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Moving beyond a B-BBEE ratings mindset: Three ways supplier diversity can become part of a business’ DNA

Moving beyond a B-BBEE ratings mindset: Three ways supplier diversity can become part of a business’ DNA

16/08/2018 - 10:16
Over the past decade, the procurement function has become an important vehicle for business transformation in terms of ensuring supplier diversity and small business growth. However, this function is often underutilised by companies that regard supplier diversity as just a tickbox exercise for B-BBEE.  read more
What makes an app successful in today's connected world?

What makes an app successful in today's connected world?

16/08/2018 - 09:46
With technology in South Africa growing at such a rapid speed, it’s difficult to keep up with new apps being developed on a daily basis. Business owners are constantly having to educate themselves about the latest trends in order to align their business’ objectives with their customers’ changing needs.  read more
#WomensMonth: Brands should add to working moms' sense of well-being rather than contribute to their anxiety

#WomensMonth: Brands should add to working moms' sense of well-being rather than contribute to their anxiety

08/08/2018 - 10:16
With unemployment rising in South Africa and slow economic growth, our country’s households are under enormous pressure. The working moms who form the backbone of the nation are taking strain as they seek to manage the needs of their households and the demands of their jobs. read more
Johnnie Walker releases limited edition Blue Label ‘Ghost’ whisky

Johnnie Walker releases limited edition Blue Label ‘Ghost’ whisky

08/08/2018 - 08:53
Diageo’s Johnnie Walker brand has released a new limited edition ‘Ghost’ whisky, the second drink released as part of the Johnnie Walker Blue Label series of limited edition whiskies. read more
#WomensMonth: Karen Nadasen, PayU SA’s CEO brings global expertise to the payments industry

#WomensMonth: Karen Nadasen, PayU SA’s CEO brings global expertise to the payments industry

07/08/2018 - 15:12
Karen Nadasen, PayU South Africa’s CEO, is regularly described as one of South Africa’s most inspiring women in tech, nominated for IT Personality of the Year 2017, and listed among 100 Most Influential Young South Africans 2017 - since taking the helm 2 years ago.  read more
Builders expands its footprint with three new stores

Builders expands its footprint with three new stores

06/08/2018 - 15:00
In July, Builders, through its commitment to offer customers a world-class home improvement and trade experience has recently welcomed three new stores to its growing footprint. Two in South Africa and one in Zambia brings the total number of stores to 112. These communities have been uplifted through employment opportunities to the tune of 152 jobs created as part of the three additional stores.  read more
#WomensMonth: Margaret Hirsch shares lessons in life and business

#WomensMonth: Margaret Hirsch shares lessons in life and business

06/08/2018 - 10:42
From spending some of her childhood in foster care and working in a hairdressing salon at age 12, to being fired for being pregnant and starting the first business with just R900, Margaret Hirsch’s story is one that captures the imagination. An inspiration for women around the world, it’s her phenomenal resilience that’s been instrumental to the empire she’s built. read more
Manufacturing sector concerned about its future

Manufacturing sector concerned about its future

03/08/2018 - 14:20
For the first time in 11 months, the subindex tracking expected business conditions in six months’ time dropped to below 50. read more
Tips on recruiting a bookkeeper for your startup

Tips on recruiting a bookkeeper for your startup

03/08/2018 - 11:05
As your startup grows, there is going to be a time when you need to hire someone to take over (or assist you with) your finances. Now, if you’re a creative or a tech startup, recruiting for a bookkeeper is a very different type of process in comparison to what you’re used to. You’re hiring someone to do your bookkeeping and oversee any finance-related admin that you don’t have the time, program or skills to do.  read more
CEOs: Your marketing teams are missing a trick, and it’s hurting your bottom line

CEOs: Your marketing teams are missing a trick, and it’s hurting your bottom line

