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Converse opens its first Cape Town store

Converse opens its first Cape Town store

19/07/2018 - 16:12
One of the most recognised sneaker brands, Converse Inc. announced the opening of their sixth specialty retail store in South Africa.  read more
David Jones impairment to send Woolworths into the red

David Jones impairment to send Woolworths into the red

19/07/2018 - 13:44
Woolworths will report a loss due to the impairment of its Australian department store chain David Jones. read more
Morrisons to cater for autistic shoppers with “Quieter Hour” initiative

Morrisons to cater for autistic shoppers with “Quieter Hour” initiative

19/07/2018 - 11:35
Morrisons has become the latest retailer to launch a “Quieter Hour” designed to make stores more comfortable for shoppers with autism. read more
Dis-Chem says pricing is behind its increase in market share

Dis-Chem says pricing is behind its increase in market share

19/07/2018 - 11:05
Healthcare retailer Dis-Chem says its "everyday low price" strategy held it in good stead, as the group was winning market share in all key categories.  read more
Inflation is contained and an interest rate rise is unlikely, say analysts

Inflation is contained and an interest rate rise is unlikely, say analysts

19/07/2018 - 10:13
The Reserve Bank could take a more hawkish stance, though, as a weakening currency puts upward pressure on inflation. read more
Colombia targets deforestation-free cocoa production by 2020

Colombia targets deforestation-free cocoa production by 2020

19/07/2018 - 09:23
The government of Colombia – along with cocoa companies Casa Luker and Compañía Nacional de Chocolates – has pledged to eliminate deforestation from the country’s cocoa supply chain by 2020. read more
Angolan hyperinflation shock hits Shoprite

Angolan hyperinflation shock hits Shoprite

19/07/2018 - 08:36
Hyperinflation in Angola dragged down Shoprite’s full-year revenue, sending the share price down as much as 6.5% on Wednesday.  read more
10 Tips every beauty buyer should know when purchasing skincare products

10 Tips every beauty buyer should know when purchasing skincare products

19/07/2018 - 08:25
Understanding the consumer and what she’s looking for is key to purchasing the right skincare products for your retailer.  read more
Tiffany bets on ‘newness’ to keep it out of a sparkly rut

Tiffany bets on ‘newness’ to keep it out of a sparkly rut

18/07/2018 - 14:09
Hit styles have been key to Tiffany’s success in past years, but it has struggled to create new franchises to replace old classics by designers such as Paloma Picasso and Elsa Peretti. read more
528 000 meals & counting - SA unites this Mandela Day

528 000 meals & counting - SA unites this Mandela Day

18/07/2018 - 13:33
South Africans united this Mandela Day and together raised enough food to provide over 500 000 meals to those who go hungry every day. This number is expected to climb through the week. read more
 MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet and Better SA partnership helps combat youth unemployment with collaborative volunteer event

MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet and Better SA partnership helps combat youth unemployment with collaborative volunteer event

18/07/2018 - 11:24
In celebration of what would have been Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday, the MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet and Better SA partnership hosted an innovative, collaborative volunteer event to help combat youth unemployment.  read more
Consumer inflation accelerates as fuel prices bite

Consumer inflation accelerates as fuel prices bite

18/07/2018 - 10:15
The 4.6% increase in CPI was a little better than expected — possibly thanks to zero inflation in food prices.  read more
Robots will replace humans in retail, says China's JD.com

Robots will replace humans in retail, says China's JD.com

18/07/2018 - 09:45
Chinese e-commerce company JD.com predicts robots will eventually replace human workers in the retail industry. read more
Local businesses make access to funding easier

Local businesses make access to funding easier

18/07/2018 - 08:29
The South African funding space has had a shake-up with news of a joint venture that will make it easier for small businesses to obtain the right kind of funding so that business owners can now access capital quickly. read more
Meat and poultry consumption on the rise in Africa

Meat and poultry consumption on the rise in Africa

17/07/2018 - 14:54
The meat and poultry market in West Africa grew to 6.5M tonnes in 2016. In value terms, it stood at $16.1B, which was at the level of the previous year. Market size upturned from 2007 to 2014, with mild fluctuations, followed by an abrupt decline in 2015 and stabilisation in 2016. read more
Four ways mobile can unlock innovation in brick and mortar retail

Four ways mobile can unlock innovation in brick and mortar retail

17/07/2018 - 11:29
With the ubiquity of smartphones – particularly in the South African marketplace – local retailers have a great opportunity to boost in-store engagement. read more
Amazon rivals Walmart and Microsoft join forces in cloud partnership

Amazon rivals Walmart and Microsoft join forces in cloud partnership

17/07/2018 - 11:05
Retail giant Walmart said it entered into a strategic partnership with Microsoft for wider use of cloud and artificial intelligence technology, in a sign of major rivals of Amazon.com coming together. read more
Michelangelo Wine & Spirits Awards joins forces with Checkers to offer consumers an award-winning choice

Michelangelo Wine & Spirits Awards joins forces with Checkers to offer consumers an award-winning choice

17/07/2018 - 10:41
One of Southern Africa’s leading drinks competitions, the Michelangelo International Wine and Spirits Awards, has entered into a partnership with Checkers which will give consumers greater access to the competition’s award-winning wines and spirits. The agreement will see Checkers offering a selection of Michelangelo winners in its general retail outlets and liquor stores after this year’s awards ceremony, which is to be held on 29 September. read more
DHL partners with MallforAfrica to deliver African-made products to the world

DHL partners with MallforAfrica to deliver African-made products to the world

17/07/2018 - 09:30
DHL, the world’s leading international express services provider, today announced its partnership with e-commerce giant, MallforAfrica’s new platform, Marketplace Africa, to help online retailers bring African-made products to the US and global market.  read more
US duties to knock SA’s Agoa exports

