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Corona pilots beer packaging made using surplus barley
Corona pilots beer packaging made using surplus barleyArticle

Corona has introduced a new circular form of packaging for its six-packs, made using repurposed surplus barley straw...

18 Mar 2021

Unilever adopts new inclusive beauty vision, bans the word 'normal'
Unilever adopts new inclusive beauty vision, bans the word 'normal'Article

Unilever will adopt a clearer mission surrounding inclusive beauty standards across all its beauty and personal care brands' products, packaging and advertising...

10 Mar 2021

Why smart packaging can be a valuable brand differentiator
Why smart packaging can be a valuable brand differentiatorArticle

The new era of smart packaging, and consequently products, will connect, improve and transform industries and shape new consumer expectations...

Robert Lockyer 21 Jan 2021

Tetra Pak reacts to demand for sustainable packaging solutions
Tetra Pak reacts to demand for sustainable packaging solutionsArticle

Tetra Pak Southern Africa continues to adapt its value chain to support the circular economy and meet growing demand for sustainable packaging from retailers and food and beverage producers...

20 Aug 2020

Woolies steps up sustainable packaging efforts during #PlasticFreeJuly
Woolies steps up sustainable packaging efforts during #PlasticFreeJulyArticle

Woolworths has announced two new paper packaging trials and the start of the national rollout of the specially-designed paper bags for fashion, beauty and homeware purchases to 17 stores...

17 Jul 2020

Why social-ready packaging should be a priority in retail
Why social-ready packaging should be a priority in retailArticle

Brand presence via Instagram, Facebook and Twitter is now a necessity rather than a choice, therefore a brand's packaging must matter as much as the product inside...

20 Feb 2020

Danone reveals traceability technology for infant formula
Danone reveals traceability technology for infant formulaArticle

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

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

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

Denny's new compostable punnets are made of sugarcane by-product
Denny's new compostable punnets are made of sugarcane by-productArticle

South African company Denny Mushrooms recently introduced the market to its 100% compostable punnets, which are available at selected Spars around the country...

17 Dec 2019

Best in SA packaging shine at Gold Pack Awards 2019
Best in SA packaging shine at Gold Pack Awards 2019Article

The winners of this year's IPSA Gold Pack Awards, the premier showcase for the South African packaging industry, was announced at Inanda Club in Sandton on 30 October...

Lauren Hartzenberg 21 Nov 2019

Albany launches innovative tamperproof packaging for consumer peace of mind
Albany launches innovative tamperproof packaging for consumer peace of mindArticle

Albany has launched tamperproof packaging to ensure consumers get peace of mind when making their bread purchase...

Issued by Bullion PR & Communication 21 Nov 2019

Exploring potential of graphene in F&B manufacturing
Exploring potential of graphene in F&B manufacturingArticle

Tetra Pak has joined the European Commission Graphene Flagship project as the exclusive representative from the packaging industry to explore possible future applications of graphene...

29 Oct 2019

Pentawards 2019 honours best in global packaging design
Pentawards 2019 honours best in global packaging designArticle

The winners of the annual Pentawards, a prestigious packaging design competition, were recognised at a gala ceremony held on 12 September in London. Microsoft scooped the top Diamond prize...

16 Sep 2019

5 signs you may be ready for a rebrand
5 signs you may be ready for a rebrandArticle

From Absa to the SABC and this week, John Deere SSA's rebranding - we often see the need for and impact of established brands choosing to differentiate themselves...

Issued by GO Content Lab 29 May 2019

Pamsa's Master of Engineering bursary programme open for entry
Pamsa's Master of Engineering bursary programme open for entryArticle

For the ninth year running, the Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa is offering bursaries to eligible Bachelor of Science engineering students who wish to pursue a Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) degree focusing on biotechnology within the pulp, paper, tissue and paper packaging sectors...

12 Apr 2019

Tetra Pak develops connected packaging platform
Tetra Pak develops connected packaging platformArticle

Tetra Pak has launched its connected packaging platform, which will transform milk and juice cartons into interactive information channels, full-scale data carriers and digital tools.

11 Apr 2019

#Propak19: Propak Africa 2019 embraces sustainability
#Propak19: Propak Africa 2019 embraces sustainabilityArticle

This year sustainability was a golden thread throughout Propak Africa 2019, with many exhibitors embracing good environmental practices...

Danette Breitenbach 27 Mar 2019

Sunlight raises recycling awareness through packaging innovation
Sunlight raises recycling awareness through packaging innovationArticle

Over 5 years' worth of development work has culminated in the launch of Sunlight's new 100% recycled and recyclable bottle...

20 Mar 2019

KFC commits to 100% recoverable or reusable plastic packaging by 2025
KFC commits to 100% recoverable or reusable plastic packaging by 2025Article

KFC, one of the world's largest quick service restaurant chains, has publicly committed to ensuring that all plastic-based, consumer-facing packaging across its global system will be recoverable or reusable by 2025...

25 Jan 2019

Tetra Pak ramps up carton packaging customisation with digital printing
Tetra Pak ramps up carton packaging customisation with digital printingArticle

Food processing and packaging company Tetra Pak is to become the first company in the food and beverage carton industry to offer full-colour digital printing on its carton packages...

17 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Technology and other packaging disruptors in 2019
#BizTrends2019: Technology and other packaging disruptors in 2019Article

Packaging design in South Africa in 2019 will be shaped (at an alarming rate) by changes in technology and the way products are viewed and selected...

Gail Macleod 14 Jan 2019

#EntrepreneurMonth: Meet SA's pioneer of biodegradable food packaging
#EntrepreneurMonth: Meet SA's pioneer of biodegradable food packagingArticle

Packaging that lasts as long as it's needed, not longer...

