Are chemicals in cosmetics placing your business at risk?
Are chemicals in cosmetics placing your business at risk?

Chemicals commonly found in beauty products may place manufacturers and suppliers at significant liability risk, states a new report released by Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE (AGCS) and Praedicat...

13 Sep 2018

The audience at the Heavy Chef Sextech event of which the first part was presented by Heidi Patmore. Image: Heavy Chef.
#Sextech: Chatbots, sex robots and impact on society (Part 2)

Heavy Chef invited Heidi Patmore, to talk about an incendiary topic: sextech, and how it is irrevocably impacting our lives...

By Juanita Pienaar 12 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

Heidi Patmore, a tech marketing consultant up on the Heavy Chef stage. Image supplied by Heavy Chef.
#Sextech: Smart condoms, KinkBNB and VR porn (Part 1)

Heavy Chef invited Heidi Patmore, to talk about an incendiary topic: sextech, and how it is irrevocably impacting our lives...

By Juanita Pienaar 5 Sep 2018

How Glow Theory is bringing K-Beauty to SA
How Glow Theory is bringing K-Beauty to SA

The Korean Wave has brought several things to our shore, but K-Beauty has caused a surge in the beauty world. More and more beauty enthusiasts are looking at Korean beauty techniques and products to achieve flawless skin...

By Maroefah Smith 4 Sep 2018

ACDOCO relaunches Jordan Oral Care
ACDOCO relaunches Jordan Oral Care

Specialist consumer packaged goods brand-custodian and distributor, ACDOCO SA has announced that it is been appointed as the exclusive South African distributor for multi-award winning, global oral care brand, Jordan...

Issued by ACDOCOSA 3 Sep 2018

The more you smile - The whiter your teeth get!
The more you smile - The whiter your teeth get!

Whitening your teeth is as easy as smiling! BlanX White Shock Toothpaste is an incredibly smart and safe paste that will whiten your teeth every time you smile...

Issued by ACDOCOSA 31 Aug 2018

A multi-million rand African skincare business built from Marula oil
A multi-million rand African skincare business built from Marula oil

Portia Mngomezulu, founder of Portia M Skin Solutions, has been awarded Pick n Pay's 2018 Small Supplier of the Year award for her business' exceptional growth performance and job creation...

28 Aug 2018

Trendzilla alert: Tech builds tailor-made trust
Trendzilla alert: Tech builds tailor-made trust

The hyper-connected multiverse of tomorrow is today. Brands can get washed away, overwhelmed by the virtual trend wave, or they can surf the possibilities in this era of omni-channeling.

By Daniella Shapiro 27 Aug 2018

Innovation in food and wearables tackles pet obesity epidemic
Innovation in food and wearables tackles pet obesity epidemic

Obesity is not only a widespread problem for humans, but that 'puppy fat' your now adult pet hasn't quite shed may be cause for concern...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 23 Aug 2018

Vend reveals top performing independent retail categories in SA
Vend reveals top performing independent retail categories in SA

Over the past year, South Africa's independent retailers enjoyed sales volumes 25% higher than the global average, according to data from retail management software company Vend...

17 Aug 2018

Koreanbeauty.co.za caters to growing demand for Korean skincare solutions
Koreanbeauty.co.za caters to growing demand for Korean skincare solutions

South Africans have been latching on to the Korean beauty trend, and a new online store, Koreanbeauty.co.za, has been launched to cater to the growing demand...

13 Aug 2018

Clicks reflects on 50 years in the retail business
Clicks reflects on 50 years in the retail business

This August, Clicks celebrates fifty years of trading since launching in Cape Town in 1968. The health and beauty retailer has since expanded to more than 650 stores and over 500 in-store pharmacies...

6 Aug 2018

SA's Picadoo formalising the African haircare industry
SA's Picadoo formalising the African haircare industry

Johannesburg-based startup Picadoo is bidding to formalise Africa's haircare industry via its online marketplace that helps users find local salons and book appointments...

By Tom Jackson 1 Aug 2018

Aquafresh brings the first annual 'Power To You, Mum' Festival to Soweto!
Aquafresh brings the first annual 'Power To You, Mum' Festival to Soweto!

As part of the ongoing 'Power To You, Mum' movement - a celebration of South African motherhood, womanhood and families - Aquafresh South Africa will be hosting the first annual 'Power To You, Mum' Festival...

