Unlocking business opportunities using sustainability standards
Unlocking business opportunities using sustainability standards

A new report recently published by WWF and ISEAL, SDGs mean business: How credible standards can help companies deliver the 2030 Agenda, indicates how businesses can contribute strongly to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and unlock new market opportunities by using credible voluntary sustainability standards to transform entire sectors and supply chains.

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Direct selling succeeds through personal touch, stringent codes
Direct selling succeeds through personal touch, stringent codes

According to the Direct Selling Association of South Africa, this succesful sector provides jobs for 1.1 million independent business owners, which is increasing by over 13% annually. It contributes more than R11 billion in sales to the South African economy and revenue is anticipated to grow by at least 7% this year.

2 days ago

Woolworths' earnings per share drop
Woolworths' earnings per share drop

Despite difficult trading conditions in both South Africa and Australia, Woolworths Holdings announced that group sales increased by 6.7% to R37.8bn and profit before tax increased 37.9%, following the sale by David Jones of its Market Street property in Sydney for a profit of $172m (R1762m). Adjusted diluted headline earnings per share (adHEPS) declined by 2.4% to 244.9cps. This was for 26 weeks to 25 December 2016.

2 days ago

The Style Group innovates with modern social media commerce
The Style Group innovates with modern social media commerce

Nigerian contemporary lifestyle retail group, The Style Group is offering fashion, accessories and design services via modern social media commerce. In the booming social media and e-commerce market of Nigeria, its model is a hit and is reaching thousands of Nigerians eager to shop online.

2 days ago

Woolworths CE Ian Moir.
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Woolworths confirms more local sourcing

Woolworths has turned its focus to sourcing goods from SA and the Southern African Development Community (SADC), a move that CEO Ian Moir says has been good for business. In the 26 weeks ended December 25, its clothing and general merchandise sales grew by 3.5% with inflation of 7.3%. Comparable sales in this segment grew by 1.2%.

By Colleen Goko 2 days ago

Like Amazon's Alexa, Google's digital assistant will allow buyers to add payment information to their accounts to enable voice-activated shopping ()
Google adds voice-activated shopping, taking on Amazon

WASHINGTON – Google announced on Thursday it was launching voice-activated shopping from its artificial intelligence-powered Home speaker, in a direct challenge to Amazon's Alexa devices.

2 days ago

#DesignMonth: Blush (Paper Company) is the colour of a beautiful planner
#DesignMonth: Blush (Paper Company) is the colour of a beautiful planner

When asked how you are, the typical response used to be ‘Fine, thanks'. These days, it's more often than not ‘So busy!'. All the more reason for a planner to help organise your life and keep your daily schedule in check, and one that you actually would make the time to use and, better still, enjoy.

By Jessica Tennant 2 days ago

#DesignMonth: Clover Mama Afrika focuses on empowerment, sustainability
#DesignMonth: Clover Mama Afrika focuses on empowerment, sustainability

What started off as a humble project 13 years ago has blossomed into Clover's flagship CSI programme. The Clover Mama Afrika project has since appointed 42 mamas who run successful care centres throughout SA, caring for children and the elderly, many of which are abused, orphaned, homeless and vulnerable.

By Sindy Peters 3 days ago

Black Friday shopping saves SA's retail sales from disaster
Black Friday shopping saves SA's retail sales from disaster

High unemployment and weak economic growth curbed retail sales growth to 1.9% in 2016 compared to the 3.3% growth recorded in 2015.

By Sunita Menon 3 days ago

Checkers donates to Heidelberg Giant Pumpkin Festival
Checkers donates to Heidelberg Giant Pumpkin Festival

Shoprite Checkers has again supplied the sixty-five entrants into the annual Heidelberg Giant Pumpkin Festival with special hand-selected pumpkin seeds imported from Canada.

3 days ago

Mustek to distribute Panasonic products in South Africa
Mustek to distribute Panasonic products in South Africa

A newly announced business partnership between Panasonic and Mustek will enable Mustek to start distributing Panasonic products such as document scanners, Toughbook mobile computers and high definition visual communications (HDVC) video conferencing solutions.

3 days ago

Adding AI to retail boosts personalised offerings
Adding AI to retail boosts personalised offerings

The retail space is changing drastically through the evolution of technology, such as artificial intelligence (AI), which can offer retailers better control over stock flows and better customer service. This technology, and in particular machine learning, can step in to help retailers cater to the needs of their customers in smarter ways.

By Bradley Elliott 3 days ago

Local creatives lace up in Puma's Run the Streets campaign
Local creatives lace up in Puma's Run the Streets campaign

Puma's Run The Streets campaign gets a local twist with rapper Gigi Lamayne, 2015 South African Hip Hop Awards winner Nasty C, Digital Maskandi founder and artist Mashayabhuqe KaMamba and Puma's own Rolo Rozay lacing up in the IGNITE Limitless Core and IGNITE evoKNIT Fade footwear.

15 Feb 2017