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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
Pop-up and prosper!

Pop-up and prosper!

13/12/2016 - 15:57
With retail space becoming ever more expensive and the viability of long-term tenancy no longer what it was, the traditional shopping environment is undergoing a huge shift as retailers look to capitalise on the growing popularity of pop-up shops.  read more
Employer Branding doesn't do holidays

Employer Branding doesn't do holidays

13/12/2016 - 11:20
With the end of 2016 now upon us with companies, recruiters, employees and candidates alike feeling frazzled from a demanding year, you might well ask why you would want to continue promoting your company brand, value proposition and job opportunities over the holiday period. read more
Results of 2016 International Coastal Clean-Up for Cape Provinces released

Results of 2016 International Coastal Clean-Up for Cape Provinces released

12/12/2016 - 16:38
More glass and paper bags, less PET bottles and bottle caps found on Cape beaches  read more
Facing your product in the eye of consumers

Facing your product in the eye of consumers

12/12/2016 - 10:54
The face of your product is the advert for your product (or brand) as it provides product information to consumers. read more
Manage contact centre pressure with gamification

Manage contact centre pressure with gamification

12/12/2016 - 10:45
Contact centres need all the help they can get during the busy peak season, and gamification could be the answer, says Bruce von Maltitz, contact centre technology expert and co-founder of 1Stream. read more
Appletiser and TBWA\Hunt Lascaris celebrate an extraordinary journey

Appletiser and TBWA\Hunt Lascaris celebrate an extraordinary journey

12/12/2016 - 10:28
When Appletiser was acquired by Coca-Cola, Hunt Lascaris had to relinquish its relationship with the brand. The highly successful partnership has come to an end, not due to irreconcilable differences, but because global alignment dictated it. read more
Baskin-Robbins to take on growing local ice-cream market

Baskin-Robbins to take on growing local ice-cream market

09/12/2016 - 16:32
South Africa’s first Baskin-Robbins ice cream shop opened in Cape Town on Friday, 9 December 2016. Hundreds of people queued at the Canal Walk Shopping Centre in Cape Town for a taste of the brand’s world-famous ice cream.  read more
New summit to shine new light on South Africa's brand identity

New summit to shine new light on South Africa's brand identity

09/12/2016 - 13:12
South Africa has come a long way since the dark days of Apartheid. 22 years following the dawn of democratic South Africa, our country has dramatically changed in many ways. Indeed, how we see ourselves as South Africans and how the world sees us, has been profoundly altered.  read more
BMi research canned protein in South Africa

BMi research canned protein in South Africa

09/12/2016 - 10:45
The canned protein market showed minimal year on year growth in 2015, compared to the healthy recovery seen in volume and a healthy increase in value from 2014. read more
Going Shopping

Going Shopping

08/12/2016 - 14:14
Value for money is always going to be a key motivator when it comes to shopper behaviour. But to keep customers loyal over time, their overall emotional connection with your shopping centre is vital, says one veteran shopping centre manager. read more
#ActForChange this festive season

#ActForChange this festive season

08/12/2016 - 13:42
7 December 2016. South African’s can join forces with the Shoprite Group this festive season to bring joy to thousands of less fortunate people around the country by simply getting their gifts wrapped or donating just R5 or more at any of the Group’s stores nationwide.  read more
Tembisa daycares collect over 1 million SASKO bread bags

Tembisa daycares collect over 1 million SASKO bread bags

08/12/2016 - 12:43
In September 2015, SASKO successfully launched its Siyasizana Daycare Project to assist local daycares in receiving much-needed items for their crèches’. Just over one year later, the programme has grown in leaps and bounds with community members rallying to support daycares in their area. In December 2016, over one million SASKO bread bags have been collected in Tembisa by a staggering 420 daycares.  read more
Menlyn Park Shopping Centre makes kids smile this festive season