03/08/2018 - 10:25
Anyone who’s ever worked in advertising has heard this saying by 19th Century US businessman John Wanamaker: “Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is I don't know which half.” In the nearly one hundred years since Wanamaker died, the advertising landscape has changed dramatically. One thing that hasn’t changed, however, is that vast amounts of money spent on advertising and marketing are wasted.  read more
Food Lover’s Market to offer paper bags nationally as of August 2018

Food Lover’s Market to offer paper bags nationally as of August 2018

31/07/2018 - 10:03
Food Lover’s Market, South Africa’s leading fresh produce retailer, today firmly established its continued commitment to a plastic-free shopping experience with the confirmation that paper bags will be available in Food Lover’s Market stores nationally as of 01 August 2018 - this is after the successful implementation of paper straws nationally and a successful pilot of paper bags in the Western Cape during the month of July.  read more
 Ivanka Trump’s clothing line to shut down

Ivanka Trump’s clothing line to shut down

30/07/2018 - 10:28
Ivanka Trump will wind down her clothing and footwear businesses to focus more on her work in Washington, making the shift after some big-name department stores dropped her brand. read more
Amazon's youthful units drive profit to double analysts' estimates

Amazon's youthful units drive profit to double analysts' estimates

27/07/2018 - 12:43
Amazon.com forecast strong northern hemisphere autumn sales and posted a profit that was double Wall Street targets thanks to the retailer’s younger, higher-earning businesses, including cloud computing and advertising. read more
Disruption is the difference

Disruption is the difference

27/07/2018 - 09:49
The difference between brands that grow and those that don’t is how disruptive they are in the market. read more
Owner of Johnnie Walker to return £2bn to investors

Owner of Johnnie Walker to return £2bn to investors

26/07/2018 - 14:11
Diageo has joined other consumer-product companies in adopting shareholder-friendly measures as activist investors take a growing interest in the sector. read more
SA ‘completely out of step’ with global SME growth trends

SA ‘completely out of step’ with global SME growth trends

26/07/2018 - 11:11
SA is a "complete outlier" internationally when it comes to employment creation by small and medium-sized enterprises, raising questions about possible policy and regulatory failure. read more
Lindt & Sprüngli invests $201m to expand US chocolate plant

Lindt & Sprüngli invests $201m to expand US chocolate plant

26/07/2018 - 10:04
Chocolate producer Lindt & Sprüngli has announced that it will invest CHF 200 million ($201 million) to expand its chocolate production facility in Stratham, New Hampshire. read more
How chatbot technology can benefit your startup

How chatbot technology can benefit your startup

26/07/2018 - 09:01
Incorporating your own chatbot technology into your business has become essential for businesses dealing with customers every day. Beyond giving your business a competitive edge, this intelligent technology can provide your startup with plenty of benefits, if used correctly and for the right reasons.  read more
Supply chain risk management for resilience in grocery manufacturing

Supply chain risk management for resilience in grocery manufacturing

25/07/2018 - 16:11
Competitive. That is the one word that certainly describes the modern business environment best and a factor that drives many firms to expand their operations globally for cost-effectiveness. read more
Edcon sticks with old store format in modern retail world

Edcon sticks with old store format in modern retail world

25/07/2018 - 08:54
The struggling retailer is going back to basics as it prepares itself for the biggest battle in its history. read more
Why Premier Foods boss backs the sale of assets

Why Premier Foods boss backs the sale of assets

24/07/2018 - 10:14
Premier Foods said it was open to selling parts of the business and acknowledged it had to speed up its turnaround plans ahead of a showdown with investors who want to replace its CEO, Gavin Darby. read more
The first 5 hires you should consider for your tech startup

The first 5 hires you should consider for your tech startup

24/07/2018 - 09:13
Hiring is a critical process to help kickstart your tech startup success and take your business to new heights. As much as you would like to hire a team of talented individuals to fulfil all of your business ideas, you need to be selfish with your choices. The people you choose to hire for your startup will set the foundation of your business and slowly transform it into the vision you’ve always had for your organisation. read more
Angolan hyperinflation shock hits Shoprite

