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SodaStream SA calls for bottling companies to reveal water sources and plans in Cape Town

SodaStream SA calls for bottling companies to reveal water sources and plans in Cape Town

12/02/2018 - 14:58
SodaStream South Africa joins call to action urging Coca-Cola to develop a plan to ensure Cape Town residents have access to water. This follows a petition released last night by Avaaz, a global web movement that brings people-powered politics to decision-making everywhere. read more
Rooibos Limited guilty of abuse of dominance

Rooibos Limited guilty of abuse of dominance

20/06/2017 - 10:31
Rooibos Limited, which describes itself as the "preferred supplier" of rooibos tea, has been charged with abuse of dominance by the Competition Commission and faces an administrative penalty equal to 10% of its annual turnover. read more
Ceres Fruit Growers sustainability efforts bear fruit

Ceres Fruit Growers sustainability efforts bear fruit

27/02/2017 - 14:29
The sustainability efforts of one of the largest employers in the area, Ceres Fruit Growers, is bearing fruit saving the environment and the bottom line in the process. read more
Online home improvement retailer expands shipping infrastructure

Online home improvement retailer expands shipping infrastructure

24/06/2016 - 09:10
Without a store base to support any fulfillment, pure-play home improvement retailer Build.com lives and dies by efficient product shipping.  read more
MTN to hand over retail stores to Brightstar?

MTN to hand over retail stores to Brightstar?

02/04/2015 - 10:50
MTN Group is believed to have struck a deal with Brightstar Corp, a US based distributor of mobile phones and other devices, to outsource its retail outlets in South Africa. read more
Clover looks for new pastures and fast-growing economies in Africa

Clover looks for new pastures and fast-growing economies in Africa

27/03/2015 - 08:03
DAIRY group Clover Industries will wrap up talks with potential partners in the next few months as it seeks to expand into faster-growing economies in the rest of Africa. read more
Law firm rallies Tesco investors to join lawsuit

Law firm rallies Tesco investors to join lawsuit

26/03/2015 - 07:35
London - A US law firm is asking Tesco shareholders to join a group that wants to bring a lawsuit and seek billions of pounds in compensation for losses relating to the British retailer's overstatement of profit last year. read more
Clover races to meet demand for yoghurt

Clover races to meet demand for yoghurt

20/03/2015 - 08:04
CLOVER Industries, which started making yoghurts and custards this year, will spend R65m on installing another yoghurt production line because the one it bought from DairyBelle has run out of capacity two years earlier than expected. read more
World food price index up

World food price index up

05/10/2012 - 07:56
World food prices rose slightly last month‚ following some stability in the preceding two months‚ according to the latest United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) report.  read more
Tiger Brands buys 63% Dangote Flour

Tiger Brands buys 63% Dangote Flour

05/10/2012 - 07:46
Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote on Thursday sold 63 percent of Dangote Flour to South African consumer goods firm Tiger Brands in a deal worth $188 million, brokers said.  read more
PPI slows to 5.1% in August

PPI slows to 5.1% in August

28/09/2012 - 11:59
Johannesburg - SA's producer inflation, which represents domestic output, was slower at 5.1% year-on-year in August compared with 5.4% in July, Statistics SA data showed on Thursday.  read more
Tiger Brands acquires a 63.35% shareholding interest in Dangote Flour Mills in Nigeria

Tiger Brands acquires a 63.35% shareholding interest in Dangote Flour Mills in Nigeria

25/09/2012 - 08:54
Tiger Brands Limited (“Tiger Brands”) and Dangote Industries Limited (“Dangote”) are pleased to announce they have executed a share sale and purchase agreement which will result in Tiger Brands acquiring a 63.35% shareholding in Dangote Flour Mills Plc (“Dangote Flour Mills”) for approximately R1.5 billion from Dangote. The transaction is expected to be effected during the first week of October 2012. read more
Temporary painkiller relief for Adcock

Temporary painkiller relief for Adcock

27/10/2011 - 09:57
Medicines Control Council agrees to allow Adcock Ingram to market and distribute painkillers containing dextropropoxyphene (DPP) read more
Thousands of farmers could quit land — Absa

Thousands of farmers could quit land — Absa

27/10/2011 - 09:53
The number of commercial farmers in SA would decline sharply from the current 40000 to 15000 in the next 15 to 20 years due to unfriendly agriculture policies and curbs on land ownership unless the government rethought the strategic importance of the sector, Absa warned yesterday. read more
Watchdog investigates Olympus as chief quits

