The lack of food security is a major issue for South Africa. Every day, millions of people go to bed hungry while millions of tons of food go to waste each year. As the largest food manufacturer in South Africa, Tiger Brands has partnered with SA Harvest in an effort to reduce food waste and improve food security.
Bos Brands, the makers of organic Rooibos-based products, has launched Bospresso, a Rooibos espresso that bears the Rainforest Alliance seal.
Rhodes Food Group has agreed to acquire the frozen foods business of Pioneer Foods Wellingtons, a part of PepsiCo, excluding its operations in Botswana and eSwatini.
According to the latest Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations report, global food commodity prices fell in June for the first time in 12 months.
At the tender age of 30, Naheed Ahmed is the founder and managing director of The Chocolate Bar, an artisan chocolate company based in Nairobi, Kenya that manufactures a wide range of high-quality chocolate products.
Consumers following strict vegan and vegetarian diets remain a small group of the population, whereas those restricting animal-based foods accounted for over 40% of global consumers in 2020.
There are various ways for small business to get their goods on to the shelves of the largest retailers in the country, through supplier development and enterprise development programmes with slightly different approaches and objectives – but an open-door policy for entrepreneurs in common.
Stoli Group, a global ultra-premium spirit and wine business, has relaunched its presence in South Africa. The company’s Stoli Premium Vodka is back on South African shelves after two years, and will now be imported and distributed by Firebrand Africa.
Since early 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic has dramatically stirred up the global and local coffee industries. Increased demand has been witnessed within the coffee industry, largely driven by consumers staying home due to pandemic-related restrictions, but still wanting to enjoy their favourite coffee drinks.
The European Commission has approved the registration of the designation ‘Rooibos’/’Red Bush’ in its register of protected designations of origin and protected geographical indications. Rooibos is the first African food to be approved by the EU for listing on the register.
Worldwide, 3 June is known as World Cider Day. A day for all cider fans to declare their love for this popular drink available in a wide variety of apple cider.
Tiger Brands, SA’s largest food player, is launching a venture capital fund to invest in food and beverage startups. CEO Noel Doyle made the announcement when the group presented its interim results on Thursday 20 May.