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Sales to "rich and hungry" boost Famous Brands
Sales to "rich and hungry" boost Famous Brands

Hungry higher-income South Africans have given Famous Brands' upmarket chains such as Tashas and Turn 'n Tender a boost‚ helping them outperform its outlets such as Wimpy and Fishaways‚ as lower-middle-income consumers grapple with rising living costs and buy fewer takeaways.

29 Oct 2014 10:40

Shoprite's strong results despite consumer cut backs
Shoprite's strong results despite consumer cut backs

While consumers tighten their belts as living costs steadily rise, personal debts remain high and jobs are in short supply, Shoprite's turnover rose by 12.3% in the quarter to September.

29 Oct 2014 09:48

TPT responds to Medium-Term Budget Policy statement
TPT responds to Medium-Term Budget Policy statement

During his recent 2014 Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS), Minister of Finance Nhlanhla Nene placed emphasis on government's commitment to infrastructure expansion and export led growth.

28 Oct 2014 10:39

Courier company achieves high-speed recovery with Veeam
Courier company achieves high-speed recovery with Veeam

The RAM Group of Companies, which includes RAM Hand to Hand Couriers, has cut the time needed to back up the IT systems supporting its always-on business by 95% using Veeam software, says Group IT manager, Lance Soller.

28 Oct 2014 07:56

Current account deficit grows
Current account deficit grows

South Africa's current account deficit has increased to about 5.5% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) over the past two years.

23 Oct 2014 08:55

Ebola: West Africa needs more help
Ebola: West Africa needs more help

The Liberian Ambassador to South Africa, Lois Brutus, says various non-governmental organisations and governments from all over the world have been supporting efforts to fight the diseases since Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) broke out in West Africa.

By More Matshediso 13 Oct 2014 07:57

High prices hurt Clover's market share
High prices hurt Clover's market share

Market share is important to Clover Industries, the country's top producer of fresh and long-life milk, as well as other dairy products and beverages.

6 Oct 2014 10:51

Trade partnerships within African continent vital for growth
Trade partnerships within African continent vital for growth

More emphasis needs to be placed on trade partnerships between African countries to drive seamless intra-Africa trade, despite the growing number of international trade agreements...

By Charles Brewer 1 Oct 2014 10:28

Value Logistics issues dire trading update
Value Logistics issues dire trading update

In August, Value Group - a consistent profit performer for the past dozen years - stunned the market with a dire trading update, warning that its interim earnings could be down by between 70% and 90% and its share price dropped from 500c to 412c, a 12-month low.

By Marc Hasenfuss 29 Sep 2014 11:51

38% of Western Cape farm projects fail
38% of Western Cape farm projects fail

An external evaluation has shown that the Western Cape saw 38% of its 246 agricultural land reform projects in the province failing and another 24% experiencing "challenges".

29 Sep 2014 07:38

Regulatory compliance remains the top supply chain pain point
Regulatory compliance remains the top supply chain pain point

According to the annual UPS Pain in the (Supply) Chain survey, healthcare executives are planning for strategic partnerships and technology investment to mitigate risks and capitalise on growth opportunities.

26 Sep 2014 09:18

Capespan buys stake in clearing specialist
Capespan buys stake in clearing specialist

Zeder-controlled fruit farming and marketing company Capespan has bulked up its logistics arm by snapping up a 75% stake in forwarding and clearing specialist Aspen International, it was announced at the weekend.

By Marc Hasenfuss 15 Sep 2014 15:02

Access to integrated information is critical for logistics processes
Access to integrated information is critical for logistics processes

Cargo transport in South Africa is an industry faced with a number of challenges. Companies in this sector have one overriding objective - move their cargo as fast as possible to where it is required.

By Michael Frans 12 Sep 2014 09:11

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