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FUTURELIFE® celebrates 10th birthday milestone

FUTURELIFE® celebrates 10th birthday milestone

27/07/2017 - 14:35
The much-loved South African functional food brand first established in 2007 continues to blaze trails, enjoying substantial market growth. read more
Digitisation: Changing the game for manufacturers

Digitisation: Changing the game for manufacturers

27/07/2017 - 12:35
Digital transformation, as we’ve come to realise, means something different in every industry. In Manufacturing, the term can be broad-reaching, encompassing everything from automation and robotics, to fully-fledged ‘smart factories’, all the way to the reinvention of the entire sector – captured in the ‘Industrie 4.0’ concept. read more
Womens Month: How Network Marketing businesses open doors for female entrepreneurship in South Africa.

Womens Month: How Network Marketing businesses open doors for female entrepreneurship in South Africa.

27/07/2017 - 09:23
In celebration of Womens’ Month in August, the next Financial Mail Private Lounge business breakfast presented in association with Nu Skin, will focus on the importance of stimulating an entrepreneurial culture, particularly amongst women, through direct marketing opportunities. The event takes place at Emperors Palace on Saturday, 5 August, and aims to inform and motivate the broader business community in South Africa about narrowing the gender gap between male and female entrepreneurial undertakings.  read more
Clover Mama Afrika surprise roadshow

Clover Mama Afrika surprise roadshow

26/07/2017 - 10:08
It was that time of the year again, for the team at Clover Mama Afrika to get on the road and do a surprise visit to the amazing Mama’s in Seshego, Ubombo, and Mpumalanga. The roadshow saw the team travelling throughout these areas visiting the Clover Mamas to establish their progress and needs in their respective projects. read more
What can't be measured can't be managed - Reviewing the success of experiential campaigns

What can't be measured can't be managed - Reviewing the success of experiential campaigns

25/07/2017 - 15:59
Experiential marketing is what brands do to get their stakeholders to engage with them; to "participate" in meaningful brand experiences. As a discipline it’s been defined in many ways – one being a forum where a brand can "extend a hand" to touch and engage the consumer. read more
Mama Nondumiso celebrates Madiba Day with opening of community tea garden

Mama Nondumiso celebrates Madiba Day with opening of community tea garden

25/07/2017 - 12:50
Clover Mama Afrika, Clover’s CSI project, together with one of their loyal project partners, MiX Telematics, have shown their support for Madiba Day by assisting Clover Mama Afrika’s, Mama Nondumiso Mpitimpiti, of the Step Ahead Bakery in Amalinda Forest, East London, with the launch of her brand-new tea garden. read more
Merchandise your products with a Do-It® Round Hole Hang Tab

Merchandise your products with a Do-It® Round Hole Hang Tab

24/07/2017 - 13:21
Do-It® Round Hole Hang Tabs are sold exclusively in South Africa by Pyrotec PackMedia.  read more
South Africa’s top three Championship Boerewors finalists announced

South Africa’s top three Championship Boerewors finalists announced

24/07/2017 - 08:43
The top three finalists in the 2017 Championship Boerewors competition were announced at the Top 18 Round in Cape Town yesterday. The competition was tough, but the recipes of Queen Mathebule (from Malamulele, Limpopo), James Lebepe (from Atteridgeville, Gauteng) and Moses Mathebule (from Lenyenye, Limpopo) proved to be a cut above the rest. read more
Digital Team Launch New Hospitality Platform

Digital Team Launch New Hospitality Platform

19/07/2017 - 14:26
WeAreConnect, the Digital arm of MegaVision Media, exhibited at this years first ever Africa Hotel Show which was held at Gallagher Estate in June.  read more
Checkers Little Shop wins at the 2017 Loyalty Magazine Awards

Checkers Little Shop wins at the 2017 Loyalty Magazine Awards

19/07/2017 - 11:35
Checkers Little Shop was awarded the Best Short Term Loyalty Programme at the 2017 Loyalty Magazine Awards which took place in London last month.  read more
McCain South Africa team’s plants vegetable gardens for Mandela Day