US duties to knock SA’s Agoa exports

17/07/2018 - 08:58
SA has raised its concern with the US government about possible duties on vehicle and vehicle component imports, pointing out that their imposition on South African exports would significantly erode the benefit the country is meant to enjoy under the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa). read more
Smarter marketing in the digital era

Smarter marketing in the digital era

16/07/2018 - 14:09
An essential driver of digital transformation is how companies can use their data to remain relevant. read more
Tills chime for Pick n Pay’s Zim stores as retail, hoteling income grow

Tills chime for Pick n Pay’s Zim stores as retail, hoteling income grow

16/07/2018 - 10:47
Pick n Pay is raking in the profits from Zimbabwe and its partner in the struggling country is now looking to open more stores buoyed by stronger performance from its other operations across city and resort hotels as well as agro-processing. read more
Don Julio unveils limited edition Reposado, Double Cask

Don Julio unveils limited edition Reposado, Double Cask

16/07/2018 - 08:18
Mexico’s Tequila Don Julio has announced a new product to add to its product lineup: reposado double cask. read more
Cake decorating products found unfit for consumption

Cake decorating products found unfit for consumption

13/07/2018 - 16:19
Many brightly coloured icings and most glitters that make cupcakes look so wonderful are not food grade, far from it - they are tiny bits of plastic, and the glitter is being widely mis-sold and misused.  read more
Johnson & Johnson to pay over $4.69bn in talc cancer case

Johnson & Johnson to pay over $4.69bn in talc cancer case

13/07/2018 - 14:43
Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay out $4.69 billion in damages in a lawsuit representing 22 women and their families who alleged a talc sold by the company contained asbestos and caused them to suffer cancer. read more
Walmart plans more convenience stores

Walmart plans more convenience stores

13/07/2018 - 14:07
Walmart has opened another convenience store, this time launching a Walmart Fuel Station in Plano, Texas. read more
Great wine starts with good geography

Great wine starts with good geography

13/07/2018 - 11:12
In an attempt to define the elusive concept of terroir, Wine Folly’s Madeline Blasberg narrows it down to connecting five dots. read more
Golden rules for creating memorable customer experiences

Golden rules for creating memorable customer experiences

13/07/2018 - 09:00
Customer experience is the one thing that will create an emotional connection between brand and consumer. read more
Jacobs Douwe Egberts launches sustainability project in Vietnam

Jacobs Douwe Egberts launches sustainability project in Vietnam

13/07/2018 - 08:24
Jacobs Douwe Egbert’s (JDE) has partnered with the Louis Dryfus Company (LDC) and Syngenta to launch a new sustainability project which aims to reduce the impact of climate change on coffee production in Vietnam. read more
SA factories do better than expected in May

SA factories do better than expected in May

12/07/2018 - 13:47
SA’s manufacturing output grew 2.3% in May from the same month in 2017, contradicting a drop predicted by the Absa purchasing managers index (PMI). read more
Innovative winemakers raise the profile of local wines

Innovative winemakers raise the profile of local wines

12/07/2018 - 09:36
Although the impact from the drought experienced in the Western Cape may be less severe on the 2018 wine grape harvest than previously estimated, it has challenged local winemakers to be more innovative. read more
Nike names new chief sustainability officer

Nike names new chief sustainability officer

12/07/2018 - 08:59
Nike has named Noel Kinder has is new chief sustainability officer. read more
Schweppes launches muscovado mixer to pair with dark spirits

Schweppes launches muscovado mixer to pair with dark spirits

12/07/2018 - 08:26
Coca-Cola European Partners has unveiled a new variant of its Schweppes 1783 range. read more
Unlocking export markets for SA’s vegetable industry

Unlocking export markets for SA’s vegetable industry

12/07/2018 - 07:59
Global opportunities are opening up for South African vegetable producers and exporters with the emergence of new markets in some Asian and African countries. This is due to an increase in middle-income earners, says Ezra Steenkamp, deputy director of international trade research at the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. read more
Online wine retailer poised for growth as e-commerce niche booms globally

Online wine retailer poised for growth as e-commerce niche booms globally

11/07/2018 - 14:07
South African online shopping trends tend to follow those globally, and with online wine retailers experiencing a boom in sales worldwide, the local market is expected to follow suit. In the United States alone, wine retailers experienced online sales growth of wine, beer and liquor by almost 33% in 2017 (source).  read more
How future fit is your brand?

How future fit is your brand?

11/07/2018 - 13:40
To ensure their longevity, companies need to actively shape the futures they want. read more
Trade wars turn up the heat on local consumers

Trade wars turn up the heat on local consumers

11/07/2018 - 09:24
South African consumers face more pain from potential global trade wars and fuel increases, global payments company Mastercard said in a statement. read more
 Woolworths recalls Frozen Savoury Rice Mix as a precaution

Woolworths recalls Frozen Savoury Rice Mix as a precaution

11/07/2018 - 07:41
Following a worldwide product recall issued by the Hungarian Food Safety Agency, and purely as a precautionary measure, Woolworths is recalling their Frozen Savoury Rice Mix product (6009173621740). read more
Ackermans shines at AskAfrika Kasi Star Brands Awards

Ackermans shines at AskAfrika Kasi Star Brands Awards

10/07/2018 - 15:07
The AskAfrika Kasi Star Brands Awards has recognised leading value retailer Ackermans as one of the top brands in the South African township sector.  read more
Dis-Chem and Smart Media Championing Youth Month initiatives

