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Bidcorp open to acquisitive and organic growth opportunities

Food services group Bid Corporation (Bidcorp), which was unbundled from industrial conglomerate Bidvest Group, grew its interim revenue 5% to R67.8bn...

By Pericles Anetos 24 Feb 2017

Value added services made easy for South African retailers

A Cape Town-based fintech business, Electrum, is providing retailers and banks with the technology platform that they need to connect their systems to VAS providers...

22 Feb 2017

#DesignMonth: What's in your lunch box?

FOODwelove aims to change how offices eat by offering desk jockeys the option to have a healthy and wholesome lunch delivered in a cleverly designed box, straight to their desk...

By Cari Coetzee 20 Feb 2017

New township delivery service pilots in Ekurhuleni

A new retail home delivery service for townships, funded by the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA), has launched in Ekhuruleni...

14 Feb 2017

Rhoda Afrika's blooming flower business

Rhoda Afrika, who began her flower business in an outside stall, will supply thousands of flowers to around 40 Shoprite and Checkers stores in the Free State...

13 Feb 2017

Food & Hospitality Africa scoops Best Trade Exhibition category award

Food & Hospitality Africa powered by Hostex was awarded Best Trade Exhibition in its size category (Category 1 - 6000sqm) at the first ever AAXO Organiser and Exhibitor Awards...

13 Feb 2017

UberEats adds more suburbs in Joburg and Cape Town

UberEats, which launched in South Africa in late September 2016, and extended to Cape Town in late January 2017, has announced further extensions...

10 Feb 2017

Reduce customer queues with mPOS

Businesses can ease month-end queues simply by adding a mobile point-of-sale device to their traditional POS solution...

By Bronwyn Watt 10 Feb 2017

Gold Brands secures restaurants in UK franchise

South Africans will soon be dining at such well-known UK brands as Bella Italia, Café Rouge, Las Iguanas and Belgo, following a franchise deal...

7 Feb 2017

Tenant mix contributes to retail success

Getting the right tenant mix is at the top of the list of factors that contribute to the success or otherwise of a major shopping centre...

By Olive Ndebele 6 Feb 2017

Cardtronics acquires Spark ATM Systems to enter African market

Cardtronics, which provides services to approximately 225,000 ATMs in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific, has acquired Spark ATM Systems...

6 Feb 2017

12 franchise trends for 2017

As we start the year 2017, we tend to reflect on the year that was. This might be a good time to look towards the future and see what 2017 has in store for us...

By Anita du Toit and Sasha-Lee de Bod 3 Feb 2017

#BizTrends2017: Four signs the economy of the future is built on mobile

Despite much hype and 'this is the year of mobile' predictions, the local market still hasn't quite reached its potential in terms of using mobile as a transacting tool...

By Peter Miller 17 Jan 2017

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