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Tetra Pak ramps up carton packaging customisation with digital printing
Tetra Pak ramps up carton packaging customisation with digital printing

Food processing and packaging company Tetra Pak is to become the first company in the food and beverage carton industry to offer full-colour digital printing on its carton packages...

2 days ago

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

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Distell launches new Libertas Vineyard and Estates wine company

Libertas Vineyards and Estates' managing director, Kay Nash said the move was a "significant shift" from Distell's previous approach where premium wines were managed as a division within the global company's multi-category portfolio.

15 Jan 2019

Gillette's 'We Believe' ad receives mixed feedback
Gillette's 'We Believe' ad receives mixed feedback

NEWSWATCH: Gillette has released a #MeToo-inspired ad called 'We Believe' that plays on its 30-year old tagline, 'Best a Man Can Get' to help put an end to 'toxic masculinity'...

15 Jan 2019

New rebranded Unframed Ice Cream store opens at the V&A
New rebranded Unframed Ice Cream store opens at the V&A

Cape Town ice cream company Unframed Ice Cream has revealed a new inviting retail space at the popular V&A Food Market at the Waterfront...

11 Jan 2019

Campbell's 6 defining food trends for 2019
Campbell's 6 defining food trends for 2019

Throughout the year, the chefs at Campbell Soup Company monitor the biggest food trends across the globe to compile Trendscape - a list of what and how you'll be eating in the coming year...

10 Jan 2019

Global food prices steady in December
Global food prices steady in December

Cereal prices have offset declining sugar and dairy quotations...

10 Jan 2019

Startups turn waste into opportunity
Startups turn waste into opportunity

Global food waste is a problem that weighs 1.3 billion tonnes a year. A third of all food produced never gets eaten; a fact that has launched a food rescue movement...

10 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: In praise of the pilchard; the delights of unfashionable fish
#BizTrends2019: In praise of the pilchard; the delights of unfashionable fish

Small, oily fishes - sardines, mackerel, mullet - lightly grilled and served drizzled with garlicky olive oil, fresh dill and lemon. Crusty bread is at hand to mop up the juices, and white wine to wash the fillets down...

By Georgia East 10 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: 5 trends stirring the liquor business
#BizTrends2019: 5 trends stirring the liquor business

There has been a seismic shift in consumer behaviour over the past few decades, and we're seeing it in the world of drinks too...

By Rowan Leibbrandt 9 Jan 2019

Dimitri Jansen, Pernod Ricard SA’s new marketing director. © .
Dimitri Jansen appointed Pernod Ricard SA's new marketing director

Pernod Ricard South Africa has appointed Dimitri Jansen to replace Charl Bassil as marketing director...

8 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Glou Glou's top 3 South African wine trends
#BizTrends2019: Glou Glou's top 3 South African wine trends

Online wine platform Glou Glou ('glug glug' in French) founders Kristen Duff and Gosia Young list their top SA wine trends for 2019...

By Kristen Duff and Gosia Young 8 Jan 2019

Organic, free-range, fairtrade or vegan: how ethical consumption got so selective
Organic, free-range, fairtrade or vegan: how ethical consumption got so selective

Are you an organic shopper? Into fairtrade? A greenhouse gas warrior? All about free-range and animal welfare?

By Michal Carrington 8 Jan 2019

Why microbeads are such a threat and why they're so hard to handle
Why microbeads are such a threat and why they're so hard to handle

Plastic is everywhere. It is used across a spectrum of applications from durable industrial equipment, household appliances to throw-away single-use items and even the clothes we wear...

By Henk Bouwman 8 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Traceability at item level across entire supply chains
#BizTrends2019: Traceability at item level across entire supply chains

A recent development has been implemented as a value chain solution stretching across five consecutive roles in the cotton and cotton products value chain, aiming to still link up the remaining three to four roles to complete the journey from cotton farmers to consumers of cotton-based garments and fashion...

