BizTrends 2018


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Global bread and bakery consumption continues to experience modest growth
Global bread and bakery consumption continues to experience modest growth

The global bread and bakery product market displayed modest, but sustainable growth throughout the period under review, increasing from 122,000 tonnes in 2007 to 129,000 tonnes in 2016...

3 days ago

This 'Kitten Kollege' YouTube series is the cutest thing you'll watch today
This 'Kitten Kollege' YouTube series is the cutest thing you'll watch today

Okay, so I'm a bit of a mad cat lady. If you ever wanted me to pay attention to something, bury that information in a cat video and send it to me...

By Andy Walker 20 Apr 2018

The digital transformation of menu boards
The digital transformation of menu boards

Menu boards, which play a pivotal role in the consumer menu selection process in quick service restaurants (QSR), have evolved by leaps and bounds over the past 15 years...

20 Apr 2018

Kenya's Twiga Foods partners IBM for blockchain-based microfinancing
Kenya's Twiga Foods partners IBM for blockchain-based microfinancing

Kenyan agri-tech startup Twiga Foods has partnered IBM Research to extend access to microloans to 220 food stall retailers across Kenya using a blockchain-based financing system...

By Tom Jackson 19 Apr 2018

US poultry producers visit SA
US poultry producers visit SA

Members of the USA Poultry & Egg Export Council met local business and new importers during a visit to South Africa last month...

Issued by ITP Communications 17 Apr 2018

Natural, healthy dog treats to your door with Wolf and Women
Natural, healthy dog treats to your door with Wolf and Women

Wolf and Women is a South African subscription box service that specialises in natural, healthy treats for dogs. Biodegradable treat boxes are delivered to the customer's door containing 30 formulated one-a-day treats...

17 Apr 2018

Meet the Maker: Nicole Warden from CopperFox G&T
Meet the Maker: Nicole Warden from CopperFox G&T

The ready-to-drink CopperFox is distilled at the at Time Anchor Distillery, 100% natural and contains 13 African botanicals including Rose geranium, Sour Sea figs, Citrus, Fynbos and Honeybush...

By Samantha Snedorf 13 Apr 2018

Burger King counts on the best nose in town
Burger King counts on the best nose in town

Burger King recently enabled a special Whopper fan to find his way to the closest Burger King restaurant with the help of his guide dog with a one of a kind nose...

Issued by The Jupiter Drawing Room Cape Town 13 Apr 2018

Col'Cacchio Insta-readies its dining experience
Col'Cacchio Insta-readies its dining experience

Italian-inspired restaurant franchise Col'Cacchio has added an engaging element to their dining experience that would hold special appeal for their social media-savvy customers...

12 Apr 2018

Kenya's MoBar Delivery brings alcohol to your door
Kenya's MoBar Delivery brings alcohol to your door

Kenyan startup MoBar Delivery is connecting consumers with suppliers via couriers using a mobile app, streamlining and simplifying distribution of goods, starting with alcohol...

By Tom Jackson 12 Apr 2018

Impact of food safety compliance on growth of food and beverage business
Impact of food safety compliance on growth of food and beverage business

We have, of late, experienced an alarmingly high number of food safety-related incidents, both in South Africa and globally. Re-establishing trust in the food safety industry is more necessary than ever...

By Roy Kirby 11 Apr 2018

Curios and epicurean delights at the Bay Harbour Market in Hout Bay
Curios and epicurean delights at the Bay Harbour Market in Hout Bay

If you live in Cape Town and you haven't paid the Bay Harbour Market in Hout Bay a visit, you really should get going. If you're visiting the Mother City, I highly recommend you make the market one of your stops. This happy hubbub of food, craft and music makes for a great day out...

By Cari Coetzee 11 Apr 2018

Pizza Hut changes pizza boxes into reading boxes
Pizza Hut changes pizza boxes into reading boxes

Pizza Hut is changing simple pizza boxes into 'red reading boxes' in Africa as part of its global initiative to get more of Africa's children reading...

6 Apr 2018

The master distiller herself
Meet the Maker: Shanna-Rae Wilby

Gin blogger Samantha Snedorf from SamSamButDifferent recently launched a new feature called Meet the Maker. Her first maker is the prominent Johannesburg-based distiller, Shanna-Rae Wilby, who is the chief alchemist and co-owner of Time Anchor Distillery in Maboneng...

