keyboard_arrow_upBI partners with OVK to offer its Agri-Smart solution to farmers
keyboard_arrow_downBI partners with OVK to offer its Agri-Smart solution to farmers

Leading supplier Bearings International (BI) is extending its footprint in the agricultural industry by partnering with OVK of Ladybrand. The partnership will see BI’s products and services for the sector available at the co-operative’s 57 branches countrywide.

keyboard_arrow_upIconic Bull brand repositions with ‘inner strength’
keyboard_arrow_downIconic Bull brand repositions with ‘inner strength’

Bull Brand, one of SA’s most iconic food brands, has launched a new bold ‘Inner Strength’ brand repositioning aimed at leveraging the heritage of the brand while finding new relevance for a broader audience.

keyboard_arrow_upCoca-Cola clarifies how profanity appeared on a can
keyboard_arrow_downCoca-Cola clarifies how profanity appeared on a can

The Coca-Cola Company in South Africa has investigated the recent printing of an offensive word on a Coca-Cola can at one of the company’s consumer-focused event as part of its 2019 Share-a-Coke campaign.

keyboard_arrow_upMultivac Marking and Inspection undergoes a reorganisation
keyboard_arrow_downMultivac Marking and Inspection undergoes a reorganisation

Multivac Marking and Inspection is today among the leading manufacturers of innovative labelling, marking and inspection solutions. The company has been part of the Multivac Group since 1993. As part of a strategic realignment, there was a change of personnel in the company management in January. Mr Volker Gerloff has withdrawn from the company management; […]

keyboard_arrow_upUPM Raflatac opens new slitting and distribution terminal in Johannesburg
keyboard_arrow_downUPM Raflatac opens new slitting and distribution terminal in Johannesburg

UPM Raflatac, one of the world’s leading suppliers of self-adhesive label stock, has opened a new slitting and distribution terminal in Johannesburg, South Africa. Operational since December 2018, the new Johannesburg terminal will supply innovative and sustainable paper, film and specials products to label converters in sub-Saharan Africa.

keyboard_arrow_upFeast your eyes on delicious dishes made with Lancewood
keyboard_arrow_downFeast your eyes on delicious dishes made with Lancewood

Lancewood, South Africa’s number one cream cheese brand*, is the proud sponsor of SA’s next hit cooking show, Celeb Feasts with Zola Nene, to be screened on Mzansi Magic (DSTV) from 8 January 2019 at 21h30.

keyboard_arrow_upEmirates serves over 20 000 plant-based meals on board during ‘Veganuary’
keyboard_arrow_downEmirates serves over 20 000 plant-based meals on board during ‘Veganuary’

Emirates served over 20 000 plant-based meals across all classes in January, known to Vegans worldwide as Veganuary. The worldwide movement, to encourage Veganism especially in January has seen on board requests for vegan meals increase by over 40 per cent this month.

keyboard_arrow_upIzaak Breitenbach to head up SA Poultry’s broilers
keyboard_arrow_downIzaak Breitenbach to head up SA Poultry’s broilers

Businessman Izaak Breitenbach, a well-known figure in poultry and agricultural circles, has joined the South African Poultry Association as general manager of the Broiler Organisation, taking over from Kevin Lovell who headed up the division for several years.

keyboard_arrow_upDairypack Tubs is the king of IML
keyboard_arrow_downDairypack Tubs is the king of IML

Polyoak’s specialist injection-moulding division, Dairypack Tubs has proven its expertise in in-mould labelling (IML) with the addition of three new Gold Pack medals to its stable, awarded in recognition of its advanced IML capabilities. Since 2013, Dairypack Tubs has won an award every competition year for its IML packaging.

keyboard_arrow_upVerder Group acquires South Korean pump manufacturer JEC Limited
keyboard_arrow_downVerder Group acquires South Korean pump manufacturer JEC Limited

The Verder Group, a global leader in advance industrial and niche market pump solutions and laboratory equipment, is pleased to confirm the Group has acquired JEC Limited a leading manufacturer of hygienic rotary lobe, centrifugal and twin-screw pumps.

