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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
Oude Molen wins big at Michelangelo International Wine and Spirits Competition

Oude Molen wins big at Michelangelo International Wine and Spirits Competition

18/10/2017 - 13:40
Praise and medals rained down on Oude Molen Cape Brandy at this year’s Michelangelo International Wine and Sprits Competition, with the Brandy Trophy going to Oude Molen VS, and its premium XO picking up Gold and garnered a Silver for its VSOP brandy.  read more
Your label: the perfect platform for holiday promotions

Your label: the perfect platform for holiday promotions

17/10/2017 - 11:34
The build-up to the end of the year and the festive season itself is a busy and profitable period for many product owners. This is an ideal time to use special offers and competitions to boost sales and customer engagement.  read more
Ten years and 4.5 million kilometers for Shoprite’s Mobile Soup Kitchens

Ten years and 4.5 million kilometers for Shoprite’s Mobile Soup Kitchens

17/10/2017 - 10:16
In the 10 years since the Shoprite Group launched its first Mobile Soup Kitchen, the fleet has driven 4.5-million kilometers into the furthermost corners of the country, serving more than 30-million meals to vulnerable communities in the process. read more
ID Logistics SA explores new markets

ID Logistics SA explores new markets

16/10/2017 - 14:40
After on-boarding 11 new clients in the FMCG perishable sector this year and extending their anchor client, Danone’s contract until 2022, ID Logistics South Africa has set its view on targeting other categories, such as fruit and vegetables, flowers and other vertical markets. read more
Traceability through the supply chain

Traceability through the supply chain

16/10/2017 - 10:39
Coding and marking is the way in which essential product and traceability information is displayed on products, labels and packaging.  read more
KNORR partners with FoodForward SA for #ShareAMealSA campaign

KNORR partners with FoodForward SA for #ShareAMealSA campaign

13/10/2017 - 14:37
This Word Food Day 16 October 2017 you can join the fight against hunger with KNORR and FoodForward SA by simply sharing the hashtag of #ShareAMealSA. The campaign is part of a global movement enabling people across the world to help create a brighter future where nutritious food is more accessible on a daily basis. read more
Amarula takes home Brand of the Year title

Amarula takes home Brand of the Year title

13/10/2017 - 09:18
Amarula, Africa’s most awarded liqueur was recently honoured as Brand of the Year at the prestigious 2017 World Branding Awards held at a ceremony in Kensington Palace in London on October 11th.  read more
McCain SA is awarded the President’s Safety Awards

McCain SA is awarded the President’s Safety Awards

13/10/2017 - 09:01
McCain South Africa is proud to announce that its Springs Plant has been awarded the President’s Safety Award this year. This award is recognition for safety excellence as well as commitment to the global safety principles.  read more
SnapnSave delivers R40m in sales to brands

SnapnSave delivers R40m in sales to brands

12/10/2017 - 15:51
SNAPnSAVE, South Africa’s #1 cashback coupon app, has reached a milestone having delivered over R40m in retail sales, 50 million impressions and 7 million engagements for their brand partners such as Reckitt Benckiser, Tiger Brands, Nestle, SAB and more.  read more
 How to enhance brand loyalty

How to enhance brand loyalty

12/10/2017 - 13:32
The pinnacle of successful marketing is to attract loyal customers who consistently purchase products from their favourite brands. read more
Tetra Pak demonstrates future readiness at Propak Cape 2017

Tetra Pak demonstrates future readiness at Propak Cape 2017

11/10/2017 - 15:20
Tetra Pak will display its range of processing, packaging, and distribution solutions at Propak Cape 2017 from October 24 to October 26 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.  read more
Will your brand survive the impact of using cheap promoters?

Will your brand survive the impact of using cheap promoters?

