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Nestlé becomes first FMCG company to join Polyco
Nestlé becomes first FMCG company to join PolycoArticle

Nestlé is the first food manufacturer and brand owner to join the Polyolefin Responsibility Organisation, a not-for-profit industry body focused on reducing the amount of used polyolefin plastic packaging waste...

20 Apr 2021

Record triumph for Woolworths Mature Gouda at SA Dairy Awards
Record triumph for Woolworths Mature Gouda at SA Dairy AwardsArticle

Lactalis South Africa's 10-months Mature Gouda, made especially for Woolworths, was once again crowned the South African Dairy Product of the Year...

29 Mar 2021

RCL in joint venture to scale plant-based food market in Africa
RCL in joint venture to scale plant-based food market in AfricaArticle

RCL Foods and US plant-based food collective Livekindly Collective have established a local plant-based joint venture, Livekindly Collective Africa...

18 Mar 2021

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Nestlé Hatcher platform invites collaboration with African innovatorsArticle

Best-in-class innovators are presented with an opportunity to be future Nestlé suppliers...

15 Mar 2021

Food safety in the retail butchery: SA has strong systems in place
Food safety in the retail butchery: SA has strong systems in placeArticle

Retail stores generally are high-traffic areas and with the outbreak of Covid-19 for retailers and food producers, food safety remains a concern...

26 Feb 2021

SA venture to benefit from new Mondelez impact investing platform
SA venture to benefit from new Mondelez impact investing platformArticle

Inmed Aquaponics Social Enterprise is among the first to receive capital through Mondelez International's new impact investing platform Sustainable Futures...

25 Feb 2021

Bos Brands strengthens D2C focus as e-commerce hots up
Bos Brands strengthens D2C focus as e-commerce hots upArticle

Bos Brands is ramping up its direct-to-consumer offering with the launch of a subscription service. This follows a revamp of the company's online store last year...

Lauren Hartzenberg 16 Feb 2021

#Newsmaker: Meet McCain SA's new MD Unathi Mhlatyana
#Newsmaker: Meet McCain SA's new MD Unathi MhlatyanaArticle

Mhlatyana brings with him over 20 years of experience in the FMCG industry and a thorough understanding of the value chain from farm to fork...

Lauren Hartzenberg 9 Feb 2021

Unilever trials 'nano factory' in portable shipping container
Unilever trials 'nano factory' in portable shipping containerArticle

The prototype is a fully-functioning, mini production line that houses everything needed to produce a batch, from the point where raw materials go in at one end to where finished products come out at the other...

21 Jan 2021

Labour department acts against Queenstown factory where worker's hand was severed
Labour department acts against Queenstown factory where worker's hand was severedArticle

The Department of Employment and Labour has taken action against Queenstown food company Truda Foods where a worker's hand was severed by a machine last week...

Joseph Chirume 20 Jan 2021

PepsiCo aims for net-zero emissions by 2040
PepsiCo aims for net-zero emissions by 2040Article

PepsiCo plans to more than double its science-based climate goal, targeting a reduction of absolute greenhouse gas emissions across its value chain by more than 40% by 2030...

18 Jan 2021

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Beefmaster Group pumps R30m into Kimberley plant upgradesArticle

The upgrades will enable the company to scale up production and create approximately 30 new jobs...

27 Nov 2020

Truda Foods asks court for permanent interdict against suspended workers
Truda Foods asks court for permanent interdict against suspended workersArticle

The company refuses to recognise a union and a community group as worker representatives...

Joseph Chirume 9 Nov 2020

Tiger Brands concludes sale of meat processing businesses
Tiger Brands concludes sale of meat processing businessesArticle

Tiger Brands has concluded the sale of its value-added meat processing businesses to Silver Blade Abattoir, a wholly-owned subsidiary of poultry group Country Bird...

30 Oct 2020

Nestlé rolls out RE Sustainability initiative in South Africa
Nestlé rolls out RE Sustainability initiative in South AfricaArticle

Nestlé has launched its RE sustainability initiative in South Africa aimed at reinforcing all its sustainability initiatives, strategies and resources to help mitigate sustainability challenges...

29 Oct 2020

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South African Food Loss and Waste Voluntary Agreement launchesArticle

The CGCSA has launched the South African Food Loss and Waste Voluntary Agreement, which commits food manufacturers and retailers to reducing food waste...

