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Tetra Pak picks up WorldStar awards
Tetra Pak picks up WorldStar awards

Two Tetra Pak products, the Tetra Top with Separable Top and the Tetra Prisma Aseptic 1000 - each designed specifically to reduce environmental impact - have won prestigious WorldStar packaging awards...

25 May 2015 16:03

All about Atterbury at SAPOA 2015
All about Atterbury at SAPOA 2015

Newtown Junction was declared the overall winner at the 2015 SA Property Owner's Association (SAPOA) Annual Innovative Excellence in Property Development Awards last week...

25 May 2015 12:02

FoodBank South Africa calls for 'Food Fast' on World Hunger Day
FoodBank South Africa calls for 'Food Fast' on World Hunger Day

FoodBank SA is encouraging the people of South Africa to commit to fast for 12 hours from 7am to 7pm on 28 May 2015, World Hunger Day and make a R40 donation...

25 May 2015 11:28

SA is set to join the Krispy Kreme craze
SA is set to join the Krispy Kreme craze

Krispy Kreme, the American global doughnut company and coffeehouse chain has announced that it has signed a development agreement with local company KK Doughnuts SA to open 31 Krispy Kreme shops in South Africa...

25 May 2015 10:20

'Size cap on farms could devastate agriculture'
'Size cap on farms could devastate agriculture'

Agricultural experts have warned that the government's plan to cap the size of farms could have a devastating effect on food production and prices...

By Jan-Jan Joubert 25 May 2015 10:15

Nederburg releases its touch of Spain
Nederburg releases its touch of Spain

Nederburg has launched its Ingenuity Spanish blend, with the 2012 maiden vintage being a blend of 90% Tempranillo and 10% Graciano, both famous Rioja varieties that have transplanted extremely well to the Cape's growing conditions...

25 May 2015 10:11

Nederburg releases its touch of Spain
Nederburg releases its touch of Spain

Nederburg has launched its Ingenuity Spanish blend, with the 2012 maiden vintage being a blend of 90% Tempranillo and 10% Graciano, both famous Rioja varieties that have transplanted extremely well to the Cape's growing conditions...

25 May 2015 10:11

Putting nature back in natural sugar
Putting nature back in natural sugar

With the launch of Natura Sugars in South Africa, consumers can rediscover the true taste of sugar. The range is unrefined and unprocessed and made from lush ripe canes cultivated on the tropical island of Mauritius...

25 May 2015 09:46

Putting nature back in natural sugar
Putting nature back in natural sugar

With the launch of Natura Sugars in South Africa, consumers can rediscover the true taste of sugar. The range is unrefined and unprocessed and made from lush ripe canes cultivated on the tropical island of Mauritius...

25 May 2015 09:46

Andrew Golding
Stable interest rate provides affirmation for aspirant homebuyers

With rising inflation a growing concern, the decision by the Monetary Policy Committee to keep the repo rate steady was positive news, although it is likely that the increasing fuel price and proposed further hike in electricity tariffs may bring pressure to bear on the MPC's future stance...

By Andrew Golding 22 May 2015 15:37

Repo rate to remain unchanged at 5.75%
Repo rate to remain unchanged at 5.75%

The repo rate is to remain unchanged at 5.75% per annum, the Reserve Bank said on Thursday, 21 May 2015...

22 May 2015 15:28

Quite a BOPP on the head for film industry
Quite a BOPP on the head for film industry

In the last five years, average CAGR growth in global consumption of bi-oriented polypropylene (BOPP) films has averaged 6.2%, almost twice-average global GDP growth...

22 May 2015 15:06

Unpacking brand activation for FMCGs
Unpacking brand activation for FMCGs

Changes in the power dynamics along the path-to-purchase have introduced a new world order in which customers reign and love flaunting their freedom...

By Joseph Neusu 22 May 2015 13:19

PnP educational programme to improve matric pass rate
PnP educational programme to improve matric pass rate

According to the Department of Education's 2014 matric review, approximately 41% of learners who enter Grade 1 end up matriculating...

