Unhappy Easter for chocolate fan
Fin24 - May 16th 2012, 07:41
Johannesburg - Retailer Pick n Pay agreed to change its labelling next year after a complaint over the amount of candy-coated chocolate buttons inside an Easter egg, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) said on Tuesday.
"In essence, the complainant submitted that the advertising is false because the egg is not 'filled'," the ASA said.
"When opening it, he discovered that there were actually only eight small sweets, barely covering the bottom of the egg."
The complaint was in terms of the Advertising Code of Practice, which deals with misleading claims.
When Pick n Pay was contacted by the ASA, it said it would remove the word "filled" should it decide to sell the eggs again next year.
The new phrase would be "with candy-coated chocolate buttons inside".
The matter was laid to rest with this agreement.
UK grocers sign up to label scheme
19/06/2013 - 08:51
London - Britain's major food manufacturers and retailers have agreed to follow the same system of nutritional labelling as part of a government initiative to tackle obesity and poor diet and ease the financial burden on health services.
Pick n Pay's Zim rival raises revenue
14/06/2013 - 09:05
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Mr Delivery opts for three wheels to service new Pick n Pay contract
11/06/2013 - 08:29
Mr Delivery opts for three wheels, times 60 Mr Delivery has acquired 60 Mahindra three-wheeler vehicles, fitted with specially designed, lockable canopies, to service a new contract for the Pick n Pay Online Shopping delivery service, which operates from a number of hubs in the country.
Carbon footprints for five beverage categories released by BIER
24/05/2013 - 15:37
n an effort to accelerate understanding of beverage sector impacts on climate change and identify reduction priorities for greenhouse gas emissions, the Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) has published its research on carbon footprints for five beverage categories, including beer, bottled water, carbonated soft drink, spirits and wine.
Namibia: Pick n Pay benefits from anonymous tip-off line
20/05/2013 - 11:42
Shrinkage costs Pick n Pay During the financial year 2011/2012, Pick n Pay lost almost N$8million as a result of theft and pilferage which took place in a number of Pick n Pay stores across the country. In a bid to bring down shrinkage in its stores, the retailer introduced an anonymous tip-off line for the public and its stakeholders.