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Five social media pitfalls that SMEs should avoid

Social media is a powerful tool for the small business owner. It can help you to build customer relationships, improve your search engine optimisation, and create a buzz about your business...

By Steven Cohen 24 Apr 2015 07:10

Pioneer Foods and Futurelife confirm joint venture

A joint venture between Futurelife Health Products and Pioneer Foods provides an opportunity for both companies to combine their expertise in both the food and beverage, and functional foods sectors...

24 Apr 2015 08:31

South Africa displays a 'do can' attitude

Innovations in beverage packaging in South Africa are changing consumers' drinking habits. Although aluminium beverage cans still represent a relatively small share of total beverage packaging, it has gained ground from other packaging formats...

24 Apr 2015 14:12

Food wastage prevention still a priority

There is a call for radical change in the food processing industry to avert global food wastage, to increase 'food productivity' and provide amplified nutritional quotients to feed the world...

By Roy Henderson 24 Apr 2015 15:28

Attacks on foreign nationals have hurt SA, says Trade DM

Attacks on foreign nationals have been regrettable and sad and have also resulted in a loss of export foreign revenue, Trade and Industry Deputy Minister Mzwandile Masina said yesterday...

23 Apr 2015 10:45

Clicks warns load-shedding poses risk to sales

Clicks Group has warned that load-shedding in the winter poses a risk to its sales in the second half of the year...

23 Apr 2015 16:01

Financing SMEs on potential, not achievements

A new approach to financially assisting SMEs places emphasis on financing ahead of anticipated growth and development assistance, instead of on growth that has already occurred...

23 Apr 2015 10:55

Everyone on board the billion rand Vukile bandwagon

Vukile Property Fund opened its book build yesterday, 22 April 2015, to raise R750 million capital. The robust demand for Vukile units was heavily oversubscribed, even after being extended to R1.1 billion...

23 Apr 2015 10:06

EU agrees opt-out deal for GMO imports

BRUSSELS: The EU announced plans Wednesday to simplify the import approval process for controversial genetically modified foods and animal feed, allowing member states to decide whether to admit them or not...

23 Apr 2015 10:00

Competition to put business online

Efinity, an e-commerce fulfilment service, is offering SMEs a free e-commerce solution that is worth R75,000 and will get the winning business online in 24 hours. Companies have until 24 May 2015 to enter...

22 Apr 2015 15:41

Mosaic Sommelier Protégé Programme launched

Aimed at empowering the next generation of world class sommeliers in South Africa, the Mosaic Protégé Programme has been launched by Restaurant Mosaic and the South African Wine Tasting Championships (SAWTC)...

22 Apr 2015 15:23

Astrapak: A tighter parcel

The SA packaging industry has become an unloved sector for local investors...

By Shaun Harris 24 Apr 2015 16:45

Nokia scratches smartphone itch

Nokia will release a new smartphone by the end of 2016, a pair of unnamed sources told Re/code...

By Quinten Plummer 24 Apr 2015 16:14

Power predictions from PwC

A new report from PwC and Strategy& warns that the Power Sector is transforming fast and companies that do not stay ahead of change are in danger...

24 Apr 2015 07:51

Marcel's scoops 2015 SA Dairy Product of the Year

Marcel's Frozen Yoghurt was awarded top honours at the DuPont Qualité Awards Dinner at GrandWest Casino on Wednesday, winning the prestigious title of the 2015 South African Dairy Product of the Year for its Woolworth's Tropical Fruit Frozen Yoghurt...

23 Apr 2015 11:30

Taste raises R95m for further expansion

Taste Holdings, whose brands include Scooters Pizza, St Elmo's and Maxi's, announced earlier this week that it had raised R94 million after issuing new shares, as it gears up for further expansion...

23 Apr 2015 16:16

Sleek ad tailoring for online apparel shoppers

Consumers have gotten on board with the concept of buying apparel online. Especially in this era of free returns and nifty sizing tools... However, some advertisers have been slow to respond...

By Ricky Liversidge 23 Apr 2015 16:25

Manufacturing matters highpoint for inaugural INDUTEC Conference

Over 40 professional bodies, institutes and associations have provided input and support to the inaugural two-day INDUTEC conference to be presented alongside this year's South Africa Industry and Technology Fair...

23 Apr 2015 14:40

Primedia Lifestyle's Solal award finalists

Primedia Lifestyle Marketing Services is confirmed as having 15 finalist positions in this year's International Council of Shopping Centre's Solal Marketing Awards, which recognise shopping centre marketing excellence from around the globe...

23 Apr 2015 15:47

2015 Education Hangout Schedule released by DSF

The Digital Signage Federation (DSF), an independent not-for-profit trade organisation serving the digital signage industry in the US, has announced its 2015 educational Hangout schedule until mid-year...

23 Apr 2015 10:27

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