Cape Town welcomes first-ever pintxos bar
Cape Town welcomes first-ever pintxos bar

Sotano in Bree Street recently opened a pintxos bar serving elevated bar snacks for the after work crowd...

By Ruth Cooper 14 hours ago

Rooibos exports to Japan hit record high in 2018
Rooibos exports to Japan hit record high in 2018

More than 2,000 tonnes of rooibos was shipped to Japan in 2018 - the largest consignment since the South African indigenous tea was first introduced to the Japanese in the '80s...

13 Mar 2019

Poorer South Africans are bombarded with fast food. Shutterstock
Local solutions can boost healthier food choices in South Africa

The crisis in health triggered by cheap food that's high in fat and sugar is now well documented...

By Karen Hofman & Safura Abdool Karim 11 Mar 2019

Darling Brew opens in Woodstock
Darling Brew opens in Woodstock

Darling Brew's craft beers are now available in Cape Town. With more than beer tasting and food on offer, Darling Brew Woodstock will also showcase live music, open mic nights, brew classes and speed dating...

6 Mar 2019

Spur founder Allen Ambor retires
Spur founder Allen Ambor retires

Effective from 1 March, founder of Spur Corporation Allen Ambor has officially retired after more than 50 years of service at the food franchise business...

1 Mar 2019

Womxn in Food - FOOD XX: Honouring the game changers and supporting the startups
Womxn in Food - FOOD XX: Honouring the game changers and supporting the startups

The inaugural Womxn in Food - FOOD XX Awards and Symposium took place at Jetty 5 at the V&A Waterfront on the 12 February 2019...

By Ruth Cooper 26 Feb 2019

Championing local flavours in the South African market
Championing local flavours in the South African market

Ezelna Jones, group marketing executive at Burger King South Africa, explains what it takes to build a global brand in our local market...

Issued by Burger King 25 Feb 2019

The diversification of retail in Kenya
The diversification of retail in Kenya

Kenya's retail sector is diversifying with the entry of new players and international brands into the market. This is despite the retail sector growing at a "lethargic rate"...

22 Feb 2019

Will 2019 really be the year of the vegan?
Will 2019 really be the year of the vegan?

The Economist recently declared 2019 'The Year of the Vegan'. There can no longer be any doubt that veganism, and the embracing of a greater plant-based diet, is going mainstream...

By Tammy Fry 21 Feb 2019

Naughty and nice treat trends
Naughty and nice treat trends

Sometimes we all need a little "me time", a small treat to look forward to at the end of a long day or a hard week, or (what is set to be) a gruelling year...

By Bronwyn Williams 19 Feb 2019

Wolfgat crowned Best Restaurant of the Year at World Restaurant Awards
Wolfgat crowned Best Restaurant of the Year at World Restaurant Awards

#NEWSWATCH: Paternoster-based restaurant Wolfgat was named The Best Restaurant of the Year at the inaugural World Restaurant Awards, which was held in Paris on 18 February 2019...

19 Feb 2019

International push to improve food safety
International push to improve food safety

Greater international cooperation is needed to prevent unsafe food from causing ill health and hampering progress towards sustainable development...

18 Feb 2019

South Africans, say goodbye to Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins
South Africans, say goodbye to Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins

JSE-listed Grand Parade Investments is closing all Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins outlets in South Africa following poor performance...

15 Feb 2019

Clover Mama Afrika is honoured with the Diamond Arrow Award 2019
Clover Mama Afrika is honoured with the Diamond Arrow Award 2019

Clover's corporate social investment (CSI) project, Clover Mama Afrika, has been awarded the Diamond Arrow Award by the Performance Management Review (PMR)...

Issued by Clover 14 Feb 2019

Winners of the women in food FOOD XX Awards announced
Winners of the women in food FOOD XX Awards announced

In celebration of women in food, Studio H and Eat Out held the very first FOOD XX Symposium and Awards on 12 February 2019...

13 Feb 2019

5 businesses you'd be smart to start in 2019
5 businesses you'd be smart to start in 2019

These are the business opportunities set to grow exponentially in 2019, according to SA investor Manuel Koser...

