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Shoprite opens its first distribution centre in Botswana

Shoprite opens its first distribution centre in Botswana

13/06/2019 - 09:40
Shoprite Botswana recently opened its own world-class distribution centre (DC) in Taung, Gaborone. read more
Technology makes end-to-end supply chain visibility and predictive analytics a reality

Technology makes end-to-end supply chain visibility and predictive analytics a reality

20/05/2019 - 09:31
Line of sight is the biggest challenge for all aspects of the supply chain, from the manufacturer to the wholesaler, distributor, and the reseller and even to the end consumer. This lack of visibility and resulting lack of control results in a number of issues, from stock losses to pricing inflation, uncertain availability and increased time to market.  read more
How to save a sale with efficient warehouse operation

How to save a sale with efficient warehouse operation

13/02/2019 - 15:11
One of the biggest frustrations instore shoppers face is not being able to find products they’re looking for - whether they are sold out, hard to find or simply not practical to keep in stock. And customers hardly ever ask about them if they’re not. While these missed opportunities may seem inconsequential, they are starting to add up in this competitive retail environment where every sale counts.  read more
Carrefour to use AI for supply chain optimisation

Carrefour to use AI for supply chain optimisation

15/01/2019 - 15:19
Carrefour has announced plans to use artificial intelligence to optimise its inventory management, making it the first French retailer to do so. read more
Supply chain faces automation disruption

Supply chain faces automation disruption

12/10/2018 - 09:22
Even though automation can enable warehouses to support the same-day and next-day delivery expectations of customers, companies first need to have complete visibility of how their existing supply chain is structured. After all, they cannot embrace future innovation if they do not fully understand their starting position. read more
Supply chain resilience: How agile is your supply chain?

Supply chain resilience: How agile is your supply chain?

04/10/2018 - 11:38
Thanks to globalisation, the typical manufacturing supply chain has become an incredibly complex network of entities spread across various continents. This complexity makes planning and managing the efficient and effective flow of goods, services, and information a great challenge for supply chain managers.  read more
Blockchain – solving supply chain management challenges

Blockchain – solving supply chain management challenges

30/08/2018 - 15:32
Supply chain management today is a complex endeavour. Regardless of how many Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions, workflow tools, digital shipment tracking devices or other integrated monitoring solutions are deployed, complexities, product losses and inaccurate data management abound.  read more
A third of European fruit and veg ‘too ugly to sell’ – research

A third of European fruit and veg ‘too ugly to sell’ – research

21/08/2018 - 11:32
More than one-third of all fruit and vegetables grown across Europe are discarded every year as they are deemed to be ‘too ugly to sell’, according to research conducted by the University of Edinburgh. read more
Supply chain risk management for resilience in grocery manufacturing

Supply chain risk management for resilience in grocery manufacturing

25/07/2018 - 16:11
Competitive. That is the one word that certainly describes the modern business environment best and a factor that drives many firms to expand their operations globally for cost-effectiveness. read more
Bacardi in global collaboration to reduce single-use plastic waste

Bacardi in global collaboration to reduce single-use plastic waste

23/07/2018 - 10:58
Bacardi has partnered with non-profit organisation Lonely Whale to eliminate the use of 1 billion single-use plastic straws by 2020. read more
Listeriosis can be rallying call for the industry

Listeriosis can be rallying call for the industry

05/07/2018 - 13:56
The recent listeriosis outbreak is a timely reminder that the food supply chain is constantly under attack from outside threats. In this, there is a lesson for the rest of the industry, writes Emma Corder, Nilfisk South Africa Country Manager. read more
Designing a resilient grocery supply chain

Designing a resilient grocery supply chain

22/06/2018 - 11:01
Supply chains are wonderful systems. Meticulously planned and managed to efficiently and effectively facilitate the flow of goods, services, information and cash between entities when, out of nowhere, supply chain risks and disruptions stick their heads out and muddle up the system. read more
Understand your customer to predict future demand

Understand your customer to predict future demand

22/03/2018 - 14:26
Understanding your customer brings you one giant step closer to the ultimate goal of the supply chain — meeting customer demand at the lowest possible risk and cost. read more
African coffee output may almost double in five years as farming improves

African coffee output may almost double in five years as farming improves

15/02/2018 - 14:33
African coffee output could almost double in the next five years as some countries boost plantings and make farming more productive, according to the African Fine Coffees Association. read more
DHL supply chain SA introduces central control tower

DHL supply chain SA introduces central control tower

08/12/2017 - 13:34
DHL Supply Chain South Africa introduces a Central Control Tower, providing customers with a bird's-eye view of all transport needs.  read more
The evolution of retail: Past, present and future

