# 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 ….