ADF&PCD New York to take place in September 2019

ADF&PCD New York, which is a North America event for the aerosol, dispensing, perfume and cosmetic packaging and design community, will take place from 17-18 September 2019 at the Altman Building & Metropolitan Pavilion in New York, USA. The event will provide visitors with new networking...

15 Feb 2019

The Guardian goes plastic free, opts for potato starch wrapping

Jumping onboard the plastic-free ship, UK national newspaper The Guardian has done away with its polythene packaging and opted for a compostable wrapping made from potato starch. The packaging also came with instruction on how to get rid of it: they should not recycle the wrapping, but should...

16 Jan 2019

Danone Southern Africa joins non-profit product recovery organisation

Yoghurt producer Danone Southern Africa has joined the Polystyrene Association of South Africa, which is a non-profit product recovery organisation. Danone Southern Africa's MD Hendrik Born says the decision to join the Polystyrene Association of South Africa was important for Danone to show that...

26 Oct 2018

Stratcom Branding unveils Sisonke Design Sprint initiative on Mandela Day

Stratcom Branding launched the Sisonke Design Sprint initiative this past Mandela Day on 18 July 2018. Sisonke Design Sprint means 'we're together' or 'coming together'. The initiative aims to take the design of black entrepreneurs' companies and branded packaging to an award-winning level by...

19 Jul 2018

Tetra Pak to launch paper straw

Tetra Pak has joined the Last Plastic Straw movement and will be launching a paper straw suitable for its portion-sized carton packages. Tetra Pak has also been working to encourage consumers to push straws back in the pack once they have consumed the contents so they can be collected along with...

2 May 2018

Helix cork concept achieves success at 2017 IPSA Goldpack Awards

The Helix cork concept, which is produced by Consol Glass in South Africa, has received two gold awards at the Institute of Packaging SA (IPSA) Gold Pack Awards. Helix won gold for 'Best in Beverage' and 'Best in Glass'. The IPSA Goldpack Awards recognise excellence in packaging every year....

17 Jan 2018

Competition Commission accepts ALPLA's Boxmore Packaging takeover

ALPLA's acquisition of Boxmore Packaging has been approved by the Competition Commision after it was subject to legal and regulatory approval. The deal was signed in July 2017 and has been approved without conditions, which results in ALPLA holding 100% of the issued share capital of Boxmore...

27 Nov 2017

Vox Telecom's Braintree partners with Linkfresh

The consulting and integration division within Vox Telecom, Braintree, has confirmed its partnership with Linkfresh, a packaged business management system for the fresh food sector and a Microsoft Dynamics certified add-on package. The application has been specifically designed for companies who...

19 Jul 2016

Houdt launches MacBook cover range

Houdt, the unique accessory brand, has announced the launch of its exclusive 2016 MacBook cover range. Inspired by the functional beauty of nature, the Houdt MacBook Cover range is designed to protect the top of your MacBook from everyday spills, bangs, bumps and scratches. The range is...

26 May 2016

Inga Gubeka awarded bespoke Glenfiddich variant

Glenfiddich recently held a private ceremony to honour Glenfiddich maverick, Inga Gubeka with his own bespoke variant. As the Glenfiddich maverick, Inga was awarded with the rare honour of bottling and naming his own variant of Glenfiddich whisky valued at R80,000. His bespoke variant was presented...

23 Feb 2016

Astrapak in multi-year supply deal, partnership

Packaging company Astrapak announced on Wednesday it had concluded a multi-year supply agreement in a partnership deal that has been reached with one of South Africa's largest fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) companies. In terms of the deal, Astrapak will continue to supply a major portion of...

24 Jun 2015

Astrapak disposal of Cinqpet goes ahead

Plastic packaging group Astrapak said the disposal of one of its units is going ahead, as all conditions had been met. In terms of the deal, Astrapak will sell its subsidiary Cinqpet to Boxmore Plastics SA for about R44.4m. All suspensive conditions, including the requisite approvals of all...

22 Jun 2015

Nampak switches to new segmental reporting structure

Packaging group Nampak confirmed on Wednesday it had revised its historical segmental reporting structure to report by substrate only. The change was prompted by the significant business restructuring of the Nampak portfolios, as well as IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards)...

11 Jun 2015

New packaging for Van Loveren wines
New packaging for Van Loveren wines

Van Loveren has created a new packaging for its range of wines, featuring a more modern and elegant label that appears with a different, applicable colour for each cultivar. The first to feature the new look is the early release of the 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, perfect for a portion of smoked salmon or...

2 Mar 2015

Bell's launches new packaging
Bell's launches new packaging

Bell's Whisky has recently launched a new pack for the brand. The new design has an iconic bell-shaped neck, an updated label that includes gold foiling around the logo as well as prominent angular facets that create a more masculine posture and deliver a contemporary and premium feel. In...

