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Sweet end of packaging

With the global bakery and confectionery market predicted to reach €436 billion and €203 respectively by 2020, the specialist packaging industry is gearing up...

1 Aug 2017

Austria's Alpla acquires SA's Boxmore Packaging in its biggest buy-out

Austrian plastic packaging company, Alpla, has purchased 100% of South African headquartered Boxmore Packaging, which specialises in PET pre-forms...

11 Jul 2017

Coca-Cola Beverages Africa acquires Kenya's Equator Bottlers

Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA), Africa's largest Coca-Cola bottler has acquired Equator Bottlers, the third largest Coca-Cola bottler in Kenya...

7 Jul 2017

Packaging needs bold, agile, visionary thinking

The packaging for the future requires bold, agile, visionary thinking beyond the aisle. It requires innovative designing for the experience and not just shelf impact...

28 Jun 2017

Amarula launches phase two of conservation campaign

Amarula's efforts to save the African elephant has stepped up another gear by releasing 400,000 bespoke Amarula bottles to communicate that there are now only 400,000 elephants left in the wild...

13 Apr 2017

Tiger Brands to exit controlling stake in Kenyan business

Tiger Brands announced on Tuesday that it intended to spin its controlling stake in its Kenya-based Haco Tiger Brands to a local partner...

22 Feb 2017

Are you making these product packaging blunders?

The packaging of your product is as important as what you are selling. Having attractive and functional packaging can enhance your brand image and even result in higher sales...

By Charles Mburugu 2 Nov 2016

4th Addis Agrofood Exhibition in Ethiopia

The fourth International Addis Agrofood Agriculture, Agricultural Machinery, Food, Food Technologies and Packaging Exhibition is one of the fastest growing agro-food events...

27 Sep 2016

Finding opportunities in currency devaluation

While some African countries that are considered great investment opportunities have seen recent currency devaluation, this could create an opportunity for African manufacturers...

By Heleen Goussard, Nicholas Olds 17 Aug 2016

Faking food security

With less food and more people, demand is outstripping supply. One solution to this problem could be the creation of fake foods...

1 Jul 2016

Long life milk democratises nutrition for under-resourced regions

Long life milk is democratising nutrition for many Africans, because it has qualities beneficial to transportation and storage, while it hurdles a major continental challenge: electricity supply...

By Gisele Gurgel 26 May 2016

How to create a killer logo

A logo is often the first step towards developing your company's visual identity so you need to get it right... This is how you can do that...

1 Apr 2015

Conversations with Africa

There is always a risk involved when doing business in Africa, but it is not all doom and gloom or as hard as you might think...

By Danette Breitenbach 27 Feb 2015

Pyrotec PackMark appoints first distributor in Zimbabwe

Leading privately-owned South African product identification solutions provider, Pyrotec PackMark, has announced the appointment of an exclusive distributor in Zimbabwe, Super Technologies.

Issued by Pyrotec 22 May 2014

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International

Change or die: American malls confront Amazon era

NEW YORK, US - As the retail industry churns in the Amazon era, American shopping malls are turning to a new generation of stores, food and entertainment offerings to make up for an exodus of department stores.

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Austria confirms find of tainted egg products

VIENNA, Austria - Austria on Monday became the latest European country to confirm that it has found the insecticide fipronil in egg products imported from Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and Poland.

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Turkish houseware manufacturers on trade mission in SA

Under the ambit of the Turkish Housewares Manufacturers & Exporters Association, 25 Turkish houseware manufacturers will hold B2B meetings with local business partners in Sandton on 15 August 2017.

11 Aug 2017

Japanese retail giant Miniso arrives in SA

Japanese fashion and beauty retail chain Miniso has launched in South Africa with an official opening at Menlyn Park Shopping Centre in Pretoria on Saturday, 5 August. The flagship store is the second Miniso outlet to open in the country with 50 more stores planned.

7 Aug 2017

Aldo acquisition of Camuto Group births new footwear giant

#NEWSWATCH: Canadian shoe company Aldo has agreed to acquire the footwear and accessories operations of the Connecticut-based Camuto Group. The deal creates a new footwear powerhouse, merging Aldo's retail strength with the Camuto Group's expertise in wholesale.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 4 Aug 2017

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