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H&M says to close more stores as customers go online
H&M says to close more stores as customers go online

Swedish clothing giant Hennes & Mauritz on Friday said sales fell below expectations in the fourth quarter and it would close more stores as customers increasingly prefer to shop online...

12 hours ago

Nyanga spaza benefits from Pick n Pay modernisation programme
Nyanga spaza benefits from Pick n Pay modernisation programme

Nyanga businesswoman Khosi Liwani is the latest to join the Western Cape family of independent store owners taking part in Pick n Pay's spaza modernisation programme...

13 hours ago

Markus Jooste. Image credit: Financial Mail
Rise and fall of retail star

The fall of Markus Jooste, the now-disgraced former CEO of Steinhoff, has badly rattled his legion of disciples...

16 hours ago

BMi Research wine report released
BMi Research wine report released

The wine report recently released by BMi Research revealed that the wine category saw only a limited growth in volume during 2016...

17 hours ago

Eggs contaminated with disease-causing bacteria
Eggs contaminated with disease-causing bacteria

University of Pretoria academics who bought 468 eggs at shops in the city found 73% contaminated. Now they say regulations on egg contents are urgently needed to safeguard public health...

17 hours ago

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As home of inventions such as Kreepy Krauly and the Cat scan, SA continues to compete on innovation

Despite a sobering picture of South Africa's competitiveness, showing performance in the 2017-2018 World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Index to have slipped 14 positions from the 2016-2017 results, there are some bright spots - notably on the innovation front...

By Charl Bassil 3 days ago

Was Black Friday 2017 a win for SA retailers?
Was Black Friday 2017 a win for SA retailers?

Retailers and consumers, door deals and online marketing, geo-tracking, real-time parking deals and refreshments for physical shoppers. Black Friday has evolved into a complex sales phenomenon...

By Jainita Khatri 3 days ago

Missibaba sets up shop at the Watershed
Missibaba sets up shop at the Watershed

Handcrafted leather accessory label, Missibaba, has opened a new store at the Watershed in the V&A Waterfront...

3 days ago

Christo Wiese resigns as Steinhoff chairman
Christo Wiese resigns as Steinhoff chairman

South African billionaire, Christo Wiese, has resigned as chairperson of Steinhoff's supervisory board in the midst of an accounting scandal...

3 days ago

From the Mediterranean with love
From the Mediterranean with love

As the CEO of food manufacturer Mediterranean Delicacies, Costas Vayanos's role sees him visiting Europe three times a year to sample the gastronomic delights on offer...

3 days ago

#BestofBiz 2017: Retail
#BestofBiz 2017: Retail

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2017 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views...

3 days ago

Burger King wishes McDonald's a flame-grilled festive season
Burger King wishes McDonald's a flame-grilled festive season

Burger Kings across the world settled into the festive spirit by 'gifting' its main competitor, McDonald's, with gas braais to flame-grill their burgers...

14 Dec 2017

How to thrive in the digital era
How to thrive in the digital era

Forget about digital transformation until you have addressed how you plan to reinvent your business model to address the fundamental and irreversible shift in the way customers make purchasing decisions...

By Marc Gower 14 Dec 2017

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Wines and their labels: Crafting narratives that speak to us

If wine brands want to signify their differences and tell a story, be it real or fictional, about their product, they do so primarily through label design...

By Franck Celhay 14 Dec 2017

This SA startup is taking the "braai" digital
This SA startup is taking the "braai" digital

For any of the non-South Africans reading this, a "braai" is a barbeque, and a vital part of the country's culture...

By Tom Jackson 14 Dec 2017

Polyester could slip on banana peel of green fashion
Polyester could slip on banana peel of green fashion

For decades after polyester's invention in the 1940s, there wasn't much exciting innovation in the fibres used in the world's textiles. Until now...

By Jackie May 14 Dec 2017

Claims against Steinhoff uncover revolving tangle of dodgy deals
Claims against Steinhoff uncover revolving tangle of dodgy deals

The Steinhoff International management stands accused of cooking the books to hide losses and inflate earnings. But what exactly might it have done and how?

By Hanna Ziady 14 Dec 2017

Sweet n Dried founder Mercy Mwende at the processing factory with dried mangoes. (Image Supplied)
Ultra-modern fruit drying machine opens export markets for hundreds of Kenyan smallholder farmers

Over 500 smallholder farmers in Eastern Kenya have found ready market for their horticultural produce, thanks to an automated air drier

14 Dec 2017

Lizi's granola to join Pioneer Foods brand stable
Lizi's granola to join Pioneer Foods brand stable

Pioneer Foods has announced plans to buy UK-based granola brand Lizi's. The FMCG giant is the manufacturer of a number of household breakfast cereals...

14 Dec 2017

Mall size on the rise says study
Mall size on the rise says study

A recent study conducted on behalf of the South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) has determined that malls are getting bigger...

14 Dec 2017

Creating a new generation of entrepreneurs
Creating a new generation of entrepreneurs

Black empowerment has not worked as well as it should. What we have not really succeeded in doing is create a substantial number of black-owned, entrepreneurial businesses that have the potential, in time, to rival Anglo American, Discovery and the rest of the JSE giants...

By Sinethemba Mafanya 14 Dec 2017

New, street-food inspired eatery, Brocka opens
New, street-food inspired eatery, Brocka opens

New urban eatery, Brocka has just opened its doors at the Canal Walk shopping centre in Century City and we popped in at the launch last week to see what all the buzz is about and to sample what's on offer...

By Juanita Pienaar 14 Dec 2017

Retail sales far lower in October than analysts expected
Retail sales far lower in October than analysts expected

The retail sector did not do as well as expected in October but still signalled stronger economic growth at the start of the fourth quarter...

By Sunita Menon 14 Dec 2017

SA Competition Tribunal approves acquisition of maize milling companies
SA Competition Tribunal approves acquisition of maize milling companies

The acquisitions of two maize milling companies by a consortium comprising DH Brothers Industries trading as Willowton Group and Louis Dreyfus Company Africa has been approved...

14 Dec 2017

Cash payments still rule informal trade
Cash payments still rule informal trade

According to Mastercard research, around 96% of transactions are still conducted in cash among South Africa's 1.5 million informal enterprises...

14 Dec 2017

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If convicted, directors could be fined R1m each or be imprisoned for 10 years

Embattled Steinhoff executives face hefty prison sentences and fines if allegations of multibillion-dollar accounting fraud are proven true...

By Graeme Hosken and Katharine Child 13 Dec 2017

Woolworths issues product recall after kids tees test positive for animal fur
Woolworths issues product recall after kids tees test positive for animal fur

Woolworths has issued a product recall on three children's t-shirts after being alerted to the use of animal fur in the pom-pom trims...

13 Dec 2017

Naspers makes cutting its stock's discount a priority
Naspers makes cutting its stock's discount a priority

Naspers was taking measures to reduce its stock's significant discount to fair value, largely the result of capital outflows from SA, CEO Bob van Dijk told investors in New York on Tuesday...

By Nick Hedley 13 Dec 2017

Ethiopia: Institute says textile, garment market expanding
Ethiopia: Institute says textile, garment market expanding

The Ethiopian Textile Industry Development Institute said the foreign currency generated from the textile sector has been steadily growing...

By Abebe Wolde Giogis 13 Dec 2017

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