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Cadbury announces Join the Joy Ride competition winner

Cadbury announces Join the Joy Ride competition winner

13/12/2017 - 08:27
On the 1st August, Cadbury launched the Join the Joy Ride competition, where consumers could stand a chance of winning their very own customised Jeep Wrangler. read more
Reducing liability in food processing and packaging

Reducing liability in food processing and packaging

12/12/2017 - 16:42
Metals contaminants and other foreign materials that may accidentally taint packaged food during the production cycle, can put companies at extremely high financial risk with the potential loss of millions of dollars and long-term, if not irreparable, damage to their brand reputation.  read more
What could a real South African version of Black Friday look like?

What could a real South African version of Black Friday look like?

05/12/2017 - 16:18
Black Friday has come and gone, with popular consumer products ranging from food items, electronic devices and to furniture items flying off the shelves at bargain prices.  read more
Amarula wins prestigious African Leaders 4 Change Award

Amarula wins prestigious African Leaders 4 Change Award

04/12/2017 - 16:15
Amarula, Africa’s premium liqueur has been honoured with a 2017 African Leaders 4 Change Award at an event held at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg.  read more
Plastics|SA 2017 AGM highlights importance of circular economy

Plastics|SA 2017 AGM highlights importance of circular economy

01/12/2017 - 14:21
Plastics|SA, the umbrella body representing all sectors of the South African Plastics Industry (including polymer producers and importers, converters, machine suppliers, fabricators, and recyclers) hosted a well-attended Annual General Meeting for 2016-2017 in Midrand last week.  read more
Bar codes: back to the beginning

Bar codes: back to the beginning

01/12/2017 - 11:25
Bar codes – and more modern versions such as two-dimensional codes and QR codes – allow organisations around the globe to uniquely identify their products and trace these at every point along the value chain. It’s difficult to imagine life without machine-readable product codes, but this concept has only been in commercial use since the 1970s.  read more
Overcoming the data deluge: 3 steps for retailers to cut through the noise and drive success

Overcoming the data deluge: 3 steps for retailers to cut through the noise and drive success

27/11/2017 - 15:16
Retailers of a certain age will be able to cast their minds back to the 1990s when they didn’t need to look much further than the trusted combo of a ‘POS’ and supply chain management tool. A lot has changed in the decades that have passed since an ever-increasing amount of functions are running in the back end, so a typical retailer now uses a multitude of systems, including marketing systems, communications, RFID, ECMS, ESS, IMS, ICMS, DSS, WMS and many others. There’s been talk of Big Data across multiple business sectors in recent years, and retail is clearly an area where vast amounts of it have been created. read more
Make product presentation a priority

Make product presentation a priority

27/11/2017 - 14:40
Nederburg launches bespoke festive packs offering a beautiful collection of individual stories

Nederburg launches bespoke festive packs offering a beautiful collection of individual stories

27/11/2017 - 11:42
The Paarl winery, one of South Africa’s most reputable names in wine, has just released a special offering of the latest vintages of four of its varietal wines from The Winemasters collection, named to honour the long-established tradition of Nederburg’s winemaking excellence.  read more
The role of packaging in reducing food waste

The role of packaging in reducing food waste

24/11/2017 - 13:51
Today, more than 30% of all food produced globally is not consumed, while at the same time people are starving due to famine. Additionally, the unnecessary production of food that is wasted, is a significant contributor to global warming. Food waste is both an environmental and human issue that could be partly solved by packaging. Here is why! read more
Value-adding and compliant labelling solutions for the agrochemical industry

Value-adding and compliant labelling solutions for the agrochemical industry

23/11/2017 - 10:35
In the interests of keeping customers and the environment safe – and, of course, to comply with the stringent legislation governing packaging and labelling in this industry – agrochemical companies have to ensure that they communicate a large volume of product information on pack, in the correct way.  read more
Hunter’s Edge launch their new TVC

Hunter’s Edge launch their new TVC

23/11/2017 - 10:10
A new television commercial from the category breaker, Hunter’s EDGE, travels through the ages to challenge the traditional methods of beer making.  read more
ID Logistics SA reduces carbon footprint

ID Logistics SA reduces carbon footprint

22/11/2017 - 15:02
ID Logistics SA, part the global contracts logistics group, has embarked on a national initiative to reduce its carbon footprint, starting with electricity consumption at its Gauteng distribution centre in Boksburg.  read more
Nespresso expands in South Africa with more Booth openings

