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Glum retail season ahead for shoppers

The sound of Boney M's Christmas album wafts through the air, stores are stacked to the rafters with gift offerings and malls give the impression of a jackpot festive season for SA's retailers.

2 Dec 2015 08:40

Amazon gives glimpse at new delivery drone design
Amazon gives glimpse at new delivery drone design

SAN FRANCISCO - Amazon provided a glimpse into the future of online shopping in a video of a new delivery drone that racked up more than two million views by mid-Monday.

2 Dec 2015 08:20

Pharmaceutical labelling: multiple languages, one solution - Pyrotec
Pharmaceutical labelling: multiple languages, one solution

The pharmaceutical and healthcare industry faces a range of packaging and labelling challenges, from protecting sensitive biopharmaceuticals to preventing counterfeiting. One major hurdle is catering for multi-national markets and patients who speak a range of different languages.

Issued by Pyrotec 1 Dec 2015 13:32

Triumph International's turnover up 40%

After sales consolidation of the first three quarters of 2015, Triumph International, Bad Zurzach has reported a 40% year-to-date turnover growth of sales via electronic sales platforms (own e-commerce and e-tailers) in Europe.

1 Dec 2015 12:05

It's all downhill from here - year-end 2015 - Rocket Creative
It's all downhill from here - year-end 2015

The 2015 year has been a bit of a blur (an epic blur) for the Rocket Creative crew, and the final 'silly season' push is just as manic as it always seems to catch some clients unawares despite all best intentions to schedule as much as possible.

Issued by Rocket Creative 1 Dec 2015 11:32

V&A's rooftop solar system operational
V&A's rooftop solar system operational

Sustainable Power Solutions with partners SolarWorld Africa, SMA Solar Technology South Africa and Schletter South Africa, has installed a 7500m² rooftop solar electricity system at Cape Town's V&A Waterfront. Yesterday marked the official switch on by provincial minister of Economic Opportunities, Alan Winde.

1 Dec 2015 10:40

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2016: Year of the consumer snitch

Never waste a good crisis - this advice to business leaders was bandied about during the global financial meltdown and subsequent recession. Well, another crisis is on the way and winners and losers across our economy will be determined by whoever seizes or wastes the opportunity.

By Aki Kalliatakis 1 Dec 2015 08:45

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Optimise your service levels this festive season, DHL executive advises retailers

The e-commerce shopping experience is increasingly becoming a popular option for consumers during the festive season. Retailers therefore need to pay careful attention to their supply chains during this period, as operations and delivery are the key to client satisfaction, maximising brand exposure and increasing revenue.

1 Dec 2015 08:10

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Truworths to acquire UK footwear retailer

Truworths is acquiring the Office Retail Group, a fashion footwear retailer in the UK, for £256m.

1 Dec 2015 07:15

Edcon cuts debt by R4.5bn

Apparel group Edcon says it has won agreement with all of its bank lenders to extend the due dates of its bank debt of more than R7.9bn.

1 Dec 2015 06:55

Gold Brands Investments to list on JSE
Gold Brands Investments to list on JSE

Gold Brands Investments, owner of South African fast food franchise Chesa Nyama, has announced its intention to list on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange AltX, which will make it the only fast food retail company on the AltX.

30 Nov 2015 15:20

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New business website shares local bests

Launched in November 2015, OfLocal is a consumer-generated information website that provides users with useful insight on venue and location-specific information while also offering all local business location-based listings.

27 Nov 2015 09:15

[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 158: The Bookmarks Awards and Premier Hotels & Resorts
[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 158: The Bookmarks Awards and Premier Hotels & Resorts

On the next Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show on Thursday, 26 November 2015, from 9-10am, show host Warren Harding starts the show by taking a closer look at the Bookmarks 2016 Awards, the change in categories for next year's awards and what you need to know about the entries and judging.

25 Nov 2015 11:15