keyboard_arrow_upLove Beets drives growth of the superfood one beet at a time
keyboard_arrow_downLove Beets drives growth of the superfood one beet at a time

Nutrition and healthy lifestyle choices remain at the heart of global conversations. These topics have seen various types of research conducted around them with the sole aim of finding the most effective way to create healthy food and beverages for consumers. At the forefront of this is the rise in interest and popularity of beetroot.

keyboard_arrow_upFlavour knows no rules with Tabasco
keyboard_arrow_downFlavour knows no rules with Tabasco

The McIIhenny Company, the Louisiana-based company behind TABASCO, is celebrating the 150 year anniversary of their iconic sauce. Who would have been able to predict that when Edmund McIIhenny harvested his first tabasco pepper crop in 1868 and created an appetising sauce set to enhance the flavours in foods, that this sauce would change the […]

keyboard_arrow_upSouth Africa’s Appletiser wins over European market
keyboard_arrow_downSouth Africa’s Appletiser wins over European market

Appletiser, South Africa’s home-grown lightly sparkling, apple juice brand is taking off in Spain, with new market launches set to follow across western Europe and the Americas.

keyboard_arrow_upWhy sustainable supply chains are critical
keyboard_arrow_downWhy sustainable supply chains are critical

Conversation about environmental practices and the behaviour of individuals and businesses when it comes to sustainability are making headlines. The City of Johannesburg announced a new programme compelling residents to separate waste at its source as of 1 July to not only curb the environmental impact within the city, but also manage rapidly decreasing landfill […]

keyboard_arrow_upNWK is a proud partner of South Africa Day and the Coligny Cleaning Project
keyboard_arrow_downNWK is a proud partner of South Africa Day and the Coligny Cleaning Project

NWK is proud to be the primary sponsor of the South Africa Day Towns Makeover. The purpose of this initiative is to provide dilapidated and derelict towns in South Africa with much needed resources and support to help rebuild infrastructure and restore investor interest.

keyboard_arrow_upDuPont receives NutraIngredients-USA ‘Ingredient of the Year’ Award
keyboard_arrow_downDuPont receives NutraIngredients-USA ‘Ingredient of the Year’ Award

DuPont Nutrition & Health announced they have received the prestigious NutraIngredients-USA ‘Ingredient of the Year Award 2018’ for their innovation to promote infant nutrition by supplementing infant and toddler formula with Human Milk Oligosaccharides (HMO) to make it closer to the gold standard of human milk, as well as supporting digestive, immune and cognitive development […]

keyboard_arrow_upFirst-ever Nutrition Africa Investor Forum to tackle malnutrition
keyboard_arrow_downFirst-ever Nutrition Africa Investor Forum to tackle malnutrition

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) – an international organisation founded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and driven by the mission of a world without malnutrition- is hosting the first-ever Nutrition Africa Investor Forum (NAIF) in Nairobi, Kenya, on 16-17 October, to invite and engage private sector investors to play a key […]

keyboard_arrow_upThe empowering impact of macadamia trading on the SA economy
keyboard_arrow_downThe empowering impact of macadamia trading on the SA economy

From humble beginnings to an export powerhouse, the South African macadamia industry is the largest producer of macadamia nuts worldwide. Despite the setback of the recent drought, reports from the 2018 World Nut and Dried Fruit Conference signal a strong growth trajectory for this flourishing local industry, which has an estimated yield of 53 500 […]

keyboard_arrow_upIndustrial food applications now big for Kwatani
keyboard_arrow_downIndustrial food applications now big for Kwatani

Known mainly for its large screens and feeders for mining, Kwatani has in recent years expanded substantially into various industrial and food sectors – currently providing screening solutions for almost 50 different materials and products.

keyboard_arrow_upExperience label trends first hand
keyboard_arrow_downExperience label trends first hand

In the world of packaging everyone is talking about sustainability and digital capabilities. For years now those two subjects are the focus for brand owners and packaging suppliers alike – fuelling research and development.

keyboard_arrow_upThe veggie extract revolution
keyboard_arrow_downThe veggie extract revolution

Rugani Juice is excited to announce the launch of its extended range of 100 per cent NFC Juices, the launch of our new varieties builds on the corner stone of the 100 per cent Carrot Juice first released in 2016.

keyboard_arrow_upMoir’s New Cake in a Mug
keyboard_arrow_downMoir’s New Cake in a Mug

