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How to turn manufacturing data into knowledge

How to turn manufacturing data into knowledge

21/08/2019 - 09:28
In today’s competitive manufacturing environment where time to market is crucial, brand owners and manufacturers need data that provides valuable insights that drive business results. With speed, quality, and supply chain security top of mind, a software system that brings all manufacturing-related data together from multiple sources is more important than ever.  read more
Smart Media named Dis-Chem magazine partner

Smart Media named Dis-Chem magazine partner

19/08/2019 - 09:21
In-store advertising innovator Smart Media has been appointed as the advertising sales partner for both the Dis-Chem Pharmacy Benefits and the Parent & Child Benefits magazines. read more
Bavaria celebrates SA’s indomitable women & mothers this #WomensMonth

Bavaria celebrates SA’s indomitable women & mothers this #WomensMonth

16/08/2019 - 10:51
As South Africa celebrates Women’s Month this August, Bavaria magnifies and highlights the vital role that women play in society: the mothers who raised us, and the daughters who continue to bind families together. Women are a source of power and a symbol of progress. Indeed, they are the very fabric that weaves our great nation together.  read more
Pasta Grandé launches search for the biggest, most generous South African pasta dish

Pasta Grandé launches search for the biggest, most generous South African pasta dish

14/08/2019 - 09:52
What is a “lekker” South African flavour? Is it in the roasting of freshly ground coriander seeds that will coat your biltong and spice your boerewors? Is it in the braaivleis fire smoke when your Karoo lamb tjoppie releases its first fat on the coals? Is it in the cinnamon, gingery aroma that fills a Bo-Kaap kitchen when a tomato bredie is on the stove? Is it hidden in the peri-peri chicken livers served in a warm vetkoek in Vilakazi street? Or is it in the mutton curry that fills a bunny chow in downtown Durban?  read more
 SASKO to sponsor third annual Soweto Kota Festival

SASKO to sponsor third annual Soweto Kota Festival

12/08/2019 - 12:15
The 3rd annual Soweto Kota Festival will take place on 7 and 8 September 2019, and SASKO, the experts in milling and baking, is proud to announce it has renewed its sponsorship for a third year. read more
KWV Brandy continues its celebrations with another top performance at spirits competition

KWV Brandy continues its celebrations with another top performance at spirits competition

05/08/2019 - 14:06
KWV Brandy is proud to announce that it cinched another award in a major spirits competition.  read more
Schools excited to #TasteTheMoment at the Twizza Super School Series

Schools excited to #TasteTheMoment at the Twizza Super School Series

02/08/2019 - 10:30
SA’s Schools are excited to #TasteTheMoment at the Twizza Super School Series where they’ll battle for the coveted title of “South Africa’s best athletics school”. read more
Pharmaceuticals: creating more on-pack space

Pharmaceuticals: creating more on-pack space

01/08/2019 - 10:16
In the pharmaceutical industry, on-pack communication is a complex issue. Not only must manufacturers ensure that their brands and products are instantly recognisable, they must also comply with labelling legislation, regulations and standards that require a significant amount of information on the label or product packaging that is clear and legible.  read more
NuMe Cake in a Cup gets a not so naughty facelift

NuMe Cake in a Cup gets a not so naughty facelift

30/07/2019 - 15:59
Nutriseed has announced that it’s given its NuMe Cake in a Cup – part of the “Not So Naughty” range - a facelift with new packaging that confirms its premium status. The upgraded packaging unifies all three products in this range – a strategic move that drives home the message that the baking premix is a healthy cheat that’s not so naughty; in fact, it’s functional food that’s good for you.  read more
Trace the food, not the packaging

Trace the food, not the packaging

30/07/2019 - 15:24
With the new regulation R638 being implemented there is an increase in supply chain transparency, accountability, and security. One key to achieving gains in all three areas lies in the ability to trace the source of foods and their ingredients, from fark to fork. read more
Coding made simple

Coding made simple

29/07/2019 - 11:24
Markem-Imaje’s 9000 Series of small character inkjet coders are full-feature printers that are designed for demanding manufacturing environments, general-purpose, and very specific applications, such as high-contrast and high-performance marking. Markets for these coders include food, beverage, cosmetics, toiletries, electrical equipment, electronics, cables, tubes, and profiles. read more
SASKO sponsors 2019 Blisters for Bread

