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How manufacturers can increase their investment ROI by moving to performance-based trade terms

For any consumer goods manufacturer the topic of trade terms and trade investment is often an uncomfortable one. Over time trade terms have increased but the relative returns for the manufacturer have not been felt, therefore resulting in terms that don’t drive strategy.

In the past it was easier to justify keeping trade terms the same because there was almost guaranteed growth. However, today the pressure to change terms could mean the difference between surviving or folding.

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The roots of Irvin & Johnson Limited (I&J) are steeped in the history of South Africa's trawling industry. From its modest beginnings, Irvin & Johnson has established itself as South Africa's leading fishing company and multi-national processor and marketer of an extensive range of branded frozen and chilled convenience foods. Read more


Dentyne Gum reveals New Look

Dentyne, the great tasting, good for teeth gum, is giving South Africans new reasons to smile with the launch of their fresh new packaging.
Neutrogena® and its Celebrity Ambassadors Help Women to “See What’s Possible™”

“It’s important to dream big… challenge yourself... stay inspired,” – Kerry Washington
Say 'hello' to BOS, sugar free

BOS Brands, the colourful and proudly South African ice tea company has officially added a sugar free variant to its line of delicious fruit flavoured ice teas, which will be launching this month.
Start the day happy with Thrive

Life’s pretty busy these days, and with kids it’s even busier. So finding a quick, easy breakfast that not only tastes good, but is good for you too, can feel like hitting the nutritional jackpot.
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Loads of Living opens new store at the recently launched Mall of Africa in Johannesburg!

Leader in luxury homeware and décor, South African retailer Loads of Living has opened a 400sqm new concept store at the recently launched Mall of Africa in Midrand, Johannesburg.
18% drop in mining output huge shock for SA economy - economist

There is no doubt that the fall in mining production in March is a major shock to the South African economy, Mike Schüssler, chief economist at Economists dotcoza told Fin24 on Thursday (12 May).


Astral Foods’ profits slide as drought bites

Astral Foods on Monday (16 May) reported a slide in its first-half profit as the effect of the recent drought in the country took hold.
Big surprise from Sears—a new store format - USA

Sears Holdings has been making news lately mostly by closing stores. But in an unexpected move, the troubled retailer announced plans to test a freestanding appliance specialty store concept.


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Checkers Hyper opens its doors at Mall of Africa

Consumers are in for a world class shopping experience come Thursday 28 April 2016 when a new, state-of-the-art Checkers Hyper store opens its doors at South Africa’s largest retail development, the Mall of Africa.
Melissa’s explains why Africa’s Big 7 was its first choice to show its premium products

One of South Africa’s most successful food and homeware brands Melissa’s has chosen Africa’s biggest food and beverage expo to share its 400-strong product range and offer franchise opportunities.
Sea Harvest Fish Shop opens in Sea Point

According to Shop Manager, Michael Mendonca, the species sold includes, inter alia, Cape Hake, Norwegian Salmon that is regularly flown in, and Kingklip.
The uniquely South African Huguenot Cheese did it again

Dalewood Fromage's signature cheese, the 12-month matured Huguenot, has been crowned as South Africa's Dairy Product of the Year for 2016.
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Pyrotec PackMark gears up for fdt Africa 2016

With food and drink technology Africa (fdt) just around the corner, Pyrotec PackMark is gearing up to showcase a selection of coding and marking machines specifically engineered for the food and beverage industries.
Tax Stamping and Revenue Loss

The counterfeiting industry is one of the fastest growing industries globally, and Africa is considered a dumping ground for these often sub-standard products.
Two years of non-stop production

Engineered to save customers time and improve efficiency, the 9028 inkjet printer from Markem-Imaje, locally represented by Pyrotec PackMark, features an M6’ ink circuit that is designed to be changed by machine operators in less than six minutes.
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"Can-do” with Place in the Sun cab with slow-cooked lamb

Place in the Sun is an optimistic, can-do brand that looks on the bright side of life. The juicy, generously flavoured Fairtrade-accredited wines are made with grapes from Devon Valley, Stellenbosch.
Neighbourhood chef's beef fillet is a treat with Drostdy Hof's Merlot

Red meat and red wine is a classic pairing for a reason! The tannins in reds bond with and soften the protein of the meat, bringing out its savoury flavours and juiciness.
Place in the Sun with earth, wind, and fire

Fairtrade-accredited Place in the Sun wines are kind to the earth and to the people who harvest the grapes.

Ixopo - Clover Mama Afrika Visit

The Clover Mama Afrika team popped in to visit Mama Inkosi (Chief) Thokozile Ndlovu’s centre in Ixopo, KZN, to see how she’s progressing as part of the Clover Mama Afrika project.
New village built from recycled polystyrene will bring hope to orphans from North West Province

The Polystyrene Packaging Council (“PSPC”) in partnership with the Mobile Education and Training Trust (“METT”), a Non-Profit Organisation, recently afforded selected guests and members of the media the opportunity to view the new Village of Hope, a R285 million project that is nearing completion in Kosmos in the North West Province.
Woolworths and MySchool hand over a gift of hearing

The donation has been used by the Trust to purchase specialist Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) equipment that will enable the hospital each year to help save the lives of 10 children with life-threatening ear disease and prevent hearing loss in 750 children.

Sixth Marketing Indaba promise to spark fresh ideas
25 - 26 May 2016
NH The Loed Charles Hotel, Somerset West Cape Town South Africa
First ever South Africa Bike Festival to be held at Kyalami
27 - 29 May 2016
Kyalami Race Track, Kyalami Johannesburg South Africa
Customer Engagement Marketing
1 - 2 June 2016
Johannesburg South Africa
Sunday Times Generation Next is back – even bigger and better in 2016
10 June 2016
Pavillion, Sandton Convention Centre, Sandton Johannesburg South Africa
Issues impacting retailers, suppliers under the spotlight at The Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit in Cape Town from 15 to 17
June 15 - 17 June 2016
Cape Town South Africa
The Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival is back!
1 - 10 July 2016
Knysna South Africa
Oil & Gas Africa 2016 Conference – Focus on Logistics
13 - 14 July 2016
Cullinan Hotel, V&A Waterfront Cape Town 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 June 2016
Gallagher Convention Centre Johannesburg South Africa
Don’t miss SIAL Paris - The exhibition that inspires the world’s food industry
16 - 20 October 2016
Paris France
Over 200 Exhibitors Committed to PACK EXPO East 2017
27 February - 1 March 2017
Pennsylvania Convention Centre USA
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