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Rising rice protein market benefits the pharmaceutical industry
Rising rice protein market benefits the pharmaceutical industry

The rice protein market has been positively impacted by the rising consumer awareness about the intake of nutrition-rich food ingredients. The FDA in the U.S. has already implemented several favourable regulations pertaining to a wide range of rice protein applications, which in turn has led toward its high acceptance among consumers in the rice protein market...

17 hours ago

Distell honours Madiba's legacy with commemorative product
Distell honours Madiba's legacy with commemorative product

The Distell Group is commemorating the 100-year legacy of former South African president, Nelson Mandela, by releasing a once-off, limited-edition gift pack...

Issued by August Collective 17 hours ago

CBC brewery’s 120m2 flat plate collector array. Source: Soltrain, 2016
Solar thermal: an opportunity for SA's food, beverage industries

In an era of uncertainty, when it comes to both power supply and pricing, renewable energy sources can provide certainty in both supply and costs...

By Louise Scholtz 18 hours ago

Meet the Maker: Pienaar and Son Distillery
Meet the Maker: Pienaar and Son Distillery

What do the erstwhile indie band- Ashtray Electric and my favourite juniper spirit have in common? Andre Pienaar of course!

By Samantha Snedorf 21 hours ago

Newly launched Food Franchise Forum to represent SA's vital food sector
Newly launched Food Franchise Forum to represent SA's vital food sector

The Franchise Association of South Africa (Fasa) has announced the establishment of a Food Franchise Forum representing the majority of the household names in the casual dining and quick service restaurants sector...

2 days ago

Meet the Maker: Love-Gin
Meet the Maker: Love-Gin

Sam Snedorf introduces mother and son duo, Sandra and Heinrich Swanepoel, who owns Love-Gin - a product that gets you to create your very own juniper spirits...

By Samantha Snedorf 13 Jul 2018

Gold Brands to offload Black Steer restaurant franchise
Gold Brands to offload Black Steer restaurant franchise

Fast food group Gold Brands plans to dispose of its Black Steer franchise business to Laudian Franchise Management One for R3.2 million...

12 Jul 2018

We must ensure new food retail technologies are pathways - not barriers - to better health
We must ensure new food retail technologies are pathways - not barriers - to better health

Imagine a world where smart pantries sense when you are running out of your favourite food and order more of it, without you lifting a finger. Where intelligent robots roam your grocery store, ever at your service...

By Kathryn Backholer 11 Jul 2018

Is the concentrates market 'hydrating' South African consumers?
Is the concentrates market 'hydrating' South African consumers?

Insight Survey's latest SA Concentrates Industry Landscape Report 2018 deliberates the global and local concentrates markets based on the latest information and research.

Issued by Insight Survey 9 Jul 2018

PIWOSA'S #LiquidArt to showcase at Cape Wine 2018
PIWOSA'S #LiquidArt to showcase at Cape Wine 2018

The Premium Independent Wineries of South Africa showcases #LiquidArt: a programme of innovative events during Cape Wine 2018 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre between 12 and 14 September...

4 Jul 2018

Meet the maker: Still 33
Meet the maker: Still 33

Still 33 is a craft distillery owned by Curtis and Brownyn Van Biljon who are honestly two of the nicest people I have met in a long time. A family-owned business based in Kyalami; I got to meet every single member of their clan as I sipped on a gin at 11am on a Sunday morning while discovering their story...

By Samantha Snedorf 29 Jun 2018

Ramaphoria glow not likely to last, Q1 retail report hints at downturn
Ramaphoria glow not likely to last, Q1 retail report hints at downturn

While "Ramaphoria" took the consumer confidence index from -8 in Q4 to +26 in Q1 2018, it appears the glow is not likely to last. This is according to Broll's recently released SA Retail Snapshot for Q1...

28 Jun 2018

Bonnievale Wines' The River Collection: fresh, fun and fabulous
Bonnievale Wines' The River Collection: fresh, fun and fabulous

We recently headed out of town to attend Bonnievale Wines' new premium wine range launch, dubbed The River Collection. A fitting name, seeing that the Breede River is the main, life-giving artery of this region...

By Ilse van den Berg 25 Jun 2018

MasterChef Australia judges to appear at Appetite Fest
MasterChef Australia judges to appear at Appetite Fest

The Appetite Fest will be held at Time Square's Sun Arena in Menlyn Maine, Tshwane from 18-19 August 2018...

