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New Pan-African B2B marketplace "a one-stop-shop for all things African"
New Pan-African B2B marketplace "a one-stop-shop for all things African"

Afrimart, a Pan-African business to business (B2B) e-commerce platform for products made in Africa, has just been launched, offering growth prospects for the less exploited intra-Africa trade...

18 Jul 2018

#MobileCommerce: The last mile digitised, democratised and on-demand
#MobileCommerce: The last mile digitised, democratised and on-demand

It's no secret, in the digital age shoppers want what we want when we want it...

By Bronwyn Williams 10 Jul 2018

#SourceAfrica2018: Why Africa's clothing sector could lead in responsible sourcing
#SourceAfrica2018: Why Africa's clothing sector could lead in responsible sourcing

Whether you are a retailer, brand or manufacturer, the need to proactively manage social compliance issues in your supply chain has never been greater...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 6 Jul 2018

African entrepreneurs join Alibaba's eFounders Fellowship in China
African entrepreneurs join Alibaba's eFounders Fellowship in China

Twenty-nine (29) African entrepreneurs have completed the two-week eFounders Fellowship programme in China, an initiative run by Alibaba and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development...

By Gabriella Mulligan 6 Jul 2018

Tesco-Carrefour alliance promises to cut costs through joint buying power
Tesco-Carrefour alliance promises to cut costs through joint buying power

The announcement by Tesco and Carrefour that they will enter into a long-term, strategic alliance is the latest in a series of consolidation between the major grocery retailers in Western Europe...

5 Jul 2018

How to access Africa's booming FMCG opportunities
How to access Africa's booming FMCG opportunities

Africa has an emerging and expanding middle-class of consumers that is demanding premium everyday products and has the proven spending power to pursue them...

By Ben Leo 29 Jun 2018

Refrigeration goes green at BM Foods Cape Town factory
Refrigeration goes green at BM Foods Cape Town factory

Food manufacturer BM Foods is shrinking its carbon footprint by introducing a CO2-driven refrigeration system into its new, modern Cape Town factory...

28 Jun 2018

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#MFGIndaba: New dawn for the economy

Manufacturing is an indispensable sector if South Africa is to achieve its economic growth targets in future...

By Danette Breitenbach 27 Jun 2018

#MFGIndaba: Driving the industrial effort
#MFGIndaba: Driving the industrial effort

In his keynote address to the Manufacturing Indaba, Department of Trade and Industry director-general, Lionel October, referred to the Industrial Policy Action Plan 2018 and its focus on key themes...

By Danette Breitenbach 27 Jun 2018

PMA's Centre for Growing Talent is committed to developing the fresh produce industry
PMA's Centre for Growing Talent is committed to developing the fresh produce industry

The Produce Marketing Association's Center for Growing Talent will provide opportunities, between 15-16 August 2018, to network with peers and leaders in the fresh produce industry...

22 Jun 2018

Local startup takes Veldskoen from SA to the world
Local startup takes Veldskoen from SA to the world

Cape Town e-commerce startup, Dorp (Digital Online Retail Products), has launched its reimagined version of the classic South African Veldskoen leather walking shoe in the UK and Europe...

22 Jun 2018

Namibia: Barcode centre needed to boost local products on retail shelves
Namibia: Barcode centre needed to boost local products on retail shelves

The Namibia Trade Forum (NTF) is currently working on two projects to boost retail access of locally manufactured goods. These projects entail a feasibility study on establishing a Barcode Centre...

By Edgar Brandt 22 Jun 2018

Glamit's Inge Peacock on the unstoppable power of good hair
Glamit's Inge Peacock on the unstoppable power of good hair

Serial entrepreneur Inge Peacock has always been passionate about running a business that helps people look and feel their best...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 22 Jun 2018

Watch robots pack groceries in Ocado's automated warehouse
Watch robots pack groceries in Ocado's automated warehouse

Inside a warehouse located in the small town of Andover, England, more than 1,000 robots seamlessly navigate around a three-storey-high aluminium grid packing groceries for online shoppers...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 21 Jun 2018

Africa's first professional body for supply chain management launched
Africa's first professional body for supply chain management launched

At the recent Sapics Conference which took place in Cape Town, the organisation launched Africa's first professional body for supply chain management...

