Shoprite's Act for Change card to ease economic pressures for NGOs

In light of the current economic climate, Shoprite has introduced the Act For Change buying card in an effort to assist welfare organisations. The card will give NPOs a 5% discount across outlets from the Shoprite Group and they will have 30 days to pay with no interest. NPO donors will also be...

15 Mar 2018

Neethlingshof, Hill & Dale have a new distributor

Neethlingshof Wine Estate and Hill & Dale will now have its wines distributed by PB Liquor Merchants. The change in distributors follows the unbundling of Lusan Premium Wines, which saw Neethlingshof Wine Estate and Hill & Dale being acquired by Stone Pine Wines. Previous distribution was...

12 Mar 2018

Starbucks SA introduces its Cold Brew

South African coffee enthusiasts may now look forward to Cold Brew and Nitro Cold Brew on tap at Starbucks. Cold Brew is made by slowly steeping coffee grounds in cool filtered water for 24 hours, while Nitro Cold Brew takes the existing Starbucks Cold Brew recipe and infuses it with nitrogen....

12 Mar 2018

Thavhani Mall welcomes three new eateries

The Thavhani Mall in Thohoyandou, Limpopo will welcome three new eateries; Burger King, Rocomamas, and KFC. Limpopo's very first Burger King will open at Thavhani Mall in April 2018, while Thohoyandou's first Rocomamas will open in March 2018. Thavhani Mall will house KFC from April 2018.

12 Mar 2018

Mastercard obtains Oltio

Mastercard has acquired Oltio from the Standard Bank Group; Oltio will help Mastercard drive cash displacement and innovation in emerging markets. Oltio's technology enables consumers to authenticate Masterpass digital wallet purchases in South Africa using their bank pin and mobile...

6 Mar 2018

Fidelity to expand Sensormatic Retail Solutions in Africa

Fidelity ADT plans to to expand the Sensormatic Retail Solutions portfolio in Sub-Saharan Africa after being re-warded the distribution rights for the portfolio. Fidelity ADT reports that its strategy for Africa is ready for implementation and that the business is aligning itself in-country for...

6 Mar 2018

KWV wins at World Gin Awards

The KWV Cruxland Gin was named Best South African London Dry Gin for Taste at the World Gin Awards. The winners of the 2018 World Gin Awards were announced at the Honourable Artillery Company in London. The World Gin Awards select the best in all internationally recognised styles of gin from...

5 Mar 2018

Clover breaks longest line of sandwiches record

Clover has successfully broken the Guinness World Records title for the longest line of sandwiches with its Cream O' Naise mayonnaise being the star ingredient. The previous record measured at 3,865.78m and the new record is 4,004.43m long.The record was broken on 3 March 2018 at the Maponya Mall...

5 Mar 2018

Defy records production of 12th million appliance

Defy recently recorded the production of its 12th million electrical cooking appliance. In light of national water shortages and increased eco-consciousness, Defy has been also working to find ways for its products to use less electricity and water.

1 Mar 2018

Bontle Modiselle to promote Inception Diamonds' conflict-free, environmentally friendly products

Inception Diamonds has entered a partnership with film and television personality Bontle Modiselle. The partnership is intended to promote the company's conflict-free and environmentally friendly products to socially responsible consumers. According to Inception Diamonds director Ross Reid,...

1 Mar 2018

Evonik Industries acquires total take in EAA

Evonik Acrylics Africa (EAA) no longer has any joint venture partners and will now operate as a wholly owned Evonik enterprise. The announcement comes after Evonik Industries AG acquired the 49% Ampa Plastics Group JV share in Evonik Acrylics Africa.

1 Mar 2018

Westcliff gin receives bronze at American craft spirits competition

Westcliff's copper pot distilled Joburg dry gin received a bronze medal in the best International Contemporary Gin category at the 2017 American Distilling Institute's (ADI) craft spirits competition. The dry gin was also named Best Gin at the Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards at the...

28 Feb 2018

World Whiskies award Scottish Leader with gold medal

Scottish Leader's 12-year-old whisky received a gold medal during a first round tasting at the World Whiskies Awards in the UK. The judges liked the whisky's smooth, rich, and sweet profile. The Scottish Leader 12-year-old is crafted with a blend of unpeated Highland and Speyside malts, combined...

28 Feb 2018

Clover to attempt breaking a Guinness World Records title

Clover will be attempting to break the Guinness World Records title for the longest line of sandwiches with its Cream O' Naise mayonnaise as the star ingredient. The attempt will be made on 3 March 2018 at the Maponya Mall in Soweto, Johannesburg. Somizi Mhlongo, Nti and Zola Nene, Ewan...

23 Feb 2018

Durban Fashion Fair calls for fashion designers, fashion brands

The eThekwini Municipality has called on interested fashion designers to submit a complete storyboard of their collection for this year's Durban Fashion Fair 2018. The fashion fair takes place at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in Durban in August 2018. Storyboards...

