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Shoprite declares 25 August Student Day

Shoprite declares 25 August Student Day

18/08/2017 - 12:34
Shoprite is lending a helping hand to students to ensure that their money goes a little further by declaring 25 August Student Day.  read more
South Africans Go Green

South Africans Go Green

18/08/2017 - 08:32
Once a niche drink for the health obsessed, Green tea has moved into the mainstream with many regular South Africans “Going Green”, as awareness around the health benefits of Green tea grows. It’s no surprise then that Green tea is growing faster than any other type of tea in South Africa, with volume growth of 19% and value growth of 38% (retail data, 2016 vs. 2015). read more
Bain's wins gold at World Whisky Masters

Bain's wins gold at World Whisky Masters

17/08/2017 - 14:22
The 2017 World Whisky Masters held by the Spirits Business Magazine in the UK proved that beyond the traditional whisky producing countries, an exciting range of styles and expressions awaits.  read more
Woolworths and MySchool launch annual Teachers Day competition

Woolworths and MySchool launch annual Teachers Day competition

17/08/2017 - 11:04
Not all superheroes wear capes. There are some, in their everyday clothes, changing young South Africans’ lives for the better as they work tirelessly in our communities and classrooms across the country.  read more
MultiChoice wins big at first CXA Awards

MultiChoice wins big at first CXA Awards

16/08/2017 - 15:25
The first-ever inaugural CXA Awards hosted by Kinetic took place on the 15th August at the Century City Conference Centre in Cape Town. Hosted by SA Comic’s Award Winner, Schalk Bezuidenhout and actress, Leeanda Reddy the prestigious gala dinner was full of fun, bringing together the top innovators in the customer experience industry.  read more
Cadbury P.S. donates 1205 dresses and suits through #PSLoveToGive campaign

Cadbury P.S. donates 1205 dresses and suits through #PSLoveToGive campaign

16/08/2017 - 12:09
Helping those in need is one of the best feelings in the world, especially for a magical night, like your Matric Farewell. Preparing for the big night can be a nightmare if you don’t have all the elements to make it a night to remember!  read more
Sea Harvest makes a positive difference in Saldanha Bay

Sea Harvest makes a positive difference in Saldanha Bay

15/08/2017 - 10:18
According to the most recent Socio-Economic Profile of Saldanha Bay Municipality, compiled by the Western Cape Government*, there were over 800 drug related crimes committed in 2015. In addition, almost ten percent of babies are born to teenage mothers, contributing to high drop-out rates amongst learners in secondary school. The report notes with concern that over 4000 households in the area earn less than R400 a month, far below the breadline. read more
Is your promotional spend driving profitable volume? - A Silo Analytics Report

Is your promotional spend driving profitable volume? - A Silo Analytics Report

15/08/2017 - 09:39
We have officially entered a recession. This means tough times ahead for both retailers and manufacturers alike. “Demand is down and business conditions are tough.” read more
SA's Willow Creek Olive Oil triumphs at two global championships

SA's Willow Creek Olive Oil triumphs at two global championships

15/08/2017 - 08:21
Willow Creek Estate extra virgin olive oil has again been highlighted for its superior quality following its recent assessment by expert judges in no less than two prestigious international challenges.  read more
At your service

At your service

14/08/2017 - 16:22
Pyrotec’s machinery division, Pyrotec PackMark, is fully invested in after sales support and rapid response to breakdowns or technical challenges. Evidence of this commitment can be seen by its multi-tiered approach that includes service level agreements (SLAs), on-site service (OSS), and a dedicated 24/365 technical support helpline. read more
Castle Lite Keeps It Cool with Rick Ross in new TV Ad

Castle Lite Keeps It Cool with Rick Ross in new TV Ad

14/08/2017 - 16:14
From the brand that is synonymous with unlocking the extraordinary, Castle Lite has done it again with a new TV ad that seeks to bring fresh consistency to its Extra Cold proposition.  read more
Raid Store Campaign

Raid Store Campaign

14/08/2017 - 12:17
For decades, SC Johnson has provided consumers with effective solutions to protect their homes and families from pests. One of their most well-known brands for this market is RAID. read more
Breadtags for Wheelchairs celebrates 10 years of touching lives

