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High-quality, reliable and flexible solutions with Production Packaging Systems (PPS)

High-quality, reliable and flexible solutions with Production Packaging Systems (PPS)

22/04/2019 - 10:54
With over 30 years’ experience in the packaging industry, PPS has earned a reputation as specialists in the sale of a wide range of high-quality packaging, inspection and labelling systems, machines and equipment. read more
Farm to fork traceability

Farm to fork traceability

17/04/2019 - 08:45
The International Organization of Standardization (ISO) defines traceability as “The ability to trace the history, application or location of a product by means of recording movement of product through data capturing technology.” According to the European Union General Food Law Regulation traceability “means the ability to track any food, feed, food-producing animal or substance that will be used for consumption, through all stages of production, processing, and distribution.” read more
Getting to know twin foodies Lebo & Tebo Ndala - the faces behind Laager Rooibos

Getting to know twin foodies Lebo & Tebo Ndala - the faces behind Laager Rooibos

16/04/2019 - 11:28
Foodies Lebo and Tebo Ndala from @withlovefromthetwins are the faces and recipes behind South African favourite, Laager Rooibos. We spent some time getting to know Lebo and Tebo better and finding out more about their love of cooking and how they got into the foodie industry. read more
Cheerful Chateau Del Rei bubbly in a can debuts at Cheese Festival

Cheerful Chateau Del Rei bubbly in a can debuts at Cheese Festival

12/04/2019 - 11:09
Discover new Chateau Del Rei sparkling wine in a can and turn the 18th annual South African Cheese Festival at Sandringham Estate near Stellenbosch into an instant celebration over the weekend of 26 – 28 April 2019.  read more
DHL brings over 200 global online stores to African consumers with innovative platform

DHL brings over 200 global online stores to African consumers with innovative platform

12/04/2019 - 10:54
DHL Express has announced the launch of its new mobile and desktop app aimed at improving the online shopping experience for Africa-based consumers. read more
Pyrotec PackMedia sets the bar with digital label printing

Pyrotec PackMedia sets the bar with digital label printing

12/04/2019 - 10:26
During March, Pyrotec PackMedia launched a first for the African continent at Propak Africa 2019. The ground-breaking purchase of a Durst Tau 330 RSC eight-colour digital label press, which will form the foundation of the company's latest venture into digital label printing, caused great excitement at the show.  read more
At aQuellé, joy has a new look

At aQuellé, joy has a new look

10/04/2019 - 09:59
Water, as a natural element, is not fixed, but naturally flows and changes, while retaining its essential properties. For the past 20 years, aQuellé has been spreading joy and now, just like water refreshes and revitalises, the logo and packaging has been given a refreshing new look while retaining its essence of Real Joy. read more
Farm to fork marking & coding

Farm to fork marking & coding

08/04/2019 - 14:42
Today food manufacturers need to identify and track every ingredient for every one of their products from the farm, through processing, packaging, distribution and to the consumer. The farm-to-fork trend has seen consumers become more invested in knowing the origins and overall quality of their food and concern for sustainable sourcing and food safety practices has taken precedence in the move to greater awareness with food consumption globally.  read more
Comprehensive, innovative recruitment solutions with Nicolene Di Bartolo

Comprehensive, innovative recruitment solutions with Nicolene Di Bartolo

05/04/2019 - 15:30
Since its inception in 1999, Nicolene Di Bartolo has continuously built and maintained exceptional standards of professionalism and integrity in the fields of executive search and management appointments. Thorough analysis and in-depth understanding of their clients and the industries they operate in, their expertise and skills honed over decades of specialist recruitment experience as well as their added-value services have earned Nicolene Di Bartolo a reputation as a leader in the field; leadership demonstrated through action.  read more
A full product line-up at Propak Africa

A full product line-up at Propak Africa

05/04/2019 - 08:30
Propak Africa, the largest packaging, food processing and labelling exhibition in Africa, was held at the Expo Centre Nasrec, Johannesburg, South Africa in Gauteng from March 12 to 15, 2019.  read more
Agile: beyond the buzz word for Pyrotec

Agile: beyond the buzz word for Pyrotec

04/04/2019 - 09:12
For Pyrotec’s personnel, agility is a philosophy that’s intricately woven into every aspect of the company’s activities. ‘Our approach is to focus on continuously innovating to meet customers’ needs while maintaining high-quality standards and controlling costs,’ explains Pyrotec’s MD, Rowan Beattie. read more
Robertson's Constitution Road Chardonnay and Shiraz continue to impress

