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The Preserving & Processing of Fruit & Vegetables in South Africa 2018 - Tiger Brands, The Rhodes Food Group, and Pioneer Foods Dominate the Market -


The "Preserving
and Processing of Fruit and Vegetables in South Africa 2018"

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This report examines the major activities of the sector, the size and
state of the industry and how the drought and economic conditions have
increased input costs, constrained consumer spending and put pressure on
operating margins.

The report profiles 16 companies, including the three dominant
companies, Tiger Brands, the Rhodes Food Group and Pioneer Foods. Also
profiled is Summerpride Foods, the country's sole pineapple processing
company that exports 88% of its processed pineapple preparations.

Estimated total sales of fruit and vegetable preparations, including
exports, are between R21bn and R23bn as of 2017. The sector is dominated
by large companies, with the largest five accounting for near 50% of
total revenue in the industry

Over 80% of locally canned fruit is exported annually to primary export
destinations including the United Kingdom, Asia, and the United States.
Asia, the Middle East and Africa are growing markets for South African
fruit preparations.

The drought in the Western Cape has decreased fruit yields, increased
input prices for processors, and reduced margins in the export market.
There was a 20.4% drop in production in the last season in wine grapes,
table grapes, pome and stone fruit, citrus, alternative fruit, and major

The introduction of a sugar tax and compulsory inspection services will
increase compliance costs, while the policy of land expropriation
without compensation has caused uncertainty in the sector. Processors
are nevertheless investing in expansion and new product lines to gain
market share and take advantage of export opportunities in growing

Companies Featured

  • Associated Fruit Processors (Pty) Ltd.
  • Ceres Fruit Processors (Pty) Ltd.
  • Clover SA (Pty) Ltd.
  • Eastern Trading Co. (Pty) Ltd.
  • Giants Canning CC
  • Granor-Passi (Langkloof) (Pty) Ltd.
  • Granor-Passi (Pty) Ltd.
  • In 2 Food Group (Pty) Ltd.
  • Libstar Operations (Pty) Ltd.
  • Magaliesberg Sitrus Maatskappy (Pty) Ltd.
  • McCain Foods (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd.
  • Pioneer Foods Groceries (Pty) Ltd.
  • Rhodes Food Group (Pty) Ltd.
  • Southern Canned Products (Pty) Ltd.
  • Summerpride Foods (Pty) Ltd.
  • Tiger Consumer Brands Ltd.

Key Topics Covered

1. Introduction

2. Description of the Industry

3. Size of the Industry

4. State of the Industry

5. Influencing Factors

6. Competition

7. SWOT Analysis

8. Outlook

9. Industry Associations

10. References

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