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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 16 Oct 2017

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

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

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

Packaging in SA is always changing shape

If there is one industry where everything is in flux and companies have to re-jig their shapes and formats all the time, it is SA's packaging manufacturers. Apart from constantly changing industry conditions, not least from encroaching rivals, each firm has specific obstacles to get over.

By Mark Allix 2 Jun 2014

Nampak earnings up 7.4% to 114.3c

Nampak's interim results for the six months to March saw the rest of Africa markets markedly contributing as the group as it grew overall trading income by 10%.

By Mark Allix 28 May 2014

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

Nampak establishes Nampak Bevcan Nigeria

As part of Nampak's continuing strategy of expanding its African footprint, the company has announced that it has acquired ownership of the Alucan beverage can plant in Agbara, Nigeria.

Issued by Nampak 27 Feb 2014

Nampak opens new plastic closures line in Lagos, Nigeria

Nampak has commissioned a new plastic closures line in Lagos, Nigeria. Nampak SA has a strategic partnership with Bericap, Germany, who agreed to extend the manufacturing licence to include Nampak Nigeria. The initial product will be closures for still water and will be followed by carbonated soft drink closures.

Issued by Nampak 24 Feb 2014

Crunch time for fruit exports

After 23 years in SA's R6bn fruit industry, many of them as managing director of Tru-Cape Fruit Marketing - SA's biggest producer of apples and pears - Charles Hughes is retiring without having fulfilled his ambition of gaining access to China's vast market. He blames it on the SA government.

16 Sep 2013

Nampak optimistic over Africa growth

Packaging conglomerate Nampak's share price has stuck fairly close to its 12-month high in spite of increasing evidence of tempered consumer demand for fast-moving consumer goods.

25 Feb 2013

10 Tips to create strong brand identities online

If you think your brand is suffering from a mistaken identity, a weak identity and any other identity crises, here are 10 tips to help you.

By Subhash Chandra 17 Feb 2013

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