keyboard_arrow_upFinalists announced for 2018 Diners Club Winemaker and Young Winemaker of the Year Awards
keyboard_arrow_downFinalists announced for 2018 Diners Club Winemaker and Young Winemaker of the Year Awards

The finalists for the Diners Club Winemaker and Young Winemaker of the Year awards have been announced. Five winemakers have been shortlisted to compete for the prestigious Winemaker of the Year award, while six will vie for the Young Winemaker of the Year title.

keyboard_arrow_upM-TA oven wins International Innovation Award
keyboard_arrow_downM-TA oven wins International Innovation Award

At the 5th edition of the IBA Award, held at the IBA 2018 trade fair and organised by the trade magazine Backtechnik Europe, MECATHERM, a world leader in automatic production lines for the industrial bakery sector, received the Innovation Award for its new M-TA oven. The event was also the first time the line manufacturer […]

keyboard_arrow_upSASKO renews its sponsorship of the Soweto Kota Festival
keyboard_arrow_downSASKO renews its sponsorship of the Soweto Kota Festival

SASKO, the experts in milling and baking, is proud to announce its renewed sponsorship of the Soweto Kota Festival in 2018. The brand came on board as the first headline sponsor of the inaugural event in 2017 which saw over 3 000 people coming together in honour of the kota.

keyboard_arrow_upSasko celebrates Heritage Month with Mzansi bread
keyboard_arrow_downSasko celebrates Heritage Month with Mzansi bread

Do you know your Kota from your Gatsby and your Bunny Chow? Most South Africans across the country can explain the difference and also what ingredients to pop inside to make them stand out and even more moreish than the next one.

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_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_upAlbany re-opens Virginia bakery
keyboard_arrow_downAlbany re-opens Virginia bakery

Albany, South Africa’s most loved bread brand* has re-opened its bakery in Virginia in the Free State. The R70 million restoration follows the revamp of Albany bakery in Bellville, Western Cape in August last year.

keyboard_arrow_upSiemens’ digital value chain for the bakery and confectionary industry
keyboard_arrow_downSiemens’ digital value chain for the bakery and confectionary industry

Rapidly changing consumer expectations are placing companies under pressure to turn around ever more customised products within the shortest possible time, to an optimum, consistent standard of quality. The key to successfully addressing this challenge is digitalisation: It allows companies to simulate, test and optimise products, production processes and plants in a totally virtual environment […]

keyboard_arrow_upAlbany Bakeries launches new Low-GI bread
keyboard_arrow_downAlbany Bakeries launches new Low-GI bread

Albany Bakeries has launched a new low-GI bread, Bread-A-Betix, suitable for the health-conscious, and for those who want to manage their blood sugar levels and control body weight, when eaten as part of a balanced diet.

keyboard_arrow_upCookie dough’s popularity is on the rise
keyboard_arrow_downCookie dough’s popularity is on the rise

Leading confectioner and inclusions specialist Pecan Deluxe Candy (Europe) is reporting a surge in the popularity of cookie dough, a versatile and universal product most commonly used as an ice cream and frozen dessert inclusion.

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_upMonkey Shoulder climbs to the top… again
keyboard_arrow_downMonkey Shoulder climbs to the top… again

Set out to create a liquid with the credentials of a great malt whisky, and the versatility to put it front and centre of the cocktail revolution, Monkey Shoulder has again been named the number one trending whisky brand by the Drinks International Annual Brands Report for 2018.

keyboard_arrow_upGreat value in every slice
keyboard_arrow_downGreat value in every slice

South African bread offers consumers good all-round value: it is not only an affordable staple available in multiple varieties, but also has many health benefits.

keyboard_arrow_upCost, quality and cleanliness – the benefits of a Sandvik bake oven belt
keyboard_arrow_downCost, quality and cleanliness – the benefits of a Sandvik bake oven belt

Few companies have had a more enduring relationship with the bakery industry than Sandvik Process Systems, suppliers of bake oven belts since 1925.

keyboard_arrow_upSharp snacking
keyboard_arrow_downSharp snacking

Founded in 2011, MultiSnack specialises in importing and distributing a selection of edible nuts, dried fruit, seeds and sweets to the South African food and bakery industry. Headquartered in Montague Gardens, Cape Town, the company is showing strong and consistent growth.

keyboard_arrow_upCelebrate the goodness of baking
keyboard_arrow_downCelebrate the goodness of baking

The global baked goods market is at an all-time high. Karin Meissner of specialist ingredient supplier Ingredion, looks at how the market in South Africa is evolving, and how manufacturers can develop new products to meet areas of high consumer demand.