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Shoprite launches competition to boost small businesses

Shoprite launches competition to boost small businesses

25/07/2018 - 09:42
Small business owners with an annual turnover of less than R1 million are invited to enter the very first Shoprite Hustle competition before 22 September 2018.  read more
What is driving SA’s drastic decrease in entrepreneurial activity?

What is driving SA’s drastic decrease in entrepreneurial activity?

13/06/2016 - 14:19
Entrepreneurial intentions among South Africans has dropped by almost 30% in 2015 when compared to 2013, and almost halved when compared to 2010, yet the perceived entrepreneurial opportunities has increased over the same period, according to the recently release Global Entrepreneurship Monitor South African Report 2015/16. read more
Final week to enter the 2016 entrepreneur of the year® competition and elevate business success

Final week to enter the 2016 entrepreneur of the year® competition and elevate business success

08/06/2016 - 12:54
Entrepreneurs who dedicate themselves to their own business, creating much needed jobs and contributing towards economic development in South Africa, have one more week to enter the 2016 Entrepreneur of the Year® competition sponsored by Sanlam and BUSINESS/PARTNERS before entries close. read more
Distell crowned best distiller at world competition

Distell crowned best distiller at world competition

30/11/2015 - 12:34
Distell has been crowned best distiller of the year for 2015 at the International Wine and Spirit Competition in London. read more
Industries must engage in healthy competition, Ghana

Industries must engage in healthy competition, Ghana

29/01/2014 - 11:51
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Haruna Iddirisu, has expressed concern about the rate at which Ghanaian companies use “unhealthy tactics” to tarnish the image of one another when marketing their products globally. read more
Nokia to fight back against Chinese rivals

Nokia to fight back against Chinese rivals

25/02/2013 - 08:41
Finnish mobile phone maker Nokia is set to launch cheaper handset models in an attempt to fend off growing competition from Chinese rivals in the low-end market, company sources said on Friday. read more
Steve Jobs threatened patent lawsuits

Steve Jobs threatened patent lawsuits

23/01/2013 - 09:27
Apple co-founder Steve Jobs threatened to file a patent lawsuit against Palm if that company’s chief executive didn’t agree to refrain from poaching Apple employees, according to a court filing made public on Tuesday. read more
Walmart tests same-day delivery service

Walmart tests same-day delivery service

10/10/2012 - 10:14
New York - Walmart is testing same-day delivery in select markets for customers who buy popular items online during the holiday season.  read more
New Samsung Galaxy heads for SA

New Samsung Galaxy heads for SA

10/09/2012 - 08:57
Cape Town - Samsung's new Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 was unveiled in Johannesburg last night and is set to hit local stores as early as next month.  read more
Samsung’s new tablet not expected to trounce iPad

Samsung’s new tablet not expected to trounce iPad

17/08/2012 - 09:31
Samsung Electronics’ new tablet, first unveiled in February this year, is the South Korean electronics giant’s latest attempt to wrest market share from Apple, but it is not being heralded as an iPad killer. read more
Tough trading likely to continue — Pick n Pay

Tough trading likely to continue — Pick n Pay

19/06/2012 - 08:58
The country’s second-largest retailer, Pick n Pay (PIK), is operating in a time of tightened consumer spending, increased competition in the retail sector, and increased food inflation and utility costs, the retailer’s chairman, Gareth Ackerman, said on Friday. read more
Opinion piece:  conditionally approved merger means Spar must divest from Capital Land Asset Management

Opinion piece: conditionally approved merger means Spar must divest from Capital Land Asset Management

29/05/2012 - 11:59
In a recent conditionally approved large merger, large food retailer Spar will have to divest of its 20% interest in Capital Land Asset Management (Pty) Limited (CLAM). CLAM is a manager responsible for the day-to-day management of a property fund, that would also include the management of the shopping centres acquired by Synergy Income Fund Limited (Synergy) in this merger.  read more
Take advantage of Wal-Mart's 'weaknesses'

Take advantage of Wal-Mart's 'weaknesses'

25/04/2012 - 09:00
Local retailers should take advantage of Wal-Mart's weaknesses, rather than competing on price, which is one of its greatest edges, Natalie Berg, global research director of retail analyst firm Planet Retail said.  read more
Moody’s cuts Nokia’s rating

Moody’s cuts Nokia’s rating

17/04/2012 - 08:38
Moody’s rating agency yesterday downgraded Nokia’s debt grade to near-junk status, citing a sharp decline in first-quarter cellphone sales that led to a 35% fall in revenue. read more
Union unhappy with Walmart judgment

Union unhappy with Walmart judgment

09/03/2012 - 15:06
The SA Commercial, Catering and Allied Workers' Union (Saccawu) is not happy with the Competition Appeal Court's “conservative” judgment on a merger between US retail giant Walmart and local company Massmart. read more
Crucial Walmart verdict out soon

Crucial Walmart verdict out soon

01/03/2012 - 10:12
Johannesburg - The Competition Appeal Court will release its judgment next Friday on the review of the Walmart-Massmart merger. read more
SA in danger of losing status as gateway to Africa — business experts

SA in danger of losing status as gateway to Africa — business experts

21/02/2012 - 08:26
SA’s position as the launch pad for global companies into Africa is being threatened by other countries that are rolling out red carpets for investors, experts and business leaders are warning. read more
Court overturns Pick n Pay sale hurdle

Court overturns Pick n Pay sale hurdle

01/12/2011 - 08:44
An Australian court overturned a decision by the country's competition watchdog to block wholesale firm Metcash buying stores from South Pick n Pay Stores [JSE:PIK] - a precedent that may make it harder to challenge future deals. read more
Spar full-year profit lags consensus

Spar full-year profit lags consensus

22/11/2011 - 07:57
Johannesburg - Grocery retailer Spar Group [JSE:SPP] missed forecasts with a 3.3% rise in full-year profit as tough competition, weak selling prices and fragile consumer demand weighed on its margins. read more
Namibia to review Walmart deal

Namibia to review Walmart deal

08/11/2011 - 09:43
Johannesburg - A Namibian court has ruled the antitrust regulator’s conditions on Walmart Stores' takeover of Massmart Holdings [JSE:MSM] assets in that country must be reviewed by the trade minister, a move that could deal a blow to the R16.5bn deal.  read more
 Massmart-Walmart welcome Namibian supreme court decision

Massmart-Walmart welcome Namibian supreme court decision

04/11/2011 - 15:04
Massmart-Walmart welcome this morning’s ruling by the Namibian supreme court which upheld Walmart’s legal challenge to a Ministerial Notice imposing foreign investment restrictions in Namibia. The practical implications of this ruling are: read more