Cheese, especially processed and hard cheese, is nearing maturity in terms of sales. There is stiff competition in this product area, as brands and private label are all competing for a slice of the same pie.
According to Statistics South Africa General Household Survey in 2021, 80% of children aged 5 to 17 attend pre-school, primary school or secondary school which account for approximately 15 million children in South Africa. Sandwiches offer feature peanut butter, jam or cheese as fillings, are typical for packed school lunches.
The pandemic led to the full closure of consumer foodservice establishments, resulting in declining sales of cheese through this channel in 2020. However, with the gradual easing of lockdown restrictions in 2021 and COVID-19 restrictions being removed in 2022, consumers are now free to resume their normal routines.
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This is the aggregation of hard, soft, spreadable and processed cheese (excl spreadable). Note: Non-dairy cheese substitutes are excluded from this category and tracked under plant-based cheese.See All of Our Definitions
This report originates from Passport, our Cheese research and analysis database.
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