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McCain says thanks to a wonderful mom

McCain says thanks to a wonderful mom

27/06/2017 - 11:59
McCain South Africa has been focused on helping children say thank you to moms for all the little things they do for us that mean everything. Moms are the unsung heroes of our everyday lives, they always know exactly what to do or say to make us feel better and do so many little things for us. For Zama, a grade 8 learner at Forte Secondary School in Soweto, it is the little things like the special morning notes her mom writes for her or the secret packet of cheese Doritos that her mom surprises her with that means everything to her.  read more
Winner of the international VIP OREO Dunking Experience announced

Winner of the international VIP OREO Dunking Experience announced

27/06/2017 - 11:30
OREO has announced the winner of the South African leg of its global OREO Dunk Challenge. The goal of the OREO Dunk Challenge was to inspire fans around the world to dunk OREO biscuits in milk, to re-connect with their inner child. read more
The power of experiential to influence purchase decisions

The power of experiential to influence purchase decisions

27/06/2017 - 09:52
Traditional advertising bombards consumers with interruptive messaging and it’s the brand that shouts loudest that wins. But this potentially outmoded approach to communication with consumers doesn’t build connection or loyalty.  read more
Understanding digital transformation in a manufacturing context

Understanding digital transformation in a manufacturing context

27/06/2017 - 08:44
A range of advanced digital technologies are re-shaping the manufacturing environment, shifting the way that businesses in the sector operate. These innovations are predicted to bring about the next industrial revolution.  read more
Polyflor SA wins Innovation in Recycling award

Polyflor SA wins Innovation in Recycling award

26/06/2017 - 10:57
Polyflor SA was honoured for their contribution to increasing the recycling of PVC in South Africa by being awarded the “Innovation in Recycling” award at the Southern African Vinyls Association’s (SAVA) Vinyls SA 2017 conference held in Johannesburg recently.  read more
Winners of the 2017 Sunday Times Literary Awards announced

Winners of the 2017 Sunday Times Literary Awards announced

26/06/2017 - 09:08
The 2017 winners of the Sunday Times Literary Awards, in association with Porcupine Ridge, were announced last night at The Empire venue at Tiso Blackstar Group’s (formerly Times Media) new purpose-built offices in Parktown, Johannesburg.  read more
Struggling retail behind the curve on customer experience strategy

Struggling retail behind the curve on customer experience strategy

23/06/2017 - 11:39
South Africa’s struggling retailers are significantly lagging behind other sectors and their international counterparts when it comes to appointing empowered customer experience leaders to companies’ top teams. read more
SACSC appoints Michael Horne as new president

SACSC appoints Michael Horne as new president

22/06/2017 - 14:02
Group CEO of Broll Property Group, Malcolm Horne has been appointment President of the South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) at a recent Annual General Meeting. read more
Shoprite, Age-in-Action to bring joy to thousands of children across SA with Pretty Things for Little Things campaign

Shoprite, Age-in-Action to bring joy to thousands of children across SA with Pretty Things for Little Things campaign

22/06/2017 - 13:09
Entries for the annual Pretty Things for Little Things campaign, sponsored by Shoprite in conjunction with Age-in-Action, are open. Customers, especially senior citizens, are encouraged to put their creative talents to work and make much needed toys and clothes for children in disadvantaged communities.  read more
Retail security in the digital age

Retail security in the digital age

20/06/2017 - 16:20
The retail sector is transforming at a significant pace and there is a high adoptability to digital if consumer digital uptake is any indication. As per IDC’s FutureScape: Worldwide Retail 2017 Predictions report issued in November last year, by 2019 digital transformation investments will triple, drawing funds away from store capital and profoundly changing the retail industry. There is high-value capture for the retailer and high-value creation for the consumer but like all high valuables, this too needs to be protected. read more
McCain celebrates environmental achievement

McCain celebrates environmental achievement

20/06/2017 - 16:11
McCain recently achieved the Global ISO 14001:2015 certification. This global certification is given to companies that manage to follow the voluntary standards, as set by ISO 14001:2015, that manage environmental responsibilities in a systematic manner.  read more
Pioneer Foods driving youth development towards job security

Pioneer Foods driving youth development towards job security

20/06/2017 - 16:02
As we've commemorated Youth Day in honour of the Sowetan schoolchildren who sacrificed their lives fighting for better education in 1976, it’s worth looking at today’s youth who are using education and job skill development to fight against unemployment and poverty. read more
5 Retail customer service tips to grow sales

5 Retail customer service tips to grow sales

20/06/2017 - 15:06
When sales disappoint despite concerted promotions and marketing, an opportunity may lie with your retail staff, and training them in building rapport, ensuring they present the right attitude and getting help when needed it can make all the difference. read more
What it takes to lead in e-commerce