Angolan hyperinflation shock hits Shoprite

19/07/2018 - 08:36
Hyperinflation in Angola dragged down Shoprite’s full-year revenue, sending the share price down as much as 6.5% on Wednesday.  read more
Local businesses make access to funding easier

Local businesses make access to funding easier

18/07/2018 - 08:29
The South African funding space has had a shake-up with news of a joint venture that will make it easier for small businesses to obtain the right kind of funding so that business owners can now access capital quickly. read more
Golden rules for creating memorable customer experiences

Golden rules for creating memorable customer experiences

13/07/2018 - 09:00
Customer experience is the one thing that will create an emotional connection between brand and consumer. read more
Jacobs Douwe Egberts launches sustainability project in Vietnam

Jacobs Douwe Egberts launches sustainability project in Vietnam

13/07/2018 - 08:24
Jacobs Douwe Egbert’s (JDE) has partnered with the Louis Dryfus Company (LDC) and Syngenta to launch a new sustainability project which aims to reduce the impact of climate change on coffee production in Vietnam. read more
Nike names new chief sustainability officer

Nike names new chief sustainability officer

12/07/2018 - 08:59
Nike has named Noel Kinder has is new chief sustainability officer. read more
Edcon pursues higher-margin local products

Edcon pursues higher-margin local products

10/07/2018 - 07:43
Edcon says its shelves will increasingly be stocked with locally sourced house brands, as the struggling clothing retailer continues to unwind its foreign-brand strategy. read more
Pernod Ricard Global Travel Retail appoints Golin Hong Kong

Pernod Ricard Global Travel Retail appoints Golin Hong Kong

09/07/2018 - 14:35
Pernod Ricard Global Travel Retail has appointed Golin Hong Kong to lead the PR restage of one of its core brand’s ranges. read more
Barnes & Noble is looking for its fifth CEO since 2010, angering investors

Barnes & Noble is looking for its fifth CEO since 2010, angering investors

09/07/2018 - 09:02
Barnes & Noble is starting a search for its fifth CEO since 2010 following Demos Parneros’s sudden termination, irking investors looking for a steady comeback strategy in the age of Amazon. read more
What to look for when renting office space

What to look for when renting office space

05/07/2018 - 10:08
Whether you’re a new business owner or a freelancer, having an office is important for your own productivity as well as your business’ professional presentation.  read more
Amazon takes a page from Toys ‘R’ Us with a holiday catalogue

Amazon takes a page from Toys ‘R’ Us with a holiday catalogue

05/07/2018 - 09:41
Amazon.com is looking more and more like a traditional retailer.  read more
The age of the customer

The age of the customer

03/07/2018 - 11:00
Businesses focused exclusively on earning are not going to survive the new era. Keeping the customer at the centre point of all the activities is the present and future of all businesses, no matter how de-layered, outsourced, virtualised or re-imagined business becomes.  read more
Builders Express opens in Thavhani City in a retail-first for the region

Builders Express opens in Thavhani City in a retail-first for the region

03/07/2018 - 08:31
Thavhani City, the major economic centre in Thohoyandou, Limpopo, has welcomed the opening of the first Builders Express in the region in its precinct. read more
Loyalty is more than marketing, it’s a mindset

Loyalty is more than marketing, it’s a mindset

02/07/2018 - 10:51
Marketers think of loyalty as a technology platform or a marketing campaign; they think it’s a demand or a lever to produce higher revenue, but it’s so much more. In its most successful iteration, loyalty is a mindset permeating all aspects of business.  read more
Benefits of a co-working office space for your startup business

Benefits of a co-working office space for your startup business

29/06/2018 - 14:23
When starting a business, one of the most attractive elements is working according to your own schedule. Gone are the days where you need to rush into work, sit for hours in traffic and answer to a senior. No more having to attend meetings about projects you’re not passionate about, nothing of the sort.  read more
Leroy Merlin to give SA retailers a run for money