Robertson's Constitution Road Chardonnay and Shiraz continue to impress

02/04/2019 - 13:26
Continuing a proud tradition, the Constitution Road wines, Robertson Winery’s flagship range, continue to impress with the new vintage Chardonnay 2016 and Shiraz 2015 receiving recognition both locally and internationally. read more
Smart Media expands sales opportunities for brands with new Basket Liners offering

Smart Media expands sales opportunities for brands with new Basket Liners offering

02/04/2019 - 08:59
In its ongoing pursuit to provide South African brands with innovative ways to reach customers through in-store media, Smart Media has introduced its Basket Liners offering. Positioned at the bottom of shopping baskets at retail outlets, these liners provide another way to drive engagement with consumers. read more
Finding the best recruiting solutions for your company

Finding the best recruiting solutions for your company

01/04/2019 - 15:51
In a job market that is completely volatile and unpredictable, it is difficult to hold on to one single principle for recruitment. Recruiters face continuous challenges in meeting the demand for constant change in requirements and skill sets of employees. So, be it an internal hiring team or an outsourced one, there remains a question of finding the right recruiting solutions to meet growing demands.  read more
An introduction to BlackBox - The long-term, full-service warehousing solution

An introduction to BlackBox - The long-term, full-service warehousing solution

26/03/2019 - 11:06
With over 20 years' experience in supply chain management, BlackBox Warehousing offers secure, cost-effective and convenient warehousing and supply chain solutions. BlackBox is also a 51% Black Owned Business, which means their clients' own BBBEE status is enhanced by using their services. read more
KWV named the Most Admired South African Wine Brand in the World

KWV named the Most Admired South African Wine Brand in the World

25/03/2019 - 13:38
KWV was revealed as one of the World’s Most Admired Brands in the annual The World’s Most Admired Wine Brands survey by Drinks International. Competing with the greatest names in the industry, KWV was ranked 45 out of 50, making it the highest placed brand from South Africa and one of only two South African brands to be featured in this global list. read more
PageMark Africa offers different labelling solutions for brand protection

PageMark Africa offers different labelling solutions for brand protection

25/03/2019 - 09:54
Each year, corporations and individuals lose billions in revenue due to theft of copyright, trademarked and proprietary information. Businesses suffer losses due to unauthorized use or imitation of company logos on counterfeit products. Intellectual property infringement involves taking someone’s original work and copying or modifying it, it can also pose a threat to public safety through the manufacture of counterfeit, sub-standard products, resulting in the loss of brand confidence and liability claims. Brand protection means protecting the product line, from copyright and trademark infringement to safeguarding patents.  read more
Royal Baking Powder restores the art of baking from scratch #BakeItRoyal

Royal Baking Powder restores the art of baking from scratch #BakeItRoyal

20/03/2019 - 10:04
Royal Baking Powder is restoring the art of baking from scratch – from sweet treats to savoury dishes, this is an occasion that has been creating fond memories for families, for many years.  read more
Executive search recruitment tips - using social media to increase online exposure

Executive search recruitment tips - using social media to increase online exposure

18/03/2019 - 14:32
When everything is done online - from shopping to booking tickets and much more, why not recruitment too? Social media platforms such as LinkedIn and Twitter have made recruitment much simpler and smarter.  read more
Convey it, pack it, code it, mark it, track it, scan it, verify and authenticate it with TracePack

Convey it, pack it, code it, mark it, track it, scan it, verify and authenticate it with TracePack

18/03/2019 - 13:47
With more than 30+ years of experience within the packaging, labelling, marking and coding industry, TracePack is the authority in the FMCG, health and pharmaceutical, industrial, construction materials and chemicals industries. TracePack offers complete, cost-effective and customised turnkey solutions using a wide selection of quality equipment with the latest technology. read more
Nederburg included in top 50 list of ‘The World’s Most Admired Wine Brands’ for fourth consecutive year

Nederburg included in top 50 list of ‘The World’s Most Admired Wine Brands’ for fourth consecutive year

18/03/2019 - 11:23
Nederburg has been included in the highly-anticipated top 50 list of ‘The World’s Most Admired Wine Brands’ by UK-based publication, Drinks International, for a fourth consecutive year in 2019.  read more
An introduction to PPS Labelling Systems

An introduction to PPS Labelling Systems

18/03/2019 - 11:04
Our automatic and semi-automatic labelling systems are focused on the requirements of the pharmaceutical, healthcare, food & beverage, chemical and electronics industries.  read more
Industrial printing made easy

Industrial printing made easy

12/03/2019 - 13:03
Coding and marking is the method of printing essential product and traceability information onto packaging, labels and other manufactured goods and materials. These include barcodes, serialisation codes, and expiry or ‘best by’ dates. read more
An introduction to Nexus Fulfilment - The Third Party Logistics (3PL) specialist