Menlyn Park Shopping Centre makes kids smile this festive season

08/12/2016 - 11:48
Pretoria, 07 December 2016 – Menlyn Park Shopping Centre has launched three fantastic gift-wrapping pop-up stores, with all proceeds going to Smile Foundation. Each of the beautifully designed stores offers a unique experience, catering for every shopper’s needs. read more
Thee Legacy provide the sound track to the latest Simba Mapha TVC

Thee Legacy provide the sound track to the latest Simba Mapha TVC

08/12/2016 - 10:50
Johannesburg, Thursday 8 December 2016 – The inaugural winners of The Sing Off SA, Durban-based Isicathamiya group, Thee legacy, have collaborated with the iconic South African heritage brand, Simba, by providing the soundtrack to the latest Simba Mapha TVC with their chart-topping hit single Wena Wedwa (MusicCraftMAN Mix), as Simba chips celebrates 60 years. read more
#BLACKFRIDAY

#BLACKFRIDAY

07/12/2016 - 15:03
For those who think the name Black Friday is linked to doom, war and/or plague - you are wrong. Black Friday (the day after Thanksgiving Thursday) is, in fact, the day when many retailers who do not make a profit until the Christmas trading period, move from the red into the black (in accounting terms). read more
Polyflor partners with Carte Blanche to make a difference at Sebokeng Hospital

Polyflor partners with Carte Blanche to make a difference at Sebokeng Hospital

07/12/2016 - 10:19
Johannesburg, 2 December 2016. Polyflor SA was once again in the privileged position to assist Carte Blanche with their “Making a Difference” campaign by donating a 780 m2 vinyl floor for use in the creation of an Infant High Care Ward at the Sebokeng Hospital.  read more
Wimpy challenges South Africa to #SummerLikeAChamp

Wimpy challenges South Africa to #SummerLikeAChamp

07/12/2016 - 08:39
Tasked by South Africa’s favourite fast-service family restaurant chain, Wimpy, to devise a summer campaign featuring its lip smacking, tastebud-thrilling, hunger-busting Champ Burger Combo, FCB Joburg looked to an overworked, grey-suited businessman for inspiration. read more
TFG makes it easy for customers to donate online

TFG makes it easy for customers to donate online

06/12/2016 - 16:13
TFG (The Foschini Group) launched a donation option for customers to contribute towards educational CSI projects on any of its online stores: @home, Duesouth, Duesouth Escapes, Fabiani, Foschini For Beauty, hi, Markham, Relay, sportscene, and Totalsports. read more
Nuy Winery Cellar Master crowned as Worcester/Breedekloof Winemaker of the Year 2016

Nuy Winery Cellar Master crowned as Worcester/Breedekloof Winemaker of the Year 2016

06/12/2016 - 14:07
Nuy Winery Cellar Master, Christo Pienaar, was crowned as Worcester/Breedekloof Winemaker of the Year 2016 on Friday 2 December. This event is proudly sponsored by Brenn-O-Kem, a company specialising in transforming winery waste into value-added natural products used in the wine industry, pharmaceutical industry and other markets since 1968. read more
Pick n Pay & Ladysmith Black Mambazo produced 4 fun Christmas ads!

Pick n Pay & Ladysmith Black Mambazo produced 4 fun Christmas ads!

06/12/2016 - 11:38
Join Pick n Pay and Ladysmith Black Mambazo on a journey through all of the little things that make Christmas a bit of a mission, but ultimately make Christmas great!  read more
UMS Campaign a Great Success

UMS Campaign a Great Success

06/12/2016 - 11:17
MegaVision Media's latest activation was a massive success. This was the first campaign we assisted UMS with, we did all the design work, supplied all the POS elements for the stores and branded 10 vehicles. We designed, printed, project managed and installed the entire campaign. read more
Building your small business into a big brand

Building your small business into a big brand

06/12/2016 - 11:11
06 December 2016: When it comes to marketing a small business, the fundamentals remain the same as they are with big businesses, yet many small and medium enterprises (SMEs) fail to action even the simplest marketing initiatives effectively, often to the detriment of the business’ success.  read more
Three ways to cultivate post-holiday customer loyalty