By Samantha Snedorf 4 Apr 2018

First phase of green mixed-use precinct Loftus Park now open
First phase of green mixed-use precinct Loftus Park now open

The first phase of Loftus Park in Pretoria - a dynamic, green mixed-use precinct being developed by Redefine Properties together with Abland - has been opened, introducing 34,000m² A-grade office space, a premium gym, open-air piazza with restaurants and convenience retail...

4 Apr 2018

Pizza Hut on track with ambitious African expansion
Pizza Hut on track with ambitious African expansion

Pizza Hut's African growth story continues as the restaurant chain celebrates the opening of its 100th store in sub-Saharan Africa in the historic Ghandi Square, Johannesburg...

26 Mar 2018

Ikea's "fast food of the future" includes worm balls, bug burgers and algae hot dogs
Ikea's "fast food of the future" includes worm balls, bug burgers and algae hot dogs

Space10 is Ikea's research hub and innovation lab, devoted to developing bold and sustainable new business models. The latest project to come out of the lab is a selection of five iconic fast food dishes...

By Rich Haridy 23 Mar 2018

Grand Parade's big name investments still not paying their way
Grand Parade's big name investments still not paying their way

Grand Parade has not managed to recoup its investment in the local rights for US chains Burger King, Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins yet.

By Robert Laing 22 Mar 2018

Chicken sales continue to rise as world demand grows
Chicken sales continue to rise as world demand grows

Demand for chicken meat is showing no signs of declining, as poultry overtakes red meat consumption in markets around the world - including the United States and South Africa...

Issued by USA Poultry & Egg Export Council 19 Mar 2018

Delish Sisters. Image supplied by Delish Sisters via Decorex.
Irresistible food offerings at this year's Decorex Durban

Samples of some of KwaZulu Natal's most irresistible food offerings will be available at the many gourmet food stations at Decorex Durban...

19 Mar 2018

Shoprite recalls Farmer's Deli red viennas
Shoprite recalls Farmer's Deli red viennas

Shoprite has announced that it has had to recall a batch of Farmer's Deli red viennas packed for the group from its perishable departments...

19 Mar 2018

Impairments hit Famous Brands
Impairments hit Famous Brands

The share price of Famous Brands fell as much as 12% in early trade on Thursday after the food services franchisor warned investors that it would make impairments of between R241m and R322m in its financial results for the year to February.

9 Mar 2018

Keyes Art Mile to launch artisanal food market
Keyes Art Mile to launch artisanal food market

Keyes Art Mile in Rosebank will be launching a new monthly artisanal food market. The Pantry Market at Keyes will take place one Saturday every month and will offer small-batch, artisanal products; from olive oil and honey to fresh produce, charcuterie, confectionery, sourdough bread, and cut flowers.

9 Mar 2018

Coca-Cola to launch its first alcoholic drink in Japan
Coca-Cola to launch its first alcoholic drink in Japan

Coca-Cola plans to launch its first ever alcoholic drink in Japan, in a surprising departure for a US company identified with cola and other non-alcoholic beverages.

8 Mar 2018

Homestyle cooking conveniently Frozen for You
Homestyle cooking conveniently Frozen for You

Karen Short, founder of established catering company By Word of Mouth, has developed a new range of convenient homestyle meals under the brand Frozen for You...

7 Mar 2018

Over 100 restaurants to participate in Restaurant Week SA
Over 100 restaurants to participate in Restaurant Week SA

Restaurant Week South Africa 2018 will be held from 19 April-6 May 2018. During Restaurant Week South Africa, diners will have the opportunity to explore the country's top restaurants at a set price.

6 Mar 2018

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FAWU to protest job losses in sugar and poultry industries

FAWU will be marching in Pretoria and Cape Town to protest the loss of jobs through illicit trade practices and inappropriate government policies to prevent these job losses...

5 Mar 2018

Jonathan Robinson
Fair trade at the core of Bean There's buying philosophy

Bean There Coffee, South Africa's first roaster of certified direct fair trade coffee, was launched on the back of the stock market crash in 2001, a 27,000-kilometre backpacking trip across two continents...

28 Feb 2018

New Coco Safar flagship store brings indulgent coffee bar and pâtisserie to Sea Point
New Coco Safar flagship store brings indulgent coffee bar and pâtisserie to Sea Point

With the abundance of juice cleanse diets, S.W.E.A.T 1000 and yoga classes, and not-so-humble fitspiration brag posts clogging up our diaries and social media timelines, it's sometimes deliciously rebellious to give a middle finger to #cleaneating and truly indulge.

By Ruth Cooper 28 Feb 2018

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