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Latest trends influencing digital payments

Latest trends influencing digital payments

18/06/2018 - 11:13
Fintech and new technologies are constantly in the news highlighting the impact AI or big data will have on our lives. The rise of robotics and bots are replacing today's workforce and we are unsure of the skills we will need for jobs of the future. We often hear about the rise of mobile with 20 Billion connected devices expected by 2020, the latest social platforms and the opportunities this will create for smart businesses. These new technologies are enabling digital payments or digital interactions at the point of payment; they are acting as enablers but the biggest trend we are starting to see in changing the way we pay is with the consumer themselves, and their demand for a richer, seamless or frictionless experience at the point of sale. read more
Roodeberg rewards consumers with Reunion on Réunion necktag competition

Roodeberg rewards consumers with Reunion on Réunion necktag competition

15/06/2018 - 15:04
Roodeberg, South Africa’s trusted red blend that has been bringing friends together since 1949, is rewarding consumers with the opportunity to win an island adventure of a lifetime and a multitude of instant prizes of quality wine accessories. read more
Clover Mama Afrika continues to drive empowerment for the youth in South Africa

Clover Mama Afrika continues to drive empowerment for the youth in South Africa

14/06/2018 - 16:28
With Youth Day around the corner, it has come time for South Africa to remember the passion that has brought everyone this privilege and the sacrifice that has allowed South Africans this powerful society. Clover Mama Afrika, Clover’s CSI project, not only wants to celebrate the youth but wants to empower them to create a nation united, skilled and loved by each other.  read more
The MITAS touch – marks everything but air!

The MITAS touch – marks everything but air!

14/06/2018 - 14:20
At the recent Tax Stamp Forum™, we were happy to welcome Kyle Parker, Group CEO of MITAS Corporation, who spoke about the group’s 28-year journey from its original activity of producing human-readable product markers, to being ‘pulled in the direction’ of brand protection, authentication and track and trace. read more
Sea Harvest makes progress with Viking Fishing Group acquisition

Sea Harvest makes progress with Viking Fishing Group acquisition

14/06/2018 - 13:27
A consortium of black-owned companies led by the Sea Harvest Group (Sea Harvest) has confirmed the terms of its transaction to acquire the fishing business of Viking Fishing Holdings Proprietary Limited whilst Sea Harvest Aquaculture, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sea Harvest is acquiring 51% of the issued share capital of Viking Aquaculture Proprietary Limited (jointly referred to as the Viking Group) with the envisioned transaction closing date of 2 July 2018. read more
Nederburg winemakers party for Qhubeka

Nederburg winemakers party for Qhubeka

14/06/2018 - 10:05
The talented winemaking team at Nederburg in Paarl has come out in full force to support the “ForQhubeka” fundraising drive, planned to raise awareness and funds during the upcoming 2018 Tour de France.  read more
MakeMeMobile receives global Honeywell award for Shoprite solution

MakeMeMobile receives global Honeywell award for Shoprite solution

14/06/2018 - 09:29
At its recent annual European partner conference, Honeywell celebrated its top Productivity Products and Workflow Solutions partners who demonstrated success in 2017. read more
Drostdy Hof Wines successfully captures consumers’ attention with digital wine label campaign

Drostdy Hof Wines successfully captures consumers’ attention with digital wine label campaign

12/06/2018 - 14:07
Drostdy Hof, a brand steeped in winemaking tradition used two key insights about emerging wine consumers to come up with its latest digital campaign, #CaptureYourMoments - they value emotional connections with brands and they enjoy sharing their experiences. read more
Sea Harvest and Western Cape Health Department launch 100 operations programme

Sea Harvest and Western Cape Health Department launch 100 operations programme

12/06/2018 - 13:18
In commemoration of the centenary of our late former President Nelson Mandela’s birthday on 18 July, the Western Cape Health Department, together with the support of Sea Harvest, has launched a programme where 100 operations will be performed on patients at various hospitals around the province to reduce surgical backlogs.  read more
Douglas Green's Spanish Sherry singled out as the Sommeliers' first choice

Douglas Green's Spanish Sherry singled out as the Sommeliers' first choice

12/06/2018 - 11:04
Sherry is an ideal companion to food and served in the finest restaurants. This conclusion follows the announcement of the esteemed Sommeliers Selection awards where the Douglas Green Pale Cream Sherry – one of a trio of top quality sherries in Douglas Green’s authentic Spanish Sherry range – took top honours in its category.  read more
The effects of counterfeiting

