BizTrends 2018


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Shoprite Group boosts skill set of fresh food departments

More than 4,000 employees from the Shoprite Group's fresh food departments will be upskilled as a result of the retailer's latest training programme...

11 Apr 2018

Female township entrepreneurs empowered through Gauteng enterprise development programme

A group of women from Soweto, Tembisa and Mamelodi graduated from the Gauteng Township Retail Enterprise Development programme, which aims to empower female entrepreneurs involved within township retail...

3 Apr 2018

Hout Bay designer's rooibos purses score shelf space in Paris

Gracious Dube from Hout Bay in Cape Town is delighted to have her handmade purses, which are upcycled from rooibos tea bags, stocked in a fashion boutique in Paris...

28 Mar 2018

Coke bottler dedicates R3.9bn of procurement spend to black suppliers

Coca-Cola Beverages SA is committing to divert R3.9 billion in procurement spend, or 30% of the total, to black-owned and black women-owned organisations over the next three years...

28 Mar 2018

Eastern Cape SMEs get a leg up with new Exporter Development Programme

A new Exporter Development Programme has been launched by the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber in partnership with the Eastern Cape Development Corporation...

13 Mar 2018

SA women remain underrepresented among the ranks of entrepreneurs

While South Africa has made progress in reducing the gender bias for women engaging in early stage entrepreneurial activities, the number of women business owners remains constrained...

8 Mar 2018

#SeamlessAfrica: Five lessons in customer service from Action Gear

According to online retailer Action Gear, their passion for outdoor technical products is second only to their love for stellar customer service...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 7 Mar 2018

The modern marketer is a connected one

In the 1970s, people were served about 300 ads a day. Today it's about 5,000 ads a day. It's a product-polluted world with smart consumers, where it's no longer about differentiation, but about multiple and meaningful connections, says Carmen Murray, founder of Boo-Yah!...

By Jessica Tennant 2 Feb 2018

Business lessons on diversity and cultural sensitivity from H&M

Global retailer H&M may need to take a look at its human resources strategy and in particular at staff awareness and insight into diversity and intercultural competence, says a business school professor...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 26 Jan 2018

Logistics profitability lags due to skills shortage

A shortage of specialised skills that operate the technology optimising the distribution of goods to customers is threatening even the best efforts at scaling operational capability...

17 Jan 2018

Fresh crop of fashion talent advances in Standard Bank business accelerator

The Threads Accelerator, a fashion SME programme presented by marketing agency Nonzero and Standard Bank, has entered its second stage...

17 Jan 2018

Franchising model breeds success for Col'Cacchio pizzerias

In 2013, Greg Mommsen left the IT industry to set up one of the first Col'Cacchio pizzeria franchises in Bryanston...

9 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Is franchising future-proof?

Modern-day franchising has been with us since the mid-1950s when it made its presence felt in the USA. Subsequently, expansion was swift and within a few short years, the concept had conquered the world.

By Tony Da Fonseca 9 Jan 2018

SA finalists in Chivas Venture global competition announced

The South African top five in Chivas Regal's The Venture IV have been selected. The global social entrepreneur competition aims to find and support promising entrepreneurs...

27 Dec 2017

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