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Ceres grower imports, cultivates Witlof roots to increase supply

Witlof, also know as Belgian Endive, costs more to produce than many other leafy vegetables. A Witlof grower is now importing roots directly from The Netherlands to increase production at a purpose-built hydroponic facility in Ceres...

19 Jun 2017

Maintaining product integrity with smart temperature-controlled solutions

Perishable food products make up a large and important part of the country's supply chain. It is critical to ensure that effective and specialised temperature-controlled solutions are in place...

By Kamogelo Mmutlana, Issued by Barloworld Logistics 14 Jun 2017

Reducing food waste by implementing best practices across food chains

The Fourth International Symposium on Postharvest Pathology opened at the Kruger National Park, Skukuza Camp, 28 May 2017 with a little over 100 plant scientists

2 Jun 2017

Serco improves thermal properties of refrigerated truck panels

Serco has invested in a new injection polyurethane foaming plant at its factory in Durban which is expected to improve the thermal properties of the insulated panels...

4 May 2017

Adcock opts to snap up Virtual Logistics

Adcock Ingram has acquired private group Virtual Logistics, a national and cross-border fine-distribution firm, as it looks to expand its distribution capacity...

By Alistair Anderson 4 Apr 2017

Bidcorp open to acquisitive and organic growth opportunities

Food services group Bid Corporation (Bidcorp), which was unbundled from industrial conglomerate Bidvest Group, grew its interim revenue 5% to R67.8bn...

By Pericles Anetos 24 Feb 2017

Serco to capitalise on new technology and innovation in 2017

Staying abreast of global trends and innovations is an important part of how Serco strives to give its customers the edge in a competitive African market...

10 Jan 2017

#BestofBiz 2016: Retail

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2016 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Retail portal over the past year below.

12 Dec 2016

New cold storage warehouse gives Imperial clients an edge

Investment in a new, state-of-the-art cold storage warehouse enables improved service levels, turnaround times and supports clients' growth strategies...

11 Apr 2016

Acquisition to broaden Barloworld Transport's specialised offerings

In a strategic business move, Barloworld Transport recently acquired 51% of leading refrigerated transport company Aspen Logistic Services...

3 Feb 2016

Taking big data steps for improving energy consumption in retail

Energy management has become a necessity rather than a choice given South Africa's current power and energy situation, particularly in the retail environment...

By Jaco Barnard 16 Nov 2015

Hacking the food chain, Silicon Valley style

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

6 Jul 2015

Two-a-Day invests in new packaging, packing lines and DCA storage

Two-a-Day's recent infrastructure investment includes a Flow Wrap machine that does not limit packing only to the traditional tray and bag packing...

18 Mar 2015

Foot-and-mouth eats up farming

Agriculture in this country faces economic obliteration by a "bio-security threat" if steps are not taken to eradicate a fast-spreading animal disease that has already cost the country R15 billion over the past three years...

14 Jan 2015

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International

Catalina launches purchase-based digital coupon solution

ST. PETERSBURG, US - Personalised digital media company Catalina is introducing to the US a new purchase-based digital coupon, called Segment Targeted Load to Card (SL2C). The solution leverages scaled shopper insights to deliver targeted offers to shoppers based on their past purchases.

2 hours ago

Research reveals key drivers of sharing economy

A whitepaper, based on an investigation undertaken by Mastercard and The Future Agenda, reveals the key drivers of the ever growing sharing economy, outlining the challenges and future opportunities surrounding it.

21 hours ago

China Guangxi business matchmaking opens at SAITEX

The ‘Brands of China African Showcase' was launched at Gallagher Convention Centre, alongside the Southern African International Trade Exhibition (SAITEX) to enhance Sino-South Africa trade relations.

2 days ago

China, Hong Kong top hubs for fake goods: Europol

China and Hong Kong are overwhelmingly the largest shipment centres for fake goods sold around the world, in a growing, complex battle against sophisticated counterfeiters, Europe's police agency said Thursday.

23 Jun 2017

Woolies faces fight on many fronts

Shares in Woolworths, once regarded as a recession-proof retailer, are trading close to three-year lows as the company finds itself stuck between SA's stalling economy, the cash-guzzling turnaround of its David Jones acquisition in Australia and an impending competitive onslaught from Shoprite, which is moving up-market.

By Giulietta Talevi 22 Jun 2017

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