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How Black Friday is changing purchasing patterns in sub-Saharan Africa
How Black Friday is changing purchasing patterns in sub-Saharan Africa

The holiday season starts earlier every year, as three major shopping holidays originating in the US and China, namely Black Friday, Singles' Day and Cyber Monday, are extending to the rest of the world...

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Nespresso teams up with Rio Tinto to make coffee pods greener
Nespresso teams up with Rio Tinto to make coffee pods greener

Nespresso will become the first company to use responsibly-sourced aluminium to produce its coffee capsules. The company has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with metal company Rio Tinto...

1 day ago

Cape Classics scoops Importer of the Year at Wine Star Awards
Cape Classics scoops Importer of the Year at Wine Star Awards

Wine Enthusiast Magazine has named South African and French wine importer, Cape Classics, as the 2018 Wine Star Award winner for Importer of the Year.

7 Nov 2018

Why mobile is the gatekeeper of brand loyalty today
Why mobile is the gatekeeper of brand loyalty today

Mobile represents an unparalleled opportunity for savvy retailers to reach customers in more personalised, efficient and powerful ways...

By Gareth Hawkey 7 Nov 2018

Fish farming at industrial scale: a Turkish case study
Fish farming at industrial scale: a Turkish case study

One of the world's fastest-growing food production industries, aquaculture, is harming the marine environment and people's lives with intensive fish farms...

By Irmak Ertör 7 Nov 2018

Plant-based Beyond Burger launches in South Africa
Plant-based Beyond Burger launches in South Africa

Infinite Foods recently launched the plant-based Beyond Burger in South African at an event held in Johannesburg. The burger's claim to fame is that it looks, cooks and reportedly tastes just like beef...

6 Nov 2018

#GoogleRetail: No room for silos in omnichannel retail
#GoogleRetail: No room for silos in omnichannel retail

We're in living in an omnichannel world. We use a number of different paths to get to the products, info and services that we want. Search has become intuitive...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 6 Nov 2018

Moving Tactics takes the sting out of the queue for Clicks
Moving Tactics takes the sting out of the queue for Clicks

Note to retailers: today's customers expect technology to wipe out queueing. There's nothing more off-putting to shoppers and detrimental to sales than long queues in your store...

Issued by Moving Tactics 6 Nov 2018

90 wines get Five Star rating in 2019 Platter's by Diners Club South African Wine Guide
90 wines get Five Star rating in 2019 Platter's by Diners Club South African Wine Guide

The 2019 Platter's by Diners Club South African Wine Guide was recently unveiled at the Table Bay Hotel in Cape Town...

6 Nov 2018

Viviers, Van Zyl, Salama and Tshukutswane at the BrandZ Cape Town panel discussion.
SA's first-ever BrandZ winners on the customer experience conversation

Panel discussions are notoriously difficult to report back on, but I couldn't resist sharing insights from a selection of the country's most valuable brands on factors that enhance the value they provide customers as per last week's Kantar Millward Brown SA BrandZ launch...

By Leigh Andrews 6 Nov 2018

#EntrepreneurMonth: MasterChef SA winner Kamini Pather launches healthy food-delivery service
#EntrepreneurMonth: MasterChef SA winner Kamini Pather launches healthy food-delivery service

MasterChef SA season two winner and all-around local foodie celebrity Kamini Panther launched her new chef-inspired, healthy food delivery service FÜDY through Uber Eats at the beginning of this month...

By Ruth Cooper 6 Nov 2018

Online marketplace SA Florist rebrands to Bloomable
Online marketplace SA Florist rebrands to Bloomable

South African online marketplace SA Florist has rebranded to Bloomable, with the aim to redefine itself in the market and expand its focus beyond flowers...

6 Nov 2018

9 tips to boost Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales
9 tips to boost Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are famous for huge deals and steep discounts. That's why participating in these days can seem like a big retailer's game...

6 Nov 2018

Pick n Pay gets a headstart on Black Friday deals
Pick n Pay gets a headstart on Black Friday deals

Pick n Pay has revealed a range of online-only Black Friday deals, more than two weeks before the popular shopping event is officially set to commence...

5 Nov 2018

Food prices dip in October
Food prices dip in October

International food commodity prices dipped in October, as falling dairy, meat and vegetable oils prices more than offset a surge in sugar prices, according to the United Nations...

5 Nov 2018

Growth trends in SA's fast food industry
Growth trends in SA's fast food industry

The year-on-year growth of South Africa's food and beverage industry slowed to 0.1% as at July 2018, according to Broll Property Intel's Retail Snapshot Q3:2018. Restaurants and coffee shops experienced...

