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Sustainability trends shaping retail in 2018

Sustainability issues are increasingly shaping trends in the retail sector. In this year's World Economic Forum Global Risks Report, three of the top global risks in terms of likelihood and impact are environmental...

By Feroz Koor 3 days ago

Durex Connect-ED empowers youth to make sound choices about sexual health

With sex education playing a significant role in enabling our youth to take full control of their sexual behaviour, Durex's Connect-ED programme aims to make a difference in South African communities...

16 Apr 2018

Shoprite Group boosts skill set of fresh food departments

More than 4,000 employees from the Shoprite Group's fresh food departments will be upskilled as a result of the retailer's latest training programme...

11 Apr 2018

Woolworths invests R1.5m in water infrastructure for schools

Woolworths has announced a R1.5m investment in water infrastructure for schools via the newly launched MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet LoveH2O Water Fund...

10 Apr 2018

Winners of #MySchool20 campaign announced

Marking its 20th anniversary in 2017, MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet launched its social media-driven #MySchool20 campaign. The 20 winning customers and their 20 favourite causes have now been announced...

9 Apr 2018

Pizza Hut changes pizza boxes into reading boxes

Pizza Hut is changing simple pizza boxes into 'red reading boxes' in Africa as part of its global initiative to get more of Africa's children reading...

6 Apr 2018

StreetSmart SA expands to accommodation, wine tasting establishments

StreetSmart SA has expanded its initiative into accommodation and wine tasting establishments...

6 Apr 2018

Hout Bay designer's rooibos purses score shelf space in Paris

Gracious Dube from Hout Bay in Cape Town is delighted to have her handmade purses, which are upcycled from rooibos tea bags, stocked in a fashion boutique in Paris...

28 Mar 2018

Coke bottler dedicates R3.9bn of procurement spend to black suppliers

Coca-Cola Beverages SA is committing to divert R3.9 billion in procurement spend, or 30% of the total, to black-owned and black women-owned organisations over the next three years...

28 Mar 2018

R2m raised for charity through Clicks, Relate partnership

The Clicks partnership with 100% not-for-profit social enterprise The Relate Trust has resulted in R2m being raised for a charity that helps hundreds of thousands of vulnerable South Africans...

19 Mar 2018

P&G and Game's water-supply partnership delivers over 2m litres in 2017

A partnership between Procter & Gamble (P&G) and Game supplied roughly 2.4 million litres of clean water to impoverished communities in 2017...

13 Mar 2018

Ferrero unveils Primary Health Care Centre for factory staff and family

The Michele Ferrero Entrepreneurial Project - South Africa, has opened the doors to its Primary Health Care Centre in Walkerville...

Issued by Optimize Enhancing Effectiveness 8 Mar 2018

How one retailer has engineered deflation in trying economic times

"In trying economic times, retailers should still put their customers first." - Ackermans shares secrets to its sustainability...

Issued by Ackermans 23 Feb 2018

#DesignIndaba2018: The next generation of fashion is biology

New York-based Fashion Institute of Technology graduate and biomaterials research company AlgiKnit co-founder and COO Aleksandra Gosiewski gave a thought-provoking presentation at Design Indaba on Wednesday on why they, at AlgiKnit, believe that biology is the future of fashion and their revolutionary work in their search for a sustainable product...

By Jessica Tennant 23 Feb 2018

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