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#FreshConnections: The realities of trading in Africa
#FreshConnections: The realities of trading in Africa

It's often agreed that the trickiest part of the supply chain is not the sourcing, but getting the product to the consumer...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 2 days ago

Gourmet can't beef up Famous Brands
Gourmet can't beef up Famous Brands

Famous Brands has joined the ranks of local restaurateurs buckling under the weight of global names...

2 days ago

Avian influenza containment crucial for poultry markets
Avian influenza containment crucial for poultry markets

Poultry destined for exports now have to be absorbed in the South African market, which may also weigh in on prices...

2 days ago

R10m investment in digital printing to revive local textile industry
R10m investment in digital printing to revive local textile industry

The arrival of digital textile printing in Cape Town can revive the local clothing and textile manufacturing industry and salvage some of the job opportunities...

2 days ago

Emirates SkyCargo collaborates with DuPont on enhanced temperature protection solution
Emirates SkyCargo collaborates with DuPont on enhanced temperature protection solution

Emirates SkyCargo in collaboration with DuPont is rolling out a new white cover solution as part of its endeavour to offer a range of innovative cool chain temperature solutions...

2 days ago

Retail sales grow more than expected in June
Retail sales grow more than expected in June

June's retail sales grew 2.9% from the same month in 2016, taking its growth for the second quarter to 2.2%...

By Robert Laing 2 days ago

Strictly business, but personal
Strictly business, but personal

In the movie, The Godfather, Michael Corleone, as played by Al Pacino, utters the immortal line to his on-screen brother, “It's not personal, Sonny, it's strictly business.”

By Wynand Smit 3 days ago

The Cradle of Food & Wine Festival celebrates female wine and spirit makers
The Cradle of Food & Wine Festival celebrates female wine and spirit makers

In celebration of Women's Month, the Cradle of Food & Wine Festival in conjunction with Wine Menu, takes place this Saturday, 19 August 2017 at the Cradle Boutique in the Cradle of Humankind...

3 days ago

Contaminated eggs show continuing problems with supply chain
Contaminated eggs show continuing problems with supply chain

Another food scandal: this time eggs used for making sandwiches and other processed products that contain traces of an insecticide called fipronil...

By Lisa Jack 3 days ago

Amendment to Liquor Products Act widely welcomed
Amendment to Liquor Products Act widely welcomed

The Liquor Products Amendment Bill has been widely welcomed by alcohol industry players who say it will go a long way to curbing illicit trade...

By Bekezela Phakathi 3 days ago

Bain's takes gold at 2017 World Whisky Masters
Bain's takes gold at 2017 World Whisky Masters

Bain's Cape Mountain Whisky was awarded gold by the panel of judges at the 2017 World Whisky Masters, held by the Spirits Business Magazine in the UK...

3 days ago

Clothing retail sector hits the skids
Clothing retail sector hits the skids

SA's clothing retail sector is hanging by a thread after nearly a decade's strong performance.

By Ann Crotty 3 days ago

Sweet treats and creative eats - Tessa's Bakery opens in Cape Town
Sweet treats and creative eats - Tessa's Bakery opens in Cape Town

On an ordinary Tuesday afternoon, the very extraordinary Tessa's Bakery opened the doors of its brand new store. The ‘Made like Mom's' bakery chose a unique location in Milnerton, Cape Town, opting to stay near to the loyal client base they've built up...

By Angie White 3 days ago

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#CEMAfrica2017: "Be an experience business or be out of business" - Adobe

CEM Africa attendees were presented with a choice of workshops to attend throughout the two-day summit. Here's why I'm glad I went with the session by James McDonald, solution consultant at Adobe, on how to be an experience-driven business...

By Leigh Andrews 3 days ago

Verda Maluleka stands next to her stock at her LDP
CCBSA's innovative route to market creating opportunities for female entrepreneurs

Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa have realised the benefits of utilising informal markets as an alternative distribution channel and it has seen an impressive growth of female-led LDP's across the business...