Following the international trend for bite-size snacking, Pioneer Foods’ Moir’s brand has launched MOIR’S Mug Cake.

keyboard_arrow_upAn end to pesky hangovers
keyboard_arrow_downAn end to pesky hangovers

Lohocla, produced by Lohocla Beverages works to reverse the effects of alcohol by using natural ingredients such as Vitamins B12 and B6, ginseng, sage and turmeric. It is mixed as a single (25ml) or double shot with still or sparkling water.

keyboard_arrow_upSA’s first locally brewed alcohol free beer
keyboard_arrow_downSA’s first locally brewed alcohol free beer

The South African Breweries (SAB) and AB InBev Africa are giving consumers more choice and a smarter drinking option with the introduction of the first alcohol free beer to be brewed in South Africa. Castle Free, an extension of Castle Lager, offers consumers a real beer taste without the alcohol.

keyboard_arrow_upElla introduces quality cappuccino mélange to the world
keyboard_arrow_downElla introduces quality cappuccino mélange to the world

A new convenience cappuccino, Ella Cappuccino Mélange, launched in South Africa at the beginning of 2018. A world first, Ella lets consumers carry a great-tasting cappuccino mélange made from pure espresso and milk in their back pocket.

keyboard_arrow_upTaste the berries
keyboard_arrow_downTaste the berries

Diageo’s Smirnoff Vodka has launched an exciting new berry flavour in a 440ml can pack format. Berry Twist is made with 10 times filtered Smirnoff Vodka and features a sharp citrus twist, which gives it a distinctive character.

keyboard_arrow_upInnovative decoration solutions
keyboard_arrow_downInnovative decoration solutions

Woolworths has entered a new and innovative decorative food item in the Food Review/Symrise New Product Competition. Blooming Marshmallow Flower is a beautiful addition to hot beverages or for use as an ornamental treat. These handcrafted treats are made in small batches by local communities.

keyboard_arrow_upFrom vitamin to vital energy
keyboard_arrow_downFrom vitamin to vital energy

Aqua Rush’s new vitality drinks offer the right number of vitamins and caffeine with the support of: stevia extract green coffee bean green tea extract

keyboard_arrow_upNipping food bacteria in the bud
keyboard_arrow_downNipping food bacteria in the bud

Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) is well established in the food industry and continues to gain in importance. PACKAGING REVIEW provides insight into what’s happening in the MAP and vacuum packaging sectors.

keyboard_arrow_upA new facility for ULMA
keyboard_arrow_downA new facility for ULMA

The Guipuzcoan cooperative, which belongs to the ULMA group, has moved the manufacturing activity of its traysealing machines to a recently opened plant in the Goribar neighbourhood in Oñati (Gipuzkoa). The facility comprises a 5000m2 spread over two floors. It can be expanded in future to incorporate an adjoining 4000 m2.

keyboard_arrow_upNew closures division launched in response to market growth
keyboard_arrow_downNew closures division launched in response to market growth

Diversified global chemicals manufacturer, SABIC introduced its caps and closures segment, launched earlier this year, at the Plastic Closures Innovations Conference. The event was held from 22 to 24 May in Berlin.

keyboard_arrow_upPolystyrene recycling on the rise
keyboard_arrow_downPolystyrene recycling on the rise

South Africa’s success with the collection and recycling of post-consumer polystyrene continues to grow. This is owing to combined efforts by collectors and recyclers around the country. In spite of the difficulty in recycling plastic, polystyrene figures have increased over the past eight years.

keyboard_arrow_upReduce waste with new skin packs
keyboard_arrow_downReduce waste with new skin packs

On 16 May, Sealed Air hosted an event at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg, to address sustainability issues for primary packaging. The event included a number of discussions by company representatives. The Sealed Air team show the latest skin packs launched with Stockdale alongside Valentino Branchi, sales director for the Middle East and Africa, and Marteau […]

keyboard_arrow_upAre you as smart as retailers?
keyboard_arrow_downAre you as smart as retailers?