Issued by Havas Johannesburg 24 Jul 2018

#JHBNHE2018 to celebrate natural 'hair-itage'
#JHBNHE2018 to celebrate natural 'hair-itage'

The second edition of the Johannesburg Natural Hair Expo (JHBNHE) will be held at Constitutional Hill in Braamfontein on 24 September 2018...

23 Jul 2018

Garmin EMEA Office Award
Garmin EMEA Office Award

After years of hard work and dedication the Garmin sub-Sahara Africa team have achieved new heights and have been recognised on an international level by being awarded the 2017 EMEA Office of the year award by Garmin International...

Issued by Garmin 18 Jul 2018

Millions of men using the wrong shampoo - research
Millions of men using the wrong shampoo - research

According to new research an average one in four men have a dry scalp and most of them are using an anti-dandruff rather than a moisturising shampoo to address the problem...

Issued by Leap Communications 17 Jul 2018

SA retail sales up by 3% year-on-year
SA retail sales up by 3% year-on-year

Total South African retail sales for May 2018 grew by 3% year-on-year excluding the effects of inflation, compared to the 3.1% year-on-year growth recorded in May 2017...

16 Jul 2018

Is SA's analgesics market breaking through the 'pain' barrier?
Is SA's analgesics market breaking through the 'pain' barrier?

On a global scale, pain continues to be one of the most common symptoms encouraging individuals to seek medical care or over-the-counter alternatives to relieve their symptoms...

Issued by Insight Survey 16 Jul 2018

Dove global women.
#Mandela100: Dove goes beyond skin-deep beauty with No Digital Distortion Mark

We've seen a marked rise in returning to real values and letting a brand's humanity and true beauty shine through its messaging in 2018...

By Leigh Andrews 12 Jul 2018

We must ensure new food retail technologies are pathways - not barriers - to better health
We must ensure new food retail technologies are pathways - not barriers - to better health

Imagine a world where smart pantries sense when you are running out of your favourite food and order more of it, without you lifting a finger. Where intelligent robots roam your grocery store, ever at your service...

By Kathryn Backholer 11 Jul 2018

User-coaching yoga pants will give you a buzz
User-coaching yoga pants will give you a buzz

When you're practising yoga in a class, there's an instructor who can guide you through each pose. When you're doing it on your own, however, you pretty much just have to hope you're getting it right...

By Ben Coxworth 10 Jul 2018

Edcon bids farewell to Boardmans and Red Square brands
Edcon bids farewell to Boardmans and Red Square brands

Boardmans and Red Square cosmetics stores will soon be no longer as Edcon intensifies its focus on the Edgars brand in a bid to win back shoppers...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 9 Jul 2018

Is the concentrates market 'hydrating' South African consumers?
Is the concentrates market 'hydrating' South African consumers?

Insight Survey's latest SA Concentrates Industry Landscape Report 2018 deliberates the global and local concentrates markets based on the latest information and research.

Issued by Insight Survey 9 Jul 2018

#FairnessFirst: Seeing red over the 'pink tax' problem
#FairnessFirst: Seeing red over the 'pink tax' problem

'Pink tax' has been doing the rounds for decades. Here's why consumers are seeing red about paying more for anything sold to females...

By Leigh Andrews 9 Jul 2018

#COSMOFest2018 to showcase the latest fashion and beauty trends
#COSMOFest2018 to showcase the latest fashion and beauty trends

The two-day fashion and beauty event #COSMOFest will be held at the Canal Walk Shopping Centre in Cape Town on 27-28 July 2018. This year's event will be split into fashion and beauty-dedicated segments.

5 Jul 2018

#SourceAfrica2018: 3 macro trends for spring/summer 2019
#SourceAfrica2018: 3 macro trends for spring/summer 2019

WGSN's director of retail and buying Sara Maggioni presented a spring/summer 2019 trend forecast at Source Africa 2018, held in Cape Town last week...

By Maroefah Smith 25 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

Are healthier lifestyles driving SA's fruit juice industry?
Are healthier lifestyles driving SA's fruit juice industry?

The fruit juice industry is currently in a relatively healthy state, both locally and globally, with many opportunities presenting themselves for manufacturers and producers despite the challenges within the industry...

Issued by Insight Survey 20 Jun 2018

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