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Preserving and Processing of Fruit and Vegetables Updated Report Available
BY Duncan Bekker
South Africa
19 December 2016
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Preserving and Processing of Fruit and Vegetables


The processing of fruit and vegetables is a sector of the agro-processing industry that has become increasingly important to South African manufacturing and was worth R14.6bn in 2015. There were 55,105 people employed in food processing activities during the second quarter of 2016, with an estimated 15,000 working directly in factories processing fruit and vegetables. Due to the industry's close linkages with primary agriculture, fruit and vegetable processing also supports more than 100,000 on-farm labourers.


Growth and Consolidation


While horticultural production fluctuates and the industry experiences occasional supply shortages, the sector is expanding and consolidating. Overall the total volume of purchases for processing has increased, driven by investment into processing facilities and the consequent expansion of processing capacity. The consolidation of the sector has been driven in recent years by the Rhodes Food Group, which has acquired a number of companies involved in fruit and vegetable manufacturing.


Importance of Exports


The fruit and vegetable processing sector supplies both foreign and local markets and according to the South African Fruit and Vegetable Canners Export Council, some 82% of locally canned fruit is exported annually. In 2015 the industry exported processed fruit and vegetables to the value of R7.77bn, with fruit juice accounting for nearly 50% of this figure. Although the United Kingdom, European Union and North America have historically been the country’s primary international markets, China has been identified as the fastest-growing export market for processed fruit products.


Report Coverage


This report examines the major activities of the sector, the size and state of the industry and how the recent drought and the depressed economic environment have increased input costs, constrained consumer spending and put pressure on operating margins. The report profiles 19 companies, including the three dominant companies, Tiger Brands, the Rhodes Food Group and Pioneer Foods. Also profiled is Summerpride Foods (Pty) Ltd, the country’s sole pineapple processing company that exports 88% of its processed pineapple preparations.


Page
1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 1
2.1. Industry Value Chain 3
2.2. Geographic Position 4
3. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 5
4. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 9
4.1. Local 9
4.1.1. Corporate Actions 17
4.1.2. Regulations 18
4.1.3. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development 19
4.2. Continental 21
4.3. International 23
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 24
5.1. Economic Environment 24
5.2. Rising Input Costs 25
5.3. Labour Resources 25
5.4. Cyclicality 27
5.5. Environmental Concerns 27
5.6. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation 27
6. COMPETITION 29
6.1. Barriers to Entry 30
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 30
8. OUTLOOK 31
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 31
10. REFERENCES 32
10.1. Publications 32
10.2. Websites 32
COMPANY PROFILES 34
APPLETISER SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 34
ASSOCIATED FRUIT PROCESSORS (PTY) LTD 37
BREEDE VALLEY FRUIT PROCESSORS (PTY) LTD 39
CLOVER SA (PTY) LTD 41
DENNY MUSHROOMS (PTY) LTD 45
EASTERN TRADING CO (PTY) LTD 48
GIANTS CANNING CC 50
GRANOR PASSI (LANGKLOOF) (PTY) LTD 52
GRANOR PASSI (PTY) LTD 54
GRANOR PASSI LETSITELE (PTY) LTD 56
LIBSTAR OPERATIONS (PTY) LTD 58
MAGALIESBERG SITRUS MAATSKAPPY (PTY) LTD 62
MCCAIN FOODS (SOUTH AFRICA) (PTY) LTD 64
PIONEER FOODS GROCERIES (PTY) LTD 66
RHODES FOOD GROUP (PTY) LTD 69
SOUTHERN CANNED PRODUCTS (PTY) LTD 73
SPRING VALLEY FOODS (PTY) LTD 75
SUMMERPRIDE FOODS (PTY) LTD 77
TIGER CONSUMER BRANDS LTD 79