Yashvir Maharaj

Innovative products and technology help SA Pet Care market’s tail to wag

Both globally and locally, Pet Care industry players are increasingly releasing novel,  innovative products and technology to meet specific Pet Care needs. Moreover, it is providing innovative ‘treats’ for consumers to spoil their pets, by catering to the ongoing pet humanisation trend of treating pets as members of the family. Insight Survey’s latest South African …

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Are flavour innovations sweetening SA’s Sweet Biscuits industry?

Both globally and locally, innovative Sweet Biscuit flavours are increasingly ‘baking’ in the industry, as consumers demand more novel and exciting flavours of their favourite snack products. Specifically, manufacturers are launching unique creations and combinations of product flavours in its Sweet Biscuit ranges, in order to cater to capricious consumer demands, as well as the …

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Consumer preference for OTC medication spreads in SA’s Cough, Cold and Flu Remedies market

Within the local and global Cough, Cold and Flu Remedies markets, the preference for over-the-counter (OTC) medication is spreading amongst consumers, due to the rising costs of healthcare, and the fact that OTC medication is accessible and more cost-effective. Further contributing to this preference is the fact that consumers are increasingly stocking up on OTC …

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Mindful consumption helps boost the South African Juice industry

Within the local and global Juice markets, consumers are increasingly prioritising mindful consumption, in terms of both personal health, as well as the environment. However, this does not mean that consumers are willing to compromise on taste or flavour. As a result, market players are increasingly refreshing the Juice market, with various innovations that offer …

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Are innovative fusions heating up growth in SA’s Tea market?

Globally and locally, the consumption and preparation of Tea, in non-traditional ways, is becoming increasingly popular amongst consumers looking to spice up their Tea experiences. These consumers are increasingly inventing novel ways of combining Tea with other beverages and foods, to create new experiences and flavours, and even enhance the inherent benefits provided by Tea. …

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Is the functional coffee trend ‘mushrooming’ in the South African Coffee market?

As COVID-19 continues to heighten awareness around health and wellbeing, global and local Coffee consumers are expecting their Coffee to provide them with functional health benefits,  beyond the caffeinated boost they are accustomed to. This is resulting in the introduction of innovative, functionally-focused Coffee products by local players, such as mushroom Coffee, to capitalise on …

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Are functional and funky flavours shaking up SA’s fizzy drinks industry?

Both globally and locally, consumers are continuing to seek out healthier Fizzy/Carbonated Soft Drinks (CSD) products. However, this focus on health does not mean that consumers are willing to compromise on taste or flavour. As a result, more market players are offering healthier CSD product options, whilst also providing a range of enhanced and novel …

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Is SA’s Supplements market being enhanced from the inside out?

Global and South African consumers’ view of wellness has evolved over the past few years, especially considering the COVID-19 pandemic. In particular, consumers are increasingly viewing their health and wellbeing through a broader and more holistic lens, with their view of health encompassing both physical and mental health, as well as a healthy appearance. This …

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Are personalised products boosting SA’s Vitamins market?

Globally, consumers are taking proactive steps to maintain their health, by making use of Vitamin products. However, as consumers become more engaged and knowledgeable regarding Vitamins, it is becoming increasingly important to ensure that the products they consume meet their individual needs, in terms of both composition and format. This has led to industry players …

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Is InsurTech personalising SA’s Long-Term Insurance industry?

The global Long-Term (Life) Insurance market was hit hard in 2020, declining by 4.4% in terms of value, with advanced global markets bearing the brunt of this decline. However, positively, the market was expected to rebound strongly in both 2021 and 2022, with predicted growth rates of 3.8% and 4.0%, respectively. This recovery is expected …

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