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Mega survey highlights how to boost SA online shopping

A survey of 10 687 South Africans conducted in April 2016 has thrown up illuminating information on how age and gender influence shopping habits, what retailers need to do to encourage more sales and how to convert those who are not convinced by the claimed advantages of online shopping.

The survey conducted by TFG (The Foschini Group) was distributed to a sample of South African online shoppers as well as TFG account and Rewards customers and people who had shopped from TFG sites or signed up for the newsletters.

According to Robyn Cooke, head of TFG ecommerce the respondents consisted of 68% who shop online and 32% who never shop online - including about 6.7% of the total respondents who had no interest in shopping online.

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NEW RELEASES & PRODUCTS
Dentyne Gum reveals New Melon Flavour

Dentyne, the mouth-watering, good for teeth gum is proud to announce a delicious new Melon variant.
Enjoy winter the active way with Vital

Fitness expert, Elana Meyer, former Olympian and leading nutritionist, Andrea du Plessis, tell you how to embrace the cold season.
Huggies® introduces Disney Frozen Huggies® Wipes

This winter Huggies® is introducing a special edition of Disney Frozen Huggies® Wipes that moms, babies, tots and kids will love.
Stimorol Infinity 1-piece can change your life!

Stimorol Infinityis set to continue its momentum in 2016 by launching an epic sampling campaign for the Stimorol Infinity 1-Piece range.
       
NEWS HEADLINES
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Clicks to manage Netcare’s Medicross pharmacies

Retailer Clicks will take over managing private hospital group Netcare’s 37 Medicross branded retail pharmacies and its 51 hospital "front shops", the two JSE-listed groups said in a joint-statement on Wednesday (8 May).
Fitch gives SA some breathing room

Ratings agency Fitch affirmed South Africa’s investment grade credit rating and maintained its stable outlook yesterday, but warned that political tensions could still derail efforts to boost growth.
Save, save, save - word of the day, this Big Red Friday

Shoprite’s biggest savings promotion of the year, Big Red Friday, is back again! This Friday, 10 June 2016, customers can expect incredible savings of up to 50% off on a wide range of food and household products, for one day only.
South African malls on high alert after terror warnings

A corporate group representing five malls in Johannesburg and Cape Town says they’ve stepped up security after the United States, British, and Australian embassies put South Africa on terror alert.
Woolworths well on its way to healthier queues

By the end of June, half of all Woolworths stores will have removed sweets and chocolates from the checkout aisle, and replaced them with "better snacking options", says the retailer.
Grain sector strike could put jobs on the line

Economists warned yesterday that the proposed strike by the Food and Allied Workers Union (Fawu) might lead to potential job losses in the grain industry as employers replaced workers with machinery.
SA already in a recession – economist

Dark clouds are gathering for South Africa with fears the ailing economy - which shrunk by 1.2% in 2016's first three months - could fall into recession after hitting a slump in the first quarter of 2016.
Shock as GDP shrinks 1.2%

SA’s worse than expected economic growth performance in the first quarter of 2016 presages a bleak year ahead.
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Finding success bite by bite

A Khayelitsha emerging entrepreneur is living testimony to the government’s initiative, Vukuzenzele (wake up and do it yourself), as her pizza business is booming and employs seven people.
OK Zim profit tumbles as demand wanes – Zimbabwe

OK Zimbabwe, the biggest retail rival to Pick n Pay in Zimbabwe, saw after-tax profits drop 91.1% from $7.5m to $0.7m for the year to end-March 2016, despite having adequate stock in its stores across Zimbabwe.
Grocery retailing: Navigating the in-store digital divide

Grocery and other retailers in South Africa are still dramatically underestimating the impact that the onslaught of digital is having on the industry.
Hardware retailers lead drop in building confidence

Hardware retailers led a fall in building confidence, a quarterly poll by Stellenbosch University’s Bureau for Economic Research (BER) reported on Thursday.
Scourge of cybercrime hits Africa

Cybercrime has become a global epidemic from which Africa has not been spared, leaving companies counting losses, which range from money to credibility.
Shoprite tie up with Zambeef yields profits – Zimbabwe

The partnership between South African grocery chain, Shoprite and Zambian meat producer and processor, Zambeef, is bearing fruit.
Tesco dumps Turkish unit at huge discount to make value – UK

Tesco agreed to sell its majority stake in the Turkish Kipa chain, offloading the unprofitable unit at a huge discount to its market value.
Walmart to test grocery delivery through Uber – USA

Walmart will begin testing the delivery of groceries using Uber and Lyft drivers, aiming to match the convenience of services offered by Amazon.com and other e-commerce companies.

