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Clicks FY profits jump despite fragile consumer confidence
Clicks FY profits jump despite fragile consumer confidence

Retail group Clicks continued to show resilience in the face of challenging economic pressures and fragile consumer confidence‚ reporting a 10% jump in full-year profits on Thursday, 23 October 2014.

By Fifi Peters 23 Oct 2014 13:50

Firm plans to destroy recalled products
Firm plans to destroy recalled products

Tiger Brands (TBS) will destroy the 17‚000 packs of Tastic Simply Delicious sauces and ready-to-eat rice products it is removing from retailer shelves‚ managing executive Naresh Singh said this week.

By Nick Hedley 23 Oct 2014 13:45

Nampak supports Student Gold Pack focus on waste management and recycling - Nampak
Nampak supports Student Gold Pack focus on waste management and recycling

Robyn Schäfer, an Institute of Packaging South Africa (IPSA) Packaging Technology student from the Western Cape, has been awarded the Nampak Special Mention Prize at the 2014 Student Gold Pack competition run by IPSA. The awards ceremony was held on Tuesday 21 October, in Cape Town, at the Two Oceans Aquarium.

Issued by Nampak 23 Oct 2014 13:12

New anti-crime collaborative forum has safety at its centre
New anti-crime collaborative forum has safety at its centre

At a recent meeting of the South African Council of Shopping Centres, the Consumer Goods Council of South Africa, Business against Crime South Africa, SAPS, retailers and shopping centre owners/managers, attendees agreed to form an anti-crime collaborative forum.

23 Oct 2014 12:48

Embracing m-commerce
Embracing m-commerce

Okay, so it doesn't exactly flow off the tongue, but it is certainly worthy of attention: m-commerce (mobile commerce) is the next generation of e-commerce, allowing people to buy and sell goods and services using a mobile device such as a phone, a tablet, or a wearable gadget like a wristband.

By Robyn Hazekamp 23 Oct 2014 11:39

Brand mapping creates pathways to prosperity
Brand mapping creates pathways to prosperity

Small business owners that understand branding and how it defines a company may take branding for granted. For others, however, it may seem unnecessary and expensive. This perception could not be further from the truth, says Ravi Govender, Head of Small Enterprises at Standard Bank.

23 Oct 2014 10:18

Total SA opens Thrupps concept store
Total SA opens Thrupps concept store

Total South Africa has chosen Thrupps as a partner for its latest concept store, opening its pilot store at Total Senderwood in Bedfordview on Wednesday 22 October 2014.

23 Oct 2014 09:20

National Treasury signals shift in SA's fiscal policy
National Treasury signals shift in SA's fiscal policy

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene has tabled the 2014 Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS), which signals a shift in the country's fiscal policy through measures aimed at reducing the country's budget deficit and stabilising public debt.

23 Oct 2014 09:19

Current account deficit grows
Current account deficit grows

South Africa's current account deficit has increased to about 5.5% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) over the past two years.

23 Oct 2014 08:55

Higher profit pressure faces state-owned enterprises
Higher profit pressure faces state-owned enterprises

Members of Parliament have responded to Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene's inaugural Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS), which he tabled in Parliament on Wednesday (22 October).

By Neo Semono 23 Oct 2014 08:26

The rise of the consumer
The rise of the consumer

The director-general of the Department of Trade and Industry has recently published an invitation for the public to comment on the Draft Consumer Goods and Services Sector Code of Conduct.

By Neil Kirby 23 Oct 2014 08:12

Manamela tells youth to 'seize opportunities'
Manamela tells youth to 'seize opportunities'

The Deputy Minister in the Presidency, Buti Manamela, says young South Africans must make the most of the opportunities government has offered them and must take personal control of improving their lives

17 Oct 2014 08:29

Advantages of e-commerce for SMEs
Advantages of e-commerce for SMEs

There is a significant increase in the number of online stores being launched by both large and small enterprises that choose to expand their businesses to the web to gain access to wider markets.

By Ravi Govender 16 Oct 2014 11:24