Listeria found in 25% of frozen vegetables in England

Listeria was detected in almost a quarter of frozen vegetable samples in England. Between December 2018 and April 2019, 1,050 frozen fruit and vegetable...

Vegan shoppers drive frozen food market growth

The days of supermarket freezers packed with bland, beige foods are gone. Modern consumers are increasingly returning to the frozen aisles for vegetables, gourmet...

Major SA food brands join Pick n Pay in global commitment...

Pick n Pay has recruited 20 of its largest food and manufacturer suppliers to join the 10x20x30 initiative to significantly combat in-store and supply...

UN World Food Programme wins 2020 Nobel Peace Prize

The 2020 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).The agency was given the prize for its efforts...

Nutritional Holdings returns to profit with R594m in earnings

Nutritional Holdings yesterday returned to profitability, reporting a profit of R5.94 million for the year to end February from a R5.40m loss last year.The...

Bel Group to launch dedicated plant-based brand

The Bel Group has announced its ambition to provide a plant-based offering for each one of its core brands, as well as the launch...

Beyond Meat expands breakfast offering with new plant-based links

Beyond Meat has announced the launch of Beyond Breakfast Sausage links, which aim to deliver the same taste and texture as their pork-based counterpart.Featuring...

Shoprite launches Xtra Savings rewards programme

The Shoprite Group is launching a rewards programme for its Shopite branded stores on Monday 12 October 2020. The new Shoprite Xtra Savings card...

Black Friday 2020 – South African stores to extend specials

Pick n Pay told the Sunday Times that it would extend its Black Friday sale over two weeks, while Game and Makro will be...

Rebranding on the horizon? Plant-based space bracing for European vote on...

A European proposal to ban the use of names such as “burger” and “sausage,” as well as descriptive terms like “yogurt-style” and “cheese alternative,”...

McCain remains dedicated in their ongoing efforts to support local farmers

McCain continues to do good and be good with their Growing Together initiative."Our farmers are an integral part of our McCain business, some of...

New ecommerce-in-a-box offering set to transform SME landscape

South African businesses can now get an ecommerce-ready website, including a full payment suite, integrated delivery service and free hosting for just R349 per...

KAUAI calls for a better post-COVID ‘normal’ with new conversation-starter campaign

Day by day, we’re shaping our post-pandemic realities by tentatively returning to pre-lockdown habits or sticking with new behaviours we’ve discovered we prefer during...

Standard Bank leverages specialised knowledge to assist local agribusinesses

The outbreak of COVID-19 across the globe, and efforts to curb the spread, has created an unprecedented event that is causing severe disruption to...

Oat milk surges to second most popular in plant-based dairy sector

In just a few years since oat milk first appeared on grocery store shelves, it has become the second most popular plant-based milk, according...

Trade Intelligence retail workshops – Keep up to date with what’s...

Workshop Info:1. INFORMAL RETAIL (15 October via zoom) This is often a forgotten playing field gain actionable insights and pinpoint opportunities to grow in this profitable sector.Why...

FAO and WHO to relook at Listeria in RTE foods

FAO and WHO experts are to look again at Listeria monocytogenes in ready-to-eat (RTE) foods.The move by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and...

Plant-based giants weigh in on “meaty” labeling ban, emerging markets and...

The plant-based movement is branching out into new culinary formats as industry looks toward the maturing Asian market and more opportunities in the emerging...