An introduction to Nexus Fulfilment - The Third Party Logistics (3PL) specialist

09/03/2019 - 18:26
With over 10 years’ experience in the fulfilment service industry, Nexus Fulfilment is a Third Party Logistics (3PL) specialist trusted for their expertise in the South African landscape. Nexus Fulfilment was founded in 2007 and started out as a distribution service for loyalty and incentive programs, enjoying a close partnership with one of the largest providers of incentives, employee recognition and customer loyalty programmes. Since then, they have successfully delivered over 2.2 million awards and rewards to commercial and rural areas across South Africa and have recently expanded their service offering to include 3PL and specialist fulfilment services. We chat to Robbie Ferns, Sales and Marketing Manager at Nexus about their 3PL services and solutions in the industry.  read more
eCommerce giants descend on Cape Town

eCommerce giants descend on Cape Town

08/03/2019 - 13:23
Global commercial giants descend on Cape Town for the continent’s largest ecommerce gathering.  read more
In-store digital experience to change local retail

In-store digital experience to change local retail

08/03/2019 - 10:28
With the South African e-commerce market expected to top $4.7 billion by 2023 (up from $2.5 billion in 2017), many would be forgiven to think that traditional retail is dwindling. However, there remains significant opportunities for merchants to drive in-store shopping for a more integrated consumer experience. read more
Disruptive technology for constructive change

Disruptive technology for constructive change

06/03/2019 - 15:44
The word ‘disruption’ is a noun, used to describe a disturbance or problem that interrupts an event. So, when we talk about disruptive innovation or disruptive technology, these phrases may evoke thoughts of chaos. However, when done right, disruptive technology can break the confines of old-school thinking.  read more
Do you want to grow your business? Hear from those who have!

Do you want to grow your business? Hear from those who have!

04/03/2019 - 14:40
Join Fastmoving at the 5th Annual eCommerce Africa Conference and Exhibition in less than one month! read more
Why labelling is important and how Traceability Solutions can assist with labelling

Why labelling is important and how Traceability Solutions can assist with labelling

04/03/2019 - 11:01
Traceability Solutions' range of industrial label applicators offers the most reliable, on-demand labelling solutions for any industry. They perform even in the most difficult conditions. The key benefits of our labellers are flexibility, clean and easy to use, generate very low waste, no mechanical components to change and operator friendly interface.  read more
Jordan makes brushing teeth fun for kids

Jordan makes brushing teeth fun for kids

04/03/2019 - 09:47
It’s hard enough to get your children to bed without the added stress of the teeth brushing battle. Jordan is on a mission to engage with our little ones to help establish a good oral care routine right from the start. read more
A smart little tag with a big message

A smart little tag with a big message

01/03/2019 - 11:43
As technological innovation increases so too do customers’ demands. With so much choice on offer, consumers not only know what a great customer experience is, but they also know when a company makes them feel special and where they’d prefer to spend their money. Building lasting relationships with consumers and earning their loyalty is, therefore, a primary focus for brand owners.  read more
MakeMeMobile and Bartrans merge to form Bidvest Mobility

MakeMeMobile and Bartrans merge to form Bidvest Mobility

01/03/2019 - 09:57
MakeMeMobile and Bartrans, both wholly owned by The Bidvest Group, have merged to form a new entity called Bidvest Mobility, effective on the 1st March 2019. This follows Bidvest’s acquisitions of MakeMeMobile at the end of October 2018 and of Bartrans during 2017. read more
Distell launches new premium wine company

Distell launches new premium wine company

26/02/2019 - 10:31
Distell, Africa’s leading wines and spirits producer and marketer, is capitalising on its roots in premium and fine wine and is launching Libertas Vineyards and Estates as a new stand-alone company with ownership of all the premium wine brands. read more
An introduction to Informed Decisions' services and solution offerings

An introduction to Informed Decisions' services and solution offerings

25/02/2019 - 15:45
Informed Decisions are solution builders of systems to give their clients accurate and real-time analytics to make an Informed Decision.  read more
A generation without labels

A generation without labels

20/02/2019 - 15:12
According to Vaughan Croeser, brand director for Castle Lager Africa, ‘the main barrier keeping people away from each other is the pervasiveness of labels and stereotypes, and the misconceptions we carry about other people’. To help fix this divide, Castle Lager Africa launched its thought-provoking and well-received #smashthelabel campaign. read more
Farm-to-fork: Food supply chain safety and traceability with Mitas

Farm-to-fork: Food supply chain safety and traceability with Mitas

18/02/2019 - 21:03
The upward farm-to-fork trend has seen consumers become more invested in knowing the origins and overall quality of their food and concern for sustainable sourcing and food safety practices has taken precedence in the move to greater awareness with food consumption globally. Farmers and manufacturers alike are the direct link in helping consumers connect with this journey of their food from farm-to-fork.  read more
Introduction to Pagemark Africa services and solution offerings

