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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 over the past two weekends.  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
The balancing act of packaging design and product information

The balancing act of packaging design and product information

12/09/2018 - 11:23
Unlike the seasonal fashion designs for clothing, packaging design trends seem to stick around for some time. However, as we rapidly approach the end of 2018, there are some that are no longer finding traction on retail shelves.  read more
Let’s get personal - why personalisation is the biggest consumer trend of 2018

Let’s get personal - why personalisation is the biggest consumer trend of 2018

11/09/2018 - 11:01
The world spins quicker with social media, technology and innovation escalating consumer needs, wants and expectations. The only constant that marketers have to work with is that their consumer is an individual and not just a mere number on a chart.  read more
Cadbury launches #CashInOnYourCravings competition

Cadbury launches #CashInOnYourCravings competition

10/09/2018 - 11:07
This spring, Cadbury is dialling things up by offering chocolate fans the chance to cash in on their cravings daily.  read more
What is so critical about your crisis management plan?

What is so critical about your crisis management plan?

04/09/2018 - 14:23
The outbreak of Listeriosis resulted in the largest food recall in South Africa. All media channels were flooded with notifications of the recall after the mandatory recall notice was issued on 4 March 2018. To make matters worse, the international sweetcorn recall again bombarded food service and retail sectors alike. read more
Calculating your return on investment

Calculating your return on investment

04/09/2018 - 08:33
In today’s competitive business environment, staying ahead of the game is essential. To do this, manufacturers need to ensure that their equipment remains effective and runs optimally at all times. read more
Theonista Kombucha and gut health

Theonista Kombucha and gut health

31/08/2018 - 09:11
While there may not be such thing as a cure-all magic potion, there is a range of powerful liquid concoctions from Theonista currently taking the South African functional and health drink category by storm thanks to delicious flavour combinations, low sugar content, and impressive health benefits. read more
Nederburg to demonstrate progression at 44th Nederburg auction

Nederburg to demonstrate progression at 44th Nederburg auction

30/08/2018 - 11:32
Nederburg is excited to be showcasing some of its traditions and innovations in Paarl on 8 September, as it marks the 44th year of the Nederburg Auction.  read more
Sea Harvest announces interim results and the acquisition of Ladismith Cheese

Sea Harvest announces interim results and the acquisition of Ladismith Cheese

29/08/2018 - 11:14
Sea Harvest Group today released its interim set of results for the period ended 30 June 2018 and announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Cape Harvest Food Group Proprietary Limited (Cape Harvest), has concluded a share purchase agreement of R527 million to acquire the entire issued share capital of Ladismith Cheese Company Proprietary Limited (“Ladismith Cheese”), based in the Western Cape.  read more
Packaging that tells a story

Packaging that tells a story

27/08/2018 - 09:00
On-pack promotions are one of the most frequently used methods of differentiating products at retail to boost sales, evoke an emotional response and drive brand loyalty. read more
SASKO celebrates Heritage Month with Mzansi Bread campaign

SASKO celebrates Heritage Month with Mzansi Bread campaign

23/08/2018 - 15:12
Do you know your Kota from your Gatsby from your Bunny Chow? Most South Africans across the country can explain the difference and also what ingredients to pop inside to make them stand out and even more moreish than the next one.  read more
A consumables value proposition you’ll want to know about

A consumables value proposition you’ll want to know about

23/08/2018 - 09:56
Widespread budget constraints may tempt manufacturers to cut consumable costs by opting for cheaper options. However, for coders and thermal transfer printers, choosing cheap options over those that are tried-and-tested and specifically designed will cost more in the long run. read more
Are cosmetics companies doing enough for diversity?

Are cosmetics companies doing enough for diversity?