Breadtags for Wheelchairs celebrates 10 years of touching lives

14/08/2017 - 10:24
The Breadtags for Wheelchairs Project celebrated a decade of touching and improving the lives of handicapped recipients with a tea party that was held in honour of the coordinators and collectors in Stellenbosch yesterday. The event was sponsored by SASKO and the Polystyrene Packaging Council (PSPC). read more
Tetra Pak celebrates 10 years of FSC certification

Tetra Pak celebrates 10 years of FSC certification

14/08/2017 - 09:54
Tetra Pak is celebrating one decade of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification with the first FSC-labelled package delivered in 2007.  read more
Belvedere Vodka wins big at international awards

Belvedere Vodka wins big at international awards

11/08/2017 - 16:14
Belvedere Vodka, the world’s original luxury vodka, was presented with a gold medal in sustainability at the International Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Excellence awards and for the third year running, awarded ‘Vodka Producer of the Year’ for the third consecutive year at the International Spirits Challenge.  read more
Thohoyandou local appointed as CEO of new Thavhani Mall

Thohoyandou local appointed as CEO of new Thavhani Mall

11/08/2017 - 10:20
Mr Ntshavhiseni Brandon Nesengani, raised in Tshisahulu (Itsani) Village, has been appointed as CEO of the new Thavhani Mall, which opens on Thursday, 24 August 2017. read more
2017 Angels Tears wines radiate summer sunshine

2017 Angels Tears wines radiate summer sunshine

10/08/2017 - 14:51
Bask in the heavenly glow of summer with the newly released 2017 Angels Tears wines, the fruity range of quality quaffers from Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate in Franschhoek.  read more
Understanding the value of professional networking & leadership skills for entrepreneurs and SME’s

Understanding the value of professional networking & leadership skills for entrepreneurs and SME’s

10/08/2017 - 14:34
The crucial evolution of an entrepreneur to become an effective SME business leader who attracts good talent, and can network successfully for growth, will be the focus of the Business Day Dialogues event being presented in association with Liberty Corporate on 15 August, in Johannesburg.  read more
Build agility into your packaging line with this compact hand-held coder

Build agility into your packaging line with this compact hand-held coder

10/08/2017 - 11:13
Available for the first time in South Africa, Pyrotec PackMark’s Coding and Labelling Machinery Division is proud to bring you the ultra-portable Anser U2 Mobile Hand-held Printer.  read more
More than 5,6m South Africans see milk offers hope for change

More than 5,6m South Africans see milk offers hope for change

10/08/2017 - 09:53
Tetra Pak’s annual Milk for Change campaign to raise awareness of the nutritional benefits of long life milk and donate portions of long life milk to children in underprivileged communities in partnership with non-profit Feed SA has already exceeded expectations as the campaign heads into its final 10 days.  read more
TFG grows online with customer-first approach

TFG grows online with customer-first approach

08/08/2017 - 12:39
Despite retail’s current difficult trading environment, TFG (The Foschini Group) is reporting growth in the online retail sector, with the eCommerce division experiencing positive sales figures, and over 40% year on year growth, after implementing changes based on feedback from online customers. read more
Shoprite transforms Hagar Home for abused women and children

Shoprite transforms Hagar Home for abused women and children

07/08/2017 - 16:25
Gertruida Maartens from Fisantekraal, Durbanville, has been living in a container for the past five years. This selfless woman has been using her RDP house to run Hagar Home, a safe house for abused women and children.  read more
African Marine Waste Conference highlights need for more collaboration, communication and a clear game plan for the plastics industry

African Marine Waste Conference highlights need for more collaboration, communication and a clear game plan for the plastics industry

07/08/2017 - 14:25
The 2017 African Marine Waste Conference took place from the 9th to the 13th of July in Port Elizabeth and was attended by approximately 200 delegates from 9 African states and a further 10 countries from other continents.  read more
Stellenbosch Vineyards makes the Absa Top 10 Pinotage list

Stellenbosch Vineyards makes the Absa Top 10 Pinotage list

07/08/2017 - 09:06
Stellenbosch Vineyards is proud to announce its signature Bushvine Pinotage 2015 has been selected as one of South Africa’s best Pinotage wines at the 21st annual ABSA Top 10 Pinotage Competition. read more
Ladies, it’s time to take control

