keyboard_arrow_upUgandan refugee saves lives with recycled soap
keyboard_arrow_downUgandan refugee saves lives with recycled soap

Renowned Ugandan refugee turned entrepreneur, human rights activist and CNN Hero, Dr. Derreck Kayongo, will be returning to Africa this year to share his inspiring story and recipe for success at the annual SAPICS Conference in Cape Town. Organisers of Africa’s leading event for supply chain professionals have announced they are delighted to have confirmed […]

keyboard_arrow_upKing of snacks celebrates Mapha giant thank you card
keyboard_arrow_downKing of snacks celebrates Mapha giant thank you card

Simba – South Africa’s King of snacks – celebrated their 2018 #Mapha (meaning to share) Back to School competition by sharing the importance and impact of education in our country. Simba sought to honour the thousands of South African’s who have sacrificed their own dreams, hopes and ambitions and given up time or money for […]

keyboard_arrow_upLogopak to present modular print and apply systems for food industry
keyboard_arrow_downLogopak to present modular print and apply systems for food industry

Logopak offers a variety of high-performance labelling systems to meet the demands of the food industry. At Anuga FoodTec (Cologne, Germany, 20-23 March 2018, hall 8.1, stand 58) the manufacturer will introduce its latest print and apply solutions for efficient labelling of a wide range of packaging types. Highlights include a new multi-format system for […]

keyboard_arrow_up2018 could be the year of the Concorde grape
keyboard_arrow_down2018 could be the year of the Concorde grape

Welch’s Global Ingredients Group has welcomed the news that ‘mindful choices’ is set to be 2018’s top food and beverage trend – and says it believes this could be the Year of the Concord Grape as a result. Research company, Innova Market Insights has picked mindful choices as its #1 trend for 2018, predicting that […]

keyboard_arrow_upCol’Cacchio continues to stay ahead of food trends
keyboard_arrow_downCol’Cacchio continues to stay ahead of food trends

Col’Cacchio, the popular Italian-inspired franchise known for its gourmet thin-base wood-fired pizzas, hearty pasta and crisp fresh salads, continues to lead the way in food innovation, constantly introducing new menu items that cater for changing dietary requirements. Co-founder Kinga Baranowska is behind the menu development at Col’cacchio, and says that their focus on fresh ingredients […]

keyboard_arrow_upAgriculture shines at exhibition awards
keyboard_arrow_downAgriculture shines at exhibition awards

A win for agriculture, states non-profit agricultural society Agri-Expo about their exceptional achievement at this year’s ROAR exhibition industry awards. The popular South African Cheese Festival as well as Agri-Expo Livestock were both honoured with prestigious awards, respectively for Best Consumer Exhibition and Best Trade and Consumer Exhibition (both in the category for over 12 […]

keyboard_arrow_upHow Africa is dealing with the environmental impact of packaging
keyboard_arrow_downHow Africa is dealing with the environmental impact of packaging

Africa has one of the most diverse food and cuisine markets on the planet, with the industry projected to reach $1 trillion by 2030. However, with the increase in diversity and interest in food across the continent, many countries are beginning to experience the impact and fallout of such a booming industry. Here Polly Duffee, […]

keyboard_arrow_upEntries are now open for the 2018 New Product Competition
keyboard_arrow_downEntries are now open for the 2018 New Product Competition

Entries are now open for the 2018 Food Review/Symrise New Product Competition (NPC). Entry forms are now available here. If you believe your product is ground-breaking, then you can’t afford not to parade it amongst its peers in this year’s NPC. The deadline for entries is 8 June 2018.

keyboard_arrow_upPetition for bottling companies to reveal water sources and plans in Cape Town
keyboard_arrow_downPetition for bottling companies to reveal water sources and plans in Cape Town

SodaStream South Africa joins call to action urging Coca-Cola to develop a plan to ensure Cape Town residents have access to water. This follows a petition released by Avaaz, a global web movement that brings people-powered politics to decision-making everywhere.

keyboard_arrow_upNPC inspires the future of food
keyboard_arrow_downNPC inspires the future of food

The Venue in Sandton, Gauteng, offered a glittering backdrop to a night of innovation during the 2017 Food Review/Symrise New Products awards evening. The event showcased a total of 39 entries and was a great opportunity to see what our industry has to offer. This year, the call for reduced sugar, clean labels and innovative […]

keyboard_arrow_upMeet the NPC 2017 winners!
keyboard_arrow_downMeet the NPC 2017 winners!

