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New Smart Shopper benefits - points for petrol, cardless functionality and more
New Smart Shopper benefits - points for petrol, cardless functionality and more

Pick n Pay has announced a host of enhancements to its popular rewards programme, including a partnership with BP service stations that allows Smart Shopper members to earn points when refueling...

12 hours ago

US retail chain Sears files for bankruptcy
US retail chain Sears files for bankruptcy

US retail giant Sears has filed for bankruptcy and plans to close almost 150 stores...

13 hours ago

Innovative displays can protect FMCG brands from retail fallout
Innovative displays can protect FMCG brands from retail fallout

If shopping is one of the world's greatest leisure activities, why are we seeing so much frustration in the aisles? It is because shopping to put food on the table and stock up on razor blades is functional...

By Vincent L. Lanz 11 Oct 2018

NERPO calls on government funding to support SA meat trade concerns
NERPO calls on government funding to support SA meat trade concerns

The National Emergent Red Meat Producers Organisation has requested that the government's national treasury release funding that will capacitate the Agricultural Research Council to manufacture Foot and Mouth Disease vaccines...

11 Oct 2018

IBM Food Trust launches worldwide with Carrefour on board
IBM Food Trust launches worldwide with Carrefour on board

European retail giant Carrefour has joined other participants involved in building the IBM Food Trust blockchain network...

11 Oct 2018

Checkers collaborates with SA artists for limited edition Odd Bins wines
Checkers collaborates with SA artists for limited edition Odd Bins wines

Checkers recently commissioned four upcoming South African artists to create unique artworks which would adorn the wine labels of the newest additions to the retailer's exclusive Odd Bins range...

10 Oct 2018

Absa crowns SA's top 10 olive oils for 2018
Absa crowns SA's top 10 olive oils for 2018

South African consumers are blessed with a choice of high quality locally produced olive oils. In recent years the growing number of awards won at major international olive oil competitions...

10 Oct 2018

Franchise Leadership Summit set for Joburg in November
Franchise Leadership Summit set for Joburg in November

FNB is hosting the 7th Franchise Leadership Summit at Montecasino on 13 November 2018. Themed 'Equipping you to future proof your franchise', the summit encourages discussion...

10 Oct 2018

Yoco and Kuba join forces to grow small businesses in SA
Yoco and Kuba join forces to grow small businesses in SA

It is widely known that supporting small businesses is one of the key sources for economic growth and community development...

10 Oct 2018

SA florist startup Petal&Post plans nationwide expansion
SA florist startup Petal&Post plans nationwide expansion

South African online florist Petal&Post is planning expansion across the country after its offering met with significant success in Cape Town and Durbanville...

By Tom Jackson 10 Oct 2018

The 29 industry winners of the 2018 Ask Afrika Orange Index. Image supplied.
2018 Ask Afrika Orange Index winners announced

The overall top 10 winners of South Africa's premier service excellence benchmark, as well as 29 industry category winners, were announced at the recent 2018/19 Ask Afrika Orange Index Awards...

10 Oct 2018

Poetry's SS19 collection inspires far-flung journeys and romantic escapes
Poetry's SS19 collection inspires far-flung journeys and romantic escapes

Inspired by the notion of the romantic escape, the Poetry Spring/Summer 2019 range draws on shapes, smells and sounds of sun-drenched adventures...

Issued by OnPoint PR 9 Oct 2018

Robust growth in global walnut consumption softens
Robust growth in global walnut consumption softens

According to the World - Walnuts - Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights report, in 2017 the volume of global shelled walnut consumption stood at approximately 2,2 million tonnes...

9 Oct 2018

Hans Zachar, managing director: technology strategy, Accenture Africa.
How African enterprises chart growth in the digital age

African businesses must ensure they stay a step ahead to survive and thrive by finding intelligent solutions which totally re-imagine customer experiences...

By Hans Zachar 9 Oct 2018

Study in Ethiopia links healthy soils to more nutritious cereals
Study in Ethiopia links healthy soils to more nutritious cereals

Large fields, predictable rainfall and favourable temperatures have meant that farmers in Arsi Negele, a town in southeastern Ethiopia, have benefited from good crop yields. Their production of wheat and maize, two of the main food staples in Ethiopia, have also increased over time. But there are worrying indicators...

By Frédéric Baudron 9 Oct 2018

Woolworths' storefront. Image supplied.
Woolworths announces 'plastic bag free' store

Woolworths kicks off National Marine Week with the announcement of a 'plastic bag free' store and reusable bag awareness campaign...

9 Oct 2018

E-commerce needs ERP
E-commerce needs ERP

E-commerce is growing rapidly and many will increase their online spend to get better deals, for its convenience and savings on shipping...

