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SA brandies shine in London
SA brandies shine in London

A judging panel at the recent Global Spirits Masters blind tasting competition in the UK has stated that South African brandies shone "head and shoulders above entrants from other parts of the world" and awarded nine Silver medals to South African brandies assessed and Gold to the Oude Molen XO. The tasting report said that results were of such a calibre it "left the judges pondering why the category has yet to establish a character for itself on the international stage"...

3 hours ago

Robyn Cooke
Regular online specials wanted, survey finds

A recent survey by The Foschini Group has revealed how age and gender influence shopping habits, what retailers need to do to encourage more sales and how to convert those who are not convinced by the claimed advantages of online shopping...

4 hours ago

[Shopper Marketing] Technology is changing how people shop
[Shopper Marketing] Technology is changing how people shop

Primedia Unlimited mall division media product manager, Gia Conte-Patel, talks about the growing media category, mall media....

5 hours ago

[Shopper Marketing] Digital signage to transform retail environment
[Shopper Marketing] Digital signage to transform retail environment

While research studies have proven effectiveness, South Africa is lagging behind the rest of the world in digital signage usage...

By Rob Nelson 5 hours ago

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[Shopper Marketing] Menlyn Park raises stakes in retail innovation

Menlyn Park shopping centre in Pretoria is undergoing a R2bn redevelopment, which will include futuristic retail innovations...

By Louise Marsland 5 hours ago

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[Shopper Marketing] Mystery Shopper Europe adds Africa to basket

Mystery Shopping Providers Association Europe is targeting Africa to expand its membership base...

5 hours ago

Photographer: Jessica Tennant
Starbucks gives Taste reason to cheer

Taste Holdings - which mixes interests in fast-food and jewellery - is chilled about its roll-out plans for coffee store brand Starbucks...

By Marc Hasenfuss 7 hours ago

A Game store, operated by Massmart, in Rosebank, Johannesburg.
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CPI rise hits Massmart sales

Massmart CEO Guy Hayward expects SA's drought-driven food price inflation to accelerate further before it starts to slow towards the end of 2016 and into early 2017...

By Nicky Smith 7 hours ago

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Partnership sees new potato offering brought to market

RSA Market Agents introduces a new value-for-money potato offering from Wesgrow, which will see a new high-quality potato brand available to fresh produce buyers...

8 hours ago

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Competition commission embarks on inquiry into grocers

The competition commission is coming a-knocking at grocery retailers' doors once again, and it has a number of uncomfortable questions to ask...

By Colleen Goko 8 hours ago

Woolworths sets Good Business Journey goals for 2020
Woolworths sets Good Business Journey goals for 2020

Woolworths Holdings Limited (WHL) has announced its Good Business Journey (GBJ) goals for 2020...

8 hours ago

New Lewis stores to fill gaps
New Lewis stores to fill gaps

Consolidation in the furniture sector has placed Lewis in a strong position to roll out 10 to 15 new stores in SA in its next financial year...

By Fifi Peters 8 hours ago

Massmart to open 13 more stores this year as group sales grow
Massmart to open 13 more stores this year as group sales grow

Massmart plans to open 13 new stores this year, seven of which are already operating, CEO Guy Hayward said at the retailer's annual general meeting...

3 days ago

Locally developed cashback app hits 130,000 downloads
Locally developed cashback app hits 130,000 downloads

SNAPnSAVE, a Cape Town based start-up that gives shoppers cash back on everyday shopping items, simply for snapping their till slip, has grown to 130,000 users and paid back over R500,000 in cash.

3 days ago

Blow for Apple as India sticks to retail rules: report
Blow for Apple as India sticks to retail rules: report

Apple faces a roadblock in its quest to open stores in India after the finance minister decided it must comply with tough local sourcing rules, a report said Wednesday, days after a visit by chief executive Tim Cook.

