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aQuellé overflows with gratitude for 20 good years

aQuellé overflows with gratitude for 20 good years

15/02/2019 - 10:22
When members of a small Kranskop community drilled down in search of water to meet the daily needs of community members, they could not have known that from it would spring one of South Africa’s purest and most beloved water brands – aQuellé. read more
Satisfy your most demanding customer

Satisfy your most demanding customer

15/02/2019 - 08:48
For many years Rowan Beattie, Pyrotec’s managing director, has been known for emphasising to his staff that ‘by satisfying our most demanding customer we’ll satisfy all our customers’.  read more
Iconic Bull Brand repositions with ‘Inner Strength’

Iconic Bull Brand repositions with ‘Inner Strength’

14/02/2019 - 09:19
Bull Brand, one of SA’s most iconic food brands, has launched a new bold ‘Inner Strength’ brand repositioning aimed at leveraging the heritage of the brand while finding new relevance for a broader audience. read more
Africa's largest eCommerce event comes to Kenya in 2019

Africa's largest eCommerce event comes to Kenya in 2019

12/02/2019 - 15:09
Following 4 years of success in Cape Town, Kinetic is excited to present the East African edition of Africa’s largest eCommerce event.  read more
DRF2019 gives retailers new technology solutions to help businesses

DRF2019 gives retailers new technology solutions to help businesses

11/02/2019 - 19:42
On Wednesday, 30 January 2019, the Digital Retail Forum (DRF) which took place at the Hilton Hotel in Sandton sparked conversations about making digital innovation a key process within all retail organisations. read more
LifeStyles Condoms to support Youth against AIDS in Southern Africa

LifeStyles Condoms to support Youth against AIDS in Southern Africa

11/02/2019 - 15:47
Leading specialist consumer packaged goods distributor, ACDOCO SA has announced that it will be donating R1.00 (One South African Rand) for the next 2 years for every pack of LifeStyles Condoms sold in Southern Africa to Youth against AIDS (YAA).  read more
An introduction to TracePack's services and solution offerings

An introduction to TracePack's services and solution offerings

11/02/2019 - 11:24
TracePack offers a complete customized turnkey solution, using a wide selection of quality equipment with the latest technology, which is not only reliable and easy to use but the added value is a cost-effective solution.  read more
Valvejet 4700 improves uptime, flexibility and readability

Valvejet 4700 improves uptime, flexibility and readability

11/02/2019 - 09:20
With the launch of the 4700 drop-on-demand (DOD) valvejet coder from Markem-Imaje, valvejet printer users can now add ink on-the-fly without stopping high-speed production. They can also print two sides of a case simultaneously or very large characters on one side to enhance code readability and help minimise logistics mistakes. read more
DHL SA looks to the future with appointment of new MD

DHL SA looks to the future with appointment of new MD

05/02/2019 - 09:34
DHL has appointed Jed Michaletos as Managing Director of DHL Express South Africa, effective from 14 January 2019. Michaletos is responsible for driving business growth for the company in South Africa, with a strong focus on enhancing customer experience, employee engagement and service quality.  read more
Sea Harvest Group announces bid to take-over Australian-listed Mareterram Limited

Sea Harvest Group announces bid to take-over Australian-listed Mareterram Limited

05/02/2019 - 08:47
Sea Harvest is pleased to announce that its wholly-owned subsidiary Sea Harvest International Proprietary Limited (SHI), has entered into a bid implementation agreement with its 56.3% held Australian subsidiary, Mareterram Limited (Mareterram), whose shares are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX), regarding the potential acquisition of all of the shares in Mareterram not currently owned by SHI. read more
Case study: Sunny Raisin on-pack promotion

Case study: Sunny Raisin on-pack promotion

04/02/2019 - 15:52
As the UK’s leading supplier of dried fruit and seeds, Whitworths chose Fix-a-Form® promotional peel and reveal labels from Denny Bros for its on-pack £1 off next purchase cross-promotion. read more
Trends driving on-pack promotions

Trends driving on-pack promotions

29/01/2019 - 11:17
In October 2018, Mintel revealed six key consumer trends that will impact global markets in in 2019 and beyond. In its report, Mintel states that the global consumer landscape will evolve as never before, driven by themes of privacy, individuality, wellness, convenience and connectivity. read more
Colour shampoo contributes to Dr Wolff Group global growth

