SPAR SOUTH AFRICA’S STRONG SUSTAINABILITY STRATEGY

SPAR South Africa is on track to become a carbon neutral organisation by 2050, thanks to its strong sustainability strategy.

ONLINE GROCERY DELIVERIES TO EXPAND AT OVER 20% CAGR UNTIL 2031

A new report on the market for global online grocery delivery services predicts it will expand at over 20% CAGR over the next decade. According to research company and consultancy Fact MR online grocery delivery has become a lifestyle choice…

REPORT PREDICTS MEAT CONSUMPTION IN EUROPE AND NORTH AMERICA TO PEAK IN 2035

Consumption of meat and other animal products will decline in Europe and North America from 2035 onwards, according to a new report.

SIAL HERALDS LAUNCH OF YEAR-ROUND NEWSROOM

Adeline Vancauwelaert, SIAL Director, says there is a great opportunity for the industry to take advantage of trends in order to accelerate their business. We asked her to tell us more.

TESCO COUNTS COST OF COVID TRADING AS PROFITS DROP

Tesco has announced a rise in sales, but a sharp fall in full-year profits after spending nearly €1 billion to carry on trading through the Covid-19 pandemic.

US ORGANIC PRODUCE SALES JUMP BY NEARLY 10% IN FIRST QUARTER

Sales of organic fresh produce in the United States increased by 9.3% in the first quarter of this year, with people eating at home more credited with the growth.

OHIO STATE UNI CREATES CONSORTIUM FOR HEALTHIER PROCESSING OF LIQUID FOODS

The Ohio State College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) has established a university-industry consortium to develop and license a new manufacturing technology that preserves foods and beverages using recognisable ingredients – without artificial preservatives, and with reduced heat.…

PHILIPPINES OPENS UP PORK IMPORT MARKET TO ALLEVIATE TIGHT SUPPLIES

African Swine Fever continues to pose significant challenges for the Philippine pig market. While there are conflicting reports on the number of pigs affected, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) estimates that production fell by 30% in 2020.

HEINEKEN AIMS FOR CARBON NEUTRAL VALUE CHAIN BY 2040

Ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 26), due to take place this November in Glasgow, Scotland, Heineken has made far-reaching commitments on carbon that will affect its entire business, from barley to bar.

FROZEN MEALS MAKER COOK INVESTS IN PRODUCTION FACILITIES AS IT AIMS TO DOUBLE SALES

British frozen meals retailer COOK has invested in new freezer equipment as it looks to increase its production capacity by 80%. COOK, which also aims to double sales within five years, has bought a custom-made unit that will allow continuous…