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Volume 6, Issue 3, 2011
Source: M&J Retail 6, pp 10 –15 (2011)More Less
This year's Africa Big Seven (AB7) exhibition recorded the best attendance ever in its 10-year history. The composite food and beverage trade show, the biggest on the African continent, attracted exhibitors and visitors from 54 countries, with a visitor total of 8 518, 11% more than in 2010.
Source: M&J Retail 6, pp 16 –19 (2011)More Less
Cheese wax is specially made for coating cheeses to prevent moisture loss, reduce mechanical damage and prevent mould growth. It is also a valuable marketing tool, due to the appeal of the various colours used for the different types of cheeses and the emotional appeal of these colours to the consumer.
Author Retha FourieSource: M&J Retail 6, pp 34 –37 (2011)More Less
The use of continuous cold chain monitoring technology that transmits real-time data during the entire cold storage and distribution process is becoming increasingly popular in the fruit industry, particularly because it enables retailers to implement 'first expired first out' (FEFO) management, potentially saving millions of rands annually.
Source: M&J Retail 6, pp 42 –45 (2011)More Less
Someone once said: "You do the best you know how - and when you know better, you do better." This is as true in business as it is in life, and it is for this very reason that ongoing research and development is critical for the survival and growth of any industry sector.
Source: M&J Retail 6, pp 47 –49 (2011)More Less
The more we know about the properties of milk, the better we can use it to develop more and improved products that will add value to the lives of all our consumers - and the better we can market these products to those very same consumers by informing them of the benefits of including these in their diets. We are then no longer selling products, but rather health and wellbeing.
Source: M&J Retail 6, pp 50 –53 (2011)More Less
"A food safety crisis is a crisis of confidence, which leads to distrust in the food safety and quality assurance system, as well as a general distrust of the brand. Inspiring consumer confidence in the safety of the food product is therefore imperative for food companies."
Source: M&J Retail 6, pp 54 –56 (2011)More Less
Dairy processing is a sensitive business, mainly due to the fact that the core ingredient, milk, is prone to contamination and spoilage. Every ingredient and every step of the process has to be carefully monitored to ensure that the final product is safe for the consumer. However, manufacturing a safe product is not the end of the line: the product still has to reach the consumer in perfectly good order, which is why package integrity is yet another critical aspect of this business.