Dis-Chem and Smart Media Championing Youth Month initiatives

10/07/2018 - 10:58
In-store advertising innovators Smart Media are working with Dis-Chem Pharmacies to drive awareness for two CSI campaigns, FOR YOUth and Million Comforts. Building on the theme of Youth Month that took place in June in South Africa, these campaigns are focused on benefitting critically important demographics of the country. read more
State under fire over lax food safety regulations

State under fire over lax food safety regulations

10/07/2018 - 10:09
After the recent listeriosis outbreak that claimed the lives of more than 200 people, the department of health has come under fire for lax food safety legislation. read more
There’s still time to be part of Africa’s biggest cleanup

There’s still time to be part of Africa’s biggest cleanup

10/07/2018 - 08:36
It is not too late to join Africa’s Biggest Cleanup Event powered by Shoprite as over 6000 people across the continent come together to clean their communities in more than 500 different events. read more
Edcon pursues higher-margin local products

Edcon pursues higher-margin local products

10/07/2018 - 07:43
Edcon says its shelves will increasingly be stocked with locally sourced house brands, as the struggling clothing retailer continues to unwind its foreign-brand strategy. read more
Pernod Ricard Global Travel Retail appoints Golin Hong Kong

Pernod Ricard Global Travel Retail appoints Golin Hong Kong

09/07/2018 - 14:35
Pernod Ricard Global Travel Retail has appointed Golin Hong Kong to lead the PR restage of one of its core brand’s ranges. read more
How to simplify your mobile checkout

How to simplify your mobile checkout

09/07/2018 - 13:59
Statistics show that as screen sizes decrease so do mobile checkout rates. In fact, only about 15% of mobile checkouts result in sales. Why is this? Could it be that global ecommerce has yet to successfully optimise for mobile checkout?  read more
Barnes & Noble is looking for its fifth CEO since 2010, angering investors

Barnes & Noble is looking for its fifth CEO since 2010, angering investors

09/07/2018 - 09:02
Barnes & Noble is starting a search for its fifth CEO since 2010 following Demos Parneros’s sudden termination, irking investors looking for a steady comeback strategy in the age of Amazon. read more
Carlsberg and Brooklyn Brewery open craft beer site in Lithuania

Carlsberg and Brooklyn Brewery open craft beer site in Lithuania

09/07/2018 - 08:29
Carlsberg and Brooklyn Brewery have continued their craft beer collaboration as they begin production at a new brewery in Lithuania. read more
Technology offers retailers respite in shrinking economy

Technology offers retailers respite in shrinking economy

06/07/2018 - 14:18
As business confidence in South Africa plummeted six points in June on the back of disappointing gross domestic product figures for the first quarter, South African retailers battle to achieve profitability, compounded by a PwC survey that names South Africa as the country with the highest rate of economic crime in the world. read more
Illicit tobacco sales will cost SA R7bn this year, says Tisa

Illicit tobacco sales will cost SA R7bn this year, says Tisa

06/07/2018 - 13:21
Tobacco Institute report claims suspended SARS commissioner Tom Moyane turned a blind eye to the illicit cigarette industry. read more
Blockchain: A safe link in the food chain

Blockchain: A safe link in the food chain

06/07/2018 - 09:52
Experts say blockchain can help address food safety issues in SA, such as the one that led to the listeriosis outbreak. read more
Edgars parent to close Boardmans, La Senza and other chains in recovery plan

Edgars parent to close Boardmans, La Senza and other chains in recovery plan

06/07/2018 - 07:39
Edcon Holdings’ latest recovery plan includes closing chains including Red Square cosmetics and La Senza lingerie and attempting to lure their customers to its flagship Edgars clothing stores. read more
Listeriosis can be rallying call for the industry

Listeriosis can be rallying call for the industry

05/07/2018 - 13:56
The recent listeriosis outbreak is a timely reminder that the food supply chain is constantly under attack from outside threats. In this, there is a lesson for the rest of the industry, writes Emma Corder, Nilfisk South Africa Country Manager. read more
U.S. whisky imports to South Africa surge

U.S. whisky imports to South Africa surge

05/07/2018 - 10:39
US whisky imports to the country grew to over US$10m last year. The imports surged by more than 17 percent in 2016, from US$8.9m to over US$10.5m in 2017. read more
What to look for when renting office space

What to look for when renting office space

05/07/2018 - 10:08
Whether you’re a new business owner or a freelancer, having an office is important for your own productivity as well as your business’ professional presentation.  read more
Nestlé opens wind farm to power half its UK and Ireland factories

Nestlé opens wind farm to power half its UK and Ireland factories

05/07/2018 - 09:51
As a part of its global commitment to procure 100% of its electricity from renewable sources such as solar, wind and hydropower, Nestlé has opened a new wind farm at Sanquhar in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. read more
Amazon takes a page from Toys ‘R’ Us with a holiday catalogue

Amazon takes a page from Toys ‘R’ Us with a holiday catalogue

05/07/2018 - 09:41
Amazon.com is looking more and more like a traditional retailer.  read more
Canal Walk celebrates local talent with My Story My Style campaign

Canal Walk celebrates local talent with My Story My Style campaign

05/07/2018 - 09:11
The super-regional shopping centre steps away from the traditional norms of marketing and shakes things up with an innovative initiative to speak to its shoppers.  read more
Shoprite brings much-needed relief following escalating petrol price

Shoprite brings much-needed relief following escalating petrol price

05/07/2018 - 08:12
As South Africans brace themselves for yet another petrol price increase to a record R16 a litre, the Shoprite Group is working hard to keep prices low and subsidise prices where it can to bring relief to consumers who are feeling the effect of escalating petrol prices and other rising costs on their pockets.  read more
Cybercellar appoints new CEO

