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Commission approves tie-up between surfwear titans Billabong and Boardriders

The Competition Commission has approved the proposed acquisition of Billabong International Limited by global branded apparel business Boardriders Inc.

12 hours ago

Is investment in the commercial property market a safer option than shares?

Now, more than ever, investors are finding it a safer option to invest in direct property...

10 hours ago

The 'ennial tribes: Understanding Generation Y and Generation Z South Africans

There are some interesting differences and similarities between centennials - those aged 21 and below - and millennials - those aged 22 to 35...

By Rachel Thompson, Issued by GfK South Africa 9 hours ago

Kenya's Twiga Foods partners IBM for blockchain-based microfinancing

Kenyan agri-tech startup Twiga Foods has partnered IBM Research to extend access to microloans to 220 food stall retailers across Kenya using a blockchain-based financing system...

By Tom Jackson 9 hours ago

How packaging promotes consumer health

Local pharmaceutical manufacturers know all too well how important it is to also ensure product labelling makes usage and dosage guidelines as clear and unambiguous as possible for all consumers...

Issued by Pyrotec 9 hours ago

Mondelez inaugurates $90m 'factory of the future' in Bahrain

Snack foods giant Mondelez International has invested $90 million into its newest 'factory of the future' in the Kingdom of Bahrain...

10 hours ago

E-commerce and millennials

Millennials have such close ties to online shopping and smartphone usage, but what does e-commerce mean to them?...

By Fiona Brauns 1 day ago

Empathy - a two-way street in customer service

It's no secret that personalisation is essential in developing a successful customer experience. Central to that is getting to know all you can about your customer and using that information to drive the interaction...

By Wynand Smit 1 day ago

SA consumers benefit from lower inflation in February as rand strengthens

The latest Mastercard SpendingPulse report shows moderate growth in consumer spending, but general dealer sales continue to underperform...

1 day ago

Why Unilever is right to consolidate its headquarters in Rotterdam

The consumer goods giant Unilever is in the business of what is called "fast moving consumer goods". And in this business - as the name suggests - speed is the name of the game...

By Martin Friesl 1 day ago

SA retail REIT raises R250m in new equity

JSE-listed Fairvest Property recently announced that it has raised some R250m in new equity at R2.20 per share...

1 day ago

Oolala Collection Club answers the call for 'clean' beauty

Consumers are wising up to the far-reaching environmental, ethical and health benefits of conscious consumption, and a review of our beauty routines are an important part of the lifestyle audits we're undertaking...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 2 days ago

Natural, healthy dog treats to your door with Wolf and Women

Wolf and Women is a South African subscription box service that specialises in natural, healthy treats for dogs. Biodegradable treat boxes are delivered to the customer's door containing 30 formulated one-a-day treats...

2 days ago

Shoprite Group's discount week helps cash-strapped students stretch their budgets

Student Discount Week, available each month at Shoprite and Checkers stores, is assisting cash-strapped students to make their limited funds go a little further...

1 day ago

Fria's Superfoods expands into mainstream health market

Fria's Superfoods, a locally owned delicatessen specialising in wholesome treats, has just secured shelf space in Wellness Warehouse Lifestyle on Kloof...

1 day ago

Why is it important to grow manufacturing?

One of the aspects of the Manufacturing Indaba will be to focus on South Africa's manufacturing as a fundamental driver of GDP growth and associated with direct employment...

Issued by Manufacturing Indaba 1 day ago

Truman & Orange launches Mionetto prosecco in SA

One of the world's top-selling prosecco brands, Mionetto, is now available in South Africa....

2 days ago

US poultry producers visit SA

Members of the USA Poultry & Egg Export Council met local business and new importers during a visit to South Africa last month...

Issued by ITP Communications 2 days ago

RTD sports drinks gaining market share

Ready to drink (RTD) sports drinks were one of the few segments of the non-alcoholic beverage categories that recorded positive growth for the year 2017...

2 days ago

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