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Effective in store marketing – what you need to know

Effective in store marketing – what you need to know

24/03/2017 - 14:53
 International conference in South Africa to focus on the future of Railway Heavy Haul

International conference in South Africa to focus on the future of Railway Heavy Haul

24/03/2017 - 11:50
The future of the heavy haul industry, a crucial cog in the global logistics chain, remains on shaky ground in light of adverse global market conditions that continue to threaten the profitability and sustainability of heavy rail operators around the globe.  read more
Cash Converters uses innovative funding to ensure it remains cash-flush

Cash Converters uses innovative funding to ensure it remains cash-flush

23/03/2017 - 15:35
A Cash Converters store has tapped into Retail Capital’s cash advance offering on a number of occasions as it has grown its business.  read more
Combatting counterfeit pharmaceuticals with SECUR tracers

Combatting counterfeit pharmaceuticals with SECUR tracers

23/03/2017 - 14:52
Counterfeit pharmaceuticals are a major problem for the proprietary pharmaceutical industry. Counterfeits cause loss of revenues, damage reputations, and pose significant health risks to consumers. They also pose indirect costs to society as counterfeiting often supports organised crime. Various factors including the high cost of proprietary drugs, the ease of producing counterfeits, the lack of risk in counterfeiting relative to other illegal activities, and the increased use of the Internet as a source for marketing pharmaceuticals have encouraged counterfeit proliferation.  read more
Heidelberg Mall gears up for new brands

Heidelberg Mall gears up for new brands

23/03/2017 - 14:03
Heidelberg Mall is welcoming an exciting line-up of new retail and restaurant brands to the mall, adding to its great shopping and leisure experience. read more
 Steenberg wins Gold at Concours Mondial du Sauvignon in Bordeaux

Steenberg wins Gold at Concours Mondial du Sauvignon in Bordeaux

23/03/2017 - 13:26
Steenberg Sauvignon Blanc 2016 has triumphed as a quintessential South African cool climate rendition of this noble Bordeaux variety, bringing home a gold medal from the Concours Mondial du Sauvignon 2017 in France.  read more
Staying in budget not possible in the harsh SA economic climate

Staying in budget not possible in the harsh SA economic climate

23/03/2017 - 10:57
Whether it be on a national or individual level, South Africans do not have a very strong track record when it comes to staying within budget. However, Daniel Marcus, CEO of Magnetic Software – a business intelligence platform designed to enhance efficiencies and profits for marketing agencies – warns local agencies against letting these bad budgeting habits trickle into their business operations and eat into profit margins.  read more
Parmalat SA wins big at Agri Expo Qualité Awards

Parmalat SA wins big at Agri Expo Qualité Awards

22/03/2017 - 12:20
Parmalat SA’s 10-month matured gouda outshone 854 entries from 83 producers to be named a SA Dairy Product of the Year. read more
Airtime as a Promotional Currency - a Silo Analytics Report

Airtime as a Promotional Currency - a Silo Analytics Report

22/03/2017 - 09:42
The #DataMustFall Campaign has successfully created a media hype and awareness around the exorbitant costs of keeping in touch in South Africa.  read more
Nestle builds water purification plant near school in Pakistan

Nestle builds water purification plant near school in Pakistan

22/03/2017 - 09:41
10-year-old Muhammad Ammar (pictured left) and his schoolmates now have clean drinking water, after Nestle built a water purification plant near their school in Allahabad, Northern Pakistan.  read more
Bosch presents solutions for cup filling at interpack 2017 for enhanced product safety, flexibility and efficiency

Bosch presents solutions for cup filling at interpack 2017 for enhanced product safety, flexibility and efficiency

22/03/2017 - 08:48
• Hygienically designed solutions for improved product safety • From low- to high-speed filling in different hygienic levels to match production needs • Solutions for change-over and cup format flexibility  read more
This World Water Day act against marine pollution

This World Water Day act against marine pollution

22/03/2017 - 08:35
The time to act against marine pollution is today, March 22 and World Water Day 2017; tomorrow will be too late.  read more
 Boardmans launches its Winter collection in style

Boardmans launches its Winter collection in style

22/03/2017 - 08:15
Your winter home worries will soon be a thing of the past. Homeware specialist, Boardmans, recently launched their winter campaign that’s geared to make your home equally cosy and stylish this winter. The launch, attended by handpicked home décor enthusiasts, was set to the backdrop of the Parktown’s leafy suburbs and showcased a striking range of Boardmans’ latest products which become available in stores from March.  read more
 Hennessy collaborates with “Carnovsky”: 2017 V.S.O.P Privilège limited edition

Hennessy collaborates with “Carnovsky”: 2017 V.S.O.P Privilège limited edition

22/03/2017 - 08:09
Milan-based artistic duo “Carnovsky” uses its “RGB” signature to bring multiple visions of Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège  read more
MegaVision Media reaches for the sky!