10 Dec 2014

Winning label design for Russian Bear Limited Edition
Winning label design for Russian Bear Limited Edition

click to enlargeEdward Snell & Co has announced the winner of its label design competition for the Russian Bear Vodka's Limited Edition. Hylton Warburton received the most votes from the public following the release of the ten designs from local artists that made it into the semi-finals. The theme...

28 Nov 2013

Packaging changes for Theuniskraal
Packaging changes for Theuniskraal

click to enlargeFollowing marketing trends, Theuniskraal wines has redesigned its range to a more elegant look and replaced cork closures with more practical screwcap closures. The new range includes three wines from the 2012 vintage - its Cape Riesling; Bouquet Blanc and the Moscato Rosé and...

12 Oct 2012

Point wins Unilever's Enterprise Service Excellence Award

At an awards evening, held late last week, Point, an African print procurement company, received the Enterprise Service Excellence award from Unilever. Through the partnership and exposure to the print company, Unilever have realised the considerable benefits of a print management system across many...

6 Aug 2012

New ½ litre Savanna Dry
New ½ litre Savanna Dry

click to enlargeSavanna Dry has launched a ½ litre bottle in the same crisp, premium cider style, available nationwide in cases of 12. Innovation is important for the brand. "We strive to continue setting trends and offering alternatives for our consumers. The introduction of this new half-litre...

22 Jun 2012

Bowler Metcalf appoints nonexecutive director

Packaging and soft drinks group Bowler Metcalf has appointed Grant Andrew Bohler chief financial officer to replace Michael Brain, who has retired as an executive director but will stay on as nonexecutive vice-chairman. Source: Business Day via I-Net Bridge...

13 Dec 2011

New look for Roodeberg
New look for Roodeberg

click to enlargeA classic blend of red varietals, KWV's Roodeberg maintains its well-known heritage and style but also needs to evolve with modern lifestyles. This is evident with a new modernised look reflecting the brand's classic image with a sophisticated and bold appearance. White backgrounds...

6 Jun 2011

New prize at Pentawards

Avery Dennison has sponsored a category in the 2010 Pentawards, the worldwide competition exclusively devoted to packaging design in all its forms. The special prize will be handed over during the Pentawards ceremony, which will be held on 30 September 2010, at the World Expo 2010 site in Shanghai,...

30 Aug 2010

Jack Daniel's special edition birthday bottle
Jack Daniel's special edition birthday bottle

click to enlargeIn celebration of the 160th birthday of its founder, Jasper Newton "Jack" Daniel, the Jack Daniel's Distillery will release a special commemorative bottle to mark the occasion. Jack Daniel was born in September 1850, but no one knows the exact date because the records were lost in a...

27 Aug 2010

New slimpack launch from Drostdy-Hof
New slimpack launch from Drostdy-Hof

click to enlargeDrostdy-Hof has extended its Winemakers Collection with 3-litre slimpack its Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc from 2010 and its Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon from 2009. The slimpack fits easily into a fridge door, it cools quickly and stays cooler for longer and because no air gets in,...

23 Aug 2010

Mboweni appointed chairman of Nampak

Former Reserve Bank governor Tito Mboweni has been appointed chairman of packaging group Nampak with effect from 1 June 2010, Nampak announced on Tuesday, 2 February 2010. Nampak also announced that its non-executive chairman, Trevor Evans, had decided to step down as chairman and director of the...

4 Feb 2010

Saucy old favourites now in bulk
Saucy old favourites now in bulk

click to enlargeIn response to industry demand, Unilever Foodsolutions is extending its Knorr Sauces range, with the basic white and brown sauces now available in 4kg packs. Suitable for vegans and lacto-vegetarians, the sauces are Halaal certified and contain no added MSG. The new 4kg packs of...

30 Oct 2009

Traditional wine with a contemporary twist
Traditional wine with a contemporary twist

click to enlargeZonnebloem, one of South Africa's major wine brands dating back to the early part of the 18th century, has released its first white wine under screw cap. Viognier 2009 is a classic Rhône varietal, first released in 2008, and is the perfect table companion to spicy foods and seafood....

30 Sep 2009

Transpaco expects higher earnings

Packaging group Transpaco on Wednesday, 18 June 2009, advised that earnings per share and headline earnings per share were expected to be between 70% and 80% higher for the year ended 30 June, against results reported in 2008. The forecast has not been reviewed or reported on by the company's...

18 Jun 2009

Pentawards 2008 heads to France
Pentawards 2008 heads to France

The winners of the worldwide packaging design awards competition, Pentawards 2008, will be announced in Monaco, France, on 30 October. This year's entries are open to any packaging designed or released in 2007. The competition is said to be the only global initiative dedicated exclusively to the...

16 Oct 2008

Yummy new look
Yummy new look

click to enlargeNola has refreshed the packaging of its Yum Yum No Added Sugar Peanut Butter to bolster the image of the brand and emphasise its healthy-conscious properties. The fresh, new packaging has moved from yellow and pink to a more dominant blue and yellow design for a stronger on-shelf...

19 Jun 2008

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