| ||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.
| ||08/08/2013 - 09:03|
Cape Town - Pick n Pay hopes to trim jobs across the country as it implements a turnaround strategy, BDLive reported on Wednesday. read more
| ||30/07/2013 - 08:01|
Frankfurt - Siemens chief executive Peter Loescher plans a probably doomed fight for his job at Wednesday's supervisory board meeting, a German newspaper said, after the German industrial group said at the weekend it would sack him. read more
| ||26/07/2013 - 11:33|
The Kenya Sugar Board has developed a five-year strategic plan that advices the industry to rethink its direction as it approaches the liberalisation of the sugar trade regime expected next year. read more
| ||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
| ||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
| ||28/05/2013 - 09:57|
Distribution of Namibian music has been a true reflection of the current state of the industry as a whole, and can only be described as disorganised due to the lack of proper distribution channels, with artists being left to do it on their own. read more
| ||22/05/2013 - 10:19|
Minneapolis – Best Buy reported a net loss of almost 10% for first quarter fiscal 2014, seeing its revenue drop from roughly $10.34 billion the prior year to $9.38 billion. Increased price competition and the closure of 49 large-format stores contributed to the electronics retailer’s decline in revenue. A shift in the Super Bowl, which typically drives TV sales, to the prior quarter and reduced non-core sales also impacted revenue. read more
| ||15/05/2013 - 10:01|
Pick n Pay has formally joined forces with BP Southern Africa to roll out Pick n Pay Express stores at BP service stations in the country’s major metropolitan areas. read more
| ||12/04/2013 - 10:05|
Matthews, N.C. -- Family Dollar Stores reported Wednesday that net income for the quarter ended March 2 edged up to $140.1 million, compared with $136.4 million in the year-ago period. read more
| ||02/04/2013 - 09:56|
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT), the world’s largest retailer, is trying out new delivery methods and adding to its mobile technology to improve Web-based shopping and step up its challenge to Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) read more
| ||22/03/2013 - 08:26|
Dairy producer Clover is investigating the possibility of moving its cheese facility closer to milk sources at the coast. This would save on transport and distribution costs, the firm said this week. read more
| ||13/03/2013 - 07:54|
New York - Hostess is moving ahead with plans to sell its Twinkies and other snack cakes to two investment firms after no other competitive offers were made. read more
| ||28/02/2013 - 14:52|
The Red Meat Industry Forum (RMIF), which represents the entire red meat industry chain, from primary producer through the abattoir to the meat trader and eventually the consumer, has noted with extreme concern the condemning statements made on the research findings by Prof Louw Hoffman and his colleagues on the inclusion of various unlabeled ingredients used in meat products sampled from retail butcher stores and butcheries. read more
| ||14/02/2013 - 10:13|
More than 10 trucks carrying Zambian sugar destined for exports to Kenyan customers are marooned at the Tanzania-Kenya border after being denied entry by the Kenyan authorities. read more
| ||14/02/2013 - 08:53|
Cape Town - South African meat consumers have nothing to fear from a horsemeat scandal currently rocking Europe.
| ||23/01/2013 - 08:46|
Bentonville, Arkansas - Wal-Mart Stores has alerted its global suppliers that it will immediately drop them if they subcontract their work to factories that haven't been authorised by the discounter. read more
| ||20/12/2012 - 11:33|
The Government has through the Food Reserve Agency (FRA) has embarked on a special exercise called Operation Flood the Market under which it will offload 112,860 tonnes of maize to millers across the country.
| ||19/12/2012 - 09:03|
East African Breweries Limited (EABL) will invest Sh4.3 billion in expanding capacity at its Ruaraka-based plant as it seeks to increase efficiency.
| ||30/11/2012 - 09:11|
SABMiller Plc (SAB) raised 1 billion euros ($1.3 billion) from its first sale of bonds in the currency in three years as companies from G4S Plc (GFS) to TeliaSonera (TLSN) AB tapped into Europe’s credit-market rally. read more
| ||27/11/2012 - 08:44|
Johannesburg - South African consumers are "spoilt for choice" and need to be convinced to buy local products, Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe said on Monday.
| ||27/11/2012 - 07:43|
Johannesburg - Chris Aucamp has resigned as Chief Financial Officer and executive director of Cipla Medpro with immediate effect‚ the company said Monday. read more
| ||20/11/2012 - 08:19|
Hot on the heels of a sturdy operating profit announcement earlier this month, the Oceana Group, the biggest seller of canned fish in South Africa, reported that it had “zero” strikes in the past year, which was testimony to its good industrial relations. read more
| ||16/11/2012 - 08:13|
Cape Town - Wine farmers may have to label their products to indicate they were produced under fair labour conditions, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies has said, Beeld reported on Thursday.
