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 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. As PUMA’s latest Creative Collaborators, the Minions join the roster of creatives who give inspiration and lend their unique design aesthetic to PUMA’s Sportstyle product range. For Autumn-Winter 2017, just in time for their next onscreen adventure in Despicable Me 3, the Minions bring their subversive sweetness to PUMA Sportstyle. 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
Building your brand through the power of storytelling

Building your brand through the power of storytelling

07/02/2017 - 12:27
According to Nicole Shapiro, brand associate director at Added Value South Africa, people love stories and, for as long as people have walked the earth, across all cultures, storytelling has been an important fabric of society. read more
Top safety tips to prevent shoplifting

Top safety tips to prevent shoplifting

07/02/2017 - 12:02
For most South Africans the occasional brush with crime is an unfortunate inevitability, particularly in major centres. For business owners, however, this alarming trend is especially unnerving, given their reliance on stock and increasing competition from online retail sites.  read more
 ID Logistics SA certifies five sites to global quality standards

ID Logistics SA certifies five sites to global quality standards

06/02/2017 - 14:10
ID Logistics South Africa, part of global French contract logistics company, recently certified their five South African sites through a process of conducting external audits by consultants, SGS South Africa, a world leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. By obtaining this certification, ID Logistics SA aligns itself to the global standards of its parent company, ensuring a sustainable footprint by eliminating risks to their clients and committing to ethical and best business practices throughout their service delivery. read more
Cape Winemakers Guild pays it forward with 4 new Protégés

Cape Winemakers Guild pays it forward with 4 new Protégés

06/02/2017 - 14:02
The Cape Winemakers Guild Protégé Programme is ploughing knowledge and experience back into the wine industry with the intake of three new aspirant winemakers and a viticulturist for 2017.  read more
Steenberg Vineyards champions #WaterlessWednesday

Steenberg Vineyards champions #WaterlessWednesday

06/02/2017 - 13:53
Encouraging people to drink more wine and less water is one way to embrace #WaterlessWednesday, but for the team at Steenberg Vineyards saving this precious resource means serious business.  read more
Retailing passion abounds at FreshStop's 250th store opening

Retailing passion abounds at FreshStop's 250th store opening

06/02/2017 - 11:36
FreshStop, the largest and fastest growing convenience retail brand in South Africa, has again reached a major milestone in growth and continues to outpace the rest of the convenience retail industry in South Africa with the opening of its 250th store in Kempton Park in Gauteng. FreshStop at Caltex Croydon officially opened its doors to the public on 2 February 2017 on the corner of Brabazon and Isando Roads in Croydon, Kempton Park, an area that is mixed-use industrial and residential, and where the Store Retailers are, in their words, “thrilled to meet the diverse needs of our client base”.  read more
Johnnie Walker lengthens its stride with two Sunday Times Leaders on the Move tours

Johnnie Walker lengthens its stride with two Sunday Times Leaders on the Move tours

06/02/2017 - 11:08
Times Media is delighted to announce that the aspirational Johnnie Walker brand has extended its relationship with the prestigious Sunday Times Top 100 Companies, and will partner the title in presenting the first two Leaders on the Move tours for 2017, on 17 February & 31 March respectively.  read more
The integration of Kliklok-Woodman into Bosch Packaging Technology

The integration of Kliklok-Woodman into Bosch Packaging Technology

03/02/2017 - 11:41
In November 2015, Bosch Packaging Technology acquired the packaging equipment provider Kliklok-Woodman Corporation. With manufacturing facilities in Decatur, Georgia, U.S. and Bristol, UK, the Kliklok brand specialises in developing and supplying secondary packaging machinery for the food and drink industry and the Woodman brand producing vertical form, fill and seal machines.  read more
SnapnSave gives away R2 million to their shoppers

SnapnSave gives away R2 million to their shoppers

03/02/2017 - 09:20
It seems that SnapnSave, South Africa’s #1 cash back shopping app, has hit the sweet spot again and in the space of 4 months, given another R1million, back into their Snappers wallets. read more
Mamas upskill in Cape Town to better their communities

Mamas upskill in Cape Town to better their communities

03/02/2017 - 08:52
This year, Clover Mama Afrika’s annual Smarties Week took place at the Ocean Breeze Hotel in Strand, Cape Town. For over 13 years Clover Mama Afrika, Clover’s CSI project, has worked with women across the country, who assist disadvantaged people in their respective communities and equip them with the needed skills to develop their talents.  read more
Cape Classics and Indaba Wines bring transformative education to vulnerable children living in the South African Winelands

