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

HIGHLIGHTS:

AN INDUSTRY UNDER THREAT
Nampak’s Andre de Ruyter pulled no punches at Propak Cape 2017, issuing a storm warning over threats facing the packaging industry.

THE INNOVATORS
Dew Crisp has been making our salads sexy for over a decade … and the passion continues …

PACKAGING REALLY IS PERSUASIVE
Nielsen shows just how much it matters in consumer decision-making.

FOOD PROCESSING AFRICA
African Development Bank chief warns that the continent’s spiralling food imports are “completely unnacceptable”

THE ECO-ROAD – A SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT
Facing up to the challenges of sustainable food production. What the Irish can teach us …. myths and facts … and more!

 



Our October issue is available. Click here to read (it’s a PDF file you can also save and read later).

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE OCTOBER ISSUE

SAAFost 2017 Congress:  It was bigger and better and  appreciated by all. Read our congress wrap.

Designer drinks: how companies like Chilla and Slo-Jo are reinventing the upper end of the beverage category.

Liquid Gold:  Find out who’s top of the olive oil industry and check out the state-of-the-art in presses at Morgenster.

Chemical-free sanitising:  Meet the  SA company that’s killing pathogens with just water and salt.

Brazil’s King of Cool:  Embraco, the world’s leading refrigeration company, is making its presence felt in SA.

Fakefish is here:  “Seafood” made from plants looks and tastes like the real thing and its coming to a supermarket near you.

 

 



THIS IS NOT THE TIME TO BE CHICKENSH**

The digital version of our September issue is now available (a PDF file you can download and read at leisure).

Click here to read it.

HIGHLIGHTS

EU DUMPING … Why is Government destroying SA’s poultry industry?

GUT GOODNESS:  True health starts in the gut and Danone SA is giving yoghurt a huge push in SA.

PASS THE SALT, PLEASE: New research says we’ve got it all wrong – salt is actually healthy, and we need more not less in our food.

THINK LIKE A TERRORIST: We explore the dark side of food safety and how to combat factory sabotage.

AFRICA’s TOP 50: Meet the consumer goods giants of Africa and see how much muscle SA’s foodbev companies flex on the continent

SPACE GIANT: We take a look at Shoprite’s brand new DC in the Cape. It’s awesome!

 

 



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.

 

 



LIST YOUR BUSINESS IN OUR SUPPLIER DIRECTORY


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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)