 days ago

Updated ocean economy scorecard on SA's marine resources released
Updated ocean economy scorecard on SA's marine resources released

While there has not been any major regression in the past two years, according to the scorecard, there are still many areas of concern...

3 days ago

Evolving rhetoric and expectations around anti-ageing skincare
Evolving rhetoric and expectations around anti-ageing skincare

The best way to change the way we think about ageing is to change how we talk about it. Indeed, "anti-ageing" has become an antiquated word...

17 Oct 2018

Listeriosis risk lingers in rural, informal trade
Listeriosis risk lingers in rural, informal trade

Listeria bacteria remains present in food samples obtained from rural areas and the informal sector. This is despite the fact that Listeriosis levels have declined in South African ready-to-eat meat...

17 Oct 2018

Growth trends revealed for SA's wine and spirits markets
Growth trends revealed for SA's wine and spirits markets

The wine and spirits categories have both recorded positive growth in SA despite depressed economic conditions, according to new reports released by BMi Research.

17 Oct 2018

Should vegans avoid avocados and almonds?
Should vegans avoid avocados and almonds?

A video recently doing the rounds on Facebook included a segment from the BBC comedy quiz show QI. The video asks which of avocados, almonds, melon, kiwi or butternut squash are suitable for vegans...

By Dominic Wilkinson 17 Oct 2018

What's hot in the convenience, home meal replacement and meat industries?
What's hot in the convenience, home meal replacement and meat industries?

In the highly competitive convenience market, participants often struggle to find the competitive edge in their offering...

Issued by Mpact Plastics 16 Oct 2018

The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!
The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!

Feeling a bit state-capsized, swept along by more waves than a cryptocurrency chart? Here are some life-saving festive content ideas...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 15 Oct 2018

Real Foods appoints ex-CEOs Kevin Hedderwick and Antony Ball
Real Foods appoints ex-CEOs Kevin Hedderwick and Antony Ball

Former Famous Brands group chief executive Kevin Hedderwick has joined the Real Foods board as group strategic director, while former Brait CEO Antony Ball has joined the Real Foods board...

15 Oct 2018

5M2T data solution offers a deep-dive into SA's informal trade
5M2T data solution offers a deep-dive into SA's informal trade

5M2T aims to take the guesswork out of doing business in South Africa's dynamic informal sector by providing brands and wholesale distributors with detailed data analysis of informal retail...

12 Oct 2018

Growing consumer awareness around sustainable seafood certification
Growing consumer awareness around sustainable seafood certification

Seafood consumers are increasingly demanding independent verification of sustainability claims in supermarkets...

11 Oct 2018

Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry announces Exporter of the Year finalists
Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry announces Exporter of the Year finalists

The Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry has announced the finalists in this year's Exporter of the Year competition...

11 Oct 2018

Innovative displays can protect FMCG brands from retail fallout
Innovative displays can protect FMCG brands from retail fallout

If shopping is one of the world's greatest leisure activities, why are we seeing so much frustration in the aisles? It is because shopping to put food on the table and stock up on razor blades is functional...

By Vincent L. Lanz 11 Oct 2018

NERPO calls on government funding to support SA meat trade concerns
NERPO calls on government funding to support SA meat trade concerns

The National Emergent Red Meat Producers Organisation has requested that the government's national treasury release funding that will capacitate the Agricultural Research Council to manufacture Foot and Mouth Disease vaccines...

11 Oct 2018

IBM Food Trust launches worldwide with Carrefour on board
IBM Food Trust launches worldwide with Carrefour on board

European retail giant Carrefour has joined other participants involved in building the IBM Food Trust blockchain network...

11 Oct 2018

Checkers collaborates with SA artists for limited edition Odd Bins wines
Checkers collaborates with SA artists for limited edition Odd Bins wines

Checkers recently commissioned four upcoming South African artists to create unique artworks which would adorn the wine labels of the newest additions to the retailer's exclusive Odd Bins range...

10 Oct 2018

Absa crowns SA's top 10 olive oils for 2018
Absa crowns SA's top 10 olive oils for 2018

South African consumers are blessed with a choice of high quality locally produced olive oils. In recent years the growing number of awards won at major international olive oil competitions...

10 Oct 2018

Robust growth in global walnut consumption softens
Robust growth in global walnut consumption softens

According to the World - Walnuts - Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights report, in 2017 the volume of global shelled walnut consumption stood at approximately 2,2 million tonnes...

9 Oct 2018

Rudi, Michela Dalpiaz, Talia Engelbrecht and Attilio Dalpiaz.
The authentic Italian charm and rustic SA flair of Ayama Wines

On a chilly Wednesday in late-September, select members of the Cape media were shuttled to Ayama Wines at Slent Farm in the Voor Paardeberg region of Paarl, for the official opening of their deli and wine-tasting room...

By Leigh Andrews 8 Oct 2018

#FreshOnTheShelf: Spicy Amarula, Checkers coffee, Laager Rooibos and Frost Pops
#FreshOnTheShelf: Spicy Amarula, Checkers coffee, Laager Rooibos and Frost Pops

In #FreshOnTheShelf, we round up some of our favourite food and beverage products that have hit the shelves recently...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 5 Oct 2018

Surging demand for personal care, cosmetics drives emollient market
Surging demand for personal care, cosmetics drives emollient market

The ongoing 'natural product' trend will be a prominent influencer in the emollient market and is expected to create lucrative avenues during 2018 and 2027...

5 Oct 2018

Prepare your brand for retail disruption at Shopper Insights
Prepare your brand for retail disruption at Shopper Insights

The Shopper Insights briefing, set to take place in Johannesburg on 7 November 2018, will unpack the key shopper trends that brands should tap into to get ahead in the retail space...

5 Oct 2018

$17m Hendrick's Gin Palace unveiled in Scotland
$17m Hendrick's Gin Palace unveiled in Scotland

William Grant & Sons has invested $17 million into the expansion of the Hendrick's Gin distillery in Scotland. Dubbed The Hendrick's Gin Palace, the new site has doubled its capacity...

4 Oct 2018

Mars makes progress on $1bn 'Sustainable in a Generation' plan
Mars makes progress on $1bn 'Sustainable in a Generation' plan

Mars Multisales Africa, a division of global family-owned food company Mars Incorporated, has announced progress made on the company's global 'Sustainable in a Generation' plan...

4 Oct 2018

Agricultural Safeguard levy on poultry could impact SA consumers negatively
Agricultural Safeguard levy on poultry could impact SA consumers negatively

The latest gazetted Agricultural Safeguard levy of 35.3% imposed on bone-in chicken cuts has raised concerns for the Association of Meat Importers and Exporters...

3 Oct 2018

SA chocolate brand Afrikoa gets global nod for great taste
SA chocolate brand Afrikoa gets global nod for great taste

South African bean to bar chocolate brand Afrikoa was recently recognised at the 2018 Great Taste Awards, an international awards scheme for speciality food and drink.

3 Oct 2018

Sustainable blueberries, order of the day for tobacco farmers
Sustainable blueberries, order of the day for tobacco farmers

Two South African tobacco farms in Limpopo have embarked on sustainable blueberry production under United Export's premium OZblu brand...

3 Oct 2018

#FoodNextAfrica: The SA startup making ice-cream from insect milk
#FoodNextAfrica: The SA startup making ice-cream from insect milk

If creepy-crawlies give you the heebie-jeebies, then Gourmet Grubb's ice-cream, which is made using insects, may not be high up on your list of things to try...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 2 Oct 2018

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