11/10/2017 - 14:54
How do you measure cost per contact? If like so many in the marketing game – you compare the cost of a “like” on Facebook with the cost of a promoter directly engaging with a consumer – then let me offer you an alternative view on measuring this cost per contact. I specifically want to review the value of a well-trained, informed promoter who engages your consumer on the ground – at the point of purchase.  read more
Africa’s Top Cyber Security Event hits Johannesburg this October

Africa’s Top Cyber Security Event hits Johannesburg this October

11/10/2017 - 11:35
The 2nd Annual AfriSecure Cyber Security Summit, Africa’s most respected cyber security conference, will take place on the 18th & 19th of October at The Maslow Hotel in Sandton.  read more
The future of retail is not so scary

The future of retail is not so scary

10/10/2017 - 16:24
Customers now have the pleasure of choosing between an array of conveniently positioned shopping centres with a vast variety of brands which cater for their every need.  read more
Woolworths celebrates super hero teachers in their National Teachers Day Competition

Woolworths celebrates super hero teachers in their National Teachers Day Competition

10/10/2017 - 14:59
In celebration of World Teacher’s Day in October, Woolworths announced that Mr Perumal Govender, a Mathematics and Technology education specialist and the Acting Principal of Orient Heights Primary in Pietermaritzburg is the overall national winner of their nationwide competition.  read more
Capturing the Generation Z opportunity

Capturing the Generation Z opportunity

10/10/2017 - 14:07
South Africa has a youthful population, with more than 66% of our people below 35 years old and 41% younger than 21 years old. Marketers who want to ensure the longevity of their brands and win the consumer of the future thus need to come to grips with what the under-21s – Generation Z – want and value. read more
Mall of Africa leads the way hosting key events

Mall of Africa leads the way hosting key events

10/10/2017 - 10:49
As retailers and malls around the world have come under pressure due to the growth of on-line shopping (at an annual rate of 25% in recent years) and with changing consumer shopping habits reshaping the retail world, shopping malls are having to re-invent themselves and become lifestyle and event destinations.  read more
Automotive players: the nine pillars for exceptional customer experience

Automotive players: the nine pillars for exceptional customer experience

10/10/2017 - 09:58
Nowhere is the digital revolution more apparent than in the automotive sector, as traditional players fight to maintain traction in a market becoming overrun by exciting auto-tech players like Tesla, Faraday Future and Google. read more
Nederburg shines at 2017 Veritas Awards

Nederburg shines at 2017 Veritas Awards

09/10/2017 - 14:02
Two of Nederburg’s iconic sweet wines, Private Bin Edelkeur Noble Late Harvest Chenin Blanc 2003 and Private Bin Eminence Noble Late Harvest Muscadel 2001, won double gold medals at the 2017 Veritas Awards, South Africa’s longest-running and most prestigious wine and brandy competition, annually held in Cape Town in October.  read more
Nederburg supports #TEAMSA, set to make the nation proud at World Blind Tasting Challenge in France

Nederburg supports #TEAMSA, set to make the nation proud at World Blind Tasting Challenge in France

06/10/2017 - 15:15
When Team South Africa 2017 competes against 27 wine tasting teams from across the globe at the World Blind Tasting Challenge in Nuit Saint George, France, on 14 October 2017, Nederburg will be right behind them as official partner. The team will be one of only two representing the African continent, sharing the honour with their very skilled Zimbabwean counterpart.  read more
Boland Cellar Wines glitter at Michelangelo Awards

Boland Cellar Wines glitter at Michelangelo Awards

06/10/2017 - 10:38
Two of Boland Cellar’s new star-performing wines shone brightly and gold at the 21st annual Michelangelo International Wine Awards on Friday 29 September in Cape Town.  read more
Smart technologies are getting smarter

Smart technologies are getting smarter

06/10/2017 - 10:30
Artificial intelligence (AI) may not be a new field of technology, but it has recently gained traction. read more
 Clariant’s beverage crate recycling affirms commitment to best sustainability practices

Clariant’s beverage crate recycling affirms commitment to best sustainability practices