keyboard_arrow_upBI appoints customer offer marketing manager to spearhead growth
keyboard_arrow_downBI appoints customer offer marketing manager to spearhead growth

Leading supplier Bearings International (BI) has appointed Victor Strobel as customer offer marketing manager, reporting directly to BI business unit head Ross Trevelyan at the Parkhaven head office.

keyboard_arrow_upYay Abe adds fire to Burger King South Africa
keyboard_arrow_downYay Abe adds fire to Burger King South Africa

Cape Town born illustrator, Russell Abrahams aka Yay Abe, is known for pushing the boundaries with various textures and techniques. His bold style conveys a message through vibrant illustrations and for his recent collaboration with BURGER KING South Africa, Abrahams created a mural, with a fiery twist. Using Birchwood as his canvas and a blow […]

keyboard_arrow_upThe Plant Kingdom flourishes
keyboard_arrow_downThe Plant Kingdom flourishes

According to the Innova Market Insights’ 2018 Consumer Lifestyles Survey, eight in 10 US consumers have changed their own or their family’s diet to try to be healthier, with over 39 per cent of them have increased their consumption of fruit and vegetables in order to be healthy. Interest in plant based nutrition shows no […]

keyboard_arrow_upSustainable packaging – Don’t throw away your brand
keyboard_arrow_downSustainable packaging – Don’t throw away your brand

With sustainability and recycling on the legislative agenda globally, it’s only a matter of time before non-sustainable practices are met with penalties and brands are taking preventative measures. Sustainable packaging has, rightly so, started to receive increased attention which has encouraged leading brands across all sectors to review their use of plastics and consider alternative, […]

keyboard_arrow_up2018 Diners Club Winemaker and Young Winemaker of the Year announced
keyboard_arrow_down2018 Diners Club Winemaker and Young Winemaker of the Year announced

The winners of the 2018 Diners Club Winemaker and Young Winemaker of the Year awards were announced at a black-tie gala dinner at La Residence Hotel in Franschhoek on Saturday 24 November, with Clayton Reabow (Môreson, Franschhoek) and Rudger van Wyk (Stark-Condé Wines, Jonkershoek Valley, Stellenbosch) claiming top honours respectively.

keyboard_arrow_upSAB introduces inner-city rooftop farming ‘Hola Harvest’
keyboard_arrow_downSAB introduces inner-city rooftop farming ‘Hola Harvest’

SAB and AB InBev Africa has introduced its first group of ‘urban farmers’ in Johannesburg’s inner-city and surrounds with the installation of three 200m2 rooftop farms, facilitated by its youth entrepreneurship programme, SAB KickStart, in partnership with the City of Joburg, the Department of Small Business Development (DSBD) and the Small Enterprise Development Agency (SEDA).

keyboard_arrow_upSurvey finds that South Africans are surprisingly heart healthy
keyboard_arrow_downSurvey finds that South Africans are surprisingly heart healthy

Lucky Star – together with the Heart and Stroke Foundation of South Africa (HSFSA) – ran an online survey from World Heart Day on 29 September 2018 to see how heart healthy South Africans are and the results were surprisingly positive.

keyboard_arrow_upKevin Hedderwick and Antony Ball join Real Foods
keyboard_arrow_downKevin Hedderwick and Antony Ball join Real Foods

Kevin Hedderwick, the former Famous Brands group chief executive has joined the Real Foods board as group strategic director. Antony Ball, the former co-founder, CEO and major shareholder of Brait, a leader in the private equity industry in SA, has also joined the Real Foods board as of 1 October 2018. Real Foods is a […]

keyboard_arrow_up2018 Ask Afrika Orange Index winners announced
keyboard_arrow_down2018 Ask Afrika Orange Index winners announced

The service industry is transforming as we enter the fourth digital revolution and it is important for companies to get the correct synergy between humans and technology. This was just one of the top-line insights revealed at the recent 2018/19 Ask Afrika Orange Index Awards where the overall top 10 winners of South Africa’s premier […]

keyboard_arrow_upThe Lazy Makoti and McCain feed 1000 kids for World Food Day
keyboard_arrow_downThe Lazy Makoti and McCain feed 1000 kids for World Food Day