3 days ago

You hired them, now trust them to get the job done. JR Bale © –
#CEMAfrica2017: Your employees are always on - now TRUST THEM

Chantel Botha of BrandLove shares why you need to trust your employees to run with their own ideas of the best possible customer experience they can offer at the first day of CEM Africa 2017.

By Leigh Andrews 3 days ago

Simply put? Cut the red tape and empower your staff. Scott Griessel © –
#CEMAfrica2017: CX predictions for the future, action to take TODAY

If all you do is talk about customer experience or CX in your silos, chances are your brand will be left in the dust. Here's why you need to cut the red tape and take the plunge, straight from the opening panel of CEM Africa 2017...

By Leigh Andrews 3 days ago

#FreshOnTheShelf: Gin-based popsicles launch in spring
#FreshOnTheShelf: Gin-based popsicles launch in spring

JML Consulting, which created Pierre Jourdan Wine Popsicles (PJ Pops) in 2016, will launch two gin & tonic popsicles in September...

16 Aug 2017

#WomensMonth: #MBFWJ17 profile on Leigh Shubert
#WomensMonth: #MBFWJ17 profile on Leigh Shubert

Local fashion designer Leigh Shubert will be showcasing her latest Spring/Summer collection at the upcoming Mercedes-Benz Joburg Fashion Week. We got in touch with her to find out more.

By Ruth Cooper 16 Aug 2017

Liberty Promenade in Mitchells Plain bucks bleak retail trading trend
Liberty Promenade in Mitchells Plain bucks bleak retail trading trend

While the South African Property Owners Association (SAPOA) Retail Trends Report recorded a turnover growth of -4% for the first quarter of 2017, Liberty Promenade in Mitchells Plain has remained resilient...

16 Aug 2017

South Africa's favourite eateries acknowledged at 2017 Coca-Cola Food Festival
South Africa's favourite eateries acknowledged at 2017 Coca-Cola Food Festival

The 2017 Coca-Cola Food Festival saw over 40,000 public votes cast to select the regional semi-finalists representing South Africa's favourite eateries...

16 Aug 2017

DreamWave audio products now available in SA
DreamWave audio products now available in SA

Musical Distributors has been selected as the exclusive South African partners for award-winning audio brand DreamWave...

16 Aug 2017

MultiChoice team at CXA Awards © .
MultiChoice dominates first-ever CXA Awards

MultiChoice won four out of the six awards awarded at the first-ever CXA Awards held at the Century City Convention Centre in Cape Town last night...

By Juanita Pienaar 16 Aug 2017

Combatting food theft
Combatting food theft

In the food industry, the opportunities for theft are many, whether they involve giving away food and drinks without getting authorisation or taking food home...

16 Aug 2017

Fasa collaborates to effect transformation in franchise sector
Fasa collaborates to effect transformation in franchise sector

Over the past few years, Fasa members have worked closely with government to effect transformation in the sector...

16 Aug 2017

(L-R) Joana Filipe Simplício, legal consultant; Silvia Fernandes, head of department (Chefe de departamento in Portuguese), UTIP; Martin Bachmann, group head active management, Quantum Global Group.
Angolan beverage plant gets approval

A new Angolan beverage plant has been approved for development...

15 Aug 2017

Constantia Village welcomes Deluxe Laser
Constantia Village welcomes Deluxe Laser

A new Deluxe Laser branch has opened its doors in The Constantia Village shopping centre in Cape Town...

15 Aug 2017

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Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries update report on HPAI H5N8 outbreak in South Africa

Recently detected outbreaks bring the total number of outbreaks to 16. The department has applied for additional funding to deal with the disease control measures, including compensation where applicable...

15 Aug 2017

The Clothing Bank exhibition features women leading the journey out of poverty
The Clothing Bank exhibition features women leading the journey out of poverty

Since 2010 The Clothing Bank has been using excess stock donated by South Africa's largest clothing retailers and manufacturers to transform lives...

15 Aug 2017

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