Three ways to cultivate post-holiday customer loyalty

06/12/2016 - 09:42
How do retailers turn seasonal gift buyers into year-round customers? The fact is, it’s a struggle. Some customers may not want to hear from you for another 365 days, while others may need more personalized suggestions before they’ll make another purchase. Either way, at the very least, you want them to come back next year. But too often, retailers don’t devise a plan and simply lump these customers back into the regular stream of batch-and-blast messaging. read more
New leadership at Bosch Packaging Technology

New leadership at Bosch Packaging Technology

06/12/2016 - 09:16
Dr. Stefan König will become president of Bosch Packaging Technology read more
Menlyn Park Shopping Centre celebrates official opening

Menlyn Park Shopping Centre celebrates official opening

05/12/2016 - 11:59
Pretoria, 5 December 2016 – Menlyn Park Shopping Centre in Pretoria celebrated the fruits of two years of hard work on Friday night, hosting a magnificent party to relaunch the popular mall, now the biggest in Africa following a R2-billion makeover. “It was wonderful to see the centre in its final splendour, and to begin this new exciting chapter with our tenants, loyal customers and friends,” said Olive Ndebele, general manager of the shopping centre. read more
Edgars 'Own It' campaign announces lead act

Edgars 'Own It' campaign announces lead act

05/12/2016 - 11:19
Edgars Active clothing brand Jabari has announced that freestyle rap artist 2Lee Stark is the lead act for the brand's 'Own It' campaign, which kicked off in November 2016. read more
Trevor Ormerod retires from media…looks forward to pursuing aviation dreams

Trevor Ormerod retires from media…looks forward to pursuing aviation dreams

05/12/2016 - 09:51
Johannesburg, 2 December 2016: Media industry stalwart and innovator, Trevor Ormerod, has announced his early retirement from the media and advertising industry as he aims to pursue his other passion, aviation.  read more
Wrapped up and ready for the festive season – Coca-Cola introduces the bottle with a bow

Wrapped up and ready for the festive season – Coca-Cola introduces the bottle with a bow

01/12/2016 - 16:21
As 2016 draws to an end, Coca-Cola is getting into the holiday spirit by transforming the label on 1 litre bottles into a festive Christmas bow. These bow label bottles are available in store now across all four variants in the trademark, Coca-Cola Original, Coca-Cola Zero Sugar, Coca-Cola Light or Coca-Cola Life. Turning the brand new and joyous label into a bow involves three basic steps: Peel back the label, pull the strip and last but not least, reveal the festive Christmas bow to make someone happy!  read more
Nederburg to ignite curiosity with festive season in-store packs

Nederburg to ignite curiosity with festive season in-store packs

01/12/2016 - 15:28
Nederburg is bringing its history magnificently to life in-store this festive season. Look out for exclusive packs from the Paarl winery’s premium The Winemasters collection, named to honour the long-established tradition of Nederburg’s winemaking excellence.  read more
Shoprite & Checkers giving away 150 vehicles in SA’s biggest EVER ‘win a car’ competition

Shoprite & Checkers giving away 150 vehicles in SA’s biggest EVER ‘win a car’ competition

01/12/2016 - 15:00
Shoprite and Checkers will be giving away 150 brand new VW up! cars over a period of 4 weeks this festive season. It is the biggest car giveaway to ever take place in South Africa, with a minimum of 5 customers per day each winning a car between Monday 28 November and Saturday 24 December. read more
The popular Sunday World newspaper has a fresh, new look

The popular Sunday World newspaper has a fresh, new look

01/12/2016 - 10:57
Johannesburg, 1 December 2016: Sunday World, the popular weekly tabloid newspaper read by more than 1.5 million South Africans has undergone a facelift: the masthead, fonts, colours and layout design of the print publication have all been updated to reflect the vibrancy of the title and its content. Abdul Milazi, editor of Sunday World says the new look-and-feel will ensure readers continue to experience “the best Sunday by far.” This is the first major facelift the title has undergone since its launch on 7 March 1999. read more
Tracking the effectiveness of your Promotional ROI Spend

Tracking the effectiveness of your Promotional ROI Spend

01/12/2016 - 08:43
Total SA retail promotional frequency is showing significant growth but who measures if that significant investment is profitable to the business? Who is evaluating the effectiveness of each promotion? What science is being used to develop promotional calendars?

