Avian flu hits two Quantum Foods farms
Avian flu hits two Quantum Foods farms

Quantum Foods became the latest major South African poultry producer to report a bird flu outbreak when it said on Wednesday that a highly contagious strain had affected at least two of its commercial layer farms in the Western Cape. "The outbreak has only been confirmed at two layer houses but as a preventative measure, management has decided to depopulate the two sites in totality," Quantum Foods said in a statement.

By Andries Mahlangu 13 hours ago

Engen opens its first pharmacy concept in Kenya
Engen opens its first pharmacy concept in Kenya

In partnership with Payless Pharmacy, Engen has launched its first pharmacy-service station concept at its Hurlingham branch in Nairobi, Kenya. Selling over-the-counter and prescription medication, the pharmacy has been introduced as another avenue of convenience for Engen customers.

13 hours ago

Students reap rewards with Van Schaik app
Students reap rewards with Van Schaik app

Aiming to connect more effectively with the tech-savvy millennial market, Van Schaik Bookstore has enhanced its rewards programme with a lock-screen replacement android Rewards App.

Issued by Catalyst Communications 15 hours ago

#InnovationMonth: A new way of retail with Now Showing
#InnovationMonth: A new way of retail with Now Showing

Now Showing is a constantly evolving boutique store, gallery and events space that recently opened its doors at 109 Waterkant Street in Cape Town. Brought to you by the cool cats from popular design store The Space, Now Showing is the first Cape Town out-of-mall shop from this Durban born brand and promises to give shoppers a unique and innovative consumer experience.

By Ruth Cooper 15 hours ago

Selena Gomez partners with Puma
Selena Gomez partners with Puma

Singer, actress and producer Selena Gomez has signed a long-term partnership with global sports brand Puma to work with the brand to design product and create marketing campaigns. She will first appear in the brand's newest campaign for the Phenom, an upcoming women's footwear drop.

15 hours ago

Mpact sheds excess weight
Mpact sheds excess weight

Mpact Plastics Wadeville purchased manufacturing equipment to produce a new generation closure, known in the industry as a CSD8 closure, which is a substitute for the heavier CSD5 closure. The Sacmi equipment and tooling used to produce this closure places Mpact Plastics Wadeville at the forefront of producing closures in the South African market.

Issued by Mpact Plastics 15 hours ago

Cutting complexity from coding
Cutting complexity from coding

Every business involved in production and packaging aims for optimum efficiency in their coding processes. No organisation can afford the frustration of unnecessary breakdowns or downtime due to complex maintenance problems. In this environment, the demand for reliable, innovative coding equipment that saves time, cuts operational costs and comes underpinned by excellent service, is at an all-time high.

Issued by Pyrotec 16 hours ago

No paying via Bitcoin just yet says Pick n Pay
No paying via Bitcoin just yet says Pick n Pay

Pick n Pay said on Monday it was unlikely to roll out the Bitcoin payment platform until there was a regulatory framework for managing risks associated with cryptocurrencies.

By Palesa Vuyolwethu Tshandu 16 hours ago

The power of exhibitions in the tourism and travel industry
The power of exhibitions in the tourism and travel industry

As proven by WTM Africa 2017, which saw $365,950,813 of business generated, exhibitions remains a powerful marketing tool for business, particularly for an experiential business in the travel and tourism sector where buyers appreciate face-to-face negotiations.

16 hours ago

#ClicksCurls: A celebration of natural haircare
#ClicksCurls: A celebration of natural haircare

There's a natural hair movement afoot that sees women - especially those of colour - choosing to ditch chemical straighteners and damaging styling tools in favour of embracing the wavy, kinky and coily tresses they were born with.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 17 hours ago

The digester at Elgin Fruit Processors that converts fruit and other waste to electricity. (Image Supplied)
How Tru-Cape cuts down on food waste along the value and supply chain

While the World Wildlife Fund, in conjunction with the CSIR and Department of Science and Technology as part of the International Climate Initiative, report that a third of available food is wasted is and should be lauded, it ignores the work of many in the agriculture industry today, who strive for zero food waste.

17 hours ago

#SACSCCongress: Cresta Shopping Centre gets top nod at Footprint Marketing Awards
#SACSCCongress: Cresta Shopping Centre gets top nod at Footprint Marketing Awards

On the second day of the South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) Annual Congress, the 2017 Footprint Marketing Awards winners were announced, recognising exceptional shopping centre marketing, innovation and creative achievements, with economic success and excellent customer service.

18 hours ago

Toys 'R' Us SA won't be affected by US and Canada bankruptcy
Toys 'R' Us SA won't be affected by US and Canada bankruptcy

Amic Trading, the licence holder for Toys 'R' Us Southern Africa, says it will be unaffected by the bankruptcy declaration by Toys 'R' Us in the US and Canada, and expects to open seven new stores in the next three months.

By Karl Gernetzky 18 hours ago