Retail Trends 2018

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App delivery boom shakes up China food sector
App delivery boom shakes up China food sector

Guo Bonan has opened several new branches of his "8Peppers" spicy Sichuan-style restaurants across Shanghai since last year, and not one has a dining room...

2 days ago

Sars to hold sugar tax roadshows in March
Sars to hold sugar tax roadshows in March

The South African Revenue Service (Sars) will engage industry stakeholders on the Sugary Beverages Levy...

13 Feb 2018

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Taste Holdings replaces co-founder Carlo Gonzaga as CEO

Taste Holdings CEO Carlo Gonzaga has been replaced by Tyrone Moodley, an adviser to new controlling shareholder Riskowitz Value Fund...

By Robert Laing 13 Feb 2018

Mealie sellers taste success
Mealie sellers taste success

As dawn breaks, Bonisiwe Zungu puts her charcoal-fired brazier on the pavement of Richmond Road, Pietermaritzburg. She is here to braai and sell mealies...

By Nompendulo Ngubane 12 Feb 2018

Significant growth in festive retail spending driven by stronger rand and lower inflation
Significant growth in festive retail spending driven by stronger rand and lower inflation

South African consumer spending showed a healthy improvement over the festive season, with retail sales volumes rising 3.8% year-on-year...

9 Feb 2018

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Drought impacts Pinotage volumes but boosts quality and flavour

The 2018 harvest will be characterised by smaller berries, lighter bunches and lower yields, however, the quality of the grapes is very promising - exceptional even...

9 Feb 2018

Taxify and OrderIn: friends with benefits
Taxify and OrderIn: friends with benefits

Ride-hailing company Taxify has partnered up with food delivery business OrderIn, and are set to compete with the likes of Mr D and UberEats...

By Ammaar Sukhadia 6 Feb 2018

Pick n Pay prioritizes convenience foods as customers shift to dining in
Pick n Pay prioritizes convenience foods as customers shift to dining in

Pick n Pay promises innovation in its convenience and ready-made meals range in 2018, noting that South Africans' dining preferences may be shifting as many seek to entertain at home...

6 Feb 2018

ECDC invests R12m in Eastern Cape fast food entrepreneur
ECDC invests R12m in Eastern Cape fast food entrepreneur

Despite owning 11 fast food outlets in four towns in the Eastern Cape, Sicelo Mntonga still regards himself as an emerging entrepreneur...

31 Jan 2018

Listeriosis outbreak reveals SA's need for a designated food control agency
Listeriosis outbreak reveals SA's need for a designated food control agency

With over 720 laboratory-confirmed cases of food poisoning caused by Listeria in 2017, South Africa is in dire need of a food control agency which can better manage the threat...

31 Jan 2018

Taxify teams up with OrderIn
Taxify teams up with OrderIn

SA food delivery service, OrderIn, has teamed up with ride-hailing app Taxify, in a deal that is expected to expand the reach and offering of both companies...

30 Jan 2018

Spur sinks 7% after warning of poor sales
Spur sinks 7% after warning of poor sales

Restaurant group Spur's share price fell 7% to R26.01 on Monday morning after it warned shareholders of a decline in interim sales...

By Robert Laing 30 Jan 2018

Top franchising trends for 2018
Top franchising trends for 2018

2017 has been a very tough year for businesses and consumers. However, according to Morne Cronje, head of franchising at FNB Business, the franchise sector continues to perform well...

30 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Healthy, rainbow food is 2018 trend for SA foodies
#BizTrends2018: Healthy, rainbow food is 2018 trend for SA foodies

Uber Eats has unveiled the most popular 2018 food trends in South Africa. Uber Eats looked at the most popular ingredients and dishes searched for by South Africans over the last six months to draw its conclusion.

26 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: What is shaping grocery retail in South Africa - Part 2
#BizTrends2018: What is shaping grocery retail in South Africa - Part 2

In Part 1 of the Trade Intelligence Retail Trends 2018 report, we described how globally and locally, we are in the beginning stages of a game-changing revolution in how products are made and sold...

By Maryla Masojada 25 Jan 2018

Listeriosis outbreak shines a light on food safety in SA
Listeriosis outbreak shines a light on food safety in SA

The current spike in the incidences of listeriosis serves as a stark reminder of the importance of having the means to timely identify and act on food safety threats...

24 Jan 2018

Top five trends for convenience retail in 2018
Top five trends for convenience retail in 2018

According to Joe Boyle, director at FreshStop, these are the trends that will continue to strategically shape the future of convenience retailing...

19 Jan 2018

SA franchising sector retains global appeal
SA franchising sector retains global appeal

Despite 2017 being a tough year for business and consumers, South Africa has remained a desirable destination for global brands looking to expand...

17 Jan 2018

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Kevin Hedderwick resigns as nonexecutive director of Famous Brands

Kevin Hedderwick has resigned as a nonexecutive director of Famous Brands with immediate effect, the owner of Steers, Wimpy and other fast food franchises said in a statement...

17 Jan 2018

Plan B Dessertery opens in Joburg
Plan B Dessertery opens in Joburg

Plan B Dessertery, a KwaZulu-Natal brand introduced by the founders of Wakaberry, has opened its doors in The Zone @ Rosebank in Johannesburg...

15 Jan 2018

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NRD Capital acquires Mike's Kitchen restaurant chain

NRD Capital, a US-based private equity firm that specialises in franchise investments, has cemented its entry into the African market with its acquisition of Mike's Kitchen...

10 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

Franchising model breeds success for Col'Cacchio pizzerias
Franchising model breeds success for Col'Cacchio pizzerias

In 2013, Greg Mommsen left the IT industry to set up one of the first Col'Cacchio pizzeria franchises in Bryanston...

9 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Is franchising future-proof?
#BizTrends2018: Is franchising future-proof?

Modern-day franchising has been with us since the mid-1950s when it made its presence felt in the USA. Subsequently, expansion was swift and within a few short years, the concept had conquered the world.

By Tony Da Fonseca 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

#BizTrends2018: Coffee will continue to influence the world
#BizTrends2018: Coffee will continue to influence the world

Coffee helps millions of people worldwide to get out of bed in the morning. It's one of the world's most popular beverages, and one that has shaped society and industry...

By Jonathan Robinson 8 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: 'Free from' eating movement gains momentum
#BizTrends2018: 'Free from' eating movement gains momentum

Food trends in general will always cross the spectrum. There will be those that lean towards health, as this is a global mega trend that is not going away...

By Sam Linsell 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

Zimbabwe's Munch sees growth in food delivery space
Zimbabwe's Munch sees growth in food delivery space

Zimbabwean food delivery startup Munch has seen thousands of downloads of its app as it looks to simplify the process of ordering food from restaurants in Harare...

By Tom Jackson 27 Dec 2017

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