The Lion Match Company commissions new pantyliner line
The Lion Match Company commissions new pantyliner line

Unsgaard, The Lion Match Company's manufacturer of a wide range of personal care products, has just commissioned a multimillion-rand pantyliner production plant in Cape Town...

Issued by Symbiotic Communications 2 days ago

IBM Food Trust launches worldwide with Carrefour on board
IBM Food Trust launches worldwide with Carrefour on board

European retail giant Carrefour has joined other participants involved in building the IBM Food Trust blockchain network...

11 Oct 2018

Checkers collaborates with SA artists for limited edition Odd Bins wines
Checkers collaborates with SA artists for limited edition Odd Bins wines

Checkers recently commissioned four upcoming South African artists to create unique artworks which would adorn the wine labels of the newest additions to the retailer's exclusive Odd Bins range...

10 Oct 2018

Hisense rolls out new suite of home appliances in SA
Hisense rolls out new suite of home appliances in SA

Hisense, the Chinese multinational appliance and electronics manufacturer, recent strengthened its presence in the South African market by introducing a new range of household appliances.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 5 Oct 2018

The paradox of choice. Why made-to-order might not solve the fashion industry's problems
The paradox of choice. Why made-to-order might not solve the fashion industry's problems

How could you go from winning awards for "Store Design of The Year" and "Best Shoe Ever" to selling nothing?

By Jessica Pallant and Sean Sands 4 Oct 2018

Chanel buys British swimwear brand Orlebar Brown
Chanel buys British swimwear brand Orlebar Brown

French luxury house Chanel has acquired British tailored swimwear brand Orlebar Brown for an undisclosed sum...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 1 Oct 2018

Enormous amounts of food are wasted during manufacturing - here's where it occurs
Enormous amounts of food are wasted during manufacturing - here's where it occurs

The volume of edible food that is wasted is staggering. In 2017, the UN estimated that almost a third of all food that is produced is discarded...

By Megan Blake 1 Oct 2018

Carrol Boyes and The Joinery collaboration turns waste into want
Carrol Boyes and The Joinery collaboration turns waste into want

Carrol Boyes has teamed up with local sustainable design brand The Joinery to create a range of tote bags and pouches made from recycled plastic bottles which would otherwise be destined for the landfill...

1 Oct 2018

French hardware giant Leroy Merlin readies to open in SA
French hardware giant Leroy Merlin readies to open in SA

French home improvement retailer Leroy Merlin is preparing to open its first store on the African continent in Edenvale, Gauteng on Friday, 28 September 2018...

26 Sep 2018

Growing need for agile super vendors in Africa's apparel industry
Growing need for agile super vendors in Africa's apparel industry

African clothing manufacturers have to become super vendors to reduce lead times and cost better to handle more styles, cater to in-season change and improve the top line and bottom line of their businesses...

26 Sep 2018

Michael Kors grows luxury portfolio with $2bn Versace acquisition
Michael Kors grows luxury portfolio with $2bn Versace acquisition

One year after buying Jimmy Choo, US fashion company Michael Kors is acquiring Italian luxury goods house Versace for $2.1 billion...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 25 Sep 2018

Cassandra Twala on this year's Sanlam Handmade Contemporary Fair
Cassandra Twala on this year's Sanlam Handmade Contemporary Fair

Jessica Tennant interviews fair curator Cassandra Twala to find out more about her involvement in the Sanlam Handmade Contemporary Fair over the years and what she's most excited about this year...

By Jessica Tennant 21 Sep 2018

What's on offer at the 2018 Sanlam Handmade Contemporary Fair
What's on offer at the 2018 Sanlam Handmade Contemporary Fair

The ninth Sanlam Handmade Contemporary Fair (SHMC) will be held at Hyde Park Corner in Johannesburg from 12-14 October 2018...

17 Sep 2018

Sustainable packaging solutions needed to reduce food waste, scale up trade in Africa
Sustainable packaging solutions needed to reduce food waste, scale up trade in Africa

Food losses and waste are an enormous drain on natural resources. Roughly one-third of the annual food produced globally for human consumption is lost or wasted...

13 Sep 2018

Winning packaging design from Pentawards 2018
Winning packaging design from Pentawards 2018

The winners have been revealed for the 12th annual Pentawards, a prestigious worldwide competition devoted exclusively to packaging design...