MegaVision Media reaches for the sky!

17/03/2017 - 11:48
We are always taking it to the next level and this time around MegaVision Media branded a sky-high crane for Shancon Projects.  read more
Hang, promote & sell!

Hang, promote & sell!

17/03/2017 - 09:11
Do-It® Hang Tabs and Display Strips, available from Pyrotec PackMedia, offer the best in merchandising solutions. Our hang tabs have three main aims: to HANG, PROMOTE and SELL.  read more
Business Day TV SME Summit exposes the myriad challenges facing South Africa’s SMEs

Business Day TV SME Summit exposes the myriad challenges facing South Africa’s SMEs

16/03/2017 - 14:50
The inaugural Business Day TV SME Summit which took place on 8 March at The Maslow Hotel in Sandton proved a great success in attracting more than 240 leaders of small and medium-sized businesses. As a result of the overwhelming interest in the event and the positive feedback received from delegates, Taryn Westoby, head of Times Media Events, says they are considering making it a quarterly feature in the calendars of South Africa’s SMEs.  read more
Nederburg charity auction assists local Boland organisations

Nederburg charity auction assists local Boland organisations

16/03/2017 - 13:17
The annual Nederburg Charity Auction cheque handover took place on Friday, 10 March at Nederburg Wine Estate, where two deserving Boland based organisations were the recipients of funds raised at last year’s annual charity auction. read more
New technologies represent the future of maintaining supply chain integrity and ensuring brand protection

New technologies represent the future of maintaining supply chain integrity and ensuring brand protection

16/03/2017 - 10:23
Are you 100% sure that the food in your kitchen is not counterfeit?  read more
Verint study shows nearly all South African consumers are concerned about data security and privacy

Verint study shows nearly all South African consumers are concerned about data security and privacy

15/03/2017 - 10:02
The results of an international study from Verint Systems have shown that concerns around data privacy and security remain at the top of the consumer agenda. Nearly all (98%) of the 2000 South Africans that took part in the study think it is important to know how secure their personal information is, while 93% believe it’s important to know whether their data will be passed on to third parties for marketing purposes. read more
Accenture and partners launch the Innovation Index 2017

Accenture and partners launch the Innovation Index 2017

15/03/2017 - 09:53
In the technology disrupted world, the next wave of growth and competitiveness will come from continuous innovation. Businesses across various industries are looking for innovation to grow, compete and transform in the fast-growing digital economy. It is against this backdrop that Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and partners, Transunion and The Da Vinci Institute, today launched the annual Innovation Index 2017, themed “Ignite Ingenuity”. read more
Shoprite Group supports Hout Bay fire relief efforts

Shoprite Group supports Hout Bay fire relief efforts

15/03/2017 - 08:58
The Shoprite Group has pledged its support to the community of Imizamo Yethu, following the devastating fires that destroyed 3500 homes and displaced 15,000 people this past weekend. read more
 Pierre Jourdan Popsicles prove the power of product innovation

Pierre Jourdan Popsicles prove the power of product innovation

15/03/2017 - 08:52
In September 2016 the innovative and unique Pierre Jourdan Popsicles hit retail shelves in South Africa, and took the market by storm, achieving over R1 million in sales in just four months. read more
Wine jewels in the making from Constantia Glen harvest 2017

Wine jewels in the making from Constantia Glen harvest 2017

13/03/2017 - 16:39
Excitement is running high at Constantia Glen as the winemaking team takes on the 2017 harvest season. This year promises some thrilling twists with the first clay amphora wines to be made from their sun-kissed grapes grown on the rolling vineyards just below Constantia Nek.  read more
Food processors get a 360-degree view of line performance with Mettler-Toledo’s ProdX™ 2.0

Food processors get a 360-degree view of line performance with Mettler-Toledo’s ProdX™ 2.0

13/03/2017 - 15:28
Food Processors Get a 360-Degree View of Line Performance with Mettler-Toledo’s ProdX™ 2.0  read more
OREO invites fans to join Christina Aguilera and Neymar Jnr in a GLOBAL OREO DUNK CHALLENGE

OREO invites fans to join Christina Aguilera and Neymar Jnr in a GLOBAL OREO DUNK CHALLENGE