Nespresso expands in South Africa with more Booth openings

21/11/2017 - 12:59
Nespresso continues to meet the rising consumer demand for quality coffee in South Africa with the opening of more Nespresso Booths around the country.  read more
SAB B-BBEE scheme disburses R2.6-billion to shareholders since 2010

SAB B-BBEE scheme disburses R2.6-billion to shareholders since 2010

21/11/2017 - 11:39
The South African Breweries (SAB) broad-based black economic empowerment (B-BBEE) programme, SAB Zenzele, has disbursed a total of R2.6-billion to its three shareholder groups since its start in 2010.  read more
Black Friday making a growing impression on SA retail calendar

Black Friday making a growing impression on SA retail calendar

21/11/2017 - 09:35
Black Friday is the new precursor imprinting a trend into Festive Season Shopping. The retail environment is an exciting ever-evolving array of changes with the newest retail sales marvel Black Friday making a growing impression on the South African retail calendar. read more
MakeMeMobile expands operations to meet demands for mobility

MakeMeMobile expands operations to meet demands for mobility

20/11/2017 - 15:06
Mobile technology in the supply chain is no longer a luxury but an absolute necessity in order to drive efficiencies and accurately track and control the movement of goods, as well as compete in an increasingly competitive and global market. read more
Corporate SA heeds Shoprite’s challenge to help save water

Corporate SA heeds Shoprite’s challenge to help save water

20/11/2017 - 13:43
Corporate South Africa has come on board to support a Smart Water Meter challenge initiated by the Shoprite Group to help roll out a ground-breaking water-saving initiative at Western Cape schools and make a real difference to the province’s water crisis.  read more
Get the conversation going with QR codes

Get the conversation going with QR codes

20/11/2017 - 11:44
As the use of smartphones continues to increase so does the popularity of QR (quick response) codes. Now commonplace, QR codes can be seen on packaging labels, signage, and even television commercials. read more
Nederburg's II Centuries Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 wins IWSC Trophy

Nederburg's II Centuries Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 wins IWSC Trophy

17/11/2017 - 15:25
The 2013 vintage of Nederburg II Centuries Cabernet Sauvignon has been awarded the coveted Warren Winiarski Trophy for the best Cabernet Sauvignon at the 2017 International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC), judged alongside equivalents from various wine producing countries.  read more
Clover Mama's cooking and baking with a passion

Clover Mama's cooking and baking with a passion

17/11/2017 - 14:21
One can never learn enough and this motto applies to Clover Mama Afrika. The 2017 cooks and bakers were reunited for the last training session of the year. The training session started off with Clover Mama Afrika’s founder Prof Elain Vlok, who provided a refresher/evaluation session on fruit cake making.  read more
Bosch Packaging Technology wins German Design Award 2018

Bosch Packaging Technology wins German Design Award 2018

16/11/2017 - 15:50
The Sigpack VPF (Vertical Platform for Flat Pouches), the first freely scalable flat pouch machine from Bosch, has been honoured with the German Design Award 2018 in the Excellent Product Design category. The German Design Council presents the prestigious award on an annual basis. The German Design Award is the second prestigious accolade for the Sigpack VPF following the German Packaging Award in 2016. read more
Castle Lite launches much needed 18-pack in time for the festive season

Castle Lite launches much needed 18-pack in time for the festive season

15/11/2017 - 11:11
After the Castle Lite crisis that went viral on Twitter, the brand has decided to make the impossible possible by relaunching their 18-pack for festive season! The disruption in supply wasn’t because they couldn’t deliver but rather because they were planning to over deliver. read more
WP Stormers Rugby team supports Breadtags for Wheelchairs Project

WP Stormers Rugby team supports Breadtags for Wheelchairs Project

15/11/2017 - 10:02
The life of 5-year old Buhlebenkosi Mene from Kraaifontein was forever changed thanks to the donation of a much-needed wheelchair that was purchased for her through the Breadtags for Wheelchairs Project and the WP Stormers Rugby team.  read more
Increasing trend towards ethical category visions helping to win hearts & minds as well as deliver growth

Increasing trend towards ethical category visions helping to win hearts & minds as well as deliver growth

14/11/2017 - 16:15
Food and drinks suppliers are being advised to take note of an emerging trend towards bringing a socially responsible element to category visions that shapes the category and brand in greater depth and changes how shoppers perceive both moving forward.  read more
Tax stamps for alcohol