Leroy Merlin to give SA retailers a run for money

28/06/2018 - 11:03
French homeware improvement retailer Leroy Merlin will be seeking to lay a foundation in SA when it officially opens its first retail store in the second quarter of 2018. read more
How to start a food truck business that people will love

How to start a food truck business that people will love

19/06/2018 - 10:52
In recent years, food trucks have become the talk of the town.  read more
How companies can grow in a water-stressed world

How companies can grow in a water-stressed world

14/06/2018 - 08:19
There are very few consumers that understand the role water plays in our daily lives. Above the need to survive, water is used to fuel our energy usage and many other fields, ultimately playing a role in the bottom line of your business.  read more
Enabling Generation Z to drive entrepreneurship in South Africa

Enabling Generation Z to drive entrepreneurship in South Africa

13/06/2018 - 09:53
According to the latest research by Statistics South Africa, youth unemployment in the country stands at a disappointing 52,4% for the first quarter of 2018. This number could, however, be minimised if the public and private sector join forces to build a supportive entrepreneurial ecosystem for the younger generation, which statistics show are more open-minded to entrepreneurship as a career choice than generations before them.  read more
Online shopping meshes with bricks and mortar

Online shopping meshes with bricks and mortar

12/06/2018 - 15:44
Forbes’ richest people in the world list says Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos, earns $US107.4 million per day, so he must be doing something right.  read more
How to make learnerships a success for your business

How to make learnerships a success for your business

12/06/2018 - 15:11
Over recent years, more companies have been encouraged to invest in skills programmes for a fruitful, successful business future. While some companies are still struggling to up their B-BBEE score, others have incorporated all these factors into their annual Workplace Skills Plan (WSP), undertaking skills programmes either for their own benefit or simply to contribute to better education in South Africa.  read more
5 Reasons why in-store radio and audio solutions are a hit with consumers

5 Reasons why in-store radio and audio solutions are a hit with consumers

12/06/2018 - 14:27
Research shows consumers shop for longer, spend more money and have an enhanced shopping experience if they’re exposed to music.  read more
8 ways to make your startup more attractive to investors

8 ways to make your startup more attractive to investors

12/06/2018 - 11:55
In a digital market where new companies are dominating the startup space daily, it’s easy to lose sight of your goal when you’re struggling to gain recognition in the field.  read more
SME’S to hit hard times for remainder of 2018

SME’S to hit hard times for remainder of 2018

12/06/2018 - 10:46
It has been revealed that, in the first quarter of 2018, South Africa’s economy has shrunk by a shocking 2.2% - the largest quarterly drop since the financial crisis. Coupled with the fact that 70% to 80% of small businesses fail within their first five years, this means that SME's will need to work even harder now to ensure their survival for the long term. read more
Tiger Brands switches up its executive committee

Tiger Brands switches up its executive committee

12/06/2018 - 09:15
Tiger Brands has made changes in the group’s executive committee following SA’s deadly outbreak of listeriosis in the first half of the year. read more
Once upon a time: Storytelling in advertising 2018

Once upon a time: Storytelling in advertising 2018

12/06/2018 - 09:06
“Marketing is no longer about the stuff that you make, but about the stories you tell.” Seth Godin  read more
FinTech could fuel Africa’s next big growth & jobs explosion

FinTech could fuel Africa’s next big growth & jobs explosion

07/06/2018 - 14:35
The African continent is poised to experience its next big growth phase. While previous growth phases on the continent – which helped birth the ‘Africa Rising’ narrative – were fuelled by the continent’s natural resources and young population, this one will be driven by financial technology or fintech. read more
How to inspire employees to deliver great customer experiences

