Traceability systems are now mandatory for the South African food-bev industry, but according to leading ERP vendor, SYSPRO, there is curiously slow adoption of this essential safeguard. Here are several points to consider.
As COVID-19 spreads around the globe, fears of a deep global recession are mounting. Some also fear that food supplies may start running short, especially if supply chains are disrupted. Others fear that agricultural production may be disrupted by containment measures that restrict workers from harvesting and handling crops.
Five weeks ago, it was business as usual. Four weeks ago, it became business unusual. Three weeks ago, the national lockdown gutted an entire industry and everything we thought we knew has come to naught. This is according to Mozambik group CEO Manny Nichas, who says that the rapid change in the trading environment has left an industry reeling with uncertainty.
Following a successful pilot at the Durbanville Food Store last week, Woolworths is rolling out a new contactless, click and collect drive-through shopping service to an additional 14 stores across South Africa in the coming days.
Move over Granny Smith and Red Delicious, there’s a hot new apple in town and it’s built to outlast them all – the Cosmic Crunch apple has just hit shelves across the US.
Here are some thoughtful insights from just-food.com – an excellent editorial that debates panic buying, empty shelves, and how food retailers and their suppliers will adapt to meet the needs of the next few months.
FoodFocus.com is assisting fresh produce suppliers find alternative supply chains in the wake of the lockdown and the shuttering of the food service industry.
As South Africa prepares for a 21-day lockdown, strict regulations have been implemented stating which stores can remain open as part of essential services.
South Africa’s 2020 wine grape crop will still yield exceptional wines despite uncertainty at first considering South Africa’s lockdown practices, says industry body Vinpro.
The influence of Innova Market Insights Top Ten Trends for 2020 is clearly apparent in the dairy category, which is facing key challenges in remaining viable amid changing consumer tastes. This is particularly apparent because of the, strong growth in interest in plant-based alternatives.
Pleasure is still key among driving ice cream trends, with consumers naming its taste, the fact that it’s a treat and makes people feel happy as the top three reasons for buying it, reports Innova Market Insights. However….
The department has set aside a package of R1.2 billion to address effects of the coronavirus and ensure sustainable food production.
A coherent data collection system can open new doors for industrial operators in the food and beverage industry
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