Retail Trends 2016

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Prof Elain Vlok on Clover's self-sustaining CSI model

The annual Clover Mama Afrika Smarties Week, Clover's flagship CSI programme, took place in Johannesburg last week, from Sunday, 31 January to Friday, 5 February, including an awards evening for rewarding the mamas' previous years' work and commitment to their respective communities...

By Jessica Taylor

Pick n Pay supports drought relief fund

Pick n Pay has announced the donation of R500,000 through different initiatives to provide respite for communities in South Africa's drought-stricken areas...

CSI that makes a real difference

Globalisation, connectivity, and common interests are uniting formerly unrelated groups. But how do you manage reputation in the fast-moving context of digital media...

By Jeff Nemeth

Food shortages are looming

Rapidly rising prices for the essentials of life are weighing heavily on the poor and could represent a security risk, experts have warned...

Kellogg's Breakfast for Better Days impacts childrens' learning ability

Last week, millions of children around South Africa were heading off to school, either for the first time, or to experience another year of study. Sadly, a large percentage of the millions of students will be arriving at school hungry...

Relate brings Amy Biehl Foundation R1 million

A simple string of beads, made and sold through a uniquely sustainable business model, has seen the Amy Biehl Foundation (ABF) in Cape Town benefit by R1,062,464...

Shoprite transports water for citizens

In addition to the 119,920 litres of fresh drinking water donated to various communities affected by South Africa's crippling drought, the Shoprite Group is also assisting with the transportation of more than 60,000 litres of water collected by ordinary South Africans...

Shoprite helps drought-hit communities

The Shoprite Group is reaching out and assisting various local communities that have been left without water or hit by water shortages as a result of the persistent drought that is plaguing South Africa...

Amazon donates profits from far-right anthem to refugees

BERLIN - Online retail giant Amazon said it will donate the profits from the online purchase of a tune released by the far-right anti-migrant PEGIDA movement to refugees in Germany...

Cape Town to host sustainability conference

Sustainable Brands has expanded its global conference network to Cape Town, South Africa with SB'16 Cape Town scheduled for 14-17 May 2016 at City Hall...

Call to apply for bursaries

The Shoprite Group is providing financial study assistance for pharmacy-, accounting- and retail-related university and technical degrees, and also to matriculants, but only a few bursaries are left, so those who have not yet been successful in raising funds for their studies next year need to apply now...

Millionth Wonderbag sold

November marked a major milestone for a simple heat-retention bag that, to date, has achieved remarkable things...

First Builders Warehouse store opens in Zambia

Builders Warehouse has recently opened its first store in Zambia, which has created 156 jobs, at the East Park Shopping Mall, Lusaka. It is the sixth Builders Warehouse store outside of South Africa...

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