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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
Beating the #BlackFriday delivery blues

Beating the #BlackFriday delivery blues

20/11/2018 - 10:16
The biggest challenge on Black Friday isn’t a system crash or a payment failure. It’s the delivery problems that come after the purchases have been made. This year, courier companies are working closely with e-tailers to ensure that delivery expectations are met – but consumers can also play their part in getting their parcels as quickly and efficiently as possible. read more
Growing import demand contributes to expanding logistics and warehousing sector

Growing import demand contributes to expanding logistics and warehousing sector

16/11/2018 - 11:05
The inflow of imports, most consumer goods, is contributing to increasing demand for storage, logistics and warehousing services in South Africa, and a clear correlation is visible in the trend of wholesale and retail trade sales in comparison to imports. read more
The future of logistics depends on four key elements: customer-centricity, sustainability, technology and people

The future of logistics depends on four key elements: customer-centricity, sustainability, technology and people

01/10/2018 - 09:32
DHL, the world’s leading international express services provider, showcased the key trends that could impact the logistics industry in the next five to ten years, at an event held in Sandton, Johannesburg on Thursday 20 September.  read more
Pargo partners with The Body Shop and grows pick-up point network to 1,500 stores

Pargo partners with The Body Shop and grows pick-up point network to 1,500 stores

12/06/2018 - 13:38
Pargo, South Africa’s leading smart logistics company, recently announced a partnership with The Body Shop that will enable consumers to use The Body Shop stores as parcel drop-off and pick-up points.  read more
Blockchain technology and the logistics industry in South Africa

Blockchain technology and the logistics industry in South Africa

26/03/2018 - 08:38
Blockchain technology has been something of a tech buzzword of late, especially due to all of the publicity around Bitcoin in recent months. While cryptocurrencies are the best-known use of blockchain as far as most people are concerned, its uses outside of financial transactions haven’t failed to be noticed, and it is something that is now being leveraged heavily in the logistics industry. read more
Value Group slips amid weak economic growth

Value Group slips amid weak economic growth

19/10/2017 - 08:38
Supply chain and logistics company Value Group says weak economic growth has hurt first-half revenue. read more
SA road freight industry undergoing ‘tech disruption'

SA road freight industry undergoing ‘tech disruption'

30/03/2017 - 15:26
Transparent pricing and improved competitiveness welcomed. read more
How Uber plans to disrupt SA's delivery industry

How Uber plans to disrupt SA's delivery industry

03/10/2016 - 11:26
Food delivery app UberEATS launched on Wednesday and the company behind the ride-sharing app is confident the service will disrupt the food industry, and possibly other sectors as well. read more
Optimising the supply chain for sustainable business growth

Optimising the supply chain for sustainable business growth

06/09/2016 - 15:44
When looking ahead at the various business challenges facing South African companies, particularly with regards to sustainability, it is useful to look back and briefly chart the most significant changes and trends. In the late eighties and early nineties, we witnessed the emergence of the 'one world' economy - which coincided with the arrival of the internet and rapid digital transformation. The resulting changes triggered quantum leaps in global trade and duly affected national and regional economics, politics and business practices. read more
Retailers scramble to work around Hanjin Shipping bankruptcy

Retailers scramble to work around Hanjin Shipping bankruptcy

05/09/2016 - 09:31
Retailers are working to minimize the fallout from the bankruptcy of South Korea's Hanjin Shipping, the world’s seventh-largest ocean shipper by capacity, the National Retail Federation said Thursday. read more
Imperial to grow its logistics business

Imperial to grow its logistics business

29/08/2016 - 09:19
Johannesburg - Imperial Holdings, the listed transport and mobility group, plans to significantly increase the size of its logistics business through acquisitions, with the majority of these acquisitions being offshore. read more
Global e-commerce logistics market rolling toward $781B by 2024