29 Sep 2020

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RCL Foods joins global food waste and loss initiative 10x20x30Article

RCL Foods has joined Pick n Pay in the international '10x20x30' initiative, which focuses on rooting out food waste...

28 Sep 2020

Covid-19 has hit SMEs in SA's food sector hard. What can be done to help them
Covid-19 has hit SMEs in SA's food sector hard. What can be done to help themArticle

Covid-19 has prompted widespread discussion of the resilience of food systems and how efficiency and competitiveness have been previously understood...

Andrew Bowman and Reena das Nair 1 Sep 2020

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Food giants appointing teams to focus on plant-based productsArticle

Food giants muscle in on booming alternative protein market, with dedicated teams to develop and sell plant-based alternatives to meat and dairy...

30 Jul 2020

Franchises work to weather fallout of Covid-19
Franchises work to weather fallout of Covid-19Article

Fasa reports that many of its members are re-strategising and reshaping their businesses to incorporate smaller stores, 'dark kitchens' and online trading...

20 Jul 2020

Dean Kowarski, CEO of Real Foods Group
Real Foods expands Kauai, launches Free Bird and acquires Uber NutritionArticle

Real Foods Group, which lists Kauai, Nü Health Food Café and other food brands in its portfolio, has diversified during lockdown...

1 Jul 2020

Mondelez International announces senior appointments in sub-Saharan Africa
Mondelez International announces senior appointments in sub-Saharan AfricaArticle

Mondelez International is bolstering its regional leadership by appointing a new president of sub-Saharan Africa and managing director in SA...

23 Jun 2020

Robots are critical for South Africa
Robots are critical for South AfricaArticle

In South Africa, manufacturers experience significant challenges. From the stuttering economy to the lack of skills development, there are obstacles that prevent industries from pushing forward into a new era...

11 Jun 2020

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The impact of Covid-19 on food security in AfricaArticle

Supply chains, food and nutrition security, as well as current and future production functions, have been negatively impacted by a host of factors related to the Covid-19 crisis...

Professor Njuguna S. Ndung'u 11 Jun 2020

TES can add needed flexibility to staffing demand post-lockdown
TES can add needed flexibility to staffing demand post-lockdownArticle

When South Africa entered full lockdown, many industries were forced to shut their doors. Yet rather than remain closed, these industries adapted their offerings. We saw clothing manufacturers turn to the manufacture of personal protective equipment, and alcohol producers branch out into cleaning products and sanitizers...

Jeandie Leone 22 May 2020

Sprout by Source Food, a new F&B business incubator launches
Sprout by Source Food, a new F&B business incubator launchesArticle

Source Food has launched an incubator designed to offer individuals and businesses in the food and beverage industry the knowledge, skills and resources to take their product to market...

11 May 2020

Video series educates essential FMCG workers on Covid-19 safety
Video series educates essential FMCG workers on Covid-19 safetyArticle

The animated videos provide essential workers in manufacturing, retail and supply chain industries with information on Covid-19...

6 May 2020

#ConsciousCapitalism - the new imperative for food and beverage manufacturers
#ConsciousCapitalism - the new imperative for food and beverage manufacturersArticle

To feed the world in a new era of awareness and to sustain their own future, manufacturers need to change their mindsets...

Roy Henderson 28 Apr 2020

Covid-19: Pumping the brakes on FMCG
Covid-19: Pumping the brakes on FMCGArticle

A labour force that is at high risk of contracting Covid-19 has a major impact on the food supply chain...

Serena Ho 22 Apr 2020

Tiger Brands shuts Durban bakery following Covid-19 infections
Tiger Brands shuts Durban bakery following Covid-19 infectionsArticle

Tiger Brands will temporarily close its Durban Albany bakery as a precautionary measure after some staff members tested positive for Covid-19...

16 Apr 2020

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Diversifying supply chains post-Covid-19Article

Volume, variety and type of suppliers will increase to offset growing risk and price dominance...

8 Apr 2020

SA's Rhodes Foods Group to supply Walmart stores
SA's Rhodes Foods Group to supply Walmart storesArticle

Rhodes Food Group has landed an export deal with Walmart US to supply its stores with an initial order of three canned pear variations...

18 Mar 2020

On its 100th birthday, Jungle Oats opens R208m mill in Cape Town
On its 100th birthday, Jungle Oats opens R208m mill in Cape TownArticle

Jungle Oats celebrates its 100th birthday this year, and the iconic brand has just revealed a new mill in Cape Town and a refreshed communication strategy...