Introduction to Pagemark Africa services and solution offerings

18/02/2019 - 11:07
Why is Pagemark Africa the market leaders and authority within the industry? Pagemark Africa understands the complexities of the African market, our solutions are globally relevant to the African market’s needs. Allowing for the power of protection to be in the hands of the consumers, where it is really needed, for enforcement and compliance by brands to international norms and standards. read more
Fighting the supply chain skills crisis

Fighting the supply chain skills crisis

16/02/2019 - 20:55
Reflecting its commitment to tackling the supply chain skills crisis head on, SAPICS, The Professional Body for Supply Chain Management, recently hosted the 11th annual Supply Chain Management Education Excellence Awards. This event recognises individuals, organisations and educators who are going the extra mile to advance and develop the supply chain and operations management profession read more
aQuellé overflows with gratitude for 20 good years

aQuellé overflows with gratitude for 20 good years

15/02/2019 - 10:22
When members of a small Kranskop community drilled down in search of water to meet the daily needs of community members, they could not have known that from it would spring one of South Africa’s purest and most beloved water brands – aQuellé. read more
Satisfy your most demanding customer

Satisfy your most demanding customer

15/02/2019 - 08:48
For many years Rowan Beattie, Pyrotec’s managing director, has been known for emphasising to his staff that ‘by satisfying our most demanding customer we’ll satisfy all our customers’.  read more
Iconic Bull Brand repositions with ‘Inner Strength’

Iconic Bull Brand repositions with ‘Inner Strength’

14/02/2019 - 09:19
Bull Brand, one of SA’s most iconic food brands, has launched a new bold ‘Inner Strength’ brand repositioning aimed at leveraging the heritage of the brand while finding new relevance for a broader audience. read more
Africa's largest eCommerce event comes to Kenya in 2019

Africa's largest eCommerce event comes to Kenya in 2019

12/02/2019 - 15:09
Following 4 years of success in Cape Town, Kinetic is excited to present the East African edition of Africa’s largest eCommerce event.  read more
DRF2019 gives retailers new technology solutions to help businesses

DRF2019 gives retailers new technology solutions to help businesses

11/02/2019 - 19:42
On Wednesday, 30 January 2019, the Digital Retail Forum (DRF) which took place at the Hilton Hotel in Sandton sparked conversations about making digital innovation a key process within all retail organisations. read more
LifeStyles Condoms to support Youth against AIDS in Southern Africa

LifeStyles Condoms to support Youth against AIDS in Southern Africa

11/02/2019 - 15:47
Leading specialist consumer packaged goods distributor, ACDOCO SA has announced that it will be donating R1.00 (One South African Rand) for the next 2 years for every pack of LifeStyles Condoms sold in Southern Africa to Youth against AIDS (YAA).  read more
An introduction to TracePack's services and solution offerings

An introduction to TracePack's services and solution offerings

11/02/2019 - 11:24
TracePack offers a complete customized turnkey solution, using a wide selection of quality equipment with the latest technology, which is not only reliable and easy to use but the added value is a cost-effective solution.  read more
Valvejet 4700 improves uptime, flexibility and readability

Valvejet 4700 improves uptime, flexibility and readability

11/02/2019 - 09:20
With the launch of the 4700 drop-on-demand (DOD) valvejet coder from Markem-Imaje, valvejet printer users can now add ink on-the-fly without stopping high-speed production. They can also print two sides of a case simultaneously or very large characters on one side to enhance code readability and help minimise logistics mistakes. read more
DHL SA looks to the future with appointment of new MD

DHL SA looks to the future with appointment of new MD

05/02/2019 - 09:34
DHL has appointed Jed Michaletos as Managing Director of DHL Express South Africa, effective from 14 January 2019. Michaletos is responsible for driving business growth for the company in South Africa, with a strong focus on enhancing customer experience, employee engagement and service quality.  read more
Sea Harvest Group announces bid to take-over Australian-listed Mareterram Limited

Sea Harvest Group announces bid to take-over Australian-listed Mareterram Limited

05/02/2019 - 08:47
Sea Harvest is pleased to announce that its wholly-owned subsidiary Sea Harvest International Proprietary Limited (SHI), has entered into a bid implementation agreement with its 56.3% held Australian subsidiary, Mareterram Limited (Mareterram), whose shares are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX), regarding the potential acquisition of all of the shares in Mareterram not currently owned by SHI. read more
Case study: Sunny Raisin on-pack promotion

