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Union and retail motor sector to talk wages
Union and retail motor sector to talk wages

Unions and employers in the retail motor sector are expected to meet this week to discuss a revised wage offer that could avert a strike at fuel pumps and some component manufacturers...

By Karl Gernetzky 4 hours ago

A guide to choosing the best e-commerce platform for your business
A guide to choosing the best e-commerce platform for your business

Online shopping is all the rage these days, and if you're stuck with older forms of business, you might be looking to upgrade...

By Jane Hurst 6 hours ago

Dunkin' Donuts says Cape Town launch date is up to the customer
Dunkin' Donuts says Cape Town launch date is up to the customer

Following on from Grand Foods' announcement that the first Dunkin' Donuts in South Africa would open in Cape Town at the end of October 2016, the American donut company and coffeehouse chain is challenging customers to...

6 hours ago

Manufacturing conference to address gender gap
Manufacturing conference to address gender gap

The Amabhubesi Women in Manufacturing Textile & Leather Conference will take place at Emperors Place in Johanneburg from 26-27 October...

11 hours ago

How to improve commercial property value
How to improve commercial property value

A good starting point in assessing the value of your commercial property is to look at its profitability. There are several ways to increase the profitability of your building and thus add value...

12 hours ago

TFG and SA Florist partner to encourage customers to say thank you
TFG and SA Florist partner to encourage customers to say thank you

Isn't it time to say thank you? The Foschini Group has partnered with SA Florist to encourage you to applaud those who have helped shape who you are on Grandparents Day (2 October), Teachers Day (5 October) and Bosses Day (17 October).

3 days ago

RAW: a new urban solution to growing fresh produce
RAW: a new urban solution to growing fresh produce

You don't need to give up your urban lifestyle and head off to the farmlands to live healthily. A new urban solution to growing sustainable fresh produce - RAW - is now available in SA...

3 days ago

Judgment on poultry meat regulations welcomed
Judgment on poultry meat regulations welcomed

Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Senzeni Zokwana has welcomed the judgment in the case brought by the South Africa Poultry Association (SAPA) against poultry meat regulations...

3 days ago

Franchise survey shows that franchising is a sound business format
Franchise survey shows that franchising is a sound business format

The Franchise Association of South Africa (FASA)'s fourth independent survey, sponsored by Sanlam, shows a business sector that continues to grow despite challenging economic conditions...

3 days ago

Edcon CEO Bernie Brookes says news of the debt-to-equity transaction has been welcomed.
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Edcon transaction gets a mixed reception

News earlier this week that Edcon would now belong to its creditors, after a debt-to-equity transaction, has been met with muted applause by analysts...

By Colleen Goko 3 days ago

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Amazon crafts new section for 'Handmade' goods in Europe

PARIS - US online retailing giant Amazon rolled out across Europe on Thursday its section where it features hand-crafted products sold directly by artisans...

3 days ago

The WikiCell: Nature-inspired edible packaging
The WikiCell: Nature-inspired edible packaging

WikiFoods aims to eliminate the overuse of plastic in food packaging...

By Emile Uys 3 days ago

Overall Winner, Takealot
PriceCheck Tech & E-Commerce Awards winners announced

South African comparison website PriceCheck hosted its inaugural Tech & E-Commerce Awards on Thursday, 23 September 2016...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 3 days ago

RocoMamas' #ElectionBurger campaign sees The Joker off to a good start
RocoMamas' #ElectionBurger campaign sees The Joker off to a good start

RocoMamas launched its #ElectionBurger campaign yesterday, whereby its customers can vote for the next Leader in Taste of the Free World...

22 Sep 2016

Lowest investment in manufacturing in seven years
Lowest investment in manufacturing in seven years

Investments by local manufacturers in the first half of 2016 dropped by the most in seven years as weak domestic demand, declining orders and pressure on selling prices eroded profits...

By Fifi Peters 22 Sep 2016

Andrew Jennings in 2010.
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Former Woolworths MD tipped to lead Edcon

Former MD of retail at Woolworths Andrew Jennings, has been tipped as a possible contender to head the new Edcon board, which will have the near-impossible task of growing profit in one of the most hostile trading environments in the group's 86-year history.

