Category: NEWS

LIVING IN A “SOBER-CURIOUS” WORLD

Our July issue is ready to read in a flip-mag format – just click on the cover below, or click here for a PDF version you can save to your PC and read later/offline.

HIGHLIGHTS:

# In our beverage focus we explore the world of low-alcohol/zero-alcohol drinks which are kicking the booze industry in the teeth and crossing over into the soft-drinks category.

# Smart new snacks with strong wellness claims are making inroads into what was once just a junk food category.

# Real milk without cows? Sounds ridiculous. Well, it’s not. It’s real!

# As the economy contracts, there’s an epidemic of discounting going on  – but foodbev brands face a backlash as consumers are being trained to buy them only when there’s a promotion.

# FSSC22000 is now at Version 5. So, what’s changed?  Well, finally, quality now matters …

# Are there any real alternatives to plastic packaging? We cut through the confusion about recycling.



WHAT’S NEW ON THE SWEETENER FRONT …

Our June issue is now available online. Click on the cover pic to read it.

HIGHLIGHTS

This issue features a special report on the latest developments in sweeteners: Is stevia set for a comeback?; is Monk Fruit the next big thing?; who’s offering specialised sweetener advice to the foodbev industry … and why honey still remains top of the sweetener pops.

We also take a look at the growing interest in kosher foods by non-religious consumers who see kosher as a stamp of quality and safety.

On the food safety front, we go beyond microbial issues into the concerning rise in foreign body contamination of foods – think metal, glass, plastics – and what to do about it.

In the packaging and processing section, we look at how smart conveying solutions can make a huge difference in protecting fragile products. Also, take a look at the stylish rebranding of the Montagu dried fruits and nuts brand, and see why Dairypack Tubs is winning awards for its IML packaging.



EATEN ANY BAMBARA, SAMARA OR FONIO RECENTLY?

Our May issue is now ready-to-read online. Just click on the cover for our flip-mag.

HIGHLIGHTS

# The 50 Foods for the Future Report puts the spotlight on a select group of plants that will keep humans – and the planet – healthy. Some fascinating super-foods from Africa are in the top 50.

# Starting a food business is tough … especially when you’re thousands of km from home. But Delight Mapasure shows us how it can be done with her boerewors invasion of the UK.

# With the Listeria class-action trial set to begin, we take a look at our Food Safety State of the Nation.

# Rooibos is seeping deep into the global foodbev sector. And this time it’s chocolates …

# If you thought flexo was the only way to print decent labels, you’ll be amazed by what photocopier technology can do these days. Really amazed!

All this and more in the May issue …

 



THE BRAVE NEW WORLD OF MEAT

Our April issue is now available online. Click on the cover to read it.

This month we focus on the big issue swirling around the future of meat: Can the livestock sector survive the test-tube meat revolution that is now seriously underway? Or does the cow offer so much more to the planet than just Big Macs and farts?

And does the plant-protein sector have any right to seize ownership of words like “burger”, “sausage” and “mince”?

These and other thought-provoking ideas about food’s sci-fi future …



2019 SUPPLIER DIRECTORY NOW AVAILABLE

The March issue of Food & Beverage Reporter is now available online. This month’s issue is published simultaneously with our 2019 Annual Suppliers Directory (see below).

FOR THE MAGAZINE:  Click HERE to read this month’s issue online.

FOR THE DIRECTORY: Click HERE to view the directory online.
For a PDF version you can save to your PC, click here.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MARCH ISSUE:

# The organic movement has come a long from its hippie days – now it’s big business, and Big Food is swallowing it up. Can organic survive with its integrity intact?

# Women, the XX factor in the food industry – just don’t seem to make the headlines. We’re helping to change that with full coverage of the winners of South Africa’s first Food XX Awards.

# The Meat Industry is having a tough time as the focus shifts to plant-based alternatives. Luckily, there’s people like Steve Maresch around who keep the Meat Flag flying high.

# SA had bold plans to combat food fraud when our experts met a year ago. Have we made any progress?

All this and more ….



A NEW YEAR. AND SO MANY NEW FOOD IDEAS …

Our first issue of the new year is out and it’s full of useful and interesting stuff.

