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Insights into the global coconut oil market

The current demand for various different oils designed to be used for health and beauty purposes constitutes the main driving force behind the market. However, the coconut oil market will continue to decline as a result of the steadily decreasing output in the major producing countries...

3 days ago

Total retail sales volume growing at quickest pace in five years
Total retail sales volume growing at quickest pace in five years

Total South African retail sales for March 2018 grew by 4% year-on-year after removing the effects of inflation, marking the highest growth rate for retail spending since May 2013...

15 May 2018

Starbucks Rooibos Lattes. Images supplied.
Starbucks UK introduces new Rooibos Latte

Starbucks has introduced Rooibos Lattes as part of its new spring menu that has thousands of customers in the northern hemisphere hooked...

9 May 2018

How a better understanding of the seven ages of appetite could help us stay healthy
How a better understanding of the seven ages of appetite could help us stay healthy

Recent research has highlighted that the abundance of food cues - smells, sounds, advertising - in our environment is one of the main causes of overconsumption...

By Alex Johnstone 7 May 2018

Pricing competition threatens generics
Pricing competition threatens generics

In the past decade, generic competition allowed millions of patients access to medicines for key therapeutic areas...

3 May 2018

NuMe launches low carb, gluten-free baking range
NuMe launches low carb, gluten-free baking range

NuMe has launched a new and premium range of "Not So Naughty" gluten-free baking products...

2 May 2018

Clicks Group to invest R700m in store network
Clicks Group to invest R700m in store network

Clicks Group CEO David Kneale announced that the retail chain will be investing over R700 million in new stores, pharmacies, store refurbishments, supply chain infrastructure and IT this year...

20 Apr 2018

Fria's Superfoods expands into mainstream health market
Fria's Superfoods expands into mainstream health market

Fria's Superfoods, a locally owned delicatessen specialising in wholesome treats, has just secured shelf space in Wellness Warehouse Lifestyle on Kloof...

18 Apr 2018

Oolala Collection Club answers the call for 'clean' beauty
Oolala Collection Club answers the call for 'clean' beauty

Consumers are wising up to the far-reaching environmental, ethical and health benefits of conscious consumption, and a review of our beauty routines are an important part of the lifestyle audits we're undertaking...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 17 Apr 2018

Natural, healthy dog treats to your door with Wolf and Women
Natural, healthy dog treats to your door with Wolf and Women

Wolf and Women is a South African subscription box service that specialises in natural, healthy treats for dogs. Biodegradable treat boxes are delivered to the customer's door containing 30 formulated one-a-day treats...

17 Apr 2018

Durex Connect-ED empowers youth to make sound choices about sexual health
Durex Connect-ED empowers youth to make sound choices about sexual health

With sex education playing a significant role in enabling our youth to take full control of their sexual behaviour, Durex's Connect-ED programme aims to make a difference in South African communities...

16 Apr 2018

Flu shots on the go with Discovery Health and Uber
Flu shots on the go with Discovery Health and Uber

With winter and the dreaded flu season around the corner, Discovery Health has teamed up with Uber to provide flu shots on-demand...

16 Apr 2018

Search is on for new Face of Pond's
Search is on for new Face of Pond's

Pond's South Africa is searching for the new face of its brand, who will feature in the company's marketing campaigns and win prizes to the value of a R100,000...

13 Apr 2018

Blackline Interiors designs flagship store at Menlyn Mall for the Brow Bar
Blackline Interiors designs flagship store at Menlyn Mall for the Brow Bar

Blackline Retail Interiors was appointed by the Brow Bar to design the brand's flagship store, which opened recently in the new wing of Menlyn Mall...

Issued by Blackline Retail Interiors 9 Apr 2018

How Pick n Pay shelf space boosted this small, family-owned hygiene business
How Pick n Pay shelf space boosted this small, family-owned hygiene business

While children know how to wash their hands, they often don't, and this is how the idea of Lunch-Box Buddy was developed...