What it takes to lead in e-commerce

20/06/2017 - 13:44
For organisations operating in the digital era - in which consumers are always connected, on the go, and looking for quicker and easier ways to get things done - standing out as a leader and innovator is harder than ever.  read more
Tetra Pak Jurong Pte Ltd awarded 10th Anniversary Special Achievement Award by National Environment Agency

Tetra Pak Jurong Pte Ltd awarded 10th Anniversary Special Achievement Award by National Environment Agency

20/06/2017 - 13:33
Tetra Pak Jurong Pte Ltd received the 10th Anniversary Special Achievement Award from Singapore’s National Environment Agency (NEA) acknowledging the most outstanding performance by individual signatories of the ¹Singapore Packaging Agreement (SPA).  read more
 Checkers ramps up the fun with Little Shop 2 app

Checkers ramps up the fun with Little Shop 2 app

20/06/2017 - 13:16
Checkers has ramped up the fun with the second instalment of its wildly popular collection of Little Shop mini products thanks to a specially developed augmented reality app which enables users to unlock funny filters for each of the 30 participating brands. read more
Jack Daniel’s does TV ‘His Way’

Jack Daniel’s does TV ‘His Way’

20/06/2017 - 11:59
Stories and storytelling are an integral part of Jack Daniel’s heritage, and the brand has been incorporating stories into its advertising since the 1950s.  read more
The business benefits of booklet labels

The business benefits of booklet labels

20/06/2017 - 11:30
Many businesses in South Africa are not making optimal use of their packaging and labelling space. Not only is your product labelling a valuable brand platform that comes into direct contact with customers in the retail environment, but it is also a space – in certain industries – that needs to accommodate a large amount of mandatory text such as dosage instructions and contra-indications.  read more
The Shoprite Group celebrates youth through education and job opportunities

The Shoprite Group celebrates youth through education and job opportunities

20/06/2017 - 09:49
As the largest private sector employer in South Africa, the Shoprite Group believes that developing people’s skills drives not only its business but the economy at large.  read more
 SA Plastics continues efforts to reduce plastic pollution at sea with Operation Clean Sweep

SA Plastics continues efforts to reduce plastic pollution at sea with Operation Clean Sweep

20/06/2017 - 09:31
The South African plastics industry recently launched Operation Clean Sweep on World Oceans Day (8 June 2017) at the uShaka Marine World, Durban.  read more
 TimesLIVE website unveils a fresh new look

TimesLIVE website unveils a fresh new look

15/06/2017 - 13:20
The TimesLIVE website, South Africa’s second-largest online news destination, with nearly 4-million readers a month, has introduced a sleek new design and performance enhancements that bring it in line with modern digital trends. read more
Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa (CCBSA) helps turn the tide against youth unemployment

Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa (CCBSA) helps turn the tide against youth unemployment

15/06/2017 - 12:22
Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa (CCBSA) is helping to turn the tide against youth unemployment by giving young people between the ages of 24 and 35 living in townships the opportunity, skills and funding to set up and run their own successful container shops.  read more
Cross-Merchandising

Cross-Merchandising

15/06/2017 - 11:58
Cross-merchandising is the retail practice of marketing or displaying complementary products together, with the aim of generating additional revenue.  read more
Breathing new life into the Windhoek CBD

Breathing new life into the Windhoek CBD

14/06/2017 - 15:03
Upmarket development in Windhoek’s central business district (CBD) is on the rise and has boosted the revival of this inner-city area, while plans to transform the city into a trendy leisure destination after dark have seen an increase in the numbers of cafes, festivals and night markets to appeal to professionals who work within the CBD to spend more time in the city after work hours. There’s also a growing trend of CBD living. read more
Mageu No.1 Fridge Branding

Mageu No.1 Fridge Branding

14/06/2017 - 09:08
MegaVision Media is thrilled, once again, with the outstanding work done by our team. Mageu No.1, a renowned and well-loved South African brand, added an invigorating splash of colour at Big Save Waltloo with new and improved fridge branding.  read more
DHL brings Internet of Things to Logistics

DHL brings Internet of Things to Logistics

13/06/2017 - 15:46
DHL Supply Chain, the contract logistics specialist within the Deutsche Post DHL Group, forges ahead on its path of digitalisation by implementing Internet of Things technology into warehousing to optimise operational efficiency, and lay the foundations for safer work practices. Together with Cisco and start-up Conduce, DHL is testing the technology at three pilot sites in Germany, the Netherlands and Poland. read more
Bunnahabhain single malt whisky, a statement gift for Father's Day

Bunnahabhain single malt whisky, a statement gift for Father's Day

13/06/2017 - 15:35
Hand-crafted Bunnahabhain single malt whisky is an eloquent way to honour your father on June 18. read more
Food Lover’s Market and FreshStop launch Goodness Gang nationally

