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33% of consumers don't use loyalty: SA loyalty programmes missing a trick, survey reveals

The largest survey on loyalty programmes in SA has just been released, in a Whitepaper that has surveyed more than 24 500 respondents. The data reveals interesting insights for retail brands that, now more than ever, are looking to build and sustain loyalty from their customers.

While more than 100 programmes are available in SA, a massive one-third of consumers don't use loyalty programmes at all.

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Mr Price Group
Mr Price Group is a fashion value retailer, selling predominantly for cash. Mr. Price Group is one of the fastest growing retailers in South Africa, and operates in the Women's clothing stores sector. Read more


Futurelife Smart Bread – The next best thing since sliced bread

Futurelife today announced a new entrant into the Everyday Premium and Everyday Plus bread segments, with the launch of Futurelife Smart Bread.
Detecting and combating counterfeit activities – Pyrotec PackVerifi

Pyrotec offers a new service to detect and combat counterfeit activities in South Africa.
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Cashbuild builds strong results in tough climate

Cashbuild, a major retailer of building materials in Southern Africa, reported a "strong set of results" for the six months ended-December, excluding a once-off empowerment cost of R63m.
Budget had to protect growth, says Treasury

The Treasury has defended the 2016-17 budget against criticism that its fiscal consolidation measures do not go far enough, saying that delicate trade-offs are required.


Clover warns of milk hikes

Clover Industries is warning it will have no choice but to soon hike the selling prices of its products as the rand continues to trade weakly.
Coke’s bid for trademark of bottle shape fails - Luxembourg

Coca-Cola’s latest bid to win EU trademark protection for a new version of its iconic bottle fell flat as EU judges said its curvaceous design was not distinctive enough.

Nicolene Di Bartolo

Nicolene Di Bartolo develops and delivers strategic recruitment solutions that are innovative, robust and effective. Our executive search and management appointment services are trusted by leading employers, both locally and internationally.
Strategy Recruitment Marketing

Strategy Recruitment Marketing, tailor-made alternative recruitment solutions, the latest recruitment practices and technology, cost-effective impactful results.
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The Ultimate Braai Master Experience

Ultimate Braai Master, the show that has inspired the world, is back
for it’s fourth season, and it’s set to be the most exhilarating season yet.
There's always a story in Nederburg

Live it, love it, and savour every second of it. That's the message of Nederburg's new TV advertisement.

Albany Bakeries launches ‘Love at First Bite’ campaign

Albany Bakeries has launched a new consumer campaign called ‘Love at First Bite’.
Celebrate Easter with Colourful Bunnies from Chocolat Frey

Chocolat Frey, Switzerland’s Number 1 and most loved chocolate, is offering us something unique and extra tasty this Easter season.
Mageu No 1. Fridges

Mageu No 1. has been around since 1986 and over the past 3 years, they have partnered with MegaVision Media in taking initiative to conquer fridges in wholesale stores and brand them Mageu.
New Rhodes TV ad tells story of what food teaches us

Rhodes’ first television commercial, flighting from this week, aims to connect with consumers on an emotional level, rather than focus on product, by showcasing the many lessons that food teaches us.
Tropika wins “Product of the Year 2016” Award

It seems like Tropika, South Africa’s number one fruit juice-based brand, can do no wrong.
True virtual shopping becomes a reality with the @home: Your Space App

A revolutionary free consumer tool - the @home: Your Space app - is changing the way customers shop to furnish their homes.
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Case Study: Lactel Romania offers peace of mind with Fix-a-Form®

Most parents prefer to make an informed decision when selecting nutrition for their children. One company that understands the needs of this target market very well is Lactel Romania, part of the global Lactalis network.
IP ratings explained

The Ingress Protection (IP) rating system provides an international standard for classifying the degrees to which electronic equipment and enclosures are sealed against dust, water, impact, and other foreign bodies.
Packaging Bonanza at Africa’s Big Seven

Packaging in the food and beverage sector is one of the world’s fastest growing industries as it tries to keep up with the massive growth and diversity of new products sweeping through consumer markets.
TracePack’s New POLYtij ® UV invisible non-porous ink

POLYtij ® UV invisible ink offers HP thermal inkjet users the ability to print onto a wide variety of non-porous substrates such as metals and plastics.
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Clover adds a twist to cooking ribs

Last year Clover launched a book of delicious braai recipes. These sweet and spicy marmalade ribs, one of the many scrumptious recipes in the book, will be a hit with the whole family.
Cook once, eat for a week

Imagine cutting down kitchen time to one cooking day, so you could relax the rest of the week. You’d have more time for family and more time for yourself. Moreover, you’d use and waste less.
Delicious vegetarian patties recipe from Clover

Last year Clover launched a book of delicious braai recipes. A percentage of the book’s is donated to the Clover Mama Afrika project.

Pick n Pay and GDED launch pilot scheme in Soweto on new model spaza stores

A new partnership between the Gauteng Department of Economic Development (GDED) and Pick n Pay comes alive as the first ever spaza-to-store conversion, Monageng Market, opens in Diepkloof, Soweto this week.
Shoprite Group launches #ActForChange Disaster Relief Fund

The Shoprite Group has heeded the call of South Africans who want to give financial assistance to those communities left without water as the country remains in the grip of the worst drought in decades by introducing a till-point donation facility.
Western Cape’s Clover Mama Afrika becomes Ultimate winner at this year’s Smarties Week

Clover Mama Afrika, Clover’s CSI project, has announced Mama Mirriam Toni as Top Achiever of the Year, as well as the winner for Ultimate Cleanliness and Hygiene, at an award ceremony during this year’s annual Smarties Week held in Johannesburg.

Herman Mashaba, Alan Pullinger, Yusuf Randera Rees, and Mark Stewart join Leaders on the Move
March and April
South Africa
Inspiration and innovation in the spotlight at Build a Business Live
10 March 2016
Gallagher Convention Centre Midrand South Africa
Discover Mauritius savoir-faire
14 – 18 March 2016
Johannesburg and Durban South Africa
Johannesburg welcomes 7th IT Leaders Africa Summit
15 – 16 March 2016
Vodacom World Johannesburg South Africa
The triple bottom line and the plastics industry
15 – 18 March 2016
Expo Centre, NASREC Johannesburg South Africa
World’s biggest LP event is coming to Cape Town
17 March 2016
Radisson Blu Hotel, V&A Waterfront Cape Town South Africa
Consumers, trends and technology in the spotlight at SACSC’s 2016 retail research conference
13 April 2016
Maslow Hotel, Sandton Johannesburg South Africa
South African Cheese Festival in the spotlight
30 April – 2 May 2016
Sandringham Stellenbosch South Africa
SIAL China 2016: The best inspiring platform for food and beverage trade
5 – 7 May
2016 Shanghai China
FMCG Insights and Conference in association with Sowetan
10 May 2016
Turbine Hall Johannesburg South Africa
First ever South African Bike Festival to be held
27 – 29 May 2016
Kyalami Race Track Johannesburg South Africa
Sunday Times Generation Next is back – even bigger and better in 2016
10 June 2016
Pavilion, Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg South Africa
Logistics Sector Joins Cape Industries Showcase
13 – 15 July 2016
Cape Town International Convention Centre Cape Town South Africa
Bright new Afro-Futuristic campaign for 100% Design South Africa 2016
5 – 9 August 2016
Gallagher Convention Centre Midrand South Africa
Don’t miss SIAL Paris - The exhibition that inspires the world’s food industry
16 – 20 October 2016
Paris Nord Villepinte France
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