How to inspire employees to deliver great customer experiences

07/06/2018 - 13:36
With retailers such as Toys 'R' Us, Sears, and Claire's closing shop, the industry has learned a big lesson this year. No, it's not that retail is dying. It's that consumer expectations have changed when it comes to the brick-and-mortar retail experience. read more
Steps for developing GDPR-compliant apps

Steps for developing GDPR-compliant apps

07/06/2018 - 13:00
Since the initial buzz around GDPR and now the global law that came into effect earlier this month, it’s more important than ever for startup and even well-established businesses which are busy creating or updating their mobile applications to understand the repercussions linked to customer or personal data. Should your app’s technical implications not follow the law, you could be in for a big surprise.  read more
Philip Morris SA urges exemption for new product

Philip Morris SA urges exemption for new product

31/05/2018 - 13:31
Philip Morris SA has urged the government to create exemption in its new tobacco bill that would enable it to provide consumers information about its heated tobacco product, IQOS. read more
EU plans ban on plastic straws and other single-use plastics

EU plans ban on plastic straws and other single-use plastics

30/05/2018 - 13:54
Single-use plastic products such as straws and drink stirrers may be banned across much of Europe under proposals put forward by the European Union (EU). read more
Different leadership styles and when you should use them

Different leadership styles and when you should use them

16/05/2018 - 16:09
As the owner, manager or CEO of a company, the way you lead your employees may need to change on a regular basis according to the situation. Some of the best leaders choose their leadership styles as particularly as a golfer would a club, with the aim of using the best tool to achieve their end goal.  read more
How to build a better sales compensation plan to drive profitable growth

How to build a better sales compensation plan to drive profitable growth

15/05/2018 - 15:46
How do you improve your sales compensation plan to ensure you drive profitable growth? Here are the challenges to overcome and the best practices to follow.  read more
How a learnership can benefit you as an employer

How a learnership can benefit you as an employer

14/05/2018 - 11:22
Learnerships are developed by your industry for your industry, as a way to train young minds and teach them the ins-and-outs of certain roles in a company. Not only do they benefit the people taking part in them but they benefit you as an employer, too.  read more
Adopting sustainability strategies can boost SA SME's

Adopting sustainability strategies can boost SA SME's

11/05/2018 - 14:42
Many startups and small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) owners in South Africa believe that sustainability strategies are only relevant to large corporates, but there are many advantages to making sustainability the foundation of any new business.  read more
Why forcing customers to use your app is brand vanity

Why forcing customers to use your app is brand vanity

11/05/2018 - 11:12
Many brands remain obsessed with creating mobile apps. This not only defies trends that point to increasing consumer app apathy, but can exclude a sizeable portion of your customers in emerging economies. Companies need to engage with their users where they are rather than forcing them onto an app, in what can only be described as brand vanity.  read more
How to find the right place for your new retail pop-up store

How to find the right place for your new retail pop-up store

08/05/2018 - 11:23
Pop-up stores are wonderful business opportunities when you have the right location. Much like any other retail stores, a pop-up version requires just as much planning, branding and research.  read more
Tailoring employee benefits to reflect the changing landscape

Tailoring employee benefits to reflect the changing landscape

07/05/2018 - 10:55
The world is evolving – globalisation, as a result of technological advancements, has led to unlimited access to information and exposure to trends, cultures and influences – all at the touch of a button.  read more
Nestle to pay $7.15 billion to Starbucks in coffee tie-up

Nestle to pay $7.15 billion to Starbucks in coffee tie-up

07/05/2018 - 08:56
Nestle is set to pay Starbucks $7.15 billion as part of a global coffee alliance in which the Swiss-based food giant is getting the rights to market the U.S. coffee company’s products around the world outside Starbucks’ coffee shops. read more
Why every employee can benefit from project management skills

Why every employee can benefit from project management skills

04/05/2018 - 11:32
Not everyone chooses to be a project manager as it’s quite a demanding job in terms of hours, effort and patience needed with colleagues, suppliers and clients. But just because you aren’t a project manager, doesn’t mean you can’t adopt the skills of project management. In fact, there is not a single employee at any company who won’t be able to benefit from having project management skills.  read more
SA brands lacking confidence on global stage