Cybercellar appoints new CEO

05/07/2018 - 07:54
Cybercellar, one of South Africa’s leading online wine retailers, has appointed AJ Nel as its new CEO.  read more
KWV wins GOLD at International Spirits Challenge (ISC) 2018

KWV wins GOLD at International Spirits Challenge (ISC) 2018

04/07/2018 - 15:47
KWV Brandy has been awarded an impressive 3 gold medals for the KWV 10-Year-Old Potstill Brandy, KWV 12-Year-Old Barrel Select Brandy and the KWV 20-Year-Old XO Brandy at the International Spirits Challenge (ISC) 2018.  read more
Global almond consumption on the rise

Global almond consumption on the rise

04/07/2018 - 13:09
According to the report "World: Almonds - Market Report. Analysis And Forecast To 2025", recently published by IndexBox, from 2007 to 2016, the value of the global almond market showed a stable dynamic trend.  read more
Fuel price hike: Consumers brace for higher food, transport costs

Fuel price hike: Consumers brace for higher food, transport costs

04/07/2018 - 11:20
Consumers will be faced with higher travelling costs and the possibility of food price inflation as a result of the fuel price hikes which came into effect at midnight on Tuesday, economists have warned. read more
SA economy needs a common narrative and simpler policies, says PIC researcher

SA economy needs a common narrative and simpler policies, says PIC researcher

04/07/2018 - 10:15
South Africa needs to crystallise whatever edge it has in competition with other emerging markets in the world, according to Mohammed Nalla, head of economic research at the Public Investment Corporation. read more
5 reasons retailers should control the post-click customer experience

5 reasons retailers should control the post-click customer experience

04/07/2018 - 09:11
One of the biggest differences between the e-commerce customer experience and that of traditional, brick-and-mortar retail is that with e-commerce you don't just walk out of the store with your purchase, you must wait to have it delivered. read more
Moody’s cautions SA against debt trap

Moody’s cautions SA against debt trap

04/07/2018 - 08:00
Credit ratings agency Moody’s Investors Service has cautioned that if the rand continues to weaken, SA may struggle to raise funds and service its foreign debt, although its vulnerability to tightening global financing conditions remains low. read more
Pick n Pay pilots compostable bags on International Plastic Bag Free Day

Pick n Pay pilots compostable bags on International Plastic Bag Free Day

03/07/2018 - 13:34
Pick n Pay became the first South African retailer to trial compostable bags as an environmentally friendly alternative to plastic bags. The one-day trial at its V&A Waterfront store will gauge customer reaction which will inform further industry discussions on alternatives to plastic bags. read more
V&A Waterfront and Pick n Pay partner to banish plastic on International Plastic Bag Free Day

V&A Waterfront and Pick n Pay partner to banish plastic on International Plastic Bag Free Day

03/07/2018 - 13:21
On International Plastic Bag Free Day the V&A Waterfront’s commitment to eliminating single-use plastic is being supported by a public awareness campaign in the busy Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre and through collaborative partnerships with tenants. read more
The age of the customer

The age of the customer

03/07/2018 - 11:00
Businesses focused exclusively on earning are not going to survive the new era. Keeping the customer at the centre point of all the activities is the present and future of all businesses, no matter how de-layered, outsourced, virtualised or re-imagined business becomes.  read more
Tesco and Carrefour announce joint purchasing tie-up

Tesco and Carrefour announce joint purchasing tie-up

03/07/2018 - 09:20
Tesco and Carrefour have announced plans to enter into a “long-term, strategic alliance”, with the aim of getting better deals from multinational suppliers, cutting costs, and combating increased competition in their domestic markets. read more
Builders Express opens in Thavhani City in a retail-first for the region

Builders Express opens in Thavhani City in a retail-first for the region

03/07/2018 - 08:31
Thavhani City, the major economic centre in Thohoyandou, Limpopo, has welcomed the opening of the first Builders Express in the region in its precinct. read more
Making use of employees as a brand’s best advocate

Making use of employees as a brand’s best advocate

02/07/2018 - 15:19
Employees are an untapped platform to represent the brand to their social media communities. read more
Loyalty is more than marketing, it’s a mindset

Loyalty is more than marketing, it’s a mindset

02/07/2018 - 10:51
Marketers think of loyalty as a technology platform or a marketing campaign; they think it’s a demand or a lever to produce higher revenue, but it’s so much more. In its most successful iteration, loyalty is a mindset permeating all aspects of business.  read more
Pernod Ricard SA appoints PHD as media partner

Pernod Ricard SA appoints PHD as media partner

02/07/2018 - 10:03
PHD, the multiple award-winning full-service media agency, announced that it has been appointed by spirits leader, Pernod Ricard South Africa to oversee the media strategy and buying for the brand.  read more
Nike returns to solid growth despite drop in Converse sales

Nike returns to solid growth despite drop in Converse sales

02/07/2018 - 08:03
Nike has returned to growth reporting a double-digit rise in revenues during its fourth quarter thanks to strong international sales. read more
H&M plans further price cuts as it struggles to get a handle on unsold stock

H&M plans further price cuts as it struggles to get a handle on unsold stock

29/06/2018 - 15:08
H&M plans to cut prices further as supply problems hamper the Swedish company’s ability to respond to fast-changing fashion demand, swelling its stockpiles of unsold clothing. read more
Benefits of a co-working office space for your startup business

Benefits of a co-working office space for your startup business

29/06/2018 - 14:23
When starting a business, one of the most attractive elements is working according to your own schedule. Gone are the days where you need to rush into work, sit for hours in traffic and answer to a senior. No more having to attend meetings about projects you’re not passionate about, nothing of the sort.  read more
Research reveals SA's love for loyalty programs