Click on the cover and start reading in a flip mag format or grab a pdf version here which you can save and read offline.

HIGHLIGHTS

# Fever-Tree is the envy of the global beverage industry, bursting onto the tonic water scene just as the craft gin market exploded. We speak to its founder Tim Warrillow about their phenomenal growth and plans for the SA market.

# Dave Bester had a long, distinguished career in advertising. Now he’s the deepest of food discounters, offering food manufacturers a lifeline for their obsolete stock.

# Storm Wiggett, one of SA’s leading foodbev packaging designers, shares her secrets of great branding – and re-branding.

# Our coverage of the Vegan phenomenon continues with several reports from the plant-based-meat-like frontlines.

# Feeding the world’s growing population with healthy food from sustainable sources is a massive challenge, maybe the biggest challenge we face.  Can we save Planet Earth with a single diet?

# New Year is a great time  to put some food safety resolutions in place. We offer you five to get going with.

All this and a whole lot more …



A PLANT-BASED FUTURE IS COMING …

Our year-end issue is out and it’s on-trend with the big things happening in the food industry, like the rapid rise in plant-based meat alternatives and the palm oil nightmare we are facing.

Click on the big grey/white arrow (not the red one!) on the cover for the flip-mag version.

For a PDF file you can download and read offline, click here



OUR OCTOBER ISSUE NOW ONLINE

Click on the cover to read it in a flip-mag format. Or click here for a PDF version you can save to your PC and read offline.

HIGHLIGHTS

# After the listeria crisis, the meat industry is cleaning up its act. Arnold Vosloo, a leading figure in the meat processing sector, maps the way forward.

# Meanwhile, Food Focus’ Linda Jackson has a dream about food safety … that it’s something SA foodbev industry will make part of our DNA. Is she just dreaming?

# Studio H in Cape Town is pushing the envelope when it comes to bringing the food experience to life … helping brands tap into the consumer appetite for fresh ideas – and old ones too.

# The thirst for coffee just keeps on growing worldwide and the hunt for great coffee taste is now putting Africa’s beans firmly in the spotlight.

# Germany’s packaging giant, KHS, is 150 year’s old  … and we find out why there’s a lot to celebrate.

 

 



INSECTS AND THE YUK FOOD FACTOR

Our September issue now available below in a flip-mag format. Or click here to view as a pdf file you can also download and read offline. Highlights of this month’s issue: # THEATRE OF FOOD: Food Lover’s Market is raising the bar with bold new eat-in/take-out offerings at its new stores. We speak to CEO Brian Coppin about the group’s ambitions. # INSECTS FOR LUNCH: A local startup is pioneering insect “milk” and its founder argues passionately that insects’ time has finally arrived. # FOOD SAFETY: After the Tiger listeria horror, our regulations are being tightened up and now even bosses need to get food safety smart. No more excuses! # FLAVOUR HUNGER: Consumers are becoming  more adventurous in their search for fresh tastes, says Firmenich SA’s Marco Monteiro in our “Thought for Food” interview. # NO MORE ‘BOTTLENECKS’: Hot on the heels of its takeover of  Boxmore, Spanish packaging giant ALPLA introduces a big new HDPE range into SA. # SOLAR-THERMAL: If your business uses boiling water in manufacturing, then solar thermal is the way to go. Find out why. All this and a lot more ….


DISRUPTION: IT’S EVERYWHERE!

The August issue of Food & Beverage Reporter is now available in a smart new interactive ”flip-mag” format. See below.

You can also download it as a PDF file and read offline. Click HERE and save the issue to your PC.

HIGHLIGHTS

# The Disruptors 1: The demand for convenience is driving a wave of ready-to-eat meal delivery innovation and entrepreneurship – could it spell the end to home cooking!  We speak to the movers and shakers.

# The Disruptors 2: We spotlight 11 big foodtech innovations – including robot chefs – that are coming sooner than we may think.

# Food safety: In the aftermath of the listeria outbreak, tougher new regulations have been passed that everyone in the food handling business needs to comply with. We give you the lowdown.

# Processing: Radio waves are revolutionising the defrosting process. We’ll show you why it’s faster, safer, better.

….and a whole lot more…