By Dr Hennie Ras 7 Jan 2019

#BizTrends 2019: Agriculture: The future's uncertain, but our vision doesn't have to be
#BizTrends 2019: Agriculture: The future's uncertain, but our vision doesn't have to be

Stats SA's announcement of 2.2% GDP growth for Q3 of 2018 made SA's exit from the recession official. This time it was thanks to the secondary and tertiary sectors, which grew by 4,5% and 2,6% respectively...

By Konanani Liphadzi 7 Jan 2019

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Growing demand for avocado extract to improve sales in 2019

Along with the health benefits, edible oil consumption and application in food and beverage and cosmetics industries, are just a few of the important fillips responsible for the rising consumption of avocado oil...

4 Jan 2019

Plain packaging for tobacco: what other countries can learn from the UK's experience
Plain packaging for tobacco: what other countries can learn from the UK's experience

Bans on tobacco advertising, promotion, sponsorship and open display in shops in the UK encouraged tobacco companies to make the pack the hero. So they opposed plain packaging and claimed there was no evidence...

By Nathan Critchlow and Danielle Mitchell 4 Jan 2019

Top 10 food and bev trends for 2019
Top 10 food and bev trends for 2019

Innova Market Insights from Arnhem in the Netherlands, said targeting increasingly adventurous consumers set on new discoveries and experiences, will be key to developments in the food and beverage industry in 2019...

3 Jan 2019

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Glacéau smartwater launches in SA

Glacéau smartwater - America's leading water brand - is now available in South Africa...

2 Jan 2019

New expression of an ancient art
New expression of an ancient art

Debbie Hathway chats to SA brand ambassador Jessica Witzel about the nuances of the new Martell VSOP Red Barrel expression...

By Debbie Hathway 21 Dec 2018

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Unmeltable chocolate and bean-to-bar: A cocoa expert highlights 3 sweet trends

'Tis the season to eat chocolate. And for the chocolate industry, there's nothing sweeter, since this is the time of year when it enjoys a spike in sales and, at least for some, rising profits...

By Kristy Leissle 21 Dec 2018

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

What's your beef? How 'carbon labels' can steer us towards environmentally friendly food choices
What's your beef? How 'carbon labels' can steer us towards environmentally friendly food choices

What did you have for dinner last night? Might you have made a different choice if you had a simple way to compare the environmental impacts of different foods?

By Adrian R. Camilleri, Dalia Patino-Echeverri and Ri 20 Dec 2018

Environmental concerns drive sales of reusable water bottles
Environmental concerns drive sales of reusable water bottles

The market for reusable water bottles is expected to grow 3.1% year-on-year over 2017 to exceed $8,347 million by the end of 2018...

19 Dec 2018

Pernod Ricard bets on Africa with Jumia investment
Pernod Ricard bets on Africa with Jumia investment

Pernod Ricard, the owner of Beefeater gin, Absolut vodka and Jameson whiskey, is strengthening its partnership with African e-commerce player Jumia by buying an unspecified stake...

19 Dec 2018

Prada shelves 'blackface' figurines decried as racist
Prada shelves 'blackface' figurines decried as racist

Luxury fashion label Prada has been lambasted for selling monkey-like figurines with overly large red lips in a style reminiscent of racist caricatures of black people...

19 Dec 2018

Zimbabweans stock up in SA to beat inflation at home
Zimbabweans stock up in SA to beat inflation at home

As Christmas approaches, Zimbabweans in South Africa are preparing to send groceries to families battling inflation at home...

By Bernard Chiguvare 18 Dec 2018

#BestofBiz 2018: Retail
#BestofBiz 2018: Retail

Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Retail site over the past year below...

18 Dec 2018

#FreshOnTheShelf: New Bos tea, Oh My Goodness, Flora Vegan and Pocket Scotch
#FreshOnTheShelf: New Bos tea, Oh My Goodness, Flora Vegan and Pocket Scotch

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

By Lauren Hartzenberg 14 Dec 2018

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