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Gold Brands to take Chesanyama division to UK despite slump in local sales
Gold Brands to take Chesanyama division to UK despite slump in local sales

Small fast-food and restaurant franchise company Gold Brands is expanding its Chesanyama division to the UK, while local branches will get facelifts...

By Michelle Gumede 2 days ago

OrderIn's digital canteen comes with tax benefits
OrderIn's digital canteen comes with tax benefits

Food delivery app, OrderIn, has not only targeted itself at time-conscious consumers, but corporates too, offering a "virtual canteen of cuisines" and an instant tax back benefit to employees...

16 Nov 2017

Retail trade sales up 5.4% y/y in September
Retail trade sales up 5.4% y/y in September

In good news for third quarter economic growth, the retail sector did better than expected in September...

By Sunita Menon 16 Nov 2017

#NewCampaign: Be the 'slash' generation
#NewCampaign: Be the 'slash' generation

Rémy Martin recently launched the third edition of its annual 'One Life. Live Them.' campaign developed by local advertising agency Saatchi & Saatchi BrandsRock, featuring influencers Sivu Madikana and Madoda Khuzwayo...

By Jessica Tennant 10 Nov 2017

Bowler Metcalf CEO Friedel Sass | Credit:
Bowcalf adds fizz to SoftBev decision

Plastics packaging specialist Bowler Metcalf (Bowcalf) served up a dose of good news to shareholders on its investment in struggling soft-drink bottler SoftBev at its annual general meeting on Wednesday...

By Marc Hasenfuss 9 Nov 2017

Large investment into converting beverage can industry from steel to aluminium pays off
Large investment into converting beverage can industry from steel to aluminium pays off

Industry heavyweights such as ABInbev, Coca-Cola Southern Africa, Nampak Bevcan and Hulamin, have invested more than $94m (R1.258bn) since 2013 in converting the beverage can industry from steel to aluminium...

8 Nov 2017

Alexandre Schmitt
SA Shiraz industry to benefit from workshop with olfaction guru Alexandre Schmitt

During the next SA Shiraz workshop, South Africa's makers, tasters and growers of Shiraz will benefit from the experience of Alexandre Schmitt, an internationally renowned guru on olfaction...

7 Nov 2017

Fewer diners give Famous Brands food for thought
Fewer diners give Famous Brands food for thought

Not even Tashas regulars have been immune to SA's economic crunch. Releasing interim results on Monday, Famous Brands's research showed that customers visited casual dining...

By Giulietta Talevi 2 Nov 2017

New look for Zebro's
New look for Zebro's

South African chicken franchise Zebro's has refreshed its corporate identity with a new logo and store look...

31 Oct 2017

Clampdown on illegal liquor trade in Northern Cape
Clampdown on illegal liquor trade in Northern Cape

Ten illegal liquor outlets that were found to be operating without licences were shut down during a blitz inspection operation that took place in Kuruman and surrounding areas...

31 Oct 2017

Eat Out unveils Best Everyday Eateries for Gauteng, KZN and Mpumalanga
Eat Out unveils Best Everyday Eateries for Gauteng, KZN and Mpumalanga

After Eat Out announced its list of best everyday eateries in the Western Cape, the lists for Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, and Mpumalanga were unveiled at the Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Best Everyday Eateries celebrations in Johannesburg on 24 October 2017.

25 Oct 2017

#FreshOnTheShelf: Kahvé Road coffee capsules now available
#FreshOnTheShelf: Kahvé Road coffee capsules now available

Kahvé Road, a premium coffee and patisserie specialist located Cavendish Square, has extended its retail offering and now stocks its own premium coffee capsule range.

24 Oct 2017

Wimpy's managing executive, Molla Bonnet.
Reminiscing about Wimpy's sizzling campaigns

Wimpy is celebrating its 50th birthday and managing executive Molla Bonnet reminisces by talking us through some of her favourite Wimpy campaigns to date...

