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Pioneer Foods deal will be PepsiCo's biggest in Sub-Saharan Africa

Pioneer Foods deal will be PepsiCo's biggest in Sub-Saharan Africa

22/07/2019 - 09:04
The US food and beverages company says the deal, worth about R24bn, will boost the SA economy. read more
Food and beverages giant PepsiCo makes offer to acquire Pioneer Foods

Food and beverages giant PepsiCo makes offer to acquire Pioneer Foods

19/07/2019 - 10:18
In a vote of confidence about SA’s long-term prospects, New York-based food and beverages giant PepsiCo has made an offer to buy Pioneer Food Group, which makes Sasko breads and Ceres juices, in a deal worth at least R25.4bn. read more
AB InBev offloads Australian unit for $11.3bn

AB InBev offloads Australian unit for $11.3bn

19/07/2019 - 09:03
Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev), which shelved plans to list its Asia Pacific business in Hong Kong, said it will sell Australian subsidiary Carlton & United Breweries (CUB) to Japan’s Asahi Group for about $11.3bn (R157bn). read more
SAFW competitions offers entry into fashion industry

SAFW competitions offers entry into fashion industry

19/07/2019 - 08:41
It opened the door for David Tlale to showcase his designs at New York Fashion Work, Mmuso Maxwell to supply his garments to retail giant Woolworths and Clinton Lotter to take his work to the UK. Now, South African Fashion Week (SAFW) is once again looking to grow the fashion and creative industry by opening it to emerging designers. read more
Amazon offers $10 to Prime Day shoppers for access to their data

Amazon offers $10 to Prime Day shoppers for access to their data

18/07/2019 - 09:53
Amazon.com has a promotion for US shoppers on Prime Day, the 48-hour marketing blitz that started recently: earn $10 of credit if you let Amazon track the websites you visit. read more
Johnson & Johnson certain it will prevail in baby powder and opioid lawsuits

Johnson & Johnson certain it will prevail in baby powder and opioid lawsuits

17/07/2019 - 14:00
Johnson & Johnson (J&J) said that the healthcare conglomerate will come out on the winning side of thousands of legal claims over its baby powder and opioid products.  read more
Large businesses can have life-changing impact on SMEs

Large businesses can have life-changing impact on SMEs

17/07/2019 - 10:11
It is now widely accepted that South Africa’s potential to create jobs and drive prosperity will most likely be unleashed if the small and medium enterprise (SME) sector is nurtured and flourishes.  read more
Cancer drugs help Johnson & Johnson raise sales outlook

Cancer drugs help Johnson & Johnson raise sales outlook

17/07/2019 - 08:41
Johnson & Johnson raised its full-year sales forecast as demand for its cancer drugs Darzalex and Imbruvica helped it exceed estimates for second-quarter profit on Tuesday. read more
Technology is fundamentally altering the relationship between brands and consumers

Technology is fundamentally altering the relationship between brands and consumers

15/07/2019 - 16:44
Both businesses and societies that have accelerated their digital transformation efforts have been rewarded with faster growth. In fact, digital transformation has the potential to unlock the value of about R5-trillion across multiple industries in the next decade, potentially moving the needle of economic growth in SA. So said Wayne Hull, MD of Accenture Digital, at the annual IAB Summit earlier this year. read more
Woolies, Anglo, Sappi stock in demand

Woolies, Anglo, Sappi stock in demand

15/07/2019 - 16:26
Woolworths Holdings' (Woolies') share price gained a solid 12.8 percent last week after it announced a turnaround at its fashion, beauty and home business this year. The group, one of many local retailers to struggle in Australia and which also trades in 11 countries in sub-Saharan Africa, still relies on its home market for 71 percent of operating profit.  read more
Cape Town vs Johannesburg- where are retailers really winning?

Cape Town vs Johannesburg- where are retailers really winning?