13/03/2017 - 14:59
OREO recently launched its new, globally integrated marketing campaign, the OREO Dunk Challenge, in South Africa. The goal of the OREO Dunk Challenge is to inspire fans around the world to dunk OREO biscuits in milk to re-connect with their inner child. read more
Understanding your customer, the first step towards winning the customer experience race

Understanding your customer, the first step towards winning the customer experience race

13/03/2017 - 13:32
Fastmoving recently got in touch with Chantelle Troskie, Customer Experience Account Manager at Oracle SA to ask her some questions about the customer experience trends for 2017, as well as how brands can closely align the priorities of their sales and marketing teams to better understand their audience, deliver a joined-up customer experience and convert leads. read more
Challenging out-dated laser coding perceptions

Challenging out-dated laser coding perceptions

13/03/2017 - 08:51
Locally represented by Pyrotec PackMark, global coding and marking specialist, Markem-Imaje, has produced a guide to help manufacturers meet the technical challenges commonly encountered on today’s production lines. The guide specifically focuses on laser coding technology and considers how the use of more complex and longer codes, coupled with increasingly demanding regulatory standards, is affecting everyday operations.  read more
Consol goes #Un-Outsource with T-Systems South Africa

Consol goes #Un-Outsource with T-Systems South Africa

10/03/2017 - 10:18
Longstanding T-Systems customer, Consol Glass, has renewed their IT and Cloud services contracts with T-Systems, the Un-Outsource way.  read more
Clover teaches pupils about the importance of healthy lifestyles during National School Health Week

Clover teaches pupils about the importance of healthy lifestyles during National School Health Week

10/03/2017 - 08:29
As we look back on 'School Health Week' in South Africa, what better way to keep this important conversation going, than to pair this with a visit to Clover's new Visitor's centre.  read more
The connected consumer

The connected consumer

10/03/2017 - 08:23
There’s no doubt about it, times are a-changing. Emerging consumers – the digital natives who speak the language of computers, video, games and social media – expect brands to offer new experiences. As the Internet creates a behaviour economy, packaging needs to play its part too and become more experiential. read more
SCHOTT presents the first automatic doors for refrigerated cabinets at EuroShop 2017  With maximized visibility and pioneering design into a new era of glass door systems

SCHOTT presents the first automatic doors for refrigerated cabinets at EuroShop 2017 With maximized visibility and pioneering design into a new era of glass door systems

08/03/2017 - 10:22
Convenient, barrier-free and hygienic: SCHOTT Termofrost® Smart Access is the first door system that allows touchless opening of a closed refrigerated cabinet. It attractively displays chilled food and creates a new buying experience in food retail.  read more
Tracepack makes customising your brand protection possible

Tracepack makes customising your brand protection possible

08/03/2017 - 09:52
Wouldn't it be great to know your fruit is fresh on the shelf! Or even it’s quality domestic fruit, not an inferior import! read more
ADDIS awarded international accreditation for ethical business practices and labour relations

ADDIS awarded international accreditation for ethical business practices and labour relations

07/03/2017 - 14:19
A new first for SA manufacturing. read more
TFG campaign flies shoppers to London hotspots

TFG campaign flies shoppers to London hotspots

07/03/2017 - 13:58
The creativity surging through design, art, fashion and food ensures London remains a go-to destination. Current attractions include laying eyes on the original "le Smoking suit" by Yves Saint Laurent at the New Design Museum, experiencing royalty at the Diana: Her Fashion Story exhibit, walking the streets of Jack the Ripper, singing along to The Book of Mormon in the West End and shopping indie designers at the Dover Street Market. read more
Nielsen study shows premium is not just about price

Nielsen study shows premium is not just about price

07/03/2017 - 12:47
A phenomenal 92% of South Africans reveal they are willing to pay an above-average price for products that deliver higher quality, offer superior functioning (91%) or stand behind environmentally responsible (86%) or socially responsible (77%) principles; this despite economic limitations where only 50% of the population believe that they are financially better off than five years ago.  read more
Innovative AFRICA WORLD EXPO to boost Market Access

Innovative AFRICA WORLD EXPO to boost Market Access

07/03/2017 - 12:34
An exciting new trade show débuts in Johannesburg this year, intended to boost access to markets, increase new business opportunities and expand trade networks across Africa. The AFRICA WORLD EXPO (AWE) takes place at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, South Africa from 30 July to 1 August 2017.  read more
Fix-a-Form® Case Study: Wall’s rolls out a successful competition

