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Western Cape takes a sober look at ways to curb drinking

It's going to be much harder to buy a beer in Cape Town if the Western Cape government has its way...

By Katharine Child 39 minutes ago

#SACSCCongress: The artisanal food revolution and the modern retail space

Retail futurist Howard Saunders discusses some of the shifts in consumer mindset and retail brand innovation...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 14 Sep 2017

Starbucks celebrates 99% ethically sourced coffee

On 9 September 2017, participating Starbucks store teams celebrated the group's position in 99% ethical sourcing, by writing 99 on customers' cups...

11 Sep 2017

#InnovationMonth: South Africa first with new Feastfox app

Feastfox, a spontaneous dining-out app, which recently launched in South Africa aims to take the hassle out of last minute restaurant hunting and booking. We got in touch with co-founder Stuart Murless for #InnovationMonth.

By Ruth Cooper 7 Sep 2017

2017 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards introduces new three-part format

The winners of the 2017 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards will be announced at GrandWest in Cape Town on Sunday, 9 November, in an exciting new three-part format.

6 Sep 2017

McDonald's staff stage first ever UK strike

McDonald's workers staged the first ever strike in Britain on Monday in protest at pay and working conditions at the US fast-food giant...

5 Sep 2017

Franchise survey results show growth, but uncertainty

The latest franchise survey shows growth in the franchise sector despite challenging economic conditions, but optimism about continuing growth has dropped...

4 Sep 2017

Seasoned Cape Winemakers Guild auctioneer gets gavel ready for 20th auction

For the 20th time, Henré Hablutzel of Hofmeyr Mills Auctioneers, will have his gavel at the ready for this year's Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction...

1 Sep 2017

#MediaAlert! Windhoek Beer and Jupiter part ways

The Windhoek Beer account is out to pitch after parting ways with advertising agency, The Jupiter Drawing Room Cape Town...

31 Aug 2017

#WomensMonth: Convenient home-style meals with Why Cook

Why Cook is a Gauteng-based catering company that focuses on delivering modern home-style cooking made from fresh ingredients directly to one's door...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 31 Aug 2017

CCCC & H taps into coffee culture with Vida e Caffè

For an overwhelming majority of travellers, an excellent "cup of Joe" rates close to the top of the list of their hospitality expectations...

31 Aug 2017

Hello Tomato joins Fournews franchise group

Fournews, a South African franchise group, has acquired a 50% share in Hello Tomato, a brand specialising in pizza and pasta...

31 Aug 2017

Whoppercoin: Burger King launches its own cryptocurrency

Ever wanted to eat fast food and invest in cryptocurrency at one place? No? What's wrong with you? Anyway, Burger King has announced the formation of a new cryptocurrency...

By Hadlee Simons 30 Aug 2017

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International

Toys 'R' Us files for bankruptcy

NEW YORK, US - Retailer Toys 'R' Us has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in a US court, the company said, amid heavy debt and a tough environment for brick-and-mortar stores. The chain which sells toys and baby products in the United States as well 38 other countries and jurisdictions joins other traditional retailers that are struggling to compete with the likes of Amazon.

1 day ago

Gaps in customer intelligence, delivery limiting opportunities - new CMO report

New research from Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council, SAP Hybris and SellingPower magazine indicates that sales and marketing need to own customer experience strategy, as only 7% of sales leaders and 9% of chief marketing executives view themselves as the owner of the customer experience, leaving this vital revenue-directing opportunity area without oversight and collective direction.

1 day ago

#SACSCCongress: Nigella Lawson on the role of food in storytelling

Internationally renowned food writer and TV cook Nigella Lawson has amassed a loyal following of food lovers charmed by her no-fuss approach to cooking and ornate descriptions of food that are telling of her authentic passion for the subject.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 2 days ago

China's sharing economy now embraces sex dolls

BEIJING, China - China has shared bikes, umbrellas, and basketballs, but one company is taking the country's love affair with the "sharing economy" to an erotic extreme with a line of rentable sex dolls.

2 days ago

Chocolate industry driving deforestation of Ivory Coast: report

ABIDJAN, Côte d'Ivoire - The chocolate industry is indirectly driving massive and illegal deforestation in Ivory Coast, fuelling a catastrophic decline in wildlife, a green group said on Wednesday. "In several national parks and other protected areas, 90 percent or more of the land mass has been converted to cocoa," the group Mighty Earth said in its investigation.

15 Sep 2017

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