15/07/2019 - 16:11
New global research by Vend, a cloud-based retail software platform for independent retailers, has found that Cape Town independent stores enjoy average transaction values up to 49% higher than retailers in Johannesburg. read more
Walmart must hire someone who can stop the bleeding at its online business

Walmart must hire someone who can stop the bleeding at its online business

15/07/2019 - 09:55
Walmart has a hole to fill at its online unit, and whoever assumes the role faces a big challenge ahead. read more
Woolworths shares hit six-month high on solid sales growth

Woolworths shares hit six-month high on solid sales growth

11/07/2019 - 13:57
The retailer’s food business has bolstered results amid an upturn in the fashion, beauty and home segment. read more
Brait's struggling UK retailer New Look turning a corner

Brait's struggling UK retailer New Look turning a corner

11/07/2019 - 11:30
Investment holding company Brait says its UK high-street retailer New Look, which was largely responsible for the dismal performance it reported in June, is now better positioned to turn the corner. read more
Naspers's Superbalist eyes R1bn in annual private-label sales

Naspers's Superbalist eyes R1bn in annual private-label sales

11/07/2019 - 09:31
Superbalist, the SA online fashion retailer owned by Naspers, expects to generate more than R1bn in annual revenue from its private-label, or in-house products, within the next three years. read more
Hisense’s new B2B offering gains traction as business in Africa booms

Hisense’s new B2B offering gains traction as business in Africa booms

10/07/2019 - 10:54
Hisense, supplier of affordable and high-quality electronic goods, is rapidly gaining traction across the continent’s business-to-business market and is poised to become a significant player in Africa, where it is already a leader within the consumer goods category.  read more
Collaborative planning, forecasting, and replenishment in the retail supply chain

Collaborative planning, forecasting, and replenishment in the retail supply chain

10/07/2019 - 08:56
Grocery retailers often find themselves facing the challenges of overstocking, understocking, missed sales and expired stock. Collaborative planning, forecasting, and replenishment (CPFR) is a framework that has been developed to address these challenges.  read more
PepsiCo's decision to sell smaller cans pays off

PepsiCo's decision to sell smaller cans pays off

10/07/2019 - 08:19
Beverage sales rise as new packaging strategy helps company attract more consumers. read more
Cyril Ramaphosa wants SA to embrace 4IR

Cyril Ramaphosa wants SA to embrace 4IR

08/07/2019 - 14:49
President Cyril Ramaphosa said South Africa must embrace the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) and harness the opportunities it offers in order to eradicate the biggest challenges society faces.  read more
Africa Automation Fair sheds light on the 4IR in SA industry

Africa Automation Fair sheds light on the 4IR in SA industry

08/07/2019 - 09:47
It is no surprise, we are living in a connected society where most people have access to smart mobile devices. Having quick access to information has become an extension of our existence. We have begun to see internet access, among other things, becoming cheaper and far more accessible than ever before. Technology is spawning autonomous vehicles; processes and we are even seeing a rise in Artificial Intelligence (AI) in everyday devices. read more
Steinhoff CFO to step down

Steinhoff CFO to step down

08/07/2019 - 09:29
Finance boss Philip Dieperink will be replaced by operations director Theodore de Klerk. read more
Unilever's former chief moves on with plan to fix the world

Unilever's former chief moves on with plan to fix the world

05/07/2019 - 09:26
Paul Polman, the Dutchman who ran Unilever for almost a decade with a social slant, will push further in that direction now that he’s leaving - creating a group to help combat poverty and climate change. read more
JD Sports counters retail gloom with global expansion

JD Sports counters retail gloom with global expansion

04/07/2019 - 09:40
JD Sports, Britain’s biggest sportswear retailer, bucked retail sector gloom yet again, as it predicted full-year profit will meet expectations on strong sales from new stores and growing demand for gym wear by trendy youngsters. read more
Coty slides as turnaround plan includes $3bn writedown

Coty slides as turnaround plan includes $3bn writedown

02/07/2019 - 13:34
Cosmetics maker Coty will take a $3bn write-down as its aging mass-market brands face new competition from savvy upstarts in the booming beauty industry. read more
Boots confirms plan to shut 200 stores

