keyboard_arrow_upMore than half a million Rand donated to Karoo grower
keyboard_arrow_downMore than half a million Rand donated to Karoo grower

The more than 15 per cent average drop in production, and linked income, from the drought in the Western Cape figures don’t accurately demonstrate the severe impact on some growers. Growers between Worcester and Villiersdorp, for example, were 46 per cent down year-on-year.

keyboard_arrow_upIthemba Trust and Bureau Veritas inspire educators
keyboard_arrow_downIthemba Trust and Bureau Veritas inspire educators

The Ithemba Trust, a women’s empowerment body, together with Bureau Veritas Southern Africa, the global leader in Testing, Inspection and Certification, celebrated their inaugural inspirational International Women’s Day at Ntsikana Primary School in Daveyton, Gauteng. The Trust was launched in June 2018 and has to date been involved in several projects benefiting girls and young […]

keyboard_arrow_upAccolades recognise Imperial Logistics’ achievements in African Regions division
keyboard_arrow_downAccolades recognise Imperial Logistics’ achievements in African Regions division

The London Stock Exchange Group has recognised Imperial Logistics’ healthcare business in Nigeria, Worldwide Healthcare, as one of the ‘Companies to Inspire Africa’ for 2019.

keyboard_arrow_upAir Products South Africa celebrates 50 years of service excellence
keyboard_arrow_downAir Products South Africa celebrates 50 years of service excellence

On 12 March 1969, Air Products South Africa officially started its journey as a southern African controlled company on the basis of a 50/50 joint venture between Iscor Ltd (currently controlled by Remgro Ltd) and Air Products and Chemicals Inc. 50 Years later, they are celebrating a company which has built a reputation for its […]

keyboard_arrow_upOne in four consumers supports a ban on meat-related names for vegetarian products
keyboard_arrow_downOne in four consumers supports a ban on meat-related names for vegetarian products

One in four consumers believe vegetarian products should not be allowed to have meat-related names like sausage or burger, a survey has found. Specialist PR agency Ingredient Communications commissioned polling experts Surveygoo to explore attitudes to the way meat-free products are named. Nearly 1 000 consumers were surveyed (499 in the UK and 484 in […]

keyboard_arrow_upShared model of B-BEE farming a proven success in Ceres
keyboard_arrow_downShared model of B-BEE farming a proven success in Ceres

With a successful 15-year track record, the Denou Farming is a stand-out success story. Established in 2003 as a partnership between fifth generation Prince Alfred’s Hamlet growers of the Goosen Family, Denou Farming which owns the land is held by The Den Haag Werknemers Trust (51 per cent) and The Goosen Boerdery Trust, (49 per […]

keyboard_arrow_upSovereign Foods announces merger with Cold Storage Group
keyboard_arrow_downSovereign Foods announces merger with Cold Storage Group

Sovereign Foods, the third largest poultry producer in South Africa, today announced the merger of Sovereign Foods with the Cold Storage Group (CSG), an Eastern Cape wholesaler of poultry and value-added poultry products.

keyboard_arrow_upIFFA 2019 – Digitalisation for the trade
keyboard_arrow_downIFFA 2019 – Digitalisation for the trade

At IFFA in Frankfurt am Main, butchers and meat processing professionals will be able to learn more about the way in which traditional and future practices will collaborate in their trade from 4 to 9 May. The digital revolution and the wide range of possibilities that go with it open up new potential and plenty […]

keyboard_arrow_upThe Fry Family Food Co. brand scores in top three in UK ethical consumer survey
keyboard_arrow_downThe Fry Family Food Co. brand scores in top three in UK ethical consumer survey

Ethical Consumer, a UK based, independent non-profit co-operative, have released the findings of its investigation into the ethics of multiple meat-alternative companies and brands.

keyboard_arrow_upNumerous events at IFFA reveal the latest trends of the sector
keyboard_arrow_downNumerous events at IFFA reveal the latest trends of the sector

Expert lectures, live demonstrations, product competitions and Discovery Tours – the IFFA programme of events communicates specialist knowledge, inspires through best-practice examples and presents the latest consumer trends and technical solutions.

keyboard_arrow_upTetra Pak to showcase sustainability and digitalisation solutions at Propak Africa 2019
keyboard_arrow_downTetra Pak to showcase sustainability and digitalisation solutions at Propak Africa 2019

Tetra Pak will showcase its digitalisation and sustainability technologies at Propak Africa2019 in Hall 6, stand 6A14.

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 […]