Food Lover’s Market and FreshStop launch Goodness Gang nationally

13/06/2017 - 14:22
Food Lover’s Market, South Africa’s leading fresh produce retailer, and FreshStop, this week launched the Goodness Gang in South Africa and Namibia, after a successful campaign in the Western Cape last year.  read more
Technology in Retail

Technology in Retail

13/06/2017 - 11:06
Technology is revolutionising the way we do things. From eating, to paying for items and transportation, your smart mobile device for starters, has become more valuable than your wallet. Technologies of the imagination will soon become innovations of today-it is only a matter of time.  read more
Boost your immune system with Vital this winter

Boost your immune system with Vital this winter

13/06/2017 - 10:35
Vital Immune Support Tablets are expertly formulated with immune-supporting vitamins and minerals to help improve immune function.  read more
Heineken® commits 20% of its annual media budget spend to promoting responsible consumption through its Enjoy Heineken Responsibly campaign

Heineken® commits 20% of its annual media budget spend to promoting responsible consumption through its Enjoy Heineken Responsibly campaign

13/06/2017 - 10:12
Heineken® has officially launched its responsible consumption campaign, Enjoy Heineken Responsibly (EHR), in an effort to make moderate consumption of alcohol more aspirational. In doing this while using its flagship brand Heineken®, HEINEKEN South Africa hopes to galvanise consumers towards responsible behaviour change when it comes to drinking and driving by committing at least 20% of Heineken®’s annual media budget spend to the campaign. EHR will be rolled out across multiple traditional and non-traditional platforms including television, print and digital platforms throughout 2017. read more
Single-varietal Shiraz pioneer takes the lead in Shiraz-based blends

Single-varietal Shiraz pioneer takes the lead in Shiraz-based blends

12/06/2017 - 09:45
Bellingham Wines, pioneer of single-varietal Shiraz in South Africa, has been recognised as one of the country’s top three producers of Shiraz-based red blends at the 2017 Shiraz SA Challenge. Bellingham claimed this podium position for its Bellingham The Bernard Series Small Barrel SMV 2014 – a blend of 87% Shiraz, 10% Mourvédre and 3% Viognier that was matured in small French oak casks, for 14 months. read more
McCain SA donates R50 000 to help clothe children in Delmas over winter

McCain SA donates R50 000 to help clothe children in Delmas over winter

12/06/2017 - 09:38
McCain South Africa has recently partnered with the Ebuhleni Foundation in Delmas, by donating R50 000 in support of the Helping Hand initiative. This initiative aims to provide winter school uniforms for children in the area who would otherwise miss days of school because they do not have warm clothes. read more
A more practical approach to technology in the retail sector

A more practical approach to technology in the retail sector

12/06/2017 - 09:25
Where are the real opportunities for retailers to digitise and transform customer experiences? read more
Muskadel SA Awards 2017 – Third win for Orange River Cellars

Muskadel SA Awards 2017 – Third win for Orange River Cellars

12/06/2017 - 09:16
The 15th annual Muskadel SA Awards function, sponsored by Enartis SA, was held at Noop, Paarl on 25 May. Amongst 23 entries, five more than in 2016, Orange River Cellars from the Northern Cape was triumphant for the third consecutive year winning two platinum awards. read more
The Times Media group announces name change to Tiso Blackstar Group

The Times Media group announces name change to Tiso Blackstar Group

12/06/2017 - 09:06
The Times Media group – one of South Africa’s leading media, entertainment and marketing solutions companies - has announced its name change to become the Tiso Blackstar Group.  read more
Code with confidence

Code with confidence

12/06/2017 - 08:44
Markem-Imaje, a global leader in marking and printing solutions, has introduced Code with CONFIDENCE℠, a simple, tailored, comprehensive range of services solutions for customers worldwide. This new approach to services helps customers to increase reliability, efficiency, and profitability by ensuring production output, maximising life cycle performance, and providing cost predictability.  read more
First 50 Qhubeka bicycles assembled at Nederburg to benefit local community

First 50 Qhubeka bicycles assembled at Nederburg to benefit local community

12/06/2017 - 08:26
Three neighbourhood watch organisations overseeing safety in the Paarl East area were given the first 50 bicycles built at Nederburg in Paarl, the home of the Qhubeka bicycle in the Western Cape. Nederburg is home to one of two Qhubeka bicycle assembly plants, where bicycles are built. These bicycles are intended for distribution to vulnerable South Africans via various Qhubeka-affiliated community programmes. read more
Getting the message across

Getting the message across

09/06/2017 - 09:09
Increased legislation and consumer demand for product information presents many packaging problems for the information-driven pharmaceutical and agrochemical sectors. However, Pyrotec PackMedia’s informational Fix-a-Form® booklet label increases the space, many times over, usually available for mandatory text such as dosage instructions, contra-indications and product descriptions, often in multiple languages. read more
New Cape Wine Master heads Grande Provence sales & marketing team

