Total recall
Total recall

The news across the globe about South Africa's calamitous listeriosis outbreak continues to make headlines. By 26 March, 982 laboratory-confirmed listeriosis cases across the country were reported to NICD since the beginning of January 2017, and 189 deaths recorded.

Issued by Pyrotec 18 minutes ago

Sustainability trends shaping retail in 2018
Sustainability trends shaping retail in 2018

Sustainability issues are increasingly shaping trends in the retail sector. In this year's World Economic Forum Global Risks Report, three of the top global risks in terms of likelihood and impact are environmental. One of these, water, is seen as a social risk, providing me with a very topical place to start in terms of sustainability trends in 2018.

By Feroz Koor 33 minutes ago

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Clone tastings: Vititec puts experimental wines through their paces

Vititec recently hosted a wine tasting where 35 cultivars - from Sauvignon Blanc to Counoise and Petit Verdot - from clones, cultivated on small scale, were judged. "The importance of this tasting lies in the judging of these wines, the final and most important step of the clone selection and evaluation process," says Charles Visser, viticulturist at Vititec.

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Global bread and bakery consumption continues to experience modest growth
Global bread and bakery consumption continues to experience modest growth

The global bread and bakery product market displayed modest, but sustainable growth throughout the period under review, increasing from 122,000 tonnes in 2007 to 129,000 tonnes in 2016. This is according to the report 'World: Bread And Bakery - Market Report. Analysis And Forecast To 2025' released by IndexBox'.

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The big dreams of Skinny Sbu
The big dreams of Skinny Sbu

A sock collector from a tender age, Sibusiso Ngwenya started his own homegrown accessories brand, Skinny Sbu Socks, with just R70, his mother's encouragement and the desire to be Africa's answer to Tom Ford.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 2 hours ago

Plastic packaging is often pollution for profit
Plastic packaging is often pollution for profit

You benefit from plastic from the moment you get up and use your toothbrush or kettle. Plastic is embedded in agriculture - and it keeps you alive if you end up in hospital. Even some of our money is made from it. Yet I can't watch the news without being bombarded by the evils of plastic. As a polymer scientist, it feels like my life's work is dismissed as immoral by even my hero Sir David Attenborough, simply because I deal with plastics.

By Anthony J Ryan 3 hours ago

This 'Kitten Kollege' YouTube series is the cutest thing you'll watch today
This 'Kitten Kollege' YouTube series is the cutest thing you'll watch today

Okay, so I'm a bit of a mad cat lady. If you ever wanted me to pay attention to something, bury that information in a cat video and send it to me. That's probably why I've been watching pet company Whiskas's Kitten Kollege YouTube series for the past 20 minutes.

By Andy Walker 2 days ago

Cardigans and anoraks won't cut it: why there should be more fashion for older men
Cardigans and anoraks won't cut it: why there should be more fashion for older men

Now we find ourselves nearly drawing pensions and thinking what? What now? Put a cardigan on and grey shoes? Is there an age when you think: 'Oh, I can't possibly be involved in fashion now? I must get some old man kit and plod about in misshapen anoraks.' I know I'm not going to do that.
This was how Eric - aged 60 - an interviewee in a survey of men aged 50 or older responded when he was asked about his fashion choices.

By Ania Sadkowska and Katherine Townsend 2 days ago

Developing small manufacturers: How to grow and develop small manufacturing businesses
Developing small manufacturers: How to grow and develop small manufacturing businesses

Manufacturing experts, small and medium enterprise (SMME) leaders and entrepreneurs to assemble in Johannesburg to mentor emerging manufacturing business owners on proven strategies for accelerating the growth of their enterprises.

Issued by Manufacturing Indaba 2 days ago

These two trends are shaping the future of commercial real estate
These two trends are shaping the future of commercial real estate

South African consumers still prefer doing their shopping in malls, according to a report released in 2017 by Visa. In 2016, total online sales were estimated at R9bn, which was only 1% of total retail sales.

3 days ago

The digital transformation of menu boards
The digital transformation of menu boards

Menu boards, which play a pivotal role in the consumer menu selection process in quick service restaurants (QSR), have evolved by leaps and bounds over the past 15 years. Not only has the food offering changed dramatically, but so has the display mechanism of the edible options.

3 days ago

Clicks Group to invest R700m in store network
Clicks Group to invest R700m in store network

Clicks Group CEO David Kneale announced that the retail chain will be investing over R700 million in new stores, pharmacies, store refurbishments, supply chain infrastructure and IT this year. The chain opened 24 stores in the past six months and expanded its store footprint to 646, with plans to grow its South African store base to 900 in the longer-term.

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Flu shots on the go with Discovery Health and Uber
Flu shots on the go with Discovery Health and Uber

With winter and the dreaded flu season around the corner, Discovery Health has teamed up with Uber to provide flu shots on-demand.

16 Apr 2018