9 Apr 2018

Clicks opens 500th pharmacy
Clicks opens 500th pharmacy

Retail chain Clicks is celebrating the opening its 500th pharmacy at Clicks Park Station in Johannesburg.

6 Apr 2018

SA's re-usable sanitary wear market to hit R17bn by 2022
SA's re-usable sanitary wear market to hit R17bn by 2022

Cloth diapers, nappies, menstrual cups and other re-usable sanitary wear are growing in popularity as environmentally-friendly options to reduce waste, increase savings and improve general hygiene...

3 Apr 2018

Sorbet makes a move into make-up
Sorbet makes a move into make-up

South African beauty chain Sorbet launched its own range of make-up at the beginning of March. The new offering is intended to complement the company's salon services, skincare and nail colour products...

29 Mar 2018

Drip bar Reviv restores, rejuvenates, and replenishes
Drip bar Reviv restores, rejuvenates, and replenishes

Juanita Pienaar got to experience the effects of an IV therapy treatment first-hand and spoke to Reviv South Africa CEO Sayed Mia about how it works, why and how he brought the Reviv franchise to South Africa, and how its different from other IV bars that have also popped up in the country...

By Juanita Pienaar 29 Mar 2018

Growing affinity among SA shoppers for specialist retailers
Growing affinity among SA shoppers for specialist retailers

A new report by IRI shows that South African shoppers are diversifying their grocery purchases among a growing number of channels...

22 Mar 2018

ATM pharmacy dispenses in under three minutes
ATM pharmacy dispenses in under three minutes

Long queues for public health patients collecting chronic medication could be a thing of the past with the ATM pharmacy which delivers repeat prescriptions in under three minutes...

15 Mar 2018

Product of the Year 2018 awards SA's favourite consumer goods
Product of the Year 2018 awards SA's favourite consumer goods

Product of the Year - South Africa's largest independent consumer-voted survey - celebrated 10 years of rewarding innovation and excellence in the country at its annual awards gala ceremony...

26 Feb 2018

Black Panther to inspire beauty trends in 2018
Black Panther to inspire beauty trends in 2018

The heavily anticipated superhero movie Black Panther hit the screens on 12 February 2018, after being predicted to become the biggest ever Marvel film...

By Roshida Khanom 22 Feb 2018

WBeauty range first to bear RSPO sustainable palm oil certification in SA
WBeauty range first to bear RSPO sustainable palm oil certification in SA

Woolworths has launched South Africa's first locally-made, WBeauty soap range bearing the certification logo of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil...

16 Feb 2018

Durban bridal show taps into the big business of beauty
Durban bridal show taps into the big business of beauty

The newly upgraded bridal exhibition, NWJ Bridal and Beauty Experience, will from this year be incorporating an interactive beauty aspect into its event offering...

9 Feb 2018

Significant growth in festive retail spending driven by stronger rand and lower inflation
Significant growth in festive retail spending driven by stronger rand and lower inflation

South African consumer spending showed a healthy improvement over the festive season, with retail sales volumes rising 3.8% year-on-year...

9 Feb 2018

Mall for Africa expands to 11 new markets
Mall for Africa expands to 11 new markets

Mall for Africa, an e-commerce and m-commerce platform present in Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana and Rwanda, has expanded to 11 new countries in Africa...

5 Feb 2018

Acdoco SA lands local distribution deal for Jordan oral care
Acdoco SA lands local distribution deal for Jordan oral care

Acdoco SA, a consumer packaged goods brand-custodian and distributor, has been appointed as the exclusive South African distributor for global oral care brand, Jordan.

1 Feb 2018

Rights issue to aid Imbalie liquidity
Rights issue to aid Imbalie liquidity

AltX-listed salon franchisor Imbalie Beauty intends to raise nearly 40% of its market capitalisation to bolster its business amid rising competition...

By Michelle Gumede 1 Feb 2018

Top franchising trends for 2018
Top franchising trends for 2018

2017 has been a very tough year for businesses and consumers. However, according to Morne Cronje, head of franchising at FNB Business, the franchise sector continues to perform well...

30 Jan 2018

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