Cape Classics and Indaba Wines bring transformative education to vulnerable children living in the South African Winelands

02/02/2017 - 11:00
Decades of Social Responsibility Lead to Creation of Indaba Education Fund. read more
Food staples inflation in South Africa

Food staples inflation in South Africa

01/02/2017 - 16:42
The severe drought and the depreciation of the rand in 2016 has seen annual food inflation reaching 11.7% in December 2016 when compared to December 2015 (as reported by StatsSA). This is a hard stat to swallow for the average Joe but times are tough and smart consumers are becoming experts at shopping on the deal. read more
Raise the bar with Cadbury for a chance to win R1 million

Raise the bar with Cadbury for a chance to win R1 million

01/02/2017 - 15:43
If you could be a millionaire, what kind of millionaire would you be? This will be the question on everyone’s lips this summer when Cadbury chocolates Raise the Bar, giving one lucky South African the chance to win ONE MILLION bucks in cash!  read more
Menlyn Park Shopping Centre gives the gift of the smile

Menlyn Park Shopping Centre gives the gift of the smile

01/02/2017 - 13:38
Menlyn Park Shopping Centre donates proceeds to Smile Foundation. read more
Shoprite Group donates another 25 920ℓ of water to De Rust

Shoprite Group donates another 25 920ℓ of water to De Rust

01/02/2017 - 09:23
The Shoprite Group has donated more than 41 000ℓ of water to De Rust this month amidst severe water shortages in the Karoo town.  read more
UberEATS launches in Cape Town

UberEATS launches in Cape Town

31/01/2017 - 11:18
Uber says there have been more than 100‚000 app downloads since launching in Joburg in September read more
A new generation of technical experts

A new generation of technical experts

31/01/2017 - 11:01
Pyrotec PackMark offers the very latest labelling, coding and print & apply equipment from our principals – international industry leaders Markem-Imaje, ALTech and Harland Machine Systems. The cutting-edge technology that we provide requires the services of an expert technical team. Fortunately, our new generation of technicians and apprentices are up to the challenge.  read more
Global e-commerce trends to take off in SA

Global e-commerce trends to take off in SA

30/01/2017 - 13:45
E-commerce, as a global trend in its own right, is set to increase in popularity and consumer uptake in South Africa this year. This is as a result of a number of supporting trends, from greater variety offered by e-tailers, to the evolution of tech offerings - such as shopping apps - and the profile and behaviour of shoppers themselves. read more
Strategic, high impact events are key to enhancing brand value

Strategic, high impact events are key to enhancing brand value

30/01/2017 - 10:56
Integrating a dedicated events division into its business in 2015 has allowed Times Media to bring fresh and exclusive engagement opportunities to its readers, and cement its position as SA’s leading provider to the Business, Finance, Marketing and Lifestyle sectors in South Africa.  read more
Woolworths Palmyra store receives South Africa's first 5-star retail Tenant Green Building Rating

Woolworths Palmyra store receives South Africa's first 5-star retail Tenant Green Building Rating

27/01/2017 - 09:14
The Woolworths Palmyra store in Claremont, Cape Town has become the first retail outlet in South Africa to achieve a 5-star rating certified by the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA), using the Green Star SA – Existing Building Performance Custom Tenant rating tool.  read more
Cybercellar opens physical store

Cybercellar opens physical store

27/01/2017 - 08:54
2016 proved to be an exciting year for the team at Cybercellar.com Not only did the online beverage company move warehouses, celebrate being the oldest e-commerce company in South Africa, and join forces with the eventing site, Quicket: they also opened up their first physical liquor store.  read more
Product Inspection: staying ahead of the curve

Product Inspection: staying ahead of the curve

26/01/2017 - 14:04
Neil Giles, Marketing Communications Manager, Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection, looks at how advanced product inspection systems can aid compliance and productivity, as well as mitigate the risk of product recalls within the food manufacturing sector read more
Fairview takes the cream at the World Cheese Awards!

Fairview takes the cream at the World Cheese Awards!