Tax stamps for alcohol

14/11/2017 - 09:52
Fake and counterfeit alcohol poses a serious risk to public health. Reports have indicated that people who have ingested fake alcohol have suffered effects that range from excessive vomiting and headaches to breathing difficulties, blindness, seizures and even death. read more
The Times, SA’s first print news title to migrate to digital-only delivery

The Times, SA’s first print news title to migrate to digital-only delivery

14/11/2017 - 09:34
The Times daily newspaper will become the first print newspaper in the country to migrate completely to a digital-only reader offering. The final print edition of The Times will be published on Friday 15 December, with the new digital edition, Times Select launching in early 2018. read more
Piping hot & icy cold – keeping food fresh and safe in your retail space

Piping hot & icy cold – keeping food fresh and safe in your retail space

13/11/2017 - 15:23
Being at the end of the food chain, retailers have the final responsibility to ensure perishable products sold to the consumer are safe and meet their quality requirements.  read more
Versatility and agility on show at Propak Cape

Versatility and agility on show at Propak Cape

13/11/2017 - 13:56
The highly-successful Propak Cape exhibition, held between October 24 and 26, received positive feedback from exhibitors and visitors.  read more
Two bloggers win with Olive Pride in celebration of Vetkoek / Amagwinya Day

Two bloggers win with Olive Pride in celebration of Vetkoek / Amagwinya Day

13/11/2017 - 10:03
Olive Pride recently celebrated Vetkoek / Amagwinya Day with competitions on its social media platforms for both food bloggers and Olive Pride fans.  read more
Shoprite & Checkers giving away 150 vehicles in SA’s biggest EVER ‘win a car’ competition

Shoprite & Checkers giving away 150 vehicles in SA’s biggest EVER ‘win a car’ competition

10/11/2017 - 09:42
This festive season Shoprite and Checkers will again be giving away 150 brand new VW up! cars. A minimum of three customers will win a car every day between Monday 6 November and Sunday 24 December in South Africa’s biggest car giveaway.  read more
Location, location, location: What to keep in mind when expanding your retail operation

Location, location, location: What to keep in mind when expanding your retail operation

09/11/2017 - 11:21
Retailers wishing to remain top of mind need to constantly identify opportunities to improve access to their stores, so that they are positioned where it is convenient for their customers to find them, says Henke Naude, Properties Manager at Ackermans. Naude believes that having the right store footprint is critical for ongoing customer engagement.  read more
Bunnahabhain 18-year-old single malt wins IWSC trophy

Bunnahabhain 18-year-old single malt wins IWSC trophy

08/11/2017 - 13:52
Specialty Scotch whisky producer Bunnahabhain has been awarded the coveted Cask Strength Scotch Whisky Trophy for its 18-year-old single malt at the 2017 International Wine & Spirits Competition (IWSC) in the United Kingdom read more
Tis’ the season to be jolly…. Or is it?

Tis’ the season to be jolly…. Or is it?

08/11/2017 - 13:35
South Africa’s GDP growth for 2017 was rather optimistically projected by treasury to reach 1.3. We’re currently sitting on 0.7% GDP growth for 2017, on par with Brazil and Belarus. Brazil is recovering from a recession and faces political uncertainty, while Belarus has a population that’s a sixth of the size of South Africa. South Africa’s flirtation with balance and nonchalant political stability is worrying as expanded unemployment, which includes discouraged workers, reaches 36.6%. read more
Shoprite’s water-saving initiatives extended to Cape Town schools

Shoprite’s water-saving initiatives extended to Cape Town schools

08/11/2017 - 09:40
As the Western Cape battles through the worst drought in a century, the Shoprite Group has extended its water-saving initiatives to include a smart meter roll-out programme which will save 1 million litres of water a day at schools across Cape Town.  read more
Clover Mama's of Western Cape host their own events

Clover Mama's of Western Cape host their own events

07/11/2017 - 16:11
The first event of the weekend was with Mama Mirriam Toni from Mbekweni and the second with Mama Selestien Moses from Ashbury.  read more
 Wellness Warehouse goes paperless

Wellness Warehouse goes paperless

07/11/2017 - 15:26
As part of its journey towards a greener way of living life well, Wellness Warehouse - South Africa’s leading niche health and wellness retailer - has done away with unnecessary paper, and will be communicating its monthly deals in an easy and informative new online format going forward.  read more
Cape Town ProPak 2017 exhibition summary!

