Read your April 2024 Food & Beverage Reporter Magazine

It is with some sadness that I write this message to you all. Due to an unexpected medical condition I’ve been forced to step away from the magazine to focus on my health. But, I leave it in the hands of my business partner Adele, and our competent team with full confidence that they will continue to provide content that adds value, and the latest news and insights into the food and beverage industry. 

I firmly believe that Food and Beverage Reporter magazine will accomplish much in 2024 as it responds to the changing needs of the South African market and its readers. 

With that said, we bring you some fantastic stories in the April edition. Page through as Mpact’s John Hunt reflects on the importance of embracing circularity at every step of the manufacturing chain in order to build a more innovative, sustainable and resilient world. His argument is compelling. 

We also have a great article from the team at FACTS SA that looks at ensuring gluten-free integrity in snacks and confectionery. With the popularity of gluten-free snacks at an all-time high it is important that consumers can engage with these products with trust. 

We also unpack the relationship between Cape Deli and Matrix Software that moved from a simple labelling requirement to a comprehensive stock management and traceability solution, while we track the African flavour revival – from nostalgic rediscovery to food with a future. Smiso Ndlovu, the executive chef at Kerry South Africa takes us on a great journey of discovery of traditional African flavours.  

On page 33 you will discover what makes the South African wine industry so unique as the country celebrates 365 years of winemaking and how the sector is continually transforming to stay relevant. 

Last, but certainly not least our packaging section has a great selection of thought provoking articles. Don’t miss it. 

We hope you enjoy this edition of Food & Beverage Reporter and as always, please share your news and wins with us! 


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