Tobacco industry turf war hots up as SA emerges from cigarette...

As South Africa emerges from a five-month ban on tobacco sales, the country's biggest cigarette company has implored the government to implement measures to...

Plant-based investors launch new fund targeting alternative protein sector

Lever venture capital (VC), a global alternative protein venture capital fund whose partners include investors in Beyond Meat, Impossible Foods, Memphis Meats and other...

Unilever uses cellphones to track palm oil sourcing

Unilever is planning to use new geolocation technology to make its palm oil supply chains more transparent and tackle a farm-to-table traceability problem that...

Five ways to reboot the global food economy to make it...

COVID-19 has shown how damaging ill-health can be for the economy. But it has also shown how measures that benefit health (lockdowns) can be...

FoodForwardSA says more people in SA will be in need of...

FoodForward SA, South Africa’s not-for-profit food redistribution organisation, said the escalating number of poor people will drastically increase the number of vulnerable people needing...

Woolworths announces 25 stores are now plastic shopping bag free

Despite Covid-19 lockdown disruptions, over the last month Woolworths has continued introducing its innovative ‘closed loop recycled’ paper bag and rolling out its ‘low...

Kellogg teams up with Symrise for responsibly sourced vanilla

Symrise has partnered with Kellogg Company in a three-year project in Madagascar which aims to responsibly source 100% of Kellogg’s vanilla by 2020.The partnership...

Tiger Brands to sell meat businesses for R253m

Tiger Brands has reached an agreement with two parties to dispose of its value-added meat products (Vamp) business for R253m.The owner of the Enterprise,...

Boosting cocoa traceability with tech, collaborations and sourcing scrutiny

Consumers are increasingly keen to learn more about the bean-to-bar journey of cocoa products. To meet this end, traceable technology and cooperation throughout the...

How South African food companies go about shaping public health policy...

Obesity and diet-related diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, are major public health problems in South Africa. But many in the food industry strongly...

Imported frozen foods may have caused New Zealand’s new coronavirus outbreak

New Zealand reported its first case of COVID-19 in more than 100 days on Tuesday. It's possible the virus arrived via imported food packages.The...

Covid-19 will create far-reaching impact on global alcohol consumption

Amidst the ongoing pandemic, the effects on the global beverage alcohol market continues to come into focus. IWS identifies six key macro trends that are...

The coronavirus pandemic requires us to understand food’s murky supply chains

Six months ago, you may not have thought much about where your groceries were produced. But chances are you’re thinking about it now. The COVID-19...

Tongaat Hulett turnaround strategy pays off in annual results

Tongaat Hulett today released its results for the year to end March 2020, which showed the group had posted an operating profit of R3.3...

Counting the cost of South Africa’s alcohol and cigarette sales ban

The continue prohibition on alcohol and cigarette sales has come at a hefty cost to South Africa’s fiscus, says SARS commissioner Edward Kieswetter.Kieswetter told...

It’s D-Day for lifting South Africa’s alcohol ban: industry body

The question of whether local liquor sales will be opened up this month, will be a make-or-break decision for the industry, says wine body...

Infinite Foods, Beyond Meat and Oatly’s go-to-market partner in Africa, announces...

World-renowned agricultural policy experts, food entrepreneurs and investors join forces to catalyse sub-Saharan Africa’s plant-based food economy.Infinite Foods, Africa’s premier go-to-market platform for leading plant-based...

South Africa retail sales drop again even as lockdown eased

South African retail sales dropped for a third straight month in June even as the lockdown restrictions that limited the operation of stores and...