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Marketers, don't eat your words - food labelling, copyright and compliance with the ASA

Do you know which legally compliant food labelling factors to keep in mind when developing and conceptualising trademarks, brand names and related content on packaging for foodstuffs?...

Issued by Knowledge Resources

Call centre intends to keep Lewis compliant

In a move to quell growing disapproval of its lending practices, furniture retailer Lewis will launch a call centre to enhance compliance, transparency and oversight of its in-store sales and credit-application process...

By Zeenat Moorad

Simba roars and 'copycat' comes up with crumbs

A small local potato crisp manufacturer has to change its logo and packaging after Simba Chips accused it of being a copycat...

National rhino horn trade remains legal in SA

The Johannesburg High Court has dismissed the Department of Environmental Affairs' application for leave to appeal against the lifting of the ban on national trade of rhino horn in South Africa.

Davies prepares SA for Agoa trade suspension

The possible suspension of South Africa from the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) will hugely affect the agricultural sector first...

By Karabo Ngoepe

US set to reimpose tariffs on SA goods

President Barack Obama is set to announce that he is suspending duty-free treatment of South African agricultural products under the African Growth and Opportunity Act...

'Un-Islamic' vaping catches fire in Malaysia amid govt backlash

KUALA LUMPUR - At Malaysian e-cigarette outlet Vape Empire, customers kick back and puff out thick, aromatic clouds of vapour in funky flavours like Horny Mango and Creamy Suckerz' Banana Anna...

Adhere to CPA regulations, retailers advised

The 2015 Year-end Holiday Survey conducted by Deloitte has revealed that while 33% of consumers will be spending less money this festive season on holidays, furniture, entertainment and leisure than in 2014, 55% of South African consumers will still spend money to enjoy their holidays...

China-Africa cooperation agreement welcomed by WWF

The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) has welcomed the announcement that China and Africa are to join hands in the fight against the illegal trade of fauna and flora products...

SA to draw up rules for drone makers

The South African Civil Aviation Authority, which in July promulgated regulations governing the operation of drones, is considering requirements for manufacturers...

By Andiswa Maqutu

Four tips on how retailers can protect themselves from data breaches

MasterCard addressed various issues impacting retailers across Africa...

'Big chains keep blacks out of loop'

Controversial political party Agency for New Agenda is hauling South Africa's five major retailers to court for racial discrimination and is threatening to scupper a trillion-rand business deal.

By Nompumelelo Magwaza

Fashion police - protect your products, protect your brand

In the clothing industry, various forms of mimicry from the confusingly similar logo applied to competing products, to the seemingly perfect copies, can dilute the distinctiveness of a brand...

By Thomas Schmidt

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