Global e-commerce logistics market rolling toward $781B by 2024

26/08/2016 - 09:40
The global e-commerce logistics market is expected to increase from its 2014 mark of $122.2 billion to more than $781 billion in 2024, maintaining an estimated compound annual growth rate of 20.6% between this year and 2024, according to a new study from Transparency Market Research. read more
Why Wal-Mart is a retail sustainability leader (but doesn't really want to talk about it)

Why Wal-Mart is a retail sustainability leader (but doesn't really want to talk about it)

10/08/2016 - 16:38
The retail giant boasts an impressive sustainability record, but the company is strictly business about its accomplishments — for good reason, experts say. read more
Imperial acquires 70% of Sasfin Premier Logistics to create trade expert

Imperial acquires 70% of Sasfin Premier Logistics to create trade expert

12/07/2016 - 15:55
The Imperial group said on Tuesday that it had entered into an agreement with Sasfin to acquire 70% of Sasfin Premier Logistics, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sasfin. Sasfin Premier Logistics would be renamed Imperial Sasfin Logistics. read more
ID Logistics introduces double-decker trailers to improve efficiencies

ID Logistics introduces double-decker trailers to improve efficiencies

23/06/2016 - 09:06
22 June 2016 – Johannesburg - The recent logistics survey conducted by KPMG concluded that South Africa’s supply chains have moved beyond ‘survival’ mode to ‘optimised’ mode, where costs, inventories and lead times have been minimised within individual supply chain functions. End-to-end integration of supply chain functions is the next major shift required in South Africa to make business more customer centric and competitive. Affecting this requires radical changes in how supply chain partners collaborate and how information technology is leveraged to provide end-to-end visibility and real-time decision making.  read more
ID Logistics at 2016 SAPICS

ID Logistics at 2016 SAPICS

22/06/2016 - 14:40
Johannesburg – 19 June 2016 - ID Logistics South Africa, part of the global contract logistics company, will be exhibiting at SAPICS Conference 2016 for the first time to highlight its services, capabilities and innovations.  read more
Amazon expands logistics reach - USA / China

Amazon expands logistics reach - USA / China

11/02/2016 - 11:52
San Francisco/Shanghai - Amazon.com is aggressively expanding its logistics operations in China as part of a broader effort to control the rising cost of shipping billions of packages. read more
Ten Years of Specialist Freight Services - UK

Ten Years of Specialist Freight Services - UK

03/02/2015 - 13:28
Independent Freight is a specialist supplier of national and international freight and transport services.  read more
Nedap opens US sales office to accelerate growth in retail sector - USA

Nedap opens US sales office to accelerate growth in retail sector - USA

20/01/2015 - 15:52
Nedap, a global leader in loss prevention and stock management technology for the retail sector, announces the opening of a US sales office in the New York area for its retail division. read more
Flour Mills of Nigeria: Breaking new frontiers in business - Nigeria

Flour Mills of Nigeria: Breaking new frontiers in business - Nigeria

23/09/2014 - 10:44
Flour Mills Nigeria (FMN) is one of very few companies that have stood the test of time since incorporation in 1960, yet competing favourably with its peers in the industry. read more
Annual Logistics forum draws near- Namibia

Annual Logistics forum draws near- Namibia

05/09/2014 - 08:48
The logistics and transportation sector is the backbone to the development of all areas of the economy and it is against this background that the Annual Logistics and Transport Workshop will be hosted from 23 to 26 of September, in Windhoek. read more
Sugar industry staff threaten strike over cheap imports, Kenya

Sugar industry staff threaten strike over cheap imports, Kenya

22/04/2014 - 11:18
Sugar factory workers have threatened to hold a strike following an influx of duty free imports. The Kenya Union of Sugar Plantation and Allied Workers secretary general Francis Wangara asked the government to stop the illegal imports posing a serious threat to the industry.  read more
Zambian Breweries records low sales volumes