By Juanita Pienaar 24 Oct 2017

Taste, Famous Brands issue dire trading updates
Taste, Famous Brands issue dire trading updates

Finding an analyst who sees any compelling reason to buy any of SA's fast-food stocks these days is as rare as spotting a Naspers naysayer...

23 Oct 2017

Search is on for SA's best shisanyama
Search is on for SA's best shisanyama

Windhoek Beer has launched a search for the country's best shisanyama...

23 Oct 2017

FASA survey measures franchisee success and satisfaction
FASA survey measures franchisee success and satisfaction

The Franchise Association of South Africa has surveyed franchisees to find out how they are faring and what their challenges are...

20 Oct 2017

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WAZA signs MoU to help make sustainably produced palm oil the norm

The World Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the RSPO have signed a five-year MoU to further transformation of markets and make sustainable palm oil the norm...

20 Oct 2017

Experiential retail - a new way to shop
Experiential retail - a new way to shop

With the rise of e-commerce and demise of physical brick-and-mortar retail, consumers are continually hungry for experiences that engage and excite them...

By Jordan Major 19 Oct 2017

Retail sectors increased in August, signalling stronger future growth
Retail sectors increased in August, signalling stronger future growth

The retail sector did better than expected in August, signalling stronger economic growth in the third quarter. Retail trade sales rose by a significant 5.5%...

By Sunita Menon 19 Oct 2017

Drought threatens industry, but fine wine booms
Drought threatens industry, but fine wine booms

A significant drop in yield on an already unprofitable model means the industry will take a serious hit in 2018. The lack of rain during winter has left vines across the Cape without the required water reserves...

By Roland Peens 18 Oct 2017

Moody Cow: Joburg's gelato, coffee and candy retail hybrid
Moody Cow: Joburg's gelato, coffee and candy retail hybrid

For Jose dos Passos, a self-confessed coffee addict with a sweet tooth, it makes sense that his latest venture is a gelato and coffee company called Moody Cow...

18 Oct 2017

Shreenal Ruparelia appointed new MD of Jumia Food
Shreenal Ruparelia appointed new MD of Jumia Food

Online food delivery company, Jumia Food, has appointed Shreenal Ruparelia as its new managing director...

18 Oct 2017

Costs push moms into unhealthy food options
Costs push moms into unhealthy food options

The food industry and the government must implement "drastic measures" to curb the rising cost of healthy food, say local nutritionists...

By Dave Chambers 16 Oct 2017

What's at the heart of franchise sector growth?
What's at the heart of franchise sector growth?

Over the past four years, the franchising sector has displayed resilience, consistently growing its contribution to the country's GDP from 9.7% in 2014 to 13.3%...

16 Oct 2017

UberEats and Food Lover's Market partner for convenient meal kit delivery
UberEats and Food Lover's Market partner for convenient meal kit delivery

UberEats and Food Lover's Market have teamed up to get shoppers back into their kitchen by giving them convenient access to recipe ingredients on demand...

11 Oct 2017

Famous Brands feels the squeeze of low consumer spending
Famous Brands feels the squeeze of low consumer spending

Famous Brands shares fell as much as 14% as markets reacted to a restaurant chain's trading update indicating a decline in first-half earnings...

By Andries Maghlangu 11 Oct 2017

Two Starbucks outlets confirmed for Durban
Two Starbucks outlets confirmed for Durban

Starbucks and Taste Holdings have confirmed the locations for two new Starbucks stores in Durban. Florida Road will play stage to the first Starbucks in the city...

10 Oct 2017

Andrea Quaye
AB InBev Africa appoints Dentsu Aegis

AB InBev Africa has appointed Dentsu Aegis as its media planning and buying agency for its Africa business...

4 Oct 2017

Bucking retailer trend, Starbucks shuts online store
Bucking retailer trend, Starbucks shuts online store

Starbucks, bucking a retailer trend focused on beefing up company-owned online stores, has shut its e-commerce site for the United States in an effort to drive more traffic to stores...

4 Oct 2017

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