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How is innovation impacting SA’s Coffee Industry?

As one of the world’s favourite beverages and major sources of caffeine for many consumers, coffee continues to play an integral role in the daily routines of society, and coffee consumption continues to witness strong growth globally. This is no different in South Africa, with the country’s unique culture and innovative trends helping the country’s

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Are South Africans Really Saying No to Fizzy Drinks?

Although South African consumers’ move towards healthier lifestyles, as well as the introduction of sugar tax, may have slightly tarnished the positive feelings once associated with ‘Enjoy the feeling’ and other refreshing moments, the carbonated soft drinks industry remains relatively optimistic, and many industry professionals believe that the category will continue to grow over the

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Will ‘climate change’ keep SA’s Short-Term Insurance industry in the doldrums in 2018?

On a global scale, the majority of Short-Term Insurance markets, including South Africa, remain in a phase of below-average profitability. Despite holding 44% of the African market, the South African Short-Term Insurance market has witnessed weak growth in 2017 with sluggish premiums growth, mainly due to political uncertainty and slow economic growth. In addition, the

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Are Probiotics boosting SA’s Digestive Health industry growth?

Increasingly, health conscious consumers are starting to follow their gut when looking for ways of mitigating the negative health effects of increasingly stressful lifestyles and unhealthy eating habits. A growing number of consumers are using Probiotics to prevent and manage their digestive, as well as general, health issues. Insight Survey’s latest SA Digestive Health (Probiotics) Industry Landscape

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Is SA’s Shampoo market being boosted by Dry Shampoo innovation?

The big question for most Shampoo companies is whether there is a sustainable market for Dry Shampoo, or, was it simply an innovative fad that resulted from the strict water restrictions imposed on large parts of South Africa’s Cape region that were experiencing severe droughts? Globally, Dry Shampoo has gained immense popularity as a convenient

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Is SA’s Breakfast Cereals Industry 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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