SA retail growth slows in June, with clothing outperforming other segments
SA retail growth slows in June, with clothing outperforming other segments

South African retail sales for June 2018 grew by 2.9% year-on-year excluding the effects of inflation, marking the weakest pace of growth since October 2017...

17 hours ago

Beyond B-BBEE: How to make supplier diversity part of your business DNA
Beyond B-BBEE: How to make supplier diversity part of your business DNA

Over the past decade, the procurement function has become an important vehicle for business transformation in terms of ensuring supplier diversity and small business growth. However, this function is often underutilised...

By Shereen Wardakan 18 hours ago

Eat Out, Woolworths looking for SA's most sustainable restaurant
Eat Out, Woolworths looking for SA's most sustainable restaurant

Entries for the 2018 Eat Out Woolworths Sustainability Award are now open...

7 Aug 2018

FNB lets South Africans pay for groceries with their watch
FNB lets South Africans pay for groceries with their watch

Fitbit Pay is now available in South Africa. The wireless payments service which works through Fitbit's range of wearable devices is now compatible with FNB and RMB VISA bank cards.

By Andy Walker 7 Aug 2018

Baselworld CEO quits following Swatch exit from trade fair
Baselworld CEO quits following Swatch exit from trade fair

Baselworld's chief executive René Kamm has announced his resignation, just days after Swiss watchmaker The Swatch Group announced it was pulling out of the annual watch and jewellery trade fair...

6 Aug 2018

Instagram, the natural showcase for fashion and luxury
Instagram, the natural showcase for fashion and luxury

In a difficult economic context, the fashion industry, and even the long-reluctant luxury goods sector, have turned towards digital technology...

By Valérie Moatti and Céline Abecassis-Moedas 6 Aug 2018

Lady Bonin's Tea Bar
Lady Bonin's Tea Bar

Bree Street may be the cool kid on the block, but Cape Town's Long Street is home to the country's first dedicated tea bar...

By Eugene Yiga 6 Aug 2018

Clicks reflects on 50 years in the retail business
Clicks reflects on 50 years in the retail business

This August, Clicks celebrates fifty years of trading since launching in Cape Town in 1968. The health and beauty retailer has since expanded to more than 650 stores and over 500 in-store pharmacies...

6 Aug 2018

First South African Lego Certified Store opens in Sandton
First South African Lego Certified Store opens in Sandton

More than 3,000 people flocked to South Africa's first Lego Certified Store that opened in Sandton City recently. Operated by the Great Yellow Brick Co, the store stocks and displays a variety of Lego options, installations...

6 Aug 2018

The new load securing system.
Serco to help Spar with load securing

Serco, in conjunction with Loadlok has developed a shoring system for Spar in the Western Cape...

6 Aug 2018

#FreshOnTheShelf: Designer chocolate, gourmet pizza, summery rosé and healthy crisps
#FreshOnTheShelf: Designer chocolate, gourmet pizza, summery rosé and healthy crisps

In #FreshOnTheShelf, we round up some of our favourite food and beverage products that have hit the retail shelves recently...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 3 Aug 2018

ERP to underpin food traceability market
ERP to underpin food traceability market

The food traceability market is expected to reach almost $20bn by 2022 as increased consumer awareness, strict governance requirements, and advances in technology are resulting in growing standardisation...

By Stuart Scanlon 3 Aug 2018

Lessons in life and business from Margaret Hirsch
Lessons in life and business from Margaret Hirsch

Margaret Hirsch's rise to success has not been easy. From spending some of her childhood in foster care and working in a hairdressing salon at age 12, to being fired for being pregnant...

3 Aug 2018

Meet the Maker: Triple Three Distillery
Meet the Maker: Triple Three Distillery

Tucked away in Blaauwklippen Wine Estate, is a lovely little distillery that produces a top quality gin. Most people visit the estate for the grape-based alcohol but Samantha Snedorf's sole purpose was juniper based - as usual...

By Samantha Snedorf 3 Aug 2018

SA consumers consolidate spend by shopping less across fewer categories
SA consumers consolidate spend by shopping less across fewer categories

South African shoppers, beset by a storm of rising prices, are making fewer trips to grocery stores and have dropped an unprecedented three grocery categories from their shopping basket...

3 Aug 2018

#CEMAfrica2018: Why customer loyalty is becoming a thing of the past and what to do about it
#CEMAfrica2018: Why customer loyalty is becoming a thing of the past and what to do about it

Ask Afrika MD Sarina de Beer explained at the final day of the seventh annual CEM Africa Summit why data is the current trending commodity of 2018 and what it'll take to really resonate with today's fickle social consumer. It was quite the eye-opener. Here's what you missed...

