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Will innovation bring the fizz back to SA's carbonated soft drinks industry?
Will innovation bring the fizz back to SA's carbonated soft drinks industry?Article

Insight Survey's latest South African Carbonated Soft Drinks Industry Landscape Report 2021 carefully uncovers the global and local carbonated soft drinks market (including the impact of Covid-19)...

Issued by Insight Survey 3 May 2021

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New research shows South Africa's levy on sugar-sweetened drinks is having an impactArticle

Three years ago South Africa introduced Africa's first major tax on sugar-sweetened beverages based on grams of sugar. The tax now stands at about 11% of the price per litre...

Karen Hofman 12 Apr 2021

Buy local 'Home Sweet Home' campaign launched in Gauteng
Buy local 'Home Sweet Home' campaign launched in GautengArticle

The SA Canegrowers' Association has announced the arrival of its 'Home Sweet Home' campaign in Gauteng. The campaign, launched in KwaZulu Natal last month, encourages South Africans to buy local sugar products in order to help safeguard the one million livelihoods the industry supports...

7 Jan 2021

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

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Sugar masterplan signing welcomed by industry stakeholdersArticle

The sustainability of the industry has been under threat over recent years due to a confluence of simultaneous factors including the weak protection against cheap imports, unprecedented droughts, plunging world sugar prices and a major drop in local demand for sugar...

20 Nov 2020

How South African food companies go about shaping public health policy in their favour
How South African food companies go about shaping public health policy in their favourArticle

Diet-related diseases are major public health problems in SA. But many in the food industry strongly oppose globally recommended policies that could address these issues...

Gary Sacks, Eric Crosbie and Melissa Mialon 30 Jul 2020

People exercising in Ellis Park in Johannesburg, South Africa. Dino Lloyd/Gallo Images via Getty Images
South Africans must be healthier for universal healthcare to succeedArticle

Achieving a healthy population isn't easy for any country - rich or poor. One of the approaches that's gained traction over the past two decades is preventative care through health promotion...

Jane Simmonds & Charles Parry 8 Jul 2020

Is SA's G&T lifestyle trend keeping the soft drinks market flowing?
Is SA's G&T lifestyle trend keeping the soft drinks market flowing?Article

Insight Survey's latest Carbonated Soft Drinks Industry Landscape Report 2020 carefully unfolds the carbonated soft drinks landscape in South Africa based on the latest information and research...

Issued by Insight Survey 2 Mar 2020

Pockets of CPG growth found amid squeezed consumer spending
Pockets of CPG growth found amid squeezed consumer spendingArticle

Like many business sectors in the country, the South African retail industry is battling the effects of stagnant GDP growth and constrained consumer spending...

Lauren Hartzenberg 3 Feb 2020

#EntrepreneurMonth: Shaking up soda with Pura Beverage Company's Greig Jansen
#EntrepreneurMonth: Shaking up soda with Pura Beverage Company's Greig JansenArticle

The soft drink category has long been dominated by large corporates, but nimble startups like Pura Beverage Company are taking them on...

Lauren Hartzenberg 1 Nov 2019

Corporations misused evidence to manipulate health policy. Shutterstock
How business misrepresented evidence: the South African sugar tax storyArticle

In a study on the political activities of the soft drinks industry in the lead up to South Africa introducing a sugar tax, we outlined the complex and systematic way in which big corporations and business associations misrepresented evidence to the country's National Treasury...

Gary Fooks, Gary Sacks, Graham Box & Simon Williams 1 Nov 2019

Agricultural diversification driving economic growth in KZN
Agricultural diversification driving economic growth in KZNArticle

The agricultural sector in KwaZulu-Natal is growing at around 12% per annum, compared to single digit growth in other provinces...

Dawie Maree 9 Oct 2019

RTD iced tea category declines
RTD iced tea category declinesArticle

A recent BMi Research report confirms that the RTD iced tea category recorded the second consecutive decline since 2017...

Issued by BMi Research 30 Sep 2019

Sugar tax leaves a bitter taste for the beverage sector
Sugar tax leaves a bitter taste for the beverage sectorArticle

The sharp increase in the average selling price of sugary drinks in South Africa is starting to be felt...

Marilyn Nel and Khathu Musingadi, Issued by BMi Research 27 May 2019

Increasing focus on environmental taxes in South Africa
Increasing focus on environmental taxes in South AfricaArticle

Climate change and global warming are issues that have long been debated. Predictions as far back as 1982 regarding increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide are proving true...