By Bernard Ford 9 Oct 2018

Sylvie Hurford, Carla Norman and Michele Lagesse of Woolworths, with Greg Bailey of Tiso Blackstar. Image provided.
2018 Sunday Times/Sowetan Shopper Survey reveals SA's favourite retailers

The 2018 Sunday Times/Sowetan Shopper Survey, conducted by Kantar TNS South Africa, has announced South Africa's favourite retailers...

8 Oct 2018

Vibrant femininity and considered modern collectables at the heart of Poetry SS19 homeware range
Vibrant femininity and considered modern collectables at the heart of Poetry SS19 homeware range

This season's Poetry homeware, décor and lifestyle range is launching in store and online from October onwards and the stage is set for a season of vibrant femininity and boundless celebrations...

Issued by OnPoint PR 8 Oct 2018

FAO, AU launch new framework to increase agriculture efficiency
FAO, AU launch new framework to increase agriculture efficiency

The framework offers a detailed look at the history of machinery in Africa and points the way towards addressing challenges and creating new opportunities to assure the successful adoption of mechanisation...

8 Oct 2018

Retail technology - changing buying and delivery methods
Retail technology - changing buying and delivery methods

Insights into the technologies that retailers are investing in, and where retail is headed as these technologies take effect...

By Jacqueline van Eeden 8 Oct 2018

Rudi, Michela Dalpiaz, Talia Engelbrecht and Attilio Dalpiaz.
The authentic Italian charm and rustic SA flair of Ayama Wines

On a chilly Wednesday in late-September, select members of the Cape media were shuttled to Ayama Wines at Slent Farm in the Voor Paardeberg region of Paarl, for the official opening of their deli and wine-tasting room...

By Leigh Andrews 8 Oct 2018

Orapeleng Modutle chats Joburg Fashion Week and Forbes 30
Orapeleng Modutle chats Joburg Fashion Week and Forbes 30

We chat to go-to-designer-for-the-stars, Orapeleng Modutle, about his spring/summer showcase seen at AFI as well as his reaction to being recently listed as one of the Forbes 30 Under 30 African Creatives...

By Ruth Cooper 8 Oct 2018

Survey reveals most consumers have underwhelming digital experiences
Survey reveals most consumers have underwhelming digital experiences

Across all industries, at least 84% of consumers say their experiences with using digital tools and services fall short of expectations...

8 Oct 2018

Hisense rolls out new suite of home appliances in SA
Hisense rolls out new suite of home appliances in SA

Hisense, the Chinese multinational appliance and electronics manufacturer, recent strengthened its presence in the South African market by introducing a new range of household appliances.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 5 Oct 2018

Top executives join Heineken SA management team
Top executives join Heineken SA management team

Heineken South Africa has announced two new appointments to its management team, with Gerrit van Loo appointed as managing director and Mandisi Feni taking the reins as HR director...

Issued by HEINEKEN South Africa 5 Oct 2018

Old Khaki SS19 collection rings in a retro summer
Old Khaki SS19 collection rings in a retro summer

The new Old Khaki spring/summer range will be available in stores and online in October. This year it's all about that chilled-out, hanging-by-the-beach, vintage LA vibe...

Issued by OnPoint PR 5 Oct 2018

Meet the Maker: Blossom and Hops Gin
Meet the Maker: Blossom and Hops Gin

Blossom and Hops gin is distilled by Trouvaille Spirits and owned by partners Tim and Teresa James, both of whom have careers vastly different to the liquor industry...

By Samantha Snedorf 5 Oct 2018

#FreshOnTheShelf: Spicy Amarula, Checkers coffee, Laager Rooibos and Frost Pops
#FreshOnTheShelf: Spicy Amarula, Checkers coffee, Laager Rooibos and Frost Pops

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

By Lauren Hartzenberg 5 Oct 2018

Surging demand for personal care, cosmetics drives emollient market
Surging demand for personal care, cosmetics drives emollient market

The ongoing 'natural product' trend will be a prominent influencer in the emollient market and is expected to create lucrative avenues during 2018 and 2027...

5 Oct 2018

Prepare your brand for retail disruption at Shopper Insights
Prepare your brand for retail disruption at Shopper Insights

The Shopper Insights briefing, set to take place in Johannesburg on 7 November 2018, will unpack the key shopper trends that brands should tap into to get ahead in the retail space...

5 Oct 2018

Charities invited to apply for festive fundraising opportunity
Charities invited to apply for festive fundraising opportunity

Shoprite & Checkers has made its annual call on registered charities to apply to be part of its festive season gift wrapping fundraiser...

5 Oct 2018

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