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Better growth by investing in local shopping centres

Better growth by investing in local shopping centres

21/10/2019 - 15:08
Millennials are driving massive evolution in retailing and, yes, we may be an emerging market, but it is a matter of time before these changes catch up with us.  read more
AB InBev revives its offering for Apac in Hong Kong

AB InBev revives its offering for Apac in Hong Kong

01/10/2019 - 11:39
Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) has revived its failed initial public offering (IPO) in Hong Kong by offering 1.26 billion shares of a minority stake of its Asia Pacific subsidiary, Budweiser Brewing Company Apac, and the world’s largest brewer is hoping to raise $5 billion (R74.4bn) on listing. read more
Insights into the global coconut market

Insights into the global coconut market

24/09/2019 - 13:54
In 2018, the global coconut market size increased by 3.5% to $35.6B. This figure reflects the total revenues of producers and importers (excluding logistics costs, retail marketing costs, and retailers' margins, which will be included in the final consumer price).  read more
4 reasons to be hopeful about South Africa’s economy

4 reasons to be hopeful about South Africa’s economy

12/09/2019 - 14:40
Markets responded positively to South Africa’s economic growth rebounding in the second quarter, up 3.1%, and 0.9% for the year to June 2019. read more
Lego's sales bounce back with the help of Marvel superheroes

Lego's sales bounce back with the help of Marvel superheroes

04/09/2019 - 09:11
Models of superheroes and villains from Marvel’s Avengers movies helped lift first-half sales at Lego, as the Danish toymaker continued its turnaround drive with investments in China, India, the internet and new stores. read more
Predatory imports are killing small chicken firms

Predatory imports are killing small chicken firms

29/07/2019 - 11:01
Local chicken producers and importers are arguing over the potential impact that import tariffs could have on South African consumers, jobs and rural development. read more
Pioneer Foods confident competition authorities won't reject R24.4bn PepsiCo deal

Pioneer Foods confident competition authorities won't reject R24.4bn PepsiCo deal

25/07/2019 - 15:00
Pioneer Foods CEO Tertius Carstens is confident that the company’s R24bn takeover by PepsiCo will be approved by competition authorities, as he believes the acquisition has no negative implications for local industries. 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
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
SA Agribusiness records $660m trade surplus in the first quarter

SA Agribusiness records $660m trade surplus in the first quarter

28/05/2019 - 09:22
Data from the Agricultural Business Chamber (Agbiz), which represents commercial farmers and agribusiness enterprises showed that the sector weathered the tough start to the year and recorded a trade surplus of $660 million (R9.53 billion) in the first quarter, up 11 percent from the same period last year.  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
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
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
Key insights into the global pyrethrum and peppermint market

Key insights into the global pyrethrum and peppermint market

06/05/2019 - 14:30
The global pyrethrum and peppermint market revenue amounted to $3.6B in 2017 (IndexBox estimates), growing by 4.9% against the previous year.  read more
Heineken records strong quarter after volume growth in all regions

Heineken records strong quarter after volume growth in all regions

25/04/2019 - 13:54
Heineken has recorded first-quarter net profit of €299 million, in part thanks to volume increases across all regions. read more
Brimstone confirms exit from Clover deal

Brimstone confirms exit from Clover deal

12/04/2019 - 10:01
Brimstone Investments confirmed that it will not be participating in a consortium seeking to acquire SA’s biggest dairy producer Clover, but had agreed on a plan to facilitate its exit.  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
Distell aims to go deeper into Africa

Distell aims to go deeper into Africa

14/03/2019 - 11:10
Distell, the liquor group controlled by investment behemoth Remgro, is looking at more expansion opportunities in Africa after recording high double-digit growth in Kenya, Mozambique and Zambia in the interim period ending December. read more
The retail apocalypse will claim 4,300 stores this year - Here's why mall giants aren't freaking out

The retail apocalypse will claim 4,300 stores this year - Here's why mall giants aren't freaking out

