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Retail sales grow more than expected in June

18/08/2017 - 14:56

June’s retail sales grew 2.9% from the same month in 2016, taking its growth for the second quarter to 2.2%, Statistics SA reported on Wednesday. 

South African consumers are spending more than economists thought, with a consensus from a poll done by Trading Economics expecting the June figure to be about 2.2%. The... 

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Topshop eyes Chinese expansion

18/08/2017 - 14:02

British fashion retailer Topshop has unveiled plans to expand into the Chinese mainland with the opening of five new stores i...

Spree wins CXA Digital Innovator Award for first image search shopping feature in Africa

18/08/2017 - 10:18

The judges for the 2017 Customer Experience Awards (CXA) recently announced that online fashion retailer, Spree has won the D...

Wholesale trade sales pick up in second quarter

18/08/2017 - 09:57

Wholesale trade sales increased by 1.1% in the second quarter of 2017 compared with the same period a year ago, Statistics SA...

Truworths feels consumer pressure

18/08/2017 - 08:51

Truworths’ share price jumped almost 5% by the close of the JSE on Thursday despite the retailer reporting a contraction in...

Forecourt convenience retail sector in SA grows despite tough trading conditions

17/08/2017 - 13:59

As the outlook for the local mainstream retail sector continues to deteriorate, expansion in the forecourt convenience retail...

Red Bull launches limited edition Culture Clash cans

Red Bull Culture Clash fans have a new way to get behind their favourite crew with the launch of four limited edition Red Bull Culture Clash cans, each featuring one of the headline artists namely; AKA, DJ Tira, Patoranking and Admiral & Jahseed. READ MORE

Deep Heat’s new Odourless Single Patch offers soothing rel...

Mentholatum has improved the formulation of Deep Heat’s Odourless Single Patch to offer longer lasting, safe and odourless warming therapy for up to 12 hours, ensuring soothing relief from minor muscular aches, pains and stiffness of muscles and joints. READ MORE

Blue Diamond Growers launches new flavoured snack nuts

Blue Diamond Growers, who have over 100 years’ experience in growing and harvesting the world’s finest almonds, is proud to introduce Blue Diamond Almonds to South Africa. READ MORE

Fair Cape Dairies launches new Justice League milkshake

Superhero fans have to wait until November to see the new Justice League movie, but the Fair Cape Dairies’ Justice League milkshake is available right now. READ MORE

Mrs Ball’s sizzles with three tantalising new flavours

Everyone remembers the delicious taste of Mrs Ball’s chutney. For over 100 years this tasty condiment and ingredient has been on South African tables. Over the past two years, Mrs Ball’s has stirred things up by launching three new delicious offerings, the versatile Sweet Chilli Sauce, the spicy Jalapeño Chutney and the mouth-watering Cha... READ MORE

A.J. North introduces new arrival - Happy Event Fragrance Fr...

As a trusted antenatal skin product, Happy Event has been helping moms-to-be prevent stretchmarks for over 50 years. Over this time, we’ve come to understand that different moms have different needs, which is why we’ve added a Fragrance Free variant to our range. READ MORE

Shoprite declares 25 August Student Day

Shoprite is lending a helping hand to students to ensure that their money goes a little further by declaring 25 August Student Day. READ MORE

Creamy Pea Soup

Clover shares their CREAMY PEA SOUP recipe from the Clover Economical Family Fare cook book to help warm up your day. READ MORE

South Africans Go Green

Once a niche drink for the health obsessed, Green tea has moved into the mainstream with many regular South Africans “Going Green”, as awareness around the health benefits of Green tea grows. It’s no surprise then that Green tea is growing faster than any other type of tea in South Africa, with volume growth of 19% and value growth of 38... READ MORE

Bain's wins gold at World Whisky Masters

The 2017 World Whisky Masters held by the Spirits Business Magazine in the UK proved that beyond the traditional whisky producing countries, an exciting range of styles and expressions awaits. READ MORE

Woolworths and MySchool launch annual Teachers Day competiti...

Not all superheroes wear capes. There are some, in their everyday clothes, changing young South Africans’ lives for the better as they work tirelessly in our communities and classrooms across the country. READ MORE

MultiChoice wins big at first CXA Awards

The first-ever inaugural CXA Awards hosted by Kinetic took place on the 15th August at the Century City Conference Centre in Cape Town. Hosted by SA Comic’s Award Winner, Schalk Bezuidenhout and actress, Leeanda Reddy the prestigious gala dinner was full of fun, bringing together the top innovators in the customer experience industry. READ MORE

Red Bull launches limited edition Culture Clash cansDeep Heat’s new Odourless Single Patch offers soothing relief for longer Blue Diamond Growers launches new flavoured snack nutsFair Cape Dairies launches new Justice League milkshake Mrs Ball’s sizzles with three tantalising new flavoursA.J. North introduces new arrival - Happy Event Fragrance Free

Red Bull launches limited edition Culture Clash cans

Red Bull Culture Clash fans have a new way to get behind their favourite crew with the launch of four limited edition Red Bull Culture Clash cans, each featuring one of the headline artists namely; AKA, DJ Tira, Patoranking and Admiral & Jahseed. READ MORE

Shoprite declares 25 August Student DayCreamy Pea SoupSouth Africans Go GreenBain's wins gold at World Whisky Masters Woolworths and MySchool launch annual Teachers Day competitionMultiChoice wins big at first CXA Awards

Shoprite declares 25 August Student Day

Shoprite is lending a helping hand to students to ensure that their money goes a little further by declaring 25 August Student Day. READ MORE

BLOGS

FMCG companies need to re-examine channel roles and structures

Guest blog by Sane Mdlalose, associate consultant at Aperio, a business consulting company focused on accelerating growth of FMCG brands in South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa. - READ MORE

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