Retail boost could steer SA away from a recession. UnionPay cards now accepted at Pick n Pay stores. Letibalm introduces new addition to the family.

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Addressing the entire supply chain is key to driving consumer behaviour and creating loyalty

Changing consumer behaviour and creating loyalty throughout the supply chain are areas every FMCG manufacturer is trying to achieve. However, these are the last links and typically the most difficult elements to manipulate. This is due to challenges around validating sales – you can only reward loyalty if you can verify the purchase. In order to drive consumer behaviour and reward loyalty both on route to market and at the end consumer, you need to address the entire supply chain. Visibility and line of sight from start to finish are critical to gathering the required data necessary to achieve these goals.

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MITAS Corporation: the name consists of the first letters of the group’s main offerings: Marking, Identification, Traceability, Automation, Authentication, Systems and Solutions.

Letibalm introduces new look and a new addition to the family - Letibalm Junior Nose and Lips Repair Fluid

Blowing the nose frequently, because of allergies, colds or flu, can leave the delicate skin around the nose and lips chapped, red and sore. Letibalm, formulated specifically to protect and care for the lips, nose and the skin in-between, now has an improved formula and there’s a new addition to the family – new Letibalm Junior Nose and Lips Repair Fluid.
Pioneer Foods in joint venture launch of all-natural sugar replacement - Freesweet

Freesweet is due on retail shelves in August and is a total sugar replacement unlike any other sweetener available locally or internationally. Freesweet contains no artificial ingredients: all are from natural sources and are GMO-free.

The race for reach is on - Shoprite Group CEO

The race for reach is on, according to Shoprite Group CEO Pieter Engelbrecht.
Retail boost could steer SA away from a recession

A rebound in economic growth in the second quarter of the year will likely see SA avert its second recession in two years.

Ackermans, Truworths and Pep lead in customer satisfaction rankings

Consulta has released its latest South African Customer Satisfaction Index (SA-csi), showing which clothing stores have the highest customer satisfaction ratings.
Crackdown on informal traders will hurt economy, says refugee forum

SA’s embattled economy could be strained further if the crackdown on informal traders continues unabated, the African Diaspora Forum (ADF) warns.
Pick n Pay appoints Lerena Olivier as new finance chief

Pick n Pay says finance executive Lerena Olivier will take over as CFO when Bakar Jakoet retires on September 6.
Sugar tax leaves sour taste

The sugar industry in SA was experiencing serious difficulties even before the government introduced a tax on sugary beverages – and many manufacturers are now merely using artificial sweeteners instead.
Steinhoff and Pepkor blocked from selling Tekkie Town shares

The Western Cape High Court has prevented Steinhoff and its subsidiary, Pepkor Holdings, from selling or dealing in the shares of shoe retailer Tekkie Town, in a ruling handed down on Tuesday.
South Africa’s economy ‘doesn’t have a long time’

South Africa’s outlook has been dealt several heavy blows following Eskom’s financial results, and the latest unemployment data, which has raised the question: where to from here?
#WomensMonth: Do women shop differently?

Is it outdated to believe women still shop differently to men? The clichés are men purchase for speed and women are more motivated by price, men are big online shoppers but women still like something tangible and prefer brick-and-mortar stores.
Kraft Heinz writes down more than $1bn as first-half revenue slumps

Kraft Heinz’s net income halved in the first six months of the year, the packaged food maker said as it wrote down the value of several business units by more than $1bn in results delayed by an internal investigation into procurement practices.

#WomensMonth: Supporting SA's women in business

The Mastercard Index of Women Entrepreneurs report revealed that in South Africa women in early-stage entrepreneurial activity dropped by 15.7% in 2018.
Unilever, Tesco, Nestlé ranked top on meat alternatives

Unilever, Tesco, and Nestlé are among the best prepared to capitalise on the trend for plant-based meat substitutes, according to a report from an investor group managing $5-trillion in assets.
FreshStop at Caltex launches 'Cash Back' Rewards App

FreshStop, the largest and fastest-growing convenience store retail brand in South Africa, has launched a Rewards App that enables customers to earn cash back simply by shopping at one of its more than 300 FreshStop at Caltex stores located around South Africa.
Tesco to cut 4,500 jobs in Metro restructuring

