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Retail leading the pack in digital transformation

“As the physical and digital worlds continue to merge, it is becoming clear that as a retailer it is all about that providing the consumer with that consistent brand experience to strengthen that relationship and help them in their path to purchase.”

This was the consistent messaging at the recent World Retail congress in Rome. Retail is possibly one of the only sectors where physical and digital services go hand in hand. While the old world of traditionally retail is based on in store and catalogue based promotions, and above the line advertising, there is also the expectation that today’s digital world can also be integrated where the connected consumer can perform tasks (should they wish) such as online price comparisons and online shopping thus presents opportunities to make our lives easier.

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ID Logistics

We are part of the ID Logistics Group, a global contract logistics company that supports customers’ strategies through all supply chain functions related to innovation and optimisation. Read more

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NEW RELEASES & PRODUCTS
Barni – Fuelling Life’s Small Adventures

Barni is a delicious playful bear shaped sponge cake with a yummy hidden chocolate centre, providing a little discovery in every bite.
Introducing AdvantAGE

A range of products aimed at women from 30 upwards, includes seven easy-to-use products.
McCain Oven Chips gets a crisp new look and makes a tasty transformation

McCain South Africa is proud to announce the launch of the new McCain Crispy Oven Chips range.
Quorn satisfies consumer tastes with launch of vegan range

Quorn Foods, a popular player in the South African meat-free, frozen food category, is expanding its footprint with the launch of a vegan frozen range.
Take the Nestea Plunge – Celebrating the relaunch of Nestea

Nestea is celebrating their relaunch in 2015 by going back to their roots. They are tipping their hats to the original “Take the Nestea Plunge” advertising campaign, which debuted in the 1970’s and ran through the 1990’s.
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NEWS HEADLINES
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91 Koeberg Mall brings urban renewal in CT

91 Koeberg Mall in Koeberg Road, Brooklyn, Cape Town, has opened its doors.
Nene: We're bracing ourselves for the worst

South Africa's drought could have a "serious impact" on food prices and ultimately knock growth, employment and revenues in the continent's most advanced economy, Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene said.


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Africa the ‘New China’ when it comes to appetite for retail

The African continent is experiencing rapid retail expansion, and is being compared to China in 1987 when it was predicated to be the next big thing.
Alibaba makes $5 billion in 90 minutes - China

The world’s biggest online shopping holiday got off to a roaring start in China.



RECRUITERS & NEW APPOINTMENTS
Nicolene Di Bartolo

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Strategy Recruitment Marketing, tailor-made alternative recruitment solutions, the latest recruitment practices and technology, cost-effective impactful results.
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MARKETING & BRAND ACTIVATION
Competition Commission Tribunal rules in favour of Pioneer Foods and FutureLife

Pioneer Foods has welcomed the Competition Commission Tribunal’s decision to approve the proposed merger between Future Life and Pioneer Foods.
“I am switching to Spekko”

In a bid to find out what users of a leading rice brand had to say after blind-testing Spekko Rice, the brand enlisted the Home Tester Club to conduct research amongst their members during September 2015.
MegaVision Media offering

MegaVision Media put together a short video that takes you through our product and service offerings in a succinct 3 minute video.
TFG produces another good set of results with HEPS growth of 16.6%

TFG (The Foschini Group), the diversified retail group which now trades in 31 countries globally, produced strong sales growth of 33.6% for the six months ending September 2015.
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MULTIMEDIA
606 Spekko Rice TVC

Using documented content of the responses from the “great reveal”, 606 Product Networker® (www.606pn.com) produced a television commercial that is currently flighting.
Tropika Roxy Bath #NothingSmooother

Everybody loves an ice-cold Tropika. There is nothing smooother on earth than this non-carbonated, great tasting flavoured dairy fruit mix, which is made with real fruit juice and milk.

LOGISITCS, PACKAGING & SUPPLY CHAINS
How retailers can protect themselves from data breaches

Retailers have much to consider when running their business, allocating capital towards operational expenses is usually at the top of their list, but emphasis should also be placed on developing and implementing a safety and security plan.
Is your packaging ready for the holiday season?

The festive season is a crucial time in most brands’ marketing calendars. During this period, consumer spending spikes and there’s an opportunity to emotionally engage shoppers who are revelling in the festive mood.
MakeMeMobile expands to meet enterprise mobility demands

MakeMeMobile, specialists in mobile enterprise solutions, has expanded its operations to support the growth of the business throughout South Africa.
Packaging withstands the test of time

The marketing world is awash with new techniques for crowdsourcing, connecting and socially interacting with products, brands, and people. However, while it seems that most things have gone digital, packaging has firmly withstood the test of time.
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RECIPES
Steal the show with delicious thyme chicken paired with Drostdy-Hof Wine

Tired of the usual overdone tried and tested? Then zest things up a bit and transform the usual grilled chicken dinner into something new with this recipe from country chef Johan van Schalkwyk.
Super sesame seeds

Sesame seeds may be tiny but they have huge health benefits. If you enjoy sprinkling sesame seeds into your cookie/muffin/bread batter, on your salads and in your stir-fries, you will be happy to know that you are doing your health a big favour.
 

CORPORATE SOCIAL INVESTMENT
Edible garden yields fresh produce for Chapel Street Primary School

Chapel Street Primary School celebrated the first harvest from their recently installed edible garden, with a harvest table of dishes created by chef and ex-MasterChef contestant, Sue-Ann Allen.
The amazing good you can do with a bread tag

Premier has teamed up with The sweethearts Foundation to donate wheelchairs to those in need through the large-scale collection of bread tags – and is encouraging South Africa to get behind the cause.
 

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UPCOMING EVENTS
Colchester KWIKSPAR Community Clean-up – A letter
28 November 2015
Colchester KWIKSPAR South Africa
Community Chest’s Twilight Festival Calls our City to Unite for Charity
1 December 2015
Cape Town City Hall Cape Town South Africa
The triple bottom line and the plastics industry
15 – 18 November 2015
Expo Centre, NASREC Johannesburg South Africa
 
 
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Fastmoving provides news, insight, and analysis into the retail and FMCG industries in South Africa, and has been doing so for the last 12 years. We provide marketing services to businesses operating in the retail and FMCG sector by creating dedicated company pages, publishing news releases, and offering exposure in our regular weekly and monthly newsletters.

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Editor

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