SA brands lacking confidence on global stage

04/05/2018 - 09:25
Local brands could up their game by cohesively telling the global market what they have to offer and developing a more collegial, outward-looking strategy. read more
How to conduct an effective employee performance review

How to conduct an effective employee performance review

03/05/2018 - 13:43
Speaking to your employees about their performance is a stressful topic. However, there are certain ways you should connect with and communicate with your employees. read more
Why your first hire for your small business should be a PA

Why your first hire for your small business should be a PA

25/04/2018 - 14:00
If you are thinking about starting a business, one of the first aspects to consider is who you will be hiring. You may think that hiring a marketing expert first is ideal, so they can get the word out about your new startup, or a salesperson to hit the ground running with your product, but the reality is that you should first look into hiring a PA (personal assistant). The reasons why are outlined below.  read more
The benefits of company learnerships for employers

The benefits of company learnerships for employers

25/04/2018 - 09:50
What is it about companies that offer their employees learnerships that should make other companies offer them too? As an employer, you’re always looking for the best potential employees and people who will be a valuable asset to the company. Paying for underqualified people to work for you and then still paying for a learnership programme doesn’t seem like the most logical thing to be doing then, does it?  read more
Be more assertive in the workplace with these six tips

Be more assertive in the workplace with these six tips

24/04/2018 - 16:48
If you’ve ever come across a co-worker who is able to handle different work personalities and challenging situations with ease, you’ll notice that they’re very assertive people.  read more
The first positions you need to fill in your startup

The first positions you need to fill in your startup

24/04/2018 - 15:24
When you start a business, you like to think that you can do everything. After all, you made it this far, why can’t you continue to carry the business through? Well, not every one-man show works out and you may even find your business grow easier and faster with a team of fellow experts behind you.  read more
Brewer interest in the ultra-light beer concept could have global implications

Brewer interest in the ultra-light beer concept could have global implications

23/04/2018 - 10:03
At a time when the sales of top-selling light beer brands have been contracting in the US, Anheuser-Busch InBev’s (AB InBev) Michelob Ultra is redefining the ultra-light beer concept in a move that could have global implications, according to data and analytics company GlobalData. read more
How to change your mindset from employee to business owner

How to change your mindset from employee to business owner

20/04/2018 - 09:26
As you know, success doesn’t happen overnight. In such a competitive environment, there are so many businesses which might be doing exactly the same as your startup, but taking the plunge and starting your own business takes plenty of guts and bravery. It’s not easy out there, and it’s going to take time and dedication to be where you want to be, but with the right mindset, you’ll be able to achieve anything.  read more
6 Reasons retailers should accept Bitcoin as payment

6 Reasons retailers should accept Bitcoin as payment

16/04/2018 - 16:01
There are a growing number of business owners embracing cryptocurrency, like Bitcoin, as a form of payment.  read more
AB InBev develops new energy-efficient brewing method

AB InBev develops new energy-efficient brewing method

16/04/2018 - 14:14
AB InBev has developed a new brewing method which will reduce its CO2 emissions by approximately 5% once the technique is utilised in its entire brewery network. read more
SME’s capitalising on ‘Cyril Spring’ by investing, taking more risks

SME’s capitalising on ‘Cyril Spring’ by investing, taking more risks

10/04/2018 - 14:04
It’s already shaping up to be an excellent year for the SME sector, despite South Africa’s recessionary state. This is, in part, owing to increased positivity in the sector since the appointment of President Cyril Ramaphosa.  read more
Marketing must-haves for a startup's online success

Marketing must-haves for a startup's online success

04/04/2018 - 09:57
With so many assets, people and marketing tools to pay for, starting a business is never easy. Whether your employees are willing to work for less in the startup phases or you’ve decided to figure it out yourself, you need the capital to take your business off the ground. And that’s where the stress lies.  read more
How retailers can apply platform business thinking to magnetise customers