Case study: Sunny Raisin on-pack promotion

04/02/2019 - 15:52
As the UK’s leading supplier of dried fruit and seeds, Whitworths chose Fix-a-Form® promotional peel and reveal labels from Denny Bros for its on-pack £1 off next purchase cross-promotion. read more
Trends driving on-pack promotions

Trends driving on-pack promotions

29/01/2019 - 11:17
In October 2018, Mintel revealed six key consumer trends that will impact global markets in in 2019 and beyond. In its report, Mintel states that the global consumer landscape will evolve as never before, driven by themes of privacy, individuality, wellness, convenience and connectivity. read more
Colour shampoo contributes to Dr Wolff Group global growth

Colour shampoo contributes to Dr Wolff Group global growth

29/01/2019 - 08:21
A new caffeine-based colour shampoo by Plantur 39, popular among women seeking a deeper brown shade, has contributed to ongoing growth of German cosmeceutical manufacturer, the Dr Wolff Group, which recorded an annual global turnover of €309 in 2018. read more
Driving the in-store brand experience

Driving the in-store brand experience

24/01/2019 - 09:55
In the highly competitive environment of in-store advertising, brands are contesting limited market share. Consumers have become more discerning of what they buy owning to the availability of product information online. It is therefore imperative to cut through the clutter and create a 360-degree retail experience.  read more
Don’t miss these thrilling topics at the Digital Retail Forum 2019

Don’t miss these thrilling topics at the Digital Retail Forum 2019

23/01/2019 - 10:45
On 30 January 2019, IT News Africa will host the Digital Retail Forum 2019 at the Hilton Sandton located in Johannesburg, South Africa. This highly anticipated event will cover the theme of “Harnessing Digital Technology for Next-Level Customer Centred Retailing.” read more
Find love in your language this Valentine’s Day with Cadbury P.S.

Find love in your language this Valentine’s Day with Cadbury P.S.

17/01/2019 - 10:52
Each Valentine’s period the pressure of expressing your love to those around you increases, especially when trying to find the right words or gift that will convey your thoughts and feelings. Luckily, Cadbury P.S. has launched a limited-edition range of chocolate bars that will help you say “I LOVE YOU” in the different languages of South Africa, including sign language.  read more
Retail sector braces for Digital Retail Forum 2019 in Johannesburg

Retail sector braces for Digital Retail Forum 2019 in Johannesburg

15/01/2019 - 11:26
African retailers are facing a rapid evolution of technology and online players like Take-A-Lot in South Africa, Konga in Nigeria and Jumia Kenya have entered the market, which has created huge competition for brick-and-mortar incumbents.  read more
The changing face of retail

The changing face of retail

14/01/2019 - 11:39
Despite challenging global economic conditions, retail sales in South Africa rose 1.3 percent year-on-year in July. Even though this is in line with expectations, it is still a positive sign that consumers have been willing to spend amidst pressure to tighten budgets. read more
Establishing a platform for in-store digital growth

Establishing a platform for in-store digital growth

07/01/2019 - 09:45
Despite challenging economic conditions in 2018, South Africans still managed to spend around R32 120 per second at retail stores recording sector growth of 0.7% year-on-year since September 2017. Although growth was lower than recorded in 2017, retailers in pharmaceuticals, medical goods, cosmetics, and toiletries had a positive annual growth rate of 2.3%. read more
Clover Mama Afrika Mamas spread joy to the less fortunate this Festive Season

Clover Mama Afrika Mamas spread joy to the less fortunate this Festive Season

20/12/2018 - 10:36
For most people, the festive season symbolises a time to slow down, unwind, rest and recuperate in preparation for the coming year. However, In the true spirit of giving, the Mamas from Clover’s CSI project, Clover Mama Afrika, who collectively care for over 13 000 children and 1800 elderly people in their various communities, focused on giving back to the members of their communities. read more
Selati unveils new look

Selati unveils new look

19/12/2018 - 12:05
Selati, one of South Africa’s most well-loved brands, has revamped its core brown and white sugar packaging to reflect its new brand positioning centred on ‘Sprinkle Joy’. Based on the latest consumer insights the packaging has been modernised in a manner that evokes joy & happiness. read more
Cadbury P.S. launches NEW interactive website #SayItWithPS

Cadbury P.S. launches NEW interactive website #SayItWithPS

14/12/2018 - 10:38
The chocolate that is synonymous with sharing heartfelt messages, has launched a website to help Cadbury P.S. fans #SayItWithPS read more
Mitas Corporation nominated as a global finalist in the SmartSteel Innovation Challenge

Mitas Corporation nominated as a global finalist in the SmartSteel Innovation Challenge

