Shoprite Group gears towards using 100% reusable and recyclable packaging material by 2025

SOUTH AFRICA – In line with the Shoprite Group’s commitment to ensure that 100 percent of its plastic packaging is reusable and/or recyclable by 2025, the retailer is now using the 4000 tons of plastic […]

Shoprite’s half year sales grow by 7% despite dismal performance outside SA

SOUTH AFRICA – Africa’s retail giant Shoprite has reported a 7% growth in the group’s total sales to approximately R81.2bn (US$5.62b) in its half-year financial performance ending December 2019. The growth was driven its South […]

Secha Capital invests in South African healthy snack business Rush Nutrition

SOUTH AFRICA – South Africa’s Rush Nutrition, a healthy and wellness brand that manufactures healthy snacks and beverages has secured backing from Secha Capital, a Johannesburg based impact investor. Rush Nutrition is capitalising on the […]

Notable changes in South Africa’s consumption behavior as consumers aggravate to vegan lifestyle

SOUTH AFRICA – More eateries and food outlets in South Africa are catering to vegans as demand grows with the rise of South Africans adopting to a vegan lifestyle. In the country, this month of […]

AB InBev to start brewing using renewable energy for its South African operations

SOUTH AFRICA – Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev), the global beverage giant has unveiled plans to start brewing using renewable energy by rolling out solar plants at its seven major South African breweries by the end […]

Mondi announces departure of group’s chief executive officer Peter Oswald

AUSTRIA – Mondi Plc has announced that its Chief Executive Officer Peter Oswald, will step down from the position and the board of packaging and paper group and leave the company on 31st March 2020. […]

South African packaging group Nampak officially opens new technical hub

SOUTH AFRICA – Africa’s paper and packaging product manufacturing giant, Nampak has officially launched its Liquid Carton divisions’ new Technical Hub in Roodepoort, Johannesburg. The new plant complements Nampak’s existing liquid carton facilities, which include […]

Tiger Brands launches development fund to boost South African smallholder farmers

SOUTH AFRICA – Tiger Brands, a South African packaged food company has launched its enterprise supplier development fund to support smallholder farmers, processors and distributors in the food-processing value chain. According to Mary-Jane Morifi, chief […]

Pick n Pay joins global food waste initiative calling upon its suppliers to join the movement

SOUTH AFRICA – Pick n Pay has joined the global food waste initiative and asked 20 of its biggest suppliers to join the movement. The project is backed by 10 of the world’s largest food […]