Zambian Breweries records low sales volumes

17/04/2014 - 10:28
Zambian Breweries (ZB) has recorded low sales volumes in the fourth quarter of this year due to the increase in excise duty on clear beer. read more
Pharmacy board to bolster drug crime, Kenya

Pharmacy board to bolster drug crime, Kenya

15/04/2014 - 07:46
The Pharmacy and Poisons Board will step up drug enforcement to improve safety standards. Nyanza regional head of inspectorate Beatrice Obinge said PPB will partner with the Kenya Pharmaceuticals Association in the effort. She was speaking at Great Lakes Hotel in Kisumu during a stakeholders meeting yesterday. read more
Meatco revises its strategy: unexpected increase in cattle numbers

Meatco revises its strategy: unexpected increase in cattle numbers

07/04/2014 - 09:07
Following a decision to lay off seasonal workers in July 2013 because of a decline in cattle numbers marketed, Meatco has opted to revise the decision following an uptake in the number of cattle marketed.  read more
Adcock shares mute on CEO's appointment

Adcock shares mute on CEO's appointment

04/04/2014 - 08:13
Johannesburg - Adcock Ingram [JSE:AIP] named Kevin Wakeford as its new chief executive on Thursday, an appointment aimed at turning around the fortunes of the country's No.2 drugmaker.  read more
Botswana slips in trade logistics’ rankings

Botswana slips in trade logistics’ rankings

01/04/2014 - 09:15
The only sector that Botswana scored below hundred is in the logistics quality and competence in which it is ranked 99 out of 160 countries. In customs Botswana is ranked 112, infrastructure 125, internal shipment 129, tracking and tracing 127 and timeliness 103.  read more
More petrol pain for consumers

More petrol pain for consumers

01/04/2014 - 08:59
The price of 95 Octane petrol is set to rise by seven cents per litre, while 93 Octanes will go up five cents a litre from next Wednesday, the energy department has said. read more
GSK lifts Indian drugs unit stake to 75%

GSK lifts Indian drugs unit stake to 75%

13/03/2014 - 11:45
London - GlaxoSmithKline has lifted its stake in the group's Indian subsidiary to 75%, the British drugmaker said on Monday.  read more
Import restrictions bite Namibia Dairies

Import restrictions bite Namibia Dairies

28/02/2014 - 08:55
Import restrictions on dairy products into Namibia, which the government recently imposed, have left Namibia Dairies unable to keep up with the local demand.  read more
Shoprite’s R4 million e-toll bill

Shoprite’s R4 million e-toll bill

26/02/2014 - 10:28
South African retailer Shoprite says that the direct e-toll cost for its own fleet is R4 million, which will raise the price of food for the Gauteng consumer. read more
KBL faces uncertain future, potential move to South Africa

KBL faces uncertain future, potential move to South Africa

24/02/2014 - 11:04
Local Batswana beverages giant, Kgalagadi Breweries Limited (KBL), is understood to have reached a tipping point in its struggles with the rising alcohol levy and tough beer regulations, with reports that further levy adjustments could force a relocation to South Africa. read more
Textile exports to US collapse, Botswana

Textile exports to US collapse, Botswana

24/02/2014 - 10:46
Textile and apparel exports from local manufacturers to the United States crumbled last year, falling 45% to US$5.86 million (P53 million) as a cocktail of adverse factors kept the local sector out of the lucrative market.  read more
Maize falls on rainfall forecast

Maize falls on rainfall forecast

20/02/2014 - 08:34
Johannesburg - Corn in South Africa, the continent’s largest producer of the grain, fell as a forecast for rain in one of the country’s main growing regions is expected to be good for crops.  read more
Wal-Mart Canada plans $500 million expansion

Wal-Mart Canada plans $500 million expansion

19/02/2014 - 11:17
Wal-Mart Canada plans to complete 35 supercenter projects in the company's fiscal year which runs from February 1, 2014 to January 31, 2015. The company also will expand its distribution network to support its growth and will continue to expand its Canadian e-commerce operation.  read more
Namibia Breweries Chinese consignment exceeds expectations