Cape Town ProPak 2017 exhibition summary!

07/11/2017 - 10:55
Featuring more than 200 local and international exhibitors and buzzing with positive energy, ProPak Cape 2017 recorded its highest ever number of product launches and exhibition floor sales of packaging, food processing, plastics, printing and labelling machinery. read more
McCain SA unveils new kitchen at Kwa-Thema Primary School

McCain SA unveils new kitchen at Kwa-Thema Primary School

06/11/2017 - 11:46
McCain South Africa recently donated R220 000 towards building a brand-new kitchen and storeroom at the Kwa-Thema Primary School in Springs.  read more
Sureswipe’s Move - The easy, mobile card payment solution

Sureswipe’s Move - The easy, mobile card payment solution

06/11/2017 - 11:02
Small business owners that move around to sell their goods and services have been able to increase revenue thanks to Sureswipe’s Move payment solution. This allows them to easily receive card payments from their customers regardless of where they are.  read more
Sea Harvest kicks off their annual Kids 4 Kids initiative

Sea Harvest kicks off their annual Kids 4 Kids initiative

02/11/2017 - 16:22
National Children’s Day takes place on Saturday 04 November 2017. To celebrate, Sea Harvest are kicking off their annual Kids 4 Kids initiative this week with a commitment to raise R300 000 for the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital in Cape Town.  read more
Plastics and packaging industries raise funds for new SANCCOB Seabird Hospital

Plastics and packaging industries raise funds for new SANCCOB Seabird Hospital

02/11/2017 - 11:56
The South African plastics and packaging industries managed to raise an incredible R45 000 during last week’s Propak Cape Exhibition by inviting companies and individuals to pledge funds for a much-needed seabird hospital at SANCCOB’s Cape Town centre. read more
Sunday Times and JSE partner to bring inspiration to final Leaders on the Move tour of 2017

Sunday Times and JSE partner to bring inspiration to final Leaders on the Move tour of 2017

02/11/2017 - 11:17
The final Sunday Times Leaders on the Move tour of 2017, in association with the JSE, promises to be an event where tour delegates can be inspired by the success stories of two leading South African business mentors: Babalwa Ngonyama (CEO of Sinayo Securities), Grant Meintjies (Head of Securities: PSG Wealth), and Owen Nkomo (CEO, Inkunzi Wealth Group). read more
Waiter, there’s grease in my soup!

Waiter, there’s grease in my soup!

01/11/2017 - 15:05
Impossible you might say? Unfortunately, not! It takes lubrication to keep the wheels, cogs, conveyors, and compressors going in the food industry. read more
Tiso Blackstar tailors its personal finance section, Money, for Sowetan readers

Tiso Blackstar tailors its personal finance section, Money, for Sowetan readers

01/11/2017 - 13:56
Readers of the Sowetan daily newspaper can now look forward to expert personal finance content when Tiso Blackstar extends the reach of its popular Money section to the Sowetan audience. Money will launch in Sowetan on 2 November 2017, to appear regularly each Thursday thereafter.  read more
Clover Mama Afrika celebrates 13 years

Clover Mama Afrika celebrates 13 years

01/11/2017 - 11:37
Clover Mama Afrika, Clover’s CSI project, celebrated its 13th birthday this October. The campaign works with female entrepreneurs across the nation and to date has appointed 43 Mamas nationwide.  read more
The state of cyber security - Sealing the vault on African cyber crime at AfriSecure

The state of cyber security - Sealing the vault on African cyber crime at AfriSecure

31/10/2017 - 15:21
Over the past year, cybersecurity has become a hot topic around the boardroom table, in the news, as well as in casual conversation.  read more
Helping connected consumers navigate your path to purchase

Helping connected consumers navigate your path to purchase

31/10/2017 - 10:33
South African consumer brands, like their counterparts in other parts of the world, face an uphill battle in meeting the growing expectations of their customers. They operate in a world where consumers continually want more convenience, more choice, lower prices and a better experience.  read more
Software that supports innovation, productivity and profitability on your packaging line

Software that supports innovation, productivity and profitability on your packaging line

31/10/2017 - 09:04
Digital technology and data has a valuable role to play in modern production and packaging lines, where speed, efficiency, and uptime are the cornerstones of success.  read more
 Albany Bakeries promotes women's safety and empowerment at first Albany Street Smart Squad event

Albany Bakeries promotes women's safety and empowerment at first Albany Street Smart Squad event

