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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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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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Is InsurTech insuring the continued recovery of SA’s Short-Term Insurance industry?

In 2021, the global and local Short-Term Insurance industries have endured the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic relatively well, despite declines in both growth and premium volumes. The industry appears to on the road to recovery, driven not only by strongly rebounding economies and consumer spending, but a paradigm shift towards the incorporation of InsurTech …

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Is product variety keeping South Africa’s Savoury Snack Biscuits market from going stale?

Within the local and global markets, Savoury Snack Biscuits market players are offering a wider variety of products to meet capricious consumer demands. In South Africa specifically, these varied Savoury Snack Biscuit products are more accessible than ever. This is due to market players offering more diverse product ranges, retailers offering expansive varieties of brands, …

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Trust your gut: Are novel Probiotic formats boosting SA’s Probiotics market?

As global and South African consumers become increasingly aware of the many benefits associated with Probiotics, more people have been including Probiotics in their daily diet. However, capricious consumers are always seeking more appealing and convenient product formats, to get their required Probiotic dose. This has resulted in global and South African players launching a …

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Is the global health and wellness trend refreshing South Africa’s RTD/Iced Tea Market?

In light of the growing movement towards health and wellness, which has been accelerated by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, health-focused RTD Tea products are brewing interest in the RTD Tea market. This includes increased demand for low-sugar or sugar-free RTD Tea options, as well as healthier variants, such as rooibos and green tea, as well …

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The tail wagging the dog: Is pet well-being driving innovation in SA’s Pet Care market?

Globally, COVID-19 lockdowns have accelerated rates of pet ownership, as consumers feel the emotional effects of restrictions and look to pets for companionship. As a result, consumers are also placing significantly more importance on the mental and physical well-being of their ‘furry‘ children, by investing in innovative products and services. This desire to better care …

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