By Ann Crotty 22 Sep 2016

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Zara owner Inditex profits rise as quick-trend model pays off

MADRID - Zara-owner Inditex posted a rise in first-half profits Wednesday thanks to what analysts said was a well-honed business model allowing the Spanish group to beat rivals in whisking new trends to the shopfloor...

22 Sep 2016

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is poised to dispose of food company McDonald’s SA so that there is no conflict of interest with his position in the government.
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Ramaphosa ready to offload McDonald's SA

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa was poised to sell fast-food company McDonald's SA to MSA Holdings, a McDonald's subsidiary operating in the Middle East, should the transaction be completed successfully, McDonald's SA CE Greg Solomon said on Tuesday...

By Carol Paton 22 Sep 2016

Choppies pays hefty price for expansion
Choppies pays hefty price for expansion

Choppies Enterprises - the leading supermarket grocery retailer in Botswana - continued with its expansion strategy into the rest of Africa in the year to end-June, but the moves into new territories came with a more than 50% cost to the company's earnings...

By Colleen Goko 22 Sep 2016

Warehouse 2020: adapting to e-commerce growth
Warehouse 2020: adapting to e-commerce growth

Warehouses are changing at an unprecedented rate due to the growth in e-commerce. How are warehouses responding?

22 Sep 2016

Bernie Brookes.
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Bain walks away from R25bn Edcon venture

Bain Capital will hand over ownership of the Edcon group to its creditors and walk away with nothing after its R25bn investment into the company nine years ago...

By Colleen Goko 22 Sep 2016

Greenbay plans to raise R1.75bn new share issue
Greenbay plans to raise R1.75bn new share issue

Greenbay Properties (GRP) said on Wednesday, 21 September, it planned to raise R1.75bn through the issue of new shares...

22 Sep 2016

Central Square opens at SA's first green, mixed-use city precinct
Central Square opens at SA's first green, mixed-use city precinct

Central Square at Menlyn Maine opened today in Tshwane, introducing some of SA's most environmentally-friendly, customer-friendly and innovative shopping experiences...

21 Sep 2016

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SARS could lose out on AB InBev bonanza

The Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) takeover of SABMiller may not prove to be as big a bounty for the taxman as initially thought, if South African-based retail investors opt to use Section 42 of the Income Tax Act to delay paying Capital Gains Tax (CGT) on their profits from the £45-a-share offer...

By Ann Crotty 21 Sep 2016

Joel at ‘home’ in the Origin Roastery.
#BehindtheSelfie with... Joel Singer

This week, we find out what's really going on behind the selfie with Joel Singer, co-founder and owner of Origin Coffee Roasters...

By Leigh Andrews 21 Sep 2016

PriceCheck offers 10 years of insights into local e-commerce adoption
PriceCheck offers 10 years of insights into local e-commerce adoption

"Over ten years, we've seen a great deal of innovation from the smaller players, but very little from traditional, established retailers. It looks like 2017 will be the year that this all changes and most big retailers will have a presence online." - Tucker

21 Sep 2016

South African whisky imports drop 9% in the first half of 2016
South African whisky imports drop 9% in the first half of 2016

South African Scotch whisky imports decreased 9% during the first half of 2016 to 18.7m bottles but SA moved one spot higher to being the seventh-largest export market for the product, according to the Scotch Whisky Association...

By Pericles Anetos 21 Sep 2016

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Edcon's banks and bondholders take control of the struggling retailer

Edcon has proposed a R14.4bn overhaul of its capital structure, to cede control of the clothing and footwear retailer's holding company to two other companies majority held by its creditors...

By Moyagabo Maake 21 Sep 2016

Google smartphone expected at 4 Oct. event
Google smartphone expected at 4 Oct. event

Google late Monday sent out invitations to an event on 4 October, hinting that the internet titan will show off a new smartphone...

21 Sep 2016

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