26/10/2017 - 11:13
The Albany Street Smart Squad was the third event in Albany’s ongoing consumer wellness drive. This year, Albany has hosted numerous workshops and initiatives, aimed at helping South Africans improve their health and wellness - covering everything from eating habits and nutrition to stress management and exercise. This latest chapter put women empowerment and safety at the forefront of the campaign.  read more
Decoding what wine lovers want

Decoding what wine lovers want

24/10/2017 - 14:10
As the 7th largest wine producer in the world, the South African wine industry is pressed to stay in the front of the pack in terms of technology, production, product excellence and marketing.  read more
Exponential technology and disruption

Exponential technology and disruption

24/10/2017 - 13:36
Renowned scientist and icon Albert Einstein was once quoted saying: “It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity”. This statement is one that highlights the rise of technology in everyday life and it is also one that strikes a sense of fear to those who have not yet embraced it.  read more
MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet celebrates 20 years & R500 million of giving back

MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet celebrates 20 years & R500 million of giving back

24/10/2017 - 09:13
One of South Africa’s most trusted and established community loyalty programmes, MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Launched in 1997 as an entrepreneurial business with the aim of empowering consumers to make a difference to education, the programme has grown significantly and today raises more than R6 million a month for a wide range of schools, charities and conservation organisations.  read more
Chief Justice Moegoeng Moegoeng to address SA’s business leaders at the prestigious Sunday Times Top 100 Companies Awards

Chief Justice Moegoeng Moegoeng to address SA’s business leaders at the prestigious Sunday Times Top 100 Companies Awards

23/10/2017 - 15:14
It has been announced that Moegoeng Moegoeng, Chief Justice of the South African Constitutional Court, will be delivering the keynote address at the 2017 Sunday Times Top 100 Companies Awards event taking place in November.  read more
 Carton food and drink packaging is better for you and the environment

Carton food and drink packaging is better for you and the environment

23/10/2017 - 13:57
Carton packaging for dairy, juice, and food is the healthy, sustainable option that meets the modern lifestyle needs of busy people.  read more
Merchandise your products with a Do-It® FlexiTab Hang Tab

Merchandise your products with a Do-It® FlexiTab Hang Tab

23/10/2017 - 12:17
Do-It® FlexiTab Hang Tabs are sold exclusively in South Africa by Pyrotec PackMedia. These hang tabs are distinguished by a thicker hang hole area and thinner adhesive area and have been designed to hang onto both single and double-wire peg hooks. read more
Culture trumps technology when it comes to digital transformation

Culture trumps technology when it comes to digital transformation

23/10/2017 - 10:53
Alongside buzzwords like “Artificial Intelligence”, “Internet of Things” and “Cloud”, digital transformation is the catch-all umbrella term that covers anything that is considered “disruptive” enough to transform an industry.  read more
Danone SA certified as one of the Top Employers South Africa 2018

Danone SA certified as one of the Top Employers South Africa 2018

20/10/2017 - 14:48
Danone Southern Africa is proud to announce that it has been officially certified by the Top Employers Institute for its exceptional employee offerings. read more
Kleenex® introduces new look and feel tissue range

Kleenex® introduces new look and feel tissue range

20/10/2017 - 11:39
What is always there for you, is able to clean up tears, everyday sniffles, and messes? The answer very simply is tissues read more
Windhoek Presents SA’s Best Shisanyama Search with Chef Benny

Windhoek Presents SA’s Best Shisanyama Search with Chef Benny

20/10/2017 - 09:52
Windhoek Beer believes that a good Shisanyama experience is the perfect combination of good food and great friends, and is best enjoyed with 100% Pure Beer. This is why it has launched their search for SA’s best Shisanyama. read more
Risk and adventure shape Mandy Henry's whisky journey

Risk and adventure shape Mandy Henry's whisky journey

19/10/2017 - 13:20
Sometimes uncharted roads lead to the most surprising places and so it has been for Johannesburg-born Mandy Henry. Having launched a career in whisky by pure chance and racking up milestones like her induction to the hallowed Keepers of the Quaich, she is now serving as representative for renowned Scotch whisky brand Scottish Leader. read more
Mars Consumer Products Africa awards DHL a multi-year contract