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Shoprite Cloverdene creates 230 new jobs in local community

Shoprite Cloverdene creates 230 new jobs in local community

29/11/2016 - 14:56
​Shoprite has created a staggering 230 new jobs in the local community with the opening of its Cloverdene store on Friday, 25 November 2016.  read more
World's largest ice cream chain to launch in SA

World's largest ice cream chain to launch in SA

29/11/2016 - 14:40
Baskin-Robbins® to open in Cape Town this December  read more
Ecommerce is the new black (Friday)

Ecommerce is the new black (Friday)

29/11/2016 - 12:57
The most hyped up shopping day of the year, Black Friday evokes images of queues, crowds and even brawls as shoppers attempt to get their hands on the best deals and merchandise.  read more
Easy does it!

Easy does it!

29/11/2016 - 09:29
Is your product easily removable from displays? Are retailers able to restock your product? If not, Do-It® Hang Tabs and Display Strips are your solution. read more
Fretting over forex? Rather, relax these holidays

Fretting over forex? Rather, relax these holidays

28/11/2016 - 11:31
Protect your business against exchange rate uncertainty in the closing weeks of 2016. read more
6 tips to keep productivity and quality high in call centres this festive season

6 tips to keep productivity and quality high in call centres this festive season

28/11/2016 - 10:59
The lead up to the holiday season can be daunting for those in the retail industry, particularly for contact centres who bear the brunt of the increased workload and often heightened tempers. While managing this period might seem overwhelming to the staff and managers involved, according to Bruce von Maltitz, co-founder and joint CEO of 1Stream, there are some key things to bear in mind to streamline processes and ensure productivity and quality remain high, and that customers continue to receive the best customer experience. read more
Dunkin’ Donuts brewing up a Black Friday bargain

Dunkin’ Donuts brewing up a Black Friday bargain

25/11/2016 - 11:46
Cape Town, 24 November 2016: Planning to stay up late or battle long queues to get the best deals this Black Friday – don’t worry Dunkin’ Donuts South Africa has your back. Take a coffee break at Dunkin’ Donuts on Friday, 25 November 2016 and enjoy a FREE cup of original blend coffee and Zando.co.za discount voucher with any purchase.  read more
Staunching the flow: limiting shopper bleed in a time of massive redevelopment

Staunching the flow: limiting shopper bleed in a time of massive redevelopment

25/11/2016 - 11:16
Successfully redeveloping a shopping centre involves a myriad of considerations – not least of which is how to look after existing customers during the chaos of construction. Olive Ndebele, general manager of Menlyn Park Shopping Centre in Pretoria, tells us how they did it. read more
Christmas comes early for Canal Walk shoppers

Christmas comes early for Canal Walk shoppers

25/11/2016 - 10:08
Cape Town, 24 November 2016: Christmas comes early to Cape Town this year as Lindt & Sprüngli South Africa opens the doors to its first-ever Mother City LINDT Chocolate Boutique in Canal Walk Shopping Centre.  read more
#SWHOPPER comes to town on Black Friday

#SWHOPPER comes to town on Black Friday

25/11/2016 - 09:51
Cape Town, 25 November 2016: Take a break from your shopping this Black Friday and swap out your disappointing lunch for better, fresher WHOPPER® sandwich. South Africans are lining up to get the best deals as the annual retail holiday gains popularity in the country with many retailers jumping onto the sale bandwagon. read more
William Grant & Sons awarded top honours at IWSC

