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Puma ups forecast after sales leap in first quarter

German sportswear maker Puma said Tuesday it set a new quarterly record for sales between January and March, springing over the 1.0-billion-euro barrier and upping its forecasts for the year...

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Pick n Pay's Super Animals
Pick n Pay Super Animals return with South African slant

Pick n Pay launches a new Super Animals collection focused specifically on South African animals...

2 days ago

South African Council of Shopping Centres Research Conference identifies new retail trends
South African Council of Shopping Centres Research Conference identifies new retail trends

The SACSC set a date for its Annual Research Conference aiming to keep delegates up to date with new consumer behaviour and shopping patterns...

3 days ago

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Family continues franchising business

Following in her father's footsteps, Renee Perkin launched Cash Crusaders Oxford Village...

21 Apr 2017

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Manufacturers expected to be more proactive in protecting consumers from economic crunch

Consumers demand economic protection from manufacturers, according to BMI Research...

20 Apr 2017

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Starbucks turns one in South Africa, opens fourth shop

As Starbucks turns one in South Africa, it opened its fourth store in Menlyn Park, Pretoria, on 19 April 2017...

20 Apr 2017

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Woolworths tops 2016 Customer Satisfaction Index with most satisfied customers

South African Customer Satisfaction Index puts Woolworths at top...

20 Apr 2017

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Retailers fall victim to time's cruelty

Retail was pumping in the early 2000s. Sales growth hit a record high of 15.50% in September 2006 and averaged about 12% a year from 2004 to 2007...

By Colleen Goko 18 Apr 2017

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Las Iguanas coming to South Africa

The UK mid-market restaurant brand Las Iguanas comes to South Africa...

18 Apr 2017

Smart Shopper card - junk status?
Smart Shopper card - junk status?

I have long been an advocate of Pick n Pay, admiring and talking up how much they do to both attract and retain customers with their Smart Shopper loyalty programme and their various promotions to create sticky customers. That was until...

By Clive Evans 10 Apr 2017

SA Florist improves supply chain efficiency with BrandChat bot
SA Florist improves supply chain efficiency with BrandChat bot

BrandChat has built a unified dashboard that allows businesses, such as SA Florist, to create and manage a bot and do customer support...

6 Apr 2017

Five week Pick n Pay bakers' strike ends
Five week Pick n Pay bakers' strike ends

A five-week strike by workers who produce baked goods for Pick n Pay appeared to end on Monday. The Johannesburg workers concluded reconciliation talks...

By Trevor Bohatch and Natalie Pertsovsky 5 Apr 2017

Bidcorp's Joffe to bow out and list new firm
Bidcorp's Joffe to bow out and list new firm

Bidcorp executive chairman Brian Joffe will step down at the end of June 2017, taking up the role of nonexecutive director of the foodservice company...

By Mark Allix 29 Mar 2017

KwaZulu-Natal goes big at the movies
KwaZulu-Natal goes big at the movies

The largest movie screen in KwaZulu-Natal, featuring ultra high-definition (UHD) digital projection has opened at the Xtreme at Nu Metro Ballito Junction...

24 Mar 2017

Making customer feedback pay off
Making customer feedback pay off

The entire customer journey, whether in sales or customer service, must be as seamless as possible and working with feedback from your customers is the best place to start...

By Wynand Smit 20 Mar 2017

Food and beverage retail trends to be discussed at SACSC conference
Food and beverage retail trends to be discussed at SACSC conference

At the South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) Research Conference, Dr Yvonne Court, partner & head of international consultancy...

17 Mar 2017

Vida e Caffè caters to demand for high street brands in corporate HQ
Vida e Caffè caters to demand for high street brands in corporate HQ

Vida e Caffè, which first expanded its business model into corporate HQs in 2012, has announced further store launches...

10 Mar 2017

Countdown to Food & Hospitality Africa
Countdown to Food & Hospitality Africa

The second Food & Hospitality Africa (F&HA), powered by Hostex, will open at Gallagher Convention Centre on 7 May 2017...

7 Mar 2017

Six tips to select the right e-commerce fulfilment service
Six tips to select the right e-commerce fulfilment service

In e-commerce, order fulfilment involves managing inventory, packaging orders, shipping to customers and handling returns. Many e-commerce businesses are outsourcing...

By Charles Mburugu 6 Mar 2017

Cointreau selects finalists in Creative Crew grant scheme
Cointreau selects finalists in Creative Crew grant scheme

The Cointreau Creative Crew (CCC) Grant Scheme, which sought to identify and empower female creativity across South Africa, has selected 15 finalists...

2 Mar 2017

Seven keys to successful self-service
Seven keys to successful self-service

More and more businesses are either putting self-service options for customers in place or considering them in their service departments or contact centres...

By Jan Kühn 28 Feb 2017

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Bidcorp open to acquisitive and organic growth opportunities

Food services group Bid Corporation (Bidcorp), which was unbundled from industrial conglomerate Bidvest Group, grew its interim revenue 5% to R67.8bn...

By Pericles Anetos 24 Feb 2017

Value added services made easy for South African retailers
Value added services made easy for South African retailers

A Cape Town-based fintech business, Electrum, is providing retailers and banks with the technology platform that they need to connect their systems to VAS providers...

22 Feb 2017

#DesignMonth: What's in your lunch box?
#DesignMonth: What's in your lunch box?

FOODwelove aims to change how offices eat by offering desk jockeys the option to have a healthy and wholesome lunch delivered in a cleverly designed box, straight to their desk...

By Cari Coetzee 20 Feb 2017

New township delivery service pilots in Ekurhuleni
New township delivery service pilots in Ekurhuleni

A new retail home delivery service for townships, funded by the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA), has launched in Ekhuruleni...

14 Feb 2017

Rhoda Afrika's blooming flower business
Rhoda Afrika's blooming flower business

Rhoda Afrika, who began her flower business in an outside stall, will supply thousands of flowers to around 40 Shoprite and Checkers stores in the Free State...

13 Feb 2017

Nick Sarnadas, event director of Food and Hospitality Africa, and Gary Corin, managing director of Specialised Montgomery Exhibitions, accept the award.
Food & Hospitality Africa scoops Best Trade Exhibition category award

Food & Hospitality Africa powered by Hostex was awarded Best Trade Exhibition in its size category (Category 1 - 6000sqm) at the first ever AAXO Organiser and Exhibitor Awards...

13 Feb 2017

UberEats adds more suburbs in Joburg and Cape Town
UberEats adds more suburbs in Joburg and Cape Town

UberEats, which launched in South Africa in late September 2016, and extended to Cape Town in late January 2017, has announced further extensions...

10 Feb 2017

Reduce customer queues with mPOS
Reduce customer queues with mPOS

Businesses can ease month-end queues simply by adding a mobile point-of-sale device to their traditional POS solution...

By Bronwyn Watt 10 Feb 2017

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