05/03/2019 - 14:19
More than 4,300 department stores are set to close this year as the retail apocalypse rips through Payless ShoeSource, Gymboree, JCPenney, Gap, Victoria's Secret, and Sears. But one Wall Street analyst says mall giants should easily weather these closures.  read more
British American Tobacco full-year sales and profit rise

British American Tobacco full-year sales and profit rise

01/03/2019 - 09:47
British American Tobacco (BAT), the second-biggest international tobacco company, reported higher full-year adjusted sales and profit, helped by cigarette market share gains and growth in vaping devices.  read more
Clover: Israeli link meeting resistance

Clover: Israeli link meeting resistance

15/02/2019 - 10:58
The market is nervously considering the implications of empowerment company Brimstone’s decision to review its role in the much-awaited takeover of local dairy giant Clover. read more
Western Cape has high hopes for marijuana market

Western Cape has high hopes for marijuana market

11/02/2019 - 10:32
The Western Cape believes the medical cannabis market has significant potential to boost the local economy and is moving fast to position itself as the country’s main hub for this new industry. read more
 Global smartphone sales see worst drop ever in 2018, survey shows

Global smartphone sales see worst drop ever in 2018, survey shows

04/02/2019 - 10:58
Global smartphone sales saw their worst contraction in 2018, and the outlook for 2019 is not much better, new surveys show.  read more
Toymaker Lego aims at rapid expansion in China

Toymaker Lego aims at rapid expansion in China

04/02/2019 - 10:48
Danish toymaker Lego plans to more than double the number of shops in China in 2019 to 140 in its most rapid expansion in any market as demand for its colourful plastic bricks remains unaffected by a broader slowdown in the economy.  read more
 Investors shave R15bn off Shoprite after dire report

Investors shave R15bn off Shoprite after dire report

31/01/2019 - 10:00
Investors shaved R15bn off the value of Shoprite after Africa’s biggest retailer by market capitalisation issued a dire trading warning. read more
Pepkor difficult to price in shadow of Steinhoff

Pepkor difficult to price in shadow of Steinhoff

29/01/2019 - 09:09
General goods retailer Pepkor, formerly known as Steinhoff Africa Retail, released solid numbers for the three months ended December despite challenging trading conditions.  read more
Tiger Brands set to bounce back in 2019

Tiger Brands set to bounce back in 2019

15/01/2019 - 11:47
Tiger Brands, which lost R1.4bn in revenue in financial 2018 due to listeriosis, looks set to bounce back from the deadly outbreak, with revenue and earnings to rise steadily in the next three years, according to brokerage firm Arqaam Capital. read more
Mergers & acquisitions: How to manage growth with the right brand architecture strategy

Mergers & acquisitions: How to manage growth with the right brand architecture strategy

14/01/2019 - 13:30
According to Reuters, there were over 50,000 merger & acquisition (M&A) deals announced in 2018. By May, R26.6-trillion had been spent on M&As, more than seven times SA’s annual GDP. read more
Unilever in pole position to swallow GDK's Indian Horlicks business

Unilever in pole position to swallow GDK's Indian Horlicks business

29/11/2018 - 08:42
Unilever has emerged as the leading bidder in a tight contest for GlaxoSmithKline’s Indian Horlicks nutrition business, three people familiar with the situation told Reuters. read more
Key insights into the global olive oil market

Key insights into the global olive oil market

14/11/2018 - 12:27
According to the report "World - Olive Oil (Virgin) - Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights", recently published by IndexBox, in 2017, global virgin olive oil imports totalled 1.4M tonnes, a -7.0% decrease against the previous year.  read more
Threat of US menthol cigarette ban knocks BAT down 11%

Threat of US menthol cigarette ban knocks BAT down 11%

12/11/2018 - 13:39
British American Tobacco’s (BAT) share price plunged 11% to R555, wiping R176bn off its market capitalisation, on a report the US government is considering banning menthol cigarettes. read more
Global orange consumption on the rise