21/08/2018 - 09:06
On August 9, 1956, about 20 000 women marched to the Union Buildings in Pretoria in protest of legislation aimed at tightening the apartheid government's control over the movement of black women in urban areas. Today, on August 9, Women’s Day commemorates this historical march while the month of August – Women’s Month – draws attention to the significant issues South African women still face.  read more
Reitech SA celebrates 55th anniversary

Reitech SA celebrates 55th anniversary

16/08/2018 - 16:33
This year marks the 55th anniversary of Reitech SA, a customer-focused solutions provider of machines and systems engineering primarily for the FMCG and pharmaceutical markets. While Reitech SA is fully focused on continuing to evolve as a strong market competitor, it’s worth a glimpse back in time to see where it all began.  read more
Drostdy Hof introduces giant limited-edition pack as part of their #CaptureYourMoments campaign

Drostdy Hof introduces giant limited-edition pack as part of their #CaptureYourMoments campaign

14/08/2018 - 13:54
Drostdy Hof, a brand built on the foundation of living in the now by pausing to appreciate life’s special moments will be constructing giant-sized versions of their limited-edition packs and touring 15 Makro stores across the country with it. read more
Amarula raises global awareness about elephant conservation on World Elephant Day

Amarula raises global awareness about elephant conservation on World Elephant Day

13/08/2018 - 13:25
Amarula, in partnership with WildlifeDirect continues work to protect one of Africa’s most precious animals, the African Elephant.  read more
MakeMeMobile receives global Honeywell award for Shoprite solution

MakeMeMobile receives global Honeywell award for Shoprite solution

08/08/2018 - 16:39
At its recent annual European partner conference, Honeywell celebrated its top Productivity Products and Workflow Solutions partners who demonstrated success in 2017. read more
What is thermal transfer overprinting?

What is thermal transfer overprinting?

08/08/2018 - 09:38
Thermal transfer overprinting (TTO) is a digital printing process that offers an alternative to hot stampers and other traditional analogue printing techniques. read more
Oreo brings South Africans together with #OreoPeople campaign

Oreo brings South Africans together with #OreoPeople campaign

06/08/2018 - 10:04
Oreo, everyone's favourite cookie, is calling on South Africans to ‘Twist, Lick, Dunk’ and SHARE an Oreo with other Oreo People.  read more
SKYN Condoms launches new #SaveIntimacy campaign

SKYN Condoms launches new #SaveIntimacy campaign

03/08/2018 - 08:39
As we near 50 years since the birth of the sexual revolution, we’re faced with an all too real reality: that we’re having less sex now than we did a generation ago. That’s right. For the first time since the Second World War, love-making rates are going down.  read more
Material made from crab shells may replace plastic packaging

Material made from crab shells may replace plastic packaging

31/07/2018 - 13:46
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have created a material derived from crab shells and tree fibres which they believe has the potential to replace the flexible plastic packaging used to keep food fresh. read more
Trust creates a competitive advantage for business

Trust creates a competitive advantage for business

31/07/2018 - 13:29
Business success is dependent on a dynamic network of positive relationships, of which trust is a critical component. Trusting relationships in your business network extend to all your stakeholders – your customers, employees, suppliers, and shareholders.  read more
Counterfeiting of pharmaceutical products

Counterfeiting of pharmaceutical products

26/07/2018 - 16:11
The counterfeiting of pharmaceutical products is an enormous risk for consumers’ health and a major economic loss for the pharmaceutical industry.  read more
Track and trace technology in the SA FMCG industry

Track and trace technology in the SA FMCG industry

26/07/2018 - 15:42
One of the most important aspects of the manufacturing process of fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) in South Africa, is the use of high-quality coding and marking systems to provide full traceability for the manufacturer and authentic information for the end user.  read more
FlexLink Systems to showcase at Food & Drink Technology Africa Exhibition

FlexLink Systems to showcase at Food & Drink Technology Africa Exhibition

26/07/2018 - 08:17
FlexLink will be present at Food & Drink Technology Africa Exhibition in September.  read more
Sampling made simple

Sampling made simple

25/07/2018 - 14:29
Free samples are a tried and tested marketing tool that, with an increase in the number of shoppers looking for bargains in today’s tough economic climate, have never been more relevant. read more
Nederburg flies the Cabernet flag for SA wine at UK Wine Challenge

Nederburg flies the Cabernet flag for SA wine at UK Wine Challenge

24/07/2018 - 11:41
Nederburg scored a hat-trick at The Drinks Business Global Cabernet Sauvignon Masters 2018 in the United Kingdom, bringing home three gold medals, the only ones awarded to Cabernet Sauvignons from South Africa.  read more
Best equipment for ‘best before’ dates

