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Preserving and Processing of Fruit and Vegetables in South Africa
BY Natalie Bryden
South Africa
05 October 2020
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Preserving and Processing of Fruit and Vegetables


South Africa’s fruit and vegetable processing industry has been identified as a key driver of inclusive and labour-intensive growth. Food and beverage manufacturing revenue was R566.7bn in 2019 and revenue in the fruit, vegetable, meat and fish processing sector was around R155.7bn. The industry is increasingly concentrated and competition among major processors is on the rise. The sector faces a number of challenges including constrained consumer spending and increasingly stringent health and safety standards and regulations, especially for exporters.


Exports


Over 80% of canned fruit is exported annually to Europe, America and Asia, and trade agreements and food safety are critical to the sustainability of the export market. More than 50% of South African dried fruit, including seedless raisins, sultanas, currants, peaches, pears, apricots and prunes, is also exported and major destinations include the UK, Germany, Japan, China and Singapore.


Coronavirus


The onset of the pandemic coincided with summer crops being in season and caused minimal disruption. However, some manufacturers have stated that international turnover was severely affected by the slowdown in exports of canned fruit to China since early January and constraints at the port of Cape Town. The sector benefited from people buying larger quantities than normal when the country went into lockdown due to fear of food shortages.


Report Coverage


This report focuses on the South African fruit and vegetable processing industry, which includes frozen, canned and dried fruit and vegetables and fruit and vegetable juices. It includes information on the state and size of the sector, developments and corporate actions and influencing factors, including the effect of and response to coronavirus. There are profiles of 19 companies including Rhodes Food Group, Tiger Consumer Brands and Pioneer Foods. Other profiles include Clover, which was acquired by the Milco consortium and Libstar, which produces private label products.


Page
1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 1
2.1. Industry Value Chain 2
2.2. Geographic Position 3
3. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 4
4. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 6
4.1. Local 6
4.1.1. Trade 11
4.1.2. Trends 14
4.1.3. Developments 14
4.1.4. Corporate Actions 15
4.1.5. Regulations 16
4.1.6. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development 18
4.1.7. Government Initiatives 20
4.2. Continental 22
4.3. International 24
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 25
5.1. Coronavirus 25
5.2. Economic Environment 26
5.3. Rising Operating Costs 28
5.4. Utilisation 28
5.5. Cyclicality 29
5.6. Drought and fruit Quality 29
5.7. Post-Harvest Losses 29
5.8. Health 30
5.9. Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) 30
5.10. Logistics 31
5.11. Health Promotion Levy 31
5.12. Food Safety and Religious Requirements 31
5.13. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation 31
5.14. Environmental Concerns 32
5.15. Labour 33
6. COMPETITION 35
6.1. Barriers to Entry 36
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 37
8. OUTLOOK 38
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 38
10. REFERENCES 39
10.1. Publications 39
10.2. Websites 39
APPENDIX 1 41
Summary of Notable Players 41
COMPANY PROFILES 45
ASSOCIATED FRUIT PROCESSORS (PTY) LTD 45
CAMPERS CORNER RENTALS CC 47
CERES FRUIT PROCESSORS (PTY) LTD 49
CLOVER SA (PTY) LTD 51
DRIED FRUIT DIRECT MARKETING (PTY) LTD 56
EASTERN TRADING CO (PTY) LTD 58
FRUT SA (PTY) LTD 60
GIANTS CANNING CC 62
GRANOR-PASSI (LANGKLOOF) (PTY) LTD 64
GRANOR-PASSI (PTY) LTD 66
IN 2 FOOD GROUP (PTY) LTD 68
LIBSTAR OPERATIONS (PTY) LTD 70
MAGALIESBERG SITRUS MAATSKAPPY (PTY) LTD 75
MCCAIN FOODS (SOUTH AFRICA) (PTY) LTD 77
PIONEER FOODS GROCERIES (PTY) LTD 79
RHODES FOOD GROUP (PTY) LTD 82
SOUTHERN CANNED PRODUCTS (PTY) LTD 87
SUMMERPRIDE FOODS (PTY) LTD 89
TIGER CONSUMER BRANDS LTD 91