Mars Consumer Products Africa awards DHL a multi-year contract

18/10/2017 - 16:18
Mars Africa, the South African-based division of Mars Incorporated, a global family-owned food business, and DHL Supply Chain South Africa, the world’s largest contract logistics company, have signed a contract that will see DHL providing warehousing and distribution services for a number of Mars products. The portfolio includes some of South Africa’s best-known household brands across categories including food, gum & confectionery, and pet care - such as Royco®, M&M’s®, Airwaves®, Orbit®, Skittles® Snickers®, Twix®, Mars®, Pedigree® and Whiskas®.  read more
Strategic AI: chat abot it

Strategic AI: chat abot it

18/10/2017 - 14:58
Artificial intelligence isn’t about to pick up the laundry and drive the car in for repairs, but it is shifting the goalposts for contact centres thanks to incredible growth in chatbot availability and capability.  read more
Oude Molen wins big at Michelangelo International Wine and Spirits Competition

Oude Molen wins big at Michelangelo International Wine and Spirits Competition

18/10/2017 - 13:40
Praise and medals rained down on Oude Molen Cape Brandy at this year’s Michelangelo International Wine and Sprits Competition, with the Brandy Trophy going to Oude Molen VS, and its premium XO picking up Gold and garnered a Silver for its VSOP brandy.  read more
Your label: the perfect platform for holiday promotions

Your label: the perfect platform for holiday promotions

17/10/2017 - 11:34
The build-up to the end of the year and the festive season itself is a busy and profitable period for many product owners. This is an ideal time to use special offers and competitions to boost sales and customer engagement.  read more
Ten years and 4.5 million kilometers for Shoprite’s Mobile Soup Kitchens

Ten years and 4.5 million kilometers for Shoprite’s Mobile Soup Kitchens

17/10/2017 - 10:16
In the 10 years since the Shoprite Group launched its first Mobile Soup Kitchen, the fleet has driven 4.5-million kilometers into the furthermost corners of the country, serving more than 30-million meals to vulnerable communities in the process. read more
ID Logistics SA explores new markets

ID Logistics SA explores new markets

16/10/2017 - 14:40
After on-boarding 11 new clients in the FMCG perishable sector this year and extending their anchor client, Danone’s contract until 2022, ID Logistics South Africa has set its view on targeting other categories, such as fruit and vegetables, flowers and other vertical markets. read more
Traceability through the supply chain

Traceability through the supply chain

16/10/2017 - 10:39
Coding and marking is the way in which essential product and traceability information is displayed on products, labels and packaging.  read more
KNORR partners with FoodForward SA for #ShareAMealSA campaign

KNORR partners with FoodForward SA for #ShareAMealSA campaign

13/10/2017 - 14:37
This Word Food Day 16 October 2017 you can join the fight against hunger with KNORR and FoodForward SA by simply sharing the hashtag of #ShareAMealSA. The campaign is part of a global movement enabling people across the world to help create a brighter future where nutritious food is more accessible on a daily basis. read more
Amarula takes home Brand of the Year title

Amarula takes home Brand of the Year title

13/10/2017 - 09:18
Amarula, Africa’s most awarded liqueur was recently honoured as Brand of the Year at the prestigious 2017 World Branding Awards held at a ceremony in Kensington Palace in London on October 11th.  read more
McCain SA is awarded the President’s Safety Awards

McCain SA is awarded the President’s Safety Awards

13/10/2017 - 09:01
McCain South Africa is proud to announce that its Springs Plant has been awarded the President’s Safety Award this year. This award is recognition for safety excellence as well as commitment to the global safety principles.  read more
SnapnSave delivers R40m in sales to brands

SnapnSave delivers R40m in sales to brands

12/10/2017 - 15:51
SNAPnSAVE, South Africa’s #1 cashback coupon app, has reached a milestone having delivered over R40m in retail sales, 50 million impressions and 7 million engagements for their brand partners such as Reckitt Benckiser, Tiger Brands, Nestle, SAB and more.  read more
 How to enhance brand loyalty

How to enhance brand loyalty

12/10/2017 - 13:32
The pinnacle of successful marketing is to attract loyal customers who consistently purchase products from their favourite brands. read more
Tetra Pak demonstrates future readiness at Propak Cape 2017

Tetra Pak demonstrates future readiness at Propak Cape 2017

11/10/2017 - 15:20
Tetra Pak will display its range of processing, packaging, and distribution solutions at Propak Cape 2017 from October 24 to October 26 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.  read more
Will your brand survive the impact of using cheap promoters?

Will your brand survive the impact of using cheap promoters?

