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Tis the season to be... delivering
Tis the season to be... delivering

High levels of service delivery are required, especially in retail, as the world counts down to the festive season, with an upsurge in customers...

17 Dec 2014 09:29

Famous Brands gets market nod for meat acquisition
Famous Brands gets market nod for meat acquisition

Steers and Debonairs owner Famous Brands' shares rose as much as 6.6% on Monday, 8 December 2014, after saying it had acquired a majority stake in meat distributor Cater Chain Food Services...

By Zeenat Moorad 9 Dec 2014 16:21

Famous Brands acquires majority stake in Cater Chain Food Services
Famous Brands acquires majority stake in Cater Chain Food Services

Restaurant franchise group Famous Brands (Fbr) has acquired a 75% stake in Cater Chain Food Services to bolster its manufacturing capability...

8 Dec 2014 15:12

Edgars moving in the right direction for 1D fans
Edgars moving in the right direction for 1D fans

In addition to being an official One Direction (1D) World partner, Edgars is launching the 'Edgars 1D World', the ultimate fan experience leading up to the local leg of the One Direction tour in early 2015...

28 Nov 2014 12:58

Club of Brands launches in Africa
Club of Brands launches in Africa

CFAO, a specialised distributor and preferred partner of major international brands, serving the high-potential equipment, healthcare and consumer goods markets in Africa and the French overseas territories, has launched its Club of Brands...

27 Nov 2014 15:11

Why Africa should be on international SMEs' radars
Why Africa should be on international SMEs' radars

According to an in-depth study conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit, approximately 40% of global SMEs do not perceive Africa as a growth opportunity, despite positive economic growth stories...

27 Nov 2014 09:43

Rise of a new age in retail has begun
Rise of a new age in retail has begun

Delivery times are an integral part of online shopping. Even in South Africa, retailers offer 24 hour (or even same day) delivery on many goods...

27 Nov 2014 09:09

Lynette Hundermark
How retail can rule 2015

There are just over 37 million adults in South Africa today and, if you want to reach them, there's no better way than to use mobile technology...

By Lynette Hundermark 26 Nov 2014 11:36

Supplying locally with global quality
Supplying locally with global quality

In the UK, the debate raging is about the end of seasonality, with many young people not knowing when the season ends for a particular produce...

By Danette Breitenbach 20 Nov 2014 15:48

Retailing in Africa: no free lunch
Retailing in Africa: no free lunch

There is a big opportunity to make money quickly in Africa, but you should rather go in and stay. This might require engagement with many small stakeholders and investment on your part, but winning in Africa requires a long-term view...

By Danette Breitenbach 5 Nov 2014 11:23

Survey shows huge growth potential for e-retailers in Africa
Survey shows huge growth potential for e-retailers in Africa

Africa offers enormous growth potential for e-retailers given that online shopping is in its infancy in the region. The Shop the World! report reveals that emerging markets offer the highest growth potential...

By Sumesh Rahavendra 31 Oct 2014 11:57

Plan logistics to avoid bottleneck deliveries
Plan logistics to avoid bottleneck deliveries

Small and medium businesses would do well to plan their logistics requirements in good time to avoid getting caught up in the bottleneck of last minute deliveries as the festive season gets into full swing.

By Shane de Beer 31 Oct 2014 06:35

Supply chain management concerned about skills shortage
Supply chain management concerned about skills shortage

Skills shortages continue to bedevil the logistics and supply chain industry, with practitioners reporting shortages of up to 64% in positions that require a bachelor's degree.

By Mario Landman 23 Oct 2014 16:46

House of Bubbly opens to promote South African Cap Classique
House of Bubbly opens to promote South African Cap Classique

Allan Barnard has co-founded 'The House of Bubbly', a wine shop that promotes South African Cap Classiques in the village of Riebeek Kasteel, adjacent to the iconic restaurant, Kasteelberg Bistro.

17 Oct 2014 14:45

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