William Grant & Sons awarded top honours at IWSC

24/11/2016 - 15:24
On November 16, the global premium spirits business and independent family distiller, William Grant & Sons, was honoured with the Distiller of the Year’ title, the highest honour bestowed by the highly influential International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC). The Company was awarded a further prestigious accolade at the glittering event in London - ‘Scotch Producer of the Year’. read more
Beauty reigns supreme at Menlyn Park Shopping Centre

Beauty reigns supreme at Menlyn Park Shopping Centre

24/11/2016 - 14:26
Pretoria, 23 November 2016 – Menlyn Park Shopping Centre will be making it easy to be beautiful at its relaunch at the end of November, with new stores Lush, Candi&Co, Brow Bar, 3INA and Splush offering everything from hair consultations to facials. “We’re very excited to be able to offer such great beauty options to our shoppers,” says Olive Ndebele, general manager of the shopping centre.  read more
McCain’s Springs Plant receives the highest Quality Award

McCain’s Springs Plant receives the highest Quality Award

24/11/2016 - 11:38
McCain South Africa’s Springs Plant has recently been awarded the Quality Award for 2016 in the Outstanding Performance Awards globally. This award is presented to the organisation that shows outstanding improvement in KEQ (Key Elements of Quality) compliance, reduction in consumer complaints due to foreign objects as well as having no adverse quality incidents in 2016.  read more
New Huggies® Gold for boys and girls – Hugwear for moving babies

New Huggies® Gold for boys and girls – Hugwear for moving babies

24/11/2016 - 11:23
Babies can’t tell us whether they are comfortable or not or what they would rate as important features in a nappy, especially once they start exploring their surroundings and moving around more frequently. Movement can be as simple as rolling from side to side in their cribs or as strenuous as crawling or running from point to point. If you had to stop and consider what would be important factors when it comes to choosing clothes for yourself, it would be safe to assume that a good fit that does not restrain you and allows you to move freely would form part of your final decision making process.  read more
Eqstra awards R100 000 cash prize to assist community leaders

Eqstra awards R100 000 cash prize to assist community leaders

24/11/2016 - 11:12
Since 2004, Clover Mama Afrika has provided essential skills and equipment to hardworking, deserving women who serve communities in each of the nine provinces of South Africa. Affectionately known as ‘mamas’ these community leaders collectively care for over 15 500 children and 2 500 elderly since the project’s conception. read more
Pyrotec PackMedia: A brand you can trust

Pyrotec PackMedia: A brand you can trust

24/11/2016 - 10:55
Pyrotec PackMedia November 2016: Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, Pyrotec has many success stories under its belt – one of which is the Pyrotec PackMedia brand that boasts a 34-year partnership with Fix-a-Form® International, a UK-based company with a history dating back to the 1970s with the invention of Fix-a-Form® booklet labels by Denny Bros. read more
Winners of the Financial Mail AdFocus Awards 2016 announced

Winners of the Financial Mail AdFocus Awards 2016 announced

24/11/2016 - 09:14
Johannesburg, 23 November 2016: The Financial Mail AdFocus Awards Agency of the Year 2016 is PHD Media SA. All the Financial Mail AdFocus Awards winners were announced last night at an event in Rivonia that saw the who’s who of the advertising industry gather to either be recognised or to cheer their peers on. read more
The new McCain Sweet Potato Fries took over the streets of Johannesburg and Cape Town!

The new McCain Sweet Potato Fries took over the streets of Johannesburg and Cape Town!

23/11/2016 - 15:54
On Thursday, the 10th and 17th of November, in Johannesburg and Cape Town, the McCain Sweet Potato packs shared that good for you feeling by giving consumers a taste of the new good for your carb, McCain Sweet Potato Fries read more
Puma launches the all-new basket heart

Puma launches the all-new basket heart

23/11/2016 - 15:12
Cape Town, South Africa (23rd November 2016) – Global Sports Brand PUMA introduces the Basket Heart, a court classic from the PUMA Archive refreshed with a feminine twist. Heroing PUMA’s sport heritage by staying true to the OG silhouette, the Basket Heart celebrates a sweeter side of the sport. The latest lifestyle drop from the PUMA Women’s range, the Basket Heart continues to drive the ‘DO YOU’ campaign message and inspire women to show off their confidence and style. read more
Black Friday: The key to retail success is ensuring a positive shopper experience across all relevant channels