26/01/2017 - 13:45
Fairview once again made the South African cheese industry proud with its achievements at the recent World Cheese Awards, held in San Sebastián in Northern Spain, late in 2016. Fairview took home three prestigious international awards for its high-quality artisanal cheese making it a leader in the local and global cheese industry. read more
2017: The year of the mixed-use mall

2017: The year of the mixed-use mall

26/01/2017 - 12:04
In the fiercely competitive South African retail sector, the retail and retail development space in 2017 and beyond will include a high-tech, interactive shopping environment in a bid to lure shoppers to centres for longer. read more
Massmart donates high-tech hampers to top matriculants

Massmart donates high-tech hampers to top matriculants

25/01/2017 - 08:32
Massmart recognised South Africa’s top-performing students at the 2016 announcement of the National Senior Certificate Examinations results. The results were officially announced earlier this month by the Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga at a ceremony in Auckland Park, Johannesburg. read more
School Club’s Annual Distribution of Educational Content – Making the classroom an inspirational space for learning

School Club’s Annual Distribution of Educational Content – Making the classroom an inspirational space for learning

24/01/2017 - 10:25
January 2017 – Johannesburg – For any academic institution, being able to get any kind of assistance from corporates is appreciated because it helps schools make each and every classroom an inspirational space for learning. For over 14 years now, Pick n Pay and youth market specialists, HDI Youth Marketeers, have been running a platform that helps provide over 3, 000 schools across South Africa with over 250 tons of brand funded educational content called, Pick n Pay School Club.  read more
 Nederburg The Winemasters Riesling 2015 the highest scoring SA wine at international competition

Nederburg The Winemasters Riesling 2015 the highest scoring SA wine at international competition

24/01/2017 - 09:56
The 2015 vintage of Nederburg’s The Winemasters Riesling was awarded a gold medal in the £10 to £15 price category at the 2016 The Drinks Business Global Riesling Masters. With a score of 94 points, it is the highest scoring South African wine on the show.  read more
Kabega Primary wins Clean-Up and Recycle competition

Kabega Primary wins Clean-Up and Recycle competition

23/01/2017 - 15:21
Johannesburg, January 23, 2017. Kabega Primary School in Port Elizabeth has once again proven their mettle as a group of learners committed to sustainability and cleaning up their environment, by emerging victorious in Plastics|SA’s annual Clean-Up and Recycle Competition.  read more
Investing in skills development

Investing in skills development

23/01/2017 - 10:27
Pyrotec PackMark, January 2017: Pyrotec PackMark – an industry-leading brand within the privately-owned Pyrotec stable – offers a comprehensive range of labeling, coding, print and apply labeling equipment, and consumables.  read more
 Ballito Junction Regional Mall Urban Eatery sets a new standard for mall dining and entertainment

Ballito Junction Regional Mall Urban Eatery sets a new standard for mall dining and entertainment

23/01/2017 - 08:23
Ballito Junction Regional Mall Urban Eatery is unlike anything South Africans have experienced before. It is set to take mall dining and entertainment to an entirely new level when Ballito Junction opens on 23 March 2017. read more
5 Top digital signage technology ‘Must Haves’ for 2017

5 Top digital signage technology ‘Must Haves’ for 2017

20/01/2017 - 12:41
As important as the placement of screens and creation of dynamic content are in the effectiveness and success of in-store digital signage, technology is still the main driver in this industry. read more
The importance of routine maintenance on your packaging line

The importance of routine maintenance on your packaging line

20/01/2017 - 11:39
We’ve all heard that prevention is better than a cure, but do you heed this advice when it comes to your packaging line? read more
3rd eCommerce MoneyAfrica Conference & Exhibition returns to Cape Town

3rd eCommerce MoneyAfrica Conference & Exhibition returns to Cape Town

19/01/2017 - 16:14
The third annual eCommerce MoneyAfrica Confex, produced by Kinetic, returns to Cape Town from 22 - 23 February 2017 and continues to grow as the industry’s largest event. read more
Accenture Appoints Wayne Hull as Managing Director of Accenture Digital for South and Sub-Sahara Africa

Accenture Appoints Wayne Hull as Managing Director of Accenture Digital for South and Sub-Sahara Africa

19/01/2017 - 13:03
JOHANNESBURG; Jan. 19, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today announced the appointment of Wayne Hull as managing director and head of Accenture Digital for South and Sub-Saharan Africa. read more
Hugs and ice cream: SA's happiest combination

Hugs and ice cream: SA's happiest combination

19/01/2017 - 11:29
Cape Town: Thursday, 19 January 2017: Saturday, 21 January 2017, is annual International Hugging Day[1], celebrated the world-over to spread some cheer. To help spread the happiness, Baskin-Robbins ice cream is offering guests at their Tyger Valley shop free hugs and ice cream scoops this Saturday. read more
Why care about employer branding over the festive season?