04/12/2018 - 13:12
Mitas Corporation is pleased to announce that we have been selected as one of ONLY seven global finalists in the SmartSteel Innovation Challenge, which is organised by Spinverse on behalf of Sandvik and SSAB. read more
Red Velvet Trifle with Vanilla Cream Cheese Filling

Red Velvet Trifle with Vanilla Cream Cheese Filling

03/12/2018 - 09:55
Transform traditional trifle into a red velvet Christmas confection by adding vanilla cream cheese filling and seasonal berries.  read more
SA fintech company Sureswipe acquires Humble Till

SA fintech company Sureswipe acquires Humble Till

30/11/2018 - 09:35
Sureswipe has acquired a 50.1% majority stake in the Point of Sale software company humble Till, a move which will enhance Sureswipe’s offering to small and medium-sized businesses using card payment solutions in-store by offering them an affordable and integrated solution. read more
The future of pharmaceutical packaging

The future of pharmaceutical packaging

28/11/2018 - 14:30
Serialised coding is an excellent anti-counterfeiting measure and, because of this, several countries around the world have made it a legal requirement for their pharmaceutical industries. read more
Smart Media provides Dis-Chem with unique in-store customer media experiences

Smart Media provides Dis-Chem with unique in-store customer media experiences

27/11/2018 - 09:36
Dis-Chem Pharmacies have partnered with in-store advertising innovators Smart Media to provide its stores with an integrated advertising experience that enriches the customer journey. This unique in-store media mix places the shopper top of mind and is designed to convert branding into retail sales. read more
Continuous vs thermal inkjet printing

Continuous vs thermal inkjet printing

23/11/2018 - 15:26
The two primary inkjet technologies used in the packaging industry are continuous inkjet (CIJ) and thermal inkjet (TIJ) printing. When deciding which is best for a specific application, there are several operating features to consider.  read more
You can’t put a price on a great cuppa

You can’t put a price on a great cuppa

22/11/2018 - 08:28
Tea is a pick-me-up in a cup. Warm or cold, it soothes and refreshes; it’s a great stress-reliever. And with a list of health benefits to go with it, it’s quite the overachiever. You can’t put a price on a great cuppa, but if you did, you’d be happy to know it’s a super affordable treat.  read more
Digital Trends 2019- What SMBs need to know

Digital Trends 2019- What SMBs need to know

22/11/2018 - 08:23
Proper preparation can boost peak season turnover

Proper preparation can boost peak season turnover

21/11/2018 - 10:07
Paul Kent, MD of Sureswipe, SA’s leading card payment company for small to medium retail market, shares some advice about how to get retail savvy and ready to enjoy the returns of the upcoming retail season in November and December. read more
Clover Mama Afrika welcomes Mama Gail Koeberg

Clover Mama Afrika welcomes Mama Gail Koeberg

20/11/2018 - 09:42
Clover Mama Afrika, Clover’s CSI project, is proud to announce the appointment of Gail Koeberg who runs the Quegal Restoration & Refuge Centre in Magaliesig, Gauteng. Gail Koeberg joins the 44 appointed Mamas who collectively care for almost 13000 children and nearly 1 800 elderly people, many of which are abused, orphaned, homeless and vulnerable. read more
J.C. le Roux introduces limited edition Radiance Collection designs

J.C. le Roux introduces limited edition Radiance Collection designs

19/11/2018 - 14:59
J.C. Le Roux will be adding some vibrancy to the festive season with a new limited edition design for its La Chanson, Le Domaine and La Fleurette sparkling wines.  read more
Sureswipe’s Managing Director receives the 2018 National Entrepreneur Champion Award by NSBC

Sureswipe’s Managing Director receives the 2018 National Entrepreneur Champion Award by NSBC

19/11/2018 - 13:59
Sureswipe’s Managing Director, Paul Kent received the 2018 National Entrepreneur Champion award, which was announced by the National Small Business Chamber (NSBC), in association with World Famous Events on Friday, 9th November 2018. read more
Glenfiddich welcomes all challengers in bold new global campaign

Glenfiddich welcomes all challengers in bold new global campaign

16/11/2018 - 08:53
Glenfiddich, the World’s Most Awarded Single Malt Scotch Whisky, is inspiring consumers to challenge themselves in a bold global campaign developed by creative agency Space. read more
Auditing in the 4th industrial revolution

Auditing in the 4th industrial revolution

16/11/2018 - 08:22
Digital disruptors, the internet of things, 3D food printing, insect proteins, block chain and lab grown meat – these are just some of the terms being bandied about as the trends of the future in the food industry. read more
The benefits of multi-page booklet labels

