Retail Trends 2020

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Danone reveals traceability technology for infant formula

Danone is launching a digitally-enabled service that allows greater transparency on the farm-to-fork journey of the company's baby formula...

17 Feb 2020

Pick n Pay makes progress on plastic waste reduction goals

Pick n Pay has reiterated its pledge that all Pick n Pay branded product packaging will be 100% recyclable or reusable by 2025...

7 Feb 2020

Coca-Cola Beverages SA pilots 2L returnable PET plastic bottles

Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa has introduced a 2L returnable bottle made of PET plastic that can be reused up to 14 times...

6 Feb 2020

SA Plastics Pact signed, 2025 targets set for circular economy

South Africa is the latest to join The Ellen MacArthur Foundation's Plastics Pact global network, aligned with its New Plastics Economy vision...

6 Feb 2020

Mpact Versapak launches grape punnets, produced from 100% post-consumer recycled PET

During the latter part of 2019, Mpact Versapak successfully launched a range of grape punnets, produced from 100% post-consumer waste...

Issued by Mpact Plastics 5 Feb 2020

What's brewing in 2020 for coffee lovers?

This year will see the rebirth of past trends, while new developments will pique the interest of coffee enthusiasts...

29 Jan 2020

$50m Standard Bank funding to boost CCBA Ethiopia expansion

Standard Bank has arranged and structured $50m in financing facilities for Coca-Cola Beverages Africa to support its expansion strategy in Ethiopia over the next five years...

29 Jan 2020

New cannery ramps up production of Clark & Sons mixers

South African soft drinks company Twizza has commissioned a state-of-the-art production canning line in Queenstown to can its popular Clark & Sons mixer range...

28 Jan 2020

First Choice introduces bio-based fresh milk ESL packaging

First Choice has introduced its new fresh milk Extended Shelf Life (ESL) packaging made from bio-based material...

27 Jan 2020

How the Shoprite Group is curbing its plastic packaging waste

The Shoprite Group is now using the 4,000 tonnes of plastic returned annually to its distribution centres to produce its 100% recycled and recyclable plastic shopping bags...

22 Jan 2020

SA packaging, plastics sector welcomes development of industry-managed waste management plan

Minister of Forestry and Fisheries and Environmental Affairs Barbara Creecy announced late last year that she would be starting an entirely new process under Section 18 to develop an industry-managed waste management plan...

21 Jan 2020

Nestlé to cut virgin plastic use and invest in sustainable packaging innovation

Swiss food giant Nestlé plans to invest $2.1 billion to cut its use of virgin plastics in favour of food-grade recycled plastics, and accelerate the development of innovative sustainable packaging solutions...

20 Jan 2020

Fair Cape Dairies cuts carbon footprint of EcoPlus long life packaging

Fair Cape Dairies is continuing its sustainability journey by introducing reduced carbon footprint packaging for its long-life milk...

15 Jan 2020

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