5 Nov 2018

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Mr Price internship programme open for entry

The Professional Retail Programme for graduates is now open for applications. This internship falls under MRP Foundation's Jump Start skills development programme...

5 Nov 2018

#EntrepreneurMonth: Traditional textiles from Turkey, with love
#EntrepreneurMonth: Traditional textiles from Turkey, with love

The hammam towel is a perennial Turkish accessory that's prized for its myriad of uses. Said to have been traditionally used in the super-hot Turkish baths, they needed to be durable and good at drying...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 5 Nov 2018

What Nestlé's attempt to trademark the shape of a KitKat teaches us about design
What Nestlé's attempt to trademark the shape of a KitKat teaches us about design

For many people there is something irresistible about chocolate. But in the hungry rush to make it part of our bodies there is a missed opportunity to meditate on different gestural experiences...

By Tom Lee and Stefan Lie 2 Nov 2018

These are SA's favourite loyalty programmes
These are SA's favourite loyalty programmes

Pharmacy and beauty retail is leading the charge when it comes to loyalty programmes in South Africa. Clicks Clubcard has remained at the top as the most used loyalty programme...

2 Nov 2018

SANParks buys Foxbat light aircraft to combat rhino poaching in KNP
SANParks buys Foxbat light aircraft to combat rhino poaching in KNP

A whopping R2,940,000 was raised over the past year for the MyPlanet Rhino Fund thanks to 34,000 supporters...

2 Nov 2018

Yuppiechef scoops title of SA's Online Retailer of the Year
Yuppiechef scoops title of SA's Online Retailer of the Year

Yuppiechef triumphed at the inaugural Online Retailer of the Year awards, which recognises online stores in South Africa that grow trust amongst digital shoppers...

2 Nov 2018

Pick n Pay trials recycling vending machines in V&A Waterfront
Pick n Pay trials recycling vending machines in V&A Waterfront

Pick n Pay has introduced two reverse vending machines into the vicinity of its V&A Waterfront store, into which visitors can throw their discarded waste for recycling...

1 Nov 2018

Woolworths to pull David Jones brand from SA stores
Woolworths to pull David Jones brand from SA stores

Woolworths will be dropping the David Jones brand in South Africa, with plans to rebrand the range under its in-house Classic Collection...

1 Nov 2018

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Cotton On's philanthropic wing has invested R100m in SA education

Its first project in South Africa is the upgrade of Ethekwini Primary School in KwaMashu, Durban...

1 Nov 2018

#FoodNextAfrica: How to ensure sustainable growth of plant-based foods
#FoodNextAfrica: How to ensure sustainable growth of plant-based foods

With the population expected to exceed 9 billion by 2050, the search has intensified for alternative protein sources to not only feed us all, but to do so sustainably by minimising the environmental impact...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 1 Nov 2018

Real Bicycle Co. aims to re-shore bicycle design and assembly
Real Bicycle Co. aims to re-shore bicycle design and assembly

Real Bicycle Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of not-for-profit organisation Qhubeka, has moved from perfecting its first locally-produced commuter bicycle prototype to full-scale production...

1 Nov 2018

FNB clients can now sell their homes via the FNB app
FNB clients can now sell their homes via the FNB app

NEWSWATCH: No trick, just a treat for FNB clients - as of Wednesday, 31 October, the bank's clients are able to list and sell their homes to other FNB clients via the mobile app...

1 Nov 2018

Call for programme to assist young designers
Call for programme to assist young designers

Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa has called for the establishment of an innovative educational program to help young designers from BRICS countries...

31 Oct 2018

WH Smith to buy airport retail chain InMotion for $198m
WH Smith to buy airport retail chain InMotion for $198m

UK books and stationery retailer WH Smith has announced plans to acquire InMotion, a US travel retailer, for $198 million. The transaction marks a significant step in WH Smith's international travel growth strategy...

31 Oct 2018

Distell launches Amarula Vanilla Spice
Distell launches Amarula Vanilla Spice

The Distell Group appointed Berge Farrell to design their innovative and uniquely African, premium cream liqueur, Amarula Vanilla Spice. It is now ready to be shared with the world...

Issued by Berge Farrell 31 Oct 2018

Black Friday fuels growth in SA's FMCG sector
Black Friday fuels growth in SA's FMCG sector

The Black Friday mega shopping phenomenon is more heyday than hype for South Africa's fast moving consumer goods retail sector...

31 Oct 2018

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