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Woolworths treading lightly on the Earth at the Mall of Africa

It's being hailed as the largest shopping mall in the country, but anchor tenant Woolworths aims to do its part to ensure that the new R5bn Mall of Africa in Midrand, Gauteng, treads lightly on the Earth.

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How healthy is your glass of orange juice?

Drinking that glass of orange juice is the healthy thing to do, right? Not always. Not all South African orange juices in the shops are equally healthy. It depends on where the oranges come from, which variety used, what was added and whether the juice was freshly squeezed or made from concentrate.

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Prices rise amid food inflation warnings

The cost of producing goods continued to rise in March - but at a slower pace - compared with a year ago, offering a respite economists warn is temporary.

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#CommerceMonth: Online sales vs in-store sales

The digital landscape is booming, but now that it seems possible to do and buy almost everything online, what's happening to our counterparts out there in the 'real' world?

By Angie White 1 day ago

E-commerce site stagnating? You might be making these common mistakes
E-commerce site stagnating? You might be making these common mistakes

Most online merchants focus on listing as many products on their website rather than focusing on their website's ranking on search engines...

By Lalit Sharma 1 day ago

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Market intelligence crucial for success says SACSC president

"When the stakes are high, competition is fierce and change is rapid; market intelligence becomes crucial for success," said Nomzamo Radebe, president of the South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) and CEO of JHI, speaking at the sixth annual SACSC research conference in Sandton recently.

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Mall of Africa future-ready with Wi-Fi network

Open-access Wi-Fi Network, VAST Networks together with Ruckus Wireless successfully deployed the continent's largest mall Wi-Fi installation, providing consumers and retailers with a fast and reliable Wi-Fi experience throughout the Mall of Africa.

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#LetThemBeFree celebrities are shouting on Freedom Day in support of a campaign to get McDonald's SA to commit to only using cage-free eggs. Masterchef winner Kamini Pather, actor Benedikt Sebastian together with Yolanda Guse who started an online petition (supported by more than 16,700 South Africans and four animal protection groups) are encouraging all to show their support by signing the petition.
Fighting for the freedom of chickens

On Freedom Day, celebrities like Masterchef winner Kamini Pather and actor Benedikt Sebastian put their weight behind the cause to help make a difference and truly ensure freedom for all. Despite an online signing petition and additional pressure from animal protection groups, McDonald's still won't commit to stopping the suffering of hens and cage-free eggs.

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SA franchise sector continues to grow
SA franchise sector continues to grow

The various international retail chain store brands entering the South African market is a positive indicator for the country and highlights the opportunity that South Africa offers to international investors, despite the flurry of negative perceptions around the current local economy, according to Jeremy Lang, regional GM of Business Partners, who says that the South African franchise sector continues to grow steadily across a number of industry sectors.

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Spree.co.za launches Freedom Day campaign
Spree.co.za launches Freedom Day campaign

Spree.co.za has launched a campaign for Freedom Day this year. The #FeelFreeSA campaign features influential South Africans sharing what makes them feel free through a series of beautiful images and captions.

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#CommerceMonth: online bookings scaled to grow
#CommerceMonth: online bookings scaled to grow

Changes in customer behaviour coupled with a growing trust in online services have bolstered the growth of e-commerce. Travellers are more likely to book a holiday, flights or accommodation online than make their way to their closest brick and mortar travel agent, providing an ideal environment for online booking companies to thrive. We spoke to Tom Williams, COO of online booking site SafariNow, to find out how e-commerce has changed the way business works.

By Cari Van Wyk 2 days ago

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#CommerceMonth: The wallets are emptier than the stomachs

The poultry industry has seen it's fair share of ups and downs the past year including contention regarding the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) and now the new brining regulations that will come with its own set problems. We spoke to Kevin Lovell, CEO of the South African Poultry Association which represent the interests of large and small-scale poultry producers, about the state of commerce in the poultry industry.

By Cari Van Wyk 2 days ago

Rottcher adds variety to wine range
Rottcher adds variety to wine range

Frank Theron, the owner of Rottcher Wineries, will be taking the business to new heights with a revamped distillery and by launching a variety of new drinks like Limoncello Slush Puppy which was launched at the Bagdad Farmer's Market in April.

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