Best equipment for ‘best before’ dates

23/07/2018 - 08:51
Retailers use ‘best before’ dates on food products as an indication of quality, showing that although the food is no longer at its best, it is still good to eat. ‘Use by’ dates show consumers when perishable foods, such as meats and dairy products, are no longer safe to eat. read more
Clover Mama Afrika celebrates Madiba Day at the Shalate Drop-in Centre

Clover Mama Afrika celebrates Madiba Day at the Shalate Drop-in Centre

19/07/2018 - 13:21
Clover Mama Afrika, Clover’s CSI project, together with their valuable supplier MiX Telematics, a leading global provider of fleet and mobile asset management solutions, have once again showed their support by assisting a Clover Mama Afrika.  read more
More than just a standard printer

More than just a standard printer

19/07/2018 - 09:32
Pyrotec’s machinery division, Pyrotec PackMark, has launched the new 9405 Continuous Inkjet (CIJ) coder from the trusted global manufacturer of product identification and traceability solutions, Markem-Imaje.  read more
ID Logistics honours its supply chain at gala event

ID Logistics honours its supply chain at gala event

16/07/2018 - 13:41
ID Logistics South Africa, part of the international contract logistics group, honoured its supply chain at a recent gala event for clients, suppliers and staff at Randlords in Johannesburg. read more
Nederburg introduces new assistant white-wine maker

Nederburg introduces new assistant white-wine maker

16/07/2018 - 11:04
Nederburg introduces new assistant white-wine maker, Jamie Fredericks. read more
More than just a label

More than just a label

12/07/2018 - 13:29
While every aspect of a product matters, it’s the design, packaging and labelling that draws consumers to choose one product instead of another from cluttered retail shelves. With consumers looking for price and quality, if a pack’s label doesn’t look good consumers won’t buy the product.  read more
Smart marketing for discerning shoppers

Smart marketing for discerning shoppers

12/07/2018 - 10:05
Consumers are complex. Understanding your target market is one thing, but attracting their attention is quite another – particularly as traditional methods of advertising and marketing alone are no longer driving sales. read more
Nederburg presents: Stories with Phil Liggett

Nederburg presents: Stories with Phil Liggett

05/07/2018 - 08:29
The Nederburg winery in Paarl in South Africa’s Western Cape wine region, exclusive wine partner to Team Dimension Data cycling for the Qhubeka non-profit organisation, will be releasing a series of daily video vignettes featuring none other than Tour de France commentary legend, Phil Liggett.  read more
Traceability Solutions aids in the prevention of counterfeiting of Pharmaceuticals

Traceability Solutions aids in the prevention of counterfeiting of Pharmaceuticals

04/07/2018 - 15:21
The counterfeiting of pharmaceutical products is an enormous risk for consumers’ health and a major economic loss for the pharmaceutical industry. The safety of pharmaceutical products is a necessity for the final consumer and it requires an utmost control of the flow of products, from the manufacturing to the distribution. read more
SA’s Table Mountain restaurants adopt Sureswipe's 1-second tap & go payment solution

SA’s Table Mountain restaurants adopt Sureswipe's 1-second tap & go payment solution

02/07/2018 - 13:28
South Africa’s iconic Table Mountain, recognised as one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature and internationally acclaimed as a top tourist experience, has a fast-moving food & beverage (F&B) environment. Approximately 1.2 million transactions per annum take place - this is made up of card and cash payments by local and international tourists who eat and drink as part of their Table Mountain experience. read more
The cost-effective way to streamline traceability

The cost-effective way to streamline traceability

02/07/2018 - 09:22
The world’s first print and apply labelling system capable of attaching printed barcodes to adjacent sides of a case, as recommended by GS1-128 and without major disruption to existing production lines, is now globally available from Markem-Imaje, and locally from Pyrotec PackMark. read more
Is text alone enough for pharmaceutical labelling?

Is text alone enough for pharmaceutical labelling?

