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Pringles has a jingle

David Garrioch from Durban won the R20 000 prize for the most innovative Pringles Jingle, a competition launched by the distributors Fore Good Group, in May 2010 to mark the re-launch of the '90 Perfect Pringles' tube. Five other talented individuals were given a year's supply of Pringles.

By ActivRetail 8 Jul 2010

Ciro and Chilla in partnership

The Chilla offering of fully imported gourmet frappes, fruit smoothies, hot chocolate and chai spiced lattés has been added into Ciro Beverage Solutions extensive beverage range. The wholly owned subsidiary of AVI Limited recently announced its strategic partnership with the Chilla Beverage Co.

By ActivRetail 17 Jun 2010

New berry juice range for SA

Stafford Bros & Draeger has been appointed as the official distributor for The Berry Company, a British company that has found success with berry juices aimed primarily at health and fitness enthusiasts.

By ActivRetail 7 May 2010

Nampak scoops international packaging prize

Having won a gold and silver medal at 2009's local FTASA (Flexographic Technical Association of South Africa) Awards, Nampak has added a Gold and Bronze Award for its Imana Chicken Noodle soup and Cream of vegetable soup packs respectively at the FTA (Flexographic Technical Association) International Awards ceremony in Las Vegas on 2 May 2010.

By ActivRetail 7 May 2010

Corner Bakeries for Engen Quick Shops

The Engen bakery network of 530 outlets, which has been managed by Retsol since 2007, will become rebranded as an exclusive bakery franchise under the name Corner Bakery, the Retsol brand, which specialises in fast food and bakery goods, as well as Equatorial Coffee, its exclusive coffee brand. The business model will convert to a franchise format, in a two-year franchise conversion process that began on 1 April 2010.

By ActivRetail 5 May 2010

New Food Lover's Market for Table View

The new Food Lover's Market launches in Table View, Cape Town, today, 5 May 2010. Designed to offer something for everybody - foodies, families and singletons - the store takes its design cues from international retail trends in Europe and the US and other successful branches around South Africa.

By ActivRetail 5 May 2010

Marula, Rooibos welcome visitors

Two limited edition Flavours of South Africa variants that combine two homegrown flavours - Marula and Rooibos - have been released by Ceres to welcome visitors. The limited edition themed packaging, designed by Cape Town-based brand activation agency, 34, proudly sports the South African flag to catch the eye of consumers and stand out on shelf.

By ActivRetail 30 Apr 2010

New slice of cheese market for Laughing Cow

Fromageries Bel has introduced a new slice format to The Laughing Cow brand to complement its current range of cheeses, which includes the spreadable Wedges, Cheez Dippers, Belcubes and a Cheese Tub.

By ActivRetail 24 Mar 2010

Nampak Flexible receives BRC rating

The BRC (British Retail Consortium) Global Standard certification, a leading global product safety and quality certification programme used by certificated suppliers in over 100 countries, has been awarded to Nampak Flexible in Ndabeni, Cape Town.

By ActivRetail 16 Mar 2010

Quick executive meals from Denny

Denny has launched a range of Two Meal Portion Packs, a way to make dinner for two by serving quality and convenience in just the right amounts. Aimed at the single executive or the small family looking for a quick and healthy alternative to preparing a meal from scratch, the packs can be added to meat or pasta.

By ActivRetail 10 Mar 2010

Baxters Soups have packaging lift, new flavours

Baxters, the family-owned, Scots premium-food company, has relaunched its range of canned soups. Packaging across the portfolio has also been refreshed to support the relaunch, with clearer labelling and a more distinctive and premium look.

By ActivRetail 19 Feb 2010

New labelling for Faircape yoghurts

Faircape Dairies differentiates its milk products based on the well-being of the animals involved in production, and environmental friendliness of the facilities. It decided that its existing packaging for its fruit and smooth yoghurts did not accurately represent the product, specifically its quality, and appointed strategic design agency Liquidlab to execute a revamp.

By ActivRetail 18 Feb 2010

Nampak in international awards final

The 2010 FTA (Flexographic Technical Association) International Awards has given Nampak Flexible, two award nominations for its Imana Chicken Noodle soup and Imana Cream of Vegetable soup packs. Judging took place 24-26 January 2010 in New York, where all entries were judged strictly on technical achievement, by concealing the manufacturer's brand through coding.

By ActivRetail 11 Feb 2010

Say cheese at Bien Donné

The SA Cheese Festival takes place at Bien Donné on the R45 between Paarl and Franschhoek on 24-27 April 2010 and offers a wide range of fun-filled activities for the entire family.

By ActivRetail 9 Feb 2010

Tiger Brands continues Eat Well Live Well campaign

Tiger Brands continues its Eat Well Live Well campaign, started late last year, by displaying a distinctive Eat Well Live Well logo on its products that meet the stringent dietary requirements of the Nutrition Information Centre University of Stellenbosch (NICUS).

By ActivRetail 2 Feb 2010

Fair Cape breaks world record

Fair Cape Dairies is hopeful that it has broken the Guinness World Record for the biggest tub of yoghurt in Canal Walk's Centre Court in Cape Town over the weekend with an enormous 500l tub of its Rooibos yoghurt. The current record was set in Germany in 1998 and contained 100l of strawberry yoghurt. Guinness World Records supplied strict guidelines that had to be adhered to for a successful new record and all evidence was sent to Guinness World Records headquarters in London for verification.

By ActivRetail 2 Feb 2010

Search for SA's oldest brands

Affinity Publishing is researching a book on the history of brands and branding in South Africa that will include the early days of brands and intellectual property protection from the mid-1800s, as well as the further development and success of branding up to today. For the past 17 years, it has produced an annual Brands & Branding: The Encyclopaedia of Brands & Branding in South Africa.

By ActivRetail 28 Jan 2010

Oh my Werda! Single serving salads

Werda has launched its To Go range, offering single serving salads with added benefits as they are ready-to-eat, cholesterol free and fat free. The product does not need refrigeration, which is perfect when for work. They are great for vegetarians and three of the variants are low in GI. Consumers simply snip and open the variant of their choice.

By ActivRetail 10 Dec 2009

Long life milk in plastic bottles

The official opening of the Bloemfontein based Homsek Dairy's UHT (Long Life Milk) factory comes as a culmination of a true partnership between Homsek Dairy, Woolworths and packaging company Nampak Liquid.

By ActivRetail 3 Dec 2009

Brand promotion drives ROI

Brand activation specialists, Zinto Marketing Group, presented the Baby Soft toilet tissue Win-a-Car promotion as an in-mall activation in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban and Cape Town during October and November.

By ActivRetail 2 Dec 2009

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