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#BODCT: Redesigning the world one business at a time, to surprise and delight customers

Big brands shared the role of design in their business at Business of Design, with Adrian Morris, partner and MD at Design Partnership speaking of current the physical reboot trend responding to a changing landscape, while Brian Mtongana, head of design at Woolworths, honed in on the role of packaging in sales...

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

Traceability through the supply chain

Coding and marking is the way in which essential product and traceability information is displayed on products, labels and packaging...

Issued by Pyrotec 1 day ago

How to enhance brand loyalty

Innovative use of packaging and on-pack labelling is a key asset for building unwavering consumer loyalty for brands...

Issued by Pyrotec 11 Oct 2017

Propak Cape to showcase latest in packaging, processing, printing and plastics

The Propak Cape exhibition, taking place from 24-26 October at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, will showcase the latest innovations in packaging...

6 Oct 2017

Novus Holdings-ITB Manufacturing merger takes effect

Commercial print and manufacturing company, Novus Holdings, has acquired ITB Manufacturing, a private company that manufactures and supplies flexible plastic packaging solutions...

5 Oct 2017

Mpact takes their factories online

Following the successful launch of a series of online production DVDs in 2013, Mpact Plastics has developed the second generation of DVDs to help educate a vast target audience...

Issued by Mpact Plastics 4 Oct 2017

Smart technologies are getting more intelligent

More companies in the packaging and labelling industry are asking how smart technologies can benefit their businesses, both now and in the future...

Issued by Pyrotec 4 Oct 2017

Bowler hints at SoftBev share sale

Perennially profitable plastics packaging specialist Bowler Metcalf has hinted at selling its investment in loss-making softdrink bottling associate SoftBev...

By Marc Hasenfuss 3 Oct 2017

Customised coding and labelling solutions

Pyrotec PackMark has launched a new service, known as Line ID (Line Identification), to provide a fully integrated customised coding and labelling tracking system for its customers...

Issued by Pyrotec 29 Sep 2017

Need a moisture-resistant label?

Fix-Form Booklet Labels are so versatile that they can be adapted to suit products that are transported and stored in damp, wet or harsh environmental conditions...

Issued by Pyrotec 28 Sep 2017

#NewCampaign: Castle Lager celebrates local farmers and ingredients with Homegrown campaign

Castle Lager's Homegrown campaign is geared to paying homage to the beer's locally-produced ingredients as well as farmers who make it possible for Castle Lager to be brewed...

27 Sep 2017

Sell-by dates 'tempered with'

Companies that tamper with sell-by labels can be criminally prosecuted and fined...

By Nico Gous 27 Sep 2017

Food labelling pact aims to cut food waste

Many of the world's largest retailers and food companies have agreed to better labelling of products by 2020 in a bid to radically cut food waste...

21 Sep 2017

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#EntrepreneurMonth: A premium African surf brand with global appeal

Little over a year ago, three friends with thriving creative careers embarked on a mission to combine their love of Africa with their passion for surfing. Thus, Mami Wata was born, a premium African brand of surf apparel and accessories with an undeniable global appeal.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 7 hours ago

Black model in Dove video says ad 'misinterpreted'

LONDON - The black model who appeared in a Dove advert which triggered accusations of racism insisted Wednesday that she was not a victim and that the commercial had been misinterpreted.

12 Oct 2017

Report reveals customer aftermarket is afterthought for manufacturers

The customer aftermarket has become an afterthought for makers of home appliances, power tools, consumer electronics and other durable goods. Manufacturers and their retail partners have differing opinions when it comes to ensuring a valued, satisfying and profitable product ownership experience.

12 Oct 2017

Sears closing stores in Canada

OTTAWA, Canda - Sears said Tuesday it will seek court approval to liquidate all of its remaining Canadian stores, marking the end of an iconic department store. The company said in a statement that it would make the application to the Ontario Superior Court on Friday.

12 Oct 2017

Echo Polska Properties doubles retail portfolio with R11bn deal

Echo Polska Properties is doubling its retail assets with the €692.1m (R11.1bn) acquisition of a portfolio of 12 properties.

By Alistair Anderson 12 Oct 2017

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