Alcohol industry criticises government's 'vague' socioeconomic study
Alcohol industry criticises government's 'vague' socioeconomic study

The South African Liquor Brand Owners Association (Salba) has criticised the government's inadequate socioeconomic impact assessment of the draft Liquor Amendment Bill because of its failure to quantify the effect on jobs and the economy.

By Linda Ensor 2 days ago

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New pan-African fruit industry association to strengthen trade between Africa and EU

Afruibana, a pan-African association of fruit producers and exporters from Cameroon, the Ivory Coast, and Ghana was officially launched during Cameroon Trade Minister, Luc Magloire Mbarga Atangana's visit to European institutions on 19 July 2017. The minister, as a representative of the African, Caribbean, and Pacific Group of States (ACP) during the various Councils of Ministers addressing the banana industry, was lauded for this initiative. The association will allow fruit producers on the continent to combine their efforts with a view to having their voices heard better in international trade.

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2017 Mercedes-Benz Joburg Fashion Week designers revealed
2017 Mercedes-Benz Joburg Fashion Week designers revealed

African Fashion International (AFI) - owner and operator of the Mercedes-Benz Joburg Fashion Week has announced the designers showcasing their Spring/Summer collections at the 2017 Joburg Fashion Week, taking place between 17 and 19 August 2017.

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Sean and Carlos Gomes
Wellness Warehouse celebrates a healthy decade

In 2007 brothers Sean and Carlos Gomes established health and wellness retailer Wellness Warehouse in South Africa. The retail chain, which celebrates its 10th birthday this month, has since grown to include 25 outlets across Gauteng and the Western Cape as well as an online store.

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SA olive oil elite have 10 spots to compete for in Absa Olive Oil Awards

Olive oil - with its many uses, health benefits and differences in terms of flavour and intensity - are increasingly known and enjoyed by foodies all over. Consumers in South Africa are blessed with a choice of high quality, locally produced olive oils.

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Hisense SA bumps up local product offering
Hisense SA bumps up local product offering

Hisense South Africa revealed an array of new products at an event held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre last week. Among them are a range of kitchen appliances - available for the first time locally - and two new 4K Ultra LED (ULED) TVs.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 2 days ago

Assisted shopping platform VoomNow launched in Nigeria
Assisted shopping platform VoomNow launched in Nigeria

Nigerian startup VoomNow has launched its assisted shopping platform that enables users to shop and pay for all kinds of international products and services from Nigeria.

By Tom Jackson 2 days ago

Choppies struggles to make its mark in tough SA conditions
Choppies struggles to make its mark in tough SA conditions

Botswana-based Choppies may be a well-established grocery retail chain in many parts of sub-Saharan Africa, but the company has found the going tough in SA.

By Colleen Goko 2 days ago

Pick n Pay CEO Richard Brasher. Image credit: Business Day
No bonuses for Pick n Pay executives

Pick n Pay's remuneration committee may have set the scene for a tougher approach to executive rewards in the besieged retail sector with its decision not to pay a short-term bonus for the year to end-February 2017.

By Ann Crotty 3 days ago

Chat Find app offers freelancers, businesses a mobile shopfront
Chat Find app offers freelancers, businesses a mobile shopfront

Mobile commerce (m-commerce) app, Chat Find, offers businesses and freelancers a mobile shopfront and the ability to process payment and invoice their customers directly. Unlike business promotion on sites such as Facebook, stores and service providers on the app can promote for free, with their posts popping up on the feeds of people within a 24km radius.

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Facebook Messenger's golden opportunities for retailers
Facebook Messenger's golden opportunities for retailers

Facebook Messenger offers some exciting options for marketers and, judging by the extensive coverage the product received at F8 back in April, it seems Facebook knows it.

By Megan Hollis 19 Jul 2017

Innovation needed in SA shopping centres to drive tenant retention
Innovation needed in SA shopping centres to drive tenant retention

With big box retailers closing down and leaving vacancies in their wake, some shopping centres across South Africa are starting to feel the pinch. According to Broll Property Group, however, these vacancies provide an opportunity for landlords to revitalise and improve a centre's tenant-mix, thereby giving the centre a new lease on life.

18 Jul 2017

Echo buys shopping centre in Poland
Echo buys shopping centre in Poland

JSE- and Luxembourg-listed Echo Polska Properties (EPP), a Polish property player, has acquired another retail asset, Galeria Solna in Inowroclaw, Poland, a step that moves EPP closer to becoming a pure retail property fund by 2019.

By Alistair Anderson 17 Jul 2017