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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
Stay Ahead in The Employer Branding Game

Stay Ahead in The Employer Branding Game

16/11/2016 - 13:04
Times Media and Employer Branding SA successfully held their back-to-back Employer Branding Power Breakfast session on Thursday, 10 November. The turnout comprised a great blend of attendees: SME’s, start-ups, established corporates and service providers. read more
Clover Visitors Centre opens its doors to the public

Clover Visitors Centre opens its doors to the public

16/11/2016 - 11:03
16 November 2016, Johannesburg – Clover Industries Limited (“Clover or Company”) yesterday launched its new, Clover Visitors Centre in Clayville, Midrand. The state-of-the-art green facility will open to visitors in February 2017 and give unique insights into the Company’s bottling and packaging activities whilst also providing a product tasting experience.  read more
Salted Chocolate Tart

Salted Chocolate Tart

16/11/2016 - 10:24
Simple and clean, this dairy-free chocolate tart is probably one of the best out there! read more
Uzwelo Bags launch online store

Uzwelo Bags launch online store

16/11/2016 - 09:59
Expand a Sign recently launched the Uzwelo Bags initiative that sees thousands of metres of their waste textile fabric donated to teams of sewers from underprivileged backgrounds to make unique and truly South African bags (laptop bags, luggage suitcase covers, school backpacks, shopper bags, etc.) These sewing teams are able to earn a living that puts food on the table for their families, funds education and provides dignity and upliftment for their communities on a long-term basis. read more
Pick n Pay and Gauteng Department of Economic Development support more spaza entrepreneurs

Pick n Pay and Gauteng Department of Economic Development support more spaza entrepreneurs

16/11/2016 - 09:47
A partnership between Pick n Pay and the Gauteng Department of Economic Development (GDED) to regenerate entrepreneurial grocery stores will see its second store open in Diepkloof. read more
 Festive shopping made simple with TFG eGIFT cards

Festive shopping made simple with TFG eGIFT cards

15/11/2016 - 16:50
Retail giant TFG (The Foschini Group) this week added eGift cards to its online stores, an electronic gift solution that is set to revolutionise festive season shopping. read more
10 days to Menlyn Park Shopping Centre's brand new look

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

15/11/2016 - 16:37
Major Pretoria mall set to give shoppers and tenants an unmatchable shopping experience by providing convenience wherever possible read more
How SA’s online retailers can cash in on Black Friday fever

How SA’s online retailers can cash in on Black Friday fever

15/11/2016 - 10:32
With less than 11 days to go for major retail brands as well as niche players, preparation is key. From negotiating deals with suppliers to ensuring delivery logistics run smoothly, PriceCheck’s CEO, Kevin Tucker and Justin Drennan, CEO of Parcelninja, provide some key elements that retailers should be thinking about.  read more
New Tetra Pak® PlantMaster gives manufacturers end-to-end plant control

New Tetra Pak® PlantMaster gives manufacturers end-to-end plant control

15/11/2016 - 09:31
Tetra Pak has today launched a new version of the Tetra Pak® PlantMaster, enabling manufacturers to programme their entire plant through a single data management system. The upgrade includes the Tetra Pak PlantMaster MES Suite (Manufacturing Execution Systems), a new software programme specifically designed for the food and beverage industry, which provides a user-friendly interface.  read more
SAP Africa showcases Hybris solutions

SAP Africa showcases Hybris solutions

14/11/2016 - 15:46
Transforming business markets to create new customer experiences read more
52 is the new 4

52 is the new 4

14/11/2016 - 15:36
Fashion houses are using technology that enables them to respond faster to global trends and local consumer demands. The upside for fashionistas? More styles, more often. Literally, a new “season” in-store every week:  read more
How to meet the varied needs and tendencies of store shoppers

How to meet the varied needs and tendencies of store shoppers

14/11/2016 - 10:39
The crusade to win the hearts, wallets and loyalty of customers is sometimes waged based on price, store location, or superior product offerings. But often, winning the battle comes down to more emotional factors – a matter of demonstrated care and consideration for a customer’s unique shopping needs. Simply put: A truly exceptional customer experience that both surprises and delights.  read more
Cadbury GLOW, the heartfelt gift for this festive season

Cadbury GLOW, the heartfelt gift for this festive season

11/11/2016 - 11:17
As the holiday season rapidly draws near, Cadbury GLOW offers you the perfect gifting solution to get you into the spirit of giving. read more
 Cloud-based asset control solution manages valuable fast moving mobile assets