British supermarket chain Tesco is cutting about 4,500 jobs from its Metro stores to improve the efficiency of a format that is increasingly used by customers daily rather than for a traditional weekly shop.
Ackermans extends its body-positive 'I Am Me' campaign with nude colour lingerie collection

Following the success of its star-studded Valentine’s lingerie campaign which featured the likes of Busiswa Gqulu and Pearl Modiadie, Ackermans is once again shaking up the country with its latest nude colour lingerie campaign; a natural progression of the retailer’s “I Am Me” (#iamme) movement.
Nestlé invests $100m to expand factories in Indonesia

Nestlé has announced that it will invest $100 million to expand three factories in Indonesia, as the company aims to increase its current production capacity in the country by 25%.

Pasta Grandé launches search for the biggest, most generous South African pasta dish

Pasta Grandé is searching for in the quest for the biggest, most generous South African pasta dish.
SASKO to sponsor third annual Soweto Kota Festival

The 3rd annual Soweto Kota Festival will take place on 7 and 8 September 2019, and SASKO, the experts in milling and baking, is proud to announce it has renewed its sponsorship for a third year.
Iliadin goes OTC with exclusive Smart offering

In-store advertising innovators Smart Media have partnered with Iliadin to provide the metered nose spray provider their new Over-the-Counter (OTC) Poster Arch branding solution in Dis-Chem Pharmacy stores for a nationwide winter campaign.

Trace the food, not the packaging

With the new regulation R638 being implemented there is an increase in supply chain transparency, accountability, and security. One key to achieving gains in all three areas lies in the ability to trace the source of foods and their ingredients, from fark to fork.
The role of pharmaceutical labelling in anti-counterfeiting

Counterfeit medicines and fake packaging are widespread in the pharmaceutical sector.
Coding for nude food

According to Pick n Pay, 13 stores now feature plastic and packaging-free produce zones they call the ‘nude zone’. This initiative forms part of a trial to determine whether customers can be convinced to switch from pre-packaged food to buying loose products.

Mushroom and Lentil Lasagna

With hearty lentils and gourmet mushrooms, you won’t even miss the meat in this vegetarian take on an Italian classic.
Pumpkin Fritter & Saucy Caramel Sundae

Cinnamon and pumpkin are a classic combo that never disappoints.

Checkers' refurbished computers find a new home at local school

A new school in Brackenfell is benefiting from a donation of refurbished computers from Checkers and Just PCs.
Retailers rally in support of the Sunflower Day Campaign

Every year, millions of individuals around the world are diagnosed with cancer. In 2018, just under 1.5 million new cases of blood cancer were recorded worldwide and according to a special report by Discovery Health released in 2018, cancer causes more deaths in South Africa than HIV/ Aids, TB and malaria combined.

Customer360 Africa 2019

The only all-inclusive event focused on the entire CX journey.

17-19 September 2019
Cape Town

RMB WineX, SA’s premier wine show launched in 2000, is attended annually by 10 000 Jozi wine lovers representative of the country’s largest and most discerning wine market.

30 October-01 November 2019

eCommerce East Africa Edition

Following 4 years of success in Cape Town, Kinetic is excited to present the East African Edition of Africa’s largest eCommerce event.

31 October-01 November 2019
CGCSA Summit 2019

The CGCSA Summit programme offers a unique opportunity to network with the CEOs and top leaders from some of South Africa’s most successful retailers and manufacturers and get inspired by an exceptional line up of speakers and industry experts.

14 November 2019

Food Africa Cairo

Food Africa is the continent’s largest International Trade Exhibition specialized in the Food and Agro-industries. The exhibition, combining an innovative format of showcasing, networking, and matchmaking, is a unique platform to access the Egyptian mega-market, and Africa’s booming agriculture industry.

09-11 December 2019
Cairo, Egypt

EuroCIS: an event whose success just keeps on growing - as the leading trade fair for retail technology in Europe.

16-20 February 2020

Seamless SA

Seamless Southern Africa is the region's leading payments, fintech, banktech, and insuretech conference and exhibition. The event has separate conference agendas covering the world of Payments, Fintech, Banktech, Insuretech, with one shared free-to-attend exhibition, hosting the region's leading technology providers.

7-8 April 2020
Digital Retail Forum 2020

Discover how to ensure digital innovation becomes a key process within your retail organisation.

29 January 2020

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