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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
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
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
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
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
Shoprite and Checkers wins recycled product of the year at 2018 PETCO Awards

Shoprite and Checkers wins recycled product of the year at 2018 PETCO Awards

13/06/2018 - 08:59
Shoprite and Checkers were awarded the Recycled Product of the Year at the 2018 PETCO Awards, the South African PET Recycling Company’s annual awards and the industry’s biggest celebration of recycling and waste management excellence.  read more
Luxury powerhouse Gucci brings craftsmanship in-house

Luxury powerhouse Gucci brings craftsmanship in-house

12/06/2018 - 14:51
Kering’s fashion powerhouse Gucci is bringing more manufacturing in-house as luxury firms step up efforts to meet demand from Chinese shoppers with slicker operations. read more
FALKE to expand global footprint with brand presence in Australia

FALKE to expand global footprint with brand presence in Australia

12/06/2018 - 13:57
Legwear specialists FALKE South Africa will this month be expanding its global footprint when they establish a retail presence in Australia.  read more
Unilever backs sustainability promise with R50m biomass boiler

Unilever backs sustainability promise with R50m biomass boiler

12/06/2018 - 11:26
South Africa’s largest fast-moving consumer goods manufacturer, Unilever, unveiled a R50-million biomass boiler at its historic Maydon Wharf Factory in Durban. read more
FASA's Franchise Awards winners announced

FASA's Franchise Awards winners announced

12/06/2018 - 10:04
The Franchise Association of South Africa’s Awards for Excellence in Franchising, sponsored by Sanlam, reflects what’s trending in worldwide consumer circles and cements the franchise community’s commitment to growing the economy and to job creation. read more
Tiger Brands switches up its executive committee

Tiger Brands switches up its executive committee

12/06/2018 - 09:15
Tiger Brands has made changes in the group’s executive committee following SA’s deadly outbreak of listeriosis in the first half of the year. read more
Shoprite set to empower 12 000+ youths with skills development programme

Shoprite set to empower 12 000+ youths with skills development programme

11/06/2018 - 18:02
This youth month Africa’s largest retailer is set to reach its target of empowering more than 12 000 youths (aged 18-29 years) to enter the retail sector or start their own business.  read more
Mr Price cuts final dividend despite double-digit profit growth

Mr Price cuts final dividend despite double-digit profit growth

08/06/2018 - 09:32
After generously raising its interim dividend by 22%, Mr Price cut its final dividend by 6%. read more
Pick n Pay announces plastic reductions in support of World Oceans Day

Pick n Pay announces plastic reductions in support of World Oceans Day

08/06/2018 - 08:09
To mark World Oceans Day on 8 June 2018 and in recognition of the impact that plastic has on the oceans, Pick n Pay has announced a set of focused initiatives to reduce plastic waste. read more
SA’s trendiest kids design new winter ranges exclusive to Ackermans

SA’s trendiest kids design new winter ranges exclusive to Ackermans

07/06/2018 - 13:16
Daniella dos Santos (‘Dani’, 16) and Nikhil Govender (‘Nixie’, 11), winners of Ackermans’ 2017 Style Squad Young Fashion Designer Competition, are launching their very own girls’ and boys’ winter ranges; which will be available from Ackermans stores across Southern Africa in June 2018.  read more
FreshStop Fort Gale in Mthatha named as finalist in the 2018 International Convenience Retailer of the Year Awards

FreshStop Fort Gale in Mthatha named as finalist in the 2018 International Convenience Retailer of the Year Awards

07/06/2018 - 13:07
The prestigious NACS Insight industry body has announced its finalists for the 2018 International Convenience Retailer of the Year Awards and local entrant, FreshStop at Caltex Fort Gale store in Mthatha, Eastern Cape, made the cut. read more
SACSC awards season is open

SACSC awards season is open

07/06/2018 - 12:49
The South African political and economic landscape has experienced undeniable strain over the past few years. From leadership changes to service delivery disruptions and the fluctuating Rand, one would be forgiven if they called these occurrences ‘absolute chaos’. read more
Shoprite and Checkers to donate a portion of ALL cakes sold to CANSA