Namibia Breweries Chinese consignment exceeds expectations

18/02/2014 - 12:28
Namibia Breweries Limited (NBL) announced last month that its first consignment of Windhoek Lager to China has exceeded all expectations. read more
Meatco expands micro-feedlot procurement strategy, Namibia

Meatco expands micro-feedlot procurement strategy, Namibia

11/02/2014 - 07:30
Meatco announced that it has implemented a dynamic new Livestock Procurement approach that will include adopting a stronger policy of backwards integration and taking a more aggressive role in the different ways the corporation buys cattle. The meat producer said it will shift value adding further to the start of the cattle production chain and will be to the benefit of producers.  read more
Tanker Owners express concern over cedi's free fall, Ghana

Tanker Owners express concern over cedi's free fall, Ghana

06/02/2014 - 11:57
The Tanker Owners Association has expressed concern over the free fall of the local currency, the Cedi, a situation the association says is seriously affecting the operations of its members. read more
International footware franchise, Bata, opens in Namibia

International footware franchise, Bata, opens in Namibia

31/01/2014 - 10:15
A world renowned brand with footwear as its core business has made its way into the Namibian market after a successful partnership between Namibian and Zimbabwean business figures who acquired the franchise rights and managed to open BATA Namibia on 2 December last year. read more
West African shippers protest customs malpractices

West African shippers protest customs malpractices

24/01/2014 - 11:40
The Burkinabe, Malian and Nigerien shipping communities in Ghana have protested against the, “physical escort of goods in transit and the collection of unjustified fees, without receipt.” read more
Choppies supermarket chain to stay put in regional SADC market

Choppies supermarket chain to stay put in regional SADC market

23/01/2014 - 10:30
Leading retail giant Choppies Enterprise Limited is currently concentrating on the Southern African Development Council (SADC) region market.  read more
Cobra products in shortage in Zimbabwe after firm closes

Cobra products in shortage in Zimbabwe after firm closes

23/01/2014 - 10:11
HARARE - Products of global consumer hygiene and health manufacture, Reckitt Benckiser (RB), such as ‘Cobra’, are in short supply in most retail chains following the closure of its local factory. read more
Imports standards Act on cards, Zimbabwe

Imports standards Act on cards, Zimbabwe

14/01/2014 - 09:47
HARARE - Government plans to establish a regulatory body and laws to control the standards of imports, Industry minister Mike Bimha says.  read more
Zimbabwean agro-industrial company, Arniston Holdings Limited, posts profit

Zimbabwean agro-industrial company, Arniston Holdings Limited, posts profit

14/01/2014 - 08:27
HARARE - Agro-industrial company Ariston Holdings Limited (Ariston) posted a $2,4 million after tax profit in the year to September 2013 spurred largely by rehabilitation of its farming assets.  read more
Botash partners Canadian firm in potash project

Botash partners Canadian firm in potash project

13/01/2014 - 09:40
A Toronto Stock Exchange-listed company, Great Quest Metals, says it has entered into an exclusive arrangement with Botswana Ash (Botash) to develop the potash brine potential of the Sua saltpans in the northeastern district.  read more
Food issues to threaten US-EU free trade deal

Food issues to threaten US-EU free trade deal

18/12/2013 - 10:16
Genetically modified crops, chlorine-washed chicken, beef quotas and a fight over who can call Greek-style cheese “feta” all block the way towards the largest free trade deal. read more
Accra Brewery embarks on $100m expansion project

Accra Brewery embarks on $100m expansion project

17/12/2013 - 08:55
Accra Brewery Limited (ABL), a subsidiary of SAB Miller Plc, is embarking on a $100 million expansion project to help double the capacity of production. read more
CFR sweetens Adcock offer