Watchdog investigates Olympus as chief quits

27/10/2011 - 09:24
Taiga Uranaka and Noriyuki Hirata Tokyo Olympus head Tsuyoshi Kikukawa resigned yesterday after a scandal over hefty advisory fees wiped out half of the 92-year-old firm’s market value, but his successor stuck with the company’s line that it had done nothing wrong. read more
Heineken Revenue Beats Estimates

Heineken Revenue Beats Estimates

26/10/2011 - 10:16
Heineken NV, the world’s third- biggest brewer by volume, reported revenue growth that beat estimates as sales in western Europe fell less than expected. read more
German consumer morale unexpectedly rises in November

German consumer morale unexpectedly rises in November

26/10/2011 - 09:21
German consumer morale unexpectedly rises going into November as a strong labour market bolstered income expectations despite a darkening economic outlook, the GfK market research group said on Tuesday. read more
Pick n Pay founder Raymond Ackerman receives lifetime achievement award

Pick n Pay founder Raymond Ackerman receives lifetime achievement award

26/10/2011 - 09:17
Pick n Pay founder Raymond Ackerman yesterday received the CNBC Africa All Africa Business Leaders Awards’ (AABLA) Lifetime Achievement award for having achieved phenomenal success as a businessman and for highlighting the importance of philanthropy in business. read more
East African Breweries delays sale

East African Breweries delays sale

25/10/2011 - 08:23
SABMiller official confirms delay saying the process was awaiting approval of some documents by parties including Tanzania’s capital markets regulator read more
Oceana predicts higher earnings

Oceana predicts higher earnings

25/10/2011 - 08:15
Johannesburg - Oceana Group [JSE:OCE] advised Monday that its headline earnings per share for the year ended September 2011 are expected to be between 3% and 8% higher than the comparative figure for the year ended September 2010. read more
Ross Poultry breeders off the hook

Ross Poultry breeders off the hook

25/10/2011 - 08:10
Johannesburg - The Competition Tribunal has dismissed a case against Ross Poultry Breeders. read more
Bumper wheat supplies soothe food prices

Bumper wheat supplies soothe food prices

24/10/2011 - 09:07
Global worries about food price inflation should be receding as wheat supplies are plentiful. Warehouse stocks are at their highest in years, producers have been reporting bumper crops and prices are falling sharply. read more
Walmart whirlwind hits SA

Walmart whirlwind hits SA

24/10/2011 - 08:17
Pretoria - Walmart’s success resides in the management of its supply chain. South Africa’s problem is that its manufacturing sector cannot grow quickly enough to react to changing market conditions.  read more
Global coffee production rises in 2010-11 coffee year: ICO

Global coffee production rises in 2010-11 coffee year: ICO

21/10/2011 - 09:26
International Coffee Organization (ICO) has revealed in its report that world coffee production in 2010-11 coffee year has increased by nearly 8% to 133.6 million bags of 60 kg each, compared to 124.2 million bags in 2009-10 coffee year (October-September).  read more
Tetra Pak designs new eco-friendly aseptic beverage carton

Tetra Pak designs new eco-friendly aseptic beverage carton

21/10/2011 - 09:21
Global food processing and packaging company Tetra Pak has introduced a new beverage carton, Tetra Brik Aseptic 1000 Edge. The new carton is designed to deliver consumer convenience, reduced cost and strong environmental performance. read more
Coca-Cola invests $16.7m for Cappy juice in Egypt

Coca-Cola invests $16.7m for Cappy juice in Egypt

21/10/2011 - 09:07
The Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Egypt has plans to launch its new 100% made in Egypt juice product, Cappy juice, this summer and has invested more than EGP100m ($16.7m) for production.  read more
SA household debt stress levels are declining

SA household debt stress levels are declining

21/10/2011 - 08:30
Official statistics of civil cases for debt for August, released by Stats SA this morning, show that while households continue to benefit from the accommodative interest rate environment, there are mixed signals for business sector balance sheet debt distress.  read more
Clicks boasts stronger earnings