SASKO sponsors 2019 Blisters for Bread

29/07/2019 - 10:29
SASKO, the experts in milling and baking, is proud to announce it will be one of the sponsors for the Blisters for Bread Fun Walk in Association with Lucky Star in 2019. The brand has come on board as one of the supporting sponsors of the walk which will take place on 25 August 2019 at the Green Point Cricket Club. read more
The role of pharmaceutical labelling in anti-counterfeiting

The role of pharmaceutical labelling in anti-counterfeiting

26/07/2019 - 14:36
It is estimated that the UK loses more than £6.4bn each year to counterfeit and black-market goods. This is a major problem that endangers the health and safety of consumers, damages brand reputation, and funds criminal activity. read more
Bellingham introduces new assistant winemaker to the team

Bellingham introduces new assistant winemaker to the team

24/07/2019 - 10:53
One of the brightest young stars in South African winemaking has joined the team at Bellingham, where she will be working alongside head winemaker Richard Duckitt. We welcome Arlene Mains to the fold, a winemaker who has achieved an impressive CV in her relatively short career. We asked Arlene, whom Richard describes as “very likable, with a great sense of humour and good palate”, a few questions to get to know the person behind the friendly exterior. read more
Sasko rolls up its sleeves to knead for those in need

Sasko rolls up its sleeves to knead for those in need

24/07/2019 - 09:55
On 18 July 2019, in honour of Nelson Mandela, SASKO teamed up with Jenny Morris, the Giggling Gourmet, to make soup and bake bread rolls to donate to The Haven Night Shelter.  read more
 Iliadin goes OTC with exclusive Smart offering

Iliadin goes OTC with exclusive Smart offering

24/07/2019 - 09:47
In-store advertising innovators Smart Media have partnered with Iliadin to provide the metered nose spray provider their new Over-the-Counter (OTC) Poster Arch branding solution in Dis-Chem Pharmacy stores for a nationwide winter campaign. read more
Coding for nude food

Coding for nude food

24/07/2019 - 09:17
Pick n Pay has announced that shoppers can now bring their own transparent and sealable containers to some of its stores to load up on fruit and veg, instead of having it packaged in plastic.  read more
CEM 2019 to set a new benchmark in the customer experience battleground

CEM 2019 to set a new benchmark in the customer experience battleground

22/07/2019 - 11:05
SABC, Western Cape Government, KPMG, Multichoice, Nedbank, Uber, and SA Home Loans make up a fraction of the companies not only in attendance but delivering keynote addresses at what remains the largest Customer Experience Management Summit in Africa. The event is taking place from 31st July to 1st August 2019 at the CTICC in Cape Town. read more
Tastic partners with global organisation Rise Against Hunger to pack 5 million meals in 2019

Tastic partners with global organisation Rise Against Hunger to pack 5 million meals in 2019

15/07/2019 - 10:40
This year, Tastic Rice has committed to providing enough rice to pack a phenomenal 5 million meals for families in need in South Africa. The brands partnership with Rise Against Hunger also seeks to support the United Nations in their mission to end world hunger by 2030, as part of their sustainable development goals. read more
Bashew’s salutes two decades of laughter with Joe Barber

Bashew’s salutes two decades of laughter with Joe Barber

15/07/2019 - 10:07
Bashew’s, the Cape’s iconic and cherished soft drink dating back to 1899, pays tribute to one of South Africa’s most popular comedy shows, Joe Barber.  read more
Steel industry marking

Steel industry marking

15/07/2019 - 09:28
Currently, the stainless-steel industry employs 114,000 people and is worth around R40bn to the South African economy from the primary production of stainless steel through to finished products, handling 500,000 tons per annum (tpa) in steel sheets, plates, and coils. South Africa imports a further 40,000 tpa of which 150,000 tpa is consumed, and 390,000 tpa exported. read more
KWV Brandy named global Brandy Producer of the Year at ISC

KWV Brandy named global Brandy Producer of the Year at ISC

12/07/2019 - 15:08
For an incredible fourth year running, KWV has been awarded the Producer of the Year Trophy in the Brandy and Cognac category at the International Spirit Challenge (ISC).  read more
Africa’s largest eCommerce event is on its way to East Africa

Africa’s largest eCommerce event is on its way to East Africa

10/07/2019 - 09:57
Following four years of comprehensive success in Cape Town the E-commerce Africa has followed the advancing markets outside of South Africa, seeing an unequivocal need for a purely East African event of the same type. The event is to be held from 31st October to 1st November at the Radisson Blu in Nairobi, Kenya and is already expected to connect professionals from all industries with established, innovative eCommerce partners.  read more
Quality inspection in the food and beverage sector