06/10/2017 - 09:54
Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, has been making notable strides in contribution to best sustainability practices. By providing products and solutions for recycling beverage plastic crates made from polymer such as PE-HD (High-Density Polyethylene) and PP (Polypropylene). Clariant contributes significantly to the South African recycling value chain. The initiative also drives awareness on the need to minimize impact on the planet additionally protecting the environment in recycling the non-biodegradable materials. read more
Clover Mama Afrika’s surprise visit to Mbekweni

Clover Mama Afrika’s surprise visit to Mbekweni

06/10/2017 - 09:47
Their first visit started off in the cold and wet Mbekweni near Paarl but it’s landmark ‘shack’ was still standing strong.  read more
Afrisecure Cyber Security Summit 2017 is coming to Johannesburg

Afrisecure Cyber Security Summit 2017 is coming to Johannesburg

05/10/2017 - 16:35
The escalating threat of cyber attacks is a great concern in the boardroom with the various C-level executives prioritising their IT strategy to prevent and defend their company's crucial information from cyber criminals.  read more
The write emotion

The write emotion

04/10/2017 - 15:29
There are four core human emotions that make us want to talk in the social space and every piece of content we create – needs to be aimed at one of these. Stop and decide first… if you want to start the laughter, turn on the tears, create joy or elicit anger before putting pen to paper,” says Dale Ferreira, Managing Director of Sconetent. read more
Sodastream celebrates 30 years in South African homes

Sodastream celebrates 30 years in South African homes

04/10/2017 - 15:10
Sodastream International Ltd. (Nasdaq: SODA), a leading sparkling water brand, is celebrating over 30 years in South African homes.  read more
Maerua Mall to unveil fabulous all-new Family Entertainment Centre and Food Court

Maerua Mall to unveil fabulous all-new Family Entertainment Centre and Food Court

04/10/2017 - 13:56
Maerua Mall is currently undergoing a redevelopment to live up to its new motto, “Be part of the family”.  read more
 Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction boosts Protégé Programme

Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction boosts Protégé Programme

04/10/2017 - 13:24
The 33rd Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction pushed the envelope by raising almost R430 000 in aid of the Cape Winemakers Guild Protégé Programme. read more
Track and trace technology in the FMCG industry in South Africa

Track and trace technology in the FMCG industry in South Africa

04/10/2017 - 10:40
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
Pareto Limited’s shopping centres score a spectacular double at the Spectrum Awards

Pareto Limited’s shopping centres score a spectacular double at the Spectrum Awards

04/10/2017 - 10:00
In a welcome development, Pareto Limited shopping centres have won both of the South African shopping centre industry’s highest accolades – the 2017 Spectrum Award for Retail Development and Design and the 2017 Spectrum Award for Shopping Centre Marketing.  read more
33rd Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction exceeds expectations

33rd Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction exceeds expectations

03/10/2017 - 11:20
Diversity and innovative winemaking reaped rich rewards at the 33rd Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction at Spier in the Stellenbosch Winelands over the weekend, with total sales exceeding R13,2 million and a new record price for a case of wine. read more
FlexLink to showcase at ProPak Cape Town exhibition

FlexLink to showcase at ProPak Cape Town exhibition

02/10/2017 - 16:48
FlexLink’s South African team will be present together with a representation from the FlexLink Europe team, and FlexLink’s South African Strategic Partner. read more
From till packer to buyer thanks to Shoprite Group's bursary programme

From till packer to buyer thanks to Shoprite Group's bursary programme

02/10/2017 - 15:49
For Ray Afrika, the life-changing career journey from till packer to buyer for Africa’s largest food retailer would not have been possible without the aid of a bursary to further his education after school. read more
 Nederburg adds Michelangelo 2017 medals to its awards story

Nederburg adds Michelangelo 2017 medals to its awards story

02/10/2017 - 13:42
Showing its proficiency in the making of top-quality dessert wines, Nederburg earned a platinum medal for the 2017 vintage of its The Winemasters Noble Late Harvest at the 2017 Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards, held in Cape Town.  read more
The big data divide: How traditional retailers can learn from eCommerce

