|3 Aug 2012|
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Today's top stories
Retail share valuations are way too high, value-focused fund managers have been warning for well over a year. Paying no heed, the market has continued its love affair with retail in July, with the general retailers and food retailers indices on the JSE hitting new highs. Read more >>
Neethlingshof has won two national awards in the 2012 Novare SA Terroir Wine Awards for its 2012 Gewürtztraminer and 2011 The Maria. The Maria, which forms part of the reserve Short Story Collection range, was also chosen as one of the five top estate wines entered in the competition. Read more >>
Corporate Social Investment
A recent drive to collect a 1000 new and old school uniforms in the Western Cape proved highly successful, as more than 1500 items of clothing were collected in support of 'MySchool Clothing Day'. Read more >>
With the exception of FNB, the digital innovation leader in the financial services sector, which launched its application (app) in July 2011, it has taken almost a year for the rest of the big four to launch their very own apps to engage the ever-growing digital generation which has over 70% of South Africans primarily accessing the internet through mobile platforms using smartphones. Read more >>
Exhibitions & Events
The Consumer Goods Council of South Africa's (CGCSA) will be hosting its annual conference from 10-11 October 2012 at The Forum in Bryanston, Sandton. Having engaged with major stakeholders across the industry, a dynamic programme has been compiled which covers key themes relevant to the market today and into the future. These include the trading context, supply chain efficiencies, transforming the shopping experience, retailing in a digital era, profitable sustainability and the march into Africa. Read more >>
Waterkloof Estate launches two new wines
Waterkloof Estate has added a Chenin Blanc and a Shiraz to its retail range. The Peacock Ridge Chenin Blanc 2011 is extremely versatile and goes with a variety of dishes and the Peacock Ridge Shiraz 2011 will complement venison and game dishes well. Both retail for R59, directly from the estate or at selected supermarkets and wine outlets countrywide. For more information, go to www.waterkloofwines.co.za
Logistics supplier, On the Dot, has contracted with Mr Price to ensure on time deliveries of the retailer's e-commerce goods. The contract requires integrated, real-time service delivery, including order processing, fine picking, status reports, full tracking and tracing to the final delivery. Read more >>
Find out more about the current state of the alcohol advertising legislation, the new smoking laws and the facts about the newly approved food labelling regulations by listening to this week's podcast of the Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show
, which airs every Wednesday 5pm-6pm streamed live via 2oceansVibe Radio
] Read more >>
Shipping & Transport
A full review hearing of the e-tolling case will take place in the North Gauteng High Court on 26 November 2012. This decision follows yesterday's meeting between the parties' legal teams and Deputy Judge President. Read more >>
A tuneful TV campaign, coupled with a Facebook app helps make music for Quidco, a service that allows people to save money every time they make an online purchase. Read more >>
RESTON, US: comScore, Inc has released data from the comScore MobiLens
service, reporting key trends in the US mobile phone industry during the three-month average period ending June 2012. Read more >>
Transport Minister Ben Martins has "snuck through" changes to the National Road Traffic Regulations, bypassing Parliament, the DA claims. Read more >>
Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini has blamed the poor management of grant beneficiaries' records as among the reasons behind the department's continuous qualified reports. She has now committed to achieve a clean audit opinion before 2014. Read more >>
More Government news...
Surging entry-level new car sales‚ buoyant demand for taxis and LCVs and car-hungry rental companies are behind a remarkable 18.3% year-on-year increase in new vehicle sales last month‚ the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of SA (Naamsa) says. Read more >>
More Motoring news...
Mauritius is a favourite international getaway for South Africans, four hours away by regular airline flights and a household name for its wide range of luxury resorts. Sun Resorts has also signed an agreement for the lease of Ambre Resort & Spa, a 4-star hotel located in on Belle Mare Bay on the sheltered east coast effective from October 2012, so start planning that breakaway... Read more >>
More Travel news...
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