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Boland Pulp manufactures a range of natural food products under our Pure’™ label. Boland Pulp, based in the Western Cape, has been exporting first grade fruit purées worldwide for the last 20 years and has recently added value to its market offering by building a complete pouch factory on its premises in Wellington. Read more
LATEST REPORTS
GDP, Population, and Governance Data alone are not enough to predict brand success in Africa

For brands eager to tap into the growing African markets and the region’s estimated 350 million middle class consumers, relying solely on macro-economic data such as GDP growth, population trends, and regulatory governance data to identify opportunities and predict success can lead to costly missteps, according to a new report from Nielsen (NYSE: NLSN) (http://www.nielsen.com/ssa).

The findings, which are featured in Africa: How to navigate the retail distribution labyrinth show it is the companies that combine retail data from both modern and traditional trade and consumer shopping behavior with broader macro-environment indicators that are better positioned to identify the right markets, products, marketing, and retail execution strategies that lead to sustainable growth and profitability in Africa.

“Conventional knowledge has held that where there is growth in population and GDP, and a stable business environment, a brand can succeed by being launched in the market. Those insights alone don’t provide a complete picture of Africa’s consumer opportunities,” said Allen Burch, Head of Africa for Nielsen. “We found that successful consumer brands in Africa understand three key pieces of retail information: who shops where and for what, which retail outlets are the best for the product to generate sales, and how to build demand amongst retailers and consumers.”

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NEW RELEASES & PRODUCTS
Blue blooded Blistex Classic makes its debut in SA

Blistex Classic Lip Protector, a true blue blooded classic that has stood the test of time for over 40 years as the No. 1 lip balm in the USA and parts of Europe, has finally made its way to South Africa.
Cadbury Dairy Milk presents Marvellous Creations

Runaway international chocolate success story, Cadbury Dairy Milk Marvellous Creations, is now available in South Africa!
Cleaning made easy with the NEW Plush Supreme Floor And All Purpose Cleaner

Get ready to knock dirt and grime out of every room in your home with the new Plush Supreme Floor And All Purpose Cleaner – an easy one-step solution that removes stubborn stains and leaves your home smelling fragrantly fresh.
Three wonderful new cake mixes, nine different recipes, countless compliments

Bakers seeking variety now have many more choices, thanks to the three new cake mixes from the well-known baking brand, Golden Cloud.
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NEWS HEADLINES
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High 5! Youth vote Engen for fifth straight Generation Next win

Engen Petroleum, South Africa’s fuel market leader has once again won the “Coolest Petroleum Brand” in the respected Sunday Times Generation Next awards.
Budget deficit narrows to 4.3% of gross domestic product

The budget deficit for 2014-15 has been reduced to 4.3% of gross domestic product due to higher than expected tax revenue collections and lower government expenditure.


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Patel gives go-ahead for probe of fairness in retail sector

The Competition Commission is taking aim at the retail sector to see if it enjoys sufficient competition after the authorisation by Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel of a market inquiry.
Choppies to list on JSE – Botswana

Botswana grocer Choppies plans to raise R575m in a secondary listing on the JSE, it said on Monday, seeking to boost its profile among investors in Africa’s most liquid stock market.



RECRUITERS & NEW APPOINTMENTS
Nicolene Di Bartolo

Nicolene Di Bartolo develops and delivers strategic recruitment solutions that are innovative, robust and effective. Our executive search and management appointment services are trusted by leading employers, both locally and internationally.
Strategy Recruitment Marketing

Strategy Recruitment Marketing, tailor-made alternative recruitment solutions, the latest recruitment practices and technology, cost-effective impactful results.
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MARKETING & BRAND ACTIVATION
Fairtrade sales increases substantially in key product categories

Fairtrade sales have grown from R287m in 2013, to R294m in 2014, with growth of as much as 190% in key product categories.
MegaVision Media is proud to boast our latest updated Footprint

We have increased our ICC footprint, particularly with the CBW Group and are now on board with Shield Stores.
Woolworths’ Inside Retail programme yields practical outcomes

Woolworths, South Africa’s leading retailer, recently gave lecturers from five Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges and the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) practical insight into the retail industry through the second instalment of its pioneering ‘Inside Retail’ programme.
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MULTIMEDIA
Hennessy 250 years of history

Hennessy is the most established of all luxury cognac houses worldwide. Since its founding in 1765, when Irishman Richard Hennessy was so taken by the region that he set up a trading firm in Cognac, the House of Hennessy has been creating fine cognacs.
Spekko 4x the love

In a “Salute to moms’ unconditional love for their families”, Spekko Rice’s new TV commercial launched ahead of Mother’s Day on national television and on social media. The message is clear: Spekko makes 4 Cups of Love.

LOGISITCS, PACKAGING & SUPPLY CHAINS
Do-It® Slot Hang Tabs – Vertical Display, Maximum Visibility

Do-It® Slot Hang Tabs form part of Pyrotec PackMedia’s range of merchandising solutions.
Industry must work together to revive ECR

It has been a decade since ECR (Efficient Consumer Response) lost traction in South Africa, yet it is critical that retailers, manufacturers and wholesalers revive the vision of ECR: to work together to improve productivity in the Supply Chain and ensure the grocery sector is more responsive to consumer demand.
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RECIPES
In the kitchen with Fleur du Cap Cellarmaster Andrea Freeborough

Weekends for Fleur du Cap Cellarmaster, Andrea Freeborough, means time with her family, especially when the harvest is over and it is time to enjoy the fruits of the new vintage.
Thuli's lovely lamb and 56HUNDRED Cabernet from Nederburg

Well-known foodie Thuli Gogela has taken a humble cut of lamb and turned it into a divinely dazzling dish.
 

CORPORATE SOCIAL INVESTMENT
Goodwood Primary School hosts Pick n Pay CEO at Showcase

With excitement on Richard Brasher’s face, the Pick n Pay CEO spent his Thursday morning at Cape Town’s Goodwood Park Primary School.
Popular ‘Clothing Bank’ initiative launches Durban branch

The Clothing Bank opened its fifth outlet in South Africa, based in Durban, on Friday last week.
 

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UPCOMING EVENTS
The South African Service Awards 2014
8 July 2015
Cape Town
South Africa
Africa's 10th professional hygiene, cleaning, and facility maintenance exhibition
28 – 30 July 2015
Johannesburg
South Africa
Top SA business and franchise expo rebranded
10 – 13 September 2015
Gauteng
South Africa
 
 
ABOUT US
Fastmoving provides online data support and marketing services to FMCG brands and businesses operating in the retail sector. Our inventory management service is a central repository where FMCG brands can store and share hi-res pack shots and essential product information with suppliers for each SKU, on-demand, including barcodes, product endorsements, nutritional values, ingredients and allergens.

To find out more about our services, contact Editorial contact
Tina Baney
National Sales/ Account Manager

011 312 5928
083 251 6874
Email: tina@fastmoving.co.za
Roslyn Humphreys
Editor

021 465 6910
Email: editor@fastmoving.co.za