The benefits of multi-page booklet labels

14/11/2018 - 09:04
Many South African brand owners don’t make optimal use of their packaging and labelling space. This is not only prime real estate where brands can communicate with consumers but also a mandatory platform for the pharmaceutical sector, for example, to clearly display dosage instructions and contra-indications. read more
Tiso Blackstar achieves level 1 B-BBEE contributor status

Tiso Blackstar achieves level 1 B-BBEE contributor status

13/11/2018 - 13:45
Tiso Blackstar is pleased to announce that the Blackstar Holding Group (BHG) has successfully achieved a level 1 B-BBEE contributor status (from a level 2 in the prior year), in accordance with the Department of Trade and Industry’s B-BBEE Codes of Good Practice.  read more
Nederburg Rhône-style blend achieves “best wine from South Africa” trophy in Hong Kong

Nederburg Rhône-style blend achieves “best wine from South Africa” trophy in Hong Kong

09/11/2018 - 10:30
Nederburg’s Heritage Heroes The Motorcycle Marvel 2016 has been announced the winner of the “best wine from South Africa” trophy at the 10th annual Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition. It also earned a gold award.  read more
Graham Beck Enterprises appoints Publicis Machine to grow MCC brands

Graham Beck Enterprises appoints Publicis Machine to grow MCC brands

06/11/2018 - 10:54
Publicis Machine is proud to announce its strategic and creative partnership with leading South African Méthode Cap Classique (MCC) producer, Graham Beck Enterprises. read more
Scottish Leader introduces limited-edition festive season gift packs

Scottish Leader introduces limited-edition festive season gift packs

06/11/2018 - 09:05
Scottish Leader has launched limited-edition festive season gift packs, featuring the trendsetting I See A Different You creative collective from Soweto, comprising Innocent Mukheli and Vuyo Mpantsha.  read more
Nothing’s too hot for Hunter’s new campaign

Nothing’s too hot for Hunter’s new campaign

06/11/2018 - 08:22
A cider so refreshing, that absolutely nothing is too hot for its rejuvenating powers. That’s the idea behind the latest campaign from Hunter’s, Africa’s largest cider brand (and the second-biggest cider brand in the world).  read more
Tant' Sannie se Melktert launches annual recipe challenge

Tant' Sannie se Melktert launches annual recipe challenge

01/11/2018 - 14:50
Tant’ Sannie se Melktert, tradisionele poeding in a glass is a proudly South African shooter that is made following Tant’ Sannie’s traditional milk tart recipe. It is best enjoyed as a shooter garnished with cinnamon sprinkles or over ice. Lip Lek Lekker Tant’ Sannie se Melktert is available for purchase at leading liquor stores nationwide. read more
Uninterrupted production for high-pressure coding environments

Uninterrupted production for high-pressure coding environments

01/11/2018 - 08:18
Unlike other printing technology, continuous inkjet (CIJ) printers operate at low cost because they run for many hours before requiring a service.  read more
Clover Mama Afrika celebrates 14 years of success

Clover Mama Afrika celebrates 14 years of success

29/10/2018 - 13:13
Clover Mama Afrika, Clover’s CSI project, celebrates its 14th birthday this October. As we celebrate this milestone, we look back at some of the success stories that have resulted in Clover Mama Afrika becoming the most recognised corporate social investment project in South Africa, with a total of 22 awards under its name, which include the prestigious Trialogue Strategic CSI Award. read more
Packaging trends: blockchain, AR and smart sensors

Packaging trends: blockchain, AR and smart sensors

26/10/2018 - 13:40
While South Africa may be slightly behind the curve, blockchain for packaging, AR and smart sensors are setting trends abroad. However, while they’re creating much interest, these technologies are still developing. It may take time for consumers to understand the value of this on-pack communication approach – and readily accept it. Until then, it is worth keeping an eye on these smart packaging developments. read more
aQuellé travels SA to triple the joy

aQuellé travels SA to triple the joy

26/10/2018 - 11:39
aQuellé recently concluded their “Triple the Joy” campaign, which saw the brand travel over 4800 kilometres across South Africa and distribute bottles of aQuelle and gifts to children and adults in various communities. read more
Pyrotec and The Age of Agile

Pyrotec and The Age of Agile

25/10/2018 - 08:14
The Age of Agile is the title of Steve Denning’s most recent book that describes a shift in business to adopt an agile mindset for management, leadership, innovation and narrative.  read more
Transforming difficult health conversations into campaign wins with Smart Media

Transforming difficult health conversations into campaign wins with Smart Media

18/10/2018 - 13:52
In-store advertising specialists Smart Media have assisted South African distribution and wholesale healthcare organisation Glenmark Pharmaceuticals to increase awareness of the Kolorex anti-fungal complementary medicine at Dis-Chem retail outlets through an innovative product campaign. read more
A bounty of medals for Nederburg at prestigious awards ceremonies