Shoprite and Checkers to donate a portion of ALL cakes sold to CANSA

07/06/2018 - 11:56
Supporting the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) this June is a piece of cake, as Shoprite and Checkers will donate a portion of ALL cakes sold in their stores to CANSA.  read more
Woolworths steps up action on plastic packaging

Woolworths steps up action on plastic packaging

07/06/2018 - 11:12
Woolworths plans to phase out nonrecyclable plastic packaging for its own products — as well as plastic shopping bags, straws and earbuds — by 2022. read more
Philip Morris SA urges exemption for new product

Philip Morris SA urges exemption for new product

31/05/2018 - 13:31
Philip Morris SA has urged the government to create exemption in its new tobacco bill that would enable it to provide consumers information about its heated tobacco product, IQOS. read more
Pepkor name is back as Star distances itself from Steinhoff

Pepkor name is back as Star distances itself from Steinhoff

30/05/2018 - 14:24
Steinhoff Africa Retail (Star) is planning to distance itself from its scandal-ridden parent by changing its name back to the original Pepkor. read more
Shoprite De Doorns creates 53 new jobs

Shoprite De Doorns creates 53 new jobs

30/05/2018 - 11:29
The opening of Shoprite De Doorns on Thursday, 24 May 2018, has created 53 new jobs in the local community. read more
Tiger Brands to continue polony production in October

Tiger Brands to continue polony production in October

30/05/2018 - 09:07
Tiger Brands is basing its calculations of losses due to listeriosis on reopening its Enterprise polony factory in Polokwane in time to start production in October, it told shareholders on 24th May 2018. read more
Spar turns its problem Swiss acquisition profitable

Spar turns its problem Swiss acquisition profitable

30/05/2018 - 08:43
South African sales would have been higher were it not for the listeriosis outbreak, CEO Graham O’Connor says. read more
SA’s battle of the boerewors is back

SA’s battle of the boerewors is back

28/05/2018 - 14:44
Entries for the 2018 Championship Boerewors competition are now open. With a new competition structure in place, it is now even more accessible for those with a special recipe for traditional boerewors up their sleeves.  read more
Ballito Junction Mall sets first year trading records

Ballito Junction Mall sets first year trading records

28/05/2018 - 13:52
Twelve million people spent nearly R2 billion at Ballito Junction Regional Mall during its first year. This iconic young shopping centre is already outperforming in its industry, market segment, and region, and has become a firm favourite in its immediate market and beyond. read more
Massmart braces for bleak interim earnings

Massmart braces for bleak interim earnings

25/05/2018 - 09:06
Interim profit could fall by nearly 70%, thanks to restructuring costs, the Walmart-owned retailer says. read more
Tiger Brands reels from listeriosis fallout, but still pays dividend

Tiger Brands reels from listeriosis fallout, but still pays dividend

24/05/2018 - 10:05
The interim dividend is unchanged from a year ago. read more
Rhodes Food turns to Africa for growth

Rhodes Food turns to Africa for growth

23/05/2018 - 15:41
Western Cape-based food producer Rhodes Food Group is deepening its growth in the sub-Saharan Africa region, as the international market is marred by uncertainty.  read more
Shoprite introduces new mobile transactional banking service

Shoprite introduces new mobile transactional banking service

23/05/2018 - 11:25
Access to banking services just got easier and more inclusive with Shoprite Money - a new mobile transactional banking service which is available to everyone, even those without existing bank accounts. read more
Verimark delivers excellent growth performance

Verimark delivers excellent growth performance

23/05/2018 - 08:36
South Africa’s market-leading direct retail group, Verimark, today announced that notwithstanding the challenging economic environment in South Africa, the company has delivered one of its best performances to date, as reflected by growth in sales and profitability for the year ended 28 February 2018.  read more
Ongoing Listeria threat emphasises the need for food control agency