How retailers can apply platform business thinking to magnetise customers

22/03/2018 - 11:35
Local retailers have an incredible opportunity to get a head-start on competition, by applying the science of digital platform thinking, to transform decades-old practices and deliver new value to customers. read more
Direct selling sector ticks some key budget boxes

Direct selling sector ticks some key budget boxes

13/03/2018 - 09:47
In delivering the budget, the finance minister played the best of a bad hand, but the ace was his focus on the critical role that small businesses and entrepreneurs need to play in facilitating growth by creating income opportunities. read more
The difference between crisis management and reputation management

The difference between crisis management and reputation management

12/03/2018 - 13:17
As the listeriosis outbreak hit front pages with 180 fatalities* and news spread of contaminated food being pulled from supermarket shelves, communications specialists have been keeping a close watch over how Tiger brands handles the crisis. Regine le Roux, MD of Reputation Matters, takes a closer look at crisis management and how it differs from reputation management.  read more
3 ways companies can reinvent themselves in the Digital Renaissance

3 ways companies can reinvent themselves in the Digital Renaissance

08/03/2018 - 14:55
The Renaissance was a period of renewal and passion, with the invention of the Gutenberg printing press allowing citizens to communicate quickly to a wide audience. Today, technology is driving fast, sweeping changes across the globe, altering the way business is done while taking unprecedented leaps forward at a breakneck pace. read more
Cape merger to create agriculture powerhouse

Cape merger to create agriculture powerhouse

02/03/2018 - 10:13
A new agribusiness powerhouse is heading for listing on the JSE after proposals by Western Cape-based Overberg Agri and Acorn Agri to merge. read more
The importance of digital skills training for your employees

The importance of digital skills training for your employees

27/02/2018 - 16:22
The digital revolution is inevitable. While you might be able to hide away from it at home, the workplace demands a certain level of skill and knowledge when it comes to the latest technology advancements.  read more
Nestle Nigeria invests $11.4m to open new beverage plant

Nestle Nigeria invests $11.4m to open new beverage plant

21/02/2018 - 16:22
Nestlé Nigeria has opened a new beverage production plant in Ogun state, Nigeria, following an NGN 4.1 billion ($11.4 million) investment.  read more
How Small Businesses are gearing up to survive the drought

How Small Businesses are gearing up to survive the drought

15/02/2018 - 16:43
Nationally small businesses are now being advised to prepare for future water scarcity. With small to medium sized businesses contributing over 65% of South Africa’s employment and 50% of the country’s GDP, their survival is essential to the economy.  read more
Twinings invests to improve lives of tea workers in India

Twinings invests to improve lives of tea workers in India

14/02/2018 - 15:51
Associated British Foods-owned Twinings has announced a further five years of funding for its partnership with Unicef, with the aim of enhancing the lives of children and women living on tea estates in Assam, in north-east India.  read more
Lindt & Sprüngli invests $32m in Olten cocoa mass facility

Lindt & Sprüngli invests $32m in Olten cocoa mass facility

02/02/2018 - 13:28
Lindt & Sprüngli has announced it will invest CHF 30 million ($32 million) to expand the production capacity of its cocoa mass factory in Olten, Switzerland.  read more
Retailers need to recalibrate their approach to reach millennials

Retailers need to recalibrate their approach to reach millennials

02/02/2018 - 10:31
Retailers need to re-assess their business strategy and technological prowess by benchmarking their store layouts, systems and processes against shopping preferences of millennials and post-millennials, who are going to redefine the future of retail, says leading data and analytics company GlobalData. read more
Exploring the unconscious way senses influence the customer experience