| ||15/11/2012 - 10:42|
Windhoek – American-based Walmart has dispatched a team from its British subsidiary, ASDA Walmart, to look at the quality of Namibia’s agricultural products. read more
| ||09/11/2012 - 08:34|
Sunripe, a closely held East African grower that supplies U.K. supermarkets such as Waitrose Ltd., Asda Stores Ltd. and Tesco Plc (TSCO) with avocados and mangoes, is looking for investors to expand its business and help it keep up with increasing demand. read more
| ||07/11/2012 - 08:38|
TORONTO — Walmart Canada revealed its newest addition to its freight division, a “supercube” tractor-trailer that will carry 40 percent more cargo. read more
| ||31/10/2012 - 09:15|
HiFi Corp, a provider of electronic, audio and visual products, has launched its new e-commerce store, taking its range of services online. read more
| ||24/10/2012 - 09:26|
By sourcing raw materials directly from farmers in Africa, beer producer SABMiller is cutting costs while also winning the support of local communities. read more
| ||12/10/2012 - 08:58|
Cape Town - South Africa on Thursday said it wants to avoid a tit-for-tat alcohol import war with Britain over increased bulk wine sales that have cost jobs in the local bottling industry. read more
| ||12/10/2012 - 08:53|
Johannesburg - A three-year wage deal was set to be signed on Friday morning to end the countrywide truck driver strike, the Road Freight Employers Association said. read more
| ||10/10/2012 - 10:34|
The Eastern Cape roads and public works department spent more than R1 billion repairing roads damaged by floods, according to a report. read more
| ||10/10/2012 - 09:24|
Johannesburg - Negotiations to end a two-week labour dispute between most truckers and employers ended without an agreement on Tuesday.
| ||07/09/2012 - 09:06|
The transformation of Makro’s Midrand distribution centre into a modern facility with an additional 11 000m² of warehousing space has been completed by Investec Property.
| ||03/09/2012 - 10:30|
Wednesday’s hefty 93c/litre petrol price hike is likely to hit consumers hard – and not just at the fuel pumps. The Minerals and Energy Department announced the biggest fuel price hike this year on Friday, prompting AA spokesman Gary Ronald to warn the hike would affect “absolutely everything”. read more
| ||28/08/2012 - 09:00|
Johannesburg - Steinhoff International [JSE:SHF] advised on Monday that both the earnings per share from continuing operations and headline earnings per share from continuing operations for the year ended June 2012‚ will be between 30% and 35% higher than those reported in the comparable period ended June 2011.
| ||28/08/2012 - 07:47|
Geneva - Mexico has launched its first dispute against Argentina at the World Trade Organization (WTO), following similar complaints against Argentina by the European Union, United States and Japan, the WTO said on Monday. read more
| ||27/08/2012 - 10:35|
After its first full year as a subsidiary of the US retail giant, Massmart's food business is looking much stronger.
| ||15/08/2012 - 09:19|
Johannesburg - Transnet's locomotive acquisition spree and Eskom's build programme present two of the best opportunities to increase local procurement, the department of public enterprises said on Tuesday. read more
| ||14/08/2012 - 07:50|
Johannesburg – The 2012-13 wool season will open this Wednesday‚ when about 13‚000 bales will be on offer at auction in Port Elizabeth.
| ||13/08/2012 - 07:54|
Cape Town - The 3 500 tonne shipment of beef from Botswana expected to hit the South African meat market will be a boon to consumers but may not have SA beef producers jumping for joy. read more
| ||06/08/2012 - 08:52|
Retailer Verimark Holdings (VMK) cautioned on Friday that it is anticipating said on a loss before taxation of between R4.5 million and R5.5 million for the six months ended 31 August 2012 compared to the profit before taxation of R13.1 million reported on in the previous corresponding period.
| ||17/07/2012 - 09:15|
Imperial Logistics, a subsidiary of JSE-listed Imperial Holdings , says SA needs to take the lead in fixing Africa’s borders or businesses will struggle to transport goods between countries to the point where intra-African trade becomes impossible.
| ||13/07/2012 - 08:10|
Cape Town - A R1.2m international grant fund on rooibos export competitiveness secured by the South African Rooibos Council is aimed to drive exports of the indigenous herbal tea. read more
| ||11/07/2012 - 07:50|
Cape Town - Transnet's results for the financial year to March 2012 - released on Tuesday - show strong growth in rail volumes and revenue.
| ||04/07/2012 - 08:37|
Transnet will go to the international debt market before the end of March to raise capital for its R300bn capital expenditure programme, Transnet CEO Brian Molefe said on Thursday.
| ||02/07/2012 - 07:56|
The retail price of the 93 grade of petrol will decrease by 89c per litre (c/l) on Wednesday July 4‚ the department of energy announced on Friday.