CFR sweetens Adcock offer

17/12/2013 - 08:14
Johannesburg - Chilean drugmaker CFR Pharmaceuticals sweetened its cash and stock takeover offer for South Africa's Adcock Ingram by 1.6 percent to 12.8 billion rand ($1.23 billion) on Friday in an attempt to fend off a rival bid from a local firm. read more
Red Bull plans drinks sales in China

Red Bull plans drinks sales in China

17/12/2013 - 07:59
Vienna - Red Bull is planning to launch its best-selling energy drink in China after gaining the necessary permissions, and is building an office in Shanghai, Austria's Kronen Zeitung reported. read more
Growthpoint acquires Blackheath industrial property site

Growthpoint acquires Blackheath industrial property site

13/12/2013 - 14:46
Growthpoint Properties has acquired a strategic site in Blackheath, Cape Town for a quality, tenant-tailored industrial property development. read more
DionWired unveils multichannel retailing to meet shopping trends

DionWired unveils multichannel retailing to meet shopping trends

05/12/2013 - 15:33
DionWired has embraced the multichannel retail concept with the launch of its brand new website, which was developed to give consumers a highly positive, symmetrical shopping experience between the web and the brick-and-mortar stores. read more
Double blow for Adcock suitor

Double blow for Adcock suitor

03/12/2013 - 08:00
Johannesburg - A Chilean group's $1.2bn (R12.6bn) bid for drugmaker Adcock Ingram [JSE:AIP] was challenged on two fronts on Monday, as a group led by Bidvest [JSE:BVT] sought nearly a third of Adcock's shares and launched a court action against the bid. read more
Pick n Pay opens two premium stores as part of six month plan to open 64 stores

Pick n Pay opens two premium stores as part of six month plan to open 64 stores

29/11/2013 - 10:27
After an improved performance at the half year, Pick n Pay is demonstrating its commitment to pursuing positive growth through focused, streamlined operations and an expanding store footprint, with plans to open over 60 new stores in the six months to end February 2014. read more
Zambia’s food security position is very strong

Zambia’s food security position is very strong

20/11/2013 - 10:50
Agriculture and Livestock Minister Bob Sichinga has disclosed that Zambia was on a strong position in terms of food security in the African region. read more
Manufacturing confidence low

Manufacturing confidence low

15/11/2013 - 08:12
Business confidence in the manufacturing sector was weak in the third quarter of this year, according to a Manufacturing Circle survey. read more
Kenya Breweries to pay farmers more for barley

Kenya Breweries to pay farmers more for barley

14/11/2013 - 11:33
East African Breweries has increased the amount of money it pays farmers for 90kg bag of barley by 17 per cent, from Sh2800 in 2012 to Sh3285.  read more
Johnnie Walker maker steps further into Africa

Johnnie Walker maker steps further into Africa

05/11/2013 - 08:17
London - Diageo, the world's biggest spirits group which has a presence in SA, should see sales growth in Africa accelerate as it expands into new markets like Ethiopia and Angola and as rising incomes enable traditional beer drinkers to try spirits, it has said read more
White, yellow maize climb to highs

White, yellow maize climb to highs

05/11/2013 - 08:04
Johannesburg - Corn futures in South Africa rose to the highest levels in more than four months by the midday close in Johannesburg.  read more
Ghana voted Vice Chairman of African Shippers Council

Ghana voted Vice Chairman of African Shippers Council

01/11/2013 - 08:29
Ghana has been voted the Vice Chairman of the Union of African Shippers Council (UASC) for the first time in the history of the organisation. read more
Asian bacteria threatens Florida oranges

Asian bacteria threatens Florida oranges

14/10/2013 - 09:13
Washington - Citrus production in Florida, the world's second largest orange juice supplier after Brazil, is being threatened by a bacteria from Asia that has scientists racing for a remedy. read more
Namibia Breweries Limited earnings expected to be lower by N$190 million in September

Namibia Breweries Limited earnings expected to be lower by N$190 million in September