Boots confirms plan to shut 200 stores

02/07/2019 - 12:54
Boots has confirmed that it plans to close 200 stores over the next 18 months, equal to just under 10% of the health & beauty chain’s standalone outlets.  read more
Walmart aims to list minority stake in Japan unit Seiyu

Walmart aims to list minority stake in Japan unit Seiyu

01/07/2019 - 14:29
Walmart said it aims to list its Japanese supermarket unit Seiyu while keeping a majority stake in the business, amid on-and-off speculation the US retail giant was looking to exit Japan where it has struggled to grow. read more
Dis-Chem profit margins down, so is executive pay

Dis-Chem profit margins down, so is executive pay

01/07/2019 - 10:22
Dis-Chem Pharmacies has paid its chief executive Ivan Saltzman a total remuneration package of R12.84million for the year to end-February, declining by 21.87 percent compared with R16.43m in 2018, with the group stating profit targets were not met during the year. read more
Jack's Paint bucks the recessionary trend with new stores

Jack's Paint bucks the recessionary trend with new stores

28/06/2019 - 11:01
Tough economic conditions are encouraging more independent retailers to seek the protection of a strong franchise. That’s the experience of paint and hardware company Jack’s Paint, which has opened two stores in the past six months, bringing the number of outlets to just under 100. read more
Amazon launches new in-store pickup option with Rite Aid as first partner

Amazon launches new in-store pickup option with Rite Aid as first partner

28/06/2019 - 10:14
Amazon.com has steadily added options for customers to receive their packages including in car trunks, inside home garages and potentially by drone.  read more
German retailer Metro says €5.8bn takeover bid is too low

German retailer Metro says €5.8bn takeover bid is too low

27/06/2019 - 09:22
Metro said that an unsolicited offer by two prominent investors to take over the German retailer substantially undervalues it and advised shareholders to hold off on taking action until management comments further.  read more
How the Crazy Store manages to buck the retail trend

How the Crazy Store manages to buck the retail trend

27/06/2019 - 08:59
Walk into virtually any shopping mall in SA, and it seems you'll find a Crazy Store. From humble beginnings, the discount retailer has become a 374-chain - and counting. read more
The strategic readiness of a team

The strategic readiness of a team

26/06/2019 - 09:53
In the business world, a strategy is only as good as the team responsible for implementing it. All too often a strategy is presented with great fanfare, yet a few months down the line it will not have been activated as set out in the original plan. The first step in finding out what went wrong is to look at the variables at play before the strategy was revealed. read more
SA’s growth prospects pick up a little in April

SA’s growth prospects pick up a little in April

25/06/2019 - 14:26
The Reserve Bank’s leading indicator signals activity increased slightly in April from March, with more building plans approved and more jobs advertised. read more
France's Carrefour takes steps to exit China with Suning.com deal

France's Carrefour takes steps to exit China with Suning.com deal

24/06/2019 - 15:02
Carrefour, Europe’s largest retailer, took a decisive step on Sunday towards a full exit of the Chinese market by selling a majority stake of its activities in the country to Suning.com. read more
Foodie experiment using legumes now a Pick n Pay listed business

Foodie experiment using legumes now a Pick n Pay listed business

20/06/2019 - 11:15
Plant-based eating is all the craze of late but two young ecopreneurs knew the potential four years ago when they developed a legume pasta in their home kitchen.  read more
HEINEKEN SA sows seeds for greater economic participation through barley farming

HEINEKEN SA sows seeds for greater economic participation through barley farming

19/06/2019 - 11:17
By 2021, HEINEKEN South Africa intends to reduce their South African malt imports significantly, as the barley that the local HEINEKEN brewery requires will be locally grown, through the company’s Barley Emerging Farmers Economic Development (BE-FED) project. read more
The impact of compliance on cloud and the payroll

The impact of compliance on cloud and the payroll

19/06/2019 - 09:38
At a time when so much attention is placed on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of the European Union and the Protection of Personal Information Act (Popia) in South Africa, companies must consider a plethora of permutations when it comes to the hosting of their data. Ian McAlister, General Manager of HR (human resources) and payroll specialists CRS Technologies South Africa, believes this is especially critical when it comes to sensitive HR and payroll data.  read more
H&M’s sales growth fails to ease investors concerns about margin pressure

