Retail Trends 2019



L'Occitane buys skincare brand Elemis for $900m
L'Occitane buys skincare brand Elemis for $900m

Global beauty products maker and retailer L'Occitane International S.A., has agreed to buy beauty and skincare brand Elemis for approximately $900 million...

22 hours ago

#BizTrends2019: 5 trends shaping the fresh produce sector
#BizTrends2019: 5 trends shaping the fresh produce sector

The fresh produce industry's characteristics can easily be defined by those of its products - quick turnaround and short shelve life. It is definitely not an easy game...

By Lindie Stroebel 3 days ago

These self-driving robots deliver snacks on demand

Hungry students at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California were recently introduced to Snackbot, the outdoor, self-driving robot delivering snacks and beverages from PepsiCo's portfolio of better-for-you brands...

6 minutes ago

Copyright law does not protect the taste of cheese

"Blessed are the cheesemakers", runs the famous line from the Monty Python film Life of Brian. But a recent court case gives the lie to the notion that manufacturers of cheese have fortune on their side...

By Estelle Derclaye 1 day ago

10 female-run food businesses to champion in 2019

From one-woman-shows to family businesses to major career U-turns, these are 10 of the food and drinks brands we're excited about right now...

By Studio H 1 day ago

Faithful to Nature crowns SA's favourite eco-conscious brands

Faithful to Nature has revealed the winners of its inaugural Eco Awards, a competition introduced to highlight the brands committed to demonstrating and promoting conscious consumption...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 2 days ago

Tetra Pak ramps up carton packaging customisation with digital printing

Food processing and packaging company Tetra Pak is to become the first company in the food and beverage carton industry to offer full-colour digital printing on its carton packages...

17 Jan 2019

All-you-can-eat food packaging could soon be on the menu

Within a year, single-use plastics and excess packaging have become Public Enemy No. 1...

By Sylvain Charlebois 16 Jan 2019

Distell launches new Libertas Vineyard and Estates wine company

Libertas Vineyards and Estates' managing director, Kay Nash said the move was a "significant shift" from Distell's previous approach where premium wines were managed as a division within the global company's multi-category portfolio.

15 Jan 2019

Gillette's 'We Believe' ad receives mixed feedback

NEWSWATCH: Gillette has released a #MeToo-inspired ad called 'We Believe' that plays on its 30-year old tagline, 'Best a Man Can Get' to help put an end to 'toxic masculinity'...

15 Jan 2019

New rebranded Unframed Ice Cream store opens at the V&A

Cape Town ice cream company Unframed Ice Cream has revealed a new inviting retail space at the popular V&A Food Market at the Waterfront...

11 Jan 2019

Campbell's 6 defining food trends for 2019

Throughout the year, the chefs at Campbell Soup Company monitor the biggest food trends across the globe to compile Trendscape - a list of what and how you'll be eating in the coming year...

10 Jan 2019

Global food prices steady in December

Cereal prices have offset declining sugar and dairy quotations...

10 Jan 2019

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