Cloud-based asset control solution manages valuable fast moving mobile assets

11/11/2016 - 10:40
Keeping track of fast moving mobile assets that are issued to employees on a daily or weekly basis can be very challenging. Examples of mobile assets include mobile computers, automated identification equipment, safety equipment, specialised testing equipment and vehicle handling equipment, to name few.  read more
15 days to Menlyn Park shopping Centre's fantastic new look

15 days to Menlyn Park shopping Centre's fantastic new look

09/11/2016 - 10:10
Major Pretoria mall set to give shoppers and tenants an unmatchable shopping and entertainment experience read more
Pravin Gordhan named Sunday Times Business Leader of the Year by SA’s Top 100 Companies

Pravin Gordhan named Sunday Times Business Leader of the Year by SA’s Top 100 Companies

09/11/2016 - 09:18
Johannesburg, 9 November 2016: Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, has been recognised as Business Leader of the Year at the prestigious 2016 Sunday Times Top 100 Companies Awards, where South Africa’s captains of industry gathered last night in Sandton to celebrate the top performing companies on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE). Dr. Johann Rupert was awarded the Sunday Times Lifetime Achievement Award, and CalgroM3 was announced as the Sunday Times Top Company for 2016. read more
Lourensford tops energy conservation at Green Awards

Lourensford tops energy conservation at Green Awards

09/11/2016 - 08:50
November 2016 - Lourensford Estate in Somerset West, having invested over R7 million to install 686kWp solar photovoltaic (PV) plants on the roof of the winery and the pack shed, has been named Best Farming Practice Winner in the Leadership in Energy Conservation category at the Nedbank Green Wine Awards 2016 for the second consecutive year. read more
 McDonald’s South Africa shares little moments of lovin’ on Big Mac™ Day

McDonald’s South Africa shares little moments of lovin’ on Big Mac™ Day

09/11/2016 - 08:41
In honour of the iconic Big Mac™ burger, South Africans across Mzansi joined together to celebrate Big Mac™ Day on Tuesday 8th of November, as part of McDonald’s SA’s 21st birthday week. To commemorate all the little moments of lovin’ that the Big Mac™ has brought over the past 21 years, McDonald’s SA offered their loyal customers the Big Mac™ medium meal at the special price of R21* across all restaurants for one day only.  read more
Four keys to loss prevention in an omnichannel world

Four keys to loss prevention in an omnichannel world

08/11/2016 - 14:41
As the centrepiece of today’s omnichannel world, customers expect a seamless experience no matter when, where or how they chose to shop. However, this explosion of multiple shopper scenarios is a significant challenge for retail operations. read more
145 MediRite pharmacies to offer FREE blood sugar tests for World Diabetes Day

145 MediRite pharmacies to offer FREE blood sugar tests for World Diabetes Day

08/11/2016 - 11:35
The 145 MediRite pharmacies in Shoprite and Checkers supermarkets across South Africa will offer FREE blood sugar tests from 9 - 14 November 2016 in support of World Diabetes Day, which is celebrated on Monday 14 November. read more
Burger King® swaps out bad lunches for a free Whopper®

Burger King® swaps out bad lunches for a free Whopper®

08/11/2016 - 10:29
The #Swhopper will see consumers being incentivised for sharing photos of their disappointing lunches read more
Diving freedom for handicapped divers thanks to plastic industry sponsorship

Diving freedom for handicapped divers thanks to plastic industry sponsorship

07/11/2016 - 16:18
Handicapped divers are now able to enjoy the taste of freedom and the joys of diving at the Miracle Waters Dive Centre, thanks to a generous sponsorship by Pioneer Plastics and coordination by Plastics|SA. read more
Drones and collection points to boost ecommerce

Drones and collection points to boost ecommerce

07/11/2016 - 11:37
The unique demands of the South African online shopping context require innovative thinking around Delivery and Returns, which is why the eCommerce team at The Foschini Group (TFG) has introduced third party collection points and is considering the use of drones, in the future. read more
Printpack’s new pouch helps brands live up to sustainability promises

Printpack’s new pouch helps brands live up to sustainability promises

07/11/2016 - 11:14
ATLANTA, November 6, 2016 — Printpack, a leader in flexible and specialty rigid packaging, announces the launch of its new, easy-tear polyethylene pouch designed for compliance with the How2Recycle store drop-off recycling stream. In addition to providing easy recyclability, the package can also be equipped with customizable options for moisture barriers, oxygen barriers, and closures to better preserve contents and combat food waste. The pouch is on display at Printpack’s booth (N-5332) at PACK EXPO International 2016 (Nov. 6-9; McCormick Place, Chicago). read more
Oreo Wonder-Selfie fun is back in the City of Gold!

Oreo Wonder-Selfie fun is back in the City of Gold!