The evolution of retail: Past, present and future

01/12/2017 - 10:29
The retail industry is a dynamic one, always adapting to better cater to customers. For the past decade, we’ve seen a handful of updates and advancements that have propelled the industry forward. No matter how much the industry changes, the idea that “customer experience is king” will always stay the same.  read more
Value Group slips amid weak economic growth

Value Group slips amid weak economic growth

19/10/2017 - 08:38
Supply chain and logistics company Value Group says weak economic growth has hurt first-half revenue. read more
Walmart ups same-day delivery capabilities with Big Apple acquisition

Walmart ups same-day delivery capabilities with Big Apple acquisition

09/10/2017 - 10:54
Walmart is determined not to be bested by Amazon when it comes to same-day delivery. read more
Tesco pledges to halve food waste by 2030

Tesco pledges to halve food waste by 2030

22/09/2017 - 10:23
Tesco has announced a major initiative to ramp up its sustainability operations, pledging to reduce food waste by 50 percent by 2030. read more
Nestlé, Dole and Walmart fight food contamination using blockchain

Nestlé, Dole and Walmart fight food contamination using blockchain

04/09/2017 - 08:38
A number of leading food companies have announced a partnership with IBM to use blockchain collaboration technology to prevent food contamination in the supply chain. read more
 Mondi introduces packaging solution for watermelons

Mondi introduces packaging solution for watermelons

17/07/2017 - 15:14
Packaging and paper group Mondi has launched a new packaging solution for watermelon transportation and storage, which will enhance product appearance at the point of sale. read more
Robots & Retail: Going beyond the supply chain

Robots & Retail: Going beyond the supply chain

13/06/2017 - 10:01
Retail has historically been one of the most technically advanced industries, particularly in warehouses and the last mile. The industry is no stranger to automation as fast and efficient supply chains are the foundation of a strong retail operation in a competitive environment. Over the past few decades, increasing automation at the supply chain level has directly impacted both revenue and the bottom line.  read more
Wal-Mart launches ambitious project to cut emissions from supply chain

Wal-Mart launches ambitious project to cut emissions from supply chain

24/04/2017 - 09:31
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. recently announced a strategy, dubbed Project Gigaton​ to reduce greenhouse gas emissions resulting from their operations and supply chains. read more
Digital trendsetters: Secrets of the most successful digital supply chains

Digital trendsetters: Secrets of the most successful digital supply chains

24/01/2017 - 14:07
Today’s digital customers are looking for unique experiences at a hyper speed, making a super-flexible supply chain as critical as a super-efficient one. However, many organisations haven’t realised the full, value-driving potential of digital technologies. One group, though, is different. We call them “digital trendsetters” and they are the top performers in terms of both profitability and revenue growth in our survey of 400 senior supply-chain executives across 14 countries. These trendsetters are breaking away from the pack of “digital followers” because they are responding to digital disruption differently.  read more
What does 2017 hold for supply chains?

What does 2017 hold for supply chains?

12/01/2017 - 12:41
At the beginning of every new year, it is customary to give an opinion of the trends that are emerging or that are likely to develop further during the course of that year. Supply chain management is no different, as the discipline is constantly evolving in the quest for ever improving service levels through increased efficiency and effectiveness. read more
Global olive oil demand up by 73% since 1991

Global olive oil demand up by 73% since 1991

01/12/2016 - 10:52
Global olive oil consumption has grown by 73% over the past 25 years, reaching 2.99 billion kg in 2016, according to research by Italian farmers association Coldiretti. read more
SAPPO establishes Pork 360 Quality Assurance certification programme

SAPPO establishes Pork 360 Quality Assurance certification programme

30/11/2016 - 10:32
South African Pork Producers Association (SAPPO) has established Pork 360 Quality Assurance certification programme, which extensively focuses on meat safety, meat quality, traceability and animal welfare. Pork 360 products are available exclusively to Food Lover's Market and Winelands Pork in the Western Cape. read more
Transnet partners with GE Transportation to digitise SA supply chain

Transnet partners with GE Transportation to digitise SA supply chain

21/11/2016 - 08:33
Transnet, the custodian of South Africa's rail, ports and pipeline networks, has partnered with GE Transportation to create a digital solution connecting shippers and transport operators seamlessly and enabling the efficient transportation of goods. read more
McDonalds SA commits to 100% cage-free

McDonalds SA commits to 100% cage-free

16/11/2016 - 08:34
In a move that will spare thousands of hens from a life inside cramped battery cages, McDonalds South Africa has announced plans to switch to 100 percent cage-free eggs in its supply chain by 2025. read more
Excellence in supply chain skills development