Fix-a-Form® Case Study: Wall’s rolls out a successful competition

07/03/2017 - 11:40
Wall’s is a range of great-tasting savoury pastries that are free from artificial colourings and flavourings; and perfect for any meal or occasion. The brand is owned by the Addo Food Group in the UK.  read more
eCommerce Money Africa Confex advisory panel 2018

eCommerce Money Africa Confex advisory panel 2018

07/03/2017 - 10:02
eCommerce Money Africa Confex advisory panel 2018. read more
eCommerce Money Africa Confex advisory panel 2017

eCommerce Money Africa Confex advisory panel 2017

07/03/2017 - 09:47
eCommerce Money Africa Confex advisory panel 2017. read more
Nestlé demystifies wellness with the launch of a new engaging campaign

Nestlé demystifies wellness with the launch of a new engaging campaign

06/03/2017 - 16:09
Nestlé South Africa has launched its latest immersive campaign Choose Wellness, Choose Nestlé, which aims to empower consumers to make informed choices regarding their health and wellness. Focusing on elements of wellness has been a consistent emphasis for Nestlé over the years and forms part of its vision to position itself as the world’s leading nutrition, health and wellness company.  read more
Lourensford launches seasonal Instagram competition

Lourensford launches seasonal Instagram competition

06/03/2017 - 15:14
Lourensford Estate has launched a #SeasonsOfLourensford Instagram-based photographic competition and invites the public to capture the beauty of the wine estate as it is transformed by the seasons. read more
Cadbury Dairy Milk's chocolate-loving Martians steal South Africa's hearts

Cadbury Dairy Milk's chocolate-loving Martians steal South Africa's hearts

06/03/2017 - 14:54
A spectacular new discovery has been made on Mars, a planet that has captured the human imagination for thousands of years. The latest discovery, thanks to Cadbury Dairy Milk, is that there’s life on Mars – and the Martians just love chocolate! The brand’s new TV commercial shows adorable Martians experiencing their first taste of Cadbury Dairy Milk, bringing about irrepressible Joy and setting them dancing and sharing.  read more
eCommerce Money Africa Confex 2017- Fastmoving review

eCommerce Money Africa Confex 2017- Fastmoving review

06/03/2017 - 10:48
Fastmoving recently attended Africa’s largest eCommerce and Fintech conference that took place at the CTICC in Cape Town in February. The state of African eCommerce took centre stage as industry experts united to share invaluable insights at the two-day event. read more
Accenture brings to life the Accenture Innovation Architecture at Mobile World Congress to help organisations imagine and invent the future

Accenture brings to life the Accenture Innovation Architecture at Mobile World Congress to help organisations imagine and invent the future

03/03/2017 - 08:52
MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS, BARCELONA; March 02, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) is bringing to life the Accenture Innovation Architecture at Mobile World Congress to highlight the company’s innovation-led approach for helping clients develop and deliver disruptive innovations and to scale them faster. The Accenture Innovation Architecture helps clients understand, experiment with, adopt and quickly scale new and emerging technologies. read more
New comprehensive knowledge centre for food and beverage industry

New comprehensive knowledge centre for food and beverage industry

02/03/2017 - 11:35
The ProFood tech learning hub offers free educational opportunities to attendees. read more
Service providers risk losing customers to global digital giants, Accenture survey finds

Service providers risk losing customers to global digital giants, Accenture survey finds

02/03/2017 - 11:18
Services can lead to new growth; connected home and digital video offer significant opportunities. read more
MySchool funds renovation of Brick-Making Workshop for West Ridge High School learners

MySchool funds renovation of Brick-Making Workshop for West Ridge High School learners

02/03/2017 - 09:57
The much-needed renovation of West Ridge High School’s Brick-Making Workshop has been made possible by a donation from the MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet’s Thuso Fund. West Ridge High School is a centre of learning for more than 700 children with special education needs in the central Durban area. It is also currently the only school in the area offering a specialised vocational curriculum to enhance the employment opportunities for high school children with learning challenges. read more
 Business, especially the retail sector, must look to omni-channel integration for a competitive advantage

Business, especially the retail sector, must look to omni-channel integration for a competitive advantage

02/03/2017 - 09:44
Unified communications (UC) has steadily gained in popularity worldwide, and South African companies should look at ways to use the technology to strengthen business processes, cut down on shadow IT, and improve interaction with their customers, rather than view it with apprehension. read more
Social media marketing trends 2017

Social media marketing trends 2017

02/03/2017 - 08:58
 Durbanville Hills named best sparkling wine in battle of the bubbles challenge