Quality inspection in the food and beverage sector

08/07/2019 - 14:32
Quality inspection is critical in the food and beverage sector. It can prevent expensive product recalls wasted production and expensive legal costs.  read more
SASKO evokes childhood memories with Sandwich Stories campaign

SASKO evokes childhood memories with Sandwich Stories campaign

04/07/2019 - 14:48
The simple sandwich - it’s more than just two slices of bread, it’s the memory of the person who made it for you, the moment you shared and the traditions that are passed on from generation to generation. read more
 KWV Brandy awarded historic four Double Gold Medals at International Spirits Challenge 2019

KWV Brandy awarded historic four Double Gold Medals at International Spirits Challenge 2019

04/07/2019 - 10:57
KWV Brandy made history when it claimed no less than four Double Gold medals in the esteemed International Spirits Challenge (ISC) 2019. read more
The opportunity for retail-as-a-service

The opportunity for retail-as-a-service

02/07/2019 - 10:57
In recent years, retailers around the world have embraced experiential, personalised shopping environments that deliver bespoke solutions to consumers. In part, this can be attributed to the gathering and analysis of shopper data thanks to the availability of more innovative technology. So, what can local businesses learn from this to differentiate themselves from their competitors? read more
Stimorol unpacks flavourful multisensorial experience - The Flavour Waves Creator

Stimorol unpacks flavourful multisensorial experience - The Flavour Waves Creator

01/07/2019 - 11:33
The Stimorol Flavour Waves Creator is a digital platform designed to create versatile depictions of what Stimorol Waves is all about.  read more
Harnessing the Internet of Things with Informed Decisions’ Connected Restaurant solution

Harnessing the Internet of Things with Informed Decisions’ Connected Restaurant solution

01/07/2019 - 09:26
With convergence being the name of the game today, Informed Decisions knows how to provide a comprehensive solution to any IoT application in the most cost-effective way, utilizing the very latest technology and methods.  read more
Distell and Separation at Source join forces to launch recyclable waste programme in Khayelitsha

Distell and Separation at Source join forces to launch recyclable waste programme in Khayelitsha

28/06/2019 - 14:40
Distell, in partnership with waste beneficiation and implementation partner, Separation at Source (S@S), is launching GreenUp, a progressive community change initiative focused on a cleaner environment, as well as on establishing and formalising effective value chains of operation in the collection, separation and processing of recyclable post-consumer waste within the Western Cape’s Khayelitsha informal settlement.  read more
Men with dry, itchy scalp are a turn-off – poll

Men with dry, itchy scalp are a turn-off – poll

26/06/2019 - 14:10
Over 80 percent of women find men with a dry, itchy scalp a turn-off, according to a new poll. read more
Enabling traceability in the Cosmetic Industry

Enabling traceability in the Cosmetic Industry

25/06/2019 - 10:09
Cosmetics and personal care items are among the fastest growing industrial sectors globally. In this highly competitive market, manufacturers are looking for ways to differentiate their products through innovative packaging to enhance brand image. Manufacturers of personal care products (cosmetics, perfumes, dental products, shampoos, personal hygiene products, etc.) must code the packaging of their products according to legislation.  read more
Kit Kat Group team members join forces to give hope to local communities

Kit Kat Group team members join forces to give hope to local communities

25/06/2019 - 08:53
Helping needy local communities has become a cornerstone of the Kit Kat Group’s annual outreach. This year, for the tenth consecutive year, the group has donated blankets that its staff members have handed out to local community members, hospitals and schools. Over 700 blankets are donated annually each winter, providing much-needed warmth to recipients. read more
S.Pellegrino marks 120th Anniversary with ‘Food Meets Future’ event

S.Pellegrino marks 120th Anniversary with ‘Food Meets Future’ event

24/06/2019 - 14:02
In 2019 S.Pellegrino, the world’s leading sparkling mineral water, marks its 120th Anniversary and flies to Singapore for The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2019 sponsored by S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna to celebrate this important milestone with a special event aimed at reflecting upon the future of gastronomy with the top chefs’ community and key opinion leaders.  read more
Real-time code verification for more applications

Real-time code verification for more applications

24/06/2019 - 10:53
The expansion of Markem-Imaje’s ‘Mark & Read’ camera and software system lets manufacturers tailor the level of code verification that best suits their application needs and budgets. As products go down production lines, users can now choose to simply check the code’s presence on packs or also include readability and data accuracy. read more
Blending in with the brand

