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Official opening of expanded Ballito Junction Mall

The Mayor Cllr Ricardo Mthembu and the Honourable Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi have officially opened Ballito Junction Regional Mall...

2 days ago

Free Wi-Fi brings marketing returns for retailers

Free Wi-Fi is more than just keeping clients longer at a coffee shop or charging for every megabyte of usage for retailers' ISP to collect revenue...

By Prashil Gareeb 2 days ago

#BrandManagerMonth: How Sorbet's Jade Kirkel sells a feeling

Here, Jade Kirkel, brand manager of Sorbet Group, and daughter of founder Ian Fuhr, shares her perspective on working for your dad, being a mother of three and staying in the job market, and why to stop trying to make everything balance all the time...

By Jessica Tennant 2 days ago

SA suspends imports amid Brazilian meat scandal

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) has suspended imports of meat from establishments suspected to be involved in the Brazilian meat scandal...

2 days ago

Exquisite exhibits: The latest design trends from EuroShop 2017

Discover the design trends that are being used in exhibition displays around the world.

By Pippa Naudé for Scan Display 2 days ago

Breaking through brand clutter with Nomu

This #BrandManagerMonth, we find out what's new with Nomu, the original SA food and lifestyle concept inspiring creative kitchens across the land, from director Paul Raphaely...

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

SA e-courier startup Pargo raises $1.2m

South African e-courier startup Pargo has closed a R15 million ($1.2 million) funding round led by SAAD Investment Holdings...

By Gabriella Mulligan 2 days ago

Busby to shut Nine West and Mango

Nine West will walk out of SA and Mango will follow suit as the House of Busby alters its portfolio to match domestic needs...

3 days ago

Facebook introduces new shopping ad format to showcase products

Marketers want better ways to visually inspire mobile shoppers to purchase, and so Facebook is introducing a new ad format called 'collection'...

3 days ago

Retailers ready for smart technology adoption

According to recent international research, nearly 70% of retail decision makers are ready to make changes to adopt the Internet of Things...

3 days ago

All bets on House of Kallie

In 2015 I decided to do a short eight-week beginners course in jewellery-making. I ended up with torn nails, bruised hands and an appreciation of the hard work done by creators behind this artform...

By Robin Fredericks 3 days ago

Chinese Baijiu brands overtake whiskey as most valuable spirit

This year, the Chinese Baijiu brands have overtaken whiskey in the Brand Finance Spirits 50. Baijiu, meaning ‘white alcohol', is a Chinese distilled spirit...

3 days ago

Competition body accuses fresh-produce agents of cartel behaviour

The commission said it suspected the larger players of colluding to hold prices low until their smaller competitors ran out of fresh fruit and vegetables to sell, after which they sharply increased prices...

By Robert Laing 3 days ago

Dumping is causing poultry crisis, Sapa says

SA's crisis-stricken poultry industry - and whether the crisis has been caused by "dumping" of EU bone-in chicken portions - was the subject of heated debate in parliament...

By Linda Ensor 3 days ago

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...

2 days ago

Pick n Pay to cut food prices

Grocery retailers have not been immune to the downturn in the economy despite offering essential goods to consumers...

By Colleen Goko 2 days ago

Sea Harvest casts its net back onto JSE after 17 years

About 17 years after delisting from the JSE, fishing group Sea Harvest - now with Australian operations complementing its core frozen hake offering - trawled quietly back onto the bourse...

By Marc Hasenfuss 2 days ago

Mpact does its rounds for the medical industry

Mpact Plastics is well positioned to supply PVC and PET medical round bottles together with accompanying childproof and tamper-evident closures...

Issued by Mpact Plastics 2 days ago

Exceptional 2017 brandy grape harvest set to yield a smooth spirit

Despite the Western Cape's extreme drought, the 2017 brandy grape harvest looks set to yield future award-winning brandies...

3 days ago

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