Black Friday: The key to retail success is ensuring a positive shopper experience across all relevant channels

23/11/2016 - 11:10
The countdown to the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales has officially begun. With experts predicting shoppers will spend double the amount they did in 2015 – this year’s retail shopping bonanza is expected to be bigger than ever. According to PwC, online sales will account for 77 percent of spending, versus 17 percent in stores. This means competition to attract and retain as many shoppers as possible will be all the more fierce. However, in order to stand out, as customers’ expectations for optimal service continue to grow, it’s no longer enough to simply offer the best prices. The key to retail success is ensuring a positive shopper experience across all relevant channels.  read more
2016 update of the South African Wine Ranking List

2016 update of the South African Wine Ranking List

23/11/2016 - 10:10
The South African Wine Index is proud to present a biannual update to the first SAWi South African Wine Ranking List, previously published in June 2016. The South African Wine Ranking List identifies South Africa’s top performing wines using the SAWi multi-vintage ‘Algorithm of Excellence’, and these top wines are presented as a collective referred to as the South African Grand Wines Collection (GWC).  read more
Cosmetics industry: complying with the new labelling laws

Cosmetics industry: complying with the new labelling laws

23/11/2016 - 10:02
Manufacturers‚ packers‚ distributors and other key players in the South African cosmetics industry may soon have to comply with new cosmetics labelling laws.  read more
Five steps to an effective omnichannel marketing effort

Five steps to an effective omnichannel marketing effort

22/11/2016 - 10:41
Retail is clearly being shaken up by mobile-oriented consumers. Online sales are growing year-on-year and volume is expected to hit $523bn by 2020 in the US. This shift has compelled even established brick-and-mortar enterprises to shore up their online presence. read more
Recruitment industry professionals honoured at the 2016 AMARA Awards

Recruitment industry professionals honoured at the 2016 AMARA Awards

21/11/2016 - 14:49
Johannesburg, 21 November 2016: The winners of Times Media’s Annual Recruitment Awards, the AMARA’s, were announced at a gala event at the Maslow Hotel in Sandton on Saturday 19 November. The AMARA’s are the leading awards recognition for outstanding service and achievement in the South African recruitment industry, across both the public and private sectors. read more
3 days to Menlyn Park Shopping Centre's brand new look

3 days to Menlyn Park Shopping Centre's brand new look

21/11/2016 - 11:38
Major Pretoria mall set to give shoppers and tenants an unmatchable shopping experience by providing convenience wherever possible read more
Managing customer relationships in today’s hypercompetitive retail environment

Managing customer relationships in today’s hypercompetitive retail environment

21/11/2016 - 11:31
To boost sales, retailers have long focused on two things: shopping environment and product selection. Unfortunately, this strategy pushes them to deliver ever-improving consumption experiences at lower and lower prices. Such competition is a losing game, especially in today’s hyper-competitive environment. read more
Local plastics collectors and recyclers get much needed financial boost

Local plastics collectors and recyclers get much needed financial boost

21/11/2016 - 10:02
Five new project partners to receive a total of R5.5 million in funding support  read more
Times Media and Backbone Studios score a winning goal with Supa Strikas

Times Media and Backbone Studios score a winning goal with Supa Strikas

18/11/2016 - 16:01
Backbone Studios – a joint venture between Times Media Group and Strika Entertainment – was recently recognised at the inaugural YouTube Sub-Saharan Africa Creator Awards for its popular, soccer-themed comic series Supa Strikas. read more
Fifth annual Stokvel Day draws more than 1000 members to event