Clicks boasts stronger earnings

21/10/2011 - 08:13
Johannesburg - Retail group Clicks Group [JSE:CLS] on Thursday reported a 18.1% rise in diluted headline earnings per share (Heps) to 249.7 cents for the year ended August 2011. Diluted earnings per share were up 19.4% to 248.0c. read more
Global label demand ‘to reach 51.6 billion sqm by 2015’

Global label demand ‘to reach 51.6 billion sqm by 2015’

20/10/2011 - 10:34
World demand for labels is expected to rise by over five percent per year to 51.6 billion square meters in 2015, valued at 110 billion dollars, according to a new study from Cleveland-based industry research firm, The Freedonia Group. ‘World Labels’ presents the following trends:  read more
Further success for Nampak's Infini bottle

Further success for Nampak's Infini bottle

20/10/2011 - 10:25
Infini, Nampak’s innovative new lightweighted design of the plastic milk bottle, has been listed as a finalist in the International Dairy Federation (IDF) Dairy Innovation Awards 2011. The judging panel for this year’s awards selected finalists and winners in 14 categories from over 100 entries from 25 different countries.  read more
Nestle Expects to Beat Sales Target in 2011

Nestle Expects to Beat Sales Target in 2011

20/10/2011 - 10:18
Nestle SA (NESN), the world’s biggest food company, raised its 2011 sales forecast after nine-month revenue rose at the fastest pace in three years, helped by higher prices for Nescafe soluble coffee and increased volume in Asia. read more
Global coalition launches African cocoa initiative

Global coalition launches African cocoa initiative

20/10/2011 - 10:10
The World Cocoa Foundation (WCF), US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH) have joined forces in a programme designed to boost sustainable cocoa production in West Africa.  read more
Kraft cooks up plan to boost cocoa sustainability

Kraft cooks up plan to boost cocoa sustainability

20/10/2011 - 10:07
Kraft Foods has unveiled a five-year programme designed to improve the sustainability of its cocoa supply chain. read more
Pick n Pay setback seen as the setup for a comeback

Pick n Pay setback seen as the setup for a comeback

20/10/2011 - 09:59
If the adage of admitting one's mistakes is the first step to improving, then embattled retailer Pick n Pay could well be on the road to recovery, despite being far behind the curve with a 40% decline in first-half profits.  read more
SABMiller SA lager volumes flat, up 3% globally

SABMiller SA lager volumes flat, up 3% globally

20/10/2011 - 09:54
SABMiller, one of the world's largest brewers with interests and distribution agreements across six continents, on Wednesday noted flat lager volumes in its native market South Africa in the first half of its 2012 financial year, impacted by weaker consumer demand. Overall however, the group said it sold 3% more beer in the first half.  read more
Retail sales surge but analysts warn slowdown in SA likely to persist

Retail sales surge but analysts warn slowdown in SA likely to persist

20/10/2011 - 09:34
Reserve Bank set to keep rates steady in spite of inflation edging closer to the top of its official 3%-6% target range read more
D-day for govt appeal on Massmart case

D-day for govt appeal on Massmart case

20/10/2011 - 09:25
Johannesburg - An appeal by the government for a review of the Massmart Holdings [JSE:MSM] Walmart merger is expected to be heard on Thursday.  read more
Tackling high food prices

Tackling high food prices

19/10/2011 - 11:01
Grain prices are near their lowest in a year and global stockpiles are on the rise - so meat, dairy and pasta prices are poised for a fall, right? read more
Groomed SP15 range rolls out with Rieke dispenser

Groomed SP15 range rolls out with Rieke dispenser

19/10/2011 - 11:01
Personal care specialist Potter & Moore has opted for Rieke’s Airless Dispenser for its new Groomed SP15 Moisturiser. read more
Coca-Cola Profit Gains 8.1% as Pricing Rises

Coca-Cola Profit Gains 8.1% as Pricing Rises

19/10/2011 - 10:53
Coca-Cola Co. (KO), the world’s largest soft-drink maker, posted an 8.1 percent increase in third- quarter profit after boosting global sales volumes and raising retail pricing in North America. read more
Sugar Shortages Extend Across Europe as Global Glut Expands: Commodities

Sugar Shortages Extend Across Europe as Global Glut Expands: Commodities

19/10/2011 - 10:49
At a time when the world is facing its biggest sugar glut in at least four years, trade barriers mean the European Union is contending with a second consecutive annual shortage. read more
Economists react to consumer inflation data

