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How plastics made from plants could be the answer to the world's waste problem

Plastics are incredibly useful materials with extremely diverse properties, allowing a multitude of different applications that benefit our lives...

By James William Comerford 26 Feb 2018

Green business is good business: A sustainable approach to growing flowers in Kenya

Oserian Development Corporation has come up with a raft of measures aimed at maintaining production over a long period of time without compromising on natural systems or its responsibility to workers, suppliers and the local communities...

14 Feb 2018

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

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Classism in South Africa: What's happening in our shops?

Arguably one of the most feel-good movie shop scenes has to be in Pretty Woman when Julia Roberts' character returns to the shop where she was previously refused service and utters those famous words "You refused to serve me yesterday. You work on commission, right? Big mistake. Big. Huge! I have to go shopping now!" Don't we all wish we could have a moment like this when we are unfairly judged?

By Devan Moonsamy 3 days ago

British designer Kim Jones takes over at Dior Homme

PARIS, France - British designer Kim Jones said on Monday that he was taking the reins at Dior Homme two months after quitting Louis Vuitton.

3 days ago

Zara and H&M shore up defences as internet threatens

CORUNNA, Spain - Logistics investments, new technology ... Faced with fierce online competition from the likes of Amazon, affordable fashion giants Zara and H&M are shoring up their defences, trying to use their stores to boost internet sales.

19 Mar 2018

Nike cites 'conduct' violations, top executive out

NEW YORK, USA - Sportsgear maker Nike on Thursday announced the surprise departure of top executive Trevor Edwards, who was considered a potential successor to the firm's CEO.

19 Mar 2018

Toys 'R' Us packs up its playroom in the US

Toys 'R' Us Inc. is going out of business, shutting all of its 735 toy stores and Babies 'R' Us stores in the US after a failed turnaround. Approximately 33,000 jobs are expected to be affected by the liquidation.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 16 Mar 2018

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