Retail Trends 2016

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Shield and Vaseline partner for the Rugby World Cup

Deodorant brand Shield and skincare brand Vaseline have announced a partnership through which they will become the exclusive personal care suppliers of the Rugby World Cup 2015...

Cotton On expands into homewares market

Cotton On is expanding into the homewares market, partnering with Australian-based furniture company Mark Tuckey to create a bespoke collection...

Gareth Ackerman, Therese Gearhart as co-chairs of CGCSA

Pick n Pay Chairman, Gareth Ackerman and Therese Gearhart, President of the Southern Africa business unit of the Coca-Cola Company are the new co-chairs of the Consumer Goods Council of SA (CGCSA). They took over as of 1 March 2015.

New food safety specialist puts safety at top of the menu

Food safety specialist, Dr Papiso Tshabalala is newly appointed in the Food Safety Initiative business unit of the CGCSA. She is on a mission to educate and train food handlers on the proper methods to prevent foodborne illnesses...

GS1 data registry tops 15 million products

GS1, a neutral, global NPO organisation that develops and maintains the most widely used supply chain standards system in the world, has announced its GS1 Global Registry has reached 15 million product items...

IORMA solidifies its reach with Johannesburg office launch

The International Omni Retailing Markets Association (IORMA), which monitors and analyses the value chain for consumer goods and services, has established a Johannesburg office...

New members for the South African Brandy Guild

The South African Brandy Guild has announced the induction of six new members for their contribution in raising awareness around the world-class qualities of South African brandy.

Trends from CPA complaints to consumer ombudsman

Reviewing the complaints brought to the Consumer Goods and Services Ombudsman (CGSO) indicates that the South African public is coming to terms with its rights...

Magauta Mphahlele new chairperson of CGSO

Magauta Mphahlele has been appointed as the chairperson of the Consumer Goods and Services Ombud (CGSO) and independent non-executive member to the board of directors. She takes over the reins from founding chairperson of CGSO, Grant Pattison, whose term has ended.

New president for SACSC

With her extensive property experience and reputation for industry leadership, Marna van der Walt has been appointed president of the South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC).

NAPM calls for elimination of VAT on life saving medicines

The National Association of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers (NAPM) has proposed a zero Value Added Tax (VAT) rating on medicines in its submission to the Davis Tax Committee.

IORMA launches in South Africa

IORMA, the International Omni Retailing Markets Association, has announced its new office in Johannesburg will serve as a hub for businesses wanting to understand local and global consumer trends for Africa.

Cape Wine Master recognised by French wine body

Sandton-based Margaret Fry was inducted into the Commanderie de Bordeaux en Afrique du Sud, the South African chapter of the worldwide association of over 5000 wine lovers, constituted into 79 chapters in 26 countries, who promote the wines and quality values of Bordeaux.

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