Global orange consumption on the rise

31/10/2018 - 10:31
According to the report “World - Oranges - Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights”, recently published by IndexBox, the global orange consumption reached 75M tonnes in 2017, going up by 2% against the previous year.  read more
Pernod Ricard sales up 10% on demand from China and India

Pernod Ricard sales up 10% on demand from China and India

18/10/2018 - 14:09
Spirits group Pernod Ricard posted a stronger-than-expected 10.4% rise in first-quarter underlying sales, helped by higher demand in China and India, and despite slower growth in its main market in the US. read more
SA in longest downward business cycle since 1945 - report

SA in longest downward business cycle since 1945 - report

09/10/2018 - 09:03
South Africa is in the longest downward business cycle since 1945, according to a report by the Centre for Risk Analysis (CRA) at the Institute of Race Relations (IRR). read more
Key insights into the global walnut market

Key insights into the global walnut market

05/10/2018 - 14:17
According to the report "World - Walnuts - Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights", recently published by IndexBox, in 2017, the volume of the global shelled walnut consumption stood at approx. 2.2M tonnes.  read more
Customer experience driving CRM’s evolution

Customer experience driving CRM’s evolution

04/10/2018 - 08:30
The urgent need for businesses to attract and retain customers in today’s fiercely competitive market has revolutionised customer interaction and Customer Relationship Management (CRM). This is now a technology-driven business discipline underpinned by the advent of big data analytics, AI and the cloud. read more
Insights into the global soybean market

Insights into the global soybean market

03/10/2018 - 14:18
According to the report "World - Soya Beans - Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights", recently published by IndexBox, the global soybean production stood at 352M tonnes in 2017, increasing by 5% against the previous year figure. read more
Insights into the global oats market

Insights into the global oats market

18/09/2018 - 15:06
According to the report "World: Oats - Market Report. Analysis And Forecast To 2025", recently published by IndexBox, the production of oats reached 23M tonnes in 2017, fluctuating mildly over the period under review.  read more
Key insights into the global sesame seed market

Key insights into the global sesame seed market

11/09/2018 - 13:36
According to the report "World: Sesame Oil - Market Report. Analysis And Forecast To 2025", recently published by IndexBox, the global sesame oil market reached 1,917K tonnes in 2016, expanding robustly over the last four years. In wholesale prices, the market totalled $7.5B, also undergoing a prominent expansion.  read more
TFG bucks trend of entry into Australia

TFG bucks trend of entry into Australia

31/08/2018 - 08:21
TFG — the owner of Foschini, Totalsports and Markhams — expects a strong performance from its Australian business in the first half of its current financial year, outgoing CEO Doug Murray said. read more
SA retailers buck global trends: Vend reveals the best retail businesses to be in

SA retailers buck global trends: Vend reveals the best retail businesses to be in

23/08/2018 - 10:30
Over the past year, South Africa's independent retailers enjoyed sales volumes 25% higher than the global average, according to data from retail management software leader Vend.  read more
Local entrepreneur wins Pick n Pay’s 2018 Small Supplier of the Year award with business growth

Local entrepreneur wins Pick n Pay’s 2018 Small Supplier of the Year award with business growth

23/08/2018 - 09:34
Local entrepreneur Portia Mngomezulu, founder of Portia M Skin Solutions, was awarded Pick n Pay’s 2018 Small Supplier of the Year award for her business’ exceptional growth performance and job creation. The annual award recognises and rewards the company’s top performing small supplier in the country across various categories.  read more
Shoprite faced more robberies over the past year - CEO

Shoprite faced more robberies over the past year - CEO

23/08/2018 - 09:01
Shoprite Holdings was hit by an increase in armed robberies over the past financial year, according to CEO Pieter Engelbrecht. read more
Mondi to cash in on eco-friendly alternatives

Mondi to cash in on eco-friendly alternatives

14/08/2018 - 14:08
Over the past decade, Mondi’s strategic focus has been on building capacity, driving efficiency and making well-executed acquisitions. The strategy is paying off for the €7.5bn annual revenue paper packaging group.  read more
Insights into the global poppy seed market

