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Sommet Education acquires majority stake of Invictus Education
Sommet Education acquires majority stake of Invictus EducationArticle

Swiss-based Sommet Education has announced its acquisition of a majority stake in Invictus Education, alongside Invictus' historical shareholders...

22 Apr 2021

Jumia Ghana launches food festival to support local restaurants
Jumia Ghana launches food festival to support local restaurantsArticle

Africa's e-commerce platform Jumia has announced the launch of its Food Festival Campaign. The campaign, which will run until 11 April 2021, is organised in partnership with local restaurants and supermarkets, as well as blue-chip international restaurant chains such as KFC, Pizza Inn and Burger King...

31 Mar 2021

S.Pellegrino launches Young Chef Academy Monitor report
S.Pellegrino launches Young Chef Academy Monitor reportArticle

The report is dedicated to the global young chefs community...

19 Mar 2021

S.Pellegrino launches Young Chef Academy
S.Pellegrino launches Young Chef AcademyArticle

The plan of education opportunities addressed to young chefs will be developed in collaboration with industry leaders from the global gastronomy community and a selection of partners...

8 Dec 2020

Covid-19 lockdown impacts significantly on beverage categories
Covid-19 lockdown impacts significantly on beverage categoriesArticle

The bottled water, energy drinks and sparkling soft drinks categories are three distinctively different categories, which have all suffered very different impacts as a result of the Covid-19 lockdown...

Dr Dana Braithwaite, Issued by BMi Research 26 Nov 2020

Uber Pass launches in South Africa
Uber Pass launches in South AfricaArticle

There is no doubt that the pandemic has made people even more price-sensitive and having to change their buying behaviour...

23 Nov 2020

Covid-19 lessons for SA's restaurant industry
Covid-19 lessons for SA's restaurant industryArticle

While many sectors have found reprieve in the easing of the national lockdown to alert level 1, which includes the reopening of borders to tourists, the South African restaurant industry is experiencing a slow recovery...

Rene Botha 13 Oct 2020

Young chefs invited to showcase their plant-based culinary skills
Young chefs invited to showcase their plant-based culinary skillsArticle

The South African Chefs Association and The Festive Vegan & Plant Powered Show are looking for the country's most talented young chefs and home cooks to take part in an upcoming culinary competition...

7 Oct 2020

A bleak outlook for packaging in 2020, new BMi Research report shows
A bleak outlook for packaging in 2020, new BMi Research report showsArticle

South Africa's packaging industry could decline by more than 9% in 2020 as a result of severely impaired disposable income following the national lockdown enforced as a response to the coronavirus...

Issued by BMi Research 11 Aug 2020

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FMCG and Covid-19: Sector set for considerable changeArticle

The market for FMCG faces considerable changes - impacted by demand for consumer packaged goods, changes in household spending, increase in e-commerce and frequency of shop visits...

13 May 2020

Global food commodity prices drop in April
Global food commodity prices drop in AprilArticle

FAO expects subdued usage to push up cereal stocks in 2019/20 and FAO's first forecast for wheat markets in 2020/21 points to continued growth in inventories...

7 May 2020

Lockdown ban on the sale of hot food faces backlash
Lockdown ban on the sale of hot food faces backlashArticle

Minister of Trade and Industry Ebrahim Patel said that retailers are not supposed to sell hot prepared foods, and that businesses were told this at the start of the national lockdown...

20 Apr 2020

Temperature checks and mobile clinic services for Shoprite Group employees
Temperature checks and mobile clinic services for Shoprite Group employeesArticle

The Shoprite Group has introduced daily temperature testing and rolled out mobile clinics for its employees to help ensure its stores remain safe during the Covid-19 pandemic...

6 Apr 2020

Looking ahead to 2020 - the year to explore uncharted markets
Looking ahead to 2020 - the year to explore uncharted marketsArticle

Competition has become increasingly fierce. In 2019, we saw the expansion of price wars and the battle to remain relevant. It has become clearer that the companies that will survive are those which over the years have invested in...

Xolile Sizani 22 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: The new normal, 5 plant-based food trends for 2020
#BizTrends2020: The new normal, 5 plant-based food trends for 2020Article

2019 was, by far, the biggest year the meat-alternative industry had ever seen. This is not surprising given the rapid growth of plant-based living and veganism...

Tammy Fry 7 Jan 2020

Africa is hell
Africa is hellArticle

False. What you think is what you get...

Ndeye Diagne, Issued by Kantar 8 Oct 2019

I Love Coffee empowers the hearing-impaired
I Love Coffee empowers the hearing-impairedArticle

Every September, Deaf Awareness Month aims to highlight hearing-impaired people, the challenges they face and the accomplishments they have achieved...

20 Sep 2019

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S.Pellegrino Young Chef semi-finalists signature dishes revealedArticle

Each young talent will compete in four categories, the winners of each going through to the international grand finale in May next year, to be held in Milan...