Research reveals SA's love for loyalty programs

29/06/2018 - 13:40
Research shows that most people in SA belong to more than one programme, scoring cash or points and discounts on everything from travel, fuel, healthy foods and activities, to washing powder. read more
The SACSC announces new president

The SACSC announces new president

29/06/2018 - 13:11
Property sector stalwart Stephan Le Roux has been appointed as the new South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) president. read more
Woolworths Australian chain David Jones axes managers

Woolworths Australian chain David Jones axes managers

29/06/2018 - 10:07
Woolworths’s ailing Australian department store chain, the value of which has already been slashed by more than R7bn, has wielded the axe once again. read more
Factory inflation rises in May from April’s figure

Factory inflation rises in May from April’s figure

28/06/2018 - 14:53
Producer inflation accelerated slightly to 4.6% in May from 4.4% in April, Statistics SA reported. By contrast, consumer inflation slowed to 4.4% in May from 4.5% in April. read more
TFG named ‘Retailer of the Year’ at  2018 Canal Walk Retail Excellence Awards

TFG named ‘Retailer of the Year’ at 2018 Canal Walk Retail Excellence Awards

28/06/2018 - 11:32
Fashion and lifestyle retailer, TFG walked away with the prestigious ‘Retailer of the Year’ award at the 2018 Canal Walk Retail Excellence Awards. The Group has 26 stores trading in the shopping centre, representing all of its local brands.  read more
Leroy Merlin to give SA retailers a run for money

Leroy Merlin to give SA retailers a run for money

28/06/2018 - 11:03
French homeware improvement retailer Leroy Merlin will be seeking to lay a foundation in SA when it officially opens its first retail store in the second quarter of 2018. read more
UK fashion sector could lose £350m over coming year

UK fashion sector could lose £350m over coming year

28/06/2018 - 10:37
The UK fashion market could fall in value by £350 million in the next 12 months, according to new data. read more
SA’s maize crop set to be 2% higher than previous estimate

SA’s maize crop set to be 2% higher than previous estimate

28/06/2018 - 10:21
Farmers will likely harvest 13.2-million tonnes of maize this year, which is 2% higher than the previous estimate, released in May. read more
Popular promotion ideas for shopping mall stores

Popular promotion ideas for shopping mall stores

28/06/2018 - 08:12
With online shopping taking the retail market by storm, it’s not always easy to get new foot traffic to your shopping mall store. Or existing foot traffic for that matter. It may seem as though becoming e-commerce only is the more lucrative option right now, but with the right shopping centre advertising ideas, you will be able to be as successful in-store as your brand is online. It’s all about your platforms and messaging. read more
From pineapple juice to agtech: Investors are hungry for a piece of Africa’s food industry

From pineapple juice to agtech: Investors are hungry for a piece of Africa’s food industry

27/06/2018 - 14:16
Africa’s agribusiness and food sector registered strong private equity deal activity during May 2018, according to industry information service Africa Private Equity News. read more
Billionaire Christo Wiese cuts Shoprite stake to free up about R3.8bn

Billionaire Christo Wiese cuts Shoprite stake to free up about R3.8bn

27/06/2018 - 11:42
South African billionaire Christo Wiese will reduce his stake in Africa’s biggest supermarket chain by about R3.8bn as the businessman most stung by the near collapse of Steinhoff boosts his liquidity.  read more
Key insights into the global apple market

Key insights into the global apple market

27/06/2018 - 10:23
According to the report "World: Apple - Market Report. Analysis And Forecast To 2025", recently published by IndexBox, the apple market grew to 89.3M tonnes in 2016, which was by 2.5M tonnes (or 3%) more than the year before. read more
Mass management walkout under way at Star’s Tekkie Town

Mass management walkout under way at Star’s Tekkie Town

27/06/2018 - 10:00
The crisis of leadership created at Steinhoff Africa Retail (Star) subsidiary Tekkie Town following the immediate resignation of its CEO and chief operating officer appears to have been compounded, following news that a raft of senior managers have resigned as well. read more
Long4Life acquires leading footwear and clothing brand, Rage

Long4Life acquires leading footwear and clothing brand, Rage

26/06/2018 - 15:03
Investment company Long4Life is delighted to announce its acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Rage Distribution Proprietary Limited (Rage). read more
Wagyu SA takes the bull by the horns

Wagyu SA takes the bull by the horns

26/06/2018 - 14:00
Wagyu beef is on everyone’s lips – figuratively. According to role-players in the industry, Wagyu is currently the most sought-after beef in the world. The South African beef industry recently got on board and, after the establishment of the Wagyu Society of South Africa, held a roadshow across the country to fuel participation from the industry. read more
Pick n Pay & FoodForward SA launch the 2018 Mandela Day Food Drive

Pick n Pay & FoodForward SA launch the 2018 Mandela Day Food Drive

26/06/2018 - 11:43
The goal: Collect 250 tonnes of food over three days to provide over a million meals. This is the task ahead for Pick n Pay and FoodForward SA’s second consecutive 2018 Mandela Day Food Drive, and they are encouraging South Africans to unite together to reach this goal.  read more
Tiso Blackstar journalists take top honours at Sanlam Financial Journalism Awards

Tiso Blackstar journalists take top honours at Sanlam Financial Journalism Awards

26/06/2018 - 10:59
Sikonathi Mantshantsha, deputy editor of Financial Mail, was recognised as the Sanlam Journalist of the Year at an awards event on 21 June 2018 at Inanda.  read more
What retailers should know before delving into digital signage

