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Lewis court case depicts frequent bad debt frenzy

Court papers in the unprecedented legal battle between furniture retailer Lewis Group and shareholder Dave Woollam provide details of the extremes to which management allegedly went to hide the grim reality of the group's poor performance...

By Ann Crotty 11 hours ago

Kevin Tucker
PriceCheck names finalists for Tech & E-Commerce Awards

PriceCheck, which provides an online product comparison tool, has named the finalists for its annual Tech & E-Commerce Awards. Culminating in a high profile awards evening, the judging process is marked by transparency and the independence of all involved.

13 hours ago

SASKO takes Siyasizana Daycare Project to Western Cape
SASKO takes Siyasizana Daycare Project to Western Cape

Based on the successfully launch of the SASKO Siyasizana Daycare Project in Thembisa in 2015, the programme has now been rolled out in the Mitchells Plain and Khayelitsha communities of Cape Town...

15 hours ago

Skip Fashion Exchange drives sustainability in the fashion industry
Skip Fashion Exchange drives sustainability in the fashion industry

The Skip Fashion Exchange, featuring as a pop-up shop at Melrose Arch from 9am - 6pm on 26 August to 4 September 2016, offers participants a unique chance to exchange their high-end clothes for premium replacements. Amanda Du Pont, Palesa Mahlaba and Roxy Burger have all contributed to the exchange, so there are some celebrity fashion items in the mix.

15 hours ago

PayU launches one-click checkout to boost online sales
PayU launches one-click checkout to boost online sales

PayU has launched a real time recurring (RTR) offering, called PayU Xpress that provides South Africa's e-commerce stores with a platform for their shift to a one-click checkout, offering increased customer engagement and the potential for increased sales through improved customer conversions...

15 hours ago

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Liberty aims at high-end Reit listing on JSE

Liberty intends to list part of its premium property portfolio on the JSE as a real estate investment trust (Reit) in December...

By Alistair Anderson 17 hours ago

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SA students win award for nutritious version of Nutella

A nutritious version of Nutella has earned six Stellenbosch University food science students second place in the International Union of Food Science and Technology's (IUFoST) Food Science Students Fighting Hunger product development competition...

By Wendy Knowler 18 hours ago

Whitey Basson.
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Shoprite CEO hints at offshore expansion

Shoprite Holdings could be expanding abroad, according to CEO Whitey Basson, but he would not be drawn into the nitty-gritty...

By Colleen Goko 1 day ago

Sandwich Baron's Varsity Eat Off winner
Sandwich Baron's Varsity Eat Off winner

Philani Mlatshwayo, from the University of Johannesburg (UJ), has been crowned the winner of Sandwich Baron's 'Varsity Eat Off' competition...

1 day ago

[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 187: marcusbrewster launches SA's first on-demand PR service
[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 187: marcusbrewster launches SA's first on-demand PR service

Tune in to the Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show on 25 August 2016, from 9-10am, as show host Warren Harding chats to Marcus Brewster...

1 day ago

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New Axe campaign breaks stereotypes

Stereotypical views of masculinity are changing and modern masculinity is taking centre stage, which is why Unilever is introducing a new Axe for a New Man...

1 day ago

Follow your parcel with new delivery technology
Follow your parcel with new delivery technology

DPD Laser has rolled out an advanced mobile technology platform in its Dawn Wing and Time Freight businesses, offering customers real-time visibility and control of their deliveries...

1 day ago

Amanda Stops
Top speaker lineup for retail conference

Speakers have been announced for the 20th Congress of the South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) to be held at the Sandton Convention Centre 7-9 September 2016...

1 day ago

Curated website offers multiple online stores in one location
Curated website offers multiple online stores in one location

Taking advantage of the rising online purchases in South Africa, Good Buy Jo offers consumers a place where they can search for things they want, across multiple online stores in one location...

