Retail Trends 2018

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Green business is good business: A sustainable approach to growing flowers in Kenya

Oserian Development Corporation has come up with a raft of measures aimed at maintaining production over a long period of time without compromising on natural systems or its responsibility to workers, suppliers and the local communities...

3 days ago

Convenient coding: The hand-held printer

Pyrotec PackMark has added the Anser U2 Hand-Held Printer to its stable - bringing the world's most lightweight and compact mobile printer to southern Africa...

Issued by Pyrotec 3 days ago

Booklet labels market set for rapid growth

According to Future Market Insights, the global booklet labels market is set for rapid growth. North America is leading the race, followed by the Asia Pacific region, but in the Middle East and Africa growth remains sluggish...

Issued by Pyrotec 13 Feb 2018

Short lead time? Get your promotion to market quickly

At the beginning of the year, many customers are looking for great value in store - making this the perfect time to run your special offer, promotion or competition...

Issued by Pyrotec 8 Feb 2018

Entries now open for 2018 Wine Label Design Awards and Beer Label Design Awards

South African wine and beer producers as well as design studios are invited to enter the fourth annual Wine Label Design Awards and the inaugural Beer Label Design Awards...

5 Feb 2018

Pyrotec restructures to focus on market strengths

Tower is separating from the Pyrotec brands, which include PackMark and PackMedia, to enable each company to focus on its strengths and continue to grow within its markets...

Issued by Pyrotec 29 Jan 2018

Listeria is jumping the system

The outbreak of listeria highlights the responsibility of the red meat industry to provide proper and improved hygiene during the production, processing, packing and preparation of red meat and red meat products...

By Elmarie Helberg 29 Jan 2018

Do-It Hang Tab testing

In the testing centre, different hang tab materials and packaging solutions are tested to determine what combination is best to carry various products...

Issued by Pyrotec 23 Jan 2018

Coca-Cola Company pledges to cut plastic packaging waste

The Coca-Cola Company has announced a commitment to become more environmentally friendly by reshaping its approach to packaging...

22 Jan 2018

On-pack trends: Augmented reality-enabled packaging

In theory, augmented reality (AR) could allow product owners and marketers to add a virtual layer of communication and promotional messaging to their brand packaging...

Issued by Pyrotec 18 Jan 2018

False Bay Vineyards wine range gets facelift

"If we do in fact use grapes from old coastal vineyards, ferment them spontaneously with wild yeast and then age the wine in large wooden casks, why weren't we tying our flag to the mast and communicating those facts on the labels?"

16 Jan 2018

Major packaging trends of 2018

The market intelligence agency, Mintel, recently released the top five trends that will shape the packaging industry in 2018...

12 Jan 2018

Aerosol, dispensing, beauty packaging leaders to gather at ADF&PCD in March

Unilever, Beiersdorf, Coty, SC Johnson, Henkel, and Edgewell are some of the major brands set to attend Aerosol & Dispensing Forum and Packaging of Perfume, Cosmetics & Design Shanghai 2018...

28 Dec 2017

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App delivery boom shakes up China food sector

SHANGHAI, China - Guo Bonan has opened several new branches of his "8Peppers" spicy Sichuan-style restaurants across Shanghai since last year, and not one has a dining room.

1 day ago

Concerted campaign helps women in Kenya's flower industry get a better deal

This Valentine's Day florists are predicting sales of $95m in the UK alone. But where do they all come from?

By Lara Bianchi 1 day ago

Abalone poaching: 'Hong Kong sucking up mountain of poached SA seafood'

With Chinese New Year celebrations just around the corner, millions of people will be tucking into a mountain of tasty seafood delicacies very soon - much of it plucked illegally from South African marine waters.

By Tony Carnie 12 Feb 2018

Hermès bags record sales in 2017

PARIS, France - Luxury goods maker Hermès said on Thursday it shrugged off economic, geo-political and monetary uncertainty to book record sales in 2017, thanks to the strong performance of all of its divisions across all regions.

12 Feb 2018

Amazon unveils grocery delivery via Whole Foods chain

WASHINGTON, US - US online giant Amazon on Thursday unveiled plans to launch grocery delivery to a number of US cities for its Prime subscribers using its recently acquired Whole Foods supermarket chain.

9 Feb 2018

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