New Cape Wine Master heads Grande Provence sales & marketing team

09/06/2017 - 08:43
Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate has appointed Cape Wine Master and retail wine specialist, Ivan Oertle, as sales and marketing manager.  read more
The Shoprite Group’s ongoing relief efforts during Cape Storm & Knysna Fires

The Shoprite Group’s ongoing relief efforts during Cape Storm & Knysna Fires

08/06/2017 - 14:13
Following the severe storm which hit the Western Cape this week as well as the raging fires in and around Knysna, the Shoprite Group has donated hundreds of thousands of Rands in goods and kind, and continues to work with the relevant disaster management authorities to assist the thousands of people who have been affected.  read more
Digital retail a double-edged sword

Digital retail a double-edged sword

07/06/2017 - 11:30
South African retailers have long lagged their counterparts in the U.S. and Europe in terms of embracing new digital channels to improve business operations and marketing. However, they are now moving to catch up amid an increasingly competitive environment and demands from tech-savvy consumers. read more
PUMA SELECT to join PUMA Store in Braamfontein

PUMA SELECT to join PUMA Store in Braamfontein

06/06/2017 - 16:53
PUMA SELECT Jozi is moving into the PUMA store on the Corner of De Korte and Melle streets in Braamfontein, Johannesburg where it will open for trade on 7 July 2017 as a platform for PUMA to showcase collaborative works and offer premium, limited edition collection pieces to sneakerheads and streetwear fans of Brand. read more
Private & public sector leaders prepare for energetic debate on fixing SA's economy and education crises

Private & public sector leaders prepare for energetic debate on fixing SA's economy and education crises

06/06/2017 - 15:28
The Sunday Times Top 100 Companies proudly presents The Directors Event 2017 brought to you by MMI Holdings, in association with the Institute of Directors (IOD), USB Executive Development (USB-ED), Hogan Lovells, Johnnie Walker and Aluwani Capital Partners.  read more
Breaking down barriers to online shopping

Breaking down barriers to online shopping

06/06/2017 - 11:34
In an effort to further democratise the online shopping landscape in South Africa, TFG (The Foschini Group) has introduced Collect In Store, a delivery method which gives their online shoppers the option to pick up their parcel at their most convenient TFG store within an 8-day collection period.  read more
Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate-loving Martians have invaded earth!

Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate-loving Martians have invaded earth!

06/06/2017 - 10:46
Earlier this year, Cadbury Dairy Milk launched their interstellar TV Commercial, showcasing a lovable group of Martians who discover a stash of chocolate, which gets them dancing with irrepressible Joy! They loved the Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate so much that they have now landed on earth in search for more! read more
Indaba Education Fund offers bursaries for Montessori teacher training in the South African winelands

Indaba Education Fund offers bursaries for Montessori teacher training in the South African winelands

06/06/2017 - 10:38
The Indaba Education Fund (IEF) is offering bursaries to students requiring financial support to complete South Africa’s first ever Association Montessori Internationale Assistants to Infancy 0-3 Years Diploma. The 18 week course runs across 3 modules starting on 7 August 2017 and ending on 20 July 2018. The course will be hosted at the Indaba Montessori Institute based at the Sustainability Institute outside Stellenbosch. read more
The benefits of marking and coding

The benefits of marking and coding

06/06/2017 - 10:11
For those who are new to packaging or supply chain management – marking and coding is the method of printing essential product and traceability information on packaging, labels and other manufactured materials. Everyday examples include barcodes, serialisation codes, and expiry or ‘best by’ dates.  read more
Innovative peer-to-peer space sharing service launches

Innovative peer-to-peer space sharing service launches

05/06/2017 - 14:58
‘Wahi’, a South African startup that connects the owners of space to the people who need space, has gone live. Wahi is a safe and convenient peer-to-peer marketplace where hosts offer space and renters find space – both commercial and residential.  read more
Two Nederburg wines rated 94+ at Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show

Two Nederburg wines rated 94+ at Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show

05/06/2017 - 12:01
Nederburg’s strength in the making of noble late harvest wines that offer remarkable maturation and collectability potential, has been affirmed at the 2017 Old Mutual Trophy Show.  read more
Opinion Piece: Is bad data wasting your money?

Opinion Piece: Is bad data wasting your money?