What retailers should know before delving into digital signage

26/06/2018 - 09:54
Connecting with the consumer is front and centre for retailers and customer-centric digital technology is just as critical but it's way more than just figuring out display location, hardware and content. read more
Tesco scraps brand guarantee scheme

Tesco scraps brand guarantee scheme

26/06/2018 - 08:26
Tesco has announced that it will end its ‘Brand Guarantee’ scheme by the middle of next month as it wants to focus on lowering prices for customers on everyday products. read more
Shoprite Group set for Africa’s biggest cleanup

Shoprite Group set for Africa’s biggest cleanup

25/06/2018 - 13:24
The Shoprite Group is staging Africa’s biggest cleanup at which over 6 000 people in nine countries are expected to participate in almost 500 events from 14-18 July to remove waste from communities.  read more
Ikea to use only renewable and recycled materials by 2030

Ikea to use only renewable and recycled materials by 2030

25/06/2018 - 11:08
Ikea, the world’s biggest furniture retailer, plans to use only renewable and recycled materials in its products by 2030, in the latest commitment by a global store group to reducing its impact on the environment.  read more
Which country exports the most beer in the world?

Which country exports the most beer in the world?

25/06/2018 - 09:29
According to the report "World: Beer - Market Report. Analysis And Forecast To 2025", recently published by IndexBox, the amount of beer exported worldwide amounted to 16M tonnes in 2016, coming up by 6% against the previous year figure.  read more
Macy’s takes stake in tech retailer

Macy’s takes stake in tech retailer

25/06/2018 - 08:28
Macy’s has taken a minority stake in a company that helps emerging brands build out brick-and-mortar stores with minimal effort. read more
Pampers & Pick n Pay raise R1m for South African newborns

Pampers & Pick n Pay raise R1m for South African newborns

22/06/2018 - 13:33
Brand of baby nappies, Pampers has partnered with South Africa’s largest Supermarket Chain, Pick n Pay to help raise R1 million to support The United Nations Children's Funds (UNICEF’s) First 1000 Days initiative. read more
Google buys £414m stake in JD.com

Google buys £414m stake in JD.com

22/06/2018 - 11:19
China’s largest retailer JD.com has launched a $550 million (£414 million) partnership with Google which will see the former sell products through Google Shipping across the world. read more
Designing a resilient grocery supply chain

Designing a resilient grocery supply chain

22/06/2018 - 11:01
Supply chains are wonderful systems. Meticulously planned and managed to efficiently and effectively facilitate the flow of goods, services, information and cash between entities when, out of nowhere, supply chain risks and disruptions stick their heads out and muddle up the system. read more
Ask Afrika announces 2018/2019 Kasi Star Brands Awards

Ask Afrika announces 2018/2019 Kasi Star Brands Awards

22/06/2018 - 10:17
Ask Afrika announced the winners of their annual Kasi Star Brands Awards 2018/2019, recognising those brands that are most loyally used by South Africa’s township consumers and highlighting key trends emerging in what is rapidly becoming an ever more prominent market for South African brands.  read more
Heineken acquires £40m stake in British beer brand Beavertown

Heineken acquires £40m stake in British beer brand Beavertown

22/06/2018 - 09:43
London-based craft brewer Beavertown Brewery has sold a minority stake in its business to Heineken, providing a £40 million cash injection to build a new site. read more
Surprise dip in inflation offers relief to consumers

Surprise dip in inflation offers relief to consumers

22/06/2018 - 08:49
Inflation is hitting the rich hardest, Stats SA's figures show.  read more
MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet wins big at the Loyalty Magazine Awards in London

MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet wins big at the Loyalty Magazine Awards in London

21/06/2018 - 15:14
MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet scooped three major awards at the Loyalty Magazine Awards held in London recently. The fundraising programme was awarded Best CSR Initiative Linked to Loyalty, Best Long-Term Loyalty Programme and also received the prestigious Regional Loyalty Champions of the Year for Middle East & Africa award.  read more
Spur Secret Tribe hosts Chief Cook Event

Spur Secret Tribe hosts Chief Cook Event

21/06/2018 - 15:02
Recently 15 family teams from across Cape Town came together to create culinary delights and compete against each other in the 2018 Spur Secret Tribe cook-off, held at the internationally acclaimed Silwood School of Cookery.  read more
How to get more online product reviews in 4 easy steps

How to get more online product reviews in 4 easy steps

21/06/2018 - 11:03
Every new startup is desperate to get online and build their online presence. That’s great, but online marketing is about more than awareness - it is about engagement. As online retailers, it is our prerogative to drive that engagement and what better way than through sincere, helpful product reviews? read more
Pernod-Ricard unveils Martell cognac finished in bourbon casks

Pernod-Ricard unveils Martell cognac finished in bourbon casks

21/06/2018 - 10:34
Pernod-Ricard has launched a new House of Martell spirit made of VSOP cognac which is matured in French oak casks and finished in Kentucky bourbon casks. read more
Online shopping grows in SA

Online shopping grows in SA

21/06/2018 - 10:21
Although traditional retail stores dominate the South African market, consumers are choosing the online option for cheaper technical goods purchases. read more
Global alcohol consumption reverses decline in 2017

Global alcohol consumption reverses decline in 2017

21/06/2018 - 09:13
Total global alcohol consumption grew slightly in 2017, increasing by 3.5m nine-litre cases versus 2016, according to data released by the IWSR.  read more
Higher taxes take a toll as retail index slumps to a three-month low

Higher taxes take a toll as retail index slumps to a three-month low

21/06/2018 - 08:53
The JSE’s general retail index, which includes the likes of Woolworths and Mr Price, has posted its worst rolling three-month period since the end of 2013, as depressed consumer confidence and a brewing US-China trade war ruin projections of a significant uptick in consumer spending. read more
Tiger Brands may not find how deadly bacteria entered its plant