Durbanville Hills named best sparkling wine in battle of the bubbles challenge

01/03/2017 - 17:05
The newly launched Durbanville Hills sparkling wine was recently named the top sparkling wine at international wine challenge, Battle of the Bubbles, an event hosted by renowned Michelin star chef and wine explorer, Roger Jones. This year’s challenge involved sparkling wines from producers across eight countries, across the Champagne, Méthode Cap Classique (MCC) and Sparkling Wine categories. read more
Clover Mama Afrika receives Diamond Arrow Award for the tenth consecutive year

Clover Mama Afrika receives Diamond Arrow Award for the tenth consecutive year

28/02/2017 - 16:02
Performance Management Review (PMR) awarded Clover Mama Afrika, Clover’s corporate social investment project, the Diamond Arrow Award at the Business Excellence Awards Breakfast held at the Wanderers Club this week.  read more
Critical for advertising agencies to control the controllables in the face of shrinking profits

Critical for advertising agencies to control the controllables in the face of shrinking profits

28/02/2017 - 14:45
Marketing and advertising agencies continued to experience depressed profit margins in 2016, despite many reporting improved growth in fee income. According to the latest Kingston Smith survey, which analyses the annual performance of over 250 marketing service companies globally, five out of the eight sectors surveyed saw operating profit margins fall, despite all sectors managing to grow total fee income compared with the previous year’s financial performance.  read more
Nederburg's story is in the details

Nederburg's story is in the details

28/02/2017 - 14:07
Nederburg is bringing the narrative of its history and heritage to consumers through a creative, interactive promotional campaign that launches in participating restaurants in South Africa in early March.  read more
Fruit & Veg City Holdings chooses redPanda Software for IT revamp

Fruit & Veg City Holdings chooses redPanda Software for IT revamp

28/02/2017 - 13:42
Fruit & Veg City Holdings, which owns, operates and franchises a network of food stores and distribution centres across South Africa and Africa, has selected redPanda Software to assist with a strategic overhaul of one its software systems. redPanda Software, who specialise in enterprise software development, has been working closely with the group’s IT team to meet their strategic objectives. read more
 Oracle uncovers how SA brands can better understand customers by better integrating sales and marketing teams

Oracle uncovers how SA brands can better understand customers by better integrating sales and marketing teams

28/02/2017 - 11:31
A growing preference among customers to move through the buying journey in their own time using their own preferred channels has given brands a smaller window of time to engage with them. Sales and marketing teams need to work more closely together to better understand their audience and convert leads, but new research from Oracle reveals many brands in South Africa continue to be held back by divisions between their sales and marketing teams, even though they understand the need for change. read more
Menlyn Park Shopping Centre sets a high standard with world class retail look

Menlyn Park Shopping Centre sets a high standard with world class retail look

28/02/2017 - 10:03
New Menlyn Park Shopping Centre sets a high standard. read more
Harvest excites Lourensford despite drought and fires

Harvest excites Lourensford despite drought and fires

28/02/2017 - 09:30
The quality of the 2017 grape harvest at Lourensford Estate is exceptional despite the impact of the ongoing drought in the Western Cape and the raging fires that swept through the Helderberg Mountains in January 2017, doing extensive damage to historic farms in Somerset West. read more
The labelling solution for the pharmaceutical industry

The labelling solution for the pharmaceutical industry

28/02/2017 - 09:12
In the pharmaceutical industry, on-pack communication is a complex issue. Not only must firms ensure that their brands and products are instantly recognisable, but they must also comply with labelling legislation, regulations and standards that require a significant amount of product details to be included clearly and legibly on the label or packaging.  read more
Woolworths and MySchool exceed R100 million fundraising target for education

Woolworths and MySchool exceed R100 million fundraising target for education

28/02/2017 - 09:03
Woolworths is pleased to announce that the MySchool ‘Raise R100 million for Education’ campaign has managed to raise R104.9 million, exceeding the original target of R100 million set in April 2015.  read more
 Cloud-based mobile solution manages your sales force with great efficiency and agility

Cloud-based mobile solution manages your sales force with great efficiency and agility

27/02/2017 - 15:02
The need to effectively mobilise and manage your sales force for seamless, efficient and transparent processes in the supply chain is paramount in order to reduce costs and meet customer demands.  read more
Windhoek Shopping Centre to undergo multimillion dollar refurbishment

Windhoek Shopping Centre to undergo multimillion dollar refurbishment

27/02/2017 - 10:38
City seeing revival of CBD, offering sound returns in stable economy.  read more
Windhoek Beer earns international stamp of approval for eleventh year running