McCain South Africa team’s plants vegetable gardens for Mandela Day

18/07/2017 - 15:22
Mandela Day is a day that is synonymous with giving back. Not only does this day acknowledge the incredibly legacy of a great man but it inspires regular South Africans to take action and make a difference, no matter how big or small. The senior leadership teams from McCain Food South Africa will be taking action on Mandela Day by planting two vegetable gardens, one at the Johannesburg Children’s home and the other at the St Francis Care Centre.  read more
McCain South Africa celebrates Mandela day at Frida Hartley Shelter

McCain South Africa celebrates Mandela day at Frida Hartley Shelter

18/07/2017 - 14:56
Mandela Day is an important day in South African communities, it is a day for us not only to remember a great man but to do something in his legacy. It is a day to take a step back and to do something to better the lives of those around us. This Mandela Day, McCain Foods South Africa and Metro FM have partnered together to make a small difference to the lives of the women and children living at the Frieda Hartly Shelter in Yeoville.  read more
More than just a standard printer

More than just a standard printer

17/07/2017 - 10:37
Pyrotec’s machinery division, Pyrotec PackMark, has launched the new 9405 Continuous Inkjet (CIJ) coder from the trusted global manufacturer of product identification and traceability solutions, Markem-Imaje.  read more
Albany Bakeries team up with DJ Zinhle to make a thousand sandwiches

Albany Bakeries team up with DJ Zinhle to make a thousand sandwiches

14/07/2017 - 13:47
In honour of Mandela Month, the Albany team, together with ambassador DJ Zinhle, have pledged to make one thousand sandwiches for the African Children’s Feeding Scheme. Sarmies for Smiles is the first event of its kind for Albany, and was born out of the desire to get hands-on in making a difference.  read more
Coffee changes lives at Baywest Mall

Coffee changes lives at Baywest Mall

14/07/2017 - 10:27
Mandela Day initiative funds barista training for unemployed. read more
Douglas Green excels at prestigious International wine showcases in France and Germany

Douglas Green excels at prestigious International wine showcases in France and Germany

13/07/2017 - 16:51
Douglas Green Chardonnay 2016 has taken its place alongside the crème de la crème of global Chardonnay offerings after receiving a coveted Top 10 position and gold medal at the annual Chardonnay du Monde competition in France. read more
Shoprite inspired to help communities on Mandela Day

Shoprite inspired to help communities on Mandela Day

13/07/2017 - 15:16
In honour of the life and legacy of former South African president Nelson Mandela, the Shoprite Group will #ActForChange by taking hands with numerous organisations to upgrade food gardens, community centres and social enterprise initiatives across the country this Mandela Day, on 18 July 2017. read more
6th CEM Africa Summit to take place in Cape Town this August

6th CEM Africa Summit to take place in Cape Town this August

13/07/2017 - 14:50
The largest Customer Experience Management Summit in Africa will take place on the 16th and 17th of August 2017 at the Century City Conference Centre in Cape Town. Now in its 6th year, the summit has grown exponentially, already showing a 35% increase in attendees on 2016’s event.  read more
ID Logistics invests in technology to improve efficiencies and reduce costs

ID Logistics invests in technology to improve efficiencies and reduce costs

13/07/2017 - 12:30
ID Logistics South Africa, part of the global group that specialises in contract logistics, has recently embarked on a secondary transport optimisation programme to decrease costs and improve efficiencies across the operation. read more
Achieving ‘hyper-personalisation’ in retail

Achieving ‘hyper-personalisation’ in retail

13/07/2017 - 12:07
It’s one of the great paradoxes of the digital era: as we discover the wonders of artificial intelligence, super-smart algorithms and chatbots, consumers are seeking greater warmth and personalisation in their interactions. read more
Puma signs Illumination's Despicable Me 3 collaborate with a fun-filled debut collection

Puma signs Illumination's Despicable Me 3 collaborate with a fun-filled debut collection

12/07/2017 - 12:17
Global Sports Brand PUMA, together with Illumination and Universal Brand Development, are launching the much-anticipated line – the PUMA x Minions Collection. This multi-season partnership with Gru’s loyal and mischievous Minions, from the Despicable Me franchise, debuts locally in July.  read more
Batiste Instant Hair Refresh – a hit with South African consumers