03/10/2013 - 12:31
Namibia Breweries Limited (NBL) said earlier in September that it expects basic earnings per share to be materially lower than the prior year by between 66% and 68% in the year ended 30 June. The company said in a trading statement published by the Namibia Stock Exchange that the decline is attributed to the impairment of a deferred tax asset related to DHN Drinks.  read more
China VAT hike to hit SA consumers

China VAT hike to hit SA consumers

30/09/2013 - 15:54
Johannesburg - China's decision to place a 6% VAT charge on freight and related costs is going to have an impact on the importing price from China, warned Asgar Mahomed, managing director of ICT distributor, Esquire Technologies. read more
Europe: Retailers eye profits from click & collect

Europe: Retailers eye profits from click & collect

16/09/2013 - 10:40
Paris - European retailers have gone back to bricks and mortar in the hope of turning their online food businesses profitable - racing to build pick-up points to capitalise on shoppers' increasing demand for "click and collect" grocery options. read more
Banana industry receives more investment, Ghana

Banana industry receives more investment, Ghana

11/09/2013 - 09:45
Government has secured a loan of 7.3 million euros for investment in the banana industry to ensure the production of quality bananas for export, said Dr Hawkins Asiedu, a Director at the Ministry of Trade and Industry.  read more
Samsung sees TV market recovery

Samsung sees TV market recovery

06/09/2013 - 11:04
Samsung Electronics, the world’s largest maker of televisions, expects a recovery in the TV market in the second half of this year, helped by an improving US economy and the launch of new high-end sets. read more
Engen brings cutting-edge Quickshop convenience to Africa

Engen brings cutting-edge Quickshop convenience to Africa

03/09/2013 - 10:00
Engen, the oil company of choice in sub-Saharan Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands, is driving a major change in the fuel market landscape by introducing cutting-edge convenience shopping in its fast-growing service station network in the region.  read more
Spar to open Angola store

Spar to open Angola store

29/08/2013 - 10:41
Johannesburg - Spar Group Ltd., a South African food and liquor retailer, is working with an Angolan partner to open a store in the country’s capital, Luanda, in the next six months, Finance Director Mark Godfrey said. read more
Customs digital move lauded

Customs digital move lauded

23/08/2013 - 07:47
Johannesburg - A newly introduced digital customs management system at border posts would be positive for business and trade, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said on Thursday. read more
Major Lusaka road project launched, Zambia

Major Lusaka road project launched, Zambia

21/08/2013 - 09:45
Transport, Works, Supply and Communication Minister Yamfwa Mukanga has launched the Lusaka 400 kilometers road project. read more
New shipping route to change world trade

New shipping route to change world trade

19/08/2013 - 08:44
Shanghai -The maiden voyage to Europe by a Chinese merchant ship through the "Northeast Passage" will help the world's biggest exporter speed goods to market and is a symbol of Beijing's strategic ambitions in the Arctic. read more
25 Chinese firms set up in Zambia's Chambishi MFEZ

25 Chinese firms set up in Zambia's Chambishi MFEZ

13/08/2013 - 09:27
A total of 25 Chinese enterprises worth US$1.2 million have been set up in the Chambishi Multi Facility Economic Zone (MFEZ) in the past year, the Zambia Development Agency (ZDA) has said.  read more
Sears Holdings to improve omni-channel distribution operations

Sears Holdings to improve omni-channel distribution operations

07/08/2013 - 09:45
Hoffman Estates, Ill. -- Sears Holdings has selected HighJump Software, a global provider of supply chain management software, to help the company manage its distribution network. read more
China agrees to talks on wine dispute

China agrees to talks on wine dispute

30/07/2013 - 07:28
Brussels - China and the European Union have agreed there is a "window for discussions" to try to resolve accusations that Europe is dumping wine in China, the EU's trade chief said on Monday. read more
Smartphone growth soars

Smartphone growth soars

29/07/2013 - 07:48
The worldwide mobile phone market grew 6.0% year over year in the second quarter of 2013 (2Q13), while the shipment of smartphones grew 52.3% according to the International Data Corporation (IDC). read more
South Africa moves to bar dubious imports