H&M’s sales growth fails to ease investors concerns about margin pressure

18/06/2019 - 15:41
Fashion retailer H&M reported sales grew for a fourth straight quarter, but also hinted it had needed to invest more to boost its online business, disappointing investors already concerned about margin pressure. read more
The problem with influencer marketing

The problem with influencer marketing

13/06/2019 - 15:16
Brands looking to embark on or develop an influencer marketing strategy need to think carefully about their choice of person and how believable the message is. That warning has been sounded by Anne Dolinschek, founder of specialist agency Nflu#ntial. read more
SA stokvels collectively save R44bn annually

SA stokvels collectively save R44bn annually

11/06/2019 - 16:04
A total of R44 billion is collectively saved in 820 000 stokvels in South Africa annually, with more than 11 million South Africans being members of stokvels, according to Nedbank research. read more
Six steps to successful customer relationship management

Six steps to successful customer relationship management

11/06/2019 - 15:24
More than ever, businesses are looking for powerful ways to promote their goods and activate more sales. This should include beefing up customer relationship management (CMR) systems to streamline communication with potential clients and encourage more sales. Here are six steps to sprucing up your CRM and captivating customers at every touch point along the way.  read more
Brand champions, ambassadors and advocates

Brand champions, ambassadors and advocates

11/06/2019 - 14:55
Paying people to promote brands has long been a contentious – and confusing – issue in the industry. There is confusion around the terminology, what they’re actually called, and controversy and cynicism about whether it’s an effective way to market a brand or not. read more
All systems go for Atteridgeville R1.2bn Capital Mall

All systems go for Atteridgeville R1.2bn Capital Mall

10/06/2019 - 15:48
The much-anticipated R1.2 billion Capital Mall in Atteridgeville will go ahead despite efforts to halt its construction on the basis that it would “cannibalise” smaller shopping centres in the vicinity.  read more
Zimbabwe retailers forge ahead despite systemic constraints

Zimbabwe retailers forge ahead despite systemic constraints

10/06/2019 - 15:36
Zimbabwe’s biggest retail operator, OK Zimbabwe is revamping its outlets and plans to open more stores, riding on the back of a 37 percent revenue increase and limited exposure to foreign currency woes afflicting other operators and industries in the country. read more
More entrepreneurs making the migration to online

More entrepreneurs making the migration to online

10/06/2019 - 15:23
Naseema Adams has had enough. She has decided to close her women’s clothing store after four years. read more
TymeBank nearly at 500,000 clients, ARC Investments says

TymeBank nearly at 500,000 clients, ARC Investments says

10/06/2019 - 15:15
TymeBank is on track to have 500,000 clients within the next three weeks, according to parent company African Rainbow Capital Investments (ARC Investments). read more
FedEx to end Amazon contract for air delivery service

FedEx to end Amazon contract for air delivery service

10/06/2019 - 15:04
FedEx says it has decided to not renew its contract with Amazon.com for US cargo delivery through FedEx Express, the unit that delivers packages on planes.  read more
Foschini, Clicks offering good returns

Foschini, Clicks offering good returns

10/06/2019 - 14:55
Prospects for retail sector companies on the JSE had withered this year in line with the slumping economy, but there were outliers, such as Foschini and Clicks, providing good returns for shareholders in the sector, analysts said. read more
Walmart worries that US tariffs will raise Mexican fresh produce prices

Walmart worries that US tariffs will raise Mexican fresh produce prices

10/06/2019 - 14:40
Walmart CEO Doug McMillon says the retailer is concerned that fresh produce prices would rise if tariffs are placed on imports from Mexico.  read more
Woolworths appoints former Alfred Dunhill CEO as a director