Blending in with the brand

21/06/2019 - 08:25
Baxter Foods wanted to use a number of different languages for the ingredients and nutritional information on its range of Jack Daniel’s barbeque sauces.  read more
Tiso Blackstar acquires leading Marketing and DIY titles and events

Tiso Blackstar acquires leading Marketing and DIY titles and events

19/06/2019 - 10:13
Tiso Blackstar Group has announced the acquisition of media titles The Media, and The Media Online, as well as the annual MOST Awards and EasyDIY magazine and www.easyDIY.co.za, from Wag The Dog Publishers. They will be incorporated into the Group’s Events, Magazine and Online Publishing division as of 1 July 2019. read more
 Score Energy Drink boosts skills development amongst SA youth

Score Energy Drink boosts skills development amongst SA youth

19/06/2019 - 09:48
Score Energy Drink, the proud supporter of youth development in South Africa, is giving 300 young people the chance to better themselves with the help of life skills academy, Pride Factor. read more
Michelangelo finds perfect mix with Barker and Quin

Michelangelo finds perfect mix with Barker and Quin

18/06/2019 - 16:23
Barker and Quin, South Africa’s leading producer of premium natural tonic water, has joined the Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards as a headline trophy sponsor.  read more
In-store must embrace digital disruption

In-store must embrace digital disruption

13/06/2019 - 11:10
Digital transformation (or as many see it – disruption) has been a hot button topic across industry sectors in recent times. With almost 65% of surveyed global businesses stating they are positive about their ability to adapt to technological disruption in the next three years, it seems now is the time to embrace change. But what does this digital shift mean for retailers and brands looking for a different in-store consumer experience? read more
Securities in packaging

Securities in packaging

12/06/2019 - 15:32
While most fakes and counterfeits have typically been manufactured in China, other regions like India are also a common place for counterfeits to originate from. These days, it’s becoming more common to see counterfeiters working in countries where they operate.  read more
Pallet labelling in the toughest environments

Pallet labelling in the toughest environments

12/06/2019 - 15:08
CimPak pallet labelling systems from Markem-Imaje are available in South Africa from Pyrotec PackMark. read more
 KOO joins in and celebrates 'Eat Your Vegetables Day!'

KOO joins in and celebrates 'Eat Your Vegetables Day!'

11/06/2019 - 14:04
Around the World, 17th June is observed as ‘Eat Your Vegetables Day’ and is one more opportunity to remind everyone that veggies are an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. They come in every shape and colour of the rainbow and everyone has their favourite! We can all agree that vegetables are versatile, can be added to any meal and are important for daily consumption as they’re a vital source of nutrients. read more
Connected packaging

Connected packaging

04/06/2019 - 08:51
We’re beginning to see a lot more development in the packaging sector when it comes to intelligent, smart or connected packaging.  read more
Improving supply chain transparency

Improving supply chain transparency

31/05/2019 - 10:53
Markem-Imaje has released six packaging intelligence solutions that help manufacturers digitalise their supply chains more easily and cost-effectively to maximise profitability through improved line efficiency, reduced waste, and better compliance while offering more protection and promotion for their brands.  read more
What’s driving digital label printing growth?

What’s driving digital label printing growth?

31/05/2019 - 10:45
A report published by Smithers Pira last year explores the many drivers for growth in the digital print for the packaging industry. The company’s research reveals that as populations increase and consumers in industrialised regions enjoy growing income, packaging demand continues to rise.  read more
Bavaria announces Comrades Marathon sponsorship by celebrating veteran race runner

Bavaria announces Comrades Marathon sponsorship by celebrating veteran race runner

28/05/2019 - 12:59
Bavaria, South Africa’s leading 0.0% beer brand, recently announced a three-year sponsorship deal with the prestigious Comrades Marathon. In order to celebrate the sponsorship announcement, Bavaria has created an emotional video celebrating Maurice Rosen, a veteran runner of the race who will be competing for his 36th Comrades finish this year – summing up the qualities of tradition, bravery, resilience and tenacity that the race is known for. read more
Pharmaceutical Inspection with PPS

Pharmaceutical Inspection with PPS

28/05/2019 - 10:55
Inspection is part of the overall drug quality assurance system. The objective of inspecting pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities is either to enforce Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) compliance or to provide authorization for the manufacture of specific pharmaceutical products, usually in relation to an application for marketing authorization.  read more
Pharma BMS