The big data divide: How traditional retailers can learn from eCommerce

02/10/2017 - 11:09
The harsh reality is that local retailers are still very early on their journeys towards leveraging Big Data. Traditional business models and a reliance on physical retail outlets still dominate our retail sector. read more
London Gold and slew of 90+ points for Constantia Glen

London Gold and slew of 90+ points for Constantia Glen

02/10/2017 - 09:27
Constantia Glen has triumphed in the international wine arena clinching a gold medal at the 2017 International Wine & Spirit Competition and a slew of 90+ ratings for all four of their signature wines by two respected British wine commentators. read more
 Five steps to contact centre integration success

Five steps to contact centre integration success

29/09/2017 - 13:04
Investment into contact centre integration doesn’t have to be expensive or complex. Not anymore. read more
Cadbury 5Star reveals winner for the most lit promo

Cadbury 5Star reveals winner for the most lit promo

29/09/2017 - 09:32
In June 2017, Cadbury 5Star launched the most lit competition where consumers stood the chance to win a CUSTOMISED Global Music Experience to the value of R250 000.  read more
Polystyrene recycling takes off in PE and Durban

Polystyrene recycling takes off in PE and Durban

28/09/2017 - 15:47
What is white, light, considered of high value and, although made up almost entirely of air, is in very high demand? If you guessed polystyrene, you’d be 100 % correct! read more
Customised coding and labelling solutions

Customised coding and labelling solutions

28/09/2017 - 14:28
Pyrotec’s machinery division, Pyrotec PackMark, has launched a new service, known as Line ID (Line Identification), to provide a fully-integrated customised coding and labelling tracking system for its customers. Line ID assists customers to increase line visibility while improving efficiency by tracking waste, labour and resources; and limiting downtime by enabling critical decisions to be made on the fly. In short, Line ID helps customers to achieve overall equipment efficiency. read more
Background screening in the retail industry: How valuable is it?

Background screening in the retail industry: How valuable is it?

28/09/2017 - 11:44
Fraud and violence in the workplace are serious threats to business stability and can be significant in retail environments where, daily, employees have direct access to customers, commodities, and cash.  read more
Sunday Times Top Brands Awards winners announced

Sunday Times Top Brands Awards winners announced

28/09/2017 - 09:01
The results of the annual Sunday Times Top Brands survey were announced at an awards ceremony hosted at The Empire venue in Parktown, Johannesburg. Now in its 19th year, the survey conducted by Kantar TNS on behalf of the Sunday Times continues to be the leading barometer of consumer sentiment towards brands.  read more
Willow Creek Olive Oil crowned by young and old at Olivinus 2017

Willow Creek Olive Oil crowned by young and old at Olivinus 2017

27/09/2017 - 11:03
Leading South African producer Willow Creek Olive Estate has been singled out for excellence at two major international competitions: Olivinus and Sol d’Oro (Southern Hemisphere).  read more
Need a moisture resistant label?

Need a moisture resistant label?

27/09/2017 - 09:17
Many of our clients need more from their product labels than standard labelling solutions can offer them. Some clients require labels that can accommodate extra content due to all the mandatory information that must be included on-pack, often in multiple languages, to comply with the laws that govern their industries.  read more
Bosch Packaging Technology wins Green Packaging Award 2017

Bosch Packaging Technology wins Green Packaging Award 2017

26/09/2017 - 15:06
The first vertical form, fill and seal machine (VFFS) for producing dust-tight sealed paper packaging has been honoured with the Green Star Packaging Award 2017 in the section 'Save Food'. The award is presented on an annual basis by the magazine Kompack as well as the Austrian Research Institute for Chemistry and Technology (ofi). Additionally, the sealed paper packaging received the ARA (Altstoff Recycling Austria) special prize as it contains no additional polymer fractions. The secret lies in the characteristics of the Axello®ZAP paper by BillerudKorsnäs. read more
TFG enhances its online mall with family fashion from Exact

