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New water resistant paper egg trays excite farmers

Poultry farmers participating in the Poultry Show in Abeokuta were excited at the exhibition of water resistance paper egg trays which the manufacturer says is purely made of paper instead of plastic...

13 Nov 2017

Four things this packaging company teaches us about Africa's consumer goods industry

The consumer-facing sector has been pivotal to Africa's growth story, with McKinsey & Company estimating it accounted for almost 50% of GDP expansion between 2010 and 2014. Here are some of the latest FMCG trends...

By Jaco Maritz 24 Oct 2017

Separating myths from facts: Understanding food labels and innovation in food production

We have to produce more food with less. This can only be done through innovation and technology in food production, but for many consumers and retailers, innovation and technology are misunderstood...

19 Oct 2017

#BODCT: Redesigning the world one business at a time, to surprise and delight customers

Big brands shared the role of design in their business at Business of Design, with Adrian Morris, partner and MD at Design Partnership speaking of current the physical reboot trend responding to a changing landscape, while Brian Mtongana, head of design at Woolworths, honed in on the role of packaging in sales...

By Leigh Andrews 16 Oct 2017

Pentawards 2017 - best of global packaging

The world's best product packaging was displayed at the Pentawards 2017 in Barcelona this past week...

27 Sep 2017

Food labelling pact aims to cut food waste

Many of the world's largest retailers and food companies have agreed to better labelling of products by 2020 in a bid to radically cut food waste...

21 Sep 2017

Sweet end of packaging

With the global bakery and confectionery market predicted to reach €436 billion and €203 respectively by 2020, the specialist packaging industry is gearing up...

1 Aug 2017

Austria's Alpla acquires SA's Boxmore Packaging in its biggest buy-out

Austrian plastic packaging company, Alpla, has purchased 100% of South African headquartered Boxmore Packaging, which specialises in PET pre-forms...

11 Jul 2017

Coca-Cola Beverages Africa acquires Kenya's Equator Bottlers

Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA), Africa's largest Coca-Cola bottler has acquired Equator Bottlers, the third largest Coca-Cola bottler in Kenya...

7 Jul 2017

Packaging needs bold, agile, visionary thinking

The packaging for the future requires bold, agile, visionary thinking beyond the aisle. It requires innovative designing for the experience and not just shelf impact...

28 Jun 2017

Amarula launches phase two of conservation campaign

Amarula's efforts to save the African elephant has stepped up another gear by releasing 400,000 bespoke Amarula bottles to communicate that there are now only 400,000 elephants left in the wild...

13 Apr 2017

Tiger Brands to exit controlling stake in Kenyan business

Tiger Brands announced on Tuesday that it intended to spin its controlling stake in its Kenya-based Haco Tiger Brands to a local partner...

22 Feb 2017

Are you making these product packaging blunders?

The packaging of your product is as important as what you are selling. Having attractive and functional packaging can enhance your brand image and even result in higher sales...

By Charles Mburugu 2 Nov 2016

4th Addis Agrofood Exhibition in Ethiopia

The fourth International Addis Agrofood Agriculture, Agricultural Machinery, Food, Food Technologies and Packaging Exhibition is one of the fastest growing agro-food events...

27 Sep 2016

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International

Bottle stores help Spar counter slowing grocery sales growth

Double-digit liquor sales growth outweighed lower grocery sales for Spar in the year to end-September.

By Robert Laing 1 day ago

Strengthening of trade, investment ties at Africa ASEAN Business Expo

A delegation from South Africa's Black Business Council recently held talks in Johannesburg with business leaders from Singapore and Malaysia on potential investment and bilateral trade.

2 days ago

UK regulator clears Tesco's £3.7bn Booker takeover

LONDON, UK - Britain's competition regulator has given the green light to supermarket giant Tesco's 3.7-billion takeover of wholesaler Booker, it said Tuesday.

3 days ago

Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad inspires first hijab-wearing Barbie doll

Toymaker Mattel is celebrating Olympic medalist Ibtihaj Muhammad by creating and selling a Barbie doll in her likeness. Muhammad emerged on the world stage for her swordsmanship and accolades as the first American Olympian to compete while wearing a hijab.

14 Nov 2017

Hisense acquires Toshiba television business

Hisense Electric, the publicly listed subsidiary of Hisense Group, has agreed to purchase 95% of the shares of Toshiba Visual Solutions Corporation (TVS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, for 12.9 billion Japanese Yen (R1,6 billion). Toshiba holds its 5% stock rights.

14 Nov 2017

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