11/10/2017 - 14:54
How do you measure cost per contact? If like so many in the marketing game – you compare the cost of a “like” on Facebook with the cost of a promoter directly engaging with a consumer – then let me offer you an alternative view on measuring this cost per contact. I specifically want to review the value of a well-trained, informed promoter who engages your consumer on the ground – at the point of purchase.  read more
Africa’s Top Cyber Security Event hits Johannesburg this October

Africa’s Top Cyber Security Event hits Johannesburg this October

11/10/2017 - 11:35
The 2nd Annual AfriSecure Cyber Security Summit, Africa’s most respected cyber security conference, will take place on the 18th & 19th of October at The Maslow Hotel in Sandton.  read more
The future of retail is not so scary

The future of retail is not so scary

10/10/2017 - 16:24
Customers now have the pleasure of choosing between an array of conveniently positioned shopping centres with a vast variety of brands which cater for their every need.  read more
Woolworths celebrates super hero teachers in their National Teachers Day Competition

Woolworths celebrates super hero teachers in their National Teachers Day Competition

10/10/2017 - 14:59
In celebration of World Teacher’s Day in October, Woolworths announced that Mr Perumal Govender, a Mathematics and Technology education specialist and the Acting Principal of Orient Heights Primary in Pietermaritzburg is the overall national winner of their nationwide competition.  read more
Capturing the Generation Z opportunity

Capturing the Generation Z opportunity

10/10/2017 - 14:07
South Africa has a youthful population, with more than 66% of our people below 35 years old and 41% younger than 21 years old. Marketers who want to ensure the longevity of their brands and win the consumer of the future thus need to come to grips with what the under-21s – Generation Z – want and value. read more
Mall of Africa leads the way hosting key events

Mall of Africa leads the way hosting key events

10/10/2017 - 10:49
As retailers and malls around the world have come under pressure due to the growth of on-line shopping (at an annual rate of 25% in recent years) and with changing consumer shopping habits reshaping the retail world, shopping malls are having to re-invent themselves and become lifestyle and event destinations.  read more
Automotive players: the nine pillars for exceptional customer experience

Automotive players: the nine pillars for exceptional customer experience

10/10/2017 - 09:58
Nowhere is the digital revolution more apparent than in the automotive sector, as traditional players fight to maintain traction in a market becoming overrun by exciting auto-tech players like Tesla, Faraday Future and Google. read more
Nederburg shines at 2017 Veritas Awards

Nederburg shines at 2017 Veritas Awards

09/10/2017 - 14:02
Two of Nederburg’s iconic sweet wines, Private Bin Edelkeur Noble Late Harvest Chenin Blanc 2003 and Private Bin Eminence Noble Late Harvest Muscadel 2001, won double gold medals at the 2017 Veritas Awards, South Africa’s longest-running and most prestigious wine and brandy competition, annually held in Cape Town in October.  read more
Nederburg supports #TEAMSA, set to make the nation proud at World Blind Tasting Challenge in France

Nederburg supports #TEAMSA, set to make the nation proud at World Blind Tasting Challenge in France

06/10/2017 - 15:15
When Team South Africa 2017 competes against 27 wine tasting teams from across the globe at the World Blind Tasting Challenge in Nuit Saint George, France, on 14 October 2017, Nederburg will be right behind them as official partner. The team will be one of only two representing the African continent, sharing the honour with their very skilled Zimbabwean counterpart.  read more
Boland Cellar Wines glitter at Michelangelo Awards

Boland Cellar Wines glitter at Michelangelo Awards

06/10/2017 - 10:38
Two of Boland Cellar’s new star-performing wines shone brightly and gold at the 21st annual Michelangelo International Wine Awards on Friday 29 September in Cape Town.  read more
Smart technologies are getting smarter

Smart technologies are getting smarter

06/10/2017 - 10:30
Artificial intelligence (AI) may not be a new field of technology, but it has recently gained traction. read more
 Clariant’s beverage crate recycling affirms commitment to best sustainability practices

Clariant’s beverage crate recycling affirms commitment to best sustainability practices

06/10/2017 - 09:54
Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, has been making notable strides in contribution to best sustainability practices. By providing products and solutions for recycling beverage plastic crates made from polymer such as PE-HD (High-Density Polyethylene) and PP (Polypropylene). Clariant contributes significantly to the South African recycling value chain. The initiative also drives awareness on the need to minimize impact on the planet additionally protecting the environment in recycling the non-biodegradable materials. read more
Clover Mama Afrika’s surprise visit to Mbekweni