A recent American survey indicates 90 per cent of retailers will implement buy online, pickup in store by 2021. In addition, South Africa’s ‘click and collect’ capability is growing. Over the last few years, packaging industry professionals have been curious about the future of smart packaging. Whilst barcodes and quick-response (QR) codes were once considered […]

keyboard_arrow_upBosch aims to sell its packaging business
keyboard_arrow_downBosch aims to sell its packaging business

The company recently announced a decision to sell its pharmaceuticals and food unit’s Packaging Technology division (PA). This follows intensive and thorough considerations by the group. It has decided packaging technology is not part of its core business. PA is involved in project business relating to specialised areas of the packaging industry. The company also […]

keyboard_arrow_upNine remarkable facts about returnable glass bottles
keyboard_arrow_downNine remarkable facts about returnable glass bottles

The Glass Recycling Company (TGRC) encourages both the recycling of glass bottles and jars as well as the return of reusable glass bottles to retailers and traders.

keyboard_arrow_upR150 million investment for fruit sector growth
keyboard_arrow_downR150 million investment for fruit sector growth

Mpact recently announced the official opening of its new corrugated factory in Port Elizabeth. The company held an on-site ribbon-cutting ceremony with customers, Mpact directors and employees in attendance.

keyboard_arrow_up‘En-label’ your success
keyboard_arrow_down‘En-label’ your success

They say don’t judge a book by its cover – but 65 per cent of consumers purchase a product for the first time simply because of its packaging. Every other consumer has chosen a product more frequently because of the packaging.

keyboard_arrow_updmg events is open for business in Saudi Arabia
keyboard_arrow_downdmg events is open for business in Saudi Arabia

Having been granted a Saudi investment licence by the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA) earlier this year, dmg events, a leading international events company, has now established a 100 per cent owned business unit and opened a new office in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, which will be used as a base for the company’s events […]

keyboard_arrow_upiba is the stronghold of the international baking industry
keyboard_arrow_downiba is the stronghold of the international baking industry

‘The interest shown by national and international companies is huge. Apart from a few remaining spaces, iba is already fully booked,’ says Dieter Dohr, CEO and president of GHM Gesellschaft für Handwerksmessen mbH. More than 1300 exhibitors from over 50 countries will cover the entire spectrum of baking goods with their range. ‘As the leading […]

keyboard_arrow_upHi Europe showcases innovative products for the retail sector
keyboard_arrow_downHi Europe showcases innovative products for the retail sector

As part of Hi Europe & Ni, taking place in Frankfurt, Germany (27–29 November), the new Healthy Finished Products Expo provides a novel platform for innovative new end products from all over the world that have already made their way into the retail sector.

keyboard_arrow_upAfrica’s Big 7 offers so much more
keyboard_arrow_downAfrica’s Big 7 offers so much more

Africa’s largest premier food and beverage event is forecast to welcome thousands of visitors to Johannesburg at the end of June as part of Africa Hospitality Week 2018.

keyboard_arrow_upCorruption, healthcare and blockchain on the agenda for SAPICS Conference
keyboard_arrow_downCorruption, healthcare and blockchain on the agenda for SAPICS Conference

Africa’s leading knowledge sharing and networking event for supply chain professionals kicks off in Cape Town on 10 June. With supply chain issues increasingly in the spotlight in South Africa – from the education department’s alleged oversupply of sanitary towels in schools, to the Estina Dairy Farm scandal, and former finance minister Malusi Gigaba’s budget […]

keyboard_arrow_upLast chance to register as a member of trade for Fire and Feast Meat Festival
keyboard_arrow_downLast chance to register as a member of trade for Fire and Feast Meat Festival

To take advantage of the Trade Programme, register online for complimentary trade access. All members of the trade will have access to the show all weekend.

keyboard_arrow_upFind the perfect pairing at the Fire & Feast Meat Festival
keyboard_arrow_downFind the perfect pairing at the Fire & Feast Meat Festival

South Africa’s premium online butchery, MyBraai, has teamed up with wine experts from Leopard’s Leap to craft the dynamic MyBraai Meat & Wine Pairing Theatre. This ultimate foodie experience will add to the tasty programme at Fire & Feast Meat Festival presented by Crown National, taking place at Joburg’s Ticketpro Dome from 8 to 10 […]

keyboard_arrow_upWhy Africa’s Big 7 is much more than the continent’s premier food and beverage exhibition
keyboard_arrow_downWhy Africa’s Big 7 is much more than the continent’s premier food and beverage exhibition

Africa’s premier food and beverage event is forecast to welcome more than 12 000 people to Johannesburg at the end of June as part of Africa Hospitality Week 2018.