Woolworths appoints former Alfred Dunhill CEO as a director

10/06/2019 - 14:10
High-end retailer Woolworths has appointed Christopher Colfer, a former CEO of Richemont’s Alfred Dunhill business, as an independent non-executive director, with effect from July 1. read more
Steinhoff, Tongaat woes raise auditor scrutiny

Steinhoff, Tongaat woes raise auditor scrutiny

10/06/2019 - 13:57
Steinhoff's [JSE:SNH] financial scandal and sugar maker Tongaat Hulett’s [JSE:TON] admission it may need to restate results is spurring South African auditors to weigh tougher measures for the profession. read more
Digital disruptors: these are the threats and challenges in SA fintech

Digital disruptors: these are the threats and challenges in SA fintech

10/06/2019 - 13:30
Access RMB’s analysis of 2019’s most influential and disruptive financial services companies in the SA fintech space. read more
How SME's can switch to digital to survive

How SME's can switch to digital to survive

04/06/2019 - 11:20
As an SME, you understand all too well that digital has become the cornerstone of doing business today. With technology permeating every facet of an organisation, irrespective of size or industry sector, you must embrace it or risk losing momentum against competitors. read more
Blackstone in $19bn deal to buy US warehouse assets from Singapore’s GLP

Blackstone in $19bn deal to buy US warehouse assets from Singapore’s GLP

04/06/2019 - 10:57
Blackstone Group is buying US industrial warehouse properties from Singapore-based logistics provider GLP for $18.7bn, in what the companies billed as the largest private real estate transaction globally.  read more
Mr Price rethinks international strategy after leaving Australia

Mr Price rethinks international strategy after leaving Australia

03/06/2019 - 13:52
Mr Price Group’s new CEO wants the retailer to take a new approach to offshore growth after the group pulled the plug on its fledgling Australian business and as it considers doing the same in Poland. read more
La Lucia Mall given major make-over

La Lucia Mall given major make-over

03/06/2019 - 09:57
La Lucia Mall is undertaking a major upgrade that aims to modernise and re-imagine its retail space. The centre said it had undergone eight extensions and five major mall upgrades since it first opened its doors in 1974 in order to be at the forefront of retail trends. read more
Abercrombie dives most since 2000 as sales growth starts to wane

Abercrombie dives most since 2000 as sales growth starts to wane

03/06/2019 - 09:00
For apparel retailers, the plot has to unfold just right for investors to buy into the narrative. And by the market’s reaction, they clearly did not stick to the script. read more
Could the Amazon Go model of seamless, automated shopping work in SA?

Could the Amazon Go model of seamless, automated shopping work in SA?

31/05/2019 - 13:56
Artificial intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things and other next-generation automation technologies are starting to revolutionise the retail business. One glimpse of the future can be seen in Amazon Go’s “Just Walk Out” stores, now open in a handful of major cities in the US. read more
Digital disruption is coming for SMEs

Digital disruption is coming for SMEs

31/05/2019 - 09:12
According to new research by Ricoh South Africa, small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) are in danger of failing if they don’t adapt to digital disruption, regulatory requirements and the economic shifts that are fundamentally changing their markets.  read more
Cash retail chain and new credit rules boost Lewis Group's bottom line

Cash retail chain and new credit rules boost Lewis Group's bottom line

29/05/2019 - 14:36
The acquisition of cash retailer United Furniture Outlets (UFO), along with changes to credit granting regulations, boosted the results for the furniture and appliance retailer Lewis Group, despite a sluggish economy. read more
Using your smartphone at the supermarket can add 41% to your shopping bill

Using your smartphone at the supermarket can add 41% to your shopping bill

29/05/2019 - 11:05
A recent study suggests that grocery shoppers who use their phones in the supermarket end up spending, on average, 41% more than those who don’t.  read more
Global footprint for SA veldskoen

Global footprint for SA veldskoen

29/05/2019 - 10:17
Prince Harry wears them, Ashton Kutcher bought a share in the company that makes them and these days some brides even get married in them. We’re talking about the common or garden South African veldskoen, but there’s nothing ordinary about these shoes with their zany different coloured soles available in a seven-colour spectrum.  read more
Pepkor says market-share gains boosted half-year earnings

Pepkor says market-share gains boosted half-year earnings

29/05/2019 - 09:34
Pepkor, which owns the Pep and Ackermans brands, says sales and earnings rose in the six months to end-March thanks partly to market-share gains in clothing and merchandise. read more
Is social media becoming a pivotal piece of the market conduct puzzle?

