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Breaking through brand clutter with Nomu

This #BrandManagerMonth, we find out what's new with Nomu, the original SA food and lifestyle concept inspiring creative kitchens across the land, from director Paul Raphaely...

By Leigh Andrews 24 Mar 2017

Mpact does its rounds for the medical industry

Mpact Plastics is well positioned to supply PVC and PET medical round bottles together with accompanying childproof and tamper-evident closures...

Issued by Mpact Plastics 24 Mar 2017

Collect them all! Using Fix-a-Form to boost sales through collectables

When leading jarred-food manufacturer Heinz needed to market a range of new HAK apple sauce products aimed at the younger generation, the group decided to launch a ‘free gift with purchase' campaign...

Issued by Pyrotec 22 Mar 2017

Nampak's operational performance still improving

Packaging manufacturer Nampak said on Wednesday that it has made significant progress in the implementation of its comprehensive plan...

16 Mar 2017

Deceptive food labelling damages consumer trust

The increase in questionable labelling claims to differentiate products has become an issue of concern for academics, regulators and consumers around the world...

By Andre Westerveld 15 Mar 2017

Hang, promote and sell!

Do-It Hang Tabs and Display Strips, available from Pyrotec PackMedia, offer the best in merchandising solutions. Their hang tabs have three main aims: to hang, promote and sell...

Issued by Pyrotec 14 Mar 2017

Planting restrictions cause timber shortage

The government's stringent restrictions on the issuing of forestry and planting permits have led to a timber shortage...

By Colleen Goko 13 Mar 2017

Challenging outdated laser coding perceptions

Locally represented by Pyrotec PackMark, global coding and marking specialist Markem-Imaje has produced a guide to help manufacturers meet the technical challenges commonly encountered on today's production lines...

Issued by Pyrotec 13 Mar 2017

Bowler Metcalf posts loss after 'capricious' six months

Plastics packaging and soft-drink group Bowler Metcalf said on Friday that revenue grew 14% to R291m during the six months to end-December...

By Pericles Anetos 10 Mar 2017

The connected consumer

Emerging consumers expect brands to offer new experiences. As the Internet creates a behaviour economy, packaging needs to play its part too and become more experiential...

Issued by Pyrotec 10 Mar 2017

South Africa's paper recycling rate tops forecast

The latest figures on the recycling of paper in South Africa indicate that the amounts recovered have exceeded the 2017 forecast...

9 Mar 2017

Fix-a-Form case study: Wall's rolls out a successful competition

With the goal of creating brand awareness and boosting sales, Wall's launched a promotion that focused on its chilled packets of sausage rolls during the summer holiday period...

Issued by Pyrotec 8 Mar 2017

Mpact FY underlying operating profit drops 13.7% to R784.4m

Mpact on Thursday reported 13.7% drop in underlying profit to R784.4m in the year to end-December from the year-earlier period...

3 Mar 2017

The labelling solution for the pharmaceutical industry

How do pharmaceutical product owners ensure that all the mandatory information such as dosage instructions, contra-indications and other important patient safety information fits neatly on the label or outer packaging?...

Issued by Pyrotec 28 Feb 2017

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