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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
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