A Hershey's chocolate bar is shown in this photo illustration in Encinitas, California, US in January 2015.
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Hershey rejects $23bn Mondelez takeover offer

NEW YORK - Hershey said on Thursday it had rejected a $23bn takeover bid by Mondelez International that would seek to expand the latter's limited US footprint and create the world's largest confectioner.

By Lauren Hirsch 11 hours ago

Manufacturing sector optimism lifts as PMI jumps almost two points
Manufacturing sector optimism lifts as PMI jumps almost two points

Manufacturing optimism increased to 53.7 index points in June from 51.9 in May, surprising economists who had expected it to fall to 50.46, a Barclays sponsored poll of purchasing managers, released on Friday, showed.

By Robert Laing 11 hours ago

[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 179: Marketing Mix Conferences managing director Terry Murphy
[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 179: Marketing Mix Conferences managing director Terry Murphy

On Thursday, 30 June 2016, Biz Takeouts Marketing and Media Radio show host Warren Harding (@bizwazza) looked at the upcoming Marketing Mix, Shopper Path to Purchase 2016 event happening on 20 and 21 July at the Bryanston Country Club in Johannesburg.

13 hours ago

#FreshTech: Ricoh brings Leapfrog 3D printers to SA
#FreshTech: Ricoh brings Leapfrog 3D printers to SA

Global technology company Ricoh is making its Leapfrog Creatr HS 3D printer available in South Africa and providing full consumable materials, maintenance and support locally for the product. The company expects initial uptake in South Africa to be strong in the education and architecture verticals with significant interest from smaller engineering firms.

14 hours ago

Who's making a big impression on Biz?
Who's making a big impression on Biz?

As Bizcommunity's reputation as a premier global resource for industry news from the African continent increases, so our 600+ Press Office holders and company listings are reaping the benefits, often seeing more dramatically increased engagement for their corporate content than they might be be able to generate from their own networks.

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 14 hours ago

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FlipSell launches in Cape Town, introducing scam-free online classifieds

Fraud, theft and personal security are some of the issues that consumers contend with when buying or selling second-hand goods through online classifieds. FlipSell, a new online classified, which recently received funding from digital company Platinum Seed, takes away the hassle and unease of dealing with a stranger, with its online transaction system.

16 hours ago

How to deal with pets in your shop
How to deal with pets in your shop

At a coffee shop in a small mall a few weeks ago, I noticed that the waiters suddenly became agitated and animated by something that was happening outside. I immediately assumed that some crime had taken place and started preparing my family to crawl under the table, when we noticed that a man had walked past with a huge snake draped over his shoulders.

By Aki Kalliatakis 16 hours ago

#FreshOffTheShelf: Flavoured bread to D'light your senses
#FreshOffTheShelf: Flavoured bread to D'light your senses

Albany has launched a new D'light range of breads that are infused with delicious flavours, such as Cinnamon & Popcorn, Butter, and Raisin & Cinnamon.

16 hours ago

Kids' wearables offer new opportunities
Kids' wearables offer new opportunities

New categories, such as wearable computers for children are starting to emerge and existing form factors, such as smartwatches, are beginning to mature in the global wearable computer market.

17 hours ago

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Emoji-africa announces exclusive distributorship

From smiley faces to hearts and hugs, emoji icons have become an intrinsic part of our everyday lives. Emoji-africa announced its exclusive distributorship of officially branded emoji products to the sub-Saharan African marketplace earlier this week.

17 hours ago

The ticker symbol for Fitbit is displayed on the floor of the NYSE, New York, the US.
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Fitbit warranty woes trip up buyer

Local trend sweaters have taken a liking to Fitbit products, but difficulties in repairing the devices may dampen the appetite of consumers.

By Colleen Goko 17 hours ago

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Shop Talk: Edcon upheaval

One day, in the Land of Edgardale (as the story goes) Birgitt Gebauer, former CE of the Edgars chain - after a feverish exchange with newly appointed Edcon boss Bernie Brookes - turned on her heels, and blasted off, never to be seen again.

By Zeenat Moorad 17 hours ago

Three strategic approaches to help manufacturers seize the opportunity of rapid industry change
Three strategic approaches to help manufacturers seize the opportunity of rapid industry change

There are three strategic approaches that can help manufacturers capitalise on key changes transforming their industries.

By Antony Bourne 17 hours ago