National Assembly approves sugar tax
National Assembly approves sugar tax

The bill providing for the implementation of a tax on sugary beverages - the health promotion levy - was passed by the National Assembly on Tuesday.

2 hours ago

Coffee is revving up London buses
Coffee is revving up London buses

Most of us need our coffee to drive us through the day. And now it's also transporting Londoners to work. With a helping hand from Shell, Arthur Kay, founder of Bio-bean, is turning the 200,000 tonnes of coffee grounds the city produces every year into fuel for some of London's famous red buses.

5 hours ago

Black Friday - Stats show trend on the rise in SA
Black Friday - Stats show trend on the rise in SA

Black Friday is still in its infancy in South Africa, and, the trend does not seem to be slowing down. Articles about how to plan your Black Friday shopping has been filling our social feeds and more brands are offering sales than ever before.

6 hours ago

Gearing up for the Black Friday frenzy
Gearing up for the Black Friday frenzy

Black Friday has become a highly anticipated event for retailers and customers alike. Originally marked in the US to denote the beginning of the Christmas shopping season, retailers in countries all around the world now use the last Friday in November - 24 November this year - as an opportunity to get more customers through their doors or into their online shops by drastically reducing prices on selected merchandise.

By Stefan Salzer 6 hours ago

Value-adding and compliant labelling solutions for the agrochemical industry
Value-adding and compliant labelling solutions for the agrochemical industry

In the interests of keeping customers and the environment safe - and, of course, to comply with the stringent legislation governing packaging and labelling in this industry - agrochemical companies have to ensure that they communicate a large volume of product information on pack, in the correct way.

Issued by Pyrotec 7 hours ago

How Ikea used affordable and innovative design to transform the homes of everyday consumers
How Ikea used affordable and innovative design to transform the homes of everyday consumers

For decades, Ikea has filled homes across the world with bookcases, beds, cardboard boxes and countless tea lights. The company's business model, based on huge production runs of identical stock, allowed it to export Scandinavian style at an affordable price.

By Dan Lewis 8 hours ago

Black Friday growing in significance for SA shopping centres, retailers
Black Friday growing in significance for SA shopping centres, retailers

The retail sales marvel, Black Friday, is making a growing impression on the South African retail calendar, says the South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC).

9 hours ago

SA's WumDrop acquired by Makro
SA's WumDrop acquired by Makro

Cash and carry chain store Makro has acquired a majority stake in South African last mile delivery startup WumDrop, in a move that will allow it to speed up delivery of orders to customers.

By Tom Jackson 10 hours ago

Gareth Ackerman on Pick n Pay's growth story
Gareth Ackerman on Pick n Pay's growth story

On the most recently aired episode of CNN Marketplace Africa, Gareth Ackerman, chairman of Pick n Pay Stores Ltd, shared his experiences with the company and what's in store for the brand in the future.

1 day ago

Local retailers pin hopes on Black Friday sales
Local retailers pin hopes on Black Friday sales

Despite a dire political and economic environment, retailers are upbeat about Black Friday sales and Christmas spending.

By Michelle Gumede 1 day ago

Weylandts reveals new concept store in Sandton City
Weylandts reveals new concept store in Sandton City

Furniture and homeware retailer, Weylandts, has entered the shopping mall environment with its new concept store launched in Sandton City.

1 day ago

M1 Place given new lease on life with R85m revamp
M1 Place given new lease on life with R85m revamp

Growthpoint Properties has converted its ageing retail warehousing property M1 Place in Marlboro, Sandton, into a modern retail park, with an R85m revamp. The fully let property is well known as home to United Furniture Outlets and United Fashion Outlets.

2 days ago

Image credit: EPA-EFE/Koen van Weel
The real story behind the huge crowds gathered at iPhone launches

Apple's special edition iPhone X release - like the new iPhones before it - brings thousands of people lining up in front of Apple stores around the globe. It raises the seemingly obvious question: what sane person would queue overnight for an over-priced, at best incrementally-changed gadget?

By Harald Wieser 16 Nov 2017