Amazon removes India flag doormats after visa threat

NEW DELHI - Amazon said Thursday it has withdrawn doormats featuring Indian flag from sale after New Delhi called them "insulting" and threatened to expel the company's foreign workers. Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted late Wednesday that the mats, available only on Amazon's Canadian...

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India warns Amazon over alleged insults to flag

NEW DELHI - India on Wednesday sought an apology from Amazon for selling "insulting" doormats featuring its national flag and threatened to bar foreigners working for the e-commerce giant from entering the country unless the products were withdrawn. Foreign minister Sushma Swaraj slammed the...

3 days ago

Wholesale trade sales decrease by 0.3% in October

Wholesale trade sales decreased by 0.3% year on year in October, figures released on Thursday by Statistics SA showed. Month on month, seasonally adjusted wholesale trade sales decreased by 1.1% in October. This followed month-on-month changes of 2.4% in September and -1.5% in August. In the...

19 Dec 2016

SGD recognised for export at the SA Premier Business Awards

At the fourth annual SA Premier Business Awards held in Johannesburg, Saab Grintek Defence (SGD) was honoured with the Exporter Award. The awards, organised by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) along with partners, Proudly South Africa and Brand South Africa, recognises excellence in the...

8 Dec 2016

Clicks, Shell South Africa announce loyalty programme

A new affinity partnership with Clicks and Shell South Africa allows consumers to fill up and earn points every time they swipe their Clicks ClubCard at participating Shell stations nationwide. Consumers earn one point for every one litre of petrol or diesel. The more litres they purchase, the...

29 Nov 2016's e-commerce website launches has launched the first smart device editorial and e-commerce website. A range of devices may be found in the following categories: smart home, smart body, smart entertainment and smart travel. Having initially partnered with 16 smart device product lines at launch, the company aims...

21 Nov 2016

LG receives 21 CES 2017 Innovation Awards

LG Electronics received 21 CES 2017 Innovation Awards acknowledging its innovative efforts in a range of its products. The full list of LG's 2017 CES Innovation Award winners will be announced at a press conference to be held in Las Vegas early in the new year. The awards are sponsored by the...

11 Nov 2016

Mysmartkid releases festive gift suggestions

Mysmartkid, a play-based educational programme, offers products that are fun and educational gifts. Each age-appropriate product is designed to assist with learning and development for children aged 0-6 years old. The online shop also allows shoppers to choose affordable but exciting gifts for...

21 Oct 2016

Distell Group awarded top honours

The Distell Group has been awarded top honours at the Massmart Supplier Environmental Awards, where judges were impressed by their new wastewater treatment plant in Stellenbosh. Running for its third year, the Massmart honours local suppliers for their commitment and performance in implementing...

17 Oct 2016

Neil Ellis Wines win 2016 Veritas Awards

Cabernet producers, Neil Ellis Wines received acclamation at this years' 2016 Veritas Awards when their terrain specific and regional 2013 Cabernet Sauvignons won awards. The Neil Ellis Jonkerskoek Cabernet received double gold and the Stellenbosch Cabernet was awarded gold.

17 Oct 2016

Oreo launches Oreo Golden in South Africa

Oreo has launched a third flavour, Oreo Golden, in South Africa. It is a lightly coloured vanilla cream biscuit with a vanilla centre. It is available in stores nationwide from October 2016 in 44g snack packs and the standard 176g box.

6 Oct 2016

SA analytics startup recognised at Accenture Consumer Innovation Awards

SA-born analytics innovator Syenap has been recognised as one of the top 16 consumer innovations from a field of over 250 global applicants for the Accenture Consumer Innovation Awards (ACIA). The awards, presented by Accenture at the first Millennial 2020 Summit at the Art Science Museum in...

12 Sep 2016

KFC brings Mexican flavours with new Burrito

KFC South Africa launches a feast of Mexican flavour this week with the new KFC Burrito. The fiesta of flavour started in Cape Town and Sandton as Mi Casa musician and self - confessed foodie J'Something introduced media, celebrities and KFC fans to the new KFC Burrito and showed them how to make it...

9 Sep 2016

Dunlop recognised as leading name in tyre brands

Dunlop has been heralded as the leading name in the Tyre Brands category in the 2016/17 Target Group Index (TGI) Icon Brands Survey, published on Sunday, 31 July 2016. This win is the company's fourth triumph since 2011.

5 Aug 2016

UK TV's Open Shoot features GoT Raleigh Ritchie

UK's Topman TV featured singer, songwriter and Game of Thrones actor, Raleigh Ritchie, as its Open Shoot collaborator. The Open Shoot series joins music artists and creatives with their fans and Topman audiences to create new projects that get people talking about the latest style trends,...