The effects of counterfeiting

12/06/2018 - 09:25
Backed by an illicit industry considered to be one of the largest in the world and costing the global economy billions of dollars, counterfeit goods are on the rise.  read more
 Sureswipe’s POS LITE helps Jele Bebe improve business processes

Sureswipe’s POS LITE helps Jele Bebe improve business processes

07/06/2018 - 12:40
Theamari Jonker - Owner and Director of Jele Bebe Teething Jewellery discusses how Sureswipe’s POS LITE helped her improve her business processes.  read more
Why barcodes matter

Why barcodes matter

07/06/2018 - 11:16
Many of us take barcodes, also referred to as UPC and EAN codes, for granted because they’re so commonplace. However, with only some basic printing equipment and a readily-available barcode scanner, this technology offers significant benefits to manufacturers and brand owners as products move through the supply chain.  read more
New Centralised Control Tower heralds a new era for ID Logistics

New Centralised Control Tower heralds a new era for ID Logistics

30/05/2018 - 16:23
ID Logistics South Africa, part of the international contract logistics group, has installed a Centralised Control Tower at its head office in Boksburg, Gauteng to manage operations for its growing client base across the country. read more
McCain celebrates moms and Friday nights with #MakeItYours campaign

McCain celebrates moms and Friday nights with #MakeItYours campaign

30/05/2018 - 11:38
Friday night dinner tends to be an interesting topic of discussion for most families. The usual dilemma, kids are shouting for takeaways, but Mom wants something home-cooked to enjoy in front of the TV. So, Moms, it’s time to let McCain add joy to your Friday night plans so you can Make It Yours. read more
Scanning first time, every time

Scanning first time, every time

28/05/2018 - 13:38
In a white paper recently released by Markem-Imaje, locally represented by Pyrotec PackMark, consideration is given to whether GS1-128 barcodes are on track to become the most adopted global standard for retail grocery and foodservice packaging.  read more
Bunnahabhain wins three double gold medals at San Francisco World Spirits Competition

Bunnahabhain wins three double gold medals at San Francisco World Spirits Competition

25/05/2018 - 11:02
Specialty Scotch single malt producer, Bunnahabhain has won three double gold medals at the prestigious 2018 San Francisco World Spirits Competition in the United States.  read more
How to boost sales at point of purchase

How to boost sales at point of purchase

22/05/2018 - 13:26
While all five senses play a role in the purchasing process, sight remains the most significant. Products that are well-packaged and visible on retail shelves have a better chance of being purchased. A quick, easy and cost-effective way to ensure your products are visible is by using Hang Tabs and Display Strips from the Do-It® Corporation, locally represented by Pyrotec PackMedia. read more
Clover Mama Afrika continues to show support to Free State Mamas

Clover Mama Afrika continues to show support to Free State Mamas

22/05/2018 - 10:04
Clover’s corporate sustainability initiative, Clover Mama Afrika, aims to empower women in communities across the nation with various vital skills such as cooking, baking, sewing, quilting, business management, and food gardening. Over and above the training sessions, these “Mamas” are all supplied with the necessary tools, equipment, and infrastructure to create an income for themselves in order for them to give back to their communities. read more
SodaStream celebrates the Royal wedding with a limited edition range of bottles

SodaStream celebrates the Royal wedding with a limited edition range of bottles

18/05/2018 - 13:40
Exclusive Royal Edition bottles to be auctioned with all proceeds donated to Surfers Against Sewage, an officially chosen wedding charity, fighting plastic pollution.  read more
Caffeine shampoo cleans up in SA

Caffeine shampoo cleans up in SA

16/05/2018 - 16:25
Caffeine shampoo -- which research shows counters hair loss* -- is a big hit among South Africans, selling around 350 000 bottles to men and women in 2017, manufacturers the Dr Wolff Group has announced. read more
Wine ambassador gets own personalised label

Wine ambassador gets own personalised label

16/05/2018 - 14:37
In a first for the South African wine industry, the Delush wine brand has produced a limited wine edition sporting the face of one of its proudest ambassadors. read more
Sureswipe's new fintech referral programme boosts business and gives cash back

Sureswipe's new fintech referral programme boosts business and gives cash back

16/05/2018 - 10:52
Sureswipe's Referral Programme has stepped up a gear and now incentivises not only staff and new and existing customers to refer friends and businesses to Sureswipe’s card payment products, but the larger business community as well. read more
Nederburg, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Report’s top achiever