22 Aug 2019

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S.Pellegrino announces 2020 Africa and Middle East Young Chef candidatesArticle

Each young chef, seven of which are from South Africa, had their signature dish evaluated by culinary experts at the leading international educational and training centre for Italian cuisine, ALMA...

11 Jun 2019

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4 trends impacting point of purchase strategyArticle

One of our Shop members, Leon Nicholas, VP of retail insights and solutions at Westrock, explains the importance of POP and describe 4 big trends in the area of the retail environment...

Leo Van De Polder 3 May 2019

WWF SASSI, Fedhasa partner to promote sustainable hospitality practices
WWF SASSI, Fedhasa partner to promote sustainable hospitality practicesArticle

There has been a dramatic increase in the amount of fish and other marine creatures taken out of the seas in recent decades, and globally 93% of global fisheries are fully fished or overexploited...

2 Apr 2019

25 chefs challenged to cook with sustainable seafood
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In an effort to encourage the food industry to be more sustainable and creative in using seafood, the regional Federated Hospitality Association of Southern Africa (Fedhasa Cape), in partnership with the World Wide Fund for Nature's Southern African Sustainable Seafood Initiative (WWF-Sassi) challenged 25 chefs to a cook-off. The cook-off was held at the Cape Town Hotel School in Granger Bay.

1 Apr 2019

Meet the Maker: Pick n Pay to highlight local small suppliers on shelf
Meet the Maker: Pick n Pay to highlight local small suppliers on shelfArticle

Pick n Pay has launched a 'Meet the Maker' showcase, that will see the retailer allocate shop space to promote local South African products produced by small businesses, to customers.

11 Mar 2019

Barloworld announces new Group structure
Barloworld announces new Group structureArticle

On 27 February, Barloworld Group announced a strategic decision to merge their Automotive and Logistics Divisions, a move that will leverage the assets and capabilities of the two divisions...

Issued by Barloworld Logistics 7 Mar 2019

Jobs of the future - Surviving the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Jobs of the future - Surviving the Fourth Industrial RevolutionArticle

Any revolution or change is met with fear and trepidation. Not only is artificial intelligence and automation impacting our daily lives (and what we do to earn a living), but it is also transforming entire industries...

Issued by CareerJunction 7 Mar 2019

GiGi Rooftop to open at Gorgeous George, Cape Town
GiGi Rooftop to open at Gorgeous George, Cape TownArticle

Guy Bennett has teamed up with GiGi Rooftop at Gorgeous George as its new executive chef and looks forward to creating European-style cuisine with some unique flourishes for the GiGi menu...

4 Mar 2019

Lisa Ford to represent The Table Bay at national Jeunes Chef Rôtisseurs Competition
Lisa Ford to represent The Table Bay at national Jeunes Chef Rôtisseurs CompetitionArticle

Twenty-five-year-old chef de partie, Lisa Ford from Parow was recently put to the test against other young chefs from the Western Cape in the regional Jeunes Chef Rôtisseurs Competition, and, having trumped the competition, will represent The Table Bay in the national event...

7 Dec 2018

Real Foods appoints ex-CEOs Kevin Hedderwick and Antony Ball
Real Foods appoints ex-CEOs Kevin Hedderwick and Antony BallArticle

Former Famous Brands group chief executive Kevin Hedderwick has joined the Real Foods board as group strategic director, while former Brait CEO Antony Ball has joined the Real Foods board...

15 Oct 2018

2018 Distell Inter Hotel Challenge national winners announced
2018 Distell Inter Hotel Challenge national winners announcedArticle

After six months of hard work, lectures, product workshops and intense menu planning, the national winners of the sixth annual Distell Inter Hotel Challenge were announced at a gala awards event at the Belmond Mount Nelson in Cape Town...

13 Aug 2018

Food, travel and everything in-between: Cape Peninsula's Chef Hajie rises to her potential
Food, travel and everything in-between: Cape Peninsula's Chef Hajie rises to her potentialArticle

In celebration of #WomensMonth, Cape Peninsula's Chef Hajie takes some time away from the kitchen to talk about culinary art, food through to travel and fun in the kitchen and, most importantly, the many opportunities that exist for South African women in the food and hospitality industry...

13 Aug 2018

Co-founders Sitati Kituyi (left) and Dicky Hokie Junior.
Kenyan entrepreneurs create African-focused stock photo platformArticle

Kenya-based AfricanStockPhoto is a stock photography marketplace. Sitati Kituyi co-founder and CTO, talks about his entrepreneurial journey...

2 Aug 2018

Mr D Food reaches milestone of 1 million downloads
Mr D Food reaches milestone of 1 million downloadsArticle

Online food delivery service, Mr D Food, reached one million app downloads last week...

