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#ATFexpo17: The clothing, footwear and textile trade's one-stop shop
#ATFexpo17: The clothing, footwear and textile trade's one-stop shop

The ATF Trade Exhibition and co-located China Premium Tex expo provides local and international players in the apparel, footwear and textile trade with a space to connect...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 3 days ago

Material hurdles remain
Material hurdles remain

For a short while, some time around 2014, it looked as if the clothing, textile, footwear & leather (CTFL) sector was beginning to recover after almost 20 years of crippling pressure...

20 Nov 2017

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Greening the tobacco supply chain in Africa bears fruit

It is critical to ensure that tobacco production is as environmentally sustainable as possible as it supports the livelihoods of thousands of small-scale farmers in Africa...

7 Nov 2017

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Nestlé to complete transition to cage-free egg supply chain in Africa by 2025

Nestlé has announced that it will complete it's transition to a cage-free egg supply chain in Africa, Latin America, Oceania and the Middle East by 2025, an important benchmark in the global move towards...

6 Nov 2017

Western Cape drought a growing concern, lack of water has far-reaching consequences
Western Cape drought a growing concern, lack of water has far-reaching consequences

Concerns are growing over the state of the Western Cape where the drought is reaching a critical state. Reduced output from the Western Cape is likely to slow down the rate of the decline in food prices...

3 Nov 2017

Coca-Cola Beverages takes top prize at Massmart Supplier Environmental Awards
Coca-Cola Beverages takes top prize at Massmart Supplier Environmental Awards

Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa took top honours at the fourth Massmart Supplier Environmental Awards...

3 Nov 2017

Netshield introduces online store
Netshield introduces online store

Technology hardware, software, and services supplier, Netshield, is expanding its customer and reseller support with the introduction of an online store in South Africa...

31 Oct 2017

Inside the Lush life of an ethical cosmetics buyer
Inside the Lush life of an ethical cosmetics buyer

Working as a buyer for ethical handmade cosmetics company Lush, your travels could take you sourcing neroli oil in Tunisia, blue chamomile oil in Hungary and shea butter in Ghana...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 31 Oct 2017

New working group explores use of supply chain control towers
New working group explores use of supply chain control towers

Imperial Logistics has launched a working group focused on exploring, understanding and advancing the use of supply chain control towers...

27 Oct 2017

Amazon stretches delivery arm inside houses
Amazon stretches delivery arm inside houses

SAN FRANCISCO, US: Amazon stretched its delivery arm inside homes on Wednesday with a smart lock and camera combination that also signalled a move into home security...

27 Oct 2017

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Digitisation, smart agriculture shaping the future of the African chemicals market

The use of smart agriculture will promote the appropriate use of agricultural chemicals and drive additional chemical sales as Africa boosts it's below average use of these inputs...

27 Oct 2017

Roambee enables digitisation for enterprise supply chain, logistics
Roambee enables digitisation for enterprise supply chain, logistics

IoT smart logistics and asset monitoring company, Roambee, has introduced mobile monitoring technology that combines BLE/Wi-Fi/GSM hotspots and beacons to provide granular visibility for package-level delivery and asset management...

25 Oct 2017

Nozinga Market launch begins Western Cape expansion of spaza modernisation programme
Nozinga Market launch begins Western Cape expansion of spaza modernisation programme

Pick n Pay has expanded its partnership programme with independent spaza store owners to the Western Cape...

24 Oct 2017

Minister Ebrahim Patel with participants of the Massmart Supplier Development programme.
Massmart salutes small, local manufacturers breaking into international markets

Massmart was joined by the Economic Development Department and Proudly South African at an event to celebrate participants in the Massmart Supplier Development Programme...

23 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

Traceability through the supply chain
Traceability through the supply chain

Coding and marking is the way in which essential product and traceability information is displayed on products, labels and packaging...

Issued by Pyrotec 16 Oct 2017

Aramex Global Shopper growth mirrors rise in cross-border e-commerce
Aramex Global Shopper growth mirrors rise in cross-border e-commerce

Cross-border e-commerce is on the rise. An estimated 1.4 million South Africans shopped internationally in 2016, spending an estimated R8.8 billion...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 13 Oct 2017

Philafrica aims to become big food exporter
Philafrica aims to become big food exporter

Philafrica Food says it plans to transform food processing in sub-Saharan Africa through investments of between R50m and R100m...

By Neels Blom 11 Oct 2017

Freshmark MD Dr Johan van Deventer with Tru-Cape director and grower Derek Corder.
Tru-Cape reaches over 20m apples, pears supplied to Shoprite Group

To date the Shoprite Group has purchased over 20 million cartons of apples and pears for its Shoprite and Checkers customers in 2,689 outlets throughout 15 African countries and the Indian Ocean Islands from Tru-Cape...

9 Oct 2017

DHL-Mall for Africa partnership gives African products access to global stage
DHL-Mall for Africa partnership gives African products access to global stage

DHL Express and Mall for Africa have extended their partnership to enable African businesses to sell their locally manufactured products to customers in the United States...

6 Oct 2017

Propak Cape to showcase latest in packaging, processing, printing and plastics
Propak Cape to showcase latest in packaging, processing, printing and plastics

The Propak Cape exhibition, taking place from 24-26 October at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, will showcase the latest innovations in packaging...

6 Oct 2017

The rise of Wumdrop
The rise of Wumdrop

The 2017 MTN App of the Year Awards is currently underway, with the gala awards event scheduled to take place on 12 October 2017...

6 Oct 2017

What businesses can do to stamp out slavery in their supply chains
What businesses can do to stamp out slavery in their supply chains

Until quite recently, businesses didn't have a reason to dig deeper than assessing the price and appearance of the products shipped to their warehouses...

5 Oct 2017

Walmart adds NY delivery company to e-commerce empire
Walmart adds NY delivery company to e-commerce empire

Walmart Stores announced Tuesday that it acquired New York delivery company Parcel as it girds to compete with Amazon and other supermarkets for home delivery of groceries...

4 Oct 2017

SA companies explore opportunities in Tunisia, Algeria
SA companies explore opportunities in Tunisia, Algeria

A delegation of South African companies is currently on a trade and investment mission in Tunisia and Algeria, where they are exploring export markets...

3 Oct 2017

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The dairy industry and its food safety challenges

Today modern dairy farming strives to produce milk of high quality, but farming practices evolve, sometimes bringing with them unforeseen and adverse quality consequences to milk itself...

2 Oct 2017

Leveraging digital technology for a seamless, 360-degree customer journey
Leveraging digital technology for a seamless, 360-degree customer journey

The retail shopping experience is no longer a linear one, where a person simply enters a store, makes a purchase and leaves...

By Lindy Lee 29 Sep 2017

Clover management and workers at odds over 'illegal' strike action
Clover management and workers at odds over 'illegal' strike action

A wage dispute has led to workers at Clover in Port Elizabeth embarking on a strike until two demands are met...

By Riaan Marais 28 Sep 2017

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African SMEs need to prioritise supply chain management

According to John Lucas, country manager of DHL Express South Africa, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) need to make supply chain management part of their business plan if they want to succeed...

28 Sep 2017

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