Four Cousins wine comes of age
Four Cousins wine comes of age

South African wine brand Four Cousins is celebrating its 18th birthday with a makeover...

17 Aug 2018

#WomensMonth: Adding glamour and sparkle to the agro-processing sector
#WomensMonth: Adding glamour and sparkle to the agro-processing sector

Silvana Dantu and Shareen Parker are the producers of Zari Sparkling Grape juice, a local brand which has set out to disrupt the male-dominated agro-processing sector with its sparkling, alcohol-free beverage brand...

By Terry Levin 14 Aug 2018

Mensa merges wine quaffing with digital storytelling
Mensa merges wine quaffing with digital storytelling

With South Africa being home to a host of world-class wine brands, newly released expressions can easily go unnoticed because consumers are faced with so many quality options...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 13 Aug 2018

4 golden packaging rules for digital nomads
4 golden packaging rules for digital nomads

If your business model is still trying to catch up with what millennials want in packaging, you are going to get left behind by a new generation of digital nomads...

10 Aug 2018

What is thermal transfer overprinting?
What is thermal transfer overprinting?

Thermal transfer overprinting (TTO) is a digital printing process that offers an alternative to hot stampers and other traditional analogue printing techniques...

Issued by Pyrotec 8 Aug 2018

Woolworths trials recycling vending machine in Cape Town store
Woolworths trials recycling vending machine in Cape Town store

In an effort to reduce packaging waste, Woolworths is piloting an integrated reverse vending machine in its flagship green store, Woolworths Palmyra in Claremont...

8 Aug 2018

Why can't all plastic waste be recycled?
Why can't all plastic waste be recycled?

The UK produced 11-million tonnes of plastic waste in 2017, and recycled around two thirds of it...

By Sharon George 3 Aug 2018

Let us help you make the Mpact
Let us help you make the Mpact

Mpact Plastics' FMCG plant situated in Atlantis, Western Cape, is a leading producer of rigid plastic packaging and serves a wide customer base, including many multinationals...

Issued by Mpact Plastics 2 Aug 2018

Trust creates a competitive advantage for business
Trust creates a competitive advantage for business

Business success is dependent on a dynamic network of positive relationships, of which trust is a critical component...

Issued by Pyrotec 1 Aug 2018

New design packaging boosts sales and merchandising space
New design packaging boosts sales and merchandising space

The Ruwag brand has recently added value to the DIY user's experience by changing their packaging medium from flexible pouches to reusable rigid containers...

Issued by Mpact Plastics 31 Jul 2018

A conscious conversation with Roberta Thatcher of La Mano and The Pantry Market
A conscious conversation with Roberta Thatcher of La Mano and The Pantry Market

The Pantry Market, offering ethically produced, sustainable products in a plastic-free zone, is the newest neighbour on the Keyes Art Mile, Rosebank's art and design district...

By Jessica Tennant 27 Jul 2018

G Adventures welcomes ban on single-use plastics in Galapagos
G Adventures welcomes ban on single-use plastics in Galapagos

G Adventures will offer its travellers to the archipelago a complimentary reusable water bottle for both sea and land-based trips departing as of 1 January 2019...

26 Jul 2018

#Apex2018: How to build a global brand with a local insight
#Apex2018: How to build a global brand with a local insight

Veteran marketer Sharon Keith shared four basic principles in explaining how to build global brands at the local level and examples to demonstrate these at the ACA SA's Apex 'Next Level of Thinking Masterclass'...

By Jessica Tennant 26 Jul 2018

Sampling made simple
Sampling made simple

Free samples are a tried-and-tested marketing tool that, with an increase in the number of shoppers looking for bargains in today's tough economic climate, have never been more relevant...

Issued by Pyrotec 25 Jul 2018

The selection process - Not just elimination
The selection process - Not just elimination

The selection process into the TDM (tool, die and mould-maker) Apprenticeship Programme has proved a critical step in choosing people who have the relevant qualifications and skill set to fill a vacant position...