A bounty of medals for Nederburg at prestigious awards ceremonies

11/10/2018 - 10:53
The Nederburg winery near Paarl achieved a combined total of 41 medals at the recent 2018 Veritas Awards and 2018 Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards. The accolades were awarded at two glitzy ceremonies held in Cape Town. read more
100-year-old KWV shines at Veritas

100-year-old KWV shines at Veritas

09/10/2018 - 10:32
Iconic South African wine and spirits company, KWV, returned to the country’s prestigious Veritas Wine Awards with a shining performance, securing no less than 8 Double Gold and 12 Gold medals overall for its wines and spirits – making it one of the top-performing company’s on the evening. read more
Pongrácz Blanc de Blancs awarded as overall champion at Veritas

Pongrácz Blanc de Blancs awarded as overall champion at Veritas

08/10/2018 - 13:26
In a show-stopping moment for the locally produced Méthod Cap Classique, Pongrácz Blanc de Blancs was crowned as the overall champion wine receiving the Vertex Award at the 2018 Veritas Awards. read more
Nederburg Team SA 2018 to compete at the World Blind Tasting Championship in France

Nederburg Team SA 2018 to compete at the World Blind Tasting Championship in France

03/10/2018 - 14:37
South Africa’s national team of top wine tasters, comprising wine lovers from across the country who qualified via the South African Wine Tasting Championships (SAWTC) earlier this year, will be departing African shores at this end of this week to compete in the World Blind Tasting Championship (WBTC) in Bezier, Languedoc, in France, on 13 October.  read more
5 Components of supply chain management

5 Components of supply chain management

01/10/2018 - 13:20
RedRock wins big at  IBD Africa Beer Awards

RedRock wins big at IBD Africa Beer Awards

28/09/2018 - 10:56
RedRock won 1st place in the following categories at the IBD Africa Beer Awards: Best Lager (below 5% ABV) Rusty Trigger Lager Best Dark Beer Painted Black Dark Lager  read more
Scottish Leader releases limited-edition gift pack

Scottish Leader releases limited-edition gift pack

28/09/2018 - 09:47
Scottish Leader, one of South Africa’s favourite whisky brands, has released a limited-edition gift pack in collaboration with the popular I See A Different You creative duo, Innocent Mukheli and Vuyo Mpantsha.  read more
Track and trace with PackVerifi

Track and trace with PackVerifi

26/09/2018 - 10:48
Track and trace technology ensures that brand owners can track their products throughout the supply chain and, among other things, protect their shipments against counterfeiting. To do this, product coding and marking is essential for providing traceability information that is displayed on the packaging. read more
Nederburg shows its strengths

Nederburg shows its strengths

20/09/2018 - 09:09
Nederburg achieved two gold medals at the International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) in the UK, for its 2015 Private Bin R163 Cabernet Sauvignon and 2017 The Winemasters Noble Late Harvest.  read more
Case study: At the heart of innovation

Case study: At the heart of innovation

18/09/2018 - 13:03
At the leading-edge in products and processes, Noberasco has chosen Markem-Imaje as its printing partner. SmartDate X60 printers are operating on the lines of the new site of Carcare, ensuring quality and reliability. Strong points include the benefits of SMILE long-term leasing and Markem-Imaje’s solution-provider approach.  read more
Sunday Times Lifestyle Gin Awards finalists announced  – public to decide the overall winners

Sunday Times Lifestyle Gin Awards finalists announced – public to decide the overall winners

17/09/2018 - 14:13
The Sunday Times Lifestyle Gin Awards in partnership with Makro and Fitch & Leedes is proud to celebrate the creators and retailers of locally and internationally crafted gins and variants, with the top 4 local, and top 4 international finalists having been announced. Blind-tasting opportunities around the country will allowing South Africans to taste and vote for their favourites. read more
Do nutritional labels work?

Do nutritional labels work?

13/09/2018 - 16:18
According to Denny Bros Ltd, the inventor of the Fix-a-Form® booklet labels, the UK government turned to informational labelling to help tackle the growing levels of obesity among Britons. Many products now have traffic-light labels on the front of their packaging, showing the levels of ingredients, such as salt and fat, in the product. However, some have suggested that these red, amber and green designs don’t work. read more
Clover Mama Afrika mamas learn new skills

Clover Mama Afrika mamas learn new skills

13/09/2018 - 15:15
Clover Mama Afrika, Clover’s CSI project, recently held a dressmaking course with Linda Venter from Bernina, one of their loyal partners, which hosted seven of the mamas from the project.  read more