Mastercard is collaborating with Durban-based tech company Spazapp, to bring secure and convenient mobile payments to thousands of informal traders...
3 days ago
Over the last 20 years Johannesburg has become an intense wholesale and retail centre for local hawkers and for traders from all over sub-Saharan Africa...
Dr Tanya Zack 6 Nov 2017
Pick n Pay has expanded its partnership programme with independent spaza store owners to the Western Cape...
24 Oct 2017
Ithala has commenced a refurbishment programme to revitalise township and rural economies at its retail centres in Nongoma, Ulundi and Eshowe in northern KwaZulu-Natal...
Ithala Development Finance Corporation 17 Oct 2017
It can take up to three months or even more for food to travel from the farm to table. “The longer this supply chain, the less control you have over the product and the harder it is to maintain quality and safety.”
19 Sep 2017
Maryla Masojada from Trade Intelligence discusses the trends affecting the produce supply chain and their impacts on the way companies do business...
Lauren Hartzenberg 12 Sep 2017
Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa have realised the benefits of utilising informal markets as an alternative distribution channel and it has seen an impressive growth of female-led LDP's across the business...
17 Aug 2017
"I often wonder off the beaten track looking for the pulse of the region and the heartbeat of the community, the local artisans, the storytellers and elders of a village, the sacred values of the area..."
10 Aug 2017
An investment by Absa Bank aims to transform spaza shops into sustainable businesses, able to compete with mainstream retailers...
31 Jul 2017
South African startup Last Mile for BoP is rolling out a mobile application that enables informal traders to compare bulk prices and order stock from their phone...
Tom Jackson 24 Jul 2017
Angola, a Portuguese-speaking country, is strongly influenced by the cultural output of Brazil...
Léa Barreau Tran 17 Jul 2017
The deadline for completion of the Competition Commission's market inquiry into the grocery retail sector has been pushed out from May 2017 to March 2018, which will be 28 months after the inquiry was launched back in November 2015...
Ann Crotty 14 Jul 2017
Double-digit liquor sales growth outweighed lower grocery sales for Spar in the year to end-September.
Robert Laing 1 day ago
A delegation from South Africa's Black Business Council recently held talks in Johannesburg with business leaders from Singapore and Malaysia on potential investment and bilateral trade.
2 days ago
LONDON, UK - Britain's competition regulator has given the green light to supermarket giant Tesco's 3.7-billion takeover of wholesaler Booker, it said Tuesday.
3 days ago
Toymaker Mattel is celebrating Olympic medalist Ibtihaj Muhammad by creating and selling a Barbie doll in her likeness. Muhammad emerged on the world stage for her swordsmanship and accolades as the first American Olympian to compete while wearing a hijab.
14 Nov 2017
Hisense Electric, the publicly listed subsidiary of Hisense Group, has agreed to purchase 95% of the shares of Toshiba Visual Solutions Corporation (TVS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, for 12.9 billion Japanese Yen (R1,6 billion). Toshiba holds its 5% stock rights.
14 Nov 2017