Exploring the unconscious way senses influence the customer experience

01/02/2018 - 16:16
Why should the sound of a creaking door make people rate their back as feeling stiffer? Why should sitting in a blue room with soft carpet, gentle music, and lavender fragrance make customers more likely to accept higher prices for buying a car?  read more
 Digital trends for 2018

Digital trends for 2018

16/01/2018 - 11:47
Digital trends inform business owners on how to improve their content marketing efforts. read more
State of business worsens in October, but less so than in September

State of business worsens in October, but less so than in September

08/11/2017 - 10:41
Business conditions in SA have continued to deteriorate, given the weak economic climate. read more
AVI shares jump on news of possible asset sales

AVI shares jump on news of possible asset sales

27/10/2017 - 08:48
Fast-moving consumer goods group AVI’s share price rose 4% to R98.45 on Thursday morning, after AVI announced the potential sale of some of its businesses. read more
How SA honey production could see R20bn turnover

How SA honey production could see R20bn turnover

23/10/2017 - 09:12
A structural approach and strategic business model could see South Africa’s honey industry turnover reach R20bn, according to experts.  read more
Hunt in Poland pays off again for Bounty

Hunt in Poland pays off again for Bounty

29/09/2017 - 11:01
Bounty Brands, the fast-moving consumer goods business with plans to list on an international bourse and the JSE, has made another acquisition in Poland. read more
Tough times ahead for all businesses, retailers warned

Tough times ahead for all businesses, retailers warned

13/09/2017 - 09:18
Retailers have been warned the next 18 months will be tough for all businesses. read more
Are retailers' boards in need of new blood?

Are retailers' boards in need of new blood?

21/08/2017 - 09:40
The average age of the 12 board members of the world's second-largest fashion retailer, Sweden's H&M, is 52. read more
Managing theft in the food industry

Managing theft in the food industry

14/08/2017 - 14:00
While nobody wants to believe their staff might be stealing from them, it does happen. In the food industry, the opportunities for theft are many, whether they involve giving away food and drinks without getting authorisation, taking food home or consuming food on the premises writes Sally J’arlette Joy, CEO of Sandwich Baron.  read more
Trade and business services lost the most jobs in the first quarter

Trade and business services lost the most jobs in the first quarter

27/06/2017 - 14:43
Employment levels fell in the first quarter of 2017, though mining and construction both showed increased. read more
Foreign investors perk up on prospects for SA

Foreign investors perk up on prospects for SA

28/03/2017 - 09:15
Merrill Lynch conference highlights positive shift among foreigners and local fund managers. read more
Tiffany & Co CEO steps down

Tiffany & Co CEO steps down

07/02/2017 - 09:13
On the heels of disappointing financial results, Tiffany & Co. said that Frederic Cumenal has stepped down as CEO, effective immediately.  read more
Franchise marketing is key to success

Franchise marketing is key to success

24/01/2017 - 16:35
Success or failure of retail franchises primarily depends upon local marketing initiatives. In addition to the franchisor’s marketing efforts, success comes when a franchisee markets his or her business among the local community. Failure is usually a result of a franchisee believing he’s bought a business for which everything is laid on for him. read more
SA SMEs can expect light in 2017 after dark 2016 tunnel

SA SMEs can expect light in 2017 after dark 2016 tunnel

23/01/2017 - 12:32
Business Partners Limited outlook for SMEs in 2017 read more
Optimising millennial talent in the workplace

Optimising millennial talent in the workplace

28/11/2016 - 15:44
In her recent enlightening address at the IABC's Innovating Business Communication Conference, professional speaker and coach Saffron Baggallay emphasised the need to understand, value and work with millennials. She offered a sobering perspective on practices corporates need to adopt in order to provide an effective workplace for millennials. read more
AVI improves its margins in the face of rising costs

AVI improves its margins in the face of rising costs

12/09/2016 - 12:26
CURRENCY hedges and a focus on cost containment helped consumer brands group AVI limit the damage of rand weakness in the year to June and continue to improve its profit margins. read more