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What does your company do?

KFoods founded in 2018 is about simple everyday food done very well, we are small scale agro-processing and artisanal bakery business that produces a hot green pepper relish and banana. Our relish is called Bongi’s African Birds Eye has been commercially available since 2018 at selected SuperSpar retailers; some Pick n Pays and Marko online market. While the bakes are sold from our bakeries based in the townships of Mhluzi (Middelburg) and Mbalenhle (Secunda). Our business is based in Ermelo, Mpumalanga.

What is your biggest success?

Getting into the shelves of Spar and independently owned Pick n Pay and getting listed at the Marko marketplace. Being part of the Spar Enterprise Development program Obtaining the following accreditations regarding food health and Safety HACCP Certified for Food Health and Safety with SABS. SANS 10330:2007 Requirements for a Hazard Analysis and Critical SANS 19011:2018 Guidelines for Auditing Management Systems Control Point (HACCP) System SANS 10049:2019 Food Safety Management Opening two successful township bakeries

What has been your biggest hurdle?

KFoods is self-funded and does not have the backing of large funders to depend on; we have aspirations to be listed in major retailer however we have very limited quantities we can produce due to capacity constraints. The business relies heavily on word of mouth advertising. There is not budget to fund our overall marketing strategy. We are a fairly new player in the saturated condiment market. The location of the business is township based which is hallmarked insufficient water supply and electricity shortages.