3 days ago

Report finds continued growth in RTD Fruit Juice
Report finds continued growth in RTD Fruit Juice

According to recent findings from BMi Research, the RTD fruit juice has continued to grow in volume despite tough economic conditions...

3 days ago

Range of black and brown dolls launched
Range of black and brown dolls launched

A doll collection that aims to inspire young and old to journey into the world of the creative imagination, has been launched by Malaville Toys...

3 days ago

Weak Rand stops SA benefiting from low global agricultural commodity prices
Weak Rand stops SA benefiting from low global agricultural commodity prices

Despite a drop in global agricultural commodity prices in 2015 and earlier this year, South Africa, which is still reeling from the drought

3 days ago

China's Lenovo posts USD128m net loss last year
China's Lenovo posts USD128m net loss last year

Chinese technology giant Lenovo said Thursday it posted a net loss last year, as its smartphones struggle to keep apace with Apple and Android rivals and as the market for personal computers fizzles...

3 days ago

Facelift given to the East Rand Mall
Facelift given to the East Rand Mall

The East Rand Mall has had a R460m cash injection by the organisation's partners Redefine Properties, Vukile Property Fund, and JHI...

26 May 2016

Toy Kingdom acquires Intencity Entertainment
Toy Kingdom acquires Intencity Entertainment

Toy Kingdom has recently announced the conclusion of the acquisition of local company Intencity Entertainment, along with the South African franchise rights to US-based Build-A-Bear Workshop...

26 May 2016

Long life milk democratises nutrition for under-resourced regions
Long life milk democratises nutrition for under-resourced regions

Long life milk is democratising nutrition for many Africans, because it has qualities beneficial to transportation and storage, while it hurdles a major continental challenge: electricity supply...

By Gisele Gurgel 26 May 2016

SABMiller buyout deal gets conditional European consent
SABMiller buyout deal gets conditional European consent

The $108bn megabrewer merger inched closer to completion on Tuesday, when the European Commission granted conditional approval to Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) for the acquisition of SABMiller...

26 May 2016

Tiger Brands warns of lower consumption
Tiger Brands warns of lower consumption

Tiger Brands says drought has caused severe inflationary pressures that will see consumers eating smaller portions of staple foods. It is likely to affect profits in future...

26 May 2016

Famous Brands acquires Lamberts Bay Foods
Famous Brands acquires Lamberts Bay Foods

Famous Brands has acquired 100% of the business of Lamberts Bay Foods (LBF), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the JSE-listed Oceana Group (Oceana).

26 May 2016

Pioneer Foods and Energy Partners roll out national solar programme
Pioneer Foods and Energy Partners roll out national solar programme

Pioneer Foods recently joined forces with Energy Partners to roll out a national solar programme, which entails the installation of large commercial solar systems with a combined size of over 2531 kilowatt peak (kWp) at five of Pioneer's manufacturing facilities...

26 May 2016

VR to catalyse next growth explosion for tech industry
VR to catalyse next growth explosion for tech industry

Virtual reality (VR) is set to start moving into the mainstream of the technology market this year, creating the next wave of growth for the industry and delivering exciting new experiences for end-users...

26 May 2016

Digital retail marketing spend to reach over $360 billion by 2020
Digital retail marketing spend to reach over $360 billion by 2020

A new study from Juniper Research found that whilst the digital retail marketing industry will continue to be dominated by advertising revenues, coupon contributions will see strong growth, driven in part by the rise of Bluetooth beacons...

25 May 2016

Transforming Cape Town's CBD - the game changers
Transforming Cape Town's CBD - the game changers

Property investment is one of the biggest game changers transforming the Cape Town Central City...

25 May 2016

#FreshTech: SanDisk launches second-generation iXpand Flash Drive
#FreshTech: SanDisk launches second-generation iXpand Flash Drive

SanDisk Corporation has launched the next-generation iXpand Flash Drive, a mobile storage device designed to help users quickly and easily free up space on their iPhone and iPad with up to 128GB of additional capacity...

25 May 2016

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