South Africa moves to bar dubious imports

24/07/2013 - 09:16
Pretoria - Efforts are under way to stop the import of unsafe and unauthorised products into South Africa, the National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications (NRCS) said on Tuesday. read more
Ghana’s non-traditional export earnings fall 2.4% in 2012

Ghana’s non-traditional export earnings fall 2.4% in 2012

22/07/2013 - 09:44
Ghana’s non-traditional exports earnings fell 2.43 per cent to $2.364 billion in 2012 compared with $2.423 billion in 2011.  read more
KBL, BBL merger to deliver growth prospects for Botswana beer market

KBL, BBL merger to deliver growth prospects for Botswana beer market

19/07/2013 - 09:29
Kgalagadi Breweries Limited (KBL) managing director Johan De Kok says the amalgamation of KBL and the Botswana Breweries Limited (BBL) is expected to do away with unnecessary costs and deliver strategic opportunities arising from a leaner supply chain. read more
Coca-Cola invests Sh1.2 billion in plastic plant, Kenya

Coca-Cola invests Sh1.2 billion in plastic plant, Kenya

18/07/2013 - 10:26
Coca-Cola through Nairobi Bottlers has invested Sh1.2 billion in a new manufacturing plant that produces materials for production of plastic bottles. read more
Grindrod rises to 5-year high as rand slips

Grindrod rises to 5-year high as rand slips

15/07/2013 - 10:03
Johannesburg - Grindrod, Africa’s biggest shipping company, advanced to the highest in almost five years, as shipping costs rose and the rand weakened.  read more
White maize gains most in three weeks

White maize gains most in three weeks

15/07/2013 - 09:15
Johannesburg - South African white corn futures rose the most in more than three weeks on speculation of tight local supplies. read more
CFI Holdings, Victoria Foods sets sights on long-term capital, Zimbabwe

CFI Holdings, Victoria Foods sets sights on long-term capital, Zimbabwe

12/07/2013 - 10:08
The injection of long-term capital into Victoria Foods and the debt restructuring initiative is projected to induce positive performance for diversified CFI Holdings Limited. read more
OK Zimbabwe taps into South Africa market

OK Zimbabwe taps into South Africa market

12/07/2013 - 09:55
OK Zimbabwe has signed an agreement with a South Africa-based company, Kawena, to enable Zimbabweans resident in South Africa to purchase goods for family and friends back home. read more
China exports dip in June

China exports dip in June

12/07/2013 - 08:37
Beijing - China's exports fell 3.1% year-on-year (y/y) in June with imports also declining, the government said on Wednesday, in the latest signs of slowing growth in the world's second-largest economy.  read more
Namibian fishing industry urged to diversify

Namibian fishing industry urged to diversify

05/07/2013 - 08:49
Walvis Bay - Namibia should not allow itself to be held hostage by any single market, says the Minister of Trade and Industry Calle Schlettwein. read more
Petrol: Brace for horrid July

Petrol: Brace for horrid July

28/06/2013 - 11:02
Cape Town – Consumers can expect a petrol price hike of close to 90c per litre, according to a quick survey done by Fin24.  read more
Two Zambeef trucks impounded

Two Zambeef trucks impounded

25/06/2013 - 08:44
The Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) at Katima Mulilo border has impounded two Zambeef trucks carrying meat products imported from Ireland.  read more
Iran ramps up wheat buying

Iran ramps up wheat buying

18/06/2013 - 08:30
London - Iran has ramped up its campaign to import wheat, buying more than 800,000 tonnes in two weeks in what some traders said was a drive to ensure adequate supplies for a possibly tense period after Friday's election.  read more
SA maize falls after USDA report

SA maize falls after USDA report

14/06/2013 - 08:20
Johannesburg - South African corn declined for a second day after a report from the US Department of Agriculture showed more production than anticipated.  read more
Mr Delivery opts for three wheels to service new Pick n Pay contract