By Leigh Andrews 3 Aug 2018

Why can't all plastic waste be recycled?
Why can't all plastic waste be recycled?

The UK produced 11-million tonnes of plastic waste in 2017, and recycled around two thirds of it...

By Sharon George 3 Aug 2018

A brief history of briefs - and how technology is transforming underpants
A brief history of briefs - and how technology is transforming underpants

Underpants. We tend not to talk about them but they are a fact of life (unless you go commando). Briefs have a fascinating history and are now being transformed by technology...

By Alana Clifton-Cunningham 2 Aug 2018

Why compostable plastics may be no better for the environment
Why compostable plastics may be no better for the environment

As companies move to get rid of single-use plastic bags and bans on microbeads are coming into force...

By Thomas Neitzert 2 Aug 2018

Let us help you make the Mpact
Let us help you make the Mpact

Mpact Plastics' FMCG plant situated in Atlantis, Western Cape, is a leading producer of rigid plastic packaging and serves a wide customer base, including many multinationals...

Issued by Mpact Plastics 2 Aug 2018

#CEMAfrica2018: Learn from these examples of storytelling to create emotional relevance!
#CEMAfrica2018: Learn from these examples of storytelling to create emotional relevance!

Mike Joubert, founder of the Billybo group - not to be confused with Australian surf apparel brand Billabong - spoke on the first day of CEM Africa about the link between the core emotional connection created by great storytelling, which in turn builds relevance and authenticity to the emotional drivers in the customer journey...

By Leigh Andrews 2 Aug 2018

Spur buys majority stake in emerging franchise Nikos Coalgrill Greek
Spur buys majority stake in emerging franchise Nikos Coalgrill Greek

Spur Corporation is acquiring a 51% stake in the franchise restaurant group Nikos Coalgrill Greek. The Greek chain will be the eighth restaurant brand in Spur Corporation's growing portfolio...

2 Aug 2018

#PIPC2018: The role of affordable payment solutions in promoting financial inclusion
#PIPC2018: The role of affordable payment solutions in promoting financial inclusion

To enable higher levels of financial inclusion across Africa, banks and payments companies must drive solutions allowing small and informal merchants to accept digital payments at a lower cost...

2 Aug 2018

Mr D Food reaches milestone of 1 million downloads
Mr D Food reaches milestone of 1 million downloads

Online food delivery service, Mr D Food, reached one million app downloads last week...

2 Aug 2018

#CEMAfrica2018: Why we need to talk about emotion in the boardroom
#CEMAfrica2018: Why we need to talk about emotion in the boardroom

In the first keynote session of the Customer Experience Management (CEM) Africa Summit 2018, Diane Magers of the CXPA explained how to build and execute a CX strategy in an ROI-driven world. Here's what you missed...

By Leigh Andrews 1 Aug 2018

Healthy lifestyle changes impact avocado oil market
Healthy lifestyle changes impact avocado oil market

Increased health awareness among people due to the prevalence of chronic diseases and heart-related disorders, owing to improper diet and lifestyle, is expected to be a major driving factor for the consumption of avocado oil...

1 Aug 2018

Driving the retail brand experience through in-store media
Driving the retail brand experience through in-store media

In the highly competitive environment of in-store advertising, brands are contesting limited market share. Consumers have become more discerning of what they buy, owning to the availability of product information online...

By Cecil Ungerer 1 Aug 2018

NCR welcomes Supreme Court of Appeal judgment
NCR welcomes Supreme Court of Appeal judgment

The National Credit Regulator (NCR) on Wednesday welcomed the Supreme Court of Appeal's decision to grant it leave to appeal the Lewis Stores judgment on club fees and extended warranties...

1 Aug 2018

Private label rises above SA's competitive trading environment
Private label rises above SA's competitive trading environment

Now that the 'Ramaphoria' dust has settled, retailers and manufacturers are needing to come to terms with the fact that GDP growth is stagnant, and as a result, consumer confidence and sales have remained low...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 1 Aug 2018

Trust creates a competitive advantage for business
Trust creates a competitive advantage for business

Business success is dependent on a dynamic network of positive relationships, of which trust is a critical component...

Issued by Pyrotec 1 Aug 2018

Bottled water grows in volume and value in 2017
Bottled water grows in volume and value in 2017

South Africa's bottled water category continued to grow in both volume and value for 2017, according to a recent report released by BMi Research...

1 Aug 2018

SA's Picadoo formalising the African haircare industry
SA's Picadoo formalising the African haircare industry

Johannesburg-based startup Picadoo is bidding to formalise Africa's haircare industry via its online marketplace that helps users find local salons and book appointments...

By Tom Jackson 1 Aug 2018

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