Retail Trends 2018

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Oserian Technical Director, Hamish Ker, explains how the company utilises geothermal power in its greenhouses
Green business is good business: A sustainable approach to growing flowers in Kenya

Oserian Development Corporation has come up with a raft of measures aimed at maintaining production over a long period of time without compromising on natural systems or its responsibility to workers, suppliers and the local communities...

14 Feb 2018

Convenient coding: The hand-held printer
Convenient coding: The hand-held printer

Pyrotec PackMark has added the Anser U2 Hand-Held Printer to its stable - bringing the world's most lightweight and compact mobile printer to southern Africa...

Issued by Pyrotec 14 Feb 2018

Booklet labels market set for rapid growth
Booklet labels market set for rapid growth

According to Future Market Insights, the global booklet labels market is set for rapid growth. North America is leading the race, followed by the Asia Pacific region, but in the Middle East and Africa growth remains sluggish...

Issued by Pyrotec 13 Feb 2018

Short lead time? Get your promotion to market quickly
Short lead time? Get your promotion to market quickly

At the beginning of the year, many customers are looking for great value in store - making this the perfect time to run your special offer, promotion or competition...

Issued by Pyrotec 8 Feb 2018

Entries now open for 2018 Wine Label Design Awards and Beer Label Design Awards
Entries now open for 2018 Wine Label Design Awards and Beer Label Design Awards

South African wine and beer producers as well as design studios are invited to enter the fourth annual Wine Label Design Awards and the inaugural Beer Label Design Awards...

5 Feb 2018

Pyrotec restructures to focus on market strengths
Pyrotec restructures to focus on market strengths

Tower is separating from the Pyrotec brands, which include PackMark and PackMedia, to enable each company to focus on its strengths and continue to grow within its markets...

Issued by Pyrotec 29 Jan 2018

Listeria is jumping the system
Listeria is jumping the system

The outbreak of listeria highlights the responsibility of the red meat industry to provide proper and improved hygiene during the production, processing, packing and preparation of red meat and red meat products...

By Elmarie Helberg 29 Jan 2018

Do-It Hang Tab testing
Do-It Hang Tab testing

In the testing centre, different hang tab materials and packaging solutions are tested to determine what combination is best to carry various products...

Issued by Pyrotec 23 Jan 2018

Coca-Cola Company pledges to cut plastic packaging waste
Coca-Cola Company pledges to cut plastic packaging waste

The Coca-Cola Company has announced a commitment to become more environmentally friendly by reshaping its approach to packaging...

22 Jan 2018

On-pack trends: Augmented reality-enabled packaging
On-pack trends: Augmented reality-enabled packaging

In theory, augmented reality (AR) could allow product owners and marketers to add a virtual layer of communication and promotional messaging to their brand packaging...

Issued by Pyrotec 18 Jan 2018

Waterkloof Winemaker Nadia Barnard with estate owner Paul Boutinot (Image Supplied)
False Bay Vineyards wine range gets facelift

"If we do in fact use grapes from old coastal vineyards, ferment them spontaneously with wild yeast and then age the wine in large wooden casks, why weren't we tying our flag to the mast and communicating those facts on the labels?"

16 Jan 2018

Major packaging trends of 2018
Major packaging trends of 2018

The market intelligence agency, Mintel, recently released the top five trends that will shape the packaging industry in 2018...

12 Jan 2018

Aerosol, dispensing, beauty packaging leaders to gather at ADF&PCD in March
Aerosol, dispensing, beauty packaging leaders to gather at ADF&PCD in March

Unilever, Beiersdorf, Coty, SC Johnson, Henkel, and Edgewell are some of the major brands set to attend Aerosol & Dispensing Forum and Packaging of Perfume, Cosmetics & Design Shanghai 2018...

28 Dec 2017

Transpaco to buy FPM's packaging business
Transpaco to buy FPM's packaging business

Paper and plastic packaging group Transpaco says it will buy Future Packaging and Machinery (FPM) for up to R105m...