12 Sep 2018

Nielsen launches virtual shopper research in SA
Nielsen launches virtual shopper research in SA

South Africa has become the first country on the African continent to launch Nielsen's new SmartStore virtual shopper technology...

Issued by Nielsen 12 Sep 2018

SA beverage brand Superlatte recognised at global packaging awards
SA beverage brand Superlatte recognised at global packaging awards

Cape Town-based beverage company, Superlatte, scooped a Bronze award in the Food Trends Category at the prestigious Pentawards 2018, held in New York City on 6 September...

11 Sep 2018

Number 1 Mageu fuels new generation of design talent
Number 1 Mageu fuels new generation of design talent

Design student Hannah Smith has been named the winner of the Number One Mageu Art & Soul Competition...

6 Sep 2018

Calculating your return on investment
Calculating your return on investment

In today's competitive business environment, staying ahead of the game is essential. To do this, manufacturers need to ensure that their equipment remains effective and runs optimally at all times...

Issued by Pyrotec 5 Sep 2018

Packaging design for SA's competitive private label category
Packaging design for SA's competitive private label category

Premium private label products are popping up everywhere, despite tough economic conditions in South Africa. Clever retailers are clawing back profit margins by expanding their current private label offerings...

5 Sep 2018

Toys R Us SA expands into Botswana
Toys R Us SA expands into Botswana

South African retail chain, Toys R Us and Babies R Us SA, is expanding its African footprint with a new store opening in Botswana set for October...

5 Sep 2018

Pratley replicates its famous suspended bulldozer stunt
Pratley replicates its famous suspended bulldozer stunt

Celebrating its 70th anniversary, the Pratley Group earlier this year marked the occasion by replicating its memorable launch of Pratley Wondafix in 1985 which saw CEO Kim Pratley stand underneath a 13-tonne bulldozer...

5 Sep 2018

It's too soon to call 3D printing a green technology
It's too soon to call 3D printing a green technology

Over the past decade 3D printing has captured the imagination of the general public, engineers and environmental visionaries...

By Reid Lifset, Martin Baumers, and Timothy Gutowski 5 Sep 2018

Grassroots trading to luxury leather leader: The journey of Jekyll and Hide
Grassroots trading to luxury leather leader: The journey of Jekyll and Hide

Jekyll and Hide founder Bernard Bultemeier talks luxury leather, global expansion, the challenges facing independent retail today and why we'll all be wearing backpacks soon...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 4 Sep 2018

Fleur le Cordeur: a business in bloom
Fleur le Cordeur: a business in bloom

Fleur le Cordeur is about blessing people on their special occasions - especially on their wedding day. The company loves everything about anything that grows from soil, and especially using these gifts from nature to bless people...

By Eugene Yiga 3 Sep 2018

From breast implants to ice cube trays: How silicone took over our kitchens
From breast implants to ice cube trays: How silicone took over our kitchens

One of my ice cube trays is a small, yellow novelty tray that, when placed in the freezer, molds water into little duck-shaped pieces of ice...

By Kiersten Muenchinger 31 Aug 2018

KZN Manufacturing Indaba explores opportunities for growth and innovation
KZN Manufacturing Indaba explores opportunities for growth and innovation

Provincial manufacturers and businesses assembled in Durban at the Kwazulu Natal Manufacturing Indaba to explore growth opportunities, discover the latest manufacturing incentives and trends...

31 Aug 2018

Nielsen Smartstore: Keeping up with shoppers today and tomorrow
Nielsen Smartstore: Keeping up with shoppers today and tomorrow

Shoppers are changing at such a rapid pace, and while there are many methodologies to understand shoppers, a tool to help us move with the rapidly changing shoppers is needed...

By Danette Breitenbach 29 Aug 2018

Designer turned ethical artistic jeweller, Charmaine Taylor. Image supplied.
#WomensMonth: Pass on wisdom and knowledge and support local businesswomen

Marketer and designer turned ethical artistic jeweller, Charmaine Taylor has a passion and vision to promote the message of forgiveness and peace that former President Nelson Mandela shared...

By Juanita Pienaar 29 Aug 2018

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