Nederburg, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Report’s top achiever

14/05/2018 - 15:49
Nederburg The Manor House Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 achieved an incredible score of 95 points in the seventh edition of the annual Cabernet Sauvignon Report, compiled and published by Winemag.co.za, and sponsored by financial services company Prescient.  read more
Do-It® Hang Tabs – Hang, promote & sell

Do-It® Hang Tabs – Hang, promote & sell

14/05/2018 - 10:44
Grabbing shoppers’ attention in the grocery aisle on a crowded supermarket shelf or at the point of purchase is becoming much more challenging, especially when competing against brands with bigger marketing budgets. read more
WILD Coolers set to launch to the corporate sector at Markex 2018

WILD Coolers set to launch to the corporate sector at Markex 2018

11/05/2018 - 10:13
Since their inception in 2016 WILD Coolers has steadily grown a strong foothold within the African outdoor market, with a reputation of being the go-to cooler for the true outdoor enthusiast. A product for those who know the lie of the land and match a love of nature with a healthy respect for its dangers. A man who deserves the gear to match.  read more
DGB partners with premium brand Fever-Tree

DGB partners with premium brand Fever-Tree

11/05/2018 - 09:05
DGB is delighted to announce that it now exclusively represents the Fever-Tree range of premium mixers across South Africa. read more
You loved them, we’re keeping them!

You loved them, we’re keeping them!

09/05/2018 - 16:09
aQuellé has decided to permanently add three new popluar flavours to their range. read more
New research finds men may be using the wrong shampoo

New research finds men may be using the wrong shampoo

08/05/2018 - 15:11
Millions of men around the world may be using the wrong shampoo, according to new research. Surveys conducted in South Africa, Germany, Hong Kong and Singapore, found that an average one in four men surveyed had a dry scalp and most of them are using an anti-dandruff rather than a moisturising shampoo to address the problem. read more
How small businesses can also cash in on Mother’s Day

How small businesses can also cash in on Mother’s Day

07/05/2018 - 15:04
The Mother’s Day period in May is always a highlight in the annual retail calendar, but how do small businesses compete with the larger retail stores and shopping centres and make sure they also benefit during this peak shopping season? read more
Women of Clover Mama Afrika receive new skills

Women of Clover Mama Afrika receive new skills

04/05/2018 - 10:44
The Clover Mama Afrika project, Clovers CSI project, together with their various project partners such as Bernina, invest in skills development training not only for their Mamas but also for members of their communities.  read more
Windhoek launches engaging new Perfect Time. Perfect Beer campaign

Windhoek launches engaging new Perfect Time. Perfect Beer campaign

03/05/2018 - 10:18
How often have you thought, ‘now is the perfect time for a beer’? While Windhoek Beer won’t ever prescribe when, where, why or with who you want to share this perfect time with, the brands latest campaign highlights the sentiment that when it’s the Perfect Time for a Beer, it’s Time for the Perfect Beer.  read more
Sureswipe launches another service to help small retailers grow their businesses

Sureswipe launches another service to help small retailers grow their businesses

03/05/2018 - 08:54
Sureswipe, one of South Africa’s first card payment acceptance companies, introduced a new online service, called Self Sign up, that allows retailers to order and pay for their card payment machines online and start processing customers’ credit cards within days. read more
Huggies® gives Hugs to children in need

Huggies® gives Hugs to children in need

26/04/2018 - 10:38
Huggies® put smiles on the faces of the children at the TLC Children’s Home, with a donation of 4 150 nappies, of Huggies® Pants and Huggies® Gold. read more
Total recall

Total recall

23/04/2018 - 14:02
The news across the globe about South Africa’s calamitous listeriosis outbreak continues to make headlines. By March 26, 982 laboratory-confirmed listeriosis cases across the country were reported to NICD since the beginning of January 2017, and 189 deaths recorded. read more
Drostdy-Hof invites consumers to capture their everyday moments in its newest digital campaign

Drostdy-Hof invites consumers to capture their everyday moments in its newest digital campaign

20/04/2018 - 10:22
Drostdy Hof, a brand steeped in winemaking tradition, and one that is built off the foundation of living in the now by pausing to appreciate life’s smaller moments, has launched a new digital campaign aimed at capturing and celebrating its consumers’ everyday experiences through photography. read more
How packaging promotes consumer health