Ongoing Listeria threat emphasises the need for food control agency

21/05/2018 - 14:06
Having identified the source of the worst Listeria outbreak on record, claiming 201 lives to-date, is it safe to assume that South Africans can now trust that the food products they purchase are not contaminated with harmful bacteria? According to the food industry’s sanitation and hygiene experts, the worst is yet to come if greater governance and enforceable standards are not implemented within the South African food industry.  read more
Pick n Pay brings more flavour and variety with new fresh offering

Pick n Pay brings more flavour and variety with new fresh offering

21/05/2018 - 13:41
Pick n Pay has relaunched its fresh offering, introducing both new product lines and new packaging, underpinned by its new fresh promise – Perfectly fresh, whatever it takes. The lines will offer something for all tastes and budgets and will be rolled out from this month. read more
Pioneer Foods puts drought behind it

Pioneer Foods puts drought behind it

21/05/2018 - 09:42
Pioneer Foods enjoyed an improved performance in the six months to March, helped in part by a low base created in the year-earlier period when it was still dealing with the effects of the drought.  read more
Majority of SA online shopping is done at the office

Majority of SA online shopping is done at the office

18/05/2018 - 14:48
More men buy goods online than women in SA and peak shopping time happens during working hours. read more
Does SA’s drought threaten to perpetuate the Listeria outbreak?

Does SA’s drought threaten to perpetuate the Listeria outbreak?

17/05/2018 - 16:51
South Africa’s Listeria outbreak - the worst on record, claiming 199 lives to-date - has coincided with a disastrous drought, threatening to make Cape Town the first major urban city to actually run out of water. read more
Annual SACSC Research Conference delves into the evolution and future of retail

Annual SACSC Research Conference delves into the evolution and future of retail

17/05/2018 - 14:54
The South African Council of Shopping Centre’s (SACSC) Annual Research Conference celebrated its eighth anniversary recently with more than 270 delegates representing the country’s most respected companies and brands, in attendance.  read more
SA retail industry generates R1 trillion in sales

SA retail industry generates R1 trillion in sales

15/05/2018 - 10:43
Following the recent release of its latest retail trade sales publication, Statistics South Africa has compiled a new fact sheet focusing on the biggest aspects of the retail industry. read more
African prospects bright for SA’s retailers

African prospects bright for SA’s retailers

15/05/2018 - 10:03
South Africa’s retail sector is well-developed compared to the rest of the continent, and still has the edge over international competitors when it comes to expansion into Africa.  read more
Astral rewards shareholders generously

Astral rewards shareholders generously

14/05/2018 - 13:33
Poultry producer Astral Foods rewarded its shareholders handsomely, as the cycle in the industry turned in its favour, boosting its earnings markedly in the six months to end-March. read more
Shoprite brings fight against hunger to its doorstep

Shoprite brings fight against hunger to its doorstep

14/05/2018 - 11:09
Community food gardens are gearing up to sell their vegetables at selected Checkers stores on Friday (18 May) to raise much-needed awareness ahead of World Hunger Day (28 May). read more
R7 billion in sales shows increasing significance of spaza shops

R7 billion in sales shows increasing significance of spaza shops

10/05/2018 - 11:23
Spaza shops, with an estimated annual revenue of R7 billion, are a significant retail channel in South Africa, according to Euromonitor International’s senior research analyst, Christy Tawii. read more
Hunger Month launches in all Food Lover’s Market stores

Hunger Month launches in all Food Lover’s Market stores

10/05/2018 - 10:43
Food Lover’s Market, in partnership with Tru-Cape Fruit Marketing, Simpl. Juice and Rugani is joining forces with FoodForward SA for the second consecutive year to feed vulnerable families in South Africa. read more
Rooibos tea now a popular staple on Starbucks’ UK menus

Rooibos tea now a popular staple on Starbucks’ UK menus

09/05/2018 - 10:42
The South Africa Rooibos Council expressed delight that homegrown Rooibos is now part of the international coffee shop chain Starbucks’ spring menu. read more
Shoprite helps uplift and nourish a new generation of young South Africans