Batiste Instant Hair Refresh – a hit with South African consumers

12/07/2017 - 10:34
Sold in over 50 countries around the world and recognised as the world’s leading dry shampoo, Batiste refreshes hair between washes – without a drop of water - leaving it feeling gorgeously clean and fresh, with added body and texture. Whether you want to revitalise it, oomph it, nourish it, or show a hint of colour, Batiste is leading an international hair care revolution.  read more
Sunday Times introduces Money - the personal finance section of Business Times

Sunday Times introduces Money - the personal finance section of Business Times

12/07/2017 - 10:20
South Africa’s best-selling weekend newspaper the Sunday Times has launched Money - a new personal finance section which appears every weekend in Business Times. Money is edited by Laura du Preez, who joined the Tiso Blackstar Group in May this year. She was formerly editor of Independent Media’s Personal Finance publications. read more
Stretching brand awareness

Stretching brand awareness

11/07/2017 - 11:27
In today’s tough economic climate, it’s never been more important for products to draw consumers’ attention, and what better way to do this than by using eye-catching on-pack brand enhancement tools?  read more
Metals recycling: MetPac-SA sets its sights high

Metals recycling: MetPac-SA sets its sights high

11/07/2017 - 10:09
MetPac-SA, the newly-formed producer responsibility organisation representing the steel, tinplate and aluminium packaging industries, has identified the increase of the recycling of metal packaging as one of its main objectives.  read more
Internet of things set to transform global logistics space

Internet of things set to transform global logistics space

10/07/2017 - 16:30
From driverless vehicles to the Internet of Things (IoT), the interconnection of everyday objects via the Internet, the global telematics market is exploding in connectivity and growth. Trucking is no stranger to this sort of change; indeed, many fleets are leading the way in terms of how to increase benefits from such technology and solutions. Big data offers unprecedented access to real-time information, with the potential to reduce vehicle downtime, improve safety and increase efficiencies. read more
Opinion piece: Simplifying your network is key to unlocking value of digital transformation

Opinion piece: Simplifying your network is key to unlocking value of digital transformation

10/07/2017 - 10:40
In an increasingly digital world where everything seems to be becoming ever more complex, there is a strong drive towards simplicity in innovation and development.  read more
McCain South Africa does good in Delmas

McCain South Africa does good in Delmas

10/07/2017 - 09:02
In line with McCain South Africa’s “Be Good and Do Good” philosophy, the company recently donated R50,000 worth of school uniforms to the Delpark Primary School in Delmas as part of the Helping Hand initiative. On the same day, McCain South Africa also donated eight computers, to the value of R65 000 to the Ebuhleni Foundation’s Computer Center in Delmas.  read more
CREMORA’s back to the original taste

CREMORA’s back to the original taste

07/07/2017 - 15:13
The original CREMORA taste you know and love is back, bringing fresh memories along with it.  read more
Traceability Solutions/Tracepack announces name change to MITAS Corporation

Traceability Solutions/Tracepack announces name change to MITAS Corporation

06/07/2017 - 14:43
Kyle Parker of Traceability Solutions tells us all about the company's transition from Traceability Solutions/Tracepack to MITAS Corporation.  read more
 McCain Ad voted top five in South Africa’s Best Liked Ads

McCain Ad voted top five in South Africa’s Best Liked Ads

06/07/2017 - 11:02
McCain South Africa is excited to announce that their, It’s the little things that mean everything’ advert featuring Jonathan has been voted as the number five Best Liked Ad in South Africa for 2016. read more
Business Day & Financial Mail take top honours at Financial, Health, and Property journalism Awards

Business Day & Financial Mail take top honours at Financial, Health, and Property journalism Awards

06/07/2017 - 10:38
Journalists from the Financial Mail and Business Day received top honours in their respective fields at recent journalism award events. read more
How Spree is leading the way for customer experience in Africa by introducing a first-of-its-kind technology

How Spree is leading the way for customer experience in Africa by introducing a first-of-its-kind technology

05/07/2017 - 15:12
Due to rapidly evolving technologies, changing demographics, consumer preferences, and growing access to the Internet, the CEM landscape is becoming a highly competitive space, making it increasingly difficult for brands to keep up. read more
Shoprite partners with Transkei Isolomzi Outreach

