SA's KWV scoops 2017 Worldwide Brandy Trophy
SA's KWV scoops 2017 Worldwide Brandy Trophy

Paarl-based KWV has been awarded the Worldwide Trophy and numerous Gold Awards for its brandies in two separate global wine and spirits competitions this week.

18 hours ago

Digitalisation pushing the boundaries of manufacturing
Digitalisation pushing the boundaries of manufacturing

Digital transformation, as we've come to realise, means something different in every industry. In manufacturing, the term can be broad-reaching, encompassing everything from automation and robotics, to fully-fledged ‘smart factories', all the way to the reinvention of the entire sector - captured in the ‘Industry 4.0' concept.

By Dereshin Pillay 19 hours ago

Amazon pushes into SE Asia with Singapore launch
Amazon pushes into SE Asia with Singapore launch

SINGAPORE - Amazon launched its express delivery service in Singapore on Thursday, the US online retail giant's first foray into Southeast Asia and a move that puts it in direct competition with China's Alibaba.

20 hours ago

Gig economy businesses like Uber and Airtasker need to evolve to survive
Gig economy businesses like Uber and Airtasker need to evolve to survive

The honeymoon is over for the gig economy. The loose collection of online platform companies - from Airtasker to Uber and Deliveroo - has long trumpeted its difference from the business norm, but is starting to lose its shine. Now these companies must own up to the limits of their business model.

By Joshua Healy, Andreas Pekarek and Daniel Nicholson 20 hours ago

Vanity rules in tough economy
Vanity rules in tough economy

South Africans are not counting cents when it comes to scents. Market research from EuroMonitor showed that deodorant is considered an essential item, largely because the country is hot and humid.

By Nivashni Nair 21 hours ago

Jack Ma launches African Young Entrepreneurs Fund
Jack Ma launches African Young Entrepreneurs Fund

UNCTAD adviser, Alibaba's Jack Ma, has launched an African Young Entrepreneurs Fund worth US$10 million. In addition, Ma, planned to roll out a partnership with African universities to teach internet technology, artificial intelligence and e-commerce.

22 hours ago

2018 PPC Imaginarium Awards open for entries
2018 PPC Imaginarium Awards open for entries

The fourth edition of the PPC Imaginarium Awards has officially opened for entries. South Africa's emerging creatives are encouraged to enter the art and design competition which offers R500,000 in prizes.

22 hours ago

Image credit: Alon Skuy via Times Live
Meet the meat trekkers

People are deserting retail stores' butchery aisles, cutting out the middleman and turning to buying meat in bulk. Seemingly, it is proving to be a great saving.

By Naledi Shange and Kgaugelo Masweneng 1 day ago

Could 'buy online pickup in store' uplift brick-and-mortar retail?
Could 'buy online pickup in store' uplift brick-and-mortar retail?

The third annual JDA Consumer Survey, of more than 1 000 US consumers conducted by JDA Software Group, reveals that about 54% of respondents prefer to shop in-store to other channels, such as online, mobile and social media.

1 day ago

Storyteller to provide Roots consumer behaviour insights
Storyteller to provide Roots consumer behaviour insights

Spark Media has appointed BMi Research to assist in the delivery of Roots data, via Storyteller to make the data more accessible to various sectors, including finance, FMCG, property and retail, amongst others.

1 day ago

Olakira founder and former Shell SA managing director Tanya Kabalin.
Regional SAPICS conferences to focus on supply chain management

SAPICS, a knowledge-based association for the supply chain community across Africa will be hosting its regional conferences, a compact and more intimate version of the SAPICS Annual Conference, in Sandton on 5 September, Durban on 6 September and Somerset West on 8 September 2017.

1 day ago

South African designers take on Pure London
South African designers take on Pure London

Fifteen South African fashion designers have shown off their style this week at Pure London, one of the UK's most prestigious fashion trade events where over 700 brands were expected to exhibit their work.

1 day ago

Disruption anticipated at Standard Bank Top Women Conference
Disruption anticipated at Standard Bank Top Women Conference

What's your next? As an entrepreneurial, ambitious woman, the best place to answer that question is at the must-attend event this Women's Month: the 2017 Standard Bank Top Women Conference.

Issued by Topco Media 2 days ago