Tiger Brands may not find how deadly bacteria entered its plant

21/06/2018 - 08:28
Tiger Brands may never know how a strain of bacteria linked by the government to the world’s deadliest outbreak of listeriosis entered its factory. read more
Agri SA pleased with slowing inflation

Agri SA pleased with slowing inflation

20/06/2018 - 15:01
Consumer Price Index (CPI) data released by Stats SA shows that annual consumer inflation slowed from 4,5% in April 2018 to 4,4% in May 2018. Month-on-month, the consumer price index increased by 0,2% in May 2018. read more
Walmart set to take on Amazon Go

Walmart set to take on Amazon Go

20/06/2018 - 14:29
Walmart has a new Sam’s Club concept store in the works, and it could give Amazon’s cashierless convenience stores a run for their money. read more
Wine producer forced to retract claim that competitor’s wines not organic

Wine producer forced to retract claim that competitor’s wines not organic

20/06/2018 - 11:51
In a court battle over which wines are or aren’t organic‚ a wine producer in the Cape‚ who said on her website that a competitor’s wines were not organic‚ has been ordered to retract the statement. read more
Township retail and shopping centre market growing at a rapid pace

Township retail and shopping centre market growing at a rapid pace

20/06/2018 - 10:40
Despite a challenging economy and disruptions, townships have become hubs for big development in retail and brands. read more
Construction index reflects big downturn in building materials sales

Construction index reflects big downturn in building materials sales

20/06/2018 - 09:36
The Afrimat Construction Index for the first quarter of 2018 shows a large downturn year on year as SA’s mining and construction industries remain mired in negative territory.  read more
Instagram’s new shopping bag icon adds e-commerce element to advertisers’ Stories

Instagram’s new shopping bag icon adds e-commerce element to advertisers’ Stories

20/06/2018 - 08:40
Tapping the shopping bag icon will display more details on the products featured on Instagram Stories from brands.  read more
Woolworths partners with FoodForward SA

Woolworths partners with FoodForward SA

19/06/2018 - 14:27
Woolworths has announced that it is joining forces with national non-profit organisation (NPO), FoodForward SA to increase access to food across the country.  read more
KWV concludes month-long search and announces KWV Brandy Futurists

KWV concludes month-long search and announces KWV Brandy Futurists

19/06/2018 - 13:03
After an exciting month-long competition that saw the culinary world paired with the world of mixology, KWV concluded its search for its KWV Brandy Futurists: innovative and creative geniuses.  read more
SA consumers increasingly in favour of store cards over credit cards

SA consumers increasingly in favour of store cards over credit cards

19/06/2018 - 11:14
There has been a significant increase in the number of store cards held by consumers who elected to go under debt review in the first quarter of this year compared to the same period last year. read more
How to start a food truck business that people will love

How to start a food truck business that people will love

19/06/2018 - 10:52
In recent years, food trucks have become the talk of the town.  read more
Fitch retains its junk rating for SA

Fitch retains its junk rating for SA

19/06/2018 - 10:25
The agency warns financial challenges at state-owned enterprises remain substantial and government debt has yet to stabilise. read more
Spree and Superbalist merge to create larger, more focused fashion platform

Spree and Superbalist merge to create larger, more focused fashion platform

19/06/2018 - 08:08
Media24 and Takealot.com announced that they will merge their online fashion brands, Spree and Superbalist, creating an exciting online fashion platform for South African consumers.  read more
Drastic drop in bottled water sales, as Capetonians become more self-sufficient

Drastic drop in bottled water sales, as Capetonians become more self-sufficient

18/06/2018 - 13:46
The massive spike in Cape Town’s bottled water sales, which increased by 118% in December and January after the announcement of Day Zero, has dropped drastically and some outlets are selling stock at half-price to clear the shelves. read more
Nestlé Mossel Bay factory goes drought-friendly by extracting water from milk

Nestlé Mossel Bay factory goes drought-friendly by extracting water from milk

18/06/2018 - 13:34
A milk factory in Mossel Bay has revolutionised its production processes by switching to an approach that will nearly eliminate its reliance on municipal water. read more
Exceptional growth in Pinotage as SA’s national wine grape

Exceptional growth in Pinotage as SA’s national wine grape

18/06/2018 - 09:05
Wine lovers around the world have a soft spot for it! The Pinotage market is booming at 24 million litres a year and counting; it’s one of the South African wine industry’s fairy-tale success stories and the good times seem unlikely to end any time soon. read more
Pick n Pay opens new Harbour Bay Simon’s Town franchise

Pick n Pay opens new Harbour Bay Simon’s Town franchise

18/06/2018 - 08:39
The partnership between Pick n Pay franchise co-owners Gary Williams and Julian Hobson 10 years ago at their store in Fish Hoek, Cape Town, has culminated in job creation of 90 new jobs at their new premises in Simon’s Town.  read more
Tesco delivers 10th consecutive quarter of sales growth

Tesco delivers 10th consecutive quarter of sales growth

18/06/2018 - 08:16
Tesco has delivered its 10th consecutive quarter of sales growth, thanks to an uptick in like-for-likes and its newly-consolidated Booker division.  read more
Record 2.15 billion PET plastic bottles recycled in SA in 2017

Record 2.15 billion PET plastic bottles recycled in SA in 2017

15/06/2018 - 15:31
A record 2.15 billion plastic bottles, weighing in at 93 235 tonnes, were recycled by the South African PET plastic industry in 2017 – saving 578 000m3 of landfill and creating 64 000 income-generating opportunities in the process. read more
Why consumers need a Tech & E-commerce awards