How packaging promotes consumer health

19/04/2018 - 12:38
The World Health Day message on April 7 was simple: giving people access to healthcare without the prospect of financial hardship. This is regardless of where they’re from; whether in Africa, Asia, South America or the United States. What matters according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), which is behind the campaign, is that there’s ‘Health for All’. read more
McCain chips undergo a makeover

McCain chips undergo a makeover

18/04/2018 - 10:44
Mom, take a deep breath, there is no need to panic, your favourite McCain chips have just had a makeover and have new names. You can still expect the same delicious and great tasting chips from the range even though they may look a little different.  read more
Fighting food fraud with packaging and labelling solutions

Fighting food fraud with packaging and labelling solutions

17/04/2018 - 11:13
In the food industry, not everything is as it seems. What seems to be safe foods could be counterfeit. We are generally trusting eaters; we believe what the menu says, and we believe what is given to us is authentic. But labels can lie, and packaging can be misleading. Food fraud not only robs you of the value that you have paid for, it could also be hazardous to your health.  read more
Clover Mama Afrika mamas continue to learn

Clover Mama Afrika mamas continue to learn

12/04/2018 - 11:20
Clover Mama Afrika is a sustainable Corporate Social Investment project that has been in existence since 2004, teaching and guiding strong females (lovingly called ‘mamas’ due to their standing in their neighbourhoods) in communities all over the country, in order to build their skills and sustain and improve their own community projects. Only the most committed are enrolled and these include women looking after orphans, the elderly and those suffering from HIV/Aids. read more
Nederburg introduces new winemaking team member

Nederburg introduces new winemaking team member

12/04/2018 - 11:03
Petite but feisty, with an incredible will backed by a good measure of brain power, 31-year-old Elmarie Botes is the newest member of the Nederburg winemaking team. Responsible for its white wines, she is currently completing her first harvest for this famous Paarl winery, one of South Africa’s most pedigreed.  read more
Polytij Africa introduces new additions to their extensive ink range

Polytij Africa introduces new additions to their extensive ink range

12/04/2018 - 09:40
Polytij Africa is a supplier of an innovative range of thermal inkjet inks for porous, non-porous and direct food contact for industrial HP thermal inkjet printers. Polytij Africa offers an exclusive range of unique, custom inks for our range of POLYtij ® HP thermal inkjet printers. read more
Three reasons product placement and cross-merchandising are important

Three reasons product placement and cross-merchandising are important

06/04/2018 - 13:13
Cross-merchandising will help you get the most out of customer traffic in your store. Consumers also benefit from the suggestion of additional, complementary items. Positive shopping experiences are sure to help you attract customers, create customer loyalty, and increase sales. read more
Polytij Africa Anti-Counterfeiting Technology

Polytij Africa Anti-Counterfeiting Technology

05/04/2018 - 14:40
Polytij Africa now offers inks focused purely on providing exporters with globally unique, custom designed solutions that protect the company brands from counterfeit, substitution and other fraudulent actions. read more
PETCO and partners relieve pressure on Western Cape Recycling capacity

PETCO and partners relieve pressure on Western Cape Recycling capacity

04/04/2018 - 08:07
Demand for plastic bottles is at an all-time high in the Western Cape region due to the drought situation.  read more
What Hang Tab is right for your retail display?

What Hang Tab is right for your retail display?

04/04/2018 - 07:57
Bulky packaging is unnecessary when it comes to hanging your products in a neat and orderly way, especially in a retail environment. The less material you use to hang your packages, the less money you’re going to have to spend on hanging supplies like hang tabs and display strips. read more
Unbottle the magic at Clover Visitors Centre

Unbottle the magic at Clover Visitors Centre

03/04/2018 - 18:23
At Clover, love is in the name and it's certainly in the practices, so why not take a trip down to the Clover Visitor Centre in Clayville, one of the several Clover beverage factories around the country. The centre provides an opportunity to explore, experience and encounter all of the wonder and magic that is easily bottled up and delivered for your enjoyment and refreshment.  read more
Tracepack has a range of anti-counterfeiting inks available

Tracepack has a range of anti-counterfeiting inks available

26/03/2018 - 16:09
Tracepack is the local supplier of an innovative range of thermal inkjet inks for porous, non-porous and direct food contact for Polytij thermal inkjet printers. read more
Five signs a label is counterfeit

Five signs a label is counterfeit

26/03/2018 - 15:59
The problem of counterfeit drugs is a global one. US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer, for example, says it has found fake medicines in at least 75 countries around the world. read more
Nederburg in the lead of SA wineries featured in ‘World’s Most Admired Wine Brands’ list

