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Drinking yoghurt increases in volume, value
Drinking yoghurt increases in volume, value

BMi Research has released its report on the drinking yoghurt category, which continued to grow in volume and value in 2016...

2 hours ago

#FreshOnTheShelf: Spytail rum launches amid category comeback
#FreshOnTheShelf: Spytail rum launches amid category comeback

Internationally, rum has been enjoying a comeback and is believed to be the next hottest category following the recent gin revolution in South Africa...

1 day ago

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 2 days ago

Stretching brand awareness
Stretching brand awareness

In today's tough economic climate it's never been more important for products to draw consumers' attention, and what better way to do this than by using eye-catching on-pack brand enhancement tools?..

Issued by Pyrotec 11 Jul 2017

Austria's Alpla acquires SA's Boxmore Packaging in its biggest buy-out
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 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

The benefits of serialised coding
The benefits of serialised coding

Serialised coding enables one to track and trace each individual product and component along the entire supply chain. There are many more reasons to implement serialisation...

Issued by Pyrotec 5 Jul 2017

Coca-Cola commits to 30% BEE stake
Coca-Cola commits to 30% BEE stake

The Coca-Cola Company and the Competition Commission have agreed on conditions to ensure that the long, drawn-out restructuring of CCBA does not face delays...

By Ann Crotty 30 Jun 2017

Ensuring safety and quality in glass packaging
Ensuring safety and quality in glass packaging

The popularity of glass packaging has remained strong for many years due to its numerous benefits to manufacturers, brands and consumers alike...

By Paul King 30 Jun 2017

Packaging needs bold, agile, visionary thinking
Packaging needs bold, agile, visionary thinking

The packaging for the future requires bold, agile, visionary thinking beyond the aisle. It requires innovative designing for the experience and not just shelf impact...

28 Jun 2017

The business benefits of booklet labels
The business benefits of booklet labels

To ensure that you make the most of product labelling, as well as meet regulatory demands, you may need to rethink your strategy. Instead of a standard label, have you ever considered a booklet label?...

Issued by Pyrotec 21 Jun 2017

Trends in tea packaging: Bosch Packaging Technology
Trends in tea packaging: Bosch Packaging Technology

For the tea industry, estimated in 2016 to be worth some €35 billion, a packaging supplier should understand exactly what tea producers need...

21 Jun 2017

Code with Confidence
Code with Confidence

Markem-Imaje, a global leader in marking and printing solutions, has introduced Code with Confidence, a simple, tailored, comprehensive range of services solutions for customers worldwide...

Issued by Pyrotec 14 Jun 2017

Getting the message across
Getting the message across

Increased legislation and consumer demand for product information presents many packaging problems for the information-driven pharmaceutical and agrochemical sectors...

Issued by Pyrotec 9 Jun 2017

Advancing PET recycling: Petco Award winners announced
Advancing PET recycling: Petco Award winners announced

Individuals and companies who have made extraordinary contributions to PET recycling in SA, including Bizcommunity's Managing Editor, have been named Petco Award winners...

8 Jun 2017

The benefits of marking and coding
The benefits of marking and coding

There are several reasons why product owners need to print marks and codes on their product packaging, cartons and so forth...

Issued by Pyrotec 7 Jun 2017

Diageo renews commitment to sustainable packaging
Diageo renews commitment to sustainable packaging

Alcoholic beverages company, Diageo, is renewing its commitment to sustainable packaging with the release of its revised Global Plastics and Packaging Guidelines...

5 Jun 2017

#GFWS2017: Good brand hunting at the Good Food & Wine Show 2017
#GFWS2017: Good brand hunting at the Good Food & Wine Show 2017

Not a regular attendee of foodie events, I wandered from the furthest reaches of the CTICC parking to collect my accreditation...

By Terry Levin 5 Jun 2017

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Reducing food waste by implementing best practices across food chains

The Fourth International Symposium on Postharvest Pathology opened at the Kruger National Park, Skukuza Camp, 28 May 2017 with a little over 100 plant scientists

2 Jun 2017

Reviewing freedom of choice, as plain packaging tobacco rules considered
Reviewing freedom of choice, as plain packaging tobacco rules considered

Freedom of choice flies out the window when so-called ‘bad' choices can summarily be overruled or interfered with by government...

By Martin van Staden 31 May 2017

Sappi continues to deliver strong results with major investments
Sappi continues to deliver strong results with major investments

Sappi has continued to deliver solid results driven by strong global dissolving pulp and speciality packaging performance...

Issued by Sappi 30 May 2017

Fix-a-Form case study: Spanish seafood producer uses Booklet Labels to inspire purchase
Fix-a-Form case study: Spanish seafood producer uses Booklet Labels to inspire purchase

When Spanish seafood producer Salazones Fersa SL wanted to enhance awareness and boost sales of their fish products, the marketing team chose to run an on-pack promotion...

Issued by Pyrotec 30 May 2017

Consumer confusion: The truth about food
Consumer confusion: The truth about food

According to a new study from the ENOUGH movement families find it difficult to make smart choices about nutrition and health due to conflicting sources of information about how food is produced...

30 May 2017

Advocating the versatility and recyclability of metal packaging
Advocating the versatility and recyclability of metal packaging

MetPac-SA, the newly formed producer responsibility organisation (PRO), tasked specifically with looking after the interests and recycling of steel, tin plate and aluminium...

18 May 2017

New packaging for Mitchell's Brewery's beers
New packaging for Mitchell's Brewery's beers

Mitchell's, the pride of Knysna and the original South African craft beer, has introduced fresh packaging designs for its beers...

17 May 2017

A new generation for Ultrazorb meat trays
A new generation for Ultrazorb meat trays

Following the launch of the Ultrazorb meat tray in 2012, the Mpact Versapak team further improved on this revolutionary retail product by launching the next generation Ultrazorb...

Issued by Mpact Plastics 16 May 2017

Big benefits of smart laser coding
Big benefits of smart laser coding

No matter what the application, the SmartLase C150 and C350 from Markem-Imaje offer impressive benefits for laser coding on paper-based cartons for the food industry...

Issued by Pyrotec 15 May 2017

Boxmore-PETCO venture drives recycling in Harrismith
Boxmore-PETCO venture drives recycling in Harrismith

Five local PET collectors in the Harrismith community have received waste recycling trolleys from the partnership of Boxmore Packaging and PETCO...

12 May 2017

Tips for successful hang tab performance
Tips for successful hang tab performance

Do-It Hang Tabs have been designed to hang products on peg hooks and display strips - anywhere that consumers can see them. Unfortunately, sometimes, a hang tab fails to hold the product in place...

Issued by Pyrotec 12 May 2017

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