Shoprite partners with Transkei Isolomzi Outreach

05/07/2017 - 10:31
During the winter school holiday more than 40 learners from three schools in Cape Town’s southern suburbs will travel to the Eastern Cape to provide Mathematics and Physical Science tutoring to grade 12 learners from Isolomzi Secondary School in Kentani.  read more
Nuy Winery Muscadel – the legacy continues

Nuy Winery Muscadel – the legacy continues

04/07/2017 - 16:13
Heritage can often be found in the strangest of places; it may be the farm on the hill, or the memorial in town, the clothes that we wear, the food we eat or the wine we drink.  read more
South Africa welcomes International Employer Branding Expert to share innovative talent attraction and retention best practice!

South Africa welcomes International Employer Branding Expert to share innovative talent attraction and retention best practice!

04/07/2017 - 15:19
We invite you to join us in Johannesburg, South Africa on 12 October 2017, when Brett Minchington, chairman/CEO Employer Brand International presents his International Employer Brand Leadership Masterclass as part of his global tour which has been to more than 50 cities in 34 countries. read more
Natura Sugars – challenging the norm one grain at a time

Natura Sugars – challenging the norm one grain at a time

04/07/2017 - 10:34
Shaheen Rajabally, founder of Natura Sugars tells us about the inspiration behind the inception of the business, what sets them apart and the two new variants recently added to their range. read more
The benefits of serialised coding

The benefits of serialised coding

04/07/2017 - 08:48
Serialisation is the process of assigning each product or product component with a unique serial number or code. This makes it possible to trace these items as they move from the production and packaging floor through the supply chain and on to the end user. This unique identifier is printed onto these items using coding or marking equipment. read more
A remedy for humans, a challenge for technology

A remedy for humans, a challenge for technology

03/07/2017 - 14:50
Kwizda relies on Bosch’s line competence for BRONCHOSTOP® cough syrup processing  read more
Release of 'Cluster Series' marks new beginning for respected Cape winemaker

Release of 'Cluster Series' marks new beginning for respected Cape winemaker

30/06/2017 - 14:32
After nearly a decade as cellarmaster of award-winning Paarl estate Glen Carlou, acclaimed winemaker Arco Laarman has struck out on his own with the release of the first wines under his own label, Arco Laarman Wines. read more
Air Products and microbreweries – what the fizz is about

Air Products and microbreweries – what the fizz is about

30/06/2017 - 13:26
Craft beer brewing has evolved from being a home-brewing hobby to a precise and complex process, aimed at delighting craft beer lovers who have become enthusiasts of this new era of beer where there are more distinguished tastes on offer in the market. As a supplier of gases, which is vital to the brewing process, Air Products has been playing an important role to support microbreweries in creating craft beers suited for this local, expanding and trendy craft beer market.  read more
RCS unveils the latest innovation trends at its inaugural Retail Summit

RCS unveils the latest innovation trends at its inaugural Retail Summit

30/06/2017 - 10:40
The RCS Group (RCS), South Africa’s leading financial services provider in the retail credit market, has joined forces with Echangeur, the dynamic business unit of BNP Paribas Personal Finance, to bring South African retailers the latest retail and customer experience innovations.  read more
TFG savours success of online retailer collaborations

TFG savours success of online retailer collaborations

29/06/2017 - 13:21
The Foschini Group (TFG) eCommerce says collaborating with agile online retail partners like Travelstart, SA Florist and Cybercellar is pivotal to future success, by inspiring customers, driving social engagement and generating revenue.  read more
Food for Thought: Brand archetypes and the future of advertising

Food for Thought: Brand archetypes and the future of advertising

29/06/2017 - 09:44
Renowned futurist, academic and innovation expert, Pieter Geldenhuys, explored the latest technology trends with a forward vision at Ads24's Food for Thought event, a morning of in-depth, interactive discussion, networking, socio-political and business insights and fascinating food. Ads24 provided food for thought and a networking opportunity for senior media industry professionals at this thought leadership event, at The Venue- Greenpark in Sandton on 25 May. read more
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