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Is SA’s Breakfast Cereals catering to the growing Millennial segment?

Breakfast Cereals are still typically cherished by Baby Boomers who become nostalgic when thinking of Breakfast Cereals such as Froot Loops, Coco Pops and the sugar-coated Frosted Flakes. However, Millennials have received the term ‘Cereal Killer’ as this generation is specifically moving away from Breakfast Cereals and embracing various on-the-go snack options that better suit

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Is the National Health Insurance (NHI) the right cure for SA’s healthcare system?

South Africa continues to invest substantial resources into its healthcare services, and health remains a key priority with 12.3% of current government expenditure allocated to healthcare specifically. Since 1994, the investment into South Africa’s healthcare services has yielded significant results. However, funding of the public health system which provides healthcare services to the majority of

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Has the Cape’s water crisis driven bottled water sales?

Still, sparkling, flavoured or enriched with additional vitamins and minerals? Bottled water was once a far simpler product, but the number of options available to consumers within this category has increased substantially over the last few years and driven the growth of the industry. With the water crisis in the Cape provinces (Northern, Western and

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Is SA’s Tea Industry ‘everyone’s cup of Tea’?

For some a good cup of tea is like a hug in a mug; it simply makes everything better. Many consumers use tea to connect with family and friends and the drink is often associated with memories of happiness and joy. Consumers are, however, becoming more discerning about their choice of tea. They are moving

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Is the SA Analgesics market breaking through the pain barrier?

On a global scale, pain continues to be one of the most common symptoms encouraging individuals to seek medical care or over-the-counter alternatives to relieve their symptoms. This coupled with the ever-growing global healthcare industry, accelerated technological developments, the increasing prevalence of various pain disorders, and the rising global ageing population, are some of the

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Is the Concentrates market ‘hydrating’ South African consumers?

On a global scale, Concentrates offers a wide variety of beverage options to consumers. This coupled with rising consumer health consciousness, longer shelf life and the cost-effectiveness of concentrates in comparison to other soft drink options is set to continue fuelling the demand for concentrates globally and in South Africa. However, with the ever-looming Sugar

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Are healthier lifestyles driving SA’s fruit juice industry?

The Fruit Juice Industry is currently in a relatively healthy state, both locally and globally, with many opportunities presenting themselves for manufacturers and producers despite the challenges within the industry. Insight Survey’s latest SA Fruit Juice Industry Landscape Report 2018 discusses the global and local fruit juice markets based on the latest information and research.  It examines the

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Is Pet ‘parenting’ driving SA industry growth?

Pets touch our hearts and influence our lives in ways that most people never will. Based on a survey conducted by Boomerang Africa, 67% of children consider pets to be their best friend and 72% of South African families laugh at least once a day because of something their pet does. Insight Survey’s latest SA Pet Care

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Maybe she’s born with it…or is it good skincare?

The pursuit of beautiful and flawless skin has been part of society since the beginning of time. The Egyptians often used natural products, such as olive oil, ostrich eggs, and essential oils, on their skin. They were also responsible for creating the first anti-wrinkle creams with frankincense essential oils. Today, skincare has become one of

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