Kids – Key audience for produce?

Kids – Key audience for produce? I recently reviewed the latest trends in the market for fresh fruit and vegetables, and from a very interesting list of Ugly produce, locally grown food/farmers markets, organics, grocery store alternatives and the trendy mini vegetables I can say without a doubt, what stood out most and from what I am experiencing myself, is …

Teaching our kids to eat healthier

Teaching our kids to eat healthier After seeing the results of where South Africa ranks on the 2017 list of most obese countries I thought an article on the importance of teaching our kids to live healthy lifestyles will be suitable. They are the next generation and will need to educate future generations. South Africa ranked the list at number …

The Keys to Making Your Products Fly Off Shelves

This week the display of specifically fruit and vegetables in store, got me thinking, about the psychological  effect at how they are attracting me as consumer. Packaging aside, let’s be honest, if there is a display unit that catches your eye from afar, you would want to investigate to see what product is being displayed. We focus more on fruit …

GREYWATER

GREYWATER We are currently facing strict water restrictions making it a perfect time to get creative with our water saving options. Installing a Greywater system could be one option.  Please read the 7 tips stipulated below before considering it though. I believe if use right and safely this could be a great relieve on households in terms of water usage …

Biodegradable packaging

Why use and purchase only biodegradable packaging. Even though I have blogged about packaging before I would like to put emphasis on specifically biodegradable packaging and it’s benefits. I found 7 major advantages of biodegradable plastic in an article by Bio-StocksPro to hopefully encourage people to consider using and purchasing products packed in biodegradable plastics. “The overall effect of plastic …

The Western Cape Storm

The Western Cape Storm Today I just want to think about all the people affected by the destructive storm we have experienced in the Western Cape this week. We did receive much needed rainfall, although not nearly enough according to the Farmer’s Weekly. But  more so, our thoughts and prayers are with those who have lost everything in the Garden …

Seawater greenhouses

Seawater greenhouses In light of our drought in South Africa I want to share this article I found in the Farmer’s Weekly by Prof Gert Venter. It’s definitely not a quick fix, but long term this could be great! The use of seawater greenhouses in hydroponics – Farmer’s Weekly Seawater greenhouses may be the answer to the world’s water scarcity …

More to fruit packaging than meets the eye

More to fruit packaging than meets the eye Today I want to share an article I read in the Farmer’s Weekly by Glenneis Kriel called “The science of fruit packaging: SA leads the way”. Not only did I find it fascinating how the mere packaging of fruit could be so influential, but it also pointed out that we need to …

Convenience

Consumer Convenience During the infancy of the retail industry, product was king. There was less reliance on how and when customers would receive a product and more of a focus on how well it worked. This has all changed for today’s marketers. We live in an on-demand world (of instant gratification) and in order for retailers to succeed, they need …

RECYCLING

RECYCLING… Many of us feel overwhelmed by the term ‘recycling’. Recycling is a form of waste management that involves converting waste and other used materials into reusable products. Recycling helps to reduce energy usage, reduce the consumption of fresh raw materials, reduce air pollution and water pollution (from land filling) by reducing the need for “conventional” waste disposal and also reduces greenhouse gases emissions. Petco, South African Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) Recycling …