Windhoek Beer earns international stamp of approval for eleventh year running

27/02/2017 - 10:31
Windhoek Beer variants Draught and Lager achieved international Gold standards at the 2017 Deutsche Landwirtschafts Gesellschaft (DLG) Quality Evaluation awards, while its Light variant earned a respectable Silver. The DLG is an experienced and credible global organisation, with a leading test centre that excels in the quality rating of agricultural and food* sectors. Its annual awards are beacons to traders and consumers as to which brands meet the highest quality standards. read more
Crown celebrates 125 years of innovation

Crown celebrates 125 years of innovation

27/02/2017 - 10:20
Pioneering spirit drives continued discovery of ways to engage consumers with packaging read more
Dawn of a new era for 100% South African cookware manufacturer

Dawn of a new era for 100% South African cookware manufacturer

27/02/2017 - 10:07
A landmark agreement between a leading South African cookware manufacturer Hendler & Hart (Pty) Ltd (H&H) and the number one provider of cookware globally Groupe SEB (Pty) Ltd, will see the local company spearhead the sales and distribution of the premium range of Tefal/T-fal and KRUPS brands into Southern Africa. read more
Grey Design leads the pack by creating a solution to a problem unheard of in suburban South Africa

Grey Design leads the pack by creating a solution to a problem unheard of in suburban South Africa

27/02/2017 - 09:34
"Saving our planet, lifting people out of poverty, advancing economic growth…these are one and the same fight." ~ Ban Ki-moon, Eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations. read more
Nuy Winery gives back to the community

Nuy Winery gives back to the community

27/02/2017 - 09:23
Nestled in the picturesque Nuy Valley on the R60 between Worcester and Robertson, Nuy Winery has established them as a force to be reckoned with. For the past 54 years, this multi-award winning cellar has maintained their aspiration to steadfastly produce wines of true character while purposefully running a limited operation in order to ensure that every part of the winemaking process is toned to perfection. read more
Woolworths and MySchool shine light on young readers

Woolworths and MySchool shine light on young readers

24/02/2017 - 15:02
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 and above the usual support for customers’ own selected beneficiaries, which already amounted to R5,39milion in the month of December. read more
Verint named to 2017 CRM watchlist

Verint named to 2017 CRM watchlist

24/02/2017 - 14:21
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 they execute through the year and how well prepared they are for future success. read more
Technology trends that will shape the contact centre of the future

Technology trends that will shape the contact centre of the future

24/02/2017 - 13:39
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 Bruce von Maltitz, Co-founders and joint CEOs of 1Stream, this success has largely been achieved through harnessing the potential of technology in contact centres.  read more
Puma signs Illumination's minions as new creative collaborators

Puma signs Illumination's minions as new creative collaborators

24/02/2017 - 13:24
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.  read more
Don't miss out! Join some of South Africa's top leaders in Employer Branding's forthcoming masterclass

Don't miss out! Join some of South Africa's top leaders in Employer Branding's forthcoming masterclass

24/02/2017 - 11:56
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 - celebrates 13 years of youth market research

The Sunday Times Generation Next survey enters its teens - celebrates 13 years of youth market research

24/02/2017 - 09:26
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 African youths aged 8 to 22 years. The new survey inclusions are Coolest yoghurt, Coolest mode of transport, Coolest ice cream, Coolest stationery brand, Coolest stationery store, Coolest spread or sauce and Coolest footwear store.  read more
BACK TO SCHOOL promotions - a Silo Analytics report

BACK TO SCHOOL promotions - a Silo Analytics report

21/02/2017 - 16:40
It pays to be a clever shopper read more
 Bosch launches online platform to optimise package choice Digital expertise

Bosch launches online platform to optimise package choice Digital expertise

21/02/2017 - 14:21
To address the growing market need for complete system solutions, Bosch Packaging Technology has launched an online information platform featuring its value enhancing complete system solutions for the confectionery, bakery, nuts, snacks and powder industries. The new microsite, www.solutions4value.com, allows food and non-food producers to find an optimal system solution for their specific application. In addition, the ‘Insights’ section provides expert opinions on the common challenges faced by producers when selecting and running packaging equipment. read more
  Forex intermediaries - a safe and credible alternative for forex dealings

Forex intermediaries - a safe and credible alternative for forex dealings

21/02/2017 - 14:07
Unfortunately, if you thought 2016 was a wild ride, it is likely to just have been the opening salvo before more upheaval. The foreign exchange market is set to be even more volatile in 2017 than before. Thanks to the Trump election, Brexit, possible populist wins in Europe, wars and terrorism, local political uncertainties and many other factors, South Africans are going to be faced with ongoing foreign exchange exposure. And a volatile rand breeds risk and insecurity. Not to mention the recent uproar with the local banks’ forex scandal.  read more
SASKO Siyasizana Daycare Project rolls out in the Eastern Cape