12 Feb 2019

Yet another small business accuses Woolies of plagiarism
Yet another small business accuses Woolies of plagiarism

The owner of local beverage brand Superlatte claims that Woolworths copied the idea for her superfood drinks and started selling their own version at Woolworths Cafes...

11 Feb 2019

Coca-Cola responds to "vagina" can incident
Coca-Cola responds to "vagina" can incident

#NEWSWATCH: As a result of one of its cans with the XiTsonga word: "Xitombo" (vagina) printed on it having gone viral on social media last week, Coca-Cola has announced that it will be terminating its nationwide Share a Coke activation at the end of February...

8 Feb 2019

4th Bar Awards to celebrate SA's best cocktails and mixologists
4th Bar Awards to celebrate SA's best cocktails and mixologists

The fourth annual Bar (Bartending Accolades and Recognition) Awards will be held on 11 March 2019; additional activities such as masterclasses and cocktail offers will also be held ahead of the award ceremony...

7 Feb 2019

#BizTrends2019: The future of flavour innovation
#BizTrends2019: The future of flavour innovation

The global food and beverage space is bubbling over with creativity and innovation, with an eager audience of brave consumers with bold taste eager to sample the next big thing...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 31 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: 2019, a definitive year in FMCG
#BizTrends2019: 2019, a definitive year in FMCG

IRI's Marylee Townshend predicts 7 trends that will influence the future of FMCG...

By Marylee Townshend 29 Jan 2019

Uber Eats reveals most popular foods among South Africans
Uber Eats reveals most popular foods among South Africans

Uber Eats shares the most popular foods among its South African users for 2018, and the food trend it predicts for 2019.

29 Jan 2019

KFC commits to 100% recoverable or reusable plastic packaging by 2025
KFC commits to 100% recoverable or reusable plastic packaging by 2025

KFC, one of the world's largest quick service restaurant chains, has publicly committed to ensuring that all plastic-based, consumer-facing packaging across its global system will be recoverable or reusable by 2025...

25 Jan 2019

Fast-food chains use cute animal toys to market meat to children - new vegan ranges pose a dilemma
Fast-food chains use cute animal toys to market meat to children - new vegan ranges pose a dilemma

Being vegan appears to be all the rage in Britain. The news that McDonald's has launched a new plant-based "Happy Meal" for children based on a vegan "wrap" would seem to bear this idea out...

By Kate Stewart and Matthew Cole 24 Jan 2019

Why citrus essential oil sees growing demand in food, beverage sector
Why citrus essential oil sees growing demand in food, beverage sector

According to a study by Fact.MR, citrus essential oil sales increased by over 3,000 tonnes in 2018 over 2017.

24 Jan 2019

These self-driving robots deliver snacks on demand
These self-driving robots deliver snacks on demand

Hungry students at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California were recently introduced to Snackbot, the outdoor, self-driving robot delivering snacks and beverages from PepsiCo's portfolio of better-for-you brands...

24 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Key trends in wellness and ethical retail for 2019
#BizTrends2019: Key trends in wellness and ethical retail for 2019

The focus of innovation in the conscious consumption space is certainly not trend based. The environmental and health issues facing the planet are so pressing...

By Robyn Smith 24 Jan 2019

Heineken SA upskills 20 learners in their Packaging Learnership Programme
Heineken SA upskills 20 learners in their Packaging Learnership Programme

Through this SETA-accredited learnership, the students will attain an NQF level 3 packaging qualification upon graduation from the year-long programme...

Issued by Heineken South Africa 22 Jan 2019

10 female-run food businesses to champion in 2019
10 female-run food businesses to champion in 2019

From one-woman-shows to family businesses to major career U-turns, these are 10 of the food and drinks brands we're excited about right now...

By Studio H 22 Jan 2019

Faithful to Nature crowns SA's favourite eco-conscious brands
Faithful to Nature crowns SA's favourite eco-conscious brands

Faithful to Nature has revealed the winners of its inaugural Eco Awards, a competition introduced to highlight the brands committed to demonstrating and promoting conscious consumption...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 21 Jan 2019

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