22 May 2015 12:00

Take charge and stay connected
Take charge and stay connected

Take Charge is a luxury, genuine leather handbag and iPad collection designed and created in Cape Town, South Africa, with a purpose of extending your connection-to-the-world time...

22 May 2015 11:52

Cheaper smartphones expand SA e-commerce
Cheaper smartphones expand SA e-commerce

The growth of smartphones in South Africa is revolutionising e-commerce but marketing bosses have yet to accept that it's not only wealthy people who now have the gadgets...

By Duncan Alfreds 22 May 2015 11:50

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Competition Commission to investigate retail sector

Following an authorisation by Ebrahim Patel, Minister of Economic Development, the Competition Commission will soon be publishing its terms of reference to launch a market inquiry into parts of the retail sector...

By Ahmore Burger-Smidt and Kriska-Leila Goolabjith 22 May 2015 11:44

Grant's releases Select Reserve - the latest premium blend
Grant's releases Select Reserve - the latest premium blend

William Grant & Sons has launched the Grant's Select Reserve - a standout blend with an unmistakable sweet yet rich and peaty flavour...

22 May 2015 11:33

Grant's releases Select Reserve - the latest premium blend
Grant's releases Select Reserve - the latest premium blend

William Grant & Sons has launched the Grant's Select Reserve - a standout blend with an unmistakable sweet yet rich and peaty flavour...

22 May 2015 11:33

Michael Back of the Backsberg Estate
Michael Back receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Michael Back of the Backsberg Estate is the recipient of the prestigious Drinks Business UK, Lifetime Achievement Award for 2015...

22 May 2015 11:05

[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 132: Digicape launches iBeacon technology in South Africa
[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 132: Digicape launches iBeacon technology in South Africa

On the last Biz Takeouts Marketing and Media Radio show, host Warren Harding interviewed Daniel Gross, Gerhard de Kock and Scott Cundill...

22 May 2015 09:45

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[Food for Thought] There are plenty of fish in the sea. Or are there?

The scary fact is that 80% of species are currently overexploited or fished out, but fish remains the most sought-after commodity in recent years. So how do we manage this resource to keep it sustainable?

By Nicci Botha 22 May 2015 07:48

Spar close to signing deal in Zambia
Spar close to signing deal in Zambia

Having recently bedded down an Irish acquisition, Spar Group yesterday, 20 May 2015, said it was close to signing a deal to expand into Zambia...

By Zeenat Moorad 21 May 2015 14:27

Wholesale trade sales up 3.2% y/y in March
Wholesale trade sales up 3.2% y/y in March

Measured in real terms (constant 2012 prices)‚ wholesale trade sales increased by 3.2% year on year in March 2015‚ data from Stats SA showed on Thursday, 21 May 2015...

21 May 2015 14:09

SA March retail trade sales up 2%
SA March retail trade sales up 2%

Growth in retail trade sales slowed much more than expected in March‚ suggesting modest spending by consumers...

21 May 2015 13:39

Speakers wanted for DSE 2016
Speakers wanted for DSE 2016

ATLANTA, USA: The Digital Signage Expo (DSE) is open for speaker proposals for its 2016 educational conference taking place from 15-17 March 2016, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Entries close on 2 July 2015...

21 May 2015 11:26

Retailers get additional revenue stream with alternative power solutions
Retailers get additional revenue stream with alternative power solutions

Despite the effect that ever-increasing load shedding and interrupted power supply has on local business and consumers, it is creating an entirely new market opportunity for local retailers...

21 May 2015 10:57

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[Food for Thought] Feeding the nation

Food shortages and exorbitant taxes on bread was the spark that fuelled the French Revolution and brought down a monarchy. At a fundamental level, food security today is still as important for the well-being of a nation. The difference is it isn't just about providing food to the population...

By Nicci Botha 21 May 2015 07:00