TFG enhances its online mall with family fashion from Exact

26/09/2017 - 14:28
TFG (The Foschini Group) took another significant step today in developing South Africa’s first online mall, with the addition of value fashion retailer Exact, bringing the total number of linked stores on the group’s expanding eCommerce platform to 13. It is a move expected to advance the group’s online sales.  read more
BIC embarks on educational roadshow

BIC embarks on educational roadshow

26/09/2017 - 13:36
For the sixth consecutive year, BIC® has embarked on its school roadshow, and this year, the stationery brand is continuing its efforts towards improving the quality of education in our schools with the message: ‘If You Can Dream It, You Can Be It’. read more
Food, compliance, and ink: The ins and outs of fresh produce marking

Food, compliance, and ink: The ins and outs of fresh produce marking

26/09/2017 - 10:12
The amount of preparation that goes into the packaging, labelling, and distribution of food products is hard to ignore. If your business is active in food production or manufacture, or food wholesale, distribution, or supply, your mandate is to ensure that you keep compliant to the South African Department of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries Regulations (DAFF), but also to ensure that tracking, inventory, and distribution are supported by quality marking, labelling, and packaging.  read more
The 360-degree customer journey

The 360-degree customer journey

26/09/2017 - 09:16
Retail, like most industries, is undergoing a transformation. The shopping experience is no longer a linear one, where a person simply enters a store, makes a purchase and leaves, never to return (unless there is, of course, a complaint). It is cyclic. With multiple digital touchpoints, retailers can offer customers a 360-degree journey which, ultimately, ensures that once they embark on a journey with them, they return – time and time again.  read more
Record numbers of volunteers participate in 2017 International Coastal Clean-up day

Record numbers of volunteers participate in 2017 International Coastal Clean-up day

22/09/2017 - 14:02
This past weekend saw the 21st year in which South Africa participated in the International Coastal Clean-Up (ICC) – an annual event that has become the biggest, global volunteer effort for ocean health. read more
 Deep Heat turns up the heat with new logo and pack designs

Deep Heat turns up the heat with new logo and pack designs

22/09/2017 - 10:29
Deep Heat’s Muscle Rescue Neck & Shoulder Cream is the latest variant in the range to get a striking new pack design as part of the brand’s new look and packaging upgrade process.  read more
Selena Gomez partners with Puma

Selena Gomez partners with Puma

22/09/2017 - 09:30
Global sports brand PUMA has just announced that they have signed singer, actress and celebrity Selena Gomez. read more
 MyPlanet Rhino Fund gives Kruger's anti-poaching efforts new wings

MyPlanet Rhino Fund gives Kruger's anti-poaching efforts new wings

21/09/2017 - 14:19
South African conservation organisations and bodies have long been at the forefront of protecting Africa’s iconic White and Black Rhinos.  read more
Eight Nederburg wines honoured in Tim Atkin's new 2017 SA report

Eight Nederburg wines honoured in Tim Atkin's new 2017 SA report

21/09/2017 - 13:37
Awarded 93 points in the newly released 2017 South Africa Special Report by authoritative British wine commentator Tim Atkin MW, Nederburg’s Two Centuries Sauvignon Blanc 2016 represents the highest scoring of eight Nederburg wines given Medals of Excellence.  read more
September 27 is National Student Day at Shoprite

September 27 is National Student Day at Shoprite

21/09/2017 - 11:49
Shoprite is lending a helping hand to students across South Africa to ensure that their money goes a little further by introducing National Student Day on 27 September. read more
Consumer Goods Council of South Africa (CGCSA) Annual Summit - Registration now open!

Consumer Goods Council of South Africa (CGCSA) Annual Summit - Registration now open!