Issued by Mpact Plastics 25 Jul 2018

Best equipment for 'best before' dates
Best equipment for 'best before' dates

Retailers use 'best before' dates on food products as an indication of quality, showing that although the food is no longer at its best, it is still good to eat...

Issued by Pyrotec 19 Jul 2018

More than just a standard printer
More than just a standard printer

Pyrotec's machinery division, Pyrotec PackMark, has launched the new 9405 Continuous Inkjet (CIJ) coder from the trusted global manufacturer of product identification and traceability solutions, Markem-Imaje...

Issued by Pyrotec 18 Jul 2018

More than just a label
More than just a label

While every aspect of a product matters, it's the design, packaging and labelling that draws consumers to choose one product instead of another from cluttered retail shelves...

Issued by Pyrotec 13 Jul 2018

Smart marketing for discerning shoppers
Smart marketing for discerning shoppers

Consumers are complex. Understanding your target market is one thing, but attracting their attention is quite another - particularly as traditional methods of advertising and marketing alone are no longer driving sales...

Issued by Pyrotec 11 Jul 2018

#FairnessFirst: Seeing red over the 'pink tax' problem
#FairnessFirst: Seeing red over the 'pink tax' problem

'Pink tax' has been doing the rounds for decades. Here's why consumers are seeing red about paying more for anything sold to females...

By Leigh Andrews 9 Jul 2018

Is text alone enough for pharmaceutical labelling?
Is text alone enough for pharmaceutical labelling?

In general, the medical world has been moving ever closer to including more information on its pharmaceutical labels as it's thought this is the best way to ensure consumers have all the knowledge they need to take their medicine safely...

Issued by Pyrotec 3 Jul 2018

Mpact Versapak remains committed to product quality and food safety standards
Mpact Versapak remains committed to product quality and food safety standards

In answer to the current focus on food safety, Mpact Versapak wishes to assure its customers that they continue to respect the strict quality standards of their British Retail Consortium (BRC) accreditation...

Issued by Mpact Plastics 3 Jul 2018

The cost-effective way to streamline traceability
The cost-effective way to streamline traceability

The world's first print-and-apply labelling system capable of attaching printed barcodes to adjacent sides of a case is now globally available from Markem-Imaje, and locally from Pyrotec PackMark...

Issued by Pyrotec 29 Jun 2018

Together, We Grow
Together, We Grow

With the imminent separation of Tower from the Pyrotec brands, Pyrotec assures its stakeholders of its steadfast approach to focusing on its strengths and continuing to grow within the markets it serves...

Issued by Pyrotec 26 Jun 2018

Around-the-clock service
Around-the-clock service

In today's competitive business environment, staying ahead of the game is the game. To do this, manufacturers need to ensure that their equipment remains effective and runs optimally at all times...

Issued by Pyrotec 21 Jun 2018

Harnessing the evolutionary power of smart packaging in Africa
Harnessing the evolutionary power of smart packaging in Africa

For the last few years, packaging industry professionals have been curious about the future of smart packaging. Whilst barcodes and QR codes were once considered the "next big thing", the acceleration of technology is transforming smart packaging...

15 Jun 2018

The effects of counterfeiting
The effects of counterfeiting

Backed by an illicit industry considered to be one of the largest in the world and costing the global economy billions of dollars, counterfeit goods are on the rise...

Issued by Pyrotec 13 Jun 2018

5 ways Pick n Pay plans to reduce its plastic waste
5 ways Pick n Pay plans to reduce its plastic waste

To mark World Oceans Day on 8 June 2018, Pick n Pay has revealed a set of focused initiatives to reduce plastic waste...

8 Jun 2018

Why barcodes matter
Why barcodes matter

Many of us take barcodes for granted because they're so commonplace. However, this technology offers significant benefits to manufacturers and brand owners as products move through the supply chain...

Issued by Pyrotec 7 Jun 2018

Food Lover's Market ditches plastic straws
Food Lover's Market ditches plastic straws

Food Lover's Market has launched a Withdraw The Straw campaign and will be replacing all plastic straws with paper ones in its stores nationally...

5 Jun 2018

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