| ||25/06/2012 - 08:13|
Geneva - Brazil has taken the first legal step at the World Trade Organisation to challenge South Africa's use of anti-dumping measures on shipments of Brazilian poultry meat, the global trade body said in a statement on Friday. read more
| ||22/06/2012 - 08:16|
The volume of merchandise exports contracted by 0,4% in the first quarter of 2012, largely due to relatively weaker global demand and domestic supply constraints, the SA Reserve Bank’s Quarterly Bulletin (QB) showed on Thursday. read more
| ||14/06/2012 - 09:36|
In the face of serious bungling by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries that could cost SA its hake exports to the lucrative European market, an official has effectively told producers to go and find new markets. read more
| ||12/06/2012 - 08:27|
The R100m fund proposed by the Competition Tribunal to mitigate the harmful effects of Walmart’s entry into the South African market is inadequate and should be increased to up to R2bn, says Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz. read more
| ||08/06/2012 - 08:29|
Logistics firm Cargo Carriers said yesterday it had bought 55% of BHL, a Zambian-registered transporter of commodities including copper concentrates, lime and sulphuric acid. read more
| ||07/06/2012 - 10:11|
Against a backdrop of sobering global economic factors, which include the ongoing European debt crisis and slowdown in China’s economy, the local manufacturing sector in South Africa appears to be maintaining a positive outlook which has spin-offs for the industrial property sector.
| ||06/06/2012 - 07:52|
Johannesburg - Consumer goods and beverages group Clover Industries Limited [JSE:CLR] said on Tuesday it had renewed its outsourcing service agreement with Eqstra [JSE:EQS] Flexifleet for a “substantial period of time” in a move to reduce costs in the supply chain. read more
| ||30/05/2012 - 08:04|
Parliament - Transnet CEO Brian Molefe told MPs on Tuesday the transport utility's R300bn expansion programme will put 220 000 jobs into the economy, not well over 500 000 as reported.
| ||21/05/2012 - 08:39|
Brands management group Barloworld (BAW) issued a cautionary on Friday saying it was in negotiations with Caterpillar Global Mining LLC and some of its subsidiaries for the acquisition of the Bucyrus distribution businesses in certain of Barloworld's southern African Cat dealership territories. read more
| ||17/05/2012 - 10:03|
Regional logistics and supply chain services provider Value Group ’s diluted headline earnings per share rose 3,8%, from 58c to 60,2c in the year to February, which the company said was strong given market factors. read more
| ||17/05/2012 - 08:46|
Parliament - Transnet will cover two-thirds of its R300bn infrastructure programme with "retained earnings", Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba said on Tuesday. read more
| ||15/05/2012 - 07:55|
Singapore - Oil prices fell to near $94 a barrel on Tuesday in Asia, extending a two-week sell-off that has brought crude to a five-month low amid concern about Europe's debt crisis. read more
| ||14/05/2012 - 07:50|
Johannesburg - South Africa has some of the busiest ports on the continent but no commercial ships, but officials hope a new tax regime may give it an entry into the multi-billion-dollar industry.
| ||11/05/2012 - 15:50|
GS1 South Africa, the local custodian of bar codes to the retail industry, has warned South African retail businesses, suppliers and wholesalers about an unauthorised barcode seller that has recently begun soliciting business, offering prospective clients any bar codes they want, including several which are owned by GS1 Global. read more
| ||07/05/2012 - 08:50|
Everyone expected all the learnings to come from Walmart. There was an expectation within the retail industry that Walmart would change how Massmart does business not only within the company itself, but for its suppliers and mostly its customers.
| ||07/05/2012 - 08:31|
A ground-breaking one-stop border post (OSBP) at Chirundu between Zambia and Zimbabwe has demonstrated how the cost of trading in Southern Africa can be substantially reduced by streamlining border procedures. read more
| ||07/05/2012 - 07:58|
The retail petrol price should fall by about 53 cents per litre (c/l) on June 6 if the international petrol price and rand exchange remain at their May 3 level for the rest of this month, data from the Central Energy Fund showed. read more
| ||03/05/2012 - 09:05|
Johannesburg - Pick n Pay opened its second centralised distribution centre in Cape Town on Wednesday. read more
| ||26/04/2012 - 09:05|
Johannesburg - The price of all grades of petrol will rise by 28c a litre next week, keeping the cost of fuel at a record high. read more
| ||25/04/2012 - 09:45|
JDA® Software Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: JDAS), The Supply Chain Company®, today announced the release of JDA® 3D, an integrated category optimisation and three dimensional (3D) virtualisation solution that provides true consumer-driven collaboration and visibility that is faster, less expensive, more interactive and incorporates the consumer’s point of view. Powered by Red Dot Square, JDA 3D transforms space and floor planning solutions into a smart, interactive photo-realistic world. read more
| ||25/04/2012 - 09:00|
Local retailers should take advantage of Wal-Mart's weaknesses, rather than competing on price, which is one of its greatest edges, Natalie Berg, global research director of retail analyst firm Planet Retail said. read more
| ||17/04/2012 - 09:11|
Though operational results for the second half of Pick n Pay's financial year are expected to show an improvement, the group's fervent investment in its turnaround strategy is likely to have had a negative impact on profit growth for the year. read more
| ||13/04/2012 - 09:38|
Walmart has launched a programme to provide training to women working for companies in its global supply chain read more
| ||13/04/2012 - 09:32|
Pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) yesterday revealed plans to clamp down on human rights abuse in its supply chain. read more
| ||26/03/2012 - 10:26|
Woolworths Australia has been in discussions with local retailer Pick n Pay with a view to buying a stake in the group, according to local sources. read more
| ||16/03/2012 - 09:56|
The Manufacturing Circle, on Monday welcomed the Competition Appeal Court's approval of the Wal-Mart/Massmart merger, and in particular, the condition regarding a study which is to be compiled on how local small- and medium-sized suppliers will participate in the US giant's global value chain and ensure that benefits from the merger flowed into this sector of the economy. read more
| ||16/03/2012 - 08:49|
Only a minority of chief executives are very confident that their current risk-management strategies will prove effective against supply chain events such as the Japanese tsunami, a new report has warned.