World Food Day is a day dedicated to raising awareness about the plight of global hunger and malnutrition. Held annually on 16 October, people and organisations from around the world come together to declare their commitment to eradicate malnutrition and hunger by 2030. With her passion for creating inspiring and nutritious meals Chef Mogau Seshoene, […]

keyboard_arrow_upSouth African vegan food company making waves in valuable global markets
keyboard_arrow_downSouth African vegan food company making waves in valuable global markets

With the demand for meat-alternatives greater than ever, The Fry Family Food Co., a Durban based, South African business is showing impressive global growth with their range of chilled plant-based products. Fry’s new product for the Australian market

keyboard_arrow_upEU Agricultural Safeguard will place unnecessary burden on hard-pressed SA consumers
keyboard_arrow_downEU Agricultural Safeguard will place unnecessary burden on hard-pressed SA consumers

The Association of Meat Importers and Exporters (AIME) raised concern regarding the latest gazetted Agricultural Safeguard levy of 35.3 per cent imposed on bone-in chicken cuts. Europe – South Africa’s largest trading partner and a particularly important importer of many of our own agricultural products – sees the Safeguard as a considerable blow to the […]

keyboard_arrow_upAll set for Africa’s first investment marketplace
keyboard_arrow_downAll set for Africa’s first investment marketplace

The African Development Bank’s Africa Investment Forum (AIF), a game changer for financing Africa’s infrastructure development, is scheduled to take place at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa from 7 to 9 November 2018.

keyboard_arrow_upPassina sells Dutch operations to Döhler Group
keyboard_arrow_downPassina sells Dutch operations to Döhler Group

Döhler Group and Passina Group have reached an agreement on the acquisition of Concentra Europe BV with its Dutch and German subsidiaries by Döhler Group. The proposed transaction has now been filed with the relevant antitrust authorities and is conditional upon their approval.

keyboard_arrow_upCPUT student off to London thanks to winning salad dressing recipe
keyboard_arrow_downCPUT student off to London thanks to winning salad dressing recipe

There will soon be no need to order your salad dressing on the side thanks to a CPUT BTech Consumer Science student.

keyboard_arrow_upFusion brings brands back to market in South Africa
keyboard_arrow_downFusion brings brands back to market in South Africa

Brands are back – bigger and better than ever before, with the official launch of PAMS/CPS Fusion data.

keyboard_arrow_upS&W Seed Company and AGT Food and Ingredients embark on joint venture
keyboard_arrow_downS&W Seed Company and AGT Food and Ingredients embark on joint venture

S&W Seed Company announced that it has created a joint venture with Canadian-based AGT Food and Ingredients subsidiary, AGT Foods Africa to form a new company registered in South Africa to operate under the name of SeedVision SA. S&W provides expertise in agricultural breeding, production and processing for the alfalfa, sunflower, sorghum species, and stevia […]

keyboard_arrow_up2018 SASKO Soweto Kota Festival exceeds expectations
keyboard_arrow_down2018 SASKO Soweto Kota Festival exceeds expectations

On 8 to 9 September, over 6000 people flocked to the Walter Sisulu Square in Soweto to celebrate the second SASKO Soweto Kota Festival.  With russians, viennas, a fried egg, a beef patty, or even a battered fish on the menu, no matter your taste preference, the 45 kota vendors participating in the festival put […]

keyboard_arrow_upFusion brings brands back to market
keyboard_arrow_downFusion brings brands back to market

Brands are back – bigger and better than ever before, with the official launch of PAMS/CPS Fusion data. Initiated and funded by the Publishers Research Council (PRC), with Consumer Panel Survey (CPS) data supplied by Nielsen, the product will see the fusion of the existing PRC PAMS 2017 data, to real audited and scanned purchase […]

keyboard_arrow_upRand-Air moves to ‘hire’ levels of customer service
keyboard_arrow_downRand-Air moves to ‘hire’ levels of customer service

The staff at Rand-Air’s Durban depot have set themselves ambitious targets.