05/06/2017 - 11:42
Procurement departments are typically faced with the task of negotiating the most cost effective contracts from suppliers, including bulk discounts that can often result in significant savings. Obtaining these bulk discounts requires that contracts be carefully managed. However, contract management itself can prove to be a challenging undertaking, since it is not simply a function of procurement but also supplier management. This makes data quality across these different departments essential for effective management of any and all contracts. Utilising clean, quality data in an intelligent procurement analytics solution, organisations can optimise contract management, enhancing operations and customer service as well as improving both budgets and bottom line profits. read more
Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show | 2017 trophy winners and results

Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show | 2017 trophy winners and results

02/06/2017 - 15:17
A spread of results, celebrating the achievements of producers from Constantia to the Northern Cape, and from cellars dating back several centuries to producers making their first wines in the last ten years, are a feature of the 2017 OMTWS laureates. These results reflect the vast changes which have taken place in the Cape wine industry over the past few decades, while at the same time reinforcing the claims of the major players who have moved to front of stage over this period.  read more
‘Reinventing Retail’ : a journey into the Cloud

‘Reinventing Retail’ : a journey into the Cloud

02/06/2017 - 10:03
Once the darling of the US retail industry, Sears has become a poster-child of what happens when poor strategy meets brutal levels of digital disruption. The 131-year old retailer has lost a total of $7 billion in the last four years, and since 2010 its store footprint has dwindled from over 3500, to just 1500*. read more
 Heidelberg Mall undergoes exciting changes for fantastic new retail

Heidelberg Mall undergoes exciting changes for fantastic new retail

02/06/2017 - 09:36
Heidelberg Mall is setting the stage for a bigger, better and more convenient shopping as it undergoes exciting changes to welcome even more fantastic retail options at the centre.  read more
How to grow and differentiate your business with promotional products

How to grow and differentiate your business with promotional products

01/06/2017 - 16:08
Goscor and Imperial Retail Logistics continue partnership at Cape Town Int.

Goscor and Imperial Retail Logistics continue partnership at Cape Town Int.

01/06/2017 - 13:06
Airports are busy places. People moving here and there checking in, pulling luggage from one side to the next, buying books, hailing taxis, going through security checks … and the rest. Yet this is nothing compared to the movement of cargo that happens mainly behind the scenes.  read more
SWARM supports Starbucks Rewards launch in South Africa

SWARM supports Starbucks Rewards launch in South Africa

01/06/2017 - 12:47
Cape Town-based SWARM Loyalty, a specialist developer of mobile loyalty and customer marketing applications, has helped Starbucks South Africa deliver its much-anticipated loyalty programme, Starbucks Rewards. SWARM Loyalty is a company within Dynamic Technologies. read more
Mobile commerce leading ecommerce growth

Mobile commerce leading ecommerce growth

01/06/2017 - 10:45
Mobile shopping continues to rise in popularity among South African consumers, according to a survey conducted by online fashion retailer Spree. The survey revealed a 167% increase in the number of people preferring to shop via their mobile phone over other devices since the survey was last run in 2015. The scales have most certainly tipped in favour of mobile, with almost half of the respondents (48%) preferring to shop mobile over desktop compared to only 18% in 2015. 39% of respondents still do prefer the big screen of desktops and laptops (63% in 2015) and tablet has remained similar at 13% in 2017 (19% in 2015).  read more
Nederburg Chenin rated best in SA by Decanter

Nederburg Chenin rated best in SA by Decanter

31/05/2017 - 10:25
The 2016 vintage of Nederburg’s Heritage Heroes he Anchorman Chenin Blanc has won a platinum medal at the 2017 Decanter World Wine Awards in London, for the best South African Chenin blanc priced at over £15.  read more
Responsiveness - How it builds Employer Branding

Responsiveness - How it builds Employer Branding

30/05/2017 - 16:26
"The speed at which a company's HR function efficiently reacts to the changing needs of its actual and potential employees." - CELESTE SIRIN  read more
Shoprite to match donations made by SA public with its #YellowPacketChallenge

Shoprite to match donations made by SA public with its #YellowPacketChallenge

30/05/2017 - 15:29
Shoprite is encouraging South Africans who have a little extra to share this winter to pay it forward by donating grocery bags filled with non-perishable goods to individuals and organisations in need. read more
Constantia Glen TWO 2016 strikes gold at International Wine Challenge

Constantia Glen TWO 2016 strikes gold at International Wine Challenge

30/05/2017 - 12:57
The Constantia Glen flagship white blend has yet again stepped into the limelight with the 2016 vintage bringing home a gold medal from the 2017 International Wine Challenge (IWC) in London. read more
 Introducing the first-ever Customer Experience Africa Awards

Introducing the first-ever Customer Experience Africa Awards

30/05/2017 - 10:55
Have you recently had a great experience when shopping online or in-store? Have you had a painless interaction when making a complaint? Are you proud to be associated with a particular brand? Nominate your favourite brand for a CXA Award now! read more
First Cape Winemakers Guild Viticulture Protégé kick starts his career

First Cape Winemakers Guild Viticulture Protégé kick starts his career

29/05/2017 - 15:44
The first graduate to complete the Cape Winemakers Guild Viticulture Protégé Programme has made his debut in the wine industry with a full-time position as viticulturist at Bartinney Wine Estate in Stellenbosch. read more
Pioneer Foods launches their biggest, cross-category campaign ever - THANKS SA