22 Jun 2018

New system for liquor licence
New system for liquor licence

The newly developed online renewal Case Management System (CSM) will see ease the process of liquor licence applications and renewals, said the National Liquor Authority...

21 Jun 2018

Food delivery men say they're exploited
Food delivery men say they're exploited

Immigrants working for food delivery companies like Uber Eats, MrD Food, and OrderIn as independent contractors say they are exploited. Often they use their own motorbikes, pay their own insurance...

By Tariro Washinyira 20 Jun 2018

Growing appreciation for bourbon among SA whiskey drinkers
Growing appreciation for bourbon among SA whiskey drinkers

South Africa's growing numbers of Scotch whisky and Irish whiskey lovers are becoming increasingly appreciative of authentic American bourbon...

14 Jun 2018

Family restaurant chain Mike's Kitchen reopens in KwaZulu-Natal
Family restaurant chain Mike's Kitchen reopens in KwaZulu-Natal

Mike's Kitchen, one of the oldest South African restaurant chains, has marked its return to KwaZulu-Natal with the opening of its first store in Salt Rock this week...

14 Jun 2018

Khayelitsha-born gin brand awarded R100,000 'Gin Business Bursary'
Khayelitsha-born gin brand awarded R100,000 'Gin Business Bursary'

Luvuyo and Nodumo Jongile, the founders of South Africa's first black-owned gin brand Mayine Gin, have been named as the recipients of the country's first known gin bursary...

14 Jun 2018

Burger King achieves restaurant development target and job creation goals
Burger King achieves restaurant development target and job creation goals

Burger King SA opened its 80th corporate restaurant at the Kolonnade Retail Park in Tshwane on Friday, 8 June...

Issued by The Jupiter Drawing Room Cape Town 12 Jun 2018

Fasa Awards honour SA's leaders in franchising
Fasa Awards honour SA's leaders in franchising

The Franchise Association of South Africa's (Fasa) Awards for Excellence in Franchising held recently, saw health food brand Kauai walk off with multiple awards including the coveted title of Franchisor of the Year...

11 Jun 2018

Fed up with always being in the slow queue? That's why queues are being 'designed out'
Fed up with always being in the slow queue? That's why queues are being 'designed out'

Whether it is lining up to pay for your groceries or making a bank transaction, time costs money. As businesses become aware of the costs of waiting, they are looking at innovative ways to reduce these expenses by "designing out" queues...

By Gary Mortimer and Louise Grimmer 8 Jun 2018

The allure of community markets as social shopping hubs
The allure of community markets as social shopping hubs

Traditional retail has become one of the most competitive business landscapes, but one of the sectors that appear to continue attracting high numbers of visitors is the local community market...

8 Jun 2018

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Fresh produce markets an effective link between traders and farmers

Fresh produce markets have created employment and entrepreneurship opportunities for thousands of people from sales agents to street hawkers...

6 Jun 2018

Côte d'Ivoire gets its first taste of KFC
Côte d'Ivoire gets its first taste of KFC

KFC opened up its first restaurant in Côte d'Ivoire on 23 May, continuing the fried chicken brand's steady expansion across the African continent.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 6 Jun 2018

Meet the maker: Mark Taverner of Silver Creek Distillery
Meet the maker: Mark Taverner of Silver Creek Distillery

Silver Creek Distillery has been around since 2014. Mark Taverner started his journey with Shanna-Rae of Time Anchor Distillery as one of his mentors, as well as Lucy Beard from Hope on Hopkins. Even with these local influences, his alcohol has a unique twist to it...

By Samantha Snedorf 6 Jun 2018

#FairnessFirst: What you can learn from Starbucks' anti-bias diversity training
#FairnessFirst: What you can learn from Starbucks' anti-bias diversity training

Starbucks made the drastic move of shutting all 8,000 of its stores across the US on Tuesday afternoon for compulsory 'anti-bias' diversity training sessions. Here's what other brands can learn from this...

By Leigh Andrews 4 Jun 2018

FreshStop Fort Gale in Mthatha selected as International Convenience Retailer of the Year finalist
FreshStop Fort Gale in Mthatha selected as International Convenience Retailer of the Year finalist

A FreshStop store in Mthatha has made the list of finalists for the 2018 International Convenience Retailer of the Year Awards...

1 Jun 2018

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What is driving the rise in global tea consumption and production?

Tea consumption has grown particularly rapidly in China, India and other emerging economies, driven by a combination of higher incomes and efforts to diversify production to include speciality items such as herbal teas, fruit fusions and flavoured gourmet teas...

30 May 2018

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