The Venue in Sandton, Gauteng, offered a glittering backdrop to a night of celebrating innovation during the 2017 Food Review/Symrise New Products awards evening. The event showcased a total of 36 entries and was a great opportunity to see what our industry has to offer. This year, the call for reduced sugar, clean labels and […]

keyboard_arrow_upBigger bottle, less sugar
keyboard_arrow_downBigger bottle, less sugar

Oros is a nostalgic brand boasting a rich heritage of 115 years in the market. It continues to play a key role in South Africa as a brand that is truly multi-generational. The growing trend for on-the-go convenience, coupled to calling the heed for reduced sugar products has resulted in a convenient 500ml pack size […]

keyboard_arrow_upGMPF brings out the sweet side of braaing
keyboard_arrow_downGMPF brings out the sweet side of braaing

What’s a good old South African braai without a sweet something to end the meal? GMPF has combined two local passions – braaing and chocolate – to create a decadent dessert that is ready in five minutes. This is the latest entrant in the Food Review/ Symrise New Product Competition.

keyboard_arrow_upMade for Africa
keyboard_arrow_downMade for Africa

The Woza product line up of cooldrinks is uncompromising in its ingredients, flavour and style.

keyboard_arrow_upStart the day happy with Thrive
keyboard_arrow_downStart the day happy with Thrive

Finding a quick, easy breakfast that not only tastes good, but is good for you too, can feel like hitting the nutritional jackpot. Well now you can with Thrive- a brand new high-protein multigrain cereal from Premier FMCG that's formulated to not only make breakfast a breeze, but also promote happy, strong, active bodies throughout the day.

keyboard_arrow_upFamous on café menus and now so easy to make at home
keyboard_arrow_downFamous on café menus and now so easy to make at home

red espresso, the innovators behind South Africa’s much-loved rooibos red cappuccino, is set to shake up the premium gourmet beverage market with the launch of their new instant red cappuccino.

keyboard_arrow_upWoolies launches no sugar cookies and rusks
keyboard_arrow_downWoolies launches no sugar cookies and rusks

Considering the no sugar buzz going around, Woolworths found an opportunity to introduce cookies made with absolutely no sugar. Products are sweetened only by the inclusion of fruit pieces and pairing ingredients that enhances flavour delivery i.e. chocolate and orange.

keyboard_arrow_upDarling Brew Godfather bottled in 330ml for autumn and winter seasons.
keyboard_arrow_downDarling Brew Godfather bottled in 330ml for autumn and winter seasons.

Darling Brew’s Godfather Rye IPA was first launched especially for Clarens Beer Festival in February 2017, where attending breweries were all asked to create a new festival brew.

keyboard_arrow_upGrowth in leaps and bounds
keyboard_arrow_downGrowth in leaps and bounds

A number of representatives of the Global Plastics Alliance (GPA) gathered in Penang, Malaysia from 13 to 15 December 2017 as guests of the Malaysian Plastic Manufacturers Association. The congregation was met with a view on how to accelerate and advance The Declaration of the Global Plastics Associations for Solutions on Marine Litter, which is […]

keyboard_arrow_upCraft beer makes headway in France
keyboard_arrow_downCraft beer makes headway in France

A recent Euromonitor report indicates that craft beer was the most dynamic category in France in 2016. This is set to continue as French consumers increasingly seek a wider selection of beers from around the world.

keyboard_arrow_upCollaboration aids promotion of wines
keyboard_arrow_downCollaboration aids promotion of wines

Along with its beauty, culture and charm, Stellenbosch is best known for its wines and has long been promoting itself as a premium wine growing area, especially for Cabernet.

keyboard_arrow_upNovus Holdings acquires ITB Manufacturing
keyboard_arrow_downNovus Holdings acquires ITB Manufacturing

In June, the Competition Commission South Africa approved the proposed merger between the two companies, which has recently come into effect. Novus Holdings operates in the commercial print and manufacturing industries while ITB Manufacturing manufactures and supplies flexible plastic packaging solutions.

keyboard_arrow_upNew innovative thermoforming technology bags a gold international award
keyboard_arrow_downNew innovative thermoforming technology bags a gold international award

A new generation of thermoforming packaging machines, the X-line, has been awarded the Gold International FoodTec Award 2018. The machine sets a new benchmark in the market thanks to its range of innovative technology. As a result of its seamless digitalisation, comprehensive sensor system and networking with the Multivac Cloud, the X-line creates a new […]

keyboard_arrow_upCelebrate responsibly, don’t forget to recycle
keyboard_arrow_downCelebrate responsibly, don’t forget to recycle

Festive season celebrations bring many opportunities to recycle. There’s no excuse for not making an effort to be green. If there are any doubts on why and how you should recycle, The Glass Recycling Company provides tips listed below.