Is social media becoming a pivotal piece of the market conduct puzzle?

29/05/2019 - 09:19
The growing influence of consumer opinion and the trend towards outcomes-based market conduct regulation means organisations can no longer afford to turn a blind eye to social media.  read more
South Africa’s economy may be nearing the end of its slump: economist

South Africa’s economy may be nearing the end of its slump: economist

29/05/2019 - 09:07
After years of slow grow South Africa may be over the worst and could start seeing growth by 2021/22 according to leading economist Mike Schüssler.  read more
10 Tips to kick-starting an FMCG product in the pharmaceutical space

10 Tips to kick-starting an FMCG product in the pharmaceutical space

28/05/2019 - 10:04
I was recently asked to give advice to someone wanting to launch an FMCG product in the pharmaceutical space in South Africa. My short answer was that it would prove tricky at this particular point and time. But of course, there are some tips to be shared from practical knowledge of the business, here are ten of mine.  read more
A fresh approach to customer service

A fresh approach to customer service

27/05/2019 - 15:43
During 2018 we made some significant changes to our internal team structures that have improved our business, delivering greater value to our clients, and a richer and more fulfilling work experience for our team across PR and Digital Marketing Services. read more
5 Tips to turn your LinkedIn company page into a lead generation page

5 Tips to turn your LinkedIn company page into a lead generation page

27/05/2019 - 11:43
LinkedIn can be a true game-changer for B2B (business to business) companies. Built for business networking, LinkedIn works exceptionally well for B2B lead generation, making it one of the top tactics for B2B marketing. read more
French grocery chain Casino on the ropes after long battle with hedge fund

French grocery chain Casino on the ropes after long battle with hedge fund

27/05/2019 - 10:24
The parent company of French grocery chain Casino insisted on Friday that there would be no consequences for some of the country’s best-known supermarket brands after it filed for bankruptcy protection following a long battle with hedge funds.  read more
Bidcorp expects higher food inflation in SA

Bidcorp expects higher food inflation in SA

23/05/2019 - 09:16
Global food-services group Bidcorp expects rising food price inflation in SA, where food producers and retailers are grappling with higher costs and low selling price increases. read more
Tiger Brands reports lower sales in wake of the listeriosis crisis

Tiger Brands reports lower sales in wake of the listeriosis crisis

22/05/2019 - 09:29
Tiger Brands, which was named as the culprit in the 2018 listeriosis outbreak, says sales in the six months to end-March edged lower because of a slump in processed-meat sales and weak revenues from outside SA. read more
US jealousy sparked trade wars, says Chinese ambassador

US jealousy sparked trade wars, says Chinese ambassador

21/05/2019 - 10:48
The US is jealous of China’s rapid economic growth and achievements in the past few years and was using the trade wars to frustrate and stall it, Lin Songtian, the Chinese ambassador to SA said. read more
Walmart reveals plans for a new corporate campus

Walmart reveals plans for a new corporate campus

20/05/2019 - 17:04
Corporate America has been under political pressure to ramp up investments at home. read more
5 critical steps for a successful BI implementation

5 critical steps for a successful BI implementation

20/05/2019 - 09:55
Decision-makers understand that data drives the digital business. And one of the most efficient ways to extract value out of this is through business intelligence (BI). But in a real-time world, companies can ill afford to spend months on an implementation. However, by following several essential steps, turnaround time can dramatically improve, yielding results faster. read more
Richemont lifts dividend 5% as online platforms boost sales

Richemont lifts dividend 5% as online platforms boost sales

17/05/2019 - 08:52
Richemont chair John Rupert says group sales rose 27%, 'reflecting growth across all business areas and distribution channels.' read more
Brand engagement and the seniors' market: golden truths about the golden years

