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Four key trends driving retail in 2015

Retail has become a stage for change, innovation and disruption. It has also become an increasingly global business as every corner of the world joins the market of our global village - and South Africa is no exception...

7 Jul 2015 13:30

Unilever continues to measure brands' sustainability performance

Unilever has put some definition and measurement behind what it calls 'sustainable living brands'..

6 Jul 2015 14:01

Meat is a complex health issue but a simple climate one: the world needs to eat less of it

Climate change is the greatest challenge to human health, according to the recent Lancet Commission report which calls for action to protect the global population. There is however one crucial issue the report fails to address: meat...

By Dora Marinova and Talia Raphaely 7 Jul 2015 08:51

Loyalty schemes are vital in the age of big data, research finds

New research from GI Insight shows that gaining customer insight through loyalty schemes is a powerful way of building stronger buyer relationships and that the vast majority of consumers see real value in these programmes...

7 Jul 2015 11:15

Mageu sales decline, but recovery is expected

Recent research released by BMi Research has revealed that in 2014, Mageu, one of the oldest beverages in southern Africa, had a decline in volume for the first time in over five years...

7 Jul 2015 11:50

PPC cements African growth plan with new Zimbabwe plant

PPC is spending $200m on expanding its production facilities in Zimbabwe by 2020 as the nation's cement market evolves from...

By Mark Allix 7 Jul 2015 07:55

Celebrity chefs at The Cape Leopard Trust fundraiser

The Cape Leopard Trust Fundraiser is to be held on Saturday, 15 August, 2015, at the Leopard's Leap Family Vineyards, Franschhoek. The luncheon will be hosted by Master of Ceremonies Elana Afrika-Bredenkamp, a returning host, and Africa Melane...

7 Jul 2015 13:00

The Wolftrap Steakhouse Championships winners announced

Around 140 steakhouses competed to become South Africa's Steakhouse Champion for 2015 and, ultimately, it was Little Havana, Umhlanga Rocks, KwaZulu-Natal that claimed the top honour...

6 Jul 2015 12:00

Mount Vernon launches Rhino Tears wines

Mount Vernon wine estate near Klapmuts in the Western Cape has launched its Rhino Tears wines which are available for purchase through a newly launched e-commerce site Rhinotears.co.za...

6 Jul 2015 13:47

The trouble with using synthetic rhino horn to stop poaching

In 2014, one rhino was killed every eight hours. That was in South Africa alone, where most of the world's rhinos live. At this rate...

By Diogo Veríssimo 6 Jul 2015 10:34

Edcon tipped to muddle on

By the end of the week, analysts were betting on whether Edcon would resolve its debt woes before Greece. For both there's almost an inevitability that something dramatic has to be done but, also for both, there's the likelihood that the dramatic option will be staved off...

By Ann Crotty 6 Jul 2015 09:00

Advanced analytics: the game changer SA retailers have yet to plug into

As a strategic direct marketing tool, advanced analytics has the power to revolutionise the South African retail sector. It enables retailers to connect with their customers personally like never before, actively to influence purchase behaviour and drive sales, and to deliver the kind of value that will keep these customers coming back for more. So why aren't more local retailers using it?

By Gareth Pearson 6 Jul 2015 13:10

Cereal 'health' claims go against the grain

It can't be much fun being in the cereal business these days. If it isn't health advocates bemoaning sky-high sugar levels and foodies decrying the lack of taste, there's the low-carb Banting brigade denouncing grains as little better than the devil...

6 Jul 2015 08:45

Hacking the food chain, Silicon Valley style

WASHINGTON - A wave of Silicon Valley-style disruption is hitting the food industry...

6 Jul 2015 11:05

TruckX industry survey: the best of the best selected

The results of the 2015 TruckX Industry Survey are in - after canvassing fleet, logistics and trucking industry representatives - and the results...

6 Jul 2015 12:45

What's in your beer? Windhoek campaign asks

As modern beer production often includes faster brewing methods, additives, flavourants, colourants, and a host of other chemical and non-chemical ingredients, Windhoek beer has recently launched a national campaign, in which it takes a stand against additives, flavourants, colourants etc. - all for the love of pure beer...

6 Jul 2015 11:30

Lagos store brings modern African luxury to Nigeria's rich

LAGOS - Take a sought-after architect, add the king of "new Africa cuisine" and a smattering of famous designers, and you get a concept-store in Lagos that seeks to bring modern African luxury to Nigeria's ultra-rich...

6 Jul 2015 14:00

Playboy and Playgirl deodorants voted the 'coolest'

Playboy and Playgirl are the coolest male and female deodorants in the country according to the annual Sunday Times Generation Next Survey Awards...

6 Jul 2015 12:30

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