Nederburg in the lead of SA wineries featured in ‘World’s Most Admired Wine Brands’ list

26/03/2018 - 14:01
Nederburg has done it again! The Paarl winery again features in the esteemed ‘World’s Most Admired Wine Brands’ top 50 list by Drinks International, a UK-based publication, for a third consecutive year. And in 41st position, Nederburg is the highest placed of the three South African wineries featured on this year’s list.  read more
4th STREET Wines announces headline sponsorship of the first ever  Project Runway South Africa

4th STREET Wines announces headline sponsorship of the first ever Project Runway South Africa

22/03/2018 - 09:15
4th STREET Wines is proud to announce a partnership deal with Ndalo Pictures, as the headline sponsor for the first ever Project Runway South Africa production. The local version of the hit U.S. reality television series - now in its seventeenth season - will be gracing our screens in July 2018, on DSTV’s Mzansi Magic.  read more
Why on-pack promotions work

Why on-pack promotions work

22/03/2018 - 08:59
An on-pack promotion is a fast, flexible and dynamic solution for driving purchases at retail, and Pyrotec PackMedia’s Fix-a-Form® booklet labels provide all the space needed to launch a new product or campaign.  read more
Sea Harvest to launch its Multi-million Rand Desalination Plant During National Water Week

Sea Harvest to launch its Multi-million Rand Desalination Plant During National Water Week

22/03/2018 - 08:42
The installation of Sea Harvest’s desalination plant has been completed and will be launched on Thursday, 22 March 2018.  read more
Fridge Monitor System

Fridge Monitor System

19/03/2018 - 15:46
A fridge is important in the various industries it is utilised. The effectiveness of a fridge is especially critical in the medial and food and beverage sectors. Using our smart fridge solutions ensures that our clients’ businesses are protected from damage and loss through our integrated fridge monitoring system.  read more
KWV's Cruxland Gin wins the Best South African London Dry Gin for Taste in the World Gin Awards

KWV's Cruxland Gin wins the Best South African London Dry Gin for Taste in the World Gin Awards

16/03/2018 - 10:35
KWV’s Cruxland Gin is the recipient of the Best South African London Dry Gin for Taste in the World Gin Awards. read more
ID Logistics SA marks another strong year 2017 with major new clients and maps out its ambitions for 2018

ID Logistics SA marks another strong year 2017 with major new clients and maps out its ambitions for 2018

16/03/2018 - 08:54
ID Logistics SA marked another strong year with high potential new clients within an innovation-driven culture. read more
Image and data management for channel agnosticism

Image and data management for channel agnosticism

13/03/2018 - 08:31
"A picture is worth a thousand online sales." Across all e-commerce platforms, product images are the catalyst for first impressions. Consumer confidence, perception, and potential engagement with your brand is solely dependent on the overall quality and experience of your retail offering. read more
Mpact recognises schools for outstanding paper collection

Mpact recognises schools for outstanding paper collection

08/03/2018 - 09:18
Building on the success of its Schools Recycling Competition around the country, Mpact Recycling honoured schools that have exhibited the greatest commitment to the initiative and increased their paper recycling figures significantly every year.  read more
Scottish Leader’s outstanding 12-year-old scores gold at 2018 World Whiskies Awards

Scottish Leader’s outstanding 12-year-old scores gold at 2018 World Whiskies Awards

08/03/2018 - 09:05
The luxuriously silky and rich Scottish Leader 12-year-old whisky, the flagship of the internationally renowned collection, has been awarded a prestigious gold medal by the World Whiskies Awards in the UK, during a first round tasting.  read more
Packaging: multiple purposes, one platform

Packaging: multiple purposes, one platform

06/03/2018 - 09:49
Modern-day packaging plays many roles, from containing and preserving products to informing customers about contents, ingredients, dosage instructions and so forth. It is also a valuable platform for brand communication, where product owners and marketers can display their brand identities, explain product benefits and inspire customers to buy their goods.  read more
4th Street climbs the ladder at IWSR Top 100 Wines

4th Street climbs the ladder at IWSR Top 100 Wines

02/03/2018 - 09:17
4th Street Wines announces they have been named Fastest Growing Wine brand globally for the second year in a row by the International Wine and Spirit Research (IWSR) Top 100 Wine Brands for 2017.  read more
African Elephants signal marula harvest time in Limpopo