Brand engagement and the seniors' market: golden truths about the golden years

13/05/2019 - 11:19
It’s no secret that we live in a youth-obsessed society. This is perhaps no more evident than in the contemporary branding, media, marketing, and entertainment industries. Page through any mainstream publication, peruse the advertising screened on prime-time television or consider the media personalities that are held in the highest regard to see just how much youthfulness is lauded. Even from a strategic perspective, there is hardly a brand in existence today that is not affording consideration to attracting and engaging the “youth market”. read more
Motivated employees drive business success

Motivated employees drive business success

13/05/2019 - 09:26
With only 15 percent of employees globally engaged with their jobs, according to Gallup, executives are finding it tough to get people more actively involved in the business. The days of simply doing a job and getting paid for it are long gone. In the digital workplace, employee engagement is vital to boosting productivity, reducing staff churn, and improving customer satisfaction and company culture. read more
The importance of BC and DR

The importance of BC and DR

10/05/2019 - 15:44
According to Shaun Searle, Country Manager - African Regions at Redstor, organisations need to realise that business continuity (BC) and disaster recovery (DR) entail entirely different strategies with both being vital to keeping a business operational in a globally competitive marketplace. read more
How e-tailers can survive the slow economy

How e-tailers can survive the slow economy

10/05/2019 - 10:18
Talk of a looming global recession continues to impact emerging markets. And, as South Africa continues its longest downward cycle in many decades, local business owners are actively looking for ways to shore up ahead of future uncertainty.  read more
AB InBev eyes Hong Kong listing as it misses earnings expectations

AB InBev eyes Hong Kong listing as it misses earnings expectations

09/05/2019 - 10:02
Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev), which took over SABMiller in 2016 and is the world’s biggest brewer, says it plans to list its Asia-Pacific business in Hong Kong. read more
Majestic Wine mulls stripping down to being Naked online

Majestic Wine mulls stripping down to being Naked online

24/04/2019 - 15:22
Majestic Wine could sell its 200 or so branches in Britain as it shifts focus to its booming online business Naked Wines, the retailer said. read more
Unilever acquires OLLY Nutrition

Unilever acquires OLLY Nutrition

24/04/2019 - 13:13
Unilever has continued its recent acquisition spree by agreeing to buy OLLY Nutrition, a US-based wellbeing business in the vitamins, minerals, and supplements (VMS) category. read more
A Rosé by any other name

A Rosé by any other name

24/04/2019 - 12:49
Even if you’re a committed wine collector, chances are you’ve never bought a bottle of Lesca chardonnay, or sipped on Star Tree Nouveau Rouge. Ever poured a glass of Foot of Africa shiraz, Cleefs Classic Collection chenin blanc or Helter Skelter pinot noir? Unless you’re stocking a cellar in Stockholm, Amsterdam or Shanghai, it’s unlikely you’ve even heard of them. read more
Managing change: A digital transformation story

Managing change: A digital transformation story

24/04/2019 - 12:17
No organisation is immune to Digital Transformation, and those that think they are will undoubtedly face a future filled with uncertainty. How does an organisation ensure that the successful adoption of Digital Transformation is underpinned to each strategic undertaking? The interesting thing about Digital Transformation is that there are both practical and emotional implications that are often overlooked. read more
Tiso Blackstar team attracts more than one million UBs and two million pageviews with innovative content strategy

Tiso Blackstar team attracts more than one million UBs and two million pageviews with innovative content strategy

24/04/2019 - 12:01
In August 2018, Tiso Blackstar Group established an internal content creation team to specialise in attracting readers through highly engaging content without creating meaningless clickbait articles. read more
6 Steps to successful customer relationship management

6 Steps to successful customer relationship management

22/04/2019 - 10:26
Six steps to sprucing up your CRM and captivating customers at every touch point along the way.  read more
Clicks says private-label products boosted interim earnings

