FDA rolls back food rules for fifth time during pandemic

Manufacturers may now substitute ingredients without relabeling, and vending machine operators may ditch calorie informationThe Food and Drug Administration has temporarily loosened labeling and...

Producer inflation slows in March

Producer price inflation slowed sharply in March, sliding to a four-month low, in part due to lower fuel prices.Farm and factory gate prices —...

It’s not all doom and gloom for businesses after lockdown

No one will deny that the COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on our country’s economy, with the already embattled construction industry among the hardest...

“Disruptive” near-infrared technology fights food fraud

Chemometric Brain is a newly launched software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform created to identify food fraud and increase transparency along the global supply chain. The cloud-based...

Packaging solutions in a throwaway society

Even though packaging is necessary, a lot of products have excess packaging where the information that is needed could be applied directly to the...

How a post-COVID-19 revival could stimulate Africa’s free trade area

The African Continental Free Trade Area was launched two years ago at an African Union (AU) summit in Kigali. It was scheduled to be...

FP&A key discipline for a post-lockdown world

At the beginning of March, few decision-makers could have anticipated the significant impact a lockdown would have on operations. Apart from the human tragedy...

How to protect your supply chain from cyber threats

Businesses are under renewed pressure from cyber threats. The supply chain industry is particularly at risk because of all the players involved in moving...

Minimise case and pallet labelling downtime and rework

Launched in May 2020, Markem-Imaje’s 2200 Production Interface, locally available from Pyrotec PackMark, reduces the risk of rework and recalls. It does this by...

Focus on safely reopening the economy: trade and industry director-general

The department of trade and industry was focusing on safely reopening industry and repairing the damage the shutdown did to the economy, director-general Lionel...

Face masks provide a new frontier for retailers during coronavirus crisis

Retailers across the apparel world are turning to the newest essential garment to further their brand recognition and boost sales: the nonmedical face mask.Nordstrom...

How to increase value from global 3PL strategies – Infor guide

The challenge that many supply chain leaders face is that many aspects of visibility and control are lost over inbound supply chains when purchasing...

Coronavirus: Improving resilience in West African food systems

West African governments are responding to Coronavirus (COVID-19) by closing borders, banning foreign travellers, closing schools and implementing curfews to stop the spread of...

Zebra Technologies introduces MotionWorks Warehouse for increased visibility and predictability in...

Zebra Technologies Corporation announced Zebra MotionWorks® Warehouse, a new location solution that modernizes warehouse operations by tracking assets, automating transactions, improving worker productivity and...

Prepare your fleet and stay organised during a global crisis

In times of global crisis, the world relies on the trucking industry to transport essential items across the country. From medical supplies to restocking...

Glass production and local recycling take strain due to alcohol ban

Across the country, thousands of small businesses and glass recycling collectors are on their knees, as the ban on alcohol sales has impacted those...

World trade to fall sharply as Covid-19 continues to wreak havoc

The volume of world merchandise trade will fall sharply in the first half of 2020 as the Covid-19 pandemic disrupts the global economy, according...

Rhodes’ R44m loss due to drop in exports

The international segment of Rhodes Food Group (RFG) reported a loss of R44 million in the six months to end March due to Covid-19...