| ||06/03/2012 - 08:23|
Adidas has expressed concern that Indian regulations requiring foreign companies operating single brand stores in the country to source 30% of goods locally are overly restrictive. read more
| ||05/03/2012 - 09:35|
Retailers need to capitalise on the changing profile of consumers and adopt a more consumer-centred approach to become more efficient, a retail expert with JDA Software, which specialises in supply chain management software, has said.
| ||27/02/2012 - 09:16|
Nokia has signed a supplier deal to ensure that the tantalum it sources comes from conflict-free sources.
| ||24/02/2012 - 09:07|
Walmart has announced that the presence of a “solid” supply chain was a factor in its decision to increase investment in the holding company of Yihaodian, an ecommerce website in China. read more
| ||09/02/2012 - 09:18|
[Cape Town, 08 February 2012] Pick n Pay announced today that CEO Nick Badminton would resign from the board of Pick n Pay effective the end of the financial year but would be available to assist the company and its chairman in the transition period. read more
| ||08/02/2012 - 10:17|
Owens-Illinois, the world’s largest glass container manufacturer, has announced plans to create an integrated supply chain operation and a new technology group that better aligns the company’s engineering and R&D divisions.
| ||06/02/2012 - 09:06|
Kellogg Company has committed itself to an on-going supply chain investment programme in 2012, despite publishing financial results showing that the initiative contributed to a fall in profits for its last financial year. read more
| ||31/01/2012 - 09:03|
A record 291 products had to be recalled in the UK last year - a 27% increase on 2010. Supply chain issues were highlighted by headline recall cases in 2011, including batches of a Loyd Grossman korma sauce, Beko freezers from Turkey and Pfizer's hormone replacement drugs. read more
| ||27/01/2012 - 09:06|
Charming Shoppes, a company which runs 1,929 retail stores in 48 US states, has revealed details of a shakeup of its senior procurement staff. read more
| ||20/01/2012 - 13:44|
Analytics and business intelligence systems designed to optimise business functions such as supply chain will be the "top-ranked" technology for 2012, market experts predict. read more
| ||16/01/2012 - 08:31|
Massmart Holdings, controlled by Walmart, fell for the first time in nine trading days after Deutsche Bank cut its recommendation on the stock to sell from hold. read more
| ||13/12/2011 - 09:38|
The UK National Farmers' Union (NFU) has called on European Union policy-makers to help curb the "power imbalance" in food supply chains.
| ||09/12/2011 - 08:15|
Doha - Hackers are bombarding the world’s computer controlled energy sector, conducting industrial espionage and threatening potential global havoc through oil supply disruption. read more
| ||06/12/2011 - 09:33|
Companies "urgently" need to develop infrastructure, governance, and analytical capabilities to manage their exposure to volatile commodity prices better, experts have warned.
| ||21/11/2011 - 08:26|
Chief procurement officers at the world's largest companies predict their businesses, unable to manage the range of risks affecting their global supply chains, will lose €140m on average over the next 12 months as a result of supply chain disruptions, according to a recent report. read more
| ||11/11/2011 - 09:20|
The global container shipping market is facing increasingly choppy economic conditions with Denmark-based AP Møller-Maersk blaming "unsatisfactory market conditions" for a loss from its core shipping operations. read more
| ||08/11/2011 - 09:47|
Kellogg Company has vowed to "improve interaction with suppliers" after posting disappointing third quarter financial results. read more
| ||04/11/2011 - 07:44|
Canada's national railway, CN and Ray-Mont Logistics have sealed an agreement designed to improve supply chain efficiency for buyers of specialty grains.