Retail Trends 2016

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Burger King commits to cage-free eggs

Joining other brands, Burger King has committed to switching to 100 percent cage-free eggs, eliminating eggs produced by hens confined in cages from its egg supply chain...

All is fair in coffee, chocolate and wine

Globally, without a doubt, consumers are moving towards a much greater ethical awareness of their purchasing power. South Africans are now putting their money where their values are...

By Arianna Baldo

Fairtrade sweetens SA sugar industry

South Africa's first Fairtrade certified crop of cane sugar became available in December 2015. Fairtrade is not a charity or an aid system, but rather an innovative business model...

How eco-friendly are homemade cleaning products, really?

While many believe that do-it-yourself cleaning products are safer for their users and the environment, because they do not contain chemicals, recent research has indicated that this may not be the case...

By Clinton Smith

Solar powers heart of winery

The carbon footprint of your next glass of wine could soon be trimmed after a major South African wine manufacturer unveiled a project to reduce its annual carbon emissions by 1200 tons of carbon dioxide...

Good news for big brands and the world's forests

A new agreement to create a network of certified suppliers was agreed upon at the recent Green Building Council of SA (GBCSA) Conference...

V&A's rooftop solar system operational

Sustainable Power Solutions with partners SolarWorld Africa, SMA Solar Technology South Africa and Schletter South Africa, has installed a rooftop solar system at Cape Town's V&A Waterfront...

New approach to water usage needed

The worst drought in decades will also motivate the government, businesses and consumers to change the way they use water...

Woolworths now selling first private label ASC-certified fish

Coinciding with World Fisheries Day on 21 November, Woolworths has launched new ranges of responsibly farmed fish. The fish are the ASC-certified tilapia products...

Taking big data steps for improving energy consumption in retail

Energy management has become a necessity rather than a choice given South Africa's current power and energy situation, particularly in the retail environment...

By Jaco Barnard

Water refill kiosks appear in Gauteng

Drinking water refill kiosks are making an appearance in Gauteng supermarkets as consumers were confronted with the reality of dry taps this week...

Record results and profit increase for GWK in 2015

GWK, South African agribusiness leader announced their results for the 2015 financial year and posted a year-end revenue of R7.96 billion, an 11,76% increase in turnover...

Green cleaning beats bleaching

In March 2015, Euromonitor International compiled a series of reports about the state of cleaning in South Africa. From laundry habits to surface cleaning, toilet care and home care, the research indicated that South African consumers generally focus on price when making a buying decision...

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