Economists react to consumer inflation data

19/10/2011 - 10:42
The increase in South Africa's consumer price index (CPI), which is used by the SA Reserve Bank (SARB) for its inflation target, was 5.7% year on year (y/y) in September, from 5.3% y/y in August, Statistics SA (Stats SA) said on Wednesday. read more
SABMiller in strategic alliance with Anadolu Efes

SABMiller in strategic alliance with Anadolu Efes

19/10/2011 - 10:36
International brewer SABMiller and Anadolu Efes on Wednesday unveiled plans to form a strategic alliance that would create an entity that would hold the number two market position, in value terms, in the Russian beer market. read more
SA-Brazil-India trade up despite recession

SA-Brazil-India trade up despite recession

19/10/2011 - 10:21
Trade relations between SA, India and Brazil have improved significantly despite the global economic recession, according to Minister of Trade and Industry, Rob Davies, at a business forum on Tuesday.  read more
Pick n Pay earnings fall short

Pick n Pay earnings fall short

19/10/2011 - 09:57
Johannesburg - Pick n Pay Stores [JSE:PIK], South Africa's second-biggest grocery retailer, reported a 40% decline in first-half profit on Wednesday, hit by the start-up costs for its newly launched shopper reward programme and investments in its distribution system. read more
Massmart eyes solid year as Q1 sales rise

Massmart eyes solid year as Q1 sales rise

18/10/2011 - 09:55
Johannesburg - Massmart Holdings [JSE:MSM] the local retailer majority owned by Walmart Stores, said on Monday first-quarter sales rose nearly 15% and forecast a solid year ahead.  read more
Minute Maid to unveil Pure Squeezed orange juice line

Minute Maid to unveil Pure Squeezed orange juice line

18/10/2011 - 09:49
Minute Maid, a fruit juice brand owned by Coca-Cola, will launch its new Minute Maid Pure Squeezed line that comes in four varieties including three 100% orange juices and a light orange juice beverage.  read more
Kimberly-Clark boosts sustainable fibre sourcing

Kimberly-Clark boosts sustainable fibre sourcing

18/10/2011 - 09:44
Kimberly-Clark Corporation has begun manufacturing tissue products that meet the sustainable sourcing requirements of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). read more
Sainsbury's tackles supply chain sustainability with £1bn plan

Sainsbury's tackles supply chain sustainability with £1bn plan

18/10/2011 - 09:36
UK supermarket chain Sainsbury's has announced plans to invest £1bn in a sustainability plan to reduce waste and carbon footprint in its own stores and in its supply chain in what it describes as one of the most ambitious programmes announced in the industry.  read more
Danone in Talks to Sell Water Assets to Suntory

Danone in Talks to Sell Water Assets to Suntory

18/10/2011 - 09:29
Danone, the owner of the Evian and Volvic bottled-water brands, is in talks to sell water assets to Japan’s Suntory Holdings Ltd., three people familiar with the matter said.  read more
China’s economic growth slows

China’s economic growth slows

18/10/2011 - 09:11
China's rapid economic growth eased in the latest quarter to a still-robust 9.1 percent amid government efforts to prevent overheating. read more
Africa's customers tough to reach

Africa's customers tough to reach

17/10/2011 - 09:31
Distribution is the biggest challenge for companies trying to do business in Africa, says global management consulting company Accenture. read more
Mactac launches ultra-removable adhesive range

Mactac launches ultra-removable adhesive range

17/10/2011 - 09:11
Mactac Printing Products has unveiled its new removable label products offering with the addition of MR840, an ultra-removable, acrylic emulsion adhesive that removes cleanly from most substrates. MR840 is said to be suitable for applications where easy removability is critical. MR840 is suitable for application temperatures above 25 deg F. read more
Spar downplays KZN strike

Spar downplays KZN strike

17/10/2011 - 08:35
A strike at The Spar Group’s warehouse in KwaZulu-Natal enters its fourth week tomorrow, and although deliveries to stores have not been significantly disrupted, the group has apparently incurred hefty costs to keep deliveries on track. read more
Philips to cut 4500 jobs

Philips to cut 4500 jobs

17/10/2011 - 08:29
Profit falls 85% on higher restructuring and raw material costs as company embarks on 800 million euro cost cutting scheme read more
Farmers ‘need more support’