keyboard_arrow_upSappi to expand capacity by acquiring Cham Paper Group Holding
keyboard_arrow_downSappi to expand capacity by acquiring Cham Paper Group Holding

The global producer of dissolving wood pulp, speciality and packaging recently announced that it had signed an agreement to acquire the speciality paper business of Cham Paper Group Holding (CPG) for approximately US$149 million. The transaction includes CPG’s Carmignano and Condino mills in Italy, its digital imaging business located in Cham, Switzerland and all the […]

keyboard_arrow_upALPLA’s acquisition of Boxmore Packaging officially approved
keyboard_arrow_downALPLA’s acquisition of Boxmore Packaging officially approved

ALPLA’s takeover of Boxmore Packaging, which was subject to legal and regulatory approval by the competition authorities, was recently approved.

keyboard_arrow_upTetra Pak’s carton equity
keyboard_arrow_downTetra Pak’s carton equity

More than 60 per cent of consumers agree that glass packaging is better for the environment than other types of packaging. Tetra Pak believes this is erroneous as life cycle assessments (LCA) on carton indicate it is environmentally friendlier than glass.

keyboard_arrow_upEarly birds catch savings for 2018 SAPICS conference
keyboard_arrow_downEarly birds catch savings for 2018 SAPICS conference

Early birds who register for the 2018 SAPICS Conference and Exhibition before 28 February 2018 can quality for discounted fees for Africa’s leading event for supply chain professionals. The 2018 SAPICS Conference takes place in Cape Town from 10 to 13 June. This annual event was established 40 years ago by leading southern African supply […]

keyboard_arrow_upHostex returns for another year of food service excellence
keyboard_arrow_downHostex returns for another year of food service excellence

Taking place at Gallagher Convention Centre from 6 to 8 May 2018, Hostex powering Food & Hospitality Africa and IFEA, is set to deliver unmatched innovation, inspiration and retail, hospitality and food service opportunity. Endorsed by every key industry association, the trade show with a 30-year history has been consistently developed into what it is […]

keyboard_arrow_upIntroducing the winners of Fi Europe 2017 Innovation Awards
keyboard_arrow_downIntroducing the winners of Fi Europe 2017 Innovation Awards

A true barometer of food and beverage trends, the Fi Europe Innovation Awards honour research teams and product developers for their outstanding innovations and invaluable contributions to the industry. Mirroring the market, protein solutions featured high on the winners’ podium this year.

keyboard_arrow_upSAAFI Seminar to promote a bright future for fragrances and flavours
keyboard_arrow_downSAAFI Seminar to promote a bright future for fragrances and flavours

The countdown has started to the 16th annual South African Association of the Flavour & Fragrance Industry (SAAFFI) seminar, scheduled for 6 March at the Bytes Conference Centre in Midrand, Gauteng, in South Africa.

keyboard_arrow_upLycored promises a “pizza” the action at FIE
keyboard_arrow_downLycored promises a “pizza” the action at FIE

Natural taste and colour specialists Lycored have created a range of recipes, including a home-style pizza, to highlight the versatility of their real food ingredients from tomatoes.

keyboard_arrow_upTaura to showcase sugar-reducing powers of fruit and vegetable pieces
keyboard_arrow_downTaura to showcase sugar-reducing powers of fruit and vegetable pieces

Natural fruit and vegetable pieces are the ideal way to reduce added sugar without compromising on taste, Taura Natural Ingredients will demonstrate at Food Ingredients Europe.

keyboard_arrow_upThe power of smart technology
keyboard_arrow_downThe power of smart technology

At this year’s FIE, GELITA is focusing on two smart technological solutions based on collagenous proteins. The leading manufacturer of gelatine and collagen peptides will highlight the various benefits of its novel “Fast Forward Process” and “Particle Engineering” — both of which belong to the company’s smart technology portfolio.

keyboard_arrow_upGEA technology and expertise at FIE
keyboard_arrow_downGEA technology and expertise at FIE

GEA, supplier of world-leading process solutions and components for demanding production processes, will be presenting during the international fair, Food Ingredients Europe (stand 08.0Q5) in Frankfurt from 28 to 30 November the company’s range of technology for the manufacture of food ingredients, freeze-dried food and coffee.

keyboard_arrow_upBENEO to celebrate 10 years of connecting nutrition and health at FiE 2017
keyboard_arrow_downBENEO to celebrate 10 years of connecting nutrition and health at FiE 2017

BENEO will be celebrating the young company’s 10-year anniversary at FiE 2017 in Frankfurt.  Originally launched at FiE 2007 in London, BENEO has since focused on delivering its brand promise to contribute to better nutrition and health for people and animals.  This year, BENEO will be exhibiting at FiE once again and will be using […]