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Coca-Cola continues reaching new heights

Coca-Cola continues reaching new heights

24/09/2019 - 10:20
The Coca-Cola Company is the leading global manufacturer, retailer and marketer of non-alcoholic beverages.  read more
Edcon's rescue deal gets thumbs up from competition watchdog

Edcon's rescue deal gets thumbs up from competition watchdog

03/05/2019 - 15:37
Without the deal with its creditors, there would have been a real danger that the retailer, which employs about 40,000 people, 14,000 of whom are full-time, would have gone under. The closure of Edcon would have had far-reaching implications, as its chains account for about 10% retail space in SA, and source much of their clothing from local manufacturers. Given the implications of Edcon shutting its doors, the government has been very supportive of the deal. read more
No-deal Brexit could cost grocery sector billions in first three-months

No-deal Brexit could cost grocery sector billions in first three-months

18/02/2019 - 13:03
The UK grocery industry could lose up to £4.5bn of revenue in the three months after Brexit if retailers and manufacturers are not prepared by 29 March, according to analysis by operational improvement specialist Newton which is offering five steps that might help lessen the impact. read more
Tesco pledges to make clothes chemical-free

Tesco pledges to make clothes chemical-free

14/07/2017 - 14:40
Tesco has become the latest retailer to commit to removing chemicals thought to be hazardous from the supply chain of its clothing brand. read more
Your chocolate gets smaller but pricier

Your chocolate gets smaller but pricier

13/07/2016 - 15:59
CONSUMERS are getting less bang for their hard-earned bucks as manufacturers downsize their products to contain costs. Prices, however, have remained the same and, in some cases, increased. read more
PMI dips to eight-month low

PMI dips to eight-month low

02/10/2013 - 12:29
Johannesburg - The purchasing managers' index (PMI) fell to an eight-month low in September as a strike in the auto sector hurt new sales orders, suggesting a slowdown in the manufacturing sector, survey showed on Tuesday.  read more
Watchdog acts on pork in halaal foods

Watchdog acts on pork in halaal foods

18/03/2013 - 08:16
Oslo - The Norwegian Food Safety Authority said on Friday it would file a police complaint against a food company after finding large quantities of pork in its halaal-labelled products. read more
New body to tackle consumer complaints

New body to tackle consumer complaints

18/03/2013 - 08:03
Johannesburg - The Consumer Goods Council of SA represents 11 000 companies working with consumer goods in the retail, wholesale and manufacturing industries. 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
Smart TVs will dominate

Smart TVs will dominate

21/01/2013 - 08:44
Nearly 85 per cent of all flat-panel TVs produced in 2016 will be smart TVs, according to Gartner, Inc. Worldwide unit production of flat-panel smart TVs will grow from 69 million in 2012 to 198 million in 2016. Worldwide unit production of smart TVs in 2013 is expected to reach 108 million. read more
IGA Expands to South Africa With Unitrade Partnership

IGA Expands to South Africa With Unitrade Partnership

21/12/2012 - 08:44
The International Grocer Alliance plans to continue to advance its global presence by partnering with Johannesburg-based Unitrade Management Services to bring the IGA brand back to South Africa. IGA originally moved into South Africa in 2002, but there have been no IGA stores in the country since 2008. read more
SA, China relations mutually beneficial

SA, China relations mutually beneficial

26/10/2012 - 07:39
Johannesburg - Relations between South Africa and China are of mutual economic benefit, trade and industry director general Lionel October said on Thursday.  read more
Slight dent in building confidence

Slight dent in building confidence

11/09/2012 - 08:24
Johannesburg - Building confidence dipped slightly lower in the third quarter of the year, First National Bank and the Bureau for Economic Research said on Monday. read more
15 KZN liquor outlets closed

15 KZN liquor outlets closed

05/09/2012 - 10:25
An operation in KwaZulu-Natal has led to the closure of 15 liquor outlets in Pietermaritzburg and Howick, the department of trade and industry said on Monday. read more
Cipla reaches settlement with RBSA

Cipla reaches settlement with RBSA

25/06/2012 - 08:12
Pharmaceutical manufacturer Cipla Medpro South Africa Limited (CMP) disclosed on Friday that it has reached a settlement with Reckitt Benckiser (SA) (Proprietary) Limited (RBSA) in relation to a R332 million claim by the former. read more
Minister to rein in liquor industry ties

Minister to rein in liquor industry ties

20/06/2012 - 09:09
The Department of Social Development is finalising a set of instructions to all national and provincial government departments to regulate and restrict their interaction and relationships with the liquor industry, says a departmental spokeswoman. read more
Retailers scaling down their orders

Retailers scaling down their orders

18/06/2012 - 08:50
The bleak global economic outlook also steals the glint from local retailers' eyes. According to Nedbank economists Dennis Dykes and Johannes Khosa, the outlook will hurt consumer confidence and heighten concerns over job security, which will make consumers more cautious about spending.  read more
Ban on alcohol ads under discussion

Ban on alcohol ads under discussion

09/03/2012 - 08:06
Johannesburg - There are no definite plans to ban alcohol adverts but all options to curb alcohol abuse are being considered, Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry Elizabeth Thabethe said on Thursday.  read more
Chinese manufacturers scale up sustainability drives

Chinese manufacturers scale up sustainability drives

14/12/2011 - 10:27
State policy encouragement, together with the growing prestige of corporate sustainability, is pushing Chinese manufacturers to scale up their operational and supply chain sustainability programmes, new research reveals. read more
New packaging packs less at consumer's cost

New packaging packs less at consumer's cost

28/11/2011 - 07:45
Johannesburg - Your favourite brand of toothpaste, chocolate, chips, rice or tomato sauce may be costing you the same, but are you getting the same amount of product for your money? read more
Massmart promises fund to benefit locals

Massmart promises fund to benefit locals

04/11/2011 - 08:22
Johannesburg - Local manufacturers and smallholder farmers stand to benefit materially from Massmart's supply development fund, with the quality and competitiveness of their products expected to reach greater heights, the fund's CEO Mncane Mthunzi said on Thursday.  read more
Wage talks deadlock

Wage talks deadlock

22/06/2011 - 12:34
Wage negotiations in the chemical, wood and paper sectors have deadlocked, the Chemical, Energy, Paper, Printing, Wood and Allied Worker' Union (Ceppwawu) said on Tuesday. read more