Farmers ‘need more support’

17/10/2011 - 08:25
SA has the ability to balance the needs of both commercial and subsistence farmers without sacrificing food security objectives, Deputy Agriculture Minister Pieter Mulder said at the Agri SA congress on Friday. read more
Walmart impact on agriculture dissected

Walmart impact on agriculture dissected

17/10/2011 - 08:20
Johannesburg - South African farmers are yet to realise what the Walmart/Massmart Holdings [JSE:MSM] deal is doing to do to them, according to Agriculture Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson read more
Tribunal disallows tie-up by seed giants

Tribunal disallows tie-up by seed giants

17/10/2011 - 08:17
Johannesburg,- The Competition Tribunal has prohibited the merger between the US multinational Pioneer Hi-Bred International, and SA's Pannar Seed. read more
Japan Tobacco May Raise Dividend to Narrow Gap With Global Competitors

Japan Tobacco May Raise Dividend to Narrow Gap With Global Competitors

14/10/2011 - 08:08
Japan Tobacco Inc. (2914), the world’s third-biggest publicly traded cigarette maker, may raise its dividend payout target to trim gaps with rivals including Philip Morris International Inc. (PM) and British American Tobacco Plc. (BATS) read more
Woolworths heads to Nigeria

Woolworths heads to Nigeria

13/10/2011 - 10:14
Johannesburg - High-end South African supermarket chain Woolworths Holdings [JSE:WHL] is to open three stores in Nigeria in December, its first foray into Africa’s most populous nation as it counters a move into the poorest continent by the world’s biggest retailer, Walmart. read more
Fairtrade label increases recognition

Fairtrade label increases recognition

13/10/2011 - 10:06
Fairtrade is the most widely recognised ethical label in the world, according to new research by consultancy GlobeScan. read more
World prone to food borne disease: WHO

World prone to food borne disease: WHO

13/10/2011 - 09:49
The world has become more vulnerable to outbreaks of disease caused by contaminated food because of growing global trade, the World Health Organization (WHO) says. read more
Sony recalls 1,6-million risky TVs

Sony recalls 1,6-million risky TVs

13/10/2011 - 09:39
Sony yesterday recalled 1,6-million Bravia flat-panel TVs sold worldwide since 2007 because a faulty component may cause them to melt or catch fire, and said it had suspended more than 90000 accounts because of a new hacking attack. read more
Surge in factory output not seen as turnaround

Surge in factory output not seen as turnaround

13/10/2011 - 09:35
Manufacturing output surged unexpectedly in August after a sharp fall in July, but the rebound was not seen as a sign of a significant turnaround in the sector. read more
Adcorp rises on demand for skills

Adcorp rises on demand for skills

13/10/2011 - 09:19
Recruitment and research company Adcorp yesterday reported modest profit for the six months to August in spite of companies' reluctance to hire this year as the possibility of an economic slowdown rears its head.  read more
Cite consumer act, BlackBerry owners told

Cite consumer act, BlackBerry owners told

13/10/2011 - 09:02
Blackberry users should seek recourse from the National Consumer Commission after the failure of the data service in the past three days, commissioner Mamodupi Mohlala said yesterday. read more
Sarb suggests rate cut not ruled out

Sarb suggests rate cut not ruled out

13/10/2011 - 08:38
Johannesburg - The Reserve Bank struck a dovish note about the economy on Wednesday due to global weakness, suggesting there is still a chance of a rate cut despite a stronger-than-expected performance by the manufacturing sector in August. read more
Massmart creates level playing field for suppliers

Massmart creates level playing field for suppliers

12/10/2011 - 09:37
Wal-Mart backed Massmart on Tuesday signed an agreement with the South African Bureau of Standards that will ultimately boost the competitiveness of small, medium and micro enterprises in SA.  read more
Global uncertainty hits wool prices

Global uncertainty hits wool prices

12/10/2011 - 09:10
Wool prices took another dip at this week's sale as the turbulence in commodity markets and market uncertainty continued and the Cape Wools market indicator dropped 5.5% to close the day at R86.61/kg (clean). read more
'Manufacturing improvement not yet on the cards'

'Manufacturing improvement not yet on the cards'

12/10/2011 - 09:01
A number of factors will keep the local manufacturing sector under continued pressure going forward, Stewart Jennings, chairman of the Manufacturing Circle and PG Group CEO said in an interview with BusinessLIVE.  read more
Trade conditions under pressure