20/09/2017 - 15:27
aQuellé goes pink for a purpose this Spring

aQuellé goes pink for a purpose this Spring

20/09/2017 - 13:48
aQuellé’s pink bottles are back this spring! For the third consecutive year, aQuellé has gone Pink – for a Purpose! read more
Cutting complexity from coding

Cutting complexity from coding

19/09/2017 - 13:29
Every business involved in production and packaging aims for optimum efficiency in their coding processes. No organisation can afford the frustration of unnecessary break-downs or down-time due to complex maintenance problems. In this environment, the demand for reliable, innovative coding equipment that saves time, cuts operational costs and comes underpinned by excellent service, is at an all-time high.  read more
McCain SA voted as number two Best Liked Ad

McCain SA voted as number two Best Liked Ad

19/09/2017 - 11:11
McCain South Africa is excited to announce that their, “Jessi advert” has been voted into the number two spot, for Q1, in the Kantar Millward Brown Best Liked Ads 2017 survey.  read more
Sea Harvest is sea-rious about transformation

Sea Harvest is sea-rious about transformation

18/09/2017 - 15:09
With 50% of Sea Harvest’s top management and 70% of its senior management being black, the vertically integrated deep-sea fishing operation is serious about transformation. read more
Malamulele woman crowned SA’s boerewors champion

Malamulele woman crowned SA’s boerewors champion

18/09/2017 - 14:47
A 32-year old woman from Malamulele, Limpopo, makes the best boerewors in South Africa. read more
SACSC Annual Congress: 2017 Retail, Design and Development Awards (RDDA) winners announced

SACSC Annual Congress: 2017 Retail, Design and Development Awards (RDDA) winners announced

18/09/2017 - 13:27
The 2017 Retail, Design and Development Awards (RDDA) winners were announced on the opening day of the South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) Annual Congress, held in Cape Town’s International Convention Centre. read more
Spier scoops up two global accolades

Spier scoops up two global accolades

18/09/2017 - 11:06
The International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) 2017 awarded the Spier 21 Gables Pinotage 2014 with a “Gold Outstanding” medal score of 93+ at the 48th annual IWSC awards ceremony, which was held in London in September 2017.  read more
Clover Mama Afrika wins the award for Empowerment of Women in the Community

Clover Mama Afrika wins the award for Empowerment of Women in the Community

18/09/2017 - 10:07
The Clover Mama Afrika project has received another prestigious award at the 2017 Gender Mainstreaming Award ceremony.  read more
Nederburg wins gold at London’s International Wine & Spirit Competition

Nederburg wins gold at London’s International Wine & Spirit Competition

18/09/2017 - 09:53
Nederburg has come away with a gold outstanding medal and eight golds from the 2017 International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) in London.  read more
SA consumers find leeway for luxuries, but are more aware of insuring for the future

SA consumers find leeway for luxuries, but are more aware of insuring for the future

15/09/2017 - 15:35
South African marketers are waiting with baited breath to find out whether they’ve done enough over the past twelve months to ensure their brands found favour with South African consumers. The results of the 19th annual Sunday Times Top Brands survey will be announced at an awards event on 27 September. read more
 New times, new look for Spree

New times, new look for Spree

15/09/2017 - 13:40
South Africa’s largest online fashion store, Spree has recently unveiled a new look to its website and logo. Revealing a modernized update to what has become synonymous with the offering of local and international brands, the new look logo represents Spree’s move towards a more customer focussed e-commerce company that appeals to both a male and female customer.  read more
BOS Brands celebrates 16 000 trees this Arbor month

BOS Brands celebrates 16 000 trees this Arbor month

13/09/2017 - 15:03
South African Abor Week, which celebrates the beauty and importance of trees between 1-7 September every year, also promotes the need to plant and maintain trees across South Africa; it has done so since the 1970s.  read more
Bosch competence in single-source solutions wins over Canadian start up