Clicks says private-label products boosted interim earnings

17/04/2019 - 09:59
Clicks Group says it grew headline earnings by 12.9% to R763.3m in the six months to February thanks in part to better sales of its private-label products and higher profits from its distribution business. read more
Mulberry teams up with Farfetch to bolster global omnichannel

Mulberry teams up with Farfetch to bolster global omnichannel

16/04/2019 - 15:31
Mulberry has launched a partnership with online luxury fashion retailer Farfetch to strengthen its international omnichannel strategy. read more
 Water giants clean up their act in search for alternatives to plastic

Water giants clean up their act in search for alternatives to plastic

16/04/2019 - 14:43
Two of the world’s biggest water companies are thinking outside the bottle about how to hydrate consumers as environmental campaigners take aim at the enormous amount of plastic waste the industry produces. read more
Winning with sustainability in retail

Winning with sustainability in retail

16/04/2019 - 10:59
While there’s pessimism in the air with regards to global product sales, every day there are also groundbreaking changes being implemented by brands and activists who genuinely want to “be the change” when it comes to sustainability. Influencers and businesses are seeking to establish new markets through innovation, leveraging their ideas and products to help fight climate change. read more
Marketing takes its place at the boardroom table

Marketing takes its place at the boardroom table

16/04/2019 - 09:44
Marketing is increasingly being seen by the accountants as an integral part of the success of any organisation, and many chief marketing officers are responsible for huge budgets, according to a new survey. read more
Lenders seize UK retailer Debenhams, wiping out Ashley

Lenders seize UK retailer Debenhams, wiping out Ashley

12/04/2019 - 09:33
Debenhams’ lenders took control of the ailing retailer after it went into administration, wiping out shareholders including billionaire Mike Ashley in the latest corporate failure on Britain’s high street. read more
HR and Payroll need to embrace tech change

HR and Payroll need to embrace tech change

10/04/2019 - 13:40
Technology permeates every aspect of business today. Even the more traditional people-centric processes of human resources (HR) and payroll have benefited from automation, machine learning, and the like. The challenge lies in whether organisations can keep up with this rapidly evolving landscape, especially in a mobile-centric environment such as South Africa, declares Ian McAlister, General Manager of CRS Technologies South Africa. read more
SA makes its mark in fisheries economy

SA makes its mark in fisheries economy

10/04/2019 - 11:11
South Africa is no longer a spectator country in the business of the ocean and fisheries economy, says Minister of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries Senzeni Zokwana. read more
UK’s Debenhams falls into administration

UK’s Debenhams falls into administration

09/04/2019 - 14:47
Debenhams’ lenders took control of the ailing British retailer after it went into administration, wiping out shareholders including billionaire Mike Ashley in the latest corporate failure on the high street. read more
Physical stores are not dead, but boring retail is

Physical stores are not dead, but boring retail is

05/04/2019 - 16:18
Retail is not dead, and physical stores are not dead, but "boring retail" is dead, according to Linah Maigurira, Google's head of retail business in South Africa.  read more
Superdry slumps as founder's return sparks board revolt

Superdry slumps as founder's return sparks board revolt

04/04/2019 - 13:34
Shares in Superdry fell more than 11% after founder Julian Dunkerton narrowly forced his way back into the company, which sparked the exit of most of its board members, including top executives. read more
Consumer readiness to embrace technology-driven innovation

Consumer readiness to embrace technology-driven innovation

04/04/2019 - 11:18
Our world is changing. Advances in cloud, mobile, edge computing, IoT and AI are unlocking new business opportunities at a speed not seen before. read more
Brand consistency aids in brand security

Brand consistency aids in brand security

03/04/2019 - 08:23
Several factors cause serious reputational damage to brands these days, ranging from social media to fake news and cyber attacks. It’s therefore imperative that companies have measures in place to minimise the possibility of reputational damage. Brand consistency is one of those measures. read more
Sainsbury has lost its number-two slot to takeover target Asda

Sainsbury has lost its number-two slot to takeover target Asda

02/04/2019 - 15:29
Sainsbury has lost its status as Britain’s number two supermarket group by market share to takeover target Asda for the first time in four years, industry data showed. read more