Lauren Hartzenberg 22 Nov 2018

Pentawards Live speakers: Denise Siebert, vice president, design of the Global Kellogg Company, design and visual identity leader at Diageo; Ann Chen and Mauro Porcini, PepsiCo, chief design officer.
Microsoft's Kevin Marshall joins the Pentawards Conference lineupArticle

The Pentawards Live Amsterdam will be hosting international speakers from a selection of the world's most renowned brands and Microsoft's Kevin Marshall is the latest speaker to be announced...

16 Nov 2018

Packaging trends unpacked at GLBA Shanghai conference
Packaging trends unpacked at GLBA Shanghai conferenceArticle

It takes intervals of mere seconds for a package to delight the consumer and shopper. The first two seconds is when a consumer notices the pack and the second is when the decision is made to purchase...

17 Oct 2018

Surging demand for personal care, cosmetics drives emollient market
Surging demand for personal care, cosmetics drives emollient marketArticle

The ongoing 'natural product' trend will be a prominent influencer in the emollient market and is expected to create lucrative avenues during 2018 and 2027...

5 Oct 2018

Winning packaging design from Pentawards 2018
Winning packaging design from Pentawards 2018Article

The winners have been revealed for the 12th annual Pentawards, a prestigious worldwide competition devoted exclusively to packaging design...

12 Sep 2018

MetPac-SA CEO gains first Certified Packaging Professional status in SA
MetPac-SA CEO gains first Certified Packaging Professional status in SAArticle

CEO of MetPac-SA, Kishan Singh, has become the first packaging expert in South Africa to be awarded the designation 'Certified Packaging Professional' (CPP) by the international Institute of Packaging Professionals...

24 Aug 2018

4 golden packaging rules for digital nomads
4 golden packaging rules for digital nomadsArticle

If your business model is still trying to catch up with what millennials want in packaging, you are going to get left behind by a new generation of digital nomads...

1 Aug 2018

Sustainability trends shaping retail in 2018
Sustainability trends shaping retail in 2018Article

Sustainability issues are increasingly shaping trends in the retail sector. In this year's World Economic Forum Global Risks Report, three of the top global risks in terms of likelihood and impact are environmental...

Feroz Koor 23 Apr 2018

Consumer behaviour is shifting - Shouldn't your brand be too?
Consumer behaviour is shifting - Shouldn't your brand be too?Article

The 9th Packaging Conference on consumer insights and packaging trends, hosted by Stratcom Branding, is coming to Johannesburg on 2 March...

Gidgette Osborne, Issued by GO Content Lab 26 Feb 2018

AB InBev to launch Budweiser in SA
AB InBev to launch Budweiser in SAArticle

Anheuser-Busch InBev plans to launch Budweiser in SA, it said in its March quarter results on Thursday morning...

Robert Laing 4 May 2017

#BizTrends2017: Future proofing your brand for 2017
#BizTrends2017: Future proofing your brand for 2017Article

How smart marketers survived 2016 to position themselves for success in 2017, according to Nicole Shapiro, associate director at Added Value…

Nicole Shapiro 9 Jan 2017

David Drew
#BizTrends2017: Instant gratification is not limited to informationArticle

David Drew, chief commercial officer of Boxmore Packaging, writes about how 3D printing is revolutionising the FMCG industry...

David Drew 8 Jan 2017

Easyfairs obtains PentawardNew account

6 Dec 2016

Boxmore wins first place for Ina Paarman Dressing bottle design
Boxmore wins first place for Ina Paarman Dressing bottle designArticle

The International Union of Food Science and Technology's (IUFoST) Global Food Industry Award has recognised Boxmore Packaging's Ina Paarman Dressing bottle design, presenting it with first place for Packaging Innovation...

27 Oct 2016

Nestlé publishes nutrition and health commitments
Nestlé publishes nutrition and health commitmentsArticle

Food has entered a new phase and today's consumer is looking for something more...

1 Jun 2016

Innovations in aluminium packaging changes consumers' drinking habits
Innovations in aluminium packaging changes consumers' drinking habitsArticle

Innovations in the aluminium packaging of beverages in South Africa are changing consumers' drinking habits...

18 Nov 2014

Food eVangelists take the cake
Food eVangelists take the cakeArticle

Recent revelations about the growing power and reach of 'Food eVangelists' - consumers around the world who critique products, share opinions and influence others - illustrate how vital it is that the food industry listens and responds to the voice of these potent agents of change.

Issued by BMi Research 17 Jun 2014

Branded entertainment webisodes from Castle Lite
Branded entertainment webisodes from Castle LiteArticle

Capitalising on a new wave of online marketing using branded entertainment, Castle Lite has introduced unique 'webisodes' that represent an entertaining combination of innovation and experimentation. (video)

25 Sep 2013

Free conference at Hostex
Free conference at HostexArticle

Following the success of the Unilever Food Solutions Hostex Inspirations Conference in 2011, the Hostex 2013 expo will offer a free conference in the enclosed theatre in Hall 2 at the Sandton Convention Centre from 17-20 March 2013. It will consist of half-hour seminars and will run throughout the four-day show.

18 Feb 2013

Banele Rewo
Five SA brands Charles Darwin would have lovedArticle

To add "innovation" in the company's mission and vision statement and not in the mind of the consumer should be a criminal offence. It is indisputable that there is an influx of new brands entering the market probably daily and new ideas are transforming the consumers in just as many days. Although this gives the consumer a universal view of the world, it is this global outlook that gives flat-footed brands a headache and innovative brands an edge. (video)

Banele Rewo 2 Nov 2012

BMi report takes the biscuit
BMi report takes the biscuitArticle

The latest BMi research feedback report indicates that the biscuit market in South Africa has not performed well during recessionary times.

17 Oct 2012

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