1 Aug 2018

Inaugural Willowton Group Infochef 2018 names Kayla Kuhlman as winner
Inaugural Willowton Group Infochef 2018 names Kayla Kuhlman as winnerArticle

The first-ever Willowton Group Infochef 2018 has named Kayla Kulman as its winner after she created innovative and exciting canapés at this year's event...

31 Jul 2018

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British Airways brings a real dining experience to SA air travelArticle

British Airways has launched a new restaurant-style dining experience on all of its flights between Cape Town and Johannesburg, and London...

30 Jul 2018

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

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

Sovereign Foods partners with Boomtown
Sovereign Foods partners with BoomtownArticle

Boomtown is working with Sovereign Foods across three brands under its Food Service Division on a B2B campaign and with the fresh and frozen Country Range for a B2C campaign...

Issued by Boomtown 19 Jun 2018

JHP Gourmet Guide awarded best in the world by Gourmand World Cookbook Awards
JHP Gourmet Guide awarded best in the world by Gourmand World Cookbook AwardsArticle

The guide is essential for travellers and food lovers and features signature recipes from South Africa's top chefs...

5 Jun 2018

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Food security training programme equips youth in hospitality, creates better-trained workforceArticle

"Our graduates are a living symbol of hope that we can bring for our people, by creating opportunities through training. This training programme proves just how much can be achieved when government, the private sector and communities work together to make our country a better place to live in..."

1 Jun 2018

SA Chefs training programme a positive for youth in hospitality
SA Chefs training programme a positive for youth in hospitalityArticle

"Youth employability is a priority for us as it not only builds the hospitality talent for the future, but it gives us the opportunity to invest in future leaders that will contribute to the South African economy..."

30 May 2018

The Table Bay Hotel puts its best forward for 2018 Distell Inter Hotel Challenge
The Table Bay Hotel puts its best forward for 2018 Distell Inter Hotel ChallengeArticle

The 2018 Distell Inter Hotel Challenge, recognised as a platform for highlighting talent and expertise of trainees, will see Sun International's The Table Bay in Cape Town take part in its multi-faceted industry challenge...

28 Mar 2018

From Hook to Cook: Bistro Sixteen82, Abalobi partners on first restaurant-supported fishery
From Hook to Cook: Bistro Sixteen82, Abalobi partners on first restaurant-supported fisheryArticle

The partnership between traditional fishers Abalobi, WWF-Southern African Sustainable Seafood Initiative and Bistro Sixteen82, provide fishing communities on the western and southern Cape coast with a better price for their fish and livelihood for their families...

20 Mar 2018

Impairments hit Famous Brands
Impairments hit Famous BrandsArticle

The share price of Famous Brands fell as much as 12% in early trade on Thursday after the food services franchisor warned investors that it would make impairments of between R241m and R322m in its financial results for the year to February.

9 Mar 2018

Chef Liam Tomlin
Care's celebrates ethical and sustainable food culture, awards young innovative chefsArticle

Care's is a globally attended event that has become synonymous with ethics and sustainability. The third annual event was attended by food luminaries who are all committed to cutting food waste through their own restaurants and projects....

13 Feb 2018

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Agriculture will be Africa's quiet revolution, says reportArticle

With a focus on SMEs and smallholder farmers creating the high productivity jobs and sustainable economic growth, the latest Africa Agriculture Status Report has indicated that agriculture will be Africa's quiet revolution...

17 Jan 2018

Lauren Russell Nkuranga.
Entrepreneur quits Nike job to start food business in RwandaArticle

When Lauren Russell Nkuranga arrived in Rwanda with the Nike Foundation in 2012, she had the clichéd western belief that Africa is predominantly a place of war, poverty and disease, and is desperate for foreign-funded charity...

Oluwabusayomi Sotundeon 30 Nov 2017

FEDHASA members put measures in place to make sure egg supply meets guest demand
FEDHASA members put measures in place to make sure egg supply meets guest demandArticle

According to FEDHASA, member establishments have put measures in place to ensure they are not affected by the egg shortage caused by the avian flu outbreak...

16 Nov 2017

Hendrik Jansen van Nieuwenhuizen
Chef Hennie Jansen van Nieuwenhuizen named winner of SAB2's ProefessioneelArticle

Hennie Jansen van Nieuwenhuizen has been awarded top honours in the SABC2 competition, Proefessioneel, defeating 19 other competitors, securing a position at Eight Restaurant at Spier...

20 Oct 2017

Amazon's appetite for disruption
Amazon's appetite for disruptionArticle

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...

Sylvain Charlebois 8 Sep 2017

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African agribusiness and smallholders must seize opportunities in potential $1 trillion food marketArticle

Africa's agricultural revolution requires an inclusive approach that links millions of small farms to agribusinesses, creating extended food supply chains and employment opportunities...

7 Sep 2017

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