Colour shampoo contributes to Dr Wolff Group global growth

29/01/2019 - 08:21
A new caffeine-based colour shampoo by Plantur 39, popular among women seeking a deeper brown shade, has contributed to ongoing growth of German cosmeceutical manufacturer, the Dr Wolff Group, which recorded an annual global turnover of €309 in 2018. read more
Driving the in-store brand experience

Driving the in-store brand experience

24/01/2019 - 09:55
In the highly competitive environment of in-store advertising, brands are contesting limited market share. Consumers have become more discerning of what they buy owning to the availability of product information online. It is therefore imperative to cut through the clutter and create a 360-degree retail experience.  read more
Don’t miss these thrilling topics at the Digital Retail Forum 2019

Don’t miss these thrilling topics at the Digital Retail Forum 2019

23/01/2019 - 10:45
On 30 January 2019, IT News Africa will host the Digital Retail Forum 2019 at the Hilton Sandton located in Johannesburg, South Africa. This highly anticipated event will cover the theme of “Harnessing Digital Technology for Next-Level Customer Centred Retailing.” read more
Find love in your language this Valentine’s Day with Cadbury P.S.

Find love in your language this Valentine’s Day with Cadbury P.S.

17/01/2019 - 10:52
Each Valentine’s period the pressure of expressing your love to those around you increases, especially when trying to find the right words or gift that will convey your thoughts and feelings. Luckily, Cadbury P.S. has launched a limited-edition range of chocolate bars that will help you say “I LOVE YOU” in the different languages of South Africa, including sign language.  read more
Retail sector braces for Digital Retail Forum 2019 in Johannesburg

Retail sector braces for Digital Retail Forum 2019 in Johannesburg

15/01/2019 - 11:26
African retailers are facing a rapid evolution of technology and online players like Take-A-Lot in South Africa, Konga in Nigeria and Jumia Kenya have entered the market, which has created huge competition for brick-and-mortar incumbents.  read more
The changing face of retail

The changing face of retail

14/01/2019 - 11:39
Despite challenging global economic conditions, retail sales in South Africa rose 1.3 percent year-on-year in July. Even though this is in line with expectations, it is still a positive sign that consumers have been willing to spend amidst pressure to tighten budgets. read more
Establishing a platform for in-store digital growth

Establishing a platform for in-store digital growth

07/01/2019 - 09:45
Despite challenging economic conditions in 2018, South Africans still managed to spend around R32 120 per second at retail stores recording sector growth of 0.7% year-on-year since September 2017. Although growth was lower than recorded in 2017, retailers in pharmaceuticals, medical goods, cosmetics, and toiletries had a positive annual growth rate of 2.3%. read more
Clover Mama Afrika Mamas spread joy to the less fortunate this Festive Season

Clover Mama Afrika Mamas spread joy to the less fortunate this Festive Season

20/12/2018 - 10:36
For most people, the festive season symbolises a time to slow down, unwind, rest and recuperate in preparation for the coming year. However, In the true spirit of giving, the Mamas from Clover’s CSI project, Clover Mama Afrika, who collectively care for over 13 000 children and 1800 elderly people in their various communities, focused on giving back to the members of their communities. read more
Selati unveils new look

Selati unveils new look

19/12/2018 - 12:05
Selati, one of South Africa’s most well-loved brands, has revamped its core brown and white sugar packaging to reflect its new brand positioning centred on ‘Sprinkle Joy’. Based on the latest consumer insights the packaging has been modernised in a manner that evokes joy & happiness. read more
Cadbury P.S. launches NEW interactive website #SayItWithPS

Cadbury P.S. launches NEW interactive website #SayItWithPS

14/12/2018 - 10:38
The chocolate that is synonymous with sharing heartfelt messages, has launched a website to help Cadbury P.S. fans #SayItWithPS read more
Mitas Corporation nominated as a global finalist in the SmartSteel Innovation Challenge

Mitas Corporation nominated as a global finalist in the SmartSteel Innovation Challenge

04/12/2018 - 13:12
Mitas Corporation is pleased to announce that we have been selected as one of ONLY seven global finalists in the SmartSteel Innovation Challenge, which is organised by Spinverse on behalf of Sandvik and SSAB. read more
Red Velvet Trifle with Vanilla Cream Cheese Filling