Excellence in supply chain skills development

23/08/2016 - 12:11
The Supply Chain Management Education Excellence Awards (SCMEEA), held during the recent SAPICS regional conference in Gauteng, recognised Sasol, Imperial Logistics, the Centre for Logistics Excellence (CLX), and Chené Scholtz from the University of Johannesburg for excellence in supply chain skills development. Supply chain management and the improvement of skills in this profession is critical to business success in all industries. read more
Five retail errors to overcome

Five retail errors to overcome

02/08/2016 - 11:29
Recent research has shown that less than 50% of new businesses survive beyond their fifth year, as today's business world is more dynamic and competitive than ever. read more
Why retail has a growing reverse supply chain problem—and how to fix it

Why retail has a growing reverse supply chain problem—and how to fix it

12/07/2016 - 15:38
Over the years, retailers have become very good at the supply chain—the process of getting goods from the manufacturing plant to the customer. But today, many retailers face a different challenge: taking those goods back, a process referred to as the "reverse supply chain." read more
Study: E-commerce having negative impact on retailers’ operating earnings

Study: E-commerce having negative impact on retailers’ operating earnings

05/05/2016 - 10:21
3 May 2016 - Online sales and returns are taking the toll on retailers’ bottom lines. read more
Tesco plans to buy clothes from Ethiopia

Tesco plans to buy clothes from Ethiopia

17/03/2014 - 08:37
London - Tesco, the world's third-largest retailer, expects to source more clothes from Ethiopia, but wants the nascent industry there to uphold high ethical standards as global chains seek to prevent factory disasters like those seen in Bangladesh. read more
 Zambia concerned with the trade barriers South Africa has imposed on its products

Zambia concerned with the trade barriers South Africa has imposed on its products

28/02/2014 - 09:25
Government says it is concerned with the trade barriers South Africa has imposed on some Zambian products and has led to trade imbalances between the two countries, with earnings standing at K5.65 billion per annum. read more
Import restrictions bite Namibia Dairies

Import restrictions bite Namibia Dairies

28/02/2014 - 08:55
Import restrictions on dairy products into Namibia, which the government recently imposed, have left Namibia Dairies unable to keep up with the local demand.  read more
Two senior appointments at Pick n Pay

Two senior appointments at Pick n Pay

27/01/2014 - 12:03
[Cape Town, 27 January 2014] Paulo Peereboom has joined Pick n Pay as a member of its Group Executive, responsible for the company’s Food Buying and Supply Chain Divisions. Paulo, who replaces Peter Arnold in this position, has 18 years of retail and manufacturing experience having worked for both Mars and Royal Ahold in six different countries on ten international assignments.  read more
West African shippers protest customs malpractices

West African shippers protest customs malpractices

24/01/2014 - 11:40
The Burkinabe, Malian and Nigerien shipping communities in Ghana have protested against the, “physical escort of goods in transit and the collection of unjustified fees, without receipt.” read more
Cobra products in shortage in Zimbabwe after firm closes

Cobra products in shortage in Zimbabwe after firm closes

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

Pick n Pay embarks on retrenchment drive

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
Siemens boss set to fight for his job

Siemens boss set to fight for his job

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
Kenyan sugar industry seeks way to navigate end of Comesa safeguards

Kenyan sugar industry seeks way to navigate end of Comesa safeguards

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

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

19/07/2013 - 09:29
Kgalagadi Breweries Limited (KBL) managing director Johan De Kok says the amalgamation of KBL and the Botswana Breweries Limited (BBL) is expected to do away with unnecessary costs and deliver strategic opportunities arising from a leaner supply chain. read more
Tablet shipments to surpass portable PCs in 2013

Tablet shipments to surpass portable PCs in 2013

03/06/2013 - 09:29
According to a new forecast from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker, tablet shipments are expected to grow 58.7% year over year in 2013 reaching 229.3 million units, up from 144.5 million units last year. read more
Namibia: Spar now stocks Namibian music

Namibia: Spar now stocks Namibian music

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
US: Best Buy reports net loss

US: Best Buy reports net loss

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
Pick n Pay builds on BP to take on Woolworths

Pick n Pay builds on BP to take on Woolworths

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
Family Dollar Q2 profit edges up; opening 500 stores this year

Family Dollar Q2 profit edges up; opening 500 stores this year

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
Walmart targets web sales with lockers, mobile app technology

Walmart targets web sales with lockers, mobile app technology

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
 Clover to head for the coast as travel costs rise

Clover to head for the coast as travel costs rise

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
Hostess: no other bids for Twinkies

Hostess: no other bids for Twinkies

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
Red meat industry reaction to research findings on meat products

Red meat industry reaction to research findings on meat products

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
Zambia: Kenya-bound sugar marooned at border