Why care about employer branding over the festive season?

19/01/2017 - 10:34
Yeah, it should be a time of good cheer for consumers - but also for all those overworked retail and hospitality industry employees out there! Amazingly, 2017 is now in full swing, so why don't we take a moment to reflect on the festive seasonal trading period, especially in the retail and hospitality sectors where South Africa experienced both its highs and lows?  read more
Balancing the digital demand with human touch

Balancing the digital demand with human touch

19/01/2017 - 09:42
It’s no secret that banks have looked to move many of their services to online solutions in response to the growing consumer demand for digital, and, in an effort to manage cost. This has manifested itself in dramatic fashion across the banking industry. Since January 2015, more than 1,000 bank branches have closed in the UK. But are banks acting too rashly in replacing that human touch with digital channels, and do they risk alienating their customers who crave a more human experience? read more
PriceCheck's Marketplace: A full-circle shopping experience

PriceCheck's Marketplace: A full-circle shopping experience

19/01/2017 - 09:34
Recognising the need for brick-and-mortar stores to list their products and sell them online, PriceCheck, Africa’s largest product discovery and comparison service, has launched a brand-new offering: PriceCheck’s Marketplace.  read more
Less packaging, more sales

Less packaging, more sales

19/01/2017 - 08:12
Pyrotec PackMedia January 2017: The country’s widespread water restrictions are a stark reminder of the dire and ongoing need to reduce, reuse and recycle. As with the need to save water, brand owners are constantly on the look-out for ideas to reduce their packaging while simultaneously boosting sales. One simple solution to this conundrum is to make use of a Do-It® Hang Tab from Pyrotec PackMedia. read more
Clover acquires Olive Pride

Clover acquires Olive Pride

17/01/2017 - 15:08
Clover Industries has acquired Olive Pride, a leading manufacturer and importer of olive oils, extra virgin olive oils, balsamic vinegars and related products, from Southern Canned Products, a wholly owned subsidiary of AECI. read more
Global plastics industry effort to combat marine litter grows in 2016

Global plastics industry effort to combat marine litter grows in 2016

17/01/2017 - 10:48
Seven new industry associations join the “Joint Declaration." The group will operate as the “Global Plastics Alliance” going forward.  read more
Mondi receives two WorldStar 2017 packaging awards

Mondi receives two WorldStar 2017 packaging awards

17/01/2017 - 10:12
International packaging and paper producer Mondi has received two WorldStar 2017 awards for its IceBox and Queen Display designs. read more
TFG pushing boundaries with new online delivery option

TFG pushing boundaries with new online delivery option

16/01/2017 - 12:17
TFG (The Foschini Group) are pushing online delivery boundaries by introducing Deliver 2 Me – a convenient delivery solution which uses geo-location services (already used in apps like Uber) to avoid the need for specific street delivery addresses. read more
Shoprite Group supports relief efforts as SA is plagued by natural disasters

Shoprite Group supports relief efforts as SA is plagued by natural disasters

16/01/2017 - 12:06
In recent weeks the Shoprite Group has reached out to support numerous disaster relief efforts across South Africa as the country continues to be plagued by natural disasters ranging from the ongoing drought to flash floods and runaway veld fires. read more
Training is the key to continued success in contact centres

Training is the key to continued success in contact centres

16/01/2017 - 10:13
As businesses, both large and small, become more digital and move into the world of online, the modern call centre is often the initial, and in some cases the single point of customer contact. But to ensure contact centre agents are equipped to provide a positive customer experience, the role of training can read more
The growth of online retail

The growth of online retail

13/01/2017 - 09:07
When it comes to retail, the last number of years has seen a huge surge in popularity. There are many reasons for this – from accessibility to the ease of use, the developments in technology have helped to grow the online retail industry. These enhancements in technology have allowed consumers to have a smooth shopping experience. read more
Stratitude redesigns master chocolatier’s favourite chocolate collection

Stratitude redesigns master chocolatier’s favourite chocolate collection

12/01/2017 - 13:56
Johannesburg, Gauteng, 10 January 2017 – What do you expect to see in a chocolatier’s collection? The favourite, artisanal chocolates of a master chocolatier? Rich, luxurious packaging that shows the exclusivity of such a selection? Too much spend for too much sweet?  read more
Digital customers are less loyal