Trade conditions under pressure

12/10/2011 - 08:32
Johannesburg - Current trade conditions as reflected by the trade activity index (Tai) deteriorated to a seasonally adjusted 45 in September from 48 in August, indicating business perceives trade conditions to be under pressure. read more
Verimark earnings slip with pinch

Verimark earnings slip with pinch

12/10/2011 - 08:24
After two years of what analysts had called phenomenal growth, Verimark Holdings announced yesterday that it was undergoing a "consolidation phase" as profit before tax fell 23,4% in the six months to August.  read more
Sanral names Western Cape toll bidder

Sanral names Western Cape toll bidder

12/10/2011 - 08:20
Cape Town - The SA National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) has named its preferred bidder for the N1/N2 Winelands highway toll project, despite a legal challenge by Cape Town city over the project. read more
Pick n Pay commits to transforming its seafood operations

Pick n Pay commits to transforming its seafood operations

11/10/2011 - 09:58
Pick n Pay has announced that it will transform its seafood operations by 2015. read more
Winners announced at 2011 Label Industry Global Awards

Winners announced at 2011 Label Industry Global Awards

11/10/2011 - 09:54
Some of the label industry’s leading companies and individuals were recognized for their outstanding contribution to the sector as the winners of this year’s Label Industry Global Awards were unveiled. Held during Labelexpo Europe at the Event Lounge in Brussels before an audience of 550, the awards celebrate and honour those who promote best practice in the label industry.  read more
New standards and tools to galvanise carbon tracing

New standards and tools to galvanise carbon tracing

11/10/2011 - 09:36
The Carbon Trust has announced the launch of a new international standard for measuring and reporting on carbon footprints. Meanwhile, the non-profit organisation has also released a new tool to help businesses identify and combat 'carbon hotspots'. read more
US Retail Sales Likely Rose in September

US Retail Sales Likely Rose in September

11/10/2011 - 08:44
U.S. retail sales increased in September at the fastest pace in six months, providing a sign of optimism for some merchants heading into the holiday shopping season, economists said before a report this week. read more
Cape Town goes to court over toll road

Cape Town goes to court over toll road

11/10/2011 - 08:13
Cape Town - The City of Cape Town has applied to the Cape High Court to declare whether there is a dispute with the SA National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) over the introduction of a toll road. read more
Union presses Walmart to up supply fund

Union presses Walmart to up supply fund

11/10/2011 - 08:05
Johannesburg - Walmart and Massmart Holdings [JSE:MSM] should increase their planned fund to support South African suppliers to at least R500m from R100m, the country’s largest service industry union said on Monday.  read more
SA set to advance in food safety: Wal-Mart

SA set to advance in food safety: Wal-Mart

10/10/2011 - 09:20
SA has an important role to play in the global food system, and never before in history has the country been so well-positioned to advance in food safety, according to the Wal-Mart's Vice President of Food Safety. read more
Sappi share surge after news of job cuts

Sappi share surge after news of job cuts

10/10/2011 - 09:14
Sappi rose the most in 11 months in JSE trading after saying it would cut local jobs amid falling demand for its products. read more
Oracle looks to cloud for growth

Oracle looks to cloud for growth

10/10/2011 - 09:09
World’s second-largest software maker aims to curtail big acquisitions and growth from within, relying on hardware sales and cloud-computing.  read more
Woolworths recalls faulty plugs

Woolworths recalls faulty plugs

10/10/2011 - 08:55
EE Publishers said on Friday before Woolworths announced its recall company had demonstrated "contempt for the safety of customers" read more
Clothing deal bears fruit as firm adds workers

Clothing deal bears fruit as firm adds workers

10/10/2011 - 08:19
Cape Town clothing manufacturer to increase its workforce by 25% — the first significant employment growth in any metropolitan area in years read more
SA firm aims to up supplies to Walmart

SA firm aims to up supplies to Walmart

10/10/2011 - 08:12
Cape Town - US retail giant Walmart is warming up to small Cape Town manufacturer Econo-Heat as it is proving that growth in volumes help to reduce labour costs and to beat Chinese rivals. read more
Technology increasingly empowers users