Zambia: Kenya-bound sugar marooned at border

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
Horsemeat scandal: SA safe

Horsemeat scandal: SA safe

14/02/2013 - 08:53
Cape Town - South African meat consumers have nothing to fear from a horsemeat scandal currently rocking Europe.  read more
Wal-Mart warns its suppliers

Wal-Mart warns its suppliers

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
Zambian Government launches “Operation Flood the Market” to stabilise Mealie Meal prices

Zambian Government launches “Operation Flood the Market” to stabilise Mealie Meal prices

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.  read more
EABL unveils Sh4.3bn plant expansion plan

EABL unveils Sh4.3bn plant expansion plan

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.  read more
SABMiller Joins Bond Rush in Europe as Credit Markets Rally

SABMiller Joins Bond Rush in Europe as Credit Markets Rally

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
Motlanthe: Consumers spoilt for choice

Motlanthe: Consumers spoilt for choice

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.  read more
Aucamp resigns as Cipla CFO

Aucamp resigns as Cipla CFO

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
Oceana Group cites good industrial relations and zero fatalities for avoiding strikes

Oceana Group cites good industrial relations and zero fatalities for avoiding strikes

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
SA wines might get labour labels

SA wines might get labour labels

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.  read more
Namibia: Walmart accepts merger conditions

Namibia: Walmart accepts merger conditions

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
Kenya’s Sunripe Seeks Partners as Demand for Fresh Produce Grows

Kenya’s Sunripe Seeks Partners as Demand for Fresh Produce Grows

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
Walmart Carries More Stuff With Less Truck

Walmart Carries More Stuff With Less Truck

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
HiFi Corp launches e-store

HiFi Corp launches e-store

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
Saving money and making friends: Why SABMiller is engaging local farmers

Saving money and making friends: Why SABMiller is engaging local farmers

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
SA not seeking 'wine war' with UK

SA not seeking 'wine war' with UK

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
Truck drivers' union set to sign deal

Truck drivers' union set to sign deal

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
Road repairs in Eastern Cape cost over R1 billion

Road repairs in Eastern Cape cost over R1 billion

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
No success in trucker pay talks

No success in trucker pay talks

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.  read more
Makro’s Midrand distribution centre refurbishment completed

Makro’s Midrand distribution centre refurbishment completed

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.  read more
Fuel hike to hit poor hard

Fuel hike to hit poor hard

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
Steinhoff profit seen higher

Steinhoff profit seen higher

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.  read more
Mexico in WTO dispute against Argentina

Mexico in WTO dispute against Argentina

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
Massmart's food sales rake in R9bn

Massmart's food sales rake in R9bn

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.  read more
Transnet, Eskom drive local supply

Transnet, Eskom drive local supply

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
Wool season opens on Wednesday

Wool season opens on Wednesday

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.  read more
Botswana beef a bonus for consumers

Botswana beef a bonus for consumers

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
Verimark expecting a loss

Verimark expecting a loss

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.  read more
SA must upgrade African trade systems

SA must upgrade African trade systems

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.  read more
Research to drive rooibos exports

Research to drive rooibos exports

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
Transnet impresses with revenue

Transnet impresses with revenue

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.  read more
Transnet goes to international debt market

Transnet goes to international debt market

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.  read more
Petrol 93 to fall by 89c per litre

Petrol 93 to fall by 89c per litre

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.  read more
WTO: Brazil challenges SA poultry moves

WTO: Brazil challenges SA poultry moves

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
Weaker demand leads to decline in exports

Weaker demand leads to decline in exports

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
Find new markets, trawlers told after licence fiasco

Find new markets, trawlers told after licence fiasco

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
Stiglitz calls for R2bn Walmart jobs fund

Stiglitz calls for R2bn Walmart jobs fund

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
Cargo buys Zambian carrier

Cargo buys Zambian carrier

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
Further growth in demand for industrial property in Western Cape

Further growth in demand for industrial property in Western Cape

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.  read more
Clover‚ Eqstra renew supply deal

Clover‚ Eqstra renew supply deal

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
Transnet tones down jobs forecast

Transnet tones down jobs forecast

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.  read more
Barloworld to acquire Bucyrus unit

Barloworld to acquire Bucyrus unit

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
Value earnings up in tough climate

Value earnings up in tough climate

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
Transnet to cover part of expansion

Transnet to cover part of expansion

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
Oil prices drop to 5-month low

Oil prices drop to 5-month low

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
SA to boost shipping with tax reform

SA to boost shipping with tax reform

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.  read more
Retail sector warned about an unauthorised bar code seller

Retail sector warned about an unauthorised bar code seller

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