SASKO Siyasizana Daycare Project rolls out in the Eastern Cape

21/02/2017 - 13:14
SASKO’s programme launches in Mdantsane  read more
McCain helps Jessi say thank you to her superhero

McCain helps Jessi say thank you to her superhero

21/02/2017 - 11:38
There is no instruction manual for being a mom, but somehow, they just seem to know what you need. They are the undercover superhero’s found in everyday life, making sure that no tummy is left grumbling, no schoolbook gets left behind and she is the one person that can always be counted on to be sitting in the front row at the school play.  read more
Top Achiever of the Year awarded to Ashbury’s Clover Mama Afrika mama

Top Achiever of the Year awarded to Ashbury’s Clover Mama Afrika mama

21/02/2017 - 10:09
Mama Selestien Moses was awarded Top Achiever of the Year at Clover Mama Afrika’s award ceremony during this year’s annual Smarties Week held at the Ocean Breeze Hotel in Strand, Cape Town. Smarties Week, aptly named for all the ‘smarts’ acquired during the week, allows the Clover Mama Afrika ladies to unite, as they travel from all corners of South Africa to partake in a hands-on training course which provides them with value-added workshops. read more
Tetra Pak to invest €24 Million in its first factory for packaging ‘Closures’ in South Asia, East Asia & Oceania

Tetra Pak to invest €24 Million in its first factory for packaging ‘Closures’ in South Asia, East Asia & Oceania

16/02/2017 - 08:55
To meet a projected more than 30% increase in demand, the new facility will have a production capacity of over three billion units per year. read more
South African ambassadors 'Run the Streets' with new Puma campaign

South African ambassadors 'Run the Streets' with new Puma campaign

16/02/2017 - 08:39
Local ambassadors ramp up the all-new IGNITE Limitless and IGNITE evoKNIT Footwear and evoKNIT Apparel range. read more
Do-It Hang Tabs – materials and safety

Do-It Hang Tabs – materials and safety

16/02/2017 - 08:27
Do-It Corporation, manufacturers of Do-It Hang Tabs and Display Strips, take all environmental concerns seriously. As a company, they continually look for ways to reduce their carbon footprint on the environment. From product design to manufacturing and recycling, Do-it always strives to comply with or exceed environmental requirements.  read more
SCHOTT presents highly transparent door variety for refrigerated cabinets at EuroShop 2017

SCHOTT presents highly transparent door variety for refrigerated cabinets at EuroShop 2017

15/02/2017 - 16:02
Best visibility for product presentation and fast amortisation are key decision factors for food retailers for closing open refrigerated display cases. read more
The very tongue-in-cheek announcement of BusinessLIVE’s paywall

The very tongue-in-cheek announcement of BusinessLIVE’s paywall

15/02/2017 - 15:48
Johannesburg, 15 February 2017: Today, BusinessLIVE launches its digital subscription packages, BL Premium and BL Premium Plus, where readers can access premium, exclusive news and content from Business Day, Financial Mail, Sunday Times Business Times, and Rand Daily Mail, international news from the Wall Street Journal and FT.com, as well as Morningstar data.  read more
SASKO and Liquorice team up to launch 'Lunchtime Love Letter' campaign

SASKO and Liquorice team up to launch 'Lunchtime Love Letter' campaign

15/02/2017 - 13:07
SASKO, one of South Africa’s largest bread and flour producers, and Liquorice, Africa’s leading digital agency have launched the SASKO Lunchtime Love Letter, a campaign using RFID-enhanced lunchboxes to send video messages from mothers to their kids to make the first day of school a little easier.  read more
Simba Chips still Roarrrs with Flavour 60 years later

Simba Chips still Roarrrs with Flavour 60 years later

14/02/2017 - 15:35
Simba Chips is celebrating 60 years in the South African market with the launch of a new immersive campaign. The ’Some things are better when you Mapha’ campaign taps into the many memories South Africans have of special, family fun times shared with a bag of Simba chips.  read more
Mama Mary Lwate becomes Performer Extraordinaire

Mama Mary Lwate becomes Performer Extraordinaire

14/02/2017 - 14:43
Clover Mama Afrika, Clover’s CSI project, has announced Mama Mary Lwate as Performer Extraordinaire at an award ceremony during this year’s annual Smarties Week held at the Ocean Breeze Hotel in Strand, Cape Town. Smarties Week, aptly named for all the ‘smarts’ acquired during the week, allows the Clover Mama Afrika ladies to unite, as they travel from all corners of South Africa to partake in a hands-on training course which provides them with value-added workshops. read more
Checkers expands exclusive Banting Revolution range

