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Astrapak: A tighter parcel
Astrapak: A tighter parcel

The SA packaging industry has become an unloved sector for local investors.

By Shaun Harris 24 Apr 2015 16:45

Nokia scratches smartphone itch
Nokia scratches smartphone itch

Nokia will release a new smartphone by the end of 2016, a pair of unnamed sources told Re/code.

By Quinten Plummer 24 Apr 2015 16:14

Food wastage prevention still a priority
Food wastage prevention still a priority

There is a call for radical change in the food processing industry to avert global food wastage, to increase 'food productivity' and provide amplified nutritional quotients to feed the world. While addressing food wastage may be considered in some circles to be 'so 2014', it is still fundamental as to how we feed seven billion people (and more) with an ever-decreasing agricultural footprint.

By Roy Henderson 24 Apr 2015 15:28

South Africa displays a 'do can' attitude
South Africa displays a 'do can' attitude

Innovations in beverage packaging in South Africa are changing consumers' drinking habits. Although aluminium beverage cans still represent a relatively small share of total beverage packaging, it has gained ground from other packaging formats because of innovation, new introductions and significant promotional activity.

24 Apr 2015 14:12

Pioneer Foods and Futurelife confirm joint venture
Pioneer Foods and Futurelife confirm joint venture

A joint venture between Futurelife Health Products and Pioneer Foods provides an opportunity for both companies to combine their expertise in both the food and beverage, and functional foods sectors, in order to explore profitable categories outside of their respective traditional markets, and to unlock new product opportunities that may otherwise not be accessible to either company.

24 Apr 2015 08:31

Power predictions from PwC
Power predictions from PwC

A new report from PwC and Strategy& warns that the Power Sector is transforming fast and companies that do not stay ahead of change are in danger. New market models and new business models will become established because of energy transformation and could quickly eclipse current company and country strategies.

24 Apr 2015 07:51

Five social media pitfalls that SMEs should avoid
Five social media pitfalls that SMEs should avoid

Social media is a powerful tool for the small business owner. It can help you to build customer relationships, improve your search engine optimisation, and create a buzz about your business.

By Steven Cohen 24 Apr 2015 07:10

Sleek ad tailoring for online apparel shoppers
Sleek ad tailoring for online apparel shoppers

Consumers have gotten on board with the concept of buying apparel online. Especially in this era of free returns and nifty sizing tools, buying clothing and shoes off the Web has become mainstream. However, some advertisers have been slow to respond.

By Ricky Liversidge 23 Apr 2015 16:25

Taste raises R95m for further expansion
Taste raises R95m for further expansion

Taste Holdings, whose brands include Scooters Pizza, St Elmo's and Maxi's, announced on Tuesday, 21 April 2015, that it had raised R94 million after issuing new shares, as it gears up for further expansion.

23 Apr 2015 16:16

Clicks warns load-shedding poses risk to sales
Clicks warns load-shedding poses risk to sales

Clicks Group has warned that load-shedding in the winter poses a risk to its sales in the second half of the year.

23 Apr 2015 16:01

Attacks on foreign nationals have hurt SA, says Trade DM

Attacks on foreign nationals have been regrettable and sad and have also resulted in a loss of export foreign revenue, Trade and Industry Deputy Minister Mzwandile Masina said yesterday...

23 Apr 2015 10:45

Performance marketing can generate high returns
Performance marketing can generate high returns

"Poor conversion is among the leading reasons why online businesses fail. This could be due to myriad reasons: its user experience is poor, the brand does not have a strong enough offline presence, its online marketing lacks commitment or its founders believe that now they have built it, customers will come," says Daniel Gross, CEO of AdMarula.

22 Apr 2015 13:40

How brands can reach black consumers
How brands can reach black consumers

Advertising and marketing strategies in South Africa are more often than not pitched to an imagined black consumer: homogenous, newly-moneyed, and still baffled by what to buy as well as in desperate need of a funeral policy.

By Peter du Toit 21 Apr 2015 08:00