African Elephants signal marula harvest time in Limpopo

02/03/2018 - 08:47
The time of year has arrived for hundreds of African Elephants to descend on the marula trees of the Valley of Olifants in the Lowveld of Limpopo and to signal to local villagers that it is time to harvest the ripened fruit for their biggest global export, Amarula liqueur.  read more
Laager announces the perfect pair partnership

Laager announces the perfect pair partnership

01/03/2018 - 09:37
Leading tea brand Laager Rooibos has announced its exclusive celebrity agreement with Lebo and Tebo Ndala from food blog withlovefromthetwins. read more
Balance your production flow

Balance your production flow

01/03/2018 - 08:35
Applying high-speed continuous motion diverting technique revolutionises speed capacity and introduces new application areas in the production industry.  read more
Continuous performance: continuous inkjet coders

Continuous performance: continuous inkjet coders

27/02/2018 - 10:14
Does your business rely on technologies that offer reliability, speed, and flexibility? When it comes to your printing, coding and marking requirements, continuous inkjet (CIJ) technology is an ideal choice.  read more
Leading the way for African eCommerce acceleration - The DHL eCommerce MoneyAfrica returns to Cape Town this March

Leading the way for African eCommerce acceleration - The DHL eCommerce MoneyAfrica returns to Cape Town this March

26/02/2018 - 13:37
DHL eCommerce MoneyAfrica is Africa’s biggest eCommerce Show. Having grown by 45% since 2017 and now in it’s fourth year running, the event will be hosted in the brand new East Wing of the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 14th – 15th March 2018.  read more
Special occasions: ideas for your on-pack promotion

Special occasions: ideas for your on-pack promotion

22/02/2018 - 09:38
Special occasions like Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Halloween and even Braai Day (South Africa’s Heritage Day) are key events on most brands’ marketing calendars. Many members of the public welcome these days as a break from the day-to-day routine, as well as a chance to treat and celebrate with the ones they love.  read more
McCain Do Good Be Good Program benefiting local Gauteng communities

McCain Do Good Be Good Program benefiting local Gauteng communities

20/02/2018 - 09:35
Be Good, Do Good is at the heart of everything that McCain South Africa does. This led to the launch of their food donation programme in April 2017. Since then McCain Food South Africa has made it their mission to spread joy and happiness to those who need it most through food.  read more
High-precision coding for flexible packaging

High-precision coding for flexible packaging

19/02/2018 - 08:15
Manufacturers have a constant battle to meet the high demands required for coding and marking packaging while maintaining operational costs.  read more
What’s in-store for eCommerce in 2018?

What’s in-store for eCommerce in 2018?

13/02/2018 - 15:20
14 - 15 March 2018, CTICC East Wing, Cape Town. Gearing Up for e-Commerce Acceleration at the BIGGEST eCommerce, Payments & Fintech Show in Africa. read more
aQuellé Midmar Mile swimmers smash R3m fundraising target

aQuellé Midmar Mile swimmers smash R3m fundraising target

13/02/2018 - 11:38
Despite a lagging economy, swimmers at South Africa’s premier open water championship, the aQuellé Midmar Mile, have smashed an ambitious target of raising R3-million for charities nationwide, fundraisers announced on Monday [12 February].  read more
Convenient coding: the hand-held printer

Convenient coding: the hand-held printer

13/02/2018 - 09:54
Coding and marking have come a long way since the concept of a machine-readable barcode was first patented in America in 1949. Innovation in this field has been fuelled by a growing demand for solutions that enable traceability through the entire value chain. It’s also been driven by a demand for coding technology that produces durable and legible codes, efficiently, on a variety of substrates.  read more
Booklet labels market set for rapid growth

Booklet labels market set for rapid growth

12/02/2018 - 16:50
According to Future Market Insights, the global booklet labels market is set for rapid growth. North America is leading the race, followed by the Asia Pacific region, but in the Middle East and Africa growth remains sluggish. read more
aQuellé Midmar Mile swimmers to raise R3m for SA charities

aQuellé Midmar Mile swimmers to raise R3m for SA charities

09/02/2018 - 11:21
Around 13 000 swimmers are expected at the 45th aQuelle Midmar Mile. As the world's largest open water swim, the event has become an important annual fundraiser for a variety of South African charities. read more
Vital Health Foods issues product recall on Mini Corn Cakes and Mini Rice Cakes

Vital Health Foods issues product recall on Mini Corn Cakes and Mini Rice Cakes

08/02/2018 - 11:01
Vital Health Foods has issued an immediate recall of its Mini Corn Cakes and Mini Rice Cakes as a precautionary measure following an investigation into two consumer complaints regarding metal fragments found within the products.  read more
Clover Mama Afrika’s annual Smarties Week winners announced