28/06/2018 - 15:04
In general, the medical world has been moving ever-closer to including more information on its pharmaceutical labels as it’s thought this is the best way to ensure consumers have all the knowledge they need to take their medicine safely, without consuming too much, or missing vital instructions. read more
The perfect solution for tamper-evident marking of assets

The perfect solution for tamper-evident marking of assets

26/06/2018 - 13:45
Traceability Solutions stocks a variety of tamper evident, laser markable materials which is generally used as a tamper evident label for high-security applications and asset registry marking.  read more
Fighting against counterfeit pharmaceuticals

Fighting against counterfeit pharmaceuticals

26/06/2018 - 13:36
Counterfeit pharmaceuticals are a major problem for the proprietary pharmaceutical industry causing loss of revenues, damage reputations, and pose significant health risks to consumers, with the WHO estimating one million people die every year from counterfeit drugs. They also pose indirect costs to society as counterfeiting often supports organised crime. read more
Greenworks innovative battery-operated driven products to launch in SA

Greenworks innovative battery-operated driven products to launch in SA

25/06/2018 - 10:12
Greenworks, battery driven garden and DIY equipment, is launching in South Africa this September. Established in 2006, Greenworks is a rapidly growing brand offering a wide range of cordless garden and power tools worldwide.  read more
Together, we grow

Together, we grow

25/06/2018 - 09:46
With the imminent separation of TOWER from the Pyrotec brands, Pyrotec assures its stakeholders of its steadfast approach to focusing on its strengths and continuing to grow within the markets it serves.  read more
FALKE steps it up for conservation

FALKE steps it up for conservation

22/06/2018 - 10:05
FALKE South Africa is pledging its support to the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) by donating R5 of every FALKE AH4 hiking sock sale to the conservation organisation. The campaign has been well received since its launch in January this year and to date just under 6500 pairs of the FALKE AH4 have been sold. read more
Sea Harvest celebrates the Competition Tribunal’s approval of its of Viking Fishing Group acquisition

Sea Harvest celebrates the Competition Tribunal’s approval of its of Viking Fishing Group acquisition

20/06/2018 - 11:28
A consortium of black-owned companies led by the Sea Harvest Group (Sea Harvest) has confirmed the approval from the Competition Tribunal of its transaction to acquire the fishing business of Viking Fishing Holdings Proprietary Limited, whilst Sea Harvest Aquaculture, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sea Harvest, is acquiring 51% of the issued share capital of Viking Aquaculture Proprietary Limited (jointly referred to as the Viking Group).  read more
Around the clock service

Around the clock service

19/06/2018 - 10:37
In today’s competitive business environment, staying ahead of the game is the game. To do this, manufacturers need to ensure that their equipment remains effective and runs optimally at all times. read more
Latest trends influencing digital payments

Latest trends influencing digital payments

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

Roodeberg rewards consumers with Reunion on Réunion necktag competition

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

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

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

The MITAS touch – marks everything but air!

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

Sea Harvest makes progress with Viking Fishing Group acquisition

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

Nederburg winemakers party for Qhubeka

14/06/2018 - 10:05
The talented winemaking team at Nederburg in Paarl has come out in full force to support the “ForQhubeka” fundraising drive, planned to raise awareness and funds during the upcoming 2018 Tour de France.  read more
Drostdy Hof Wines successfully captures consumers’ attention with digital wine label campaign

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

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

Sea Harvest and Western Cape Health Department launch 100 operations programme

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

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

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

The effects of counterfeiting

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

Sureswipe’s POS LITE helps Jele Bebe improve business processes

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

Why barcodes matter

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

New Centralised Control Tower heralds a new era for ID Logistics

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

McCain celebrates moms and Friday nights with #MakeItYours campaign

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

Scanning first time, every time

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

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

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

How to boost sales at point of purchase

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

Clover Mama Afrika continues to show support to Free State Mamas

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

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

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

Caffeine shampoo cleans up in SA

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

Wine ambassador gets own personalised label

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

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

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

Nederburg, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Report’s top achiever

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

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

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

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

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

DGB partners with premium brand Fever-Tree

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

You loved them, we’re keeping them!

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

New research finds men may be using the wrong shampoo

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

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

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

Women of Clover Mama Afrika receive new skills

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

Windhoek launches engaging new Perfect Time. Perfect Beer campaign

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

Sureswipe launches another service to help small retailers grow their businesses

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

Huggies® gives Hugs to children in need

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

Total recall

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

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

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

How packaging promotes consumer health

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

McCain chips undergo a makeover

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

Fighting food fraud with packaging and labelling solutions

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

Clover Mama Afrika mamas continue to learn

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

Nederburg introduces new winemaking team member

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

Polytij Africa introduces new additions to their extensive ink range

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