Fifth annual Stokvel Day draws more than 1000 members to event

18/11/2016 - 15:00
Afri-Save Cash and Carry hosted more than 1400 stokvel members from Nelson Mandela Bay, at its fifth annual Stokvel Day event, themed the Big Five in Uitenhage. The Afri-Save Stokvel Day aimed to uplift, empower and acknowledge the importance of the stokvel community. Guest speakers also included Nelson Mandela Bay deputy mayor Mongameli Bobani, on Saturday, 5 November.  read more
Nederburg wins IWSC 2016 trophy for SA Wine Producer of the year

Nederburg wins IWSC 2016 trophy for SA Wine Producer of the year

18/11/2016 - 13:21
Nederburg was announced the 2016 International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) South African Wine Producer of the Year at a glittering gala dinner in London, UK, last night. This is the second time that the Paarl winery achieved this prestigious award - the first instance was in 2012.  read more
TFG amps up Black Friday with face recognition game

TFG amps up Black Friday with face recognition game

18/11/2016 - 13:01
Amp up your expression and score big on Black Friday thanks to a fun interactive face recognition app game from TFG (The Foschini Group) Rewards & More. Amped Up was developed for TFG’s customer rewards program, Rewards & More to generate pre-sale excitement for the global mega sale day, which takes place on Friday 25 November 2016.  read more
Financial Mail AdFocus Awards: a reflection of industry

Financial Mail AdFocus Awards: a reflection of industry

17/11/2016 - 12:03
With the Financial Mail AdFocus Awards winners to be announced in less than a week, on 23 November at Room 5 in Rivonia, the excitement is building, with shortlisted agencies’ anticipation running high.  read more
Woolworths replaces microbeads with ocean-friendly alternatives

Woolworths replaces microbeads with ocean-friendly alternatives

17/11/2016 - 11:54
Woolworths has announced that all plastic microbeads have been removed from its private label beauty and personal care products, making it easier for consumers to avoid being part of an environmental problem that is causing worldwide concern. The good news for those who love using face and body scrubs is that the microbeads have been replaced with biodegradable ingredients that provide the same quality of exfoliation. read more
Vida e caffè, Discovery Vitality and Shell partner to reward customers

Vida e caffè, Discovery Vitality and Shell partner to reward customers

16/11/2016 - 14:59
Vida e caffè, a partner to Discovery Vitality's Active Rewards programme and Shell forecourts have partnered to offer wellness rewards to customers. Through 87 of its 110 Vida e caffè or Torrador by Vida e caffè outlets, Vitality Active Rewards members will be able to claim their coffees and beverages at Shell locations across the country, while filling up on fuel. This will give Discovery Vitality members the ability to redeem their rewards in a far wider Vida network. read more
Pick n Pay launches the song that keeps on giving as part of its Christmas campaign

Pick n Pay launches the song that keeps on giving as part of its Christmas campaign

16/11/2016 - 14:47
Leading South African supermarket retailer Pick n Pay, together with double Grammy award winners, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, have recently released a unique and proudly South African twist to the popular Christmas song, Little Drummer Boy made famous by Boney M. read more
Krispy Kreme to open at Gateway, Durban

Krispy Kreme to open at Gateway, Durban

16/11/2016 - 14:39
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts will open a new store at the Gateway Theatre of Shopping in Umhlanga, KwaZulu-Natal in March 2017. Gateway, voted Best Shopping Centre by the Daily News Your Choice Awards in 2014 and 2015, will be home to the first Krispy Kreme store outside of Gauteng. read more
The perfect South African gift - Give a taste of Cape brandy

The perfect South African gift - Give a taste of Cape brandy

16/11/2016 - 14:27
Oude Molen, one of South Africa’s oldest brandy distilleries has been perfecting the craft of brandy making for over a century and offers award-winning premium Cape Brandies. Setting the bar for refined, elegant and opulent brandy, it is the perfect Christmas gift for brandy drinkers and premium spirits lovers. read more
PLASTICS|SA helps industry members prepare for an uncertain future

PLASTICS|SA helps industry members prepare for an uncertain future

16/11/2016 - 14:17
Energy experts give advice on how to face the current economic downturn by implementing energy and water solutions  read more