Insights into the global poppy seed market

13/08/2018 - 11:49
The global consumption of poppy seed increased over the previous year. read more
Research reveals SA has more than 23 million square metres of retail space

Research reveals SA has more than 23 million square metres of retail space

31/07/2018 - 11:19
According to a recent study conducted by MSCI on behalf of the South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC), the current size of the South African retail market is estimated at around 23.4 million square metres (sqm) of gross lettable area (GLA) across 1959 individual shopping centres (as of July 2017). read more
Insights into the global nutmeg, mace and cardamom market

Insights into the global nutmeg, mace and cardamom market

26/07/2018 - 11:24
According to the report "World: Nutmeg, Mace And Cardamoms - Market Report. Analysis And Forecast To 2025", recently published by IndexBox, in 2016 the nutmeg, mace and cardamom market peaked at 113K tonnes.  read more
Lemons add a silver lining to SA citrus season

Lemons add a silver lining to SA citrus season

26/07/2018 - 09:36
Lemons are the only silver lining to a season in which other citrus products from South Africa have had a hard time of it in a full European summer market, says Snyman Kritzinger, managing director of Grown4U in Kirkwood, Sundays River Valley.  read more
Colombia targets deforestation-free cocoa production by 2020

Colombia targets deforestation-free cocoa production by 2020

19/07/2018 - 09:23
The government of Colombia – along with cocoa companies Casa Luker and Compañía Nacional de Chocolates – has pledged to eliminate deforestation from the country’s cocoa supply chain by 2020. read more
Meat and poultry consumption on the rise in Africa

Meat and poultry consumption on the rise in Africa

17/07/2018 - 14:54
The meat and poultry market in West Africa grew to 6.5M tonnes in 2016. In value terms, it stood at $16.1B, which was at the level of the previous year. Market size upturned from 2007 to 2014, with mild fluctuations, followed by an abrupt decline in 2015 and stabilisation in 2016. read more
Unlocking export markets for SA’s vegetable industry

Unlocking export markets for SA’s vegetable industry

12/07/2018 - 07:59
Global opportunities are opening up for South African vegetable producers and exporters with the emergence of new markets in some Asian and African countries. This is due to an increase in middle-income earners, says Ezra Steenkamp, deputy director of international trade research at the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. read more
Global almond consumption on the rise

Global almond consumption on the rise

04/07/2018 - 13:09
According to the report "World: Almonds - Market Report. Analysis And Forecast To 2025", recently published by IndexBox, from 2007 to 2016, the value of the global almond market showed a stable dynamic trend.  read more
Tesco and Carrefour announce joint purchasing tie-up

Tesco and Carrefour announce joint purchasing tie-up

03/07/2018 - 09:20
Tesco and Carrefour have announced plans to enter into a “long-term, strategic alliance”, with the aim of getting better deals from multinational suppliers, cutting costs, and combating increased competition in their domestic markets. 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
UK fashion sector could lose £350m over coming year

UK fashion sector could lose £350m over coming year

28/06/2018 - 10:37
The UK fashion market could fall in value by £350 million in the next 12 months, according to new data. read more
Key insights into the global apple market

Key insights into the global apple market

27/06/2018 - 10:23
According to the report "World: Apple - Market Report. Analysis And Forecast To 2025", recently published by IndexBox, the apple market grew to 89.3M tonnes in 2016, which was by 2.5M tonnes (or 3%) more than the year before. read more
Long4Life acquires leading footwear and clothing brand, Rage

Long4Life acquires leading footwear and clothing brand, Rage

26/06/2018 - 15:03
Investment company Long4Life is delighted to announce its acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Rage Distribution Proprietary Limited (Rage). read more
Township retail and shopping centre market growing at a rapid pace

Township retail and shopping centre market growing at a rapid pace

20/06/2018 - 10:40
Despite a challenging economy and disruptions, townships have become hubs for big development in retail and brands. read more
Macadamias take centre stage in ingredient sector innovation globally