1 day ago

New technology to overcome cosmetic counterfeiting
New technology to overcome cosmetic counterfeiting

Cosmetic counterfeits not only deprive companies of revenue but also can damage consumers' skin and bodies, which is often overlooked by consumers purchasing 'discount' brands. The counterfeit market increases in scope annually and policing it is costly and difficult in Africa, a new and growing target for these crime syndicates...

1 day ago

Higher wheat import duties mean bread will cost R1 more a loaf
Higher wheat import duties mean bread will cost R1 more a loaf

A loaf of bread will cost South African consumers nearly R1 more to buy at the till following the approval of an increase in the import duty on wheat, according to the National Chamber of Milling...

1 day ago

#WomensMonth: Blazing a trail for women in production
#WomensMonth: Blazing a trail for women in production

Meet Faith Lelaka, unit head of VWSA's paint shop, and the first black woman to be appointed at this level in the production environment...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 1 day ago

No sugar coating on SAIPA's view of SSB tax
No sugar coating on SAIPA's view of SSB tax

Just when both sides are getting all hot and bothered about sugar tax, the number crunchers step in to give their view...

2 days ago

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Shoprite profit growth outpaces sales‚ despite hold on increases

Grocery chain Shoprite grew profit faster than sales despite holding food price increases below inflation, CEO Whitey Basson said in its results statement on Tuesday...

By Robert Laing 2 days ago

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Profit warning sends RCL tumbling 6%

RCL Foods' share price endured a plucking on Thursday after its profit warning sent SA's second-largest chicken producer falling as much as 6% on the JSE...

By Fifi Peters 2 days ago

Wal-Mart shares jump as US stocks flat
Wal-Mart shares jump as US stocks flat

NEW YORK - Wal-Mart Stores jumped on Thursday on better-than-expected second-quarter earnings, while the broader market was essentially flat in early trade...

2 days ago

Coca-Cola halts India plant over pollution issue
Coca-Cola halts India plant over pollution issue

LUCKNOW - Coca-Cola has temporarily halted operations at a bottling plant in northern India over alleged environmental violations, an ongoing controversy which has dogged its factories in the country...

2 days ago

Engen's Pure Water On Tap offers refillable options to consumers
Engen's Pure Water On Tap offers refillable options to consumers

Answering a call from customers for quality and affordable water, Engen's Pure Water On Tap water bars enable customers to either refill their own bottles or purchase pre-filled supplies at reduced rates...

2 days ago

Candace van Zyl
Packaging industry needs to be ready for 2017 boom

A few decades ago, packaging companies needed many more tons of machinery to produce the output that they do today...

By Candace van Zyl 2 days ago

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Sorbet's Ian Fuhr hits the nail on the head when it comes to brand loyalty

With over 265,000 loyalty members to date, Sorbet Group's CEO Ian Fuhr recently shared insights on the subject of developing brand loyalty at Business of Design in Johannesburg...

By Jessica Tennant 2 days ago

Flora Blend Bar opens at The Zone@Rosebank
Flora Blend Bar opens at The Zone@Rosebank

A new pop-up store has opened at The Zone@Rosebank offering consumers a free taste of Flora margarine, blended onsite with varying seeds to create new flavours...

3 days ago

SA agri exports fall R2bn, first drop in 10 years
SA agri exports fall R2bn, first drop in 10 years

SA's worst drought in decades has cost the country billions of Rands in lost export revenue. The country's agricultural exports declined in 2015 for the first time in 10 years...

By Ntsakisi Maswanganyi 3 days ago

Sarah Collins, founder of Wonderbag, receives her trophy.
Winners of the Fairlady Women of the Future Awards for 2016 announced

True to its tagline, 'The smart read for smart women', Fairlady announced the winners of its annual Fairlady Women of the Future Awards, in partnership with Santam, at an exclusive VIP luncheon at Summer Place in Hyde Park, Johannesburg this afternoon...

19 Aug 2016

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Wine industry prop is now a world standard

Wine enthusiasts, especially those whose preference is for small-batch production of handcrafted wines, conveniently forget for most of the 20th century the Cape wine industry...

19 Aug 2016

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