Pioneer Foods launches their biggest, cross-category campaign ever - THANKS SA

29/05/2017 - 15:07
Pioneer Foods is proud to announce Thanks SA!; the biggest value-add campaign in the history of the company, and a way to show the group’s appreciation for the support from millions of South Africans who choose to stock up on their household favourites from Pioneer’s portfolio of power-brands. read more
Experience the power of connectivity with MakeMeMobile at SAPICS 2017

Experience the power of connectivity with MakeMeMobile at SAPICS 2017

29/05/2017 - 14:52
At this year’s SAPICS 2017 Conference and Exhibition in Cape Town, MakeMeMobile partners with world leaders Honeywell to showcase the power of connectivity using mobile solutions and technologies, as well as cloud-based platforms that allow you to run an agile business with a smart orchestration of all related processes. read more
Stay human, team up and beat the bots

Stay human, team up and beat the bots

29/05/2017 - 12:21
For years, team-building and team leadership skills have been high on the wish-list of companies searching for executive talent, but the focus has always been on internal collaboration. Not any more. read more
Times Media announces key management appointments in Sales & Marketing

Times Media announces key management appointments in Sales & Marketing

29/05/2017 - 12:11
Times Media is pleased to announce two key appointments to its management team. Reardon Sanderson has been appointed as Times Media’s General Manager: Group Sales & Marketing, with Eben Gewers joining as his deputy.  read more
Introducing the Chameleon Shopping Centre

Introducing the Chameleon Shopping Centre

29/05/2017 - 12:06
According to new research on the top South African property funds released by Clur Research International, successful shopping centres can be characterised as ‘chameleon'.  read more
Cape Brewing Company takes to the catwalk at Soweto Fashion Week

Cape Brewing Company takes to the catwalk at Soweto Fashion Week

29/05/2017 - 11:50
Leading Paarl based craft beer producer, Cape Brewing Company (CBC) is the official craft brew sponsor of this year's Soweto Fashion Week (SFW), which is currently under way at the Soweto Theatre in Soweto, Gauteng, until 28 May.  read more
Stratitude partners with Yotti’s for a brand redesign

Stratitude partners with Yotti’s for a brand redesign

29/05/2017 - 10:55
– Integrated agency Stratitude has been appointed to redesign the Yotti’s Turkish Delight brand across their full range of products. Yotti’s is a proudly South African company that has been in the confectionery industry for 15 years.  read more
Fix-a-Form® case study: Spanish seafood producer uses Booklet Labels to inspire purchase

Fix-a-Form® case study: Spanish seafood producer uses Booklet Labels to inspire purchase

29/05/2017 - 10:04
When Spanish seafood producer Salazones Fersa S.L wanted to enhance awareness and boost sales of their fish products, the marketing team chose to run an on-pack promotion. The appeal of this approach is that the marketing message is directly linked to the brand; and it also makes an impact at the point of purchase – grabbing customers’ attention while they are fully engaged in the shopping process.  read more
South Africa’s top Craft Beers announced at the Craft Brewers Powwow Awards

South Africa’s top Craft Beers announced at the Craft Brewers Powwow Awards

26/05/2017 - 16:07
8 top South African craft breweries received silver and gold awards at the second annual Craft Brewers Powwow this weekend. The awards ceremony took place during the three-day conference’s Gala dinner which was hosted and prepared by celebrity chef Reuben Riffel.  read more
TFG acquires Australian menswear retailer Retail Apparel Group

TFG acquires Australian menswear retailer Retail Apparel Group

25/05/2017 - 14:51
TFG has acquired 100% of the issued share capital of the Retail Apparel Group Pty Ltd (RAG), a leading Australian menswear apparel retailer. read more
 Nederburg Auction - Auctioneers Bursary Initiative

Nederburg Auction - Auctioneers Bursary Initiative

25/05/2017 - 14:36
South Africa’s longest running fine wine auction, the Nederburg Auction, introduced an initiative to assist aspiring young viticulturists who have the desire and motivation to complete their studies in Viticulture and kick start their careers.  read more
 Know your retail dynamics and consumer markets!

Know your retail dynamics and consumer markets!

