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Researchers: SA suffers from fragmented policymaking in agriculture and food security

The review process has generated interesting connections, and it has highlighted important questions to start asking - like who holds the power in food value chains, and how this affects changes in food prices...

12 May 2017

MimiBizBox founder seeks to raise awareness this Freedom Day

This Freedom Day, Mimi Women CEO and founder Ramona Kasavan will be reaching out to disadvantaged women in rural areas to raise awareness on MimiBizBox...

25 Apr 2017

Uganda's second Slow Food Earth Market launched in Manafwa

The objectives of the Manafwa Earth Market is preserving traditional and local products and bringing together small-scale food producers and consumers...

13 Apr 2017

Cointreau selects finalists in Creative Crew grant scheme

The Cointreau Creative Crew (CCC) Grant Scheme, which sought to identify and empower female creativity across South Africa, has selected 15 finalists...

2 Mar 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

Why new entrants struggle to break into South Africa's retail space

Effective competition in the supermarket industry is important because it has far-reaching implications for consumers and suppliers...

By Reena das Nair 7 Feb 2017

Spaza shops need assistance to grow sustainably

Spaza shops are the backbone of South Africa's township economy and are the most visible and vivid scenery, depicting the vibrancy of township life...

By Munir Jeeva 6 Feb 2017

Gill Mkhasibe to speak at ITF on how brands are purchased in informal retail

The Trade Intelligence Independent Trade Forum (ITF), being held on 23 February 2017 at the Focus Rooms, Sunninghill Sandton, will feature Gill Mkhasibe, MD and co-owner of The Mkhasibe Group (TMG), who will answer ‘How is your brand purchased in the informal trade?'

23 Jan 2017

#BestofBiz 2016: Retail

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2016 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Retail portal over the past year below.

12 Dec 2016

#SustainabilityMonth: Turning an invasive plant into an eco-friendly opportunity

Nigeria-based green entrepreneur Achenyo Idachaba is helping change the story in the riverine community of Bayeku in Ikorodu, Lagos by turning an invasive water plant that chokes Nigeria's waterways into a source of income...

By Sindy Peters 24 Oct 2016

Alliance brings cashless payments to townships

South African mobile payments start-up, iKhokha, has teamed up with Mastercard to boost payment card acceptance at small businesses in informal settlements...

13 Sep 2016

Logistics Partners programme finds innovative route to informal market

If companies can find a viable and reliable point of entry, South Africa's community and informal markets offer them an ideal place to grow their customer base...

16 Aug 2016

Time to gauge in invisible market's size

Hunched on a white plastic chair, Romeo Makwela takes a bite of his lunch. It is a threelayered sandwich (i-slice) with fried chips, achar, a smoked Russian sausage, cheese and lettuce oozing out from all sides...

By Palesa Vuyolwethu Tshandu 18 May 2016

Instant engagement - next step for online classifieds

Whilst the primary function of classifieds still is the bringing together of buyers and sellers, the proliferation of mobile technology has seen a change in the way users want to experience online classifieds...

By Felix Erken 16 May 2016

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No dividend from Famous Brands as acquisitions send interest bill soaring

Famous Brands shareholders will receive no dividend for its 2017 financial year as it digests a string of acquisitions, it said in its results for the year to end-February 2017, released on Monday morning.

By Robert Laing 2 hours ago

Amazon opens first brick and mortar New York bookshop

NEW YORK, US - Online retail giant Amazon on Thursday opened its first brick and mortar bookstore in New York, selling a limited range of its highest-rated books and letting customers browse products as in times gone by.

3 days ago

TFG acquires Australian menswear group RAG

TFG has acquired Australian menswear group Retail Apparel Group (RAF) for close to R3bn. TFG says its acquisition of RAG further broadens its international expansion into chosen geographical areas with a product and value offering that is well aligned with TFG's multi-brand business model.

25 May 2017

#NewCampaign: F*ck like a Finn

Finland is the best country for love-making, stated in this campaign video that has gained a million organic views in Finland alone.

24 May 2017

Alibaba quarterly profits almost double to $1.55bn

BEIJING, China - Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba said Thursday its net profit almost doubled in the latest quarter on the back of soaring growth in online shopping.

22 May 2017

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