Clover Mama Afrika’s annual Smarties Week winners announced

08/02/2018 - 09:38
Each year a group of determined women meet in a different province of South Africa to both brush up on their skills and be awarded for their successes that year. This year the annual Clover Mama Afrika Smarties Week took place in the serene Mossel Bay. read more
Scottish Leader and I See A Different You to inspire afro-positivity

Scottish Leader and I See A Different You to inspire afro-positivity

07/02/2018 - 11:42
Popular whisky brand Scottish Leader, together with the dynamic I See A Different You creative collective, is setting out to bring South Africans an Afro-optimistic new perspective. They will be looking for, interpreting and expressing the unique beauty and dynamism of the country; and inspiring others to do the same.  read more
Short lead time? Get your promotion to market quickly

Short lead time? Get your promotion to market quickly

06/02/2018 - 16:03
At the beginning of the year, many customers are looking for great value in store – making this the perfect time to run your special offer, promotion or competition. Or perhaps, as a product owner or marketer, you’re looking for an effective way to grab attention at the point of sale – where it really counts – on your incredible seasonal offer, your back-to-school items, or your Valentine’s Day goodies. read more
Sea Harvest partners with Western Cape Education Department to open new school in Saldanha Bay

Sea Harvest partners with Western Cape Education Department to open new school in Saldanha Bay

06/02/2018 - 13:45
In support of early childhood development (ECD) in schools, Sea Harvest in partnership with the Western Cape Education Department launched three pre-Grade R and Grade R classrooms in the Diazville community of Saldanha Bay for approximately 100 learners.  read more
Loaded Spanish Hummus

Loaded Spanish Hummus

06/02/2018 - 13:08
There's nothing ordinary about this spicy dip. read more
Shoprite offers students 10% discount on groceries

Shoprite offers students 10% discount on groceries

05/02/2018 - 09:33
“Welcome financial relief” is how one student, who is also a young father, describes the 10% discount he will enjoy with Shoprite’s Student Day on 7 February 2018. read more
Tiso Blackstar launches Times Select: a daily, curated, 20-minute digital read

Tiso Blackstar launches Times Select: a daily, curated, 20-minute digital read

01/02/2018 - 14:31
Tiso Blackstar Group has announced the launch of Times Select, South Africa’s first digital daily news edition, which has replaced the former print edition of The Times. Times Select features national, business, lifestyle, sport and world news, curated by an expert editorial team, to provide readers with a sharply edited, 20-minute daily must-read. read more
Acdoco SA appointed exclusive local distributor for Jordan oral care

Acdoco SA appointed exclusive local distributor for Jordan oral care

01/02/2018 - 11:28
Specialist consumer packaged goods brand-custodian and distributor, ACDOCO SA has announced that it is been appointed as the exclusive South African distributor for multi-award winning, global oral care brand, Jordan.  read more
Global Plastic Alliance increases membership and worldwide reach

Global Plastic Alliance increases membership and worldwide reach

31/01/2018 - 16:41
International role players make important advances towards sustainability and marine litter solutions. read more
Clover Mama Afrika wins big at South African Premier Business Awards

Clover Mama Afrika wins big at South African Premier Business Awards

31/01/2018 - 09:28
Clover Mama Afrika has been awarded the ‘Play Your Part’ Award at the 2018 South African Premier Business Awards which took place at the Sandton Convention Centre. read more
aQuellé delivers nearly 30,000 litres of bottled water to crisis-hit Cape Town

aQuellé delivers nearly 30,000 litres of bottled water to crisis-hit Cape Town

30/01/2018 - 13:41
Major South African bottled water brand aQuellé is jumping in to lend a hand to the drought-stricken Western Cape ahead of Day Zero, with the managing director joining delivery drivers in a two-day journey from the company’s KwaZulu-Natal headquarters to donate almost 30,000 litres of bottled water to the elderly and infirm in Cape Town.  read more
Tiso Blackstar Group announces two key editorial management appointments

Tiso Blackstar Group announces two key editorial management appointments

30/01/2018 - 10:52
Tiso Blackstar Group is pleased to announce the appointment of two key appointments to its Editorial Management Team. S’thembiso Msomi has been appointed Editor of Sowetan while Mapula Nkosi has been appointed Editor of Sunday World. Both appointments are effective from 1 February 2018. read more
MySchool announces first recipients of new Dream2Teach recipients

