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#Covid19: Mitigating the impact on global food trade

Millions of people around the world depend on international trade for their food security and livelihoods. As countries move to enact measures aiming to halt the accelerating Covid-19 pandemic, care must be taken to minimise potential impacts on the food supply or unintended consequences on global trade and food security...

1 Apr 2020

GLOBAL

FMCG brands better placed to weather Covid-19 storm - Global Advertising Trends report

According to the latest Global Advertising Trends report which focuses on FMCG and Covid-19, FMCG brands are better placed to weather the storm than other sectors...

30 Mar 2020

GLOBAL

Global food prices drop amid coronavirus outbreak

The Food and Agriculture Organisation's latest food price index has reflected a decline in global food prices in February for the first time in four months - averaging at 180.5 points, down by 1.0% from January but still 8.1% higher than a year earlier...

10 Mar 2020

GLOBAL

'Bee-washing' hurts bees and misleads consumers

'Bee-washing,' marketing claims that purport to help bees, can diminish the important distinction between a honey bee and native bee...

By Lila Westreich 24 Feb 2020

SOUTH AFRICA

L'Oréal's new skin diagnostic tool is powered by AI

French beauty giant L'Oréal has launched a digital skin diagnostic based on people's selfies...

21 Feb 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

All-you-can-eat food packaging could soon be on the menu

Within a year, single-use plastics and excess packaging have become Public Enemy No. 1...

By Sylvain Charlebois 16 Jan 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

AB InBev dips toe into cannabis drinks business with $100m joint venture deal

SAB owner Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) has entered into a partnership with Canadian cannabis producer Tilray that will see the companies focus on research into the cannabis-infused, non-alcoholic drinks market...

21 Dec 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Grocers: Get ready to join the blockchain party

In the wake of this year's large E. coli outbreak, Walmart notified its leafy green suppliers that they must be using blockchain technology to trace their products before the end of 2019...

By Sylvain Charlebois 22 Oct 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

How to show consumers the benefits of genetically modified foods

Genetically modified (GM) foods for human consumption have long been a subject of intense public debate, as well as academic research...

By David Di Zhang and Grant Alexander Wilson 8 Aug 2018

CANADA

Shrinkflation: When less is not more at the grocery store

Most consumers are concerned about the cost of food. We constantly look for bargains and the food industry knows it...

By Sylvain Charlebois 30 May 2018

GLOBAL

Why the e-cigarette industry needs global regulations

The e-cigarette industry has been increasingly viewed as one of the most disruptive changes in the tobacco market, with vapes now commonly perceived as an alternative to traditional tobacco products...

By Tanusree Jain 8 Mar 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

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

NORTH AMERICA

Amazon's appetite for disruption

Amazon is not wasting time in its acquisition of Whole Foods. Speed of execution, after all, is at the essence of the tech giant's business model...

By Sylvain Charlebois 8 Sep 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

AGT Foods CEO scoops EY World Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 title

President and CEO of AGT Foods, Murad Al-Khatib, was picked from 59 individuals representing 49 countries and named EY World Entrepreneur of the Year 2017...

20 Jun 2017

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