Digital customers are less loyal

12/01/2017 - 09:24
Research across consumers in 12 countries finds those that prefer digital engagement channels to human customer service are more likely to switch brands or service providers • 57% of consumers across all sectors have been with their service providers for more than three years. • Consumers in South Africa, India, Mexico, Brazil and UK are more prone to switch, while French, Japanese, Dutch and German consumers stay with their providers longer. • Banks lead the way in terms of customer retention  read more
4th Street is the fastest growing wine brand in the world

4th Street is the fastest growing wine brand in the world

10/01/2017 - 14:26
In an independent report released by the International Wine and Spirit Research (IWSR) end 2016, South African wine brand, 4th Street, has been rated as the top growth brand internationally and positioned 29th overall in the world.  read more
Burger King calls on kids to defend the King

Burger King calls on kids to defend the King

20/12/2016 - 09:02
New Augmented Reality Game launches at restaurants  read more
RAF 2016 festive season road safety campaign promotes story telling

RAF 2016 festive season road safety campaign promotes story telling

19/12/2016 - 11:57
CENTURION: South Africa’s (SA) roads will carry several stories as people embark on their journeys this festive season and the Road Accident Fund (RAF) is committed to ensuring these stories get told. read more
Verint receives Frost & Sullivan’s award for best practices in New Product Innovation

Verint receives Frost & Sullivan’s award for best practices in New Product Innovation

15/12/2016 - 14:03
Frost & Sullivan, a global research and analysis company, has recognised Verint for best practices in product innovation for Robotic Process Automation. read more
SA shoppers raise over R70 million in MySchool funds for schools and charities

SA shoppers raise over R70 million in MySchool funds for schools and charities

15/12/2016 - 09:17
With silly season upon us, retailers are holding thumbs for a bumper time of year and so are thousands of charities and environmental organisations. Shoppers too, are looking for ways to make their holiday and gift purchases count by helping those in need during this time.  read more
SodaStream defies global attack by Nestle and bottled water industry on its environmental campaign

SodaStream defies global attack by Nestle and bottled water industry on its environmental campaign

15/12/2016 - 08:53
Despite Coordinated Efforts by Big Beverage Players, SodaStream CEO Says the Company Will Not Be Silenced About the Shameful Use of Polluting Plastic Bottle  read more
15 years, a million beans, one flavourful brand with its roots in SA

15 years, a million beans, one flavourful brand with its roots in SA

15/12/2016 - 08:32
South Africa has been a popular destination for many global retail brands setting their sights on the continent. From fashion to fast food, locals are enjoying an ever increasing choice. For coffee lovers, the latest arrivals include Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts but the question is, once the hype is over, how are global brands resonating with customers versus local ones.  read more
Tracepack becomes sole Southern Africa full Linx Global portfolio partner

Tracepack becomes sole Southern Africa full Linx Global portfolio partner

15/12/2016 - 08:18
TracePack can now offer the full Linx Global product range which includes Continuous Inkjet, Laser Coders, Large Character Printers, and Thermal Transfer Printers, Thermal Inkjet, including all inks and accessories. TracePack is the sole Southern Africa full Linx portfolio partner that can offer the entire range under one roof. read more
Fry's Family Foods wins top SETA Award

Fry's Family Foods wins top SETA Award

14/12/2016 - 14:56
The Food Bev Seta has awarded the Fry's Family Foods has been awarded the Gold Award in the Medium Companies Category for excellence in opportunities offered in occupationally directed training programmes. read more
 Nederburg plants new vines in old soil to commemorate its history

Nederburg plants new vines in old soil to commemorate its history

14/12/2016 - 09:01
Early December saw Nederburg staging a special vine planting event to honour the 225-year legacy of the winery’s founder Phillipus Wolvaart, who acquired the Paarl farm in 1791. The original framed title deed has pride of place in Nederburg’s historic Old Cellar Museum. It is clearly dated 1 November 1791 and bears the signature of Acting Governor of the Cape, Johannes Isaac Rehnius.  read more
The Cape Winemakers Guild welcomes two new members

The Cape Winemakers Guild welcomes two new members

14/12/2016 - 08:39
Two accomplished Stellenbosch winemakers, Bruwer Raats of Raats Family Wines and Morné Vrey of Delaire Graff Estate have joined the ranks of the Cape Winemakers Guild. read more
End the year on a great note with Vital

End the year on a great note with Vital

13/12/2016 - 16:41
Nutrition expert Andrea du Plessis gives insight into coping with end-of-year stress and exams read more