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Preserving and Processing of Fruit and Vegetables
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. Trends 11
4.1.2. Developments 12
4.1.3. Corporate Actions 12
4.1.4. Regulations 14
4.1.5. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development 16
4.1.6. Government Initiatives 18
4.2. Continental 19
4.3. International 21
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 22
5.1. Coronavirus 22
5.2. Economic Environment 24
5.3. Rising Operating Costs 25
5.4. Utilisation 26
5.5. Cyclicality 26
5.6. Drought and fruit quality 27
5.7. Post-harvest losses 27
5.8. Health 27
5.9. Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) 28
5.10. Logistics 28
5.11. Health Promotion Levy 28
5.12. Food safety and religious requirements 28
5.13. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation 29
5.14. Environmental Concerns 29
5.15. Labour 30
6. COMPETITION 33
6.1. Barriers to Entry 33
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 34
8. OUTLOOK 35
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 35
10. REFERENCES 36
10.1. Publications 36
10.2. Websites 36
APPENDIX 1 38
Summary of Notable Players 38
COMPANY PROFILES 42
ASSOCIATED FRUIT PROCESSORS (PTY) LTD 42
CAMPERS CORNER RENTALS CC 44
CERES FRUIT PROCESSORS (PTY) LTD 46
CLOVER SA (PTY) LTD 48
DRIED FRUIT DIRECT MARKETING (PTY) LTD 53
EASTERN TRADING CO (PTY) LTD 55
FRUT SA (PTY) LTD 57
GIANTS CANNING CC 59
GRANOR-PASSI (LANGKLOOF) (PTY) LTD 61
GRANOR-PASSI (PTY) LTD 63
IN 2 FOOD GROUP (PTY) LTD 65
LIBSTAR OPERATIONS (PTY) LTD 67
MAGALIESBERG SITRUS MAATSKAPPY (PTY) LTD 72
MCCAIN FOODS (SOUTH AFRICA) (PTY) LTD 74
PIONEER FOODS GROCERIES (PTY) LTD 76
RHODES FOOD GROUP (PTY) LTD 79
SOUTHERN CANNED PRODUCTS (PTY) LTD 84
SUMMERPRIDE FOODS (PTY) LTD 86
TIGER CONSUMER BRANDS LTD 88