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Whitey Basson leaves behind ‘excellent’ team

24/02/2017 - 16:44

The Shoprite icon delivers the last results under his watch, with numbers blowing past expectations and operations thriving in the rest of Africa.  

Whitey Basson’s parting gift to Shoprite shareholders, an outstanding set of interim results, saw the share price surge 5% to a high of R197.40 in early trading on Tuesday. The share eased back later to end the day 3.52% higher at R194.62, more than recovering the ground lost in the wake of the announcement about a possible... 

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Unilever reviewing options for change after Kraft bid fails

24/02/2017 - 15:50

Unilever started a strategic review of its operations and boosted its profitability forecast, taking steps to speed up shareh...

Tiger Brands ‘solid’ but Pioneer sees profit drop

24/02/2017 - 14:49

Drought hits Pioneer’s earnings, while a ‘solid domestic market’ saves Tiger Brands from weak trading conditions across...

Consumers to remain under pressure in 2017/2018 tax year, says Old Mutual

24/02/2017 - 13:52

The 2017 National Budget Speech delivered by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan did little to bring relief to consumers’ pocke...

Dumping of chicken hit group’s performance, says RCL Foods CEO

24/02/2017 - 12:28

The company had to impair R142m of plant and equipment related to the decision to reduce commodity chicken volumes. ...

Turning Artificial Intelligence into business value

24/02/2017 - 11:40

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has captured the attention of C-suite executives across all industries and is poised to transfor...

Pongracz releases new flagship vintage

Since the Desiderius Pongrácz 2008 ranked as the only South African Top 10 contender at the prestigious 2015 Effervescents du Monde competition in France alongside the world’s finest, sparkling wine lovers near and far have had high hopes for the 2009 vintage changeover of Pongrácz’s flagship Méthode Cap Classique. READ MORE

Orange River Cellars expands portfolio with contemporary ran...

Confidence in the growing local wine market and a constant desire to re-invent and innovate has led to the launch of an exciting new lifestyle range of wines from Upington-based Orange River Cellars. READ MORE

Lifesaving treatments for expecting parents

February is Pregnancy Awareness Month and there are important actions and decisions that expecting parents should take into consideration at the beginning of this incredible parenting journey. For instance, have you considered storing your baby’s umbilical cord stem cells? Have you given thought to what babies are dependent on for growth an... READ MORE

Jack & Apple arrives in time for SA Summer

Jack Daniel the man was never prescriptive about how folks should enjoy his whiskey. Whether neat, on the rocks or with a mixer – folks should enjoy it how they like it. Now, there’s a delicious new drink in town from Jack Daniel’s, perfectly convenient for summertime picnics and braais. Jack & Apple, the crisp, new ready-to-drink releas... READ MORE

The Glenlivet unveils its new craft whisky - The Nàdurra P...

Top-selling global single malt The Glenlivet has unveiled the third expression in its celebrated Nàdurra range of top-tier craft whiskies – a tribute to the historic traditions of making single malt whisky through new and innovative cask finishes. The Glenlivet Nàdurra Peated Whisky Cask Finish is the first release in this range to ... READ MORE

Lunch Box treats sorted with Oreo, Barni and BelVita, PLUS ...

Have you ever stared blankly into the kitchen pantry, searching for a delicious treat to add to your packed lunch, only to find dried out biltong or a packet of stale chips? This year, say goodbye to lunch box woes and hello to the tasty convenience of Oreo, Barni and belVita lunch box treat size variants. READ MORE

Woolworths and MySchool shine light on young readers

Every festive season, Woolworths and MySchool embark on a special drive to raise funds in order to make a meaningful life-long impact on children in need. Over December 2016, up until Christmas Day, R420 000 was raised for Shine Literacy simply by customers swiping their MySchool and linked Woolies cards at till points. These funds were over a... READ MORE

Verint named to 2017 CRM watchlist

Verint Systems has been named a “Winner with Distinction” on the 2017 CRM Watchlist, an annual evaluation conducted by Paul Greenberg, managing principal of The 56 Group, and author of CRM at the Speed of Light. The CRM Watchlist recognises the impact companies have on their markets through strength, mindshare and market share, how well th... READ MORE

Technology trends that will shape the contact centre of the ...

2016, a year that garnered endless negative press, brought significant economic and political upheaval, both in South Africa and internationally. And while these challenges put the local market under severe pressure, with many businesses being forced to downsize, the contact centre industry has continued to thrive. According to Jed Hewson and ... READ MORE

Puma signs Illumination's minions as new creative collaborat...

Global Sports Brand PUMA, together with Illumination and Universal Brand Development, announced a multi-season partnership with Gru’s loyal and mischievous Minions from the blockbuster Despicable Me franchise. As PUMA’s latest Creative Collaborators, the Minions join the roster of creatives who give inspiration and lend their unique design... READ MORE

Don't miss out! Join some of South Africa's top leaders in E...

Advance your professional development as you learn, network and share the latest on employer branding global best practice with some of SA’s leaders from top companies. READ MORE

The Sunday Times Generation Next survey enters its teens - c...

Johannesburg, 23 February 2017: The annual Sunday Times Generation Next Youth survey, in association with HDI Youth Marketeers, is now in its thirteenth year and set to experience some exciting changes as it enters adolescence. The changes include the addition of eight new categories to reward consumer brands that have found favour with South... READ MORE

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Pongracz releases new flagship vintage

Since the Desiderius Pongrácz 2008 ranked as the only South African Top 10 contender at the prestigious 2015 Effervescents du Monde competition in France alongside the world’s finest, sparkling wine lovers near and far have had high hopes for the 2009 vintage changeover of Pongrácz’s flagship Méthode Cap Classique. READ MORE

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Woolworths and MySchool shine light on young readers

Every festive season, Woolworths and MySchool embark on a special drive to raise funds in order to make a meaningful life-long impact on children in need. Over December 2016, up until Christmas Day, R420 000 was raised for Shine Literacy simply by customers swiping their MySchool and linked Woolies cards at till points. These funds were over a... 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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