Bosch competence in single-source solutions wins over Canadian start up

13/09/2017 - 14:18
Valued the world over for its portfolio of processing and packaging equipment for the confectionery, bakery, chocolate, dairy, and snack industries, Bosch Packaging Technology offers manufacturers single-source solutions for their entire production line. Recognizing this competence, Canadian snack manufacturer Riverside Natural Foods Ltd has purchased a complete solution from Bosch. The bar production and packaging system is easy to operate, hygienically designed, and offers the level of automation and format flexibility required to meet their growth plan. read more
Consumer Goods Council of South Africa (CGCSA) Annual Summit to focus on value creation to respond to economic challenges

Consumer Goods Council of South Africa (CGCSA) Annual Summit to focus on value creation to respond to economic challenges

12/09/2017 - 16:22
South Africa’s tough economic environment, promoting closer collaboration between businesses, intra-Africa trade and investment, digital innovation and cybercrime top the list of topics to be discussed at the annual Consumer Goods Council of South Africa (CGCSA) Summit from 4-5 October 2017. The summit, an annual event, will be held at Vodaworld under the theme “Shared value creation, does it exist”.  read more
FlexLink - The world-class factory automation expert

FlexLink - The world-class factory automation expert

12/09/2017 - 11:14
Smart automation connects all production resources to enhance total efficiency. It has strong impact on factory performance and capability to meet future demands. FlexLink provides automation that increases the overall efficiency by minimizing throughput time and non-value adding operations.  read more
Boland Cellar’s One Formation White Blend tops regional ranks at SA Young Wine Show

Boland Cellar’s One Formation White Blend tops regional ranks at SA Young Wine Show

11/09/2017 - 14:09
Boland Cellar’s new vintage release of its One Formation White Blend recently won praise at the Paarl regional champion titles at the 2017 South African Young Wine Show.  read more
What the Next Generation Youth wants from a brand

What the Next Generation Youth wants from a brand

11/09/2017 - 12:24
In South Africa, approximately half of the population is under the age of 25. Due to the size and buying potential of the youth market, the segment is of great significance to brands planning to stimulate new demand and reach and engage with a highly diversified collective of young sub-cultures.  read more
Three Cape Winemakers Guild Protégés head for harvests in France and the USA

Three Cape Winemakers Guild Protégés head for harvests in France and the USA

11/09/2017 - 11:48
The Cape Winemakers Guild Protégé Programme, a trailblazer for transformation in the wine industry, is paying it forward empowering three protégés to gain valuable international experience in some of the world’s most renowned wine growing regions this year. read more
Watson Ferguson marketing consultancy wins 20 clients, in only 18 months since opening

Watson Ferguson marketing consultancy wins 20 clients, in only 18 months since opening

11/09/2017 - 10:59
Cape Town-based independent brand and marketing consultancy Watson Ferguson, comprising Andrew Watson and Dylan Ferguson, is celebrating eighteen months in business, having already grown their client base to twenty brands since they launched in February 2016. With a low overhead model and a carefully curated network of freelance talent, Watson Ferguson are able to offer high-quality work to clients with more modest budgets, particularly in South Africa’s tough economy. read more
MySchool launches new Dream2Teach Scholarship Fund

MySchool launches new Dream2Teach Scholarship Fund

08/09/2017 - 08:54
Teaching is often described as ‘a calling’ because the teachers that have the biggest impact are the ones with a genuine passion and a special aptitude for helping children learn and develop.  read more
550 deaf and hard-of-hearing South Africans employed by the Shoprite Group

550 deaf and hard-of-hearing South Africans employed by the Shoprite Group

07/09/2017 - 14:02
There are an estimated 500 000 deaf people living in South Africa and many are unemployed, so for most of these deaf learners, it is their first entry into the workplace.  read more
An International Employer Brand Leadership Masterclass not to be missed

An International Employer Brand Leadership Masterclass not to be missed

06/09/2017 - 14:48
This serves as a reminder to join us in Johannesburg, on the 12th of October 2017, when Brett Minchington, chairman/CEO Employer Brand International presents his International Employer Brand Leadership Masterclass as part of his global tour which has been to more than 50 cities in 34 countries. read more
Shortlist for SA’s premier Tech & E-commerce Awards released