Shoprite helps uplift and nourish a new generation of young South Africans

07/05/2018 - 14:32
The challenge of feeding around 60 disabled children with three nutritious meals seven days a week is not for the fainthearted. But thanks to dedication, vision and creative solutions, the food garden at the Star Uplifting Centre in Dimbaza, near King William’s Town, is making it happen.  read more
SA women increasing their purchasing power online

SA women increasing their purchasing power online

04/05/2018 - 14:50
South African women currently account for 47% of the country’s ecommerce market, according to a survey released by We Are Social which measures online shopping activity in South Africa annually. read more
Wholesale turnover growth outpaces retail at Dis-Chem

Wholesale turnover growth outpaces retail at Dis-Chem

04/05/2018 - 14:06
‘The resilient markets in which the group operates will offer protection against the weak environment.' read more
Chasing zero: What will it take to improve food safety standards in SA?

Chasing zero: What will it take to improve food safety standards in SA?

04/05/2018 - 10:33
The recent Listeria outbreak, which claimed over 180 lives, has been a major eye-opener for South Africans and has resulted in consumers not just questioning food safety standards, but insisting on a zero-tolerance approach to bacterial contamination and exposure.  read more
Clicks CEO sets example with staff health plan

Clicks CEO sets example with staff health plan

04/05/2018 - 09:07
Clicks CEO David Kneale has urged South African retailers to do more to provide health cover for their lower-paid workers, arguing this will raise productivity and improve staff retention. read more
Maerua Mall celebrates all moms this May

Maerua Mall celebrates all moms this May

03/05/2018 - 09:50
This May, Maerua Mall celebrates Mother’s Day – the time of year we honour and thank the moms who changed us, clothed us, fed us, put band-aids on our ‘einas’, taught us the difference between right and wrong, and sacrificed their own comfort and happiness to make our lives better.  read more
Local business's products hit Pick n Pay store shelves

Local business's products hit Pick n Pay store shelves

03/05/2018 - 09:34
Sage Kitchen, the brainchild of husband and wife duo Brenda and Colin, started as a small business in their home kitchen. Today, the business is a supplier to Pick n Pay for their Pick Local range of products with a difference, that make a difference. read more
Increase in mall foot traffic drives consumer-brand engagement

Increase in mall foot traffic drives consumer-brand engagement

01/05/2018 - 12:59
While mall occupancy levels and foot traffic have decreased in some malls, other malls have experienced excellent growth over the six months to December. So, what does this mean for brands? Brands need to be where the consumers are and what better place than the mall environment. John Faia: GM of Mall Ads™ unpacks the status quo. read more
BAT aims to ignite smokeless products

BAT aims to ignite smokeless products

01/05/2018 - 12:30
Cigarette group British American Tobacco (BAT) aims to more than double revenue from next-generation products by the end of 2018 to "substantially more than £1bn (R17.35bn)". read more
Choppies shows growth in sales and profit in delayed interims

Choppies shows growth in sales and profit in delayed interims

26/04/2018 - 11:28
SE-listed, Botswana-based grocery chain Choppies’ share price jumped 8.3% to R2.60 after it released its delayed interim results, showing 22% growth in both sales and net profit.  read more
Ackermans opens 700th store

Ackermans opens 700th store

25/04/2018 - 14:11
Ackermans opened its 700th store in the Rustenburg Platinum Square. read more
BAT in slight recovery after 22% fall since January

BAT in slight recovery after 22% fall since January

25/04/2018 - 10:06
The problem centres on valuation and sentiment, says an analyst. read more
Consumer-goods manufacturer Libstar aims to raise R1.5bn

Consumer-goods manufacturer Libstar aims to raise R1.5bn

25/04/2018 - 08:42
The company plans to list on the JSE on May 9. read more
Thavhani City mixed-use precinct attracts retail firsts and landmark healthcare facilities

Thavhani City mixed-use precinct attracts retail firsts and landmark healthcare facilities

24/04/2018 - 13:22
Thavhani City, the major economic centre in Thohoyandou, Limpopo, is set to be home to the largest flagship NHC medical day care clinic in South Africa and the first Builders Warehouse in the region. read more
Nestlé launches Maggi Creations portfolio of meal kits