Jerome Brink 22 May 2019

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Unfair import competition and sugar tax likely to lead to job lossesArticle

The South African sugar industry has come under increased pressure from import competition and the effects of the Health Promotion Levy implemented in April 2018...

Gilberto Biacuana 25 Mar 2019

Sugar tax on the rise: The current global state of play
Sugar tax on the rise: The current global state of playArticle

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's announced in his Budget Speech that the Health Promotion Levy (HPL) - aka sugar tax - will be hiked from 2,1 cents to 2,21 cents per gram of sugar per 100ml...

Elly Irving 25 Feb 2019

#BudgetSpeech2019: Smokers, drinkers to feel the pinch following sin tax hikes
#BudgetSpeech2019: Smokers, drinkers to feel the pinch following sin tax hikesArticle

In Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's first Budget Speech since his appointment, he announced that sin taxes on alcohol and tobacco will rise...

21 Feb 2019

5 branding and packaging trends R&D managers need to know
5 branding and packaging trends R&D managers need to knowArticle

If 2018 was the year of limited-edition packaging and personalisation (think FIFA World Cup 2018), 2019 promises to be the year of retro designs and futuristic formulations...

20 Feb 2019

Is sugar tax really a health measure or a tax income stream?
Is sugar tax really a health measure or a tax income stream?Article

The initial consideration behind the sugary beverages levy (SBL) was as a deterrent to reduce lifestyle diseases such as diabetes and obesity, but it's potentially evolving into a money spinner for Sars...

18 Feb 2019

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

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

15 Feb 2019

Connected and engaged consumers driving change in food and beverage industry
Connected and engaged consumers driving change in food and beverage industryArticle

Increasingly connected and engaged consumers have become a key driving force for change in the food and beverage industry in SA, say stakeholders...

7 Feb 2019

Are South Africans really saying no to fizzy drinks?
Are South Africans really saying no to fizzy drinks?Article

Insight Survey's latest SA Carbonated Soft Drinks Industry Landscape Report 2019 carefully unfolds the global and local carbonated soft drinks markets based on the latest information and research...

Issued by Insight Survey 6 Feb 2019

Finance Minister, Tito Mboweni. Photo:IFP
What will the budget hold in store for us?Article

As always, the annual Budget Speech carries trepidation and optimism for taxpayers in equal quantities...

Nicci Botha 1 Feb 2019

#BizTrends2019: Trends moulding the plastic packaging industry
#BizTrends2019: Trends moulding the plastic packaging industryArticle

There's a major shake-up happening in the plastic manufacturing industry. And the change is happening remarkably quickly across the world for converters and brands alike...

David Drew 4 Jan 2019

#BestofBiz 2018: Healthcare
#BestofBiz 2018: HealthcareArticle

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

18 Dec 2018

SA's top retailers on improving access to fresh and healthy food
SA's top retailers on improving access to fresh and healthy foodArticle

In an environment where many households are food insecure and some face malnutrition, rural food hubs are a sustainable business model that can deliver affordable, nutritious food...

20 Nov 2018

Metal packaging market share shrinks, but collection rates grow
Metal packaging market share shrinks, but collection rates growArticle

The latest packaging report released earlier this year by local research house, BMi Research, has revealed that the collection rate of metals packaging in South Africa continues to grow year-on-year...

25 Oct 2018

Policies needed for food security and nutrition
Policies needed for food security and nutritionArticle

World Food Day provided a useful opportunity to reflect on the state of food and nutrition in South Africa. Unfortunately, there is much cause for alarm...

David Neves 22 Oct 2018

MTBPS: Tax, tax and more tax
MTBPS: Tax, tax and more taxArticle

There is bound to be a lot of interest in what the new finance minister, Tito Mboweni, has to say the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) iat the end of October...

Madelein Grobler & Jolandie Crauwcamp 17 Oct 2018

Sugar Industry Regulations gazetted
Sugar Industry Regulations gazettedArticle

Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry has welcomed the gazetting of the Sugar Industry Regulations...

15 Oct 2018

Photo: Western Cape Government
Thousands of us die from these illnesses each day. Will it ever end?Article

Recently, the United Nations held its first-ever high-level meeting]on TB...

Yogan Pillay 11 Oct 2018

Growth in soft drinks expected for sub-Saharan Africa
Growth in soft drinks expected for sub-Saharan AfricaArticle

Despite the challenges presented by changing consumer habits, sugar taxation and increasing public pressure for healthier beverage options on the shelf, the soft drinks industry remains extremely optimistic...

