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[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 139: What you missed at the BrightRock Connection Session
[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 139: What you missed at the BrightRock Connection Session

On the next Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show, Thursday, 9 July 2015, from 9-10am, we play the podcast from the BrightRock Connection Session that took place on 25 June at the Breakwater Lodge in Cape Town.

7 Jul 2015 13:36

Four key trends driving retail in 2015
Four key trends driving retail in 2015

Retail has become a stage for change, innovation and disruption. It has also become an increasingly global business as every corner of the world joins the market of our global village - and South Africa is no exception...

7 Jul 2015 13:30

Celebrity chefs at The Cape Leopard Trust fundraiser
Celebrity chefs at The Cape Leopard Trust fundraiser

The Cape Leopard Trust Fundraiser is to be held on Saturday, 15 August, 2015, at the Leopard's Leap Family Vineyards, Franschhoek. The luncheon will be hosted by Master of Ceremonies Elana Afrika-Bredenkamp, a returning host, and Africa Melane...

7 Jul 2015 13:00

Mageu sales decline, but recovery is expected
Mageu sales decline, but recovery is expected

Recent research released by BMi Research has revealed that in 2014, Mageu, one of the oldest beverages in southern Africa, had a decline in volume for the first time in over five years...

7 Jul 2015 11:50

Loyalty schemes are vital in the age of big data, research finds
Loyalty schemes are vital in the age of big data, research finds

New research from GI Insight shows that gaining customer insight through loyalty schemes is a powerful way of building stronger buyer relationships and that the vast majority of consumers see real value in these programmes...

7 Jul 2015 11:15

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Meat is a complex health issue but a simple climate one: the world needs to eat less of it

Climate change is the greatest challenge to human health, according to the recent Lancet Commission report which calls for action to protect the global population. The report says that tackling climate change could deliver huge public health benefits, largely through phasing out coal, embracing renewable energy, and moving to a low-carbon economy. There is however one crucial issue the report fails to address: meat.

By Dora Marinova and Talia Raphaely 7 Jul 2015 08:51

PPC cements African growth plan with new Zimbabwe plant
PPC cements African growth plan with new Zimbabwe plant

PPC is spending $200m on expanding its production facilities in Zimbabwe by 2020 as the nation's cement market evolves from mostly cash-in-hand sales for home building and renovation to renewed maintenance spending on national infrastructure.

By Mark Allix 7 Jul 2015 07:55

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Unilever continues to measure brands' sustainability performance

At a time when more and more companies are talking about 'brands with purpose', Unilever has put some definition and measurement behind what it calls 'sustainable living brands' - meaning brands that contribute to one or more of the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan (USLP) goals and have a sustainable living purpose.

6 Jul 2015 14:01

Lagos store brings modern African luxury to Nigeria's rich
Lagos store brings modern African luxury to Nigeria's rich

LAGOS - Take a sought-after architect, add the king of "new Africa cuisine" and a smattering of famous designers, and you get a concept-store in Lagos that seeks to bring modern African luxury to Nigeria's ultra-rich...

6 Jul 2015 14:00

Mount Vernon launches Rhino Tears wines
Mount Vernon launches Rhino Tears wines

Mount Vernon wine estate near Klapmuts in the Western Cape has launched its Rhino Tears wines which are available for purchase through a newly launched e-commerce site Rhinotears.co.za.

6 Jul 2015 13:47

Advanced analytics: the game changer SA retailers have yet to plug into
Advanced analytics: the game changer SA retailers have yet to plug into

As a strategic direct marketing tool, advanced analytics has the power to revolutionise the South African retail sector. It enables retailers to connect with their customers personally like never before, actively to influence purchase behaviour and drive sales, and to deliver the kind of value that will keep these customers coming back for more. So why aren't more local retailers using it?

By Gareth Pearson 6 Jul 2015 13:10

TruckX industry survey: the best of the best selected
TruckX industry survey: the best of the best selected

The results of the 2015 TruckX Industry Survey are in - after canvassing fleet, logistics and trucking industry representatives - and the results are indicative of the high premium the industry puts on these awards.

6 Jul 2015 12:45

DKNY's Donna Karan steps down
DKNY's Donna Karan steps down

NEWSWATCH: Sixty-six-year-old Donna Karan of high-end fashion brand Donna Karan International announced on Tuesday her decision to step down as chief designer, remaining as an advisor, but dedicating more time to her mass-market Urban Zen line and its Foundation.

1 Jul 2015 09:10