Macadamias take centre stage in ingredient sector innovation globally

13/06/2018 - 10:15
At this year’s annual International Nut Council (INC) conference discussion around expanding the growth of macadamia supply into the global market was more prominent than ever before.  read more
FALKE to expand global footprint with brand presence in Australia

FALKE to expand global footprint with brand presence in Australia

12/06/2018 - 13:57
Legwear specialists FALKE South Africa will this month be expanding its global footprint when they establish a retail presence in Australia.  read more
Global strawberry consumption continues to increase

Global strawberry consumption continues to increase

11/06/2018 - 17:50
In 2016, the global strawberry market amounted to 9.2 million tons, which was 5% higher than the previous year level.  read more
Insights into the global sesame seeds market

Insights into the global sesame seeds market

07/06/2018 - 16:50
Sesame seed consumption is continuing to increase. read more
SA wine farmers feel the pressure

SA wine farmers feel the pressure

07/06/2018 - 11:40
More than a third of wine-grape producers make a loss and the industry has about 25% fewer producers than a decade ago, according to Vinpro.  read more
Trade wars: winners and losers -  Where does South Africa fit in?

Trade wars: winners and losers - Where does South Africa fit in?

30/05/2018 - 11:19
Amid an increasingly unstable geopolitical landscape, the looming possibility of a global trade war carries the risk of severe negative macroeconomic consequences, in that both the US and Chinese economies could begin to decelerate, triggering a worldwide recession. On the flip side of this, however, the rise in trade tensions brings about a sense of investment opportunity with regard to the global food and agricultural value chain. read more
Coca-Cola keeps a lid on the recipe for its first alcoholic drink

Coca-Cola keeps a lid on the recipe for its first alcoholic drink

28/05/2018 - 09:39
Coca-Cola launched its first ever alcoholic drink in Japan — a fizzy, lemon-flavoured concoction laced with spirits that seek to capitalise on the growing popularity of "chuhai" alcopops enjoyed especially by young women.  read more
Global coconut oil consumption on downward trend

Global coconut oil consumption on downward trend

22/05/2018 - 14:59
From 2007 to 2016, the value of the global coconut oil market showed an unstable dynamic trend. However, in 2016, the value of the global coconut oil market expanded to 4.6 billion USD. This can be explained by the rise in the price of coconut oil due to the current trend of reducing its supplies on the market. read more
Amazon Go expanding to two new markets

Amazon Go expanding to two new markets

18/05/2018 - 10:38
Amazon is expanding its cashierless store format outside of its Seattle home base. read more
Major UK supermarkets and food brands back new marketing fund for vegetables

Major UK supermarkets and food brands back new marketing fund for vegetables

09/05/2018 - 13:51
Backed by major food brands and supermarkets including Birds Eye and Tesco, a new fund has been launched with the aim of boosting vegetable consumption in the UK. read more
Rooibos tea now a popular staple on Starbucks’ UK menus

Rooibos tea now a popular staple on Starbucks’ UK menus

09/05/2018 - 10:42
The South Africa Rooibos Council expressed delight that homegrown Rooibos is now part of the international coffee shop chain Starbucks’ spring menu. read more
Wholesale turnover growth outpaces retail at Dis-Chem

Wholesale turnover growth outpaces retail at Dis-Chem

04/05/2018 - 14:06
‘The resilient markets in which the group operates will offer protection against the weak environment.' read more
Higher maize crop expected

Higher maize crop expected

26/04/2018 - 10:22
The area planted estimate and third production forecast of summer crops for the 2018 production season was recently released by the National Crop Estimates Committee. read more
Consumer group Libstar mulls JSE listing

Consumer group Libstar mulls JSE listing

09/04/2018 - 10:32
Before the listing the company plans to conclude a black economic empowerment deal that will establish an employee share trust. read more
Growth predicted for South African avocado industry

