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Episode 86: The power of brands in the mass communication landscape

Date: 22 Apr 2014
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Episode 84: Agency focus - Source

Date: 2 Apr 2014
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Episode 82: An African Path to Success & Effective Measure

Date: 24 Feb 2014 | Time: 39:00min
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Glow well with WellSkin

If you're like me you might have thought that the Wellness Warehouse stores only housed wasabi flavoured peanuts, organic face washes and super-healthy meals for the hippies and hipsters, but no, they also run a well-equipped beauty salon, WellSkin, which offers massages, facials, waxes and mani/pedis.

By Ruth Cooper 24 Apr 2014 09:35

Combined Motor Holdings earnings up to 154.9c a share

Motor retail group Combined Motor Holdings (CMH) reported that its diluted basic earnings per share were 154.9c for the year ended February, up from 142.4c a year ago.

24 Apr 2014 08:27

Weak sales growth likely in Clicks' interims

Clicks Group's (CLS's) half-year results‚ which are due out this week‚ are likely to reflect the strain on the retailer's middle-income target market‚ which remains under pressure.

By Zeenat Moorad 22 Apr 2014 15:52

Motor trade sales up 3.3% in February

Motor trade sales (measured in nominal terms and current prices) increased by 3.3% year-on-year in February‚ Statistics SA reported last week

22 Apr 2014 09:30

Creating shopping centres for consumers

A shopping centre is more than just bricks and mortar; it is a reflection of the evolution of consumers. Therefore, how a shopping centre's design reflects the values of its consumers plays an important role in its success.

By Danette Breitenbach 17 Apr 2014 07:58

Pick n Pay earnings up 24.4% to 138.5c

Retailer Pick 'n Pay reported an increase in headline earnings per share (HEPS) for the year ended March of 24.4% to 138.51c up from 111.30c for the previously reported 368-day period in 2013.

16 Apr 2014 10:17

Pick n Pay releases first set of results under new CEO

Pick n Pay (PIK) on Tuesday, 15 April 2014, reported a 7.7% increase in turnover to R63.1bn for the full-year driven in part by an accelerated programme of new-store growth and cost cutting.

By Zeenat Moorad 15 Apr 2014 16:27

Woolworths' expansion plan in Africa

In the next two to three years Woolworths is planning to open 15 stores in sub-Saharan Africa, including in Kenya, Mauritius and Namibia, reports Reuters.

14 Apr 2014 11:47

Massmart appoints new non-executive chairman

Kuseni Dlamini has been appointed as the independent, non-executive chairman of Massmart-Walmart board and takes over from Mark Lamberti with effect from 10 April 2014. Lamberti was recently appointed CEO of Imperial Holdings.

14 Apr 2014 11:09

New curator for V&A craft market

The Red Shed and Blue Shed at the V&A Waterfront gets a new space, a new name and a new curator, Trevyn McGowan. The R50 million renovation of the area will see the focus broaden to craft and design, and the name 'Watershed' reflect its place as a talent incubator, giving tenants exposure to the many local and international visitors the Waterfront welcomes on an annual basis.

14 Apr 2014 10:59

'Heartbleed' computer bug may rob you

South African internet users are advised to change their passwords on websites, and possibly even those used for their banks or financial institutions, after the discovery of the Heartbleed bug.

By Matthew Savides 14 Apr 2014 08:58

Massmart CEO Grant Pattison resigns

Grant Pattison has decided to step down as CEO of Massmart, effective 1 June 2014, the Group announced today, 11 April 2014. Guy Hayward, currently chief operating officer, has been named as his successor. The appointment is in line with the Group's succession plan, enabling a smooth leadership transition.

11 Apr 2014 15:32

Bottom line: It's about Africa

Africa is the story, actually the big story is Africa*. This was the message from Malcolm Horne, of Broll at the fourth South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) annual research conference.

By Danette Breitenbach 11 Apr 2014 09:35

Woolies bid could create southern retail giant

In a deal that will make it one of the 10 largest department store operators in the world‚ Cape Town-based Woolworths (WHL) is set to buy Australian department store chain David Jones for R21.4bn (A$2.1bn).

By Zeenat Moorad 10 Apr 2014 15:18

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