Nestlé launches Maggi Creations portfolio of meal kits

24/04/2018 - 13:15
Nestlé has launched a range of meal kits in Sri Lanka, providing consumers with pre-portioned ingredients and recipes to prepare home-cooked nasigoreng- and biriyani-style noodle meals. read more
AI and the retail revolution

AI and the retail revolution

23/04/2018 - 14:21
2018 has been widely touted as the year that practical applications of artificial intelligence reach maturity and begin to impact our day-to-day lives. However, it's not AI creating sentient robots that will be changing our lives in 2018, but instead, it will be how AI is applied within sectors like retail or financial services. read more
Checkers swops Little Shop for Little Garden

Checkers swops Little Shop for Little Garden

23/04/2018 - 13:33
Customers who loved collecting Little Shop mini products are in for a welcome surprise as Checkers has launched a brand new collectable campaign consisting of environmentally-friendly Little Garden seedling kits.  read more
Momentum builds for Pick 'n Pay's own label

Momentum builds for Pick 'n Pay's own label

23/04/2018 - 08:51
The retailer has set its sights on 30% own-product penetration as it builds a supplier base. read more
Cocoa industry under attack for failing to act on child labour

Cocoa industry under attack for failing to act on child labour

20/04/2018 - 08:31
The cocoa industry is nowhere close to meeting its commitments to reducing child labour and environmental degradation and, in the top growers, the number of children working to produce the chocolate ingredient is actually increasing, according to a report. read more
CNA and Edgars get logo and layout facelifts

CNA and Edgars get logo and layout facelifts

20/04/2018 - 08:04
Edcon’s Grant Pattison has been putting together and implementing a turnaround strategy for the group. read more
Nestlé confirms outlook as volume growth picks up

Nestlé confirms outlook as volume growth picks up

19/04/2018 - 12:15
Food group Nestlé confirmed its full-year guidance after organic sales growth accelerated to 2.8 percent in the first quarter of 2018, helped by improving volumes. read more
Pioneer expects solid recovery from last year’s torrid first half

Pioneer expects solid recovery from last year’s torrid first half

19/04/2018 - 11:35
Earnings rose as much as 32%, and although revenue dipped, sales volumes rose and market share of some if its main brands either grew or was stable. read more
Clicks Group to invest R700m in its stores

Clicks Group to invest R700m in its stores

19/04/2018 - 10:35
Clicks plans to open 40 new stores this year, ahead of its target of 25 to 30 stores. read more
‘Leaner and fitter’ Pick n Pay reaps rewards of cost-cutting programme

‘Leaner and fitter’ Pick n Pay reaps rewards of cost-cutting programme

19/04/2018 - 09:08
CEO Richard Brasher says the retailer has kept its average selling price inflation in check and well below Statistics SA’s official figure. read more
Oreos to be made exclusively from sustainable cocoa

Oreos to be made exclusively from sustainable cocoa

18/04/2018 - 14:31
Mondelēz has committed to using only sustainable cocoa in the production of its Oreo biscuits from the end of March onwards. read more
Shoprite Group helps students stretch their budgets

Shoprite Group helps students stretch their budgets

17/04/2018 - 13:46
Recognising the severe financial pressures which leave many students too hungry to apply themselves to their studies, the Shoprite Group has implemented Student Discount Week once a month across all its Shoprite and Checkers stores in South Africa.  read more
Woolworths and MySchool shine light on literacy in SA

Woolworths and MySchool shine light on literacy in SA

16/04/2018 - 11:38
Every festive season, Woolworths and MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet embark on a special drive to raise funds in order to make a meaningful life-long impact on children in need. Over December 2017, for the second year in a row, they raised funds for Shine Literacy.  read more
Competition Commission gives Billabong takeover the green light

Competition Commission gives Billabong takeover the green light

13/04/2018 - 08:10
The Competition Commission has approved, with conditions, the acquisition of Australian surf-wear retailer Billabong by global apparel business Boardriders, formerly known as Quiksilver. read more
SPAR partners with Tiso Blackstar and iconic Sunday Times Finders Keepers