Growth predicted for South African avocado industry

20/03/2018 - 08:58
The South African avocado industry is looking forward to a good year, as steadily increasing demand from both the local and international markets seems to hold. read more
Chicken sales continue to rise as world demand grows

Chicken sales continue to rise as world demand grows

19/03/2018 - 14:02
Demand for chicken meat is showing no signs of declining, as poultry overtakes red meat consumption in markets around the world – including the United States and South Africa. read more
SA's instant coffee market sees bitter war for market share

SA's instant coffee market sees bitter war for market share

13/03/2018 - 09:58
Nescafé, Ricoffy and Frisco are at war – which means cheaper prices for instant coffee drinkers. read more
Maize harvest forecast to drop 27% in 2018

Maize harvest forecast to drop 27% in 2018

28/02/2018 - 13:32
Farmers are likely to harvest a smaller maize crop in 2018, thanks to lower grain prices that came as a result of a bumper harvest in 2017. read more
Why analysts expect a rate cut in March

Why analysts expect a rate cut in March

27/02/2018 - 08:55
Economists are in agreement that an interest rate cut is almost a certainty, citing lower inflation, a stronger currency, and greater political certainty.  read more
Cherries show export potential for the Western Cape

Cherries show export potential for the Western Cape

15/02/2018 - 09:19
Once a very small-volumed crop in the Western Cape, cherries have more than quadrupled their export market share over the last four years and continue to show excellent potential as an alternative crop. read more
SA's bulk exports rise almost 90% to record in January

SA's bulk exports rise almost 90% to record in January

13/02/2018 - 08:37
SA’s bulk export volumes shot up 88.8% year on year in January 2018 to a record 25.4-million tonnes, data from the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) showed. read more
Mall for Africa expands to 11 new markets

Mall for Africa expands to 11 new markets

07/02/2018 - 14:15
Mall for Africa, an e-commerce and m-commerce platform present in Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, and Rwanda, has expanded to 11 new countries in Africa in response to rising demand for its patented service. read more
Possible exportable surpluses for SA maize

Possible exportable surpluses for SA maize

25/01/2018 - 09:45
The record 2017/18 marketing season is something of the past and the focus is now on the season ahead. Initially, before the optimal planting window for summer crops commenced in most parts of the country, widespread rain occurred, and it seemed as if it would again be a top season. However, the season took a different turn and the rain remained elusive for long periods, which delayed the planting process.  read more
Drought challenges fruit industry

Drought challenges fruit industry

22/01/2018 - 11:12
Western Cape fruit farmers and rural communities are under tremendous socio-economic pressure due to the crippling drought, according to the deciduous fruit industry organisation, Hortgro.  read more
Pick n Pay helps boost township businesses

Pick n Pay helps boost township businesses

16/01/2018 - 13:07
The launch of the two modernised spazas in Gugulethu and Nyanga marks phase 2 of the Pick n Pay's spaza innovative modernisation programme which seeks to revitalise township economy. read more
Adidas sales soar in key markets

Adidas sales soar in key markets

10/11/2017 - 13:47
Sportswear giant Adidas has seen group revenues across all but one of its markets grow over the last quarter. read more
Clothing & footwear to drive UK E-retail spend to £68.8 billion by 2022

Clothing & footwear to drive UK E-retail spend to £68.8 billion by 2022

18/09/2017 - 10:59
The UK E-retail market is forecast to rise 35% over the next five years reaching £68.8 billion by 2022, according to GlobalData, a recognised leader in providing business information and analytics. read more
Beauty remains the best performing direct selling sector

Beauty remains the best performing direct selling sector

07/09/2017 - 10:23
The internet has changed the way women think about beauty and cosmetics but not, it seems, the value of personal face-to-face advice. read more
Italy becomes world's leading salami exporter

Italy becomes world's leading salami exporter

15/06/2017 - 10:04
Italy has become the leading global exporter of salami, surpassing Germany, according to a report by ISMEA - the Italian institute for agricultural and food market services. read more
Rand threatened by looming Fed rate hike