Mr Delivery opts for three wheels to service new Pick n Pay contract

11/06/2013 - 08:29
Mr Delivery opts for three wheels, times 60 Mr Delivery has acquired 60 Mahindra three-wheeler vehicles, fitted with specially designed, lockable canopies, to service a new contract for the Pick n Pay Online Shopping delivery service, which operates from a number of hubs in the country.  read more
Tablet shipments to surpass portable PCs in 2013

Tablet shipments to surpass portable PCs in 2013

03/06/2013 - 09:29
According to a new forecast from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker, tablet shipments are expected to grow 58.7% year over year in 2013 reaching 229.3 million units, up from 144.5 million units last year. read more
Zimbabwe: New procurement law on cards

Zimbabwe: New procurement law on cards

30/05/2013 - 10:47
Speaking at the Buy Zimbabwe procurement conference in Harare yesterday, Kasukuwere said companies should comply with the stipulated procurement regulations, in which local firms should be granted at least 50% contracts on procurement deals. read more
Retail: New warehouse distribution property sector emerging in Africa

Retail: New warehouse distribution property sector emerging in Africa

27/05/2013 - 09:46
A new property sector is opening up in African markets as retailers growing their presence there are now in need of or building their own distribution warehouses, according to Belinda Clur, managing director of Clur Research International. read more
Shoprite dismisses plans to close Tanzania shop

Shoprite dismisses plans to close Tanzania shop

21/05/2013 - 08:56
The South African supermarket chain, Shoprite, which invested its business in the country some years ago has dismissed recent speculations regarding the imminent closure of some of its stores and possible exit from Tanzania for good. read more
Zimbabwe: Lifestyle Holdings introduce TN Virtual Mart

Zimbabwe: Lifestyle Holdings introduce TN Virtual Mart

14/05/2013 - 08:46
Diversified company Lifestyle Holdings has introduced a TN Virtual Mart — where it will deliver groceries to its clientele’s doorstep, as competition in the country’s retail sector intensifies. read more
Namibia: Give poultry industry protection

Namibia: Give poultry industry protection

13/05/2013 - 11:18
A Namibia Trade Forum official has defended proposed government plans to grant interim protection to the local broiler industry against cheap imports.  read more
Chinese manufacturing slows in April

Chinese manufacturing slows in April

26/04/2013 - 10:06
Beijing - Manufacturing activity slowed in China in April as exports were hit by sluggish overseas demand, HSBC said on Tuesday, fuelling concerns about the strength of the world's second-largest economy. read more
Namibian pharmaceutical manufacturer, Fabupharm, grows 100% in one year

Namibian pharmaceutical manufacturer, Fabupharm, grows 100% in one year

23/04/2013 - 09:51
Fabupharm Products, a wholly-owned Namibian pharmaceutical manufacturer, has doubled in size over the past year. Subsequent to upgrading its manufacturing facility to comply with international standards, Fabupharm announced recently it has received an Official Manufacturing GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) License from the Namibian Medicines Regulatory Council (NMRC). This means that Fabupharm is now licensed to manufacture scheduled medicinal products. read more
Swaziland: sugar mill project to rejuvenate vital export crop

Swaziland: sugar mill project to rejuvenate vital export crop

11/04/2013 - 10:18
Nsoko Msele sugar mill project to rejuvenate Swaziland’s vital export crop A fourth sugar mill announced for Swaziland, the Nsoko Msele integrated sugar milling project, would significantly increase production of refined sugar, the country’s main source of export revenue, the project’s shareholders said this week. read more
Namibia: Analysts give thumbs up to NBL results

Namibia: Analysts give thumbs up to NBL results

08/04/2013 - 10:07
Local market analysts have lauded NSX listed Namibia Breweries Limited for posting solid interim results for the period ended 31 December 2012. read more