Ladies, it’s time to take control

07/08/2017 - 08:50
Taking control… working women often think about it, but being brave enough to do it is a different story. Women’s Day has to be a good time to change all that. How? Perhaps the most crucial realisation is that you can’t control your work environment and others in it unless you first control yourself.  read more
Diverse treasure trove to go under the hammer at 33rd Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction

Diverse treasure trove to go under the hammer at 33rd Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction

04/08/2017 - 16:07
A treasure trove of 61 individually crafted wines of great diversity, rare varieties, collaborative winemaking and exciting blends, goes under the hammer at the 33rd Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction to be held in Stellenbosch on Saturday, 30 September 2017.  read more
Thavhani Mall produces powerful economic opportunities for its local community

Thavhani Mall produces powerful economic opportunities for its local community

04/08/2017 - 15:45
At 50,000sqm the soon-to-open Thavhani Mall in Thohoyandou may be a regional shopping centre, but it has been created with its community at heart and carefully planned to have substantial and meaningful benefits for its local economy. read more
SACSC annual congress is coming to Cape Town

SACSC annual congress is coming to Cape Town

04/08/2017 - 11:39
One of the most highly anticipated events on the South African shopping centre and retail calendar is fast approaching – the SACSC Annual Congress.  read more
Cadbury Lunch Bar encourages fans to bring #MuchMuchMore by donating sport balls to underprivileged communities

Cadbury Lunch Bar encourages fans to bring #MuchMuchMore by donating sport balls to underprivileged communities

04/08/2017 - 10:19
Sport has an amazing, unique way of making a positive impact on society. It brings people, communities and nations together and ignites feelings of camaraderie and pride. Cadbury Lunch Bar, South Africa’s most iconic chocolate bar, is asking fans to bring #MuchMuchMore by donating sport balls to underprivileged communities across the country.  read more
SPA – The first modular coding and marking laser that grows with your needs

SPA – The first modular coding and marking laser that grows with your needs

03/08/2017 - 14:08
Tracepack can now offer the first modular laser that grows with your needs. The SPA laser platform is a complete laser system that includes supplies, installation and support. Macsa has developed the scalable product architecture which simplifies everything.  read more
The customer service journey of the (not so distant) future

The customer service journey of the (not so distant) future

01/08/2017 - 14:39
In the movie Big Hero 6, the inflatable Baymax robot is a healthcare companion who can diagnose and suggest treatment based on the 10,000 medical procedures he has learned, all within a two-second body scan. So, how far off are we from using such technology for customer service? read more
Mama’s making a difference to build sustainable communities

Mama’s making a difference to build sustainable communities

31/07/2017 - 15:02
Building sustainable communities has become a fundamental part in driving economic transformation in South Africa, which is critical to ensuring that communities across South Africa thrive. A task impossible to achieve without a collaborative partnership between both corporates and local communities.  read more
Mobile robots designed to work alongside warehouse teams

Mobile robots designed to work alongside warehouse teams

31/07/2017 - 10:13
Wärtsilä and DHL deploy cutting-edge mobile robots from Fetch Robotics to streamline warehouse operations. read more
Cresta Shopping Centre gets top honours at international Solal Marketing Awards

Cresta Shopping Centre gets top honours at international Solal Marketing Awards

31/07/2017 - 10:01
Pareto Limited’s Cresta Shopping Centre secured its place among the top honourees in the prestigious Solal Marketing Awards for 2017, announced in Vienna, Austria in June.  read more
Thousands join hands to feed South Africa’s hungry citizens

Thousands join hands to feed South Africa’s hungry citizens

31/07/2017 - 08:58
Over 130 tonnes of food – or enough for 520,000 meals - were donated by South Africans in a massive food drive between 14 and 17 July to celebrate Mandela Day. And over 5,000 people across the country joined hands as they packed all the food countrywide, destined for FoodForward and distribution to those most in need. read more
An impactful solution

An impactful solution

28/07/2017 - 11:05
Innovation and value based product development is the forefront for most companies, but few consider how this type of development should be focused on a wider industry challenge, in order to become part of an industry solution.  read more
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