25/05/2017 - 14:24
An excellent understanding of markets and consumers is vital for successful retail property investment, and this is true whether investing locally or abroad. read more
How digital has disrupted the traditional consultancy model and why technology ‘makers’ are taking their place

How digital has disrupted the traditional consultancy model and why technology ‘makers’ are taking their place

25/05/2017 - 13:31
At some point, every smart business gets to a place where it needs to disrupt itself. Whether it is implementing a new HR system to motivate and inspire staff, or introducing a new app, product or service to stay relevant in the market: every business reaches a stage where deep-seated change is imperative for growth. Sometimes, failure to change leads to failure to succeed, as the now famous examples of Kodak and Blackberry brands have demonstrated.  read more
Neil Ellis Wines shine at the Prescient Cabernet Sauvignon Report and 10 Year Old Wine Awards

Neil Ellis Wines shine at the Prescient Cabernet Sauvignon Report and 10 Year Old Wine Awards

25/05/2017 - 10:46
Neil Ellis Wines’ reputation as one of SA’s leading Cabernet producers was re-affirmed when both their terrain specific and regional 2014 Cabernet Sauvignons were highlighted in the 2017 Prescient Cabernet Sauvignon Report. The Neil Ellis Jonkerskoek Cabernet 2014 was awarded joint first place with 92 points, and the Neil Ellis Stellenbosch Cabernet 2014, with 90 points, was among the Top 15 Cabernets, 14 of which came from the Stellenbosch region. read more
Atterbury development Mall of Africa gets top honours at international VIVA Awards

Atterbury development Mall of Africa gets top honours at international VIVA Awards

25/05/2017 - 10:36
Atterbury Property’s development of the iconic Mall of Africa secured its place among top honourees from around the world in the highly coveted international VIVA (Vision, Innovation, Value, Achievement) Awards, announced in Las Vegas, USA, on Sunday, 21 May 2017.  read more
PLASTICS|SA clean-up crews collect more than 39 000 kg of waste at the world's most beautiful race

PLASTICS|SA clean-up crews collect more than 39 000 kg of waste at the world's most beautiful race

23/05/2017 - 16:38
More than 39 000 kg of waste was collected by the Plastics|SA Clean-Up Crews that cleaned up the routes used by the athletes during the recent Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon, widely known as the World’s Most Beautiful Race. read more
Community food gardens given access to market this World Hunger Day

Community food gardens given access to market this World Hunger Day

23/05/2017 - 11:16
Several community projects supported by the Shoprite Group will be given access to market for the first time when they sell fresh produce from their sustainable food gardens at Shoprite and Checkers stores on Friday 26 May across South Africa to raise awareness of World Hunger Day, on Sunday 28 May 2017. read more
McCain South Africa named one of the top 20 Kasi Star Brands

McCain South Africa named one of the top 20 Kasi Star Brands

23/05/2017 - 10:41
McCain was recently named as one of the top 20 Kasi Star Brands in the Ask Africa survey for 2017. This list reflects the 20 biggest brands in South African Townships.  read more
 Cadbury reveals Durbanite as their R1 Million Cash prize winner  #RaiseTheBar

Cadbury reveals Durbanite as their R1 Million Cash prize winner #RaiseTheBar

23/05/2017 - 09:02
Earlier this year, Cadbury asked South Africans what kind of millionaire they would be if they were lucky enough to win R1 million in cash.  read more
A collaboration between the department of Trade & Industry, Woolworths and the IDC sees doors opening for black women entrepreneurs

A collaboration between the department of Trade & Industry, Woolworths and the IDC sees doors opening for black women entrepreneurs

22/05/2017 - 15:26
The Department of Trade & Industry (dti), Woolworths and the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) officially opened the doors of K9 Pet Foods’ new 3 600 m² factory premises in the Western Cape. This opening is testament to the entrepreneurial spirit of a team of black women who put to test the intent of the Black Industrialist Programme initiated by the dti and Woolworths’ commitment in contributing meaningfully to socio-economic transformation in South Africa.  read more
Ackermans makes updates to its marketing team

Ackermans makes updates to its marketing team

22/05/2017 - 10:28
Ackermans, one of South Africa’ best-loved, longest-standing retailers, has recently made updates to its marketing team.  read more
Practical magic: The training programme bringing comfort to 40 000 every year

Practical magic: The training programme bringing comfort to 40 000 every year

22/05/2017 - 09:42
Now in its third year, a groundbreaking training programme by TFG, one of SA’s largest retail investors in the local clothing and textile production industry, has managed to become the defining example of the shared value model.  read more
 Tetra Pak now uses 35% renewable electricity

Tetra Pak now uses 35% renewable electricity

19/05/2017 - 15:22
Tetra Pak is using 35% renewable electricity by buying International REC Standard (I-REC) certificates for all of its production facilities in China.  read more
ID Logistics becomes n°2 provider in chilled distribution market, aims to double its business in SA by 2020

ID Logistics becomes n°2 provider in chilled distribution market, aims to double its business in SA by 2020

18/05/2017 - 16:41
ID Logistics, an international leader in the contract logistics market, recently announced its commitment to South Africa and outlined plans to expand its local operations at a recent press conference Fastmoving attended. read more
 Understanding and engaging with the stokvel market