Pharma BMS

28/05/2019 - 10:45
In the pharmaceutical manufacturing environment, it is absolutely critical to managing environmental conditions. Currently, this is done either manually or with bespoke solutions that have been very expensive and intrusive. Additionally, the mechanical equipment that is currently used, requires annual maintenance and calibration. This process is very expensive and resource intensive.  read more
Combatting the rise of illicit trade with Pagemark Africa’s secure printing, authentication and serialization solutions

Combatting the rise of illicit trade with Pagemark Africa’s secure printing, authentication and serialization solutions

28/05/2019 - 08:59
Counterfeiting has become a multi-billion-dollar criminal activity affecting almost every industry and South Africa is feeling the impact of these activities in the illicit economy as a large portion of its GDP is being lost every year. This includes the smuggling of tobacco products, counterfeit textiles, and drug manufacturing and smuggling.  read more
Distell appoints new head winemaker

Distell appoints new head winemaker

27/05/2019 - 16:34
The new head winemaker at Distell is Andrea Freeborough. Cellar-master at Nederburg since 2015, she will be leaving her position at the Paarl winery at the end of May to take up her new role in overseeing the production of South Africa’s largest wine portfolio.  read more
Pharmaceutical Track and Trace

Pharmaceutical Track and Trace

21/05/2019 - 13:27
Pharmaceutical counterfeiting is putting millions of lives at risk each year, and governments around the world are taking action to address this growing problem. For many, the principal weapon in that fight is track and trace regulations centered on product serialization – assigning and affixing a unique number to products and tracking them throughout the supply chain. read more
Fitch & Leedes and Bokeh shine limelight on local filmmakers

Fitch & Leedes and Bokeh shine limelight on local filmmakers

21/05/2019 - 12:03
Fitch & Leedes, the authentic range of mixers, in collaboration with Bokeh Lifestyle and Fashion Film Festival are giving local filmmakers the chance to get their hands on R75 000.  read more
Taking print and apply labelling to the next stage of evolution

Taking print and apply labelling to the next stage of evolution

17/05/2019 - 16:08
Coding, marking and print and apply labelling are the ways in which manufacturers print essential product and traceability information onto packaging, labels and other manufactured goods. Examples include barcodes, serialisation codes, and expiry or ‘best by’ dates.  read more
Cathedral Cellar Shiraz rises to the top in annual Shiraz SA Challenge

Cathedral Cellar Shiraz rises to the top in annual Shiraz SA Challenge

17/05/2019 - 11:05
KWV is proud to announce that its Cathedral Cellar Shiraz 2016 has been rated as one of the Cape Winelands’ top 12 wines in this category, according to the 7th annual Shiraz SA Challenge. This is the 3rd year that this premium wine has been included as one of SA’s Top 12 Shiraz’s, a performance which KWV says indicates their unwavering commitment to make wines that consistently deliver on quality.  read more
Deep Heat relaunches SA's only Ibuprofen Gel, Deep Relief

Deep Heat relaunches SA's only Ibuprofen Gel, Deep Relief

15/05/2019 - 08:40
Mentholatum SA, a health & wellness company and the makers of Deep Heat, relaunches the only Ibuprofen gel on the South African Market – Deep Relief Ibuprofen Gel.  read more
A changing African consumer branding environment

A changing African consumer branding environment

15/05/2019 - 08:25
In Africa, household consumption is expected to reach $2.5 trillion by 2030 with Nigeria, Egypt, and South Africa accounting for nearly half that. This presents exciting opportunities for brands that want to grow in retail. But how do they approach this in an increasingly cluttered and competitive market? read more
Pharmaceutical traceability

Pharmaceutical traceability

13/05/2019 - 16:39
Pharmacode or pharmaceutical binary code is a barcode standard used in the pharmaceutical industry as a packing control system, it is readable despite printing errors and can be printed in multiple colours, which are used to protect pharmaceutical companies from legal liability and is a must for Pharmaceutical traceability. It would allow you to see the origin and other information about the drugs, as well as tracking forward to see the route of the product up until the sale. This would be the core of any form of Pharma track and trace system.  read more
J.C. le Roux sparkles as best brand in SA's townships