SPAR partners with Tiso Blackstar and iconic Sunday Times Finders Keepers

12/04/2018 - 15:44
SPAR, one of the country’s leading retailers with more than 900 grocery stores across southern Africa, has joined forces with Tiso Blackstar to bring the iconic Finders Keepers competition to South Africans. read more
Verimark shares soar after upbeat trading statement

Verimark shares soar after upbeat trading statement

12/04/2018 - 13:45
Marketer Verimark’s share price jumped 26% to R1.02 after it issued an upbeat trading statement. read more
‘Listeria hysteria’ pushes pig farmers to the brink

‘Listeria hysteria’ pushes pig farmers to the brink

12/04/2018 - 11:39
SA’s pork industry is losing about R45m a week, putting the viability of small-scale farmers in doubt, while the processed meat industry is losing up to R800m a month. read more
Euromonitor advises SA retailers to broaden their horizons

Euromonitor advises SA retailers to broaden their horizons

12/04/2018 - 10:13
Retailers in SA need to expand their scope from the middle class to include poorer consumers, who make up half the population, according to market research provider Euromonitor International. read more
Shoprite upskills 4 000 employees

Shoprite upskills 4 000 employees

10/04/2018 - 11:25
More than 4 000 employees from the Shoprite Group’s fresh food departments will be upskilled as a result of the retailer’s latest training programme, which delineates a clear career path for all those working in, among others, its bakeries, delis, and fish departments.  read more
Cross-border e-commerce: Barriers and solutions

Cross-border e-commerce: Barriers and solutions

10/04/2018 - 10:29
It’s about the lifestyle you are selling, not your product.  read more
Edcon considering closing flagship Edgars store

Edcon considering closing flagship Edgars store

10/04/2018 - 08:18
Edcon is considering closing its flagship Edgars store in the Johannesburg central business district (CBD) as part of a turnaround strategy to rescue the ailing retailer. read more
Consumer group Libstar mulls JSE listing

Consumer group Libstar mulls JSE listing

09/04/2018 - 10:32
Before the listing the company plans to conclude a black economic empowerment deal that will establish an employee share trust. read more
 PMI receives prestigious design award for its innovative smoke-free product

PMI receives prestigious design award for its innovative smoke-free product

06/04/2018 - 14:15
Philip Morris International’s innovative heated tobacco product IQOS has received a GOOD DESIGN® Award for its cutting-edge technology and sleek, customer-centric design.  read more
Clicks celebrates 500th pharmacy opening

Clicks celebrates 500th pharmacy opening

06/04/2018 - 09:24
South Africa’s largest retail pharmacy chain Clicks recently announced the opening of its 500th pharmacy at Clicks Park Station in Johannesburg.  read more
Shoprite's long-serving chief financial officer to resign in July

Shoprite's long-serving chief financial officer to resign in July

05/04/2018 - 13:30
Shoprite announced chief financial officer Marius Bosman would step down from his position after the completion of financial accounts for the year to end-June. read more
FreshStop pegs growth strategy on expanding food lines

FreshStop pegs growth strategy on expanding food lines

05/04/2018 - 11:40
The need to have a solid food strategy to be successful in South Africa’s convenience retail sector continues, with South African consumers increasing their spend with retailers who offer them dedicated, quality food lines that offer choice and variety. read more
Eighth Annual SACSC Research Conference set for May

Eighth Annual SACSC Research Conference set for May

05/04/2018 - 09:09
Irish playwright, critic and political activist George Bernard Shaw once said: “Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything”. read more
Exclusive Books CEO ends chapter

Exclusive Books CEO ends chapter

05/04/2018 - 07:54
Respected Benjamin Trisk calls it quits at SA’s largest bookseller due to ‘breakdown in relationship among shareholders'. read more
How blue jeans are mounting a comeback in a yoga pants world