20 Feb 2018

Philip Morris unveils two new kiosks

Philip Morris South Africa has extended its retail availability to consumers in the country by unveiling two new kiosks in Johannesburg. One kiosk is in Sandton City and the other one is in Eastgate Shopping Mall. The kiosks will sell IQOS; Philip Morris' electronic tobacco device that is...

19 Feb 2018

Pick n Pay sees sales increase for Valentine's Day products in 2018

Pick n Pay's amount of Valentine's Day flower bouquets sold this year increased by 96% in comparison to last year's sales during the same time. Chocolates, wine, sushi and its Valentine's Day meal deal also had a spike in sales between 12-14 February 2018. The retailer also managed to sell...

19 Feb 2018

Malfy Gin Originale is now available in SA

Truman & Orange has launched the Malfy Gin Originale in South Africa with plans to introduce more of the Italian brand of gin to South African consumers. The Malfy Gin Originale is distilled using a recipe similar to that of Italian monks, who first distilled Juniper spirits at their monasteries...

13 Feb 2018

100% Design to present exhibition at Decorex

100% Design South Africa will present an exhibition curated by Cathy O'Clery of Platform Creative Agency at the 2018 Decorex Cape Town. Decorex Cape Town will be held from 27 April-1 May 2018. All the exhibition pieces will be produced especially for the exhibition and will have their debut at...

12 Feb 2018

Shoprite launches donation drive for CT

The Shoprite Group has started a Disaster Relief Fund to assist parts of the country that have been affected by the drought. Consumers will be able to donate R5 at any Shoprite or Checkers store throughout the country. The donations will be used to aid Cape Town, which is currently facing the...

6 Feb 2018

Shoprite offers special discount to students

Shoprite will offer students a special discount on 7 February 2018. Shoprite's Student Day will enable students between the ages of 18 and 30 to get 10% discount on their shopping (up to a maximum spend of R1,500). Student Day is valid at all Shoprite stores across South Africa and selected...

5 Feb 2018

Plantation Shutters move in at Private House Company

Plantation Shutters' new display can be found inside the showroom of The Private House Company at the Kramerville Design District in Johannesburg. Interior designer Yvonne O'Brien sources furnishings from all over the world, as well as carefully selected local pieces at The Private House Company....

5 Feb 2018

Jennifer Lopez is the new Guess Girl

Guess has obtained Jennifer Lopez as its new Guess Girl. Lopez is part of a campaign that is art directed by Paul Marciano and shot by fashion photographer Tatiana Gerusova. The new Guess Girl's campaign images portrays a similarity to early classic Guess campaigns.

2 Feb 2018

Score introduces sugar-free Score Zero

Score has released Score Zero; a sugar-free replacement for Score Black. Score Zero is free of taurine and has Guarana in it. The energy drink is available in 250ml slim cans and is valued at R11.99.

29 Jan 2018

Engen, DSV reach 20,000 milestone for parcels

Engen and DSV Global Transport and Logistics have reached a milestone of over 20,000 parcels for its 65 DSV Bybox lockers at Engen service stations in South Africa. DSV ByBox is an automated parcel locker that offers the public a way of receiving and sending parcels. The parcels that are...

22 Jan 2018

Helix cork concept achieves success at 2017 IPSA Goldpack Awards

The Helix cork concept, which is produced by Consol Glass in South Africa, has received two gold awards at the Institute of Packaging SA (IPSA) Gold Pack Awards. Helix won gold for 'Best in Beverage' and 'Best in Glass'. The IPSA Goldpack Awards recognise excellence in packaging every year....

17 Jan 2018

Montego raises over 23,000 meals in Click2Feed campaign

Montego Pet Nutrition's Click2Feed campaign has raised 23,225 meals for 30 various animal charities and welfare organisations. The campaign has also raised R6,450 in cash donations, which will contribute to 3,225 additional Montego meals that will be donated. Kitty and Puppy Haven - a sanctuary...

11 Jan 2018

Checkers broadens Oh My Goodness! range

Checkers' Oh My Goodness! range has stretched its availability by introducing three new convenience meals. The three new meals are beefy lasagne, beef stew and butternut mash, and chicken drummets and mash. All Oh My Goodness! meals are free from MSG, added sugar and salt, and contain no added...

4 Jan 2018

Starbucks' Ready Brew lands in South Africa

Starbucks and Taste Holdings has released its Starbucks Ready Brew at all South African Starbucks stores. Ready Brew is 100% natural roasted arabica coffee and is pre-portioned into single-serve packets which is packaged in boxes of 12. The range is obtainable at a retail price of R75 for a 12...

2 Jan 2018

4th Street Wines rises up IWSR Top 100 Wines list

4th Street Wines has placed in 19th position in this year's International Wine and Spirit Research (IWSR) Top 100 Wines list. The wine brand placed in 26th place last year and was named the fastest growing wine brand globally for the second year in a row. The IWSR releases an annual report...

22 Dec 2017

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