Understanding and engaging with the stokvel market

18/05/2017 - 15:05
The term stokvel originated from local stock fairs in the Eastern Cape in which five to 50 members of colleagues, family, and friends pooled resources to trade livestock with English settlers. Today, the stokvel acts as a saving society where money is collectively shared in agreed amounts among members belonging to the same shopping basket. A weekly, bi-weekly or monthly contribution makes up a joint investment ‘kitty’ where savings are generated for the benefit of the group. The money is used to pay for everything from burials and celebrations to school fees and groceries.  read more
Tetra Pak responds to Asia’s rapidly evolving market needs with the first Customer Innovation Centre in Singapore

Tetra Pak responds to Asia’s rapidly evolving market needs with the first Customer Innovation Centre in Singapore

18/05/2017 - 14:26
Tetra Pak, the world's leading food processing, and packaging solutions company, launches its first Asia-based Customer Innovation Centre (CIC) in Singapore, to address the evolving needs of the fast-growing Asian markets. This Centre will help the region’s food and beverage manufacturers uncover growth opportunities, accelerate and enhance product innovation to create winning solutions for their brands. read more
Nominations opening soon for tech and eCommerce awards honouring SA innovators

Nominations opening soon for tech and eCommerce awards honouring SA innovators

18/05/2017 - 12:30
This year, the PriceCheck Tech and E-Commerce Awards is expected to be even bigger and better than the last. With nomination submissions opening in just a few weeks, the awards - which focus on local innovation - boasts an impressive panel of judges including serial e-commerce entrepreneur and co-founder of Groupon, Dan Guasco and entrepreneur, businessman and founder of Creative Spark, Matthew Buckland. read more
Shoprite and Checkers staff upskilled at in-house bakery training centre

Shoprite and Checkers staff upskilled at in-house bakery training centre

17/05/2017 - 15:46
The 500 staff members who are upskilled at the Shoprite Group’s in-house bakery training centre every year are looking forward to putting their newly acquired skills to the test on World Baking Day this Wednesday, 17 May.  read more
Huggies® celebrates the gift of motherhood

Huggies® celebrates the gift of motherhood

17/05/2017 - 13:37
Mother’s Day is one of those amazing days where moms are thanked for everything that they have done, it is also a day where moms can reflect on their journey to motherhood.  read more
Woolworths proves success comes from leading with the heart

Woolworths proves success comes from leading with the heart

17/05/2017 - 12:40
Fastmoving recently contacted Justin Smith, Group Head of Sustainability at Woolworths to discuss the continuous success of the Woolworths Good Business Journey, the milestones they have achieved and their Good Business targets and goals for the future. read more
Measuring the bottom end of retailing - a Silo Analytics Report

Measuring the bottom end of retailing - a Silo Analytics Report

17/05/2017 - 10:33
The black hole of data analytics read more
 Cadbury Lunch Bar brings the #MuchMuchMore Spirit with new TV Commercial

Cadbury Lunch Bar brings the #MuchMuchMore Spirit with new TV Commercial

17/05/2017 - 09:55
Cadbury Lunch Bar, South Africa’s most iconic chocolate bar has just released a new television commercial which clearly portrays the brand’s fun and vigorous spirit to all their fans! read more
Kotex® South Africa, a brand that resonates with the Youth

Kotex® South Africa, a brand that resonates with the Youth

17/05/2017 - 08:25
Kotex® South Africa recently took home second coolest feminine hygiene product in 2017 at the Generation Next Awards, solidifying itself as a brand growing in popularity amount the youth within the country. read more
Mitchell’s Brewing Knysna, the craft beer that started craft beer: Looking and tasting better than ever

Mitchell’s Brewing Knysna, the craft beer that started craft beer: Looking and tasting better than ever

15/05/2017 - 14:28
Established in 1983 in Knysna, Mitchell’s Brewery is the longest-standing independently owned South African brewery in the country, and also the original craft beer producer in SA. With a team committed to producing the finest quality craft beer using only natural ingredients, Mitchell’s has introduced fresh packaging designs for its familiar beers, known for the authentically charming stories behind their names: Forester’s Lager, Bosun’s Pale Ale, Milk & Honey Ale, 90 Shilling Ale, Raven Stout, and Old Wobbly Strong Lager. read more
A new generation for Ultrazorb ® meat trays

A new generation for Ultrazorb ® meat trays

15/05/2017 - 10:52
Following the launch of the Ultrazorb® meat tray in 2012, the Mpact Versapak team further improved on this revolutionary retail product by launching the next generation Ultrazorb®.  read more
Big benefits of smart laser coding

Big benefits of smart laser coding

15/05/2017 - 09:56
Pyrotec PackMark, May 2017: No matter what the application, the SmartLase C150 and C350 from Markem-Imaje – locally distributed by Pyrotec ParkMark – offer impressive benefits for laser coding on paper-based cartons for the food industry. read more