Packaging trends unpacked at GLBA Shanghai conference
Packaging trends unpacked at GLBA Shanghai conference

It takes intervals of mere seconds for a package to delight the consumer and shopper. The first two seconds is when a consumer notices the pack and the second is when the decision is made to purchase...

3 days ago

Listeriosis risk lingers in rural, informal trade
Listeriosis risk lingers in rural, informal trade

Listeria bacteria remains present in food samples obtained from rural areas and the informal sector. This is despite the fact that Listeriosis levels have declined in South African ready-to-eat meat...

17 Oct 2018

What's hot in the convenience, home meal replacement and meat industries?
What's hot in the convenience, home meal replacement and meat industries?

In the highly competitive convenience market, participants often struggle to find the competitive edge in their offering...

Issued by Mpact Plastics 16 Oct 2018

The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!
The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!

Feeling a bit state-capsized, swept along by more waves than a cryptocurrency chart? Here are some life-saving festive content ideas...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 15 Oct 2018

Innovative displays can protect FMCG brands from retail fallout
Innovative displays can protect FMCG brands from retail fallout

If shopping is one of the world's greatest leisure activities, why are we seeing so much frustration in the aisles? It is because shopping to put food on the table and stock up on razor blades is functional...

By Vincent L. Lanz 11 Oct 2018

Checkers collaborates with SA artists for limited edition Odd Bins wines
Checkers collaborates with SA artists for limited edition Odd Bins wines

Checkers recently commissioned four upcoming South African artists to create unique artworks which would adorn the wine labels of the newest additions to the retailer's exclusive Odd Bins range...

10 Oct 2018

Woolworths' storefront. Image supplied.
Woolworths announces 'plastic bag free' store

Woolworths kicks off National Marine Week with the announcement of a 'plastic bag free' store and reusable bag awareness campaign...

9 Oct 2018

How we can turn plastic waste into green energy
How we can turn plastic waste into green energy

In the adventure classic Back to the Future, Emmett "Doc" Brown uses energy generated from rubbish to power his DeLorean time machine...

By Anh Phan 2 Oct 2018

Track and trace with PackVerifi
Track and trace with PackVerifi

Pyrotec PackVerifi offers a cloud-based brand protection track-and-trace service that helps organisations fight product counterfeiting while supporting traceability throughout the supply chain...

Issued by Pyrotec 27 Sep 2018

Case study: At the heart of innovation
Case study: At the heart of innovation

At the leading-edge in products and processes, Noberasco has chosen Markem-Imaje as its printing partner...

Issued by Pyrotec 19 Sep 2018

Tiger Brands and world-famous artist come together for Heritage Day celebrations
Tiger Brands and world-famous artist come together for Heritage Day celebrations

Three of South Africa's most-loved icons and brands will come together for Heritage Day celebrations in a unique and inspiring concept that links art and food in South African heritage...

Issued by Bullion PR & Communication 19 Sep 2018

Do nutritional labels work?
Do nutritional labels work?

According to Denny Bros Ltd, the inventor of the Fix-a-Form booklet labels, the UK government turned to informational labelling to help tackle the growing levels of obesity among Britons...

Issued by Pyrotec 14 Sep 2018

The balancing act of packaging design and product information
The balancing act of packaging design and product information

Unlike the seasonal fashion designs for clothing, packaging design trends seem to stick around for some time. However, as we rapidly approach the end of 2018, there are some that are no longer finding traction on retail shelves...

Issued by Pyrotec 13 Sep 2018

Sustainable packaging solutions needed to reduce food waste, scale up trade in Africa
Sustainable packaging solutions needed to reduce food waste, scale up trade in Africa

Food losses and waste are an enormous drain on natural resources. Roughly one-third of the annual food produced globally for human consumption is lost or wasted...

13 Sep 2018

Winning packaging design from Pentawards 2018
Winning packaging design from Pentawards 2018

The winners have been revealed for the 12th annual Pentawards, a prestigious worldwide competition devoted exclusively to packaging design...

12 Sep 2018

Nielsen launches virtual shopper research in SA
Nielsen launches virtual shopper research in SA

South Africa has become the first country on the African continent to launch Nielsen's new SmartStore virtual shopper technology...

Issued by Nielsen 12 Sep 2018

SA beverage brand Superlatte recognised at global packaging awards
SA beverage brand Superlatte recognised at global packaging awards

Cape Town-based beverage company, Superlatte, scooped a Bronze award in the Food Trends Category at the prestigious Pentawards 2018, held in New York City on 6 September...

11 Sep 2018

Are on-pack promos still relevant in the digital age?
Are on-pack promos still relevant in the digital age?

Even though the positive impact of digital transformation has been lauded, there are still instances where more traditional approaches are preferred...

By Kirstie Weber 10 Sep 2018

Number 1 Mageu fuels new generation of design talent
Number 1 Mageu fuels new generation of design talent

Design student Hannah Smith has been named the winner of the Number One Mageu Art & Soul Competition...

6 Sep 2018

Calculating your return on investment
Calculating your return on investment

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

Issued by Pyrotec 5 Sep 2018

Packaging design for SA's competitive private label category
Packaging design for SA's competitive private label category

Premium private label products are popping up everywhere, despite tough economic conditions in South Africa. Clever retailers are clawing back profit margins by expanding their current private label offerings...

5 Sep 2018

Dmg events launches key food innovation conference to the market
Dmg events launches key food innovation conference to the market

From 27-28 September, FoodNext.Africa will bring together startups, food innovators, foodtech businesses, investors and partners who are redefining the food industry from farm to fork...

Issued by dmg events Africa 29 Aug 2018

From slag to swag: The story of Earl Tupper's fantastic plastics
From slag to swag: The story of Earl Tupper's fantastic plastics

When American Horror Story, the Museum of Modern Art and Napoleon Dynamite pay homage to an invention, you know it's made a cultural impact in a big way.

By Marsha Bryant 28 Aug 2018

Faithful to Nature Eco Awards to celebrate pioneering green brands
Faithful to Nature Eco Awards to celebrate pioneering green brands

Faithful to Nature has just launched its inaugural Eco Awards, which will honour the brands and companies demonstrating a commitment to conscious consumption and earth-friendly products...

28 Aug 2018

A consumables value proposition you'll want to know about
A consumables value proposition you'll want to know about

Widespread budget constraints may tempt manufacturers to cut consumable costs by opting for cheaper options...

Issued by Pyrotec 27 Aug 2018

MetPac-SA CEO gains first Certified Packaging Professional status in SA
MetPac-SA CEO gains first Certified Packaging Professional status in SA

CEO of MetPac-SA, Kishan Singh, has become the first packaging expert in South Africa to be awarded the designation 'Certified Packaging Professional' (CPP) by the international Institute of Packaging Professionals...

24 Aug 2018

Packaging that tells a story
Packaging that tells a story

On-pack promotions are one of the most frequently used methods of differentiating products at retail to boost sales, evoke an emotional response and drive brand loyalty...

Issued by Pyrotec 23 Aug 2018

Are cosmetics companies doing enough for diversity?
Are cosmetics companies doing enough for diversity?

South Africa is known for its ethnic diversity, which is reflected by our country's 11 official languages. Isn't it important then that a packaging's label speaks to South Africa's diverse array of ethnic groups in their home language?..

Issued by Pyrotec 22 Aug 2018

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

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