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Woolworths treading lightly on the Earth at the Mall of Africa

It's being hailed as the largest shopping mall in the country, but anchor tenant Woolworths aims to do its part to ensure that the new R5bn Mall of Africa in Midrand, Gauteng, treads lightly on the Earth...

11 hours ago

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How healthy is your glass of orange juice?

Drinking that glass of orange juice is the healthy thing to do, right? Not always. Not all South African orange juices are equally healthy...

13 hours ago

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Prices rise amid food inflation warnings

The cost of producing goods continued to rise in March - but at a slower pace - compared with a year ago, offering a respite economists warn is temporary...

By Ntsakisi Maswanganyi 14 hours ago

E-commerce site stagnating? You might be making these common mistakes
E-commerce site stagnating? You might be making these common mistakes

Most online merchants focus on listing as many products on their website rather than focusing on their website's ranking on search engines...

By Lalit Sharma 14 hours ago

Market intelligence crucial for success says SACSC president

"When the stakes are high, competition is fierce and change is rapid; market intelligence becomes crucial for success," said Nomzamo Radebe, president of the South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) and CEO of JHI, speaking at the sixth annual SACSC research conference in Sandton recently...

15 hours ago

Mall of Africa
Mall of Africa future-ready with Wi-Fi network

Open-access Wi-Fi Network, VAST Networks together with Ruckus Wireless successfully deployed the continent's largest mall Wi-Fi installation, providing consumers and retailers with...

1 day ago

#LetThemBeFree celebrities are shouting on Freedom Day in support of a campaign to get McDonald's SA to commit to only using cage-free eggs. Masterchef winner Kamini Pather, actor Benedikt Sebastian together with Yolanda Guse who started an online petition (supported by more than 16,700 South Africans and four animal protection groups) are encouraging all to show their support by signing the petition.
Fighting for the freedom of chickens

On Freedom Day, celebrities like Masterchef winner Kamini Pather and actor Benedikt Sebastian put their weight behind the campaign to get McDonald's SA to commit to...

1 day ago

SA franchise sector continues to grow
SA franchise sector continues to grow

The various international retail chain store brands entering the South African market is a positive indicator for the country and highlights the opportunity that South Africa offers to international investors, despite the flurry of negative perceptions around the current local economy, according to Jeremy Lang, regional GM of Business Partners...

1 day ago

Spree.co.za launches Freedom Day campaign
Spree.co.za launches Freedom Day campaign

Spree.co.za has launched a campaign for Freedom Day this year. The #FeelFreeSA campaign features influential South Africans sharing what makes them feel free through a series of beautiful images and captions...

1 day ago

#CommerceMonth: online bookings scaled to grow
#CommerceMonth: online bookings scaled to grow

We spoke to Tom Williams, COO of online booking site SafariNow, to find out how e-commerce has changed the way business works...

By Cari Van Wyk 1 day ago

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#CommerceMonth: The wallets are emptier than the stomachs

We spoke to Kevin Lovell, CEO of the South African Poultry Association about the state of commerce in the poultry industry...

By Cari Van Wyk 1 day ago

Rottcher adds variety to wine range
Rottcher adds variety to wine range

Frank Theron, owner of Rottcher Wineries, will be taking the business to new heights with a revamped distillery and by launching a variety of new drinks like Limoncello Slush Puppy...

1 day ago

Craft gins gain favour among South African middle class

A growing taste for premium spirits among an emerging South African middle class has spurred an explosion in boutique gin producers who are using unique local ingredients to flavour their drinks...

By Michelle Gumede 1 day ago

George Mienie
#CommerceMonth: The rise of the 24-hour digital showroom

From a 24-page magazine in 1992 to a trusted digital showroom with a loyal online community, AutoTrader has come a long way in 23 years. We interviewed George Mienie, AutoTrader's CEO...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 1 day ago

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McDonald's under pressure to commit to cruelty-free eggs

A petition against the eggs used in McDonalds meals in SA has been signed by 16‚756 supporters so far...

1 day ago

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Pick n Pay to step cautiously into Nigerian market

Retailer Pick n Pay will be making a foray into the Nigerian market through a joint venture with AG Levintis...

By Colleen Goko 1 day ago

Mall of Africa's opening adds to SA's oversupply of shopping centre space
Mall of Africa's opening adds to SA's oversupply of shopping centre space

When Attacq snips the ribbon on its Mall of Africa in Johannesburg on Thursday, it will add to an oversupply of retail space that threatens to topple the best returns among SA's real estate investment trusts...

By Colin Mcclelland 1 day ago

Magnetic CEO, Dan Marcus
#CommerceMonth: Putting agency management on the map

Take an 'agency management agency' that started in a spare room in 2008. Fast-forward to 2016 and Magnetic has just been appointed as management platform of choice for two Dentsu Aegis Network brands...

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

My friends call me Vinyl Richie – but you can call me Chuck!
#CommerceMonth: [Behind the Selfie] with... Richard Wood

This week, we find out what's really going on behind the selfie with technophile Richard Wood, national retail solutions manager at Graffiti Retail Solutions...

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

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#CommerceMonth: Riding the wearable tech wave

Inspired by the Internet of Things, Quantifi caters to the wearable tech market through the sales and distribution of everything from fitness devices and smart thermometers to digital health...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 3 days ago

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The keys to success for expanding into Africa

The efforts of many South African manufacturers to expand into Africa have failed. According to speakers lined-up for the 2016 SAPICS conference, they make two mistakes...

22 Apr 2016

#CommerceMonth: ACSA elements for e-commerce success
#CommerceMonth: ACSA elements for e-commerce success

ACSA hopped on the e-commerce bandwagon (or should we say flight) and took Duty Free Shopping online, with their own portal. We spoke to Shethal Badal about ACSA's e-commerce journey...

By Cari Van Wyk 20 Apr 2016

Jenny Froome.
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Supply chain failures can be prevented, says SAPICS GM

Supply chain failure can result in empty store shelves, infrastructure in various states of breakdown...

19 Apr 2016

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Proposed truck ban could hike price of basic food

New regulations banning trucks on urban roads during peak hours could trigger a spike in the cost of essential goods...

By Colleen Goko 18 Apr 2016

Jaco Marais
#CommerceMonth: Speeding things up with KaChing

We asked Jaco Marais, co-founder and managing director, to tell us more about KaChing, how it facilitates commerce and how it has been influenced by e-commerce...

By Cari Van Wyk 18 Apr 2016

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Think digital supply chains

Digital integration has been absorbed organically in environments such as tourism and marketing, but supply chain and manufacturing professionals have been sluggish...

12 Apr 2016

Imperial cold storage warehouse
New cold storage warehouse gives Imperial clients an edge

Investment in a new, state-of-the-art cold storage warehouse enables improved service levels, turnaround times and supports clients' growth strategies...

11 Apr 2016

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New container weight regulations have safety in mind

DURBAN - Shipping companies will in future have to adhere to strict international weight verification regulations for containers in an effort to prevent accidents...

By Nompumelelo Magwaza 6 Apr 2016

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Airports Company SA takes duty free shopping online

Airports Company South Africa has taken their Duty Free Shopping online, giving international travelers the chance to buy...

1 Apr 2016

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