Red Velvet Trifle with Vanilla Cream Cheese Filling

03/12/2018 - 09:55
Transform traditional trifle into a red velvet Christmas confection by adding vanilla cream cheese filling and seasonal berries.  read more
SA fintech company Sureswipe acquires Humble Till

SA fintech company Sureswipe acquires Humble Till

30/11/2018 - 09:35
Sureswipe has acquired a 50.1% majority stake in the Point of Sale software company humble Till, a move which will enhance Sureswipe’s offering to small and medium-sized businesses using card payment solutions in-store by offering them an affordable and integrated solution. read more
The future of pharmaceutical packaging

The future of pharmaceutical packaging

28/11/2018 - 14:30
Serialised coding is an excellent anti-counterfeiting measure and, because of this, several countries around the world have made it a legal requirement for their pharmaceutical industries. read more
Smart Media provides Dis-Chem with unique in-store customer media experiences

Smart Media provides Dis-Chem with unique in-store customer media experiences

27/11/2018 - 09:36
Dis-Chem Pharmacies have partnered with in-store advertising innovators Smart Media to provide its stores with an integrated advertising experience that enriches the customer journey. This unique in-store media mix places the shopper top of mind and is designed to convert branding into retail sales. read more
Continuous vs thermal inkjet printing

Continuous vs thermal inkjet printing

23/11/2018 - 15:26
The two primary inkjet technologies used in the packaging industry are continuous inkjet (CIJ) and thermal inkjet (TIJ) printing. When deciding which is best for a specific application, there are several operating features to consider.  read more
You can’t put a price on a great cuppa

You can’t put a price on a great cuppa

22/11/2018 - 08:28
Tea is a pick-me-up in a cup. Warm or cold, it soothes and refreshes; it’s a great stress-reliever. And with a list of health benefits to go with it, it’s quite the overachiever. You can’t put a price on a great cuppa, but if you did, you’d be happy to know it’s a super affordable treat.  read more
Digital Trends 2019- What SMBs need to know

Digital Trends 2019- What SMBs need to know

22/11/2018 - 08:23
Proper preparation can boost peak season turnover

Proper preparation can boost peak season turnover

21/11/2018 - 10:07
Paul Kent, MD of Sureswipe, SA’s leading card payment company for small to medium retail market, shares some advice about how to get retail savvy and ready to enjoy the returns of the upcoming retail season in November and December. read more
Clover Mama Afrika welcomes Mama Gail Koeberg

Clover Mama Afrika welcomes Mama Gail Koeberg

20/11/2018 - 09:42
Clover Mama Afrika, Clover’s CSI project, is proud to announce the appointment of Gail Koeberg who runs the Quegal Restoration & Refuge Centre in Magaliesig, Gauteng. Gail Koeberg joins the 44 appointed Mamas who collectively care for almost 13000 children and nearly 1 800 elderly people, many of which are abused, orphaned, homeless and vulnerable. read more
J.C. le Roux introduces limited edition Radiance Collection designs

J.C. le Roux introduces limited edition Radiance Collection designs

19/11/2018 - 14:59
J.C. Le Roux will be adding some vibrancy to the festive season with a new limited edition design for its La Chanson, Le Domaine and La Fleurette sparkling wines.  read more
Sureswipe’s Managing Director receives the 2018 National Entrepreneur Champion Award by NSBC

Sureswipe’s Managing Director receives the 2018 National Entrepreneur Champion Award by NSBC

19/11/2018 - 13:59
Sureswipe’s Managing Director, Paul Kent received the 2018 National Entrepreneur Champion award, which was announced by the National Small Business Chamber (NSBC), in association with World Famous Events on Friday, 9th November 2018. read more
Glenfiddich welcomes all challengers in bold new global campaign

Glenfiddich welcomes all challengers in bold new global campaign

16/11/2018 - 08:53
Glenfiddich, the World’s Most Awarded Single Malt Scotch Whisky, is inspiring consumers to challenge themselves in a bold global campaign developed by creative agency Space. read more
Auditing in the 4th industrial revolution

Auditing in the 4th industrial revolution

16/11/2018 - 08:22
Digital disruptors, the internet of things, 3D food printing, insect proteins, block chain and lab grown meat – these are just some of the terms being bandied about as the trends of the future in the food industry. read more
The benefits of multi-page booklet labels