Lauren Hartzenberg 25 Feb 2020

City Lodge Hotel Group commits to cage-free eggs by 2025
City Lodge Hotel Group commits to cage-free eggs by 2025Article

A City Lodge Hotel Group (CLHG) breakfast will soon have a feel-good as well as a taste-good component as the group announces its commitment to transitioning to 100% cage-free eggs throughout its operations by 2025...

Issued by City Lodge Hotel 31 Jan 2020

Tiger Brands boosts smallholder farmers
Tiger Brands boosts smallholder farmersArticle

Tiger Brands has launched its enterprise supplier development fund to support smallholder farmers, processors and distributors in the food-processing value chain.

Ursula Human 3 Jan 2020

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Process manufacturing in 2020: Sustainability and servitisationArticle

Everybody wants sustainable products, and retailers are putting pressure on manufacturers to deliver goods that satisfy consumers' new preference for green and clean options...

Colin Elkins 19 Dec 2019

Is your business management system working?
Is your business management system working?Article

When you have invested time and money into technology to run your business better and it doesn't have the positive effect you were counting on...

4 Dec 2019

New regulations take aim at listeriosis
New regulations take aim at listeriosisArticle

The threat of listeriosis hasn't subsided since the 2017/2018 outbreak. In fact, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases confirmed in October 2019 that 87 laboratory-confirmed listeriosis cases had been reported in the year since then...

4 Nov 2019

How food manufacturers can ensure waste products are disposed of responsibly
How food manufacturers can ensure waste products are disposed of responsiblyArticle

The 2018 listeriosis outbreak in South Africa highlighted the importance of food safety in the production value chain. Since then, the government has cracked down on failures in hygiene...

31 Oct 2019

Exploring potential of graphene in F&B manufacturing
Exploring potential of graphene in F&B manufacturingArticle

Tetra Pak has joined the European Commission Graphene Flagship project as the exclusive representative from the packaging industry to explore possible future applications of graphene...

29 Oct 2019

#IRIGrowthSummit: Invest in the tech of tomorrow to thrive in FMCG
#IRIGrowthSummit: Invest in the tech of tomorrow to thrive in FMCGArticle

At the IRI International Growth Summit held in London this week, Andrew Appel discussed his views on data and technology as the next enablers of competitive advantage in a rapidly changing FMCG environment...

11 Jul 2019

How to ensure batch traceability in your food process
How to ensure batch traceability in your food processArticle

The ability of food manufacturers to recall contaminated food products was publicly tested last year during the Listeriosis outbreak. In addition to processed meat products, frozen corn and eggs were also whipped off shelves...

Deirdre Fryer 3 May 2019

Shopping trends mean blocking the big Sainsbury's-Asda merger may not protect customers
Shopping trends mean blocking the big Sainsbury's-Asda merger may not protect customersArticle

The proposed merger of supermarkets Sainsbury's and Asda is now off the table as the regulator has ruled against it, saying it would lead to higher prices for consumers...

Yasemin Kor 29 Apr 2019

Campbell sells fresh food producer Bolthouse Farms for $510m
Campbell sells fresh food producer Bolthouse Farms for $510mArticle

Campbell Soup Company will sell Bolthouse Farms to an affiliate of private equity firm Butterfly Equity, for $510 million...

16 Apr 2019

R400m food manufacturing plant launches in Gauteng
R400m food manufacturing plant launches in GautengArticle

The doors have officially opened to a new 22,700m² food production facility belonging to In2food, in the OR Tambo Special Economic Zone in Johannesburg...

10 Apr 2019

Danone unveils €240m sustainable baby food plant in the Netherlands
Danone unveils €240m sustainable baby food plant in the NetherlandsArticle

Danone has opened a new Nutricia production facility in the Netherlands, to meet growing, global demand for specialised infant formula...

27 Mar 2019

What SA dietitians say about the planetary health diet
What SA dietitians say about the planetary health dietArticle

For the first time in human history there is a proposal on the table that all the world's people follow the same diet...

Issued by Association for Dietetics in South Africa 19 Mar 2019

Clover receives R4.8bn buyout offer from Milco consortium
Clover receives R4.8bn buyout offer from Milco consortiumArticle

Clover has received a buyout offer from the newly-formed consortium called Milco, which has plans to delist the dairy business from the JSE and expand it across sub-Saharan Africa...

4 Feb 2019

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

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

Marylee Townshend 29 Jan 2019

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