5 Aug 2016

Vox Telecom's Braintree partners with Linkfresh

The consulting and integration division within Vox Telecom, Braintree, has confirmed its partnership with Linkfresh, a packaged business management system for the fresh food sector and a Microsoft Dynamics certified add-on package. The application has been specifically designed for companies who...

19 Jul 2016

Houdt launches MacBook cover range

Houdt, the unique accessory brand, has announced the launch of its exclusive 2016 MacBook cover range. Inspired by the functional beauty of nature, the Houdt MacBook Cover range is designed to protect the top of your MacBook from everyday spills, bangs, bumps and scratches. The range is...

26 May 2016 salutes the pyjama code swiftly responded to trending news reports surrounding the controversial poster at a leading national bricks-and-mortar retailer that appeared to ban customers from wearing pyjamas in store. The popular e-tailer, with a social media following of nearly 300,000, responded on Facebook...

24 May 2016

Verimark FY profits dips as weaker rand weighs

Specialist retailer Verimark's (VMK) full-year profit dipped, thanks to a weaker rand that inflated the cost of imported costs. The company, whose product range includes housewares, health and fitness, was also affected by weak consumer spending. Revenue from continuing operations in the year...

23 May 2016

Raymond Ackerman receives seventh honorary degree

Pick n Pay's founder, Raymond Ackerman, has has recently been awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Business by Rutgers University-Camden in the US, which becomes the entrepreneur's seventh honorary degree. Pick n Pay's transformation director, Suzanne Ackerman-Berman, was also present at the Rutgers...

23 May 2016

Altron forgoes dividend as tough conditions bite

Allied Electronics Corporation (AEL, AEN, Altron) has opted to forgo its dividend in favour of shoring up its financial position by reducing debt as tough condition bite. Profit from continuing operations in the year to March dropped 27% to R360m from a year ago. The company said the decline...

19 May 2016

Celebrate Father's Day with Glenfiddich

Make this Father's Day one of a kind by gifting your dad with the world's most acclaimed single malt Scotch whisky, Glenfiddich. Ranging from our signature 12 Year Old expression to rare, vintage and limited edition bottles, Glenfiddich whisky is renowned worldwide for its quality and...

12 May 2016

Flying Fish beer launches network platform

Flying Fish beer has launched the #AddSomeFlavour Network platform, a fly network of people who know how to add flavour to the expected. The network was launched on 7 May, 2016, through an immersive experience in which fans of the brand were taken to a secret location in Magaliesburg where they...

12 May 2016

Rhodes expects interim HEPS to almost double

Rhodes Food Group said on Tuesday that it expected to report on May 23 that, excluding the R21.8m listing costs, headline earning per share (HEPS) for the six months to March 29 had nearly doubled from the matching period's 26.7c. The company, which listed last year, said that including listing...

3 May 2016

CBC walks away with international Craft Beer Awards

South African craft beer producer Cape Brewing Company (CBC) recently walked away with four medals from the Meiningers International Craft Beer Awards. The awards were announced in Neustadt, Germany in April. CBC was awarded top honors with a platinum medal for their Cape of Good Hope Imperial IPA,...

28 Apr 2016

Volume of goods transported in November down 1.5%

The volume of goods transported in November 2015 decreased 1.6% year on year, Statistics SA said on Monday. The corresponding income decreased 3.9% over the same period, it said. For the three months ended November 2015, income from freight transportation decreased 3.3% compared with same...

26 Jan 2016

Eskom has issued a load-shedding alert

Eskom has announced South Africans could be in for another bout of load shedding. It made the announcement this morning.

6 Mar 2015

Online courier-finding service launches in SA
Online courier-finding service launches in SA, an e-commerce application that finds couriers that match a user's requirements, was launched earlier this month. The service assesses the selected route and package information and returns with a list of price options. A CourierScout user can then compare available offerings from...

12 Nov 2014

Kulula joins Mo' time
Kulula joins Mo' time

Kulula has joined forces with the Movember campaign, a charity event held annually during November where men are encouraged to 'grow a mo' to raise awareness and funds for prostate and testicular cancer. Its famous Flying 101 plane now sports its very own mo'. The airline has also recruited some of...

18 Nov 2010

SA's top logistics company announced

Imperial Logistics has been awarded the National Logistics Award 2008 at the National Business Awards' gala event on May 28th. The event was hosted by Topco Media in association with their annual publication, SA's Top Performing Companies, and was attended by 600 representatives from government,...

10 Jun 2008

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