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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
Albany Buns & Rolls serves up summer social snacking for holiday-makers

Albany Buns & Rolls serves up summer social snacking for holiday-makers

19/12/2017 - 13:19
Summer brings hot sun, late sunsets and social snacking with Albany’s Convenience Buns & Rolls Summer. It’s the handy, pop in your bag snack, or dash into the kitchen to grab a quick bite for quick meals that satisfy and sustain.  read more
Batiste™ the #1 dry hair shampoo in the world

Batiste™ the #1 dry hair shampoo in the world

18/12/2017 - 13:32
The UK’s #1 dry hair shampoo recently undertook some research and based on global sales is happy to announce that it is the world’s favourite solution to instant hair refresh. read more
Cadbury Lunch Bar brings #MuchMuchMore spirit by donating sport balls to communities in SA

Cadbury Lunch Bar brings #MuchMuchMore spirit by donating sport balls to communities in SA

18/12/2017 - 13:17
Sports is such a big part of South African culture and it brings people together in the best possible way! Throughout the months of August and September 2017, Cadbury Lunch Bar, South Africa’s most iconic chocolate bar, asked fans to bring #MuchMuchMore by donating sport balls to underprivileged communities across the country.  read more
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