Rand threatened by looming Fed rate hike

15/03/2017 - 09:09
Cape Town - The chief cause of the rand’s depreciation over the past week was anxiety over the upcoming Fed rate hike, said Overberg Asset Management (OAM) in its weekly overview of the SA economic landscape. read more
JSE cheers collapsed Shoprite, Steinhoff merger

JSE cheers collapsed Shoprite, Steinhoff merger

20/02/2017 - 14:55
Johannesburg - News that the proposed merger between Steinhoff and Shoprite has collapsed gave the JSE a massive boost on Monday. read more
World stocks lose momentum after record-breaking week

World stocks lose momentum after record-breaking week

17/02/2017 - 14:45
Global stocks retreat from record highs as earnings buoy European equities and investors await substantive policy updates from Trump read more
Christmas cheer lifts JSE retailers

Christmas cheer lifts JSE retailers

09/12/2016 - 11:14
The JSE’s general retailers gained 4% on Thursday as punters bet on strong Christmas sales. But mixed signals from Asian markets on Friday morning made it unclear its the bourse could end the week on a high note. read more
Rand rallies to three-week highs ahead of NPA briefing

Rand rallies to three-week highs ahead of NPA briefing

31/10/2016 - 11:04
The rand strengthened to its best level against the dollar in three weeks on Monday morning as speculation mounted that fraud charges against Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan could be withdrawn. read more
Avocados to US, nuts to China to boost SA’s exports

Avocados to US, nuts to China to boost SA’s exports

12/10/2016 - 15:42
US consumers may soon see South African avocados on their supermarket shelves as growers from the country look for new markets to sustain export growth momentum that’s set to taper in its home continent. read more
Rand back under R14 to the dollar – for now

Rand back under R14 to the dollar – for now

07/09/2016 - 08:45
The rand has strengthened to under R14 to the dollar on the back of surprisingly positive GDP data for the second quarter – but economists warn that this isn’t necessarily a turning point in South Africa’s current decline to junk status. read more
Rampant rand hits 10-month high against the dollar

Rampant rand hits 10-month high against the dollar

10/08/2016 - 11:36
THE rand remained at its multi-month highs against the dollar on Wednesday morning after gaining a further 30c against the greenback in the past two days. read more
JSE likely to follow Wall Street up on Monday

JSE likely to follow Wall Street up on Monday

08/08/2016 - 08:56
STOCK exchanges trading ahead of the JSE on Monday took their cue from Wall Street where the S&P 500 gained 0.86% to a fresh record 2,183 points on Friday. read more
Shoprite triggers run in retail stocks

Shoprite triggers run in retail stocks

20/07/2016 - 14:41
Johannesburg - Shoprite surprised the market with remarkably strong sales figures on Wednesday, triggering a run in retail share prices in morning trade with some of the biggest retail groups trading at new 52-week highs. read more
Rand at strongest level against pound in over a year

Rand at strongest level against pound in over a year

19/07/2016 - 09:07
Cape Town – The rand was trading at its highest level in over a year against the pound on Tuesday, as Turkey’s failed coup saw global markets bounce back from their risk-induced levels. read more
World stocks rebound, but traders cautious

World stocks rebound, but traders cautious

07/07/2016 - 13:19
London - Signals from the Federal Reserve that US rates will stay on hold boosted stocks and offered the British pound some much-needed respite Thursday following several days of Brexit-related losses.  read more
Active acquisition and the status conscious Ads24 Mass Market reader

Active acquisition and the status conscious Ads24 Mass Market reader

04/07/2016 - 10:08
The Mass Market is highly aspirational despite economic challenges. There is a great drive to keep improving living standards. The mobility and potential that exists in this market is rapid and vast. Ads24 Mass Market Titles include Daily Sun, Soccer Laduma, Son and Illanga and can be found in the heart of communities. Readers look to these newspapers and their digital properties for new, information, inspiration and advice. The Ads24 Mass Market Bundle has an unduplicated reach of 9.5 million. read more