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Save big with SA's most popular loyalty programmes

South Africans love a good bargain. And who can blame us?...

By Melissa Wentzel 21 hours ago

Free Wi-Fi brings marketing returns for retailers

Free Wi-Fi is more than just keeping clients longer at a coffee shop or charging for every megabyte of usage for retailers' ISP to collect revenue...

By Prashil Gareeb 24 Mar 2017

Red meat prices soar as farmers rebuild herds

South African consumers should prepare to fork out more for their favourite cuts of beef as analysts predict that beef prices will soar beyond 30% this year as livestock farmers battle to rebuild their herds...

18 hours ago

Competition Commission spreads tentacles in fruit and veg crackdown

The Competition Commission has extended its search and seizure operation involving fresh produce market agents to premises in Cape Town and Durban...

1 day ago

Woolworths to combine Country Road Group and David Jones into one group

Woolworths is combining its Australian subsidiaries Country Road Group and David Jones into one group called WHL Australasia...

By Robert Laing 1 day ago

The natural approach to Healey's champion cheese

Healey's hand-made Slow Matured Cheddar received SA Champion status at this year's SA Dairy Championships in the Raw Milk Semi Hard or Hard Cheese category. The cheese is made with unpasteurised milk...

1 day ago

Are you a good fit for franchising?

Entrepreneurs contribute towards job creation, which motivates many people to want to start their own business, but how well do they know their business personality?

By Richard Mukheibir 1 day ago

Breaking through brand clutter with Nomu

This #BrandManagerMonth, we find out what's new with Nomu, the original SA food and lifestyle concept inspiring creative kitchens across the land, from director Paul Raphaely...

By Leigh Andrews 24 Mar 2017

Pick n Pay to cut food prices

Grocery retailers have not been immune to the downturn in the economy despite offering essential goods to consumers...

By Colleen Goko 24 Mar 2017

Competition body accuses fresh-produce agents of cartel behaviour

The commission said it suspected the larger players of colluding to hold prices low until their smaller competitors ran out of fresh fruit and vegetables to sell, after which they sharply increased prices...

By Robert Laing 23 Mar 2017

Busby to shut Nine West and Mango

Nine West will walk out of SA and Mango will follow suit as the House of Busby alters its portfolio to match domestic needs...

23 Mar 2017

All bets on House of Kallie

In 2015 I decided to do a short eight-week beginners course in jewellery-making. I ended up with torn nails, bruised hands and an appreciation of the hard work done by creators behind this artform...

By Robin Fredericks 23 Mar 2017

#SeamlessAfrica: Tackling the omnichannel retail reality

‘Omnichannel' is not merely a business buzzword, it's the new retail reality. Amanda Herson, e-commerce director for the Cape Union Mart Group, shared her thoughts...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 20 Mar 2017

Parmalat's Mature Gouda crowned SA Dairy Product of the Year 2017

Parmalat's Mature Gouda (10 months) made especially for Woolworths was crowned as the 2017 SA Dairy Product of the Year at the Agri-Expo Qualité Awards Gala...

20 Mar 2017

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