Clover Mama Afrika’s surprise visit to Mbekweni

06/10/2017 - 09:47
Their first visit started off in the cold and wet Mbekweni near Paarl but it’s landmark ‘shack’ was still standing strong.  read more
Afrisecure Cyber Security Summit 2017 is coming to Johannesburg

Afrisecure Cyber Security Summit 2017 is coming to Johannesburg

05/10/2017 - 16:35
The escalating threat of cyber attacks is a great concern in the boardroom with the various C-level executives prioritising their IT strategy to prevent and defend their company's crucial information from cyber criminals.  read more
The write emotion

The write emotion

04/10/2017 - 15:29
There are four core human emotions that make us want to talk in the social space and every piece of content we create – needs to be aimed at one of these. Stop and decide first… if you want to start the laughter, turn on the tears, create joy or elicit anger before putting pen to paper,” says Dale Ferreira, Managing Director of Sconetent. read more
Sodastream celebrates 30 years in South African homes

Sodastream celebrates 30 years in South African homes

04/10/2017 - 15:10
Sodastream International Ltd. (Nasdaq: SODA), a leading sparkling water brand, is celebrating over 30 years in South African homes.  read more
Maerua Mall to unveil fabulous all-new Family Entertainment Centre and Food Court

Maerua Mall to unveil fabulous all-new Family Entertainment Centre and Food Court

04/10/2017 - 13:56
Maerua Mall is currently undergoing a redevelopment to live up to its new motto, “Be part of the family”.  read more
 Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction boosts Protégé Programme

Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction boosts Protégé Programme

04/10/2017 - 13:24
The 33rd Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction pushed the envelope by raising almost R430 000 in aid of the Cape Winemakers Guild Protégé Programme. read more
Track and trace technology in the FMCG industry in South Africa

Track and trace technology in the FMCG industry in South Africa

04/10/2017 - 10:40
One of the most important aspects of the manufacturing process of fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) in South Africa, is the use of high-quality coding and marking systems to provide full traceability for the manufacturer and authentic information for the end user.  read more
Pareto Limited’s shopping centres score a spectacular double at the Spectrum Awards

Pareto Limited’s shopping centres score a spectacular double at the Spectrum Awards

04/10/2017 - 10:00
In a welcome development, Pareto Limited shopping centres have won both of the South African shopping centre industry’s highest accolades – the 2017 Spectrum Award for Retail Development and Design and the 2017 Spectrum Award for Shopping Centre Marketing.  read more
33rd Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction exceeds expectations

33rd Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction exceeds expectations

03/10/2017 - 11:20
Diversity and innovative winemaking reaped rich rewards at the 33rd Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction at Spier in the Stellenbosch Winelands over the weekend, with total sales exceeding R13,2 million and a new record price for a case of wine. read more
FlexLink to showcase at ProPak Cape Town exhibition

FlexLink to showcase at ProPak Cape Town exhibition

02/10/2017 - 16:48
FlexLink’s South African team will be present together with a representation from the FlexLink Europe team, and FlexLink’s South African Strategic Partner. read more
From till packer to buyer thanks to Shoprite Group's bursary programme

From till packer to buyer thanks to Shoprite Group's bursary programme

02/10/2017 - 15:49
For Ray Afrika, the life-changing career journey from till packer to buyer for Africa’s largest food retailer would not have been possible without the aid of a bursary to further his education after school. read more
 Nederburg adds Michelangelo 2017 medals to its awards story

Nederburg adds Michelangelo 2017 medals to its awards story

02/10/2017 - 13:42
Showing its proficiency in the making of top-quality dessert wines, Nederburg earned a platinum medal for the 2017 vintage of its The Winemasters Noble Late Harvest at the 2017 Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards, held in Cape Town.  read more
The big data divide: How traditional retailers can learn from eCommerce

The big data divide: How traditional retailers can learn from eCommerce

02/10/2017 - 11:09
The harsh reality is that local retailers are still very early on their journeys towards leveraging Big Data. Traditional business models and a reliance on physical retail outlets still dominate our retail sector. read more
London Gold and slew of 90+ points for Constantia Glen

London Gold and slew of 90+ points for Constantia Glen

02/10/2017 - 09:27
Constantia Glen has triumphed in the international wine arena clinching a gold medal at the 2017 International Wine & Spirit Competition and a slew of 90+ ratings for all four of their signature wines by two respected British wine commentators. read more