Falke teams up with Fedhealth MTB Challenge and Origin of Trails
Falke teams up with Fedhealth MTB Challenge and Origin of Trails

Falke South Africa has teamed up with two prominent MTB events, the Fedhealth MTB Challenge and the Origin of Trails two-day MTB Experience, extending its mountain biking footprint in the Western Cape.

4 hours ago

How to launch your retail business from a mall kiosk (Part 2)
How to launch your retail business from a mall kiosk (Part 2)

Last week we published Part 1 of our guide on how to launch your retail business from a mall kiosk. It covers the critical steps of choosing the right location and the right type of kiosk for your business, so we recommend you click here to read it now if you haven't already. But if you have, let's continue with Part 2...

Issued by Scan Retail 4 hours ago

#CannesLions2018: Creative e-Commerce Lions shortlist
#CannesLions2018: Creative e-Commerce Lions shortlist

The Cannes Lions Creative e-Commerce Lions shortlist has been released.

6 hours ago

Customer experience: you're most probably doing it wrong
Customer experience: you're most probably doing it wrong

Gone are the days of customer service consisting of treating buyers with common courtesy. Customer service has been disrupted by an expectation of a total customer experience that is dictated by the customer, not company policies.

By Juanita Vorster 8 hours ago

Spree and Superbalist merge to form single, focused fashion platform
Spree and Superbalist merge to form single, focused fashion platform

Spree and Superbalist, two of South Africa's most popular online fashion retailers, will merge into a single platform, Media24 and Takealot.com announced today. The new venture will be held 51% by Media24, Spree's current shareholders, while Takealot Group will own 49% of the venture.

1 day ago

When it comes to imports, timing is everything
When it comes to imports, timing is everything

Even though demand in South Africa for imported goods (think oil, vehicles, and equipment) are high regardless of price, common sense indicates that when the currency is stronger, it becomes cheaper to do so. But is there really a right time to import?

By Dr Greg Cline 1 day ago

Travellers urged to comply with SA's import regulations
Travellers urged to comply with SA's import regulations

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) has called all international travellers, who will be visiting South Africa during the June and July school holidays, to comply with the country's import requirements for agricultural and related regulated products.

1 day ago

Mossel Bay factory goes drought-friendly by extracting water from cow's milk
Mossel Bay factory goes drought-friendly by extracting water from cow's milk

Nestlé South Africa has transformed its Mossel Bay dairy factory into a "zero water" manufacturing site. Over the past six years, the company has installed new water recovery, treatment and recycling technology at the factory which will enable it to re-use and recycle water from its dairy operations.

1 day ago

5 reasons why in-store radio and audio solutions are a hit
5 reasons why in-store radio and audio solutions are a hit

The impact of music on consumer behaviour is well known with research showing that consumers shop for longer, spend more money and have an enhanced shopping experience if they're exposed to music. Many local and international retail and restaurant brands are implementing bespoke in-store music and audio solutions to create a more fun, welcoming and brand-specific experience. According to Chris Day, Managing Director at Moving Tactics, South Africa's leading digital signage solutions company, there are five reasons why in-store music makes sense.

Issued by Moving Tactics 1 day ago

Key insights into the global pantyhose and tights market
Key insights into the global pantyhose and tights market

The number of pantyhose imported worldwide totalled 1.3 million tonnes in 2016, remaining constant against the previous year's level, according to the report 'World: Pantyhose And Tights - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025', recently published by IndexBox.

1 day ago

Khayelitsha-born gin brand awarded R100,000 'Gin Business Bursary'
Khayelitsha-born gin brand awarded R100,000 'Gin Business Bursary'

Luvuyo and Nodumo Jongile, the founders of South Africa's first black-owned gin brand Mayine Gin, have been named as the recipients of the country's first known gin bursary. As the winners, the husband and wife team from Khayelitsha is awarded a R100,000 bursary to help grow their business, culminating in a trip to London's Juniperlooza Festival next year on World Gin Day.

14 Jun 2018

This is what customer management tools should do for your business
This is what customer management tools should do for your business

Do you remember your first car? That great feeling of freedom that came with the ability to drive yourself wherever you wanted or needed to go, without having to ask for a lift, take public transport or cycle or walk. And the 'kudos' from your friends that came with independence.

By Edward Carbutt 13 Jun 2018

Developing skills for the future in preparation of Industry 4.0
Developing skills for the future in preparation of Industry 4.0

As disruptive and groundbreaking technologies transform the global manufacturing industry, the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), the Department Science and Technology and the Manufacturing Circle have partnered with the Manufacturing Indaba 2018 to unpack what Industry 4.0 means for manufacturers. Revolutionary technologies bring with them new concerns for industry players which this year's conference intends to address and discuss. The event will be hosted at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, the business hub for sub-Saharan Africa, on 19 and 20 June 2018.

Issued by Manufacturing Indaba 12 Jun 2018