Retail Trends 2018

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Western Cape showcases at Gulfood in Dubai to promote halal sector

"The region has a rapidly growing population which is opening up tremendous opportunities for Western Cape food and agriculture producers and exporters."

21 hours ago

Kenya seeks to bridge trade deficit with Morocco

The Kenya National Chamber of Commerce & Industry is seeking to bridge the trade deficit between Kenya and Morocco and grow trade between the two countries...

1 day ago

Concerted campaign helps women in Kenya's flower industry get a better deal

Women form an estimated 75% of workers at production level in Kenya and have seen some positive improvements in their employment conditions and rights over the years. But it hasn't been an easy journey...

By Lara Bianchi 16 Feb 2018

Cherries show export potential for the Western Cape

Once a very small-volume crop in the Western Cape, cherries have more than quadrupled their export market share over the last four years and continue to show excellent potential as an alternative crop...

14 Feb 2018

Green business is good business: A sustainable approach to growing flowers in Kenya

Oserian Development Corporation has come up with a raft of measures aimed at maintaining production over a long period of time without compromising on natural systems or its responsibility to workers, suppliers and the local communities...

14 Feb 2018

New SA table grape launched in Berlin

Meet Joybells. Undoubtedly one of the most promising table grape varieties to emerge from South Africa...

9 Feb 2018

Kenya lifts temporary ban on avocado exports

"The temporary ban was a wake-up call for the exporters with the ban having been imposed to stop exporters shipping out immature crop because of high demand in the world market."

7 Feb 2018

East Africa: Smuggling, hides exports hurting bid to grow leather trade

While Kenya has identified the leather industry as among those to push its manufacturing sector, it is struggling to stem export and smuggling of raw hides and skins...

By Njiraini Muchira 6 Feb 2018

Sustainable blueberry farming key to growth and continuity

Although the planned upsurge in blueberry supply predicted for the year ahead is immense, a sustainable approach to growing should still be strictly adhered to by farmers...

6 Feb 2018

AU's free trade area set for launch in March

The long-awaited Free Trade Area (FTA) that aims to increase intra-regional trade within the continent, will be launched in March this year in Kigali...

2 Feb 2018

Global cereal output heading for a record

Following a better-than-expected harvest, the 2017/2018 marketing season should end with record inventory levels for wheat and maize...

2 Feb 2018

Listeriosis outbreak reveals SA's need for a designated food control agency

With over 720 laboratory-confirmed cases of food poisoning caused by Listeria in 2017, South Africa is in dire need of a food control agency which can better manage the threat...

31 Jan 2018

Listeria is jumping the system

The outbreak of listeria highlights the responsibility of the red meat industry to provide proper and improved hygiene during the production, processing, packing and preparation of red meat and red meat products...

By Elmarie Helberg 29 Jan 2018

No link between Listeriosis outbreak and SA apples

A report being circulated on certain WhatsApp groups refer to an incident dating back to 2015 in California, in the USA, when Listeria was found on caramelised apples...

29 Jan 2018

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International

Walmart shares dive as e-commerce growth slows

NEW YORK, US - Investors pummeled Walmart shares on Tuesday after the retail behemoth reported disappointing fourth-quarter earnings in results that revealed growing pains in its e-commerce buildout.

21 hours ago

UK retail loyalty programmes suffer from a lack of differentiation

The Retail Loyalty Programmes in the UK 2018 survey has found that UK retail loyalty programme operators are struggling to bring fresh ideas to the programme benefit mix. The report, announced recently by Razors Edge Business Intelligence, analyses the loyalty programmes operated by the UK's top 350 retailers, 48 loyalty programmes in all.

1 day ago

Natalie Mills takes her Crystal Creations to the US

Natalie Mills was struggling financially when she embarked on her first entrepreneurship endeavour. Since then, Mills has gone on to create Crystal Creations, a bespoke range of quality jewellery, and is now on the verge of launching in the US.

2 days ago

Lab grown meat to cause labeling issues

The United States Cattlemen's Association (USCA) has petitioned the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA's) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) to exclude products not derived directly from animals raised and slaughtered, from the definition of 'beef' and 'meat'.

2 days ago

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