21 Jun 2018

Will Amazon do to the grocery industry what it did to e-commerce?
Will Amazon do to the grocery industry what it did to e-commerce?

Amazon has been busy lately. After entering the grocery delivery market with Amazon Fresh< and

By Ralf W. Seifert and Richard Markoff 14 Jun 2018

Kenya's Sip simplifies drinks distribution in Nairobi
Kenya's Sip simplifies drinks distribution in Nairobi

Kenyan startup Sip is simplifying the distribution of alcoholic beverages in the country's capital, and is eyeing growth in the B2B space...

By Tom Jackson 11 Jun 2018

Using CO2 to green SA's cooling systems
Using CO2 to green SA's cooling systems

Cooling plays a vital role in daily life, from cooling people in office buildings and hospitals, to cooling products like food and data. Cooling is necessary in our modern society but it also consumes a vast amount of energy...

7 Jun 2018

Brothers Matt (left) and Brad Milne (right) with Falke group general manager Martin Grobbelaar and Keaton Quarmby, group marketing executive, during a recent visit to Sydney.
Falke South Africa takes on Australian market

Legwear specialists Falke South Africa will this month be establishing a retail presence in Australia, following an "extremely successful" visit to the country...

7 Jun 2018

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Fresh produce markets an effective link between traders and farmers

Fresh produce markets have created employment and entrepreneurship opportunities for thousands of people from sales agents to street hawkers...

6 Jun 2018

Côte d'Ivoire gets its first taste of KFC
Côte d'Ivoire gets its first taste of KFC

KFC opened up its first restaurant in Côte d'Ivoire on 23 May, continuing the fried chicken brand's steady expansion across the African continent.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 6 Jun 2018

Kenyan startup Tanda launches inventory-management solution
Kenyan startup Tanda launches inventory-management solution

Kenyan startup Tanda, which makes it easier to run a shop by allowing shop owners to order and manage their inventory, has formally launched after a four-month pilot...

By Tom Jackson 6 Jun 2018

Source Africa 2018 to tackle trends, tech and trade in clothing and textile sector
Source Africa 2018 to tackle trends, tech and trade in clothing and textile sector

Source Africa 2018 will open its doors at the CTICC on 21 June for a 2-day exhibition with free-to-attend seminar sessions aimed at the continent's textile, apparel and footwear sector...

4 Jun 2018

Broll research details how tech is transforming the way we shop
Broll research details how tech is transforming the way we shop

There is no doubt that traditional brick-and-mortar shopping remains the backbone of the South African retail industry, but new ways of purchasing are fast becoming standard practice in retail markets...

31 May 2018

The stockings that launched luxury lingerie and swimwear business PDL Distributors
The stockings that launched luxury lingerie and swimwear business PDL Distributors

When mother and son team Penny and Dimitri Parolis founded PDL Distributors in October 1993, the first brand they launched locally was Mura Hosiery...

29 May 2018

What to look forward to at Frigair 2018
What to look forward to at Frigair 2018

The triennial HEVAC&R trade exhibition, Frigair Expo, will be held at the Gallagher Estate in Midrand, Johannesburg from 6 to 8 June 2018...

29 May 2018

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How Nando's creates shared value for farmers in southern Africa

Sam Hirst, Nando's Peri-Peri Farming Initiative manager shared how Nando's creates shared value for small farmers in southern Africa who farm their unique African Bird's Eye Chillies used in the Peri-Peri flavour Nando's is famous for...

28 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: How Shoprite trailblazed trading in Africa
#AfricaMonth: How Shoprite trailblazed trading in Africa

The Shoprite Group has trailblazed trading in Africa in many respects. Since kicking off its expansion into the continent in 1990, the retailer now has its footprints firmly planted in over 460 locations across 14 African countries...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 24 May 2018

Huawei crowned Vodafone Supplier of the Decade
Huawei crowned Vodafone Supplier of the Decade

Vodafone has named Huawei Supplier of the Decade at its Supplier Awards event which recognises companies that have performed outstandingly in supporting the group's continuous drive for operating efficiency...

24 May 2018

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Premier Fishing and Brands Limited set on growth path

JSE-listed Premier Fishing and Brands Limited, one of the largest black-owned and managed fishing companies in South Africa, announced sterling results for the interim period to 28 February 2018...

22 May 2018

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