Why consumers need a Tech & E-commerce awards

15/06/2018 - 10:52
Be honest, when you buy a bottle of wine to take to a dinner party, how often do you choose one that has gold stickers on it, over one that costs more? The odds are good that, if the wine has won awards to earn those stickers, industry experts have given it their firm nod of approval. This makes it stand out on the shelf above all others.  read more
Wholesale trade drops as fuel levies and VAT increase take effect

Wholesale trade drops as fuel levies and VAT increase take effect

15/06/2018 - 10:22
April’s wholesale trade declined 2.6% from the same month in 2017, Statistics SA reported. read more
Shoprite supports female community champions

Shoprite supports female community champions

15/06/2018 - 09:34
A community in rural Limpopo is celebrating following a partnership that resulted in a fully resourced creche, better-equipped carers and good nutrition for preschoolers. read more
 2018 Kasi Star Brands: Who will emerge as South Africa’s most loved brands?

2018 Kasi Star Brands: Who will emerge as South Africa’s most loved brands?

15/06/2018 - 09:22
South Africa’s leading market research company, Ask Afrika, has announced the official date for this year’s Kasi Star Brands Awards - the company’s annual benchmark tool used to examine brand loyalty and preferences among South Africa’s township dwellers.  read more
SA youth's favourite brands announced in 2018 Sunday Times Generation Next survey

SA youth's favourite brands announced in 2018 Sunday Times Generation Next survey

15/06/2018 - 08:45
The top performing brands in the 2018 Sunday Times Generation Next youth survey were announced at the highly anticipated Sunday Times Generation Next Awards that took place in Sandton.  read more
Albie Cilliers scores major victory in KWV share ruling

Albie Cilliers scores major victory in KWV share ruling

15/06/2018 - 08:24
Shareholder activist Albie Cilliers has secured a major victory over La Concorde Holdings, which is controlled by Hosken Consolidated Investments (HCI), in his almost two-year legal battle to get fair payment for his KWV shares. read more
Asda introduces new service to help shoppers with special dietary needs

Asda introduces new service to help shoppers with special dietary needs

14/06/2018 - 16:12
Asda has linked up with tech firm Foodmaestro to introduce a new online nutritional search aid that supports customers with complex dietary needs. read more
Africa’s CX Summit to tackle return on investment

Africa’s CX Summit to tackle return on investment

14/06/2018 - 16:06
The 2018 edition of CEM Africa will focus on return on investment as the African CX market matures and investment increases. read more
Maize harvest activity gaining momentum in SA

Maize harvest activity gaining momentum in SA

14/06/2018 - 11:38
Harvest activity is gaining momentum across South Africa, thanks to favourable weather conditions.  read more
Cartier loses landmark legal case against counterfeiters

Cartier loses landmark legal case against counterfeiters

14/06/2018 - 09:18
Cartier’s owner has lost a landmark legal case in the Supreme Court as it was ruled that the retailer must foot the bill to block sites selling counterfeit goods. read more
Cautious SA consumers are spending more on Pharma goods, Mastercard survey shows

Cautious SA consumers are spending more on Pharma goods, Mastercard survey shows

14/06/2018 - 08:43
South Africans spent less on food and more on pharmaceuticals in April, according to credit and debit card issuer Mastercard. read more
How companies can grow in a water-stressed world

How companies can grow in a water-stressed world

14/06/2018 - 08:19
There are very few consumers that understand the role water plays in our daily lives. Above the need to survive, water is used to fuel our energy usage and many other fields, ultimately playing a role in the bottom line of your business.  read more
Shock April retail sales crash after VAT increase

Shock April retail sales crash after VAT increase

13/06/2018 - 15:48
April’s increase in VAT and fuel prices knocked retail sales growth down to a ninth of the 4.5% expected by economists. read more
New laws to regulate South African beer and the drinking age – here are the changes you need to know about

New laws to regulate South African beer and the drinking age – here are the changes you need to know about

13/06/2018 - 11:05
The Select Committee on Land and Mineral Resources has adopted the Liquor Products Amendment Bill and has confirmed that it will soon come into law. read more
Why the weaker SA economy may be good for local investors

Why the weaker SA economy may be good for local investors

13/06/2018 - 10:55
With confirmation that local GDP declined by 2.2% in the first quarter on the year, followed by a major dip in the rand, doubts have been cast over South Africa’s so-called ‘Ramaphoria’. read more
Macadamias take centre stage in ingredient sector innovation globally

Macadamias take centre stage in ingredient sector innovation globally

13/06/2018 - 10:15
At this year’s annual International Nut Council (INC) conference discussion around expanding the growth of macadamia supply into the global market was more prominent than ever before.  read more
Enabling Generation Z to drive entrepreneurship in South Africa

Enabling Generation Z to drive entrepreneurship in South Africa

13/06/2018 - 09:53
According to the latest research by Statistics South Africa, youth unemployment in the country stands at a disappointing 52,4% for the first quarter of 2018. This number could, however, be minimised if the public and private sector join forces to build a supportive entrepreneurial ecosystem for the younger generation, which statistics show are more open-minded to entrepreneurship as a career choice than generations before them.  read more
Local processed meat demand down 75% due to listeriosis

Local processed meat demand down 75% due to listeriosis

13/06/2018 - 09:43
The Department of Trade and Industry has said preliminary research shows that the pork industry has been the hardest hit following an outbreak of listeriosis. read more
Richemont lifts its game plan with Watchfinder deal

Richemont lifts its game plan with Watchfinder deal

13/06/2018 - 09:14
Richemont, the Swiss luxury brands group run by the Rupert family, has taken another step in its aggressive plan to build a formidable retail network.  read more