keyboard_arrow_upGrowth in global packaged water outstrips soft drinks
keyboard_arrow_downGrowth in global packaged water outstrips soft drinks

Recent figures released by the European Federation of Bottled Waters (EFBW) show that the global market for packaged water has grown at a faster rate than soft drinks, and will continue to do so until 2022.

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_upWonderware Southern Africa undergoes
name change to IS3
keyboard_arrow_downWonderware Southern Africa undergoes
name change to IS3

Wonderware Southern Africa, sole regional distributor of Wonderware industrial software solutions, an EOH company, has undergone a digital transformation to become IS³ – Industry Software, Solutions and Support, pronounced as ‘eye-es-cube’, a move that makes the company the official distributor of AVEVA Software for the sub-Saharan African region.

keyboard_arrow_upRhodes Quality celebrates the love of winter
keyboard_arrow_downRhodes Quality celebrates the love of winter

Rhodes Quality has partnered with SA’s culinary darling, Zola Nene, to give South Africans even more reasons to love winter. The #FORTHELOVEOFWINTER campaign will run from beginning of July to the end of August and will see one lucky R100 000 grand prize winner and weekly winners of R5 000 each.

keyboard_arrow_upRubik’s signs international QSR promotion with McDonald’s
keyboard_arrow_downRubik’s signs international QSR promotion with McDonald’s

The Smiley Company, master licensee for the Rubik’s Cube, is pleased to announce a deal for Rubik’s to feature in a McDonald’s Happy Meal promotion, which will encourage kids to play smart while enjoying everyone’s favourite food.

keyboard_arrow_upEskom offers special rate for boiler energy consumption
keyboard_arrow_downEskom offers special rate for boiler energy consumption

Eskom has a variety of new growth-oriented offerings for the industrial market – the focus being on new and existing electricity-driven technologies that improve plant efficiency and unlock new markets.

keyboard_arrow_upOne million meals for Mandela Day food drive
keyboard_arrow_downOne million meals for Mandela Day food drive

On 18 July, people around the world are encouraged to spend 67 minutes doing something positive for their communities in honour of Nelson Mandela’s 67 years spent fighting for social justice, equality and democracy. FoodForward SA has partnered with Pick ‘n Pay and the Nelson Mandela Foundation to take up the challenge to collect enough […]

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_upAPG acquires majority shareholding in Pioneer Fishing
keyboard_arrow_downAPG acquires majority shareholding in Pioneer Fishing

The African Pioneer Group (APG) is in the final stages of acquiring an additional 50 per cent shareholding in Pioneer Fishing, subject to various regulatory approvals, which will result in Pioneer Fishing becoming the first almost fully black-owned and controlled fishing company in South Africa.

keyboard_arrow_upAccumatica secures funding to accelerate its rapid growth
keyboard_arrow_downAccumatica secures funding to accelerate its rapid growth

Acumatica, the world’s fastest-growing cloud ERP company, has secured a $25 million funding to further accelerate its rapid growth in the $28 billion Cloud ERP market and help extend its lead in AI, machine learning and Cloud/SaaS technologies for business management and financial applications. One Channel CEO Bernard Ford says this funding will help Acumatica […]

keyboard_arrow_upSea Harvest celebrates Competition Tribunal’s acquisition of Viking Fishing Group
keyboard_arrow_downSea Harvest celebrates Competition Tribunal’s acquisition of Viking Fishing Group

A consortium of black-owned companies led by the Sea Harvest Group (Sea Harvest) has confirmed the approval from the Competition Tribunal of its transaction to acquire the fishing business of Viking Fishing Holdings Proprietary Limited, whilst Sea Harvest Aquaculture, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sea Harvest, is acquiring 51 per cent of the issued share capital […]

keyboard_arrow_upIberchem Group to acquire majority stake in Versachem
keyboard_arrow_downIberchem Group to acquire majority stake in Versachem

Iberchem Group has entered into an agreement to acquire a majority stake in Versachem, an established privately owned company specialised in the development and manufacturing of food flavours and colours. Headquartered in Pretoria, South Africa, Versachem has been operating successfully in the region since 2006, offering a wide portfolio of high-quality products and counting on […]

keyboard_arrow_upGoscor Cleaning Equipment unveils newly-revamped showroom
keyboard_arrow_downGoscor Cleaning Equipment unveils newly-revamped showroom

Goscor Cleaning Equipment (GCE), part of the Goscor Group, officially opened its newly-revamped, state-of-the-art showroom at its head office in Edenvale, Johannesburg to provide added value for customers, distribution partners, and staff members.

keyboard_arrow_upProduct recall and contamination insurance
keyboard_arrow_downProduct recall and contamination insurance

Recent high-profile product recalls have focused an uncomfortable spotlight on failures of product safety and contamination prevention processes, highlighting the need for comprehensive risk management and insurance to manage the onerous reputational, financial and legal repercussions of a large-scale product recall.

keyboard_arrow_upClariant calls for protection of natural ecosystem
keyboard_arrow_downClariant calls for protection of natural ecosystem

Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, is committed to addressing sustainability in all of its activities through added value and benefits created for all its stakeholders – in economic, social and environmental terms. In parallel with this commitment the company calls for growing protection of the natural ecosystem, coinciding with World Environment Day, which […]

keyboard_arrow_upProduct recall and contamination insurance
keyboard_arrow_downProduct recall and contamination insurance