J.C. le Roux sparkles as best brand in SA's townships

13/05/2019 - 10:37
J.C. le Roux, the much-loved sparkling wine brand and South Africa’s first dedicated house of sparkling wines, has been awarded for the fourth time as the winner of the Ask Afrika Kasi Star Brand Champagne/Sparkling Wine category. read more
Red Bull basement event showcased SA's talented techies

Red Bull basement event showcased SA's talented techies

13/05/2019 - 08:55
Johannesburg’s brightest young tech geniuses gathered at the Tshimologong Precinct recently to share their ideas and their creations at the Red Bull Basement Hatch event. read more
Cathedral Cellar comes to life with augmented reality labels

Cathedral Cellar comes to life with augmented reality labels

10/05/2019 - 10:08
KWV has been making huge strides in the South African – and global – wine industry since it was founded in 1918. This year, this 101-year old wine brand is ensuring its innovative drive is catapulting it into the future with major achievements in the past two months. read more
Nederburg Auction evolves into Cape Fine & Rare Wine Auction

Nederburg Auction evolves into Cape Fine & Rare Wine Auction

10/05/2019 - 08:44
The historic Nederburg Auction launched in 1975, has entered an exciting new chapter by evolving into the Cape Fine & Rare Wine Auction which will be held in October this year.  read more
The cost of coding errors

The cost of coding errors

03/05/2019 - 10:20
Human error is the cause of most coding errors, which can affect product quality and reputational damage for brands. They also cost money in terms of packaging or labelling waste, reworking time and may even result in regulation fines. Correct coding is important for ensuring the supply chain operates efficiently and providing retailers and customers with important product information. read more
Space for agrochemical safety messaging on pack

Space for agrochemical safety messaging on pack

03/05/2019 - 10:14
Exposure to chemicals can cause numerous immediate or long-term health effects that include headaches, poisoning, respiratory illness, burns and birth defects.  read more
Farm to Fork Inspection

Farm to Fork Inspection

02/05/2019 - 15:56
Traceability has become a ‘buzz word’ with regard to food, particularly following a number of food safety incidents during which traceability systems have been shown to be weak or absent and hence slow or unable to assure consumers of food safety. Food crises in the past, such as the Listeriosis outbreak in 2018 have resulted in the consumer calling for greater visibility and precision in the global food supply chain. read more
Farm to Fork IoT

Farm to Fork IoT

02/05/2019 - 15:47
The Internet of Things (IoT) is poised to have a major impact on the food supply chain – all the way from the farm to the individual buying food from a retail outlet. read more
A smart mark for high-volume extrusion manufacturing

A smart mark for high-volume extrusion manufacturing

30/04/2019 - 13:02
As a high-volume manufacturing process, extrusion requires product marking equipment that performs optimally at high speeds in demanding environments. Manufactures in the pipe, cable, tube or profile industries, need a coding solution that meets these demands and offers an attractive total cost of ownership. read more
Five benefits of digital label printing

Five benefits of digital label printing

25/04/2019 - 10:11
In March this year, with a clear vision for the future to drive growth, Pyrotec PackMedia announced a ground-breaking first for Africa – the purchase of a Durst Tau 330 RSC eight-colour digital label press.  read more
The Sharks get in the mix with Fitch & Leedes

The Sharks get in the mix with Fitch & Leedes

24/04/2019 - 12:07
Fitch & Leedes has scored a full house in the world of rugby with the announcement that this refreshing drinks range is the official mixer of The Sharks.  read more
Food fraud or fake food

Food fraud or fake food

24/04/2019 - 11:07
Food fraud is a $50 billion annual industry, according to Michigan State University's Food Fraud Initiative— and you're probably eating some of the evidence.  read more
High-quality, reliable and flexible solutions with Production Packaging Systems (PPS)

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

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

Farm to fork traceability

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pyrotec PackMedia sets the bar with digital label printing

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

At aQuellé, joy has a new look

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

Farm to fork marking & coding

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

Comprehensive, innovative recruitment solutions with Nicolene Di Bartolo

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

A full product line-up at Propak Africa

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

Agile: beyond the buzz word for Pyrotec

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

Robertson's Constitution Road Chardonnay and Shiraz continue to impress

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

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

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

Finding the best recruiting solutions for your company

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

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

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

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

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

PageMark Africa offers different labelling solutions for brand protection

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

An introduction to PPS Labelling Systems

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

Industrial printing made easy

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

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

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

eCommerce giants descend on Cape Town

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

In-store digital experience to change local retail

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

Disruptive technology for constructive change

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

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

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

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

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

Jordan makes brushing teeth fun for kids

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