Technology increasingly empowers users

10/10/2011 - 08:07
Cape Town - Your pot plant can chirp if it needs water, the couch declare your weight, online purchases become ever easier – and the online product offering keeps expanding.  read more
Massmart tones down argument

Massmart tones down argument

07/10/2011 - 15:12
Massmart CEO says his company does not disagree with the three government departments opposing its merger with Walmart read more
KWV ‘plays legal points’ against shareholder proposal

KWV ‘plays legal points’ against shareholder proposal

07/10/2011 - 08:55
A legal battle is brewing between wine and spirits group KWV and some of its minority shareholders, led by activist Chris Logan, following moves by the minority shareholders to present a resolution to shareholders at the company’s upcoming annual general meeting (AGM). read more
Local firms ‘can harness African gains’

Local firms ‘can harness African gains’

07/10/2011 - 08:45
Windows of opportunity are opening up for Africa, according to Standard Bank researcher Simon Freemantle. At a presentation in Johannesburg yesterday, he said South African companies, which had already invested $15 billion (R124.3bn) in the rest of the continent, stood to gain if their corporate strategies were aligned to the major trends. read more
Clover to rebrand

Clover to rebrand

07/10/2011 - 08:27
Clover putting out marketing message "Way Better" to replace the "All You Need" line used previously in advertising campaigns. read more
Report of buyout talks sends SABMiller up 10%

Report of buyout talks sends SABMiller up 10%

07/10/2011 - 08:20
SABMiller "unlikely" to be bought by AB InBev because of the potential cost of exiting joint ventures, and the price of a takeover according to London analyst. read more
Transnet eyes potential for supplying wagons

Transnet eyes potential for supplying wagons

07/10/2011 - 08:14
Transnet unit participating in a tender to supply as many as 740 wagons for Mauritania’s state rail authority.  read more
Pick n Pay shares tumble after earnings warning

Pick n Pay shares tumble after earnings warning

06/10/2011 - 10:40
Pick n Pay shares tumbled as much as 4% yesterday morning to R35,04, their lowest in more than two years, following an announcement after the market closed on Tuesday that earnings would drop as much as 50% due to spending on business renewal.  read more
Kraft Foods Is Said to Hire Heidrick in Search for Grocery Spinoff’s Chief

Kraft Foods Is Said to Hire Heidrick in Search for Grocery Spinoff’s Chief

06/10/2011 - 10:14
Kraft Foods Inc. (KFT), the foodmaker splitting into two companies at the end of next year, hired Heidrick & Struggles International Inc. (HSII) to find external candidates to lead its North American grocery spinoff, said two people with direct knowledge of the matter. read more
What happens to Apple after Jobs?

What happens to Apple after Jobs?

06/10/2011 - 09:42
Steve Jobs, Apple Inc's co-founder and former CEO who died Wednesday after a long battle with pancreatic cancer, created a series of seminal electronics products, reinvented several industries, and built Apple into a $350 billion juggernaut.  read more
Foschini buys luxury brand Fabiani

Foschini buys luxury brand Fabiani

06/10/2011 - 09:19
Johannesburg - Foschini [JSE:FOS] on Tuesday said it has bought luxury menswear brand Fabiani for an undisclosed amount, giving it entry into the high wealth customer segment that only a few of its brands currently tap into. read more
Retailer The Crazy Store plans African expansion

Retailer The Crazy Store plans African expansion

05/10/2011 - 10:58
Discount retailer The Crazy Store, plans to expand its footprint and cash-in on Africa's burgeoning middle class.  read more
Pearlfisher re-brands Wyld Wood cider PKBR

Pearlfisher re-brands Wyld Wood cider PKBR

05/10/2011 - 10:56
UK-based design agency Pearlfisher has created a new brand identity for Westons Cider’s Wyld Wood Premium Organic cider. read more
Cadbury to launch confectionery range in new packaging

Cadbury to launch confectionery range in new packaging

05/10/2011 - 10:53
UK-based brand and packaging design agency Slice Design has created a new look for Kraft Foods' Cadbury’s range of Christmas confectionery.  read more
SA counterfeit industry worth R362bn

SA counterfeit industry worth R362bn

05/10/2011 - 10:21
The South African counterfeit industry is estimated at approximately R362 billion and is viewed as one of the world's fastest growing industries, with seizures of fake goods up 46% annually according to a counterfeiting expert at attorneys Adams & Adams. read more