Recent high-profile product recalls have focused an uncomfortable spotlight on failures of product safety and contamination prevention processes, highlighting the need for comprehensive risk management and insurance to manage the onerous reputational, financial and legal repercussions of a large-scale product recall.

keyboard_arrow_upThandi Wines to export range to China
keyboard_arrow_downThandi Wines to export range to China

The Western Cape’s Thandi Wines secured a one-year contract with a Chinese distributor to export their range of premium wines to China. This momentous contract was agreed upon on the margins of the 19th SIAL China International Trade Fair for Food where twenty-three South African agro-processing companies are currently showcasing local products and services.

keyboard_arrow_upStefan Fageräng to lead Tetra Pak Southern Africa
keyboard_arrow_downStefan Fageräng to lead Tetra Pak Southern Africa

Stefan Fageräng takes the helm at Tetra Pak Southern Africa in May, 2018.

keyboard_arrow_upIFF to combine with Frutarom
keyboard_arrow_downIFF to combine with Frutarom

International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. and Frutarom announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which IFF will acquire Frutarom in a cash and stock transaction valued at approximately $7.1 billion, including the assumption of Frutarom’s net debt. Under the terms of the agreement, which has been unanimously approved by the Boards of […]

keyboard_arrow_upPrioritise handwashing and save lives
keyboard_arrow_downPrioritise handwashing and save lives

The World Health Organisation’s (WHO) annual campaign, SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands, could not be more relevant than it is to South Africans following the recent Listeria outbreak which claimed over 180 lives since December 2017.

keyboard_arrow_upShort course opens a world of fragrances and flavours
keyboard_arrow_downShort course opens a world of fragrances and flavours

In April, a celebratory breakfast was held to congratulate the successful industry candidates of the 2017 SAAFFI-Wits short course on Flavours and Fragrances and to present their certificates.

keyboard_arrow_upABB investing in Africa’s youth
keyboard_arrow_downABB investing in Africa’s youth

Social investment in Digital Technology Centre offers under-privileged youth access to the fast-changing digital technology economy to develop local Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions.

keyboard_arrow_upHealth promotion Levy will increase beverage prices
keyboard_arrow_downHealth promotion Levy will increase beverage prices

The South African Government’s new Health Promotion Levy on sugar sweetened beverages came into effect on Sunday 1 April. As a result the prices on beverages with added sugar will increase, including some of Coca-Cola’s products. However, the following range of Coca-Cola products will not be affected by the Levy: its lower sugar (less than […]

keyboard_arrow_upFruit-full game continues to grow
keyboard_arrow_downFruit-full game continues to grow

Usage figures for Tru-Cape Fruit Marketing’s branded educational game where players engage with the fruit growth, processing and sales, Fruit-Full, showed a 304.81 per cent increase in active game players. There are over 4000 users of the game. Although audience profile figures suggest a 39 per cent bias in favour of females aged between 34 […]

keyboard_arrow_upWater is the heart of sustainable development
keyboard_arrow_downWater is the heart of sustainable development

World Water Day is celebrated on 22 March every year, and each year it highlights a specific aspect of fresh water. This year’s theme is ‘Nature for Water’, which will be amplified through the South African Department of Water and Sanitation’s National Water Week awareness campaign from 18-24 March 2018. ‘These campaigns serve as a […]

keyboard_arrow_upSpecialised Exhibitions Montgomery turns 50!
keyboard_arrow_downSpecialised Exhibitions Montgomery turns 50!

Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery hosted a very special event for industry partners, suppliers, media, shareholders, owners and employees past and present at the Expo Centre Clubhouse in Johannesburg to celebrate its 50th birthday.

keyboard_arrow_upNovus Holdings moves to save water
keyboard_arrow_downNovus Holdings moves to save water

Novus Holdings, South Africa’s leading commercial printing and manufacturing company based in Cape Town, has taken action to reduce its reliance on municipal water, having spent in excess of R1.7 million on various water-saving initiatives at its Paarl Media Cape division since early 2017. Businesses across the drought-stricken Western Cape have recently been urged by […]

keyboard_arrow_upAre you entitled to compensation if you’ve contracted Listeriosis?
keyboard_arrow_downAre you entitled to compensation if you’ve contracted Listeriosis?

Victims who can establish they have contracted Listeriosis as a result of eating infected foodstuffs may be able to recover damages either by virtue of the provisions of the Consumer Protection Act, or alternatively by way of a potential delictual claim as the result of negligence.

keyboard_arrow_upEnterprise and Rainbow Chicken issued with recall notices in midst of listeriosis outbreak
keyboard_arrow_downEnterprise and Rainbow Chicken issued with recall notices in midst of listeriosis outbreak

Processed food manufacturers Enterprise and Rainbow Chicken Limited (RCL) have been issued with safety recall notices following the listeriosis outbreak in South Africa. This follows a media briefing by Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi on Sunday 4 March.

keyboard_arrow_upNew premises for Unilever Food Solutions’ kitchen
keyboard_arrow_downNew premises for Unilever Food Solutions’ kitchen

Unilever Food Solutions has opened a new training kitchen at a culinary school in Kempton Park, at the rockface of the industry it services. Remco Bol, MD of Unilever Food Solutions, says, ‘We have set standards in place for our UFS team to be experimental and collaborative and break down silos within the organisation, and […]