WANT TO BE RECESSION-PROOF?
TRY THE FOOD INDULGENCE BUSINESS

Our August issue is now available online and it’s packed with interesting stuff. Click here to read it (it’s a PDF file you can download and read offline).

HIGHLIGHTS

Township shops stagger under the invasion of the grocery giants

We need to talk about the wages of SA’s food technologists

Decadent inspiration:
Indulgence gurus @ Sally Williams & NOMU tell us how it’s done

Climate changes everything:
There’s no more place to hide

FUTURELIFE is 10:
A decade of smart innovation

Food Safety:
Is compliance taking the flavour out of our food?

Friends of the Forest:
How Woolies is making label peace with the planet



PLANT PROTEINS ARE GOING TO WAR WITH MEAT…
COULD THE VEG ACTUALLY WIN?

July cover Food & Bev ReporterThe digital version of our July issue is now available. Click here to read it (it’s a PDF file you can save and read offline).

Highlights of this month’s issue:

PLANT PROTEINS: There’s a green-goldrush going on for novel plant proteins as consumers seek out meat alternatives. We explore the huge leaps being made in developing a variety of new veg proteins that are set to give meat a run for its juices.

RICE IDEAS: Rice is, well, rice, you might say, but in Thailand it’s big news. Really big news. We went to Bangkok to find out how fresh ideas, state support and innovative hybrids are giving Thai rice a big boost. We also check out a massive rice-growing project initiated by Africa’s richest man.

THOUGHT FOR FOOD: South Africa’s food system is broken and we need bold new thinking to rescue SA from increasing hunger. Researcher Dr Tracy Ledger has mapped out the problem in a provocative new book and offers some radical proposals to fix it.

SPARE THE OIL: In our Packaging and Processing section we look at how smart new technologies are enabling manufacturers to produce fried products with much less oil and meet consumer demands for cleaner, lighter foods.

 

 



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Click here to view our 2017 Supplier Directory
It’s packed with contact details and info on leading suppliers to the South African foodbev industry. Ingredients, machinery, services, packaging materials and more.



SA’s GOING FOR (BLUE) GOLD;
HOW RETAIL GIANTS SCREW SMALL SUPPLIERS

Our June issue is a basket of interesting stuff. Click HERE to read it (a pdf file you can also download and read offline).

We also feature a special 12-paqe supplement on the 50th Anniversary of SA’s packaging and processing specialists, Geiger & Klotzbücher. Click HERE to read the supplement (a pdf file you can also download and read offline).

 

 



FERMENTS: MORE THAN A FAD?
BUSTING MILK MYTHS & FACING UP TO FOOD FRAUD

Our May issue is now available. Click here to read.  It’s a PDF file you can also download and read offline.

Highlights of the May issue:

Fermentation frenzy: Consumers are clamouring for fermented foods and beverages. Find out what’s driving this trend while we spotlight 3 of the hottest fermented products.

Busting the milk myths: Hormones, antibiotics, carbon footprint … an international expert demolishes the negative hype about dairy.

Food Fraud in SA: We report on a recent conference that highlighted the challenges SA is facing –  there’s no room for complacency. 

Trouble in Candyland: This month we unwrap the multitude of challenges facing the confectionery sector as taxes and regulatory pressures start to bite.



HPP REVOLUTION ARRIVES IN SA
& THE HEAT’S ON MEAT

The April issue of Food & Beverage Reporter is now available. Click HERE to read it (it’s a PDF file you can save and read offline).

HIGHLIGHTS:

HPP. HPP. HOORAY!
A state-of-the-art high-pressure pasteurisation ‘tollgate’ has opened in Midrand.We went to see what all the excitement is about.

Front-of-pack labelling: does it work?
For countries weak in nutritional literacy, simplified front-of-pack (FOP) labelling can cut through the jargon and encourage healthier lifestyles. But do consumers actually find it helpful?

Meat & Heat
Consumer hunger for spicy heat and healthy food is driving a new wave of seasoning innovation in the meat sector. Meanwhile, herbs are helping re-vitalise the tired old sausage.

Well, is your brand transparelocalicious?
US guru Phil Lempert plots the way forward for foodbev brands.



SMART BARS & FLOWER POWER
PLUS OUR 2017 SUPPLIER GUIDE

The March issue of Food & Beverage Reporter is now available. Click here to read it (it’s a PDF file you can save and read offline).

HIGHLIGHTS: 

RAW SUPERFOOD SNACKS ARE RAISING THE BAR
As the Millennial generation increasingly swops mealtimes for snacktimes, their hunger for health is being met by a passionate group of South African raw superfood snackbar makers.

BLOOMING GOOD TASTE
For centuries flowers have been used in recipes and now they’re gaining serious popularity as the epitome of natural flavours. We explore the opportunity for using flowers in food and beverage formulations.

… BUT NO TIME TO SMELL THE ROSES
Someone who’s definitely not stopping to smell the roses is Universal Label’s CEO Brett Prawde. From humble beginnings he’s built up one the country’s largest independently-owned label businesses. We find out what makes him tick.

2017 SUPPLIER GUIDE

As part of our bumper March package we’re publishing our 2017 Supplier Directory, a one-stop guide to all the leading suppliers to the food and beverage industry. It’s a must-have resource. You can read the digital version here (PDF file you can save and keep as a reference)



JAN-FEB ISSUE IS HOT OFF THE PRESS

Click here to read it (it’s a PDF file you can save and read offline).

Cover pictureHIGHLIGHTS

SUGAR BLUES: Nigel Sunley cuts through all the posturing and pseudo-science that seems to dominate the sugar tax debate and calls for some common sense to prevail.

THE GMO SAGA: Why a leading SA politician wants a full investigation into the dangers of glyphosate – and how a new cut ‘n paste technology is set to revolutionise the future of GM foods.

NATURAL COLOUR SPOTLIGHT:  How to use them effectively and why you should be using them.

ITALIAN STYLE: We go visiting the Parma region and discover Italian food genius and food processing excellence.



SEXY BREAD & LUBRICANT LOGIC

Our November-December issue is now available. Click here to read it (pdf file you can also save and read offline)

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HIGHLIGHTS

Bread gets its sex appeal back
Technical and ingredient innovation is driving fresh new ideas in the bread sector.

Lubricant low-down
Food safety regulations for the use of lubricants are complex. We break it all down.

Flavours and flexibility
We explore new developments in the flavour sector.

White or red meat: which is healthier?
Dr Nicolette Hall cuts deep into this contentious issue.

Packaging Innovation
How digital printing is helping brand owners develop agile and personalised packaging.



Loony-food lefties & why bottled water’s fizz won’t stop

fbr-october-coverOur October issue is now available. Read it online here (pdf file you can save and read offline too).

HIGHIGHTS:

Anti-Everything. After attending the recent World Public Health Nutrition congress in Cape Town, Nigel Sunley lets rip at the loony-left food brigade.

The Wonder of (bottled) Water. The sector continues to bubble happily along.Together with the SA National Bottled Water Association (SANBWA), we take an in-depth look at this buoyant business.

The Future of Fresh. Big changes are coming in the fresh food pipeline, experts told the recent PMA Fresh Connections conference in Pretoria. Find out what they are …

Poor Potatoes. They’ve been getting a raw deal from low-carbers and now Potatoes SA is fighting back with a fun new campaign to help restore confidence in the humble spud. Will Tim Noakes approve?