MySchool announces first recipients of new Dream2Teach recipients

29/01/2018 - 15:27
Launched last year, MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet’s Dream2Teach Scholarship Fund has now awarded its first scholarships to Ronel Tsoute from Luckhoff in the Free State and Timone Daniel from Vredendal in the Western Cape.  read more
Pyrotec restructures to focus on market strengths

Pyrotec restructures to focus on market strengths

26/01/2018 - 13:08
Pyrotechnical Marketing (Pty) Ltd (Pyrotec), which includes TOWER, PackMedia and PackMark, has been operating as one company for the past 50 years. In the last two years, the PackVerifi, Pyrotec Finance and PackLink brands have been added to the company’s service offering. read more
Making informed decisions simpler, with the Internet of things

Making informed decisions simpler, with the Internet of things

25/01/2018 - 10:02
IoT simplifies management, control, and analysis of your production supply-chain. read more
Clover celebrates great successes of CSI in 2017

Clover celebrates great successes of CSI in 2017

23/01/2018 - 14:17
As we look at the year that was, one may feel as if 2017 was a bit of a mixed bag. While politics probably comes to the fore, South Africa had many great successes during the year, especially in the sporting arena from the likes of Chad le Clos and Luvo Manyonga. But what about Corporate Social Investment (CSI)? read more
The Block&Coin Summit - heralding the new economy in Africa

The Block&Coin Summit - heralding the new economy in Africa

23/01/2018 - 09:54
The recent roller-coaster bitcoin price has moved the topic of cryptocurrencies and the blockchain from geeky chat rooms to boardrooms and dining room tables.  read more
DHL announces title partnership of Africa’s largest e-commerce and fintech event

DHL announces title partnership of Africa’s largest e-commerce and fintech event

23/01/2018 - 09:48
DHL Express Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) has announced that the company has signed on as title sponsor for the 2018 DHL eCommerce MoneyAfricaConference & Exhibition (Confex), which will be hosted at the new East Wing of the Cape Town International Convention Center on the 14th and 15th of March 2018. read more
Sea Harvest awards 6 young surfers with Surfing Excellence Awards

Sea Harvest awards 6 young surfers with Surfing Excellence Awards

22/01/2018 - 16:37
Six young South African surfers were rewarded for their achievements in 2017 when they received Sea Harvest Surfing Excellence Awards at a ceremony held at the company’s head office in Woodstock recently. The Sea Harvest Surfing Excellence Awards programme was part of the 2017 Sea Harvest sponsorship deal signed with Surfing South Africa.  read more
Do-It® Hang Tab Testing

Do-It® Hang Tab Testing

22/01/2018 - 09:18
Pyrotec PackMedia is the sole distributor of Do-It® Corporation’s Hang Tabs and Display Strips in South Africa.  read more
On-pack trends: Augmented reality enabled packaging

On-pack trends: Augmented reality enabled packaging

17/01/2018 - 10:34
In theory, augmented reality (AR) could allow product owners and marketers to add a virtual layer of communication and promotional messaging to their brand packaging.  read more
aQuellé spreads water joy with #SpreadTheJoySA summer campaign

aQuellé spreads water joy with #SpreadTheJoySA summer campaign

16/01/2018 - 16:43
Appreciating and celebrating water amid an ongoing drought crippling large parts of South Africa is something a leading bottled water brand, aQuellé, is aiming to achieve with its #SpreadTheJoySA summer campaign.  read more
Albany Bakeries aims to feed 5 million hungry children in Mzansi with new campaign

Albany Bakeries aims to feed 5 million hungry children in Mzansi with new campaign

16/01/2018 - 09:58
Committed to spreading the spirit of Ubuntu, Albany Bakeries, one of South Africa’s award-winning brands in the Sunday Times Top Brand Awards, is celebrating school children returning to the classroom with the “5 Million Meals” campaign, running up until 11 February 2018. read more
SASKO Sam is back!

SASKO Sam is back!

10/01/2018 - 13:02
He has a smile from ear to ear, laughing eyes, and arms that invite you in for a soft hug. Yes, it’s SASKO Sam, and he returns to shelves in January, just in time for back-to-school lunch boxes and school sports day sandwiches. read more
Is production monitoring important?

Is production monitoring important?

04/01/2018 - 13:42
Everyone wants to produce more products and receive a higher return on investment with less effort, but is this possible? Monitoring the performance of your production lines might not increase production, but it could tell you how to do it.  read more