How blue jeans are mounting a comeback in a yoga pants world

04/04/2018 - 15:32
From Ralph Lauren to Calvin Klein, America’s biggest fashion labels are pinning their hopes on a blue jean revival.  read more
Woolworths and MySchool launch water fund for schools

Woolworths and MySchool launch water fund for schools

04/04/2018 - 14:06
In response to the National Government’s declaration that the drought in South Africa is a national disaster, Woolworths has announced a R1.5 million investment in water infrastructure for schools, and the launch of an ongoing MySchoolMyVillageMyPlanet fund, the LOVEH2O WATER FUND. read more
Listeriosis leaves Tiger Brands listless

Listeriosis leaves Tiger Brands listless

04/04/2018 - 08:29
Tiger Brands’s share price has fallen 12.47% since the health ministry publicly announced that its factory in Polokwane was the source of the listeriosis outbreak on March 4.  read more
Massmart to open 20 stores in Pan-African expansion

Massmart to open 20 stores in Pan-African expansion

28/03/2018 - 14:03
South African retailer Massmart is continuing its Pan-African expansion with plans to open about 20 new stores outside its home market over the next three years, the company's chairman said. read more
Rainbow Chicken polony cleared of deadly listeria bacteria

Rainbow Chicken polony cleared of deadly listeria bacteria

28/03/2018 - 10:01
The national health department has confirmed the listeria bacteria found at the Rainbow Chicken polony factory is not the ST6 strain that caused 91% of cases. read more
H&M's pile of unsold garments grow as earnings plunge

H&M's pile of unsold garments grow as earnings plunge

28/03/2018 - 08:33
Swedish fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz said it’s increasing markdowns this quarter after accumulating a record pile of unsold garments worth more than $4bn. read more
New Checkers in Plettenberg Bay creates 160 new jobs in local community

New Checkers in Plettenberg Bay creates 160 new jobs in local community

27/03/2018 - 15:02
Checkers Plettenberg Bay Mall is one of 20 new look Checkers supermarkets in South Africa at the moment.  read more
HomeChoice looks to growth with capital-raising exercise

HomeChoice looks to growth with capital-raising exercise

27/03/2018 - 10:40
Retail and financial services specialist HomeChoice is considering a large capital-raising exercise to fund growth.  read more
#ECMA18 - Setting the scene for the future of eCommerce in Africa

#ECMA18 - Setting the scene for the future of eCommerce in Africa

27/03/2018 - 10:32
The 4th Annual DHL eCommerce MoneyAfrica Conference & Exhibition was recently hosted at the brand new, green star-rated CTICC East Wing in Cape Town on 14 & 15 March 2018.  read more
Steinhoff may consider reducing its stake in Steinhoff Africa Retail

Steinhoff may consider reducing its stake in Steinhoff Africa Retail

26/03/2018 - 11:31
Steinhoff International is considering the sale of part of a R58bn stake in its separately listed African operations as the crisis-hit retailer looks to shore up liquidity, according to two people familiar with the matter. read more
Woolworths’ cheese makes history with two SA Dairy Product of the Year Awards in a row

Woolworths’ cheese makes history with two SA Dairy Product of the Year Awards in a row

26/03/2018 - 10:47
Parmalat’s 10-months Mature Gouda, made especially for Woolworths, was crowned the South African Dairy Product of the Year for the second year in a row at the Agri-Expo Qualité Awards Gala Dinner on 23 March 2018 at GrandWest. This achievement is a first for the SA Dairy Championships, celebrating its 185th year of existence. read more
Booming online luxury goods sales convert watchmakers to the web

Booming online luxury goods sales convert watchmakers to the web

26/03/2018 - 10:20
A boom in online luxury goods sales is finally convincing high-end watchmakers, long sceptical that customers would pay thousands to buy timepieces on the web, to step up investments in e-commerce. read more
Imports of food products from Brazil shut down amid safety check scandal

Imports of food products from Brazil shut down amid safety check scandal

23/03/2018 - 15:05
The Department of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries has suspended imports of food products from various establishments in Brazil suspected of fraudulently evading food safety checks. read more