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In supply chain management, customers must be central

In the public and private sectors, the term supply chain management (SCM) may be understood differently but whoever supply chain professionals are and wherever they practice, they should put the customer at the centre...

3 days ago

Woolworths' 'Inside Retail' programme reaches 32 TVET colleges

Woolworths recently hosted its annual 'Inside Retail' programme, targeting 32 TVET colleges in Cape Town through a week-long, embedded course aimed at providing practical experience and knowledge of the retail value chain in South Africa...

19 Jul 2016

Warehouse management systems essential to delivering online promises

The online race for capturing the biggest share of the customer's wallet has left many a traditional retailer trailing behind, not through technology but through the offline movement of ordered goods...

By Hein Pretorius 12 Jul 2016

Building local supply chain aids food franchises

While it may be tempting for big food franchises entering South Africa to import their goods from suppliers in their 'head office' country, there are many good reasons to set up a strong, effective local supply chain...

By Jonathan Herbert 12 Jul 2016

New tomato paste plant a big boost for farmers

The hunt is on for Eastern Cape farmers to supply franchising giant Famous Brands' new tomato paste plant at the Coega Industrial Development Zone...

By Zandile Mbabela 6 Jul 2016

#CGFSummit: Enactus announces 1 Race 2 End Waste competition

Tom Gorman, CEO of Brambles and a board member of Enactus, has announced the launch of a global initiative, 1 Race 2 End Waste, to reduce food loss and waste in developing as well as developed countries...

21 Jun 2016

Serco kickstarts Takealot fleet

Serco worked closely with e-commerce retailer,, in its move to own and operate its own fleet of dry body vehicles...

21 Jun 2016

Partnership sees new potato offering brought to market

RSA Market Agents introduced a new value-for-money potato offering from Wesgrow, which will see a new high-quality potato brand available to fresh produce buyers...

30 May 2016

Rhodes Food H1 net profit jumps 89.2% to R110m

A string of acquisitions since Rhodes Foods (RFG) listed on the JSE in October 2014 helped its interim revenue jump 53.5% to R2bn, the company reported...

25 May 2016

Pioneer Foods has sufficient scope to enhance efficiencies

In an interview with Business Day TV conducted on Monday, Phil Roux, CEO of Pioneer Foods, speaks about the company's half-year results, which showed...

25 May 2016

Forget cost management, think value management

As a business, it has always been wise to regularly look back and reflect on progress (or the lack thereof), and to then take stock of the current trajectory...

By Kate Stubbs 24 May 2016

Resolve to optimise Pick n Pay's logistics activities

The extension of Resolve's R400 million partnership with Pick n Pay represents the company's biggest logistics control tower project to date...

20 May 2016

Vasari to use KWV as platform to grow African spirits

Consumer-focused investment group, Vasari has reached an agreement with KWV group to acquire 100% of its operational assets for R1.15 billion...

13 May 2016

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