Checkers expands exclusive Banting Revolution range

14/02/2017 - 14:37
Checkers has expanded its exclusive Banting Revolution product range with a variety of guilt-free treats and banting-friendly ‘basics’ such as wraps and pizza bases.  read more
Maerua Mall begins interior upgrade

Maerua Mall begins interior upgrade

14/02/2017 - 12:04
Bright, contemporary interiors, enlarged food court, vibrant “First for Namibia” family entertainment facility gets a new look and feel. read more
Flying the flag at KITE

Flying the flag at KITE

13/02/2017 - 14:10
Pyrotec PackMark, February 2017: The KwaZulu-Natal Industrial Technology Exhibition (KITE) a horizontal trade show that showcases industrial products, services and solutions targeted at industrial industries in the KwaZulu-Natal region is being held from July 26 to 28 at the Durban Exhibition Centre. read more
Are you missing the quickest and easiest way to delight your customers?

Are you missing the quickest and easiest way to delight your customers?

10/02/2017 - 14:50
Visit any South African shopping centre at the end of the month while the sales are on and you’re very likely to find it heaving with keen bargain-hunters. But wait an hour or two and you’ll find they’re not so keen.  read more
Oude Molen Cape Brandy sponsors epic Cape to Rio Rowing expedition

Oude Molen Cape Brandy sponsors epic Cape to Rio Rowing expedition

10/02/2017 - 14:38
Oude Molen Cape Brandy, one of South Africa’s oldest brandy distilleries embarked on an epic journey with Braam Malherbe, one of SA’s most respected conservationists and extreme adventurers, as a sponsor of his Cape to Rio Rowing expedition, which left Cape Town for Brazil earlier this month.  read more
UberEATS, making your Valentine’s Day the perfect night in

UberEATS, making your Valentine’s Day the perfect night in

10/02/2017 - 14:29
It's Valentines Day! You're either fully prepared or like most people, you have forgotten about it totally and left plans to the last minute. Luckily, whether you sharing this day with someone special or celebrating with friends, UberEATS has you covered. read more
  Grey Africa’s Fran Luckin is the first South African female jury president at Cannes Lions 2017

Grey Africa’s Fran Luckin is the first South African female jury president at Cannes Lions 2017

10/02/2017 - 11:55
Fran Luckin, Chief Creative Officer of Grey Advertising Africa, has been named President of the Print and Publishing Jury at 2017’s Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. read more
Heineken South Africa raises awareness on the dangers of drink and driving

Heineken South Africa raises awareness on the dangers of drink and driving

09/02/2017 - 13:43
Heineken South Africa sponsored a media networking session which was attended by government communicators and journalists to further raise awareness on responsible alcohol consumption and road safety. The event took place on 8 February 2017 in Cape Town on the eve of the opening of Parliament.  read more
Protection for the agrochemical sector

Protection for the agrochemical sector

09/02/2017 - 13:01
Pyrotec PackMedia February 2017: Incorrectly used agrochemicals can have serious consequences for the health of users, the public, and the environment. Key to protecting all stakeholders from unnecessary exposure and misuse is effective and clear agrochemical packaging and labelling. read more
Africa’s largest product sourcing expo rebranded in 2017 to ‘meet buyers’ demands’

Africa’s largest product sourcing expo rebranded in 2017 to ‘meet buyers’ demands’

09/02/2017 - 10:05
Trade buyers arriving in Johannesburg this year are promised an exciting new SAITEX event offering more new products that meet the demands of increasingly discerning African consumers.  read more
Now you've onboarded the best in class, just how do you plan on keeping them there?

Now you've onboarded the best in class, just how do you plan on keeping them there?

09/02/2017 - 09:43
Right here and now, companies like yours have got to ensure the candidate/employee engagement gets placed on the weekly agenda. read more
TFG makes your heart skip a beat on Valentine's

TFG makes your heart skip a beat on Valentine's

08/02/2017 - 13:12
TFG (The Foschini Group) online and SA Florist have joined forces to set hearts aflutter with their “We really really like you” campaign in the lead up to Valentine’s Day.  read more
Shoprite introduces celebrity stylist Jawad Maphoto as  first ever hair ambassador

Shoprite introduces celebrity stylist Jawad Maphoto as first ever hair ambassador

07/02/2017 - 13:23
Multi-award winning salon owner and celebrity stylist Jawad Maphoto is Shoprite’s new hair ambassador.  read more