07/11/2016 - 08:58
Oreo Golden, the magical NEW spin on milk’s favourite cookie, is set to create a sense of childlike wonder at the wildly-popular OREO Wonder-Selfie activation in the City of Gold this Summer. Here new and old Oreo fans will be able to get their hands on a one-of-a-kind Oreo Golden Selfie. read more
Trolleybags. Packing, Sorted

Trolleybags. Packing, Sorted

04/11/2016 - 10:33
Hang Trolley Bags at the back and shop as normal. read more
The best of Black Friday on PriceCheck

The best of Black Friday on PriceCheck

04/11/2016 - 09:40
Online shoppers can avoid the fuss & frenzy by going to one online platform. read more
Dunkin' Donuts® launch exceeds targets by 100%

Dunkin' Donuts® launch exceeds targets by 100%

03/11/2016 - 13:38
Cape Town: Thursday, 03 November 2016: Close to 5 000 South Africans queued to be a part of the first ever Dunkin’ Donuts® to open doors in South Africa. Some queuing for as long as 25 hours to get their first taste of the world-famous coffee and donuts.  read more
Launch of new chocolate subscription box a sweet success

Launch of new chocolate subscription box a sweet success

03/11/2016 - 10:26
Johannesburg, Gauteng, 1 November 2016 – It’s a perfect world when chocolate comes to you. This is not just an empty statement because it’s exactly what integrated agency, Stratitude, is now offering chocolate lovers with the launch of My Chocolate Box – a monthly subscription box filled with premium chocolates and delicious treats.  read more
Amarula launches global campaign to save African elephants

Amarula launches global campaign to save African elephants

03/11/2016 - 10:15
With less than 400 000 African elephants left and one lost every 15 minutes of every day to ivory poaching, experts indicate that this majestic species will be extinct by 2030! To protect Africa’s heritage and further entrench their commitment to conservation, Amarula has joined forces with Kenyan-based conservation organisation WildlifeDirect, working closely with their CEO Dr Paula Kahumbu.  read more
FreshStop at Caltex opens its largest forecourt convenience store in South Africa

FreshStop at Caltex opens its largest forecourt convenience store in South Africa

03/11/2016 - 09:37
FreshStop, the fastest growing and largest convenience retail brand in South Africa, continues to lead the convenience retail industry with the opening of its new flagship store in Caledon in the Western Cape on the busy N2 commuter highway. As its largest convenience retail store in the country with 400m2 of retail space alone, FreshStop at Caltex Caledon’s official opening took place on Thursday, 27 October 2016.  read more
New Takalani Sesame initiative that develops children's skills through play

New Takalani Sesame initiative that develops children's skills through play

03/11/2016 - 09:23
Sesame Workshop and the LEGO Foundation’s Multi-Media Initiative “PLAY WELL AND BE HAPPY” Set to Reach At-Risk Children and Caregivers in the Eastern Cape  read more
Woolworths celebrates 85 years of quality by giving back R1 million to education

Woolworths celebrates 85 years of quality by giving back R1 million to education

03/11/2016 - 09:11
2 November 2016 - Woolworths announced that it is marking its 85th anniversary by partnering with the MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet fundraising programme in order to provide 50 educational bursaries of R20 000 each, totalling R1 million. These bursaries, sponsored by MySchool, are available to all Woolworths customers as part of a special competition which runs until 31 January 2017. To qualify, customers simply need to swipe their MySchool or linked Woolworths Cards every time they shop and every item purchased is an entry. Double entries are earned when purchasing kids wear and school wear.  read more
Local grown Pakco family company takes the export market by storm

Local grown Pakco family company takes the export market by storm

03/11/2016 - 08:56
The Durban-born Packo brand founded by the late Pakkiri Pillay has taken the export market by storm and walked away with two accolades at the KZN Exporter of the Year Awards on 21 October 2016, sponsored by the Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Transnet Port Terminals. The first was Finalist in the Exporter to Africa category and the second crown was Winner of the Agriculture Sector & Agro Processing prestigious KZN Exporter of the Year award.  read more
5 things you can do now to make a positive impact

5 things you can do now to make a positive impact

02/11/2016 - 16:09
Consider your power as a consumer which directly drives the demand for the manufacturing of goods, and take responsibility for the way you consume. Demand sustainable and environmentally friendly products and the way in which we shop. read more
Watch now for FREE on YouTube: Before the Flood - a must see film for every human being. Viewed 5,494,966 times since its release on Sunday.

Watch now for FREE on YouTube: Before the Flood - a must see film for every human being. Viewed 5,494,966 times since its release on Sunday.

02/11/2016 - 09:00
Join Leonardo DiCaprio as he explores the topic of climate change, and discovers what must be done today to prevent catastrophic disruption of life on our planet. read more