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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

Woolworths announces plan to phase out nonrecyclable plastic packaging
Woolworths announces plan to phase out nonrecyclable plastic packaging

Woolworths has used World Environment Day to announce its vision of zero packaging waste to landfill, committing to phase out nonrecyclable plastic packaging for its own-brand products by 2022...

5 Jun 2018

By MichaelisScientists, CC BY-SA 4.0,
There's more to the plastic pollution crisis than just carrier bags

The focus for this year's World Environmental Day and Oceans Day is on plastic pollution and encouraging solutions for a healthy ocean...

By Dr Nonhlanhla Kalabaila 5 Jun 2018

Sun Exchange opens crowd-sale for new 473kW solar project
Sun Exchange opens crowd-sale for new 473kW solar project

Global buy-to-lease solar marketplace Sun Exchange has opened its crowd-sale for a new 473kW solar project to power Nioro Plastics...

30 May 2018

Scanning first time, every time
Scanning first time, every time

Are GS1-128 barcodes on track to becoming the most adopted global standard for retail grocery and foodservice packaging?...

Issued by Pyrotec 29 May 2018

Darling Sweet makes the switch to sustainable packaging
Darling Sweet makes the switch to sustainable packaging

Ahead of World Environment Day on Tuesday, 5 June, South African toffee confectioners Darling Sweet shares the motivation behind the decision to use eco-friendly packaging...

28 May 2018

African Hope via
Agro-food, plastics, printing and packaging trade shows move to Abidjan

The agriculture and food industry, particularly in Abidjan, have been very dynamic - both in production and processing - and both sectors enjoy a prominent regional position as they also supply to other francophone countries in the region...

28 May 2018

Mpact coughs up new solutions for medical packaging
Mpact coughs up new solutions for medical packaging

Mpact Plastics produces a range of high-clarity PET and conventional PVC medical round bottles aimed at the pharmaceutical industry...

Issued by Mpact Plastics 25 May 2018

How to boost sales at point of purchase
How to boost sales at point of purchase

While all five senses play a role in the purchasing process, sight remains the most significant...

Issued by Pyrotec 23 May 2018

Pick n Pay intensifies focus on fresh with new three-tiered offering
Pick n Pay intensifies focus on fresh with new three-tiered offering

Pick n Pay has relaunched its fresh offering, introducing new product lines and packaging, and a three-tiered model promising something for all tastes and budgets...

22 May 2018

Indaba Wines caters to rising demand for 'bag in box' wine options
Indaba Wines caters to rising demand for 'bag in box' wine options

Cape Classics is preparing to release its Indaba Wines brand in a 3-litre 'bag in box' format as changing consumer habits fuel the demand for higher quality BiB wine options...

22 May 2018

Refined brand and product journey for Nescafé Gold
Refined brand and product journey for Nescafé Gold

Nescafé has unveiled a new crafting process and packaging design for its popular Gold range of instant coffees...

17 May 2018

CCBSA taps into solar power at 11 sites
CCBSA taps into solar power at 11 sites

Coca-Cola Beverages SA (CCBSA) is installing rooftop solar photovoltaic units at 11 of its sites...

14 May 2018

Nine decades of Coca-Cola in Africa
Nine decades of Coca-Cola in Africa

Ninety years ago, in 1928, the first Coca-Cola was sold on the continent in Cape Town, South Africa...

11 May 2018

Do-It Hang Tabs - Hang, promote and sell
Do-It Hang Tabs - Hang, promote and sell

Grabbing shoppers' attention in the grocery aisle on a crowded supermarket shelf or at the point of purchase is becoming much more challenging, especially when competing against brands with bigger marketing budgets...

Issued by Pyrotec 11 May 2018

Pouyoukas Foods gets new look
Pouyoukas Foods gets new look

Pouyoukas Foods, one of South Africa's most well-loved brands since 1986, has rebranded and modernised its packaging...

Issued by AGT Foods 10 May 2018

A motiongraphic worth a thousand words
A motiongraphic worth a thousand words

Mpact Versapak has launched a motiongraphic corporate profile that outlines its business offering, operating ethos and accreditations, in a simplistic manner...

Issued by Mpact Plastics 4 May 2018

Total recall
Total recall

Food safety remains a priority for consumers and food chain manufacturers. Coding and marking is essential for providing information on products, labels and packaging...

Issued by Pyrotec 23 Apr 2018

Sustainability trends shaping retail in 2018
Sustainability trends shaping retail in 2018

Sustainability issues are increasingly shaping trends in the retail sector. In this year's World Economic Forum Global Risks Report, three of the top global risks in terms of likelihood and impact are environmental...

By Feroz Koor 23 Apr 2018

Plastic packaging is often pollution for profit
Plastic packaging is often pollution for profit

As a polymer scientist, it feels like my life's work is dismissed as immoral by even my hero Sir David Attenborough, simply because I deal with plastics...

By Anthony J Ryan 23 Apr 2018

How packaging promotes consumer health
How packaging promotes consumer health

Local pharmaceutical manufacturers know all too well how important it is to also ensure product labelling makes usage and dosage guidelines as clear and unambiguous as possible for all consumers...

Issued by Pyrotec 19 Apr 2018

RTD sports drinks gaining market share
RTD sports drinks gaining market share

Ready to drink (RTD) sports drinks were one of the few segments of the non-alcoholic beverage categories that recorded positive growth for the year 2017...

17 Apr 2018

Three reasons product placement and cross-merchandising are important
Three reasons product placement and cross-merchandising are important

Cross-merchandising will help you get the most out of customer traffic in your store. Consumers also benefit from the suggestion of additional, complementary items...

Issued by Pyrotec 9 Apr 2018

2018 Wine and Beer Label Design Awards winners
2018 Wine and Beer Label Design Awards winners

The results of the fourth annual Wine Label Design Awards and the inaugural Beer Label Design Awards were announced last month at the Cavalli Wine and Stud Farm...

3 Apr 2018

What hang tab is right for your retail display?
What hang tab is right for your retail display?

The less material you use to hang your packages, the less money you're going to have to spend on hanging supplies like hang tabs and display strips...

Issued by Pyrotec 27 Mar 2018

Image credit: Smurfit Kappa
Irish packaging firm snubs sweetened US bid

Ireland's Smurfit Kappa, which makes cardboard and paper packaging, said on Monday that it has rejected an improved 8.9-billion-euro ($11-billion) bid from US peer International Paper.

27 Mar 2018

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