20 Dec 2017

#BestofBiz 2017: Retail
#BestofBiz 2017: Retail

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2017 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views...

15 Dec 2017

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Wines and their labels: Crafting narratives that speak to us

If wine brands want to signify their differences and tell a story, be it real or fictional, about their product, they do so primarily through label design...

By Franck Celhay 14 Dec 2017

FairPlay urges enquiry into unsafe labelling of chicken imports
FairPlay urges enquiry into unsafe labelling of chicken imports

The FairPlay anti-dumping movement says it was dismayed to discover bulk packs of chicken for sale at a Makro store with a label claiming nine possible countries of origin...

11 Dec 2017

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Pomegranate PhDs: Research into the super fruit's quality, packaging and shelf life

Dr Arendse and Dr Belay have received their PhDs for research on pomegranates - including a non-destructive quality control method and optimal packaging conditions to extend the fruit's shelf life...

11 Dec 2017

Excellent growth potential in SA's R43bn Private Label retail category
Excellent growth potential in SA's R43bn Private Label retail category

Despite tough trading conditions off the back of low economic growth and curbed consumer confidence there is still room for growth within South Africa's R43bn *Private Label retail category...

Issued by Nielsen 8 Dec 2017

Bar codes: Back to the beginning
Bar codes: Back to the beginning

It's difficult to imagine life without machine-readable product codes, but this concept has only been in commercial use since the 1970s...

Issued by Pyrotec 29 Nov 2017

Packaging, processing, printing industry leaders gather in thousands for Propak Cape
Packaging, processing, printing industry leaders gather in thousands for Propak Cape

Held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 24-26 October, the Propak Cape expo attracted just under 6,000 visitors...

28 Nov 2017

Mpact shines in Gold Pack 2017 awards
Mpact shines in Gold Pack 2017 awards

With seven nominations in various categories, five Gold Pack awards and the IPSA Gold Pack trophy for the Best Product Overall, Mpact has once again proven itself as an industry stalwart...

Issued by Mpact Plastics 27 Nov 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
Don't overlook these two small blips in your business

As a business owner, you want your processes and systems to run smoothly. If you experience the following blips in your business, finding the source will restore integrity and trust with your customers and your team...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 27 Nov 2017

Mpact Versapak states the polystyrene facts
Mpact Versapak states the polystyrene facts

Mpact Versapak has engaged with the Polystyrene Association of South Africa to develop a campaign that will eliminate the many myths about polystyrene as a packaging medium and bring the facts to the forefront...

Issued by Mpact Plastics 23 Nov 2017

Value-adding and compliant labelling solutions for the agrochemical industry
Value-adding and compliant labelling solutions for the agrochemical industry

Agrochemical companies have to ensure that they communicate a large volume of product information on pack, in the correct way. Fortunately Pyrotec PackMedia offers a solution...

Issued by Pyrotec 22 Nov 2017

Get the conversation going with QR codes
Get the conversation going with QR codes

As the use of smartphones continues to increase so does the popularity of QR (quick response) codes. Now commonplace, QR codes can be seen on packaging labels, signage, and even television commercials...

Issued by Pyrotec 20 Nov 2017

Democratising AR, bringing content to life with Zappar
Democratising AR, bringing content to life with Zappar

"Part of our mission in business has always been to democratise AR and truly make it a mass-market proposition."

By Cari Coetzee 20 Nov 2017

Versatility and agility on show at Propak Cape
Versatility and agility on show at Propak Cape

The highly successful Propak Cape exhibition, held between 24-26 October, received positive feedback from exhibitors and visitors...

Issued by Pyrotec 14 Nov 2017

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New water resistant paper egg trays excite farmers

Poultry farmers participating in the Poultry Show in Abeokuta were excited at the exhibition of water resistance paper egg trays which the manufacturer says is purely made of paper instead of plastic...

13 Nov 2017

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