Shortlist for SA’s premier Tech & E-commerce Awards released

06/09/2017 - 11:55
A record 44,500 votes were cast to determine South Africa’s leading players in Tech & E-commerce. The nervous wait is now over as the shortlist is released for the second edition of the leading industry awards hosted by PriceCheck. read more
Consumer identity management - The game changer in retail personalisation

Consumer identity management - The game changer in retail personalisation

05/09/2017 - 15:13
While many retail marketers are excited about the opportunities technologies such as machine learning and artificial intelligence will bring in terms of customer engagement and meaningful connections, the reality is that most haven’t even figured out how to tackle truly personalised omnichannel engagement. read more
Drostdy Hof unveils a refreshed look for their range of wines

Drostdy Hof unveils a refreshed look for their range of wines

05/09/2017 - 11:09
Drostdy Hof, inspired by centuries of winemaking tradition and a symbol of lasting quality and craftsmanship, has launched a new look for their range of wines. Available nationwide in most leading liquor retailers, the new label design is both respectful of the legacy and modern in expression, inviting consumers to “share the moment” with Drostdy Hof. read more
Attract shoppers’ attention when and where it matters most

Attract shoppers’ attention when and where it matters most

05/09/2017 - 10:51
Why shoppers decide to buy a particular brand or product is a question every manufacturer, marketer and retailer would love answered, especially as we’re told shopping is not rational and most shoppers make instant decisions subconsciously. read more
Shoprite and Checkers again raised over R1-million for CANSA

Shoprite and Checkers again raised over R1-million for CANSA

05/09/2017 - 09:14
Shoprite and Checkers stores across South Africa have again raised more than R1-million for the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) through their in-store Cuppa’s in June 2017. read more
Green Cross introduces new concept store to Thavhani Mall, Limpopo

Green Cross introduces new concept store to Thavhani Mall, Limpopo

05/09/2017 - 08:59
Green Cross, synonymous with superior quality footwear, opened a new concept store in the Thavhani Mall in Thohoyandou on Thursday, 24 August 2017. The mall forms part of an exciting new urban precinct being developed in the area.  read more
Two birds, one stone

Two birds, one stone

04/09/2017 - 15:30
How do brand owners comply with the vast array of acts, regulations, guidelines and codes required on FMCG packaging and still achieve the shelf shout products need to stand out on cluttered retail shelves? read more
Nederburg’s venerable line-up for the 2017 Nederburg Auction

Nederburg’s venerable line-up for the 2017 Nederburg Auction

04/09/2017 - 13:56
Wine collectors attending the prestigious 2017 Nederburg Auction in September will be treated to a varied selection of Nederburg wines, chosen by an expert selection panel comprising eight judges, six of whom are Masters of Wine (MW).  read more
DHL Express unveils its first green facility in Sub Saharan Africa

DHL Express unveils its first green facility in Sub Saharan Africa

01/09/2017 - 12:35
DHL Express, the world’s leading international express services provider, unveils its first green facility in Sub-Saharan Africa.  read more
Lourensford Estate wines soar at Terroir Awards

Lourensford Estate wines soar at Terroir Awards

31/08/2017 - 14:49
Lourensford Estate in Somerset West recently celebrated being one of the top performers at the Novare SA Terroir Wine Awards, with a trio of wines judged the best South Africa has to offer in their respective categories, and the Lourensford Ltd Release Noble Late Harvest 2014 receiving the highest average score of any wine entered in the annual competition.  read more
Connecting with the township consumer

Connecting with the township consumer

31/08/2017 - 14:38
The top personal value that motivates consumer behaviour in South Africa’s townships is a strong sense of social duty rather than the search for personal opportunity that drives consumers in other segments of the market. That’s according to GFK Consumer Life, a longitudinal survey GfK conducts in 25 countries, including South Africa, each year. read more