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MULTIMEDIA
Nederburg Auction 2016 wine collection embraces old with new

“Judging from the clear vintage variations our judges are increasingly finding during their selection process, it has become apparent that producers have over time increasingly resisted interfering too much with the grapes.”
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MARKETING & BRAND ACTIVATION
Local consumers display some ‘seriously South African’ brand allegiances

Homegrown brands maintain a powerful hold over local consumers, with a brand’s country of origin cited as equally important - or even more important - than other purchasing criteria.
Our commitment to sustainable chocolate - Chocolat Frey

South Africa is known around the world for it’s rainbow nation. Cricket and India go hand-in-hand.
Shopper Marketing

Once a customer passes into your store, it’s your opportunity to get your message across within a limited timeframe. Here’s how!
Useful apps for brick and mortar

Apps and Smartphones are ubiquitous in today’s world and there are some that can make the store owner’s life easier.
Woolworths retained its position as South Africa’s most reputable retailer

Woolworths is very pleased to have retained its position as South Africa’s most reputable retailer for the third consecutive year in the Reputation Institute’s 2016 RepTrak survey.
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LOGISITCS, PACKAGING & SUPPLY CHAINS
Blog – Do-It Corporation: Manufacturer of Hang Tabs and Display Strips

Do-It Corporation has been manufacturing hang tabs, display strips and point-of-sale display solutions since 1973.
SMC offers new opportunities to the food and packaging industry with its SY5000 IP69K

SMC, the world’s leading provider of pneumatics recently launched a new edition to the SY series of Valve Manifolds targeted at the food and packing market.
Sustainable innovation: Bosch presents the world’s first Sealed Paper Packaging

Bosch Packaging Technology and BillerudKorsnäs developed the world´s first Sealed Paper Packaging.
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RECIPES
Lamb lollipops served with pea pesto

Enjoy your lamb lollies with a side of pea pesto and garnish with slices of lightly pickled red onion, a few peas, lemon zest, and a glass of Two Oceans Shiraz.
Microwave baking made even easier

Satisfying a craving for a sweet, baked treat doesn’t have to be complicated – in fact, it doesn’t even have to involve an oven.
Pulses are the key to environmental sustainability

One of the many reasons that the United Nations declared 2016 as the International Year of the Pulses (IYP) is due to their environmental sustainability.

CORPORATE SOCIAL INVESTMENT
McCain proudly donates R25 000 to the Chaeli Sports & Recreation Club and their Comrades journey

The Comrades Marathon is one of the world’s biggest ultra-marathon’s, the 89km race is a test of strength, willpower and sheer determination, which is why both Chaeli Mycroft and Anita Engelbrecht wanted to be part of this iconic race.
Milk for Change collects nearly 60 000 litres for South Africa’s undernourished children

Milk for Change, the campaign that is a partnership of Tetra Pak South Africa and FEED SA to fight undernourishment among South Africa’s larger communities, has already successfully collected nearly 60 000 litres of long life milk.
Record-breaking Blue Ribbon Sandwich Experience supports local charities

With the help of dedicated bakery employees and volunteers, SA’s much loved bread brand made 173 391 sandwiches to fill hungry tummies across the country – over 40 000 more sandwiches than last year.

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UPCOMING EVENTS
10 June 2016
Sunday Times Generation Next is back – even bigger and better in 2016

Pavillion, Sandton Convention Centre, Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa
15 - 17 June 2016
Issues impacting retailers, suppliers under the spotlight at The Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit in Cape Town

Cape Town, South Africa
1 - 10 July 2016
The Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival is back!

Knysna, South Africa
13 - 14 July 2016
Oil & Gas Africa 2016 Conference – Focus on Logistics

Cullinan Hotel, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa
13 - 15 July 2016
Logistics Sector Joins Cape Industries Showcase

Cape Town International Convention Centre, Cape Town, South Africa
5 - 9 June 2016
Bright new Afro-Futuristic campaign for 100% Design South Africa 2016

Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa
16 - 20 October 2016
Don’t miss SIAL Paris - The exhibition that inspires the world’s food industry

Paris, France
27 February - 1 March 2017
Over 200 Exhibitors Committed to PACK EXPO East 2017

Pennsylvania Convention Centre, USA
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