Elokani Investments, a leading South African producer of indigenous food in Gauteng, will be showcasing a wide range of mopani-inspired products, including protein bars, mopani crackers, mopani flavoured biscuits, protein powder and mopani worms at the 48th International Food and Beverage Expo (FOODEX) that will be taking place in Tokyo, Japan from 7 to 10 March 2023.

FOODEX JAPAN is one of the largest annual food and beverage tradeshows in Asia and has been a highly successful trade event since its debut in 1976. Serving not only Japan’s $700 billion food market but many lucrative Asian markets.

Chief Executive of Elokani Investments, Ms Wendy Vesela-Ntimbani, expressed her excitement about participating at Foodex and for having the opportunity to introduce African indigenous foods to Japanese consumers. She emphasised the high quality of Elokani’s products, which are crafted using mopani ingredients and represent the diverse culinary traditions of South Africa.

“Japan is a suitable market for Elokani Investments because we are looking to expand our presence in the Asia-Pacific region. We also see a lot of potential in the Japanese market and believe that our products will resonate with Japanese consumers who are looking for new and exciting flavours. We are confident that Foodex will provide us with a platform to showcase our products and meet with potential partners and distributors,” she says.

Elokani Investments is part of a twenty-three-member business delegation that will be showcasing South African packaged and processed foods at FOODEX. The companies were assisted through the Export Marketing and Investment Assistance (EMIA) scheme develops export markets for South African products and services and recruits new foreign direct investment into the country.

Bongani Lukhele – Director: Media Relations
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