The benefits of multi-page booklet labels

14/11/2018 - 09:04
Many South African brand owners don’t make optimal use of their packaging and labelling space. This is not only prime real estate where brands can communicate with consumers but also a mandatory platform for the pharmaceutical sector, for example, to clearly display dosage instructions and contra-indications. read more
Tiso Blackstar achieves level 1 B-BBEE contributor status

Tiso Blackstar achieves level 1 B-BBEE contributor status

13/11/2018 - 13:45
Tiso Blackstar is pleased to announce that the Blackstar Holding Group (BHG) has successfully achieved a level 1 B-BBEE contributor status (from a level 2 in the prior year), in accordance with the Department of Trade and Industry’s B-BBEE Codes of Good Practice.  read more
Nederburg Rhône-style blend achieves “best wine from South Africa” trophy in Hong Kong

Nederburg Rhône-style blend achieves “best wine from South Africa” trophy in Hong Kong

09/11/2018 - 10:30
Nederburg’s Heritage Heroes The Motorcycle Marvel 2016 has been announced the winner of the “best wine from South Africa” trophy at the 10th annual Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition. It also earned a gold award.  read more
Graham Beck Enterprises appoints Publicis Machine to grow MCC brands

Graham Beck Enterprises appoints Publicis Machine to grow MCC brands

06/11/2018 - 10:54
Publicis Machine is proud to announce its strategic and creative partnership with leading South African Méthode Cap Classique (MCC) producer, Graham Beck Enterprises. read more
Scottish Leader introduces limited-edition festive season gift packs

Scottish Leader introduces limited-edition festive season gift packs

06/11/2018 - 09:05
Scottish Leader has launched limited-edition festive season gift packs, featuring the trendsetting I See A Different You creative collective from Soweto, comprising Innocent Mukheli and Vuyo Mpantsha.  read more
Nothing’s too hot for Hunter’s new campaign

Nothing’s too hot for Hunter’s new campaign

06/11/2018 - 08:22
A cider so refreshing, that absolutely nothing is too hot for its rejuvenating powers. That’s the idea behind the latest campaign from Hunter’s, Africa’s largest cider brand (and the second-biggest cider brand in the world).  read more
Tant' Sannie se Melktert launches annual recipe challenge

Tant' Sannie se Melktert launches annual recipe challenge

01/11/2018 - 14:50
Tant’ Sannie se Melktert, tradisionele poeding in a glass is a proudly South African shooter that is made following Tant’ Sannie’s traditional milk tart recipe. It is best enjoyed as a shooter garnished with cinnamon sprinkles or over ice. Lip Lek Lekker Tant’ Sannie se Melktert is available for purchase at leading liquor stores nationwide. read more
Uninterrupted production for high-pressure coding environments

Uninterrupted production for high-pressure coding environments

01/11/2018 - 08:18
Unlike other printing technology, continuous inkjet (CIJ) printers operate at low cost because they run for many hours before requiring a service.  read more
Clover Mama Afrika celebrates 14 years of success

Clover Mama Afrika celebrates 14 years of success

29/10/2018 - 13:13
Clover Mama Afrika, Clover’s CSI project, celebrates its 14th birthday this October. As we celebrate this milestone, we look back at some of the success stories that have resulted in Clover Mama Afrika becoming the most recognised corporate social investment project in South Africa, with a total of 22 awards under its name, which include the prestigious Trialogue Strategic CSI Award. read more
Packaging trends: blockchain, AR and smart sensors

Packaging trends: blockchain, AR and smart sensors

26/10/2018 - 13:40
While South Africa may be slightly behind the curve, blockchain for packaging, AR and smart sensors are setting trends abroad. However, while they’re creating much interest, these technologies are still developing. It may take time for consumers to understand the value of this on-pack communication approach – and readily accept it. Until then, it is worth keeping an eye on these smart packaging developments. read more
aQuellé travels SA to triple the joy

aQuellé travels SA to triple the joy

26/10/2018 - 11:39
aQuellé recently concluded their “Triple the Joy” campaign, which saw the brand travel over 4800 kilometres across South Africa and distribute bottles of aQuelle and gifts to children and adults in various communities. read more
Pyrotec and The Age of Agile

Pyrotec and The Age of Agile

25/10/2018 - 08:14
The Age of Agile is the title of Steve Denning’s most recent book that describes a shift in business to adopt an agile mindset for management, leadership, innovation and narrative.  read more
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. 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