19 Sep 2018

Drop in SA consumer confidence squeezes spending
Drop in SA consumer confidence squeezes spendingArticle

South Africans are under financial pressure, as indicated by the latest consumer confidence data...

18 Sep 2018

Coca-Cola's swoop for Costa Coffee will cut its exposure to sugar and plastic bottles
Coca-Cola's swoop for Costa Coffee will cut its exposure to sugar and plastic bottlesArticle

Coca-Cola's £3.9 billion acquisition of Costa Coffee has made quite a ripple. Atlanta-based Coca-Cola is obviously best known for its soft drinks portfolio, found in supermarkets, kiosks, hotels, bars and restaurants around the world...

John W Walsh 11 Sep 2018

Flavoured milk volumes decline in 2017
Flavoured milk volumes decline in 2017Article

A report recently released by BMi Research confirmed that the flavoured milk category declined in volume in 2017...

Issued by BMi Research 4 Sep 2018

Is SA's tea industry 'everyone's cup of tea'?
Is SA's tea industry 'everyone's cup of tea'?Article

Insight Survey's latest SA Tea Industry Landscape Report 2018 discusses the global and local Tea markets based on the latest information and research...

Issued by Insight Survey 27 Aug 2018

SA consumers consolidate spend by shopping less across fewer categories
SA consumers consolidate spend by shopping less across fewer categoriesArticle

South African shoppers, beset by a storm of rising prices, are making fewer trips to grocery stores and have dropped an unprecedented three grocery categories from their shopping basket...

3 Aug 2018

Bottled water grows in volume and value in 2017
Bottled water grows in volume and value in 2017Article

South Africa's bottled water category continued to grow in both volume and value for 2017, according to a recent report released by BMi Research...

1 Aug 2018

Is the concentrates market 'hydrating' South African consumers?
Is the concentrates market 'hydrating' South African consumers?Article

Insight Survey's latest SA Concentrates Industry Landscape Report 2018 deliberates the global and local concentrates markets based on the latest information and research.

Issued by Insight Survey 9 Jul 2018

Are healthier lifestyles driving SA's fruit juice industry?
Are healthier lifestyles driving SA's fruit juice industry?Article

The fruit juice industry is currently in a relatively healthy state, both locally and globally, with many opportunities presenting themselves for manufacturers and producers despite the challenges within the industry...

Issued by Insight Survey 20 Jun 2018

Dilutables beverage category declines in volume in 2017
Dilutables beverage category declines in volume in 2017Article

The dilutables category showed a decline in volume in 2017 compared to 2016, according to a recent report from BMi Research...

21 May 2018

Reports show 2017 challenging year for flavoured alcoholic beverages, drinking yoghurt and mageu
Reports show 2017 challenging year for flavoured alcoholic beverages, drinking yoghurt and mageuArticle

Recent BMi Research reports confirmed that the flavoured alcoholic beverage category declined in volume during 2017, the mageu category volumes suffered a loss in 2017 and the drinking yoghurt category experienced both volume and value declining compared to 2016...

3 May 2018

Tertius Troost, tax consultant at Mazars
The not-so-sweet consequences of sugar taxArticle

South Africans may not be able to fully appreciate how far-reaching the so-called sugar tax, which Treasury introduced on 1 April 2018, really is...

2 May 2018

Dr Andre Kengne
Diabesity on the increase in young African womenArticle

Africa is a continent in transition. As more and more people embrace a Western way of life as opposed to more traditional customs...

2 May 2018

Government, Fedhasa address VAT increase concerns across SA hospitality industry
Government, Fedhasa address VAT increase concerns across SA hospitality industryArticle

Fedhasa has been involved in on-going engagements with the government to not only deal with the VAT issue but also the impact of the recently introduced Sugar Tax and rising inflation...

2 May 2018

Sugar tax is 'lite' in combatting obesity and diabetes
Sugar tax is 'lite' in combatting obesity and diabetesArticle

The sugar tax, to be enforced in South Africa from 1 April 2018, may help curb consumption slightly but there's more to be done...

26 Feb 2018

Lullu Krugel, chief economist at PwC
#BizFinFocus: PwC's economic take on what #Budget2018 will holdArticle

While there has been an upward revision in growth for the year - 1.5-1.8% for South Africa - with business confidence also increasing, the country is still not where it needs to be by a long shot...

Danette Breitenbach 20 Feb 2018

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