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Bentel Group invests R100mn in Victory Park shopping centre
Bentel Group invests R100mn in Victory Park shopping centre

Victory Park - a community shopping centre in Victory Park, Joburg - has been given an extensive makeover by shopping centre developer and investor the Bentel Group, which has pumped R100 million into its redevelopment...

4 Sep 2015 16:00

CPF promises more township shopping centres
CPF promises more township shopping centres

Futuregrowth Asset Management took a bold step in 1996 when it launched its Community Property Fund (CPF), dedicated to establishing shopping centres in townships and rural areas. "No-one would finance them," says CPF product manager Smital Rambhai. "They were no-go zones for developers."

4 Sep 2015 15:00



[Relentlessly Relevant]: 1. Lessons on innovation from a Soweto street vendor
[Relentlessly Relevant]: 1. Lessons on innovation from a Soweto street vendor

Take the off-ramp near Soweto, stop at just the right place, and you will meet a man who runs an unusual food stall. It isn't part of any retail chain you've ever heard of and there's nothing quite like it anywhere else in the world...

By Douglas Kruger 4 Sep 2015 12:00

Franchise sector withstands tough economic climate
Franchise sector withstands tough economic climate

According to the latest research from the Franchise Association of South Africa, 90% of franchisors say they are optimistic about future growth in their businesses. The potential for growth in the franchising industry is strong. Franchisors are optimistic and many are intending to expand their franchise system.

4 Sep 2015 12:00

Off-price retailer launches in SA
Off-price retailer launches in SA

32 Clothing, an off-price retailer modelled on the TJMax and TKMax concepts overseas, has launched to give shoppers on a budget a new home. It is the first off-price retailer of its kind in South Africa, offering up to 80% off exclusive, quality brands such as H&M, Diesel, ZARA, Tom Tailor, Adidas, New Balance and &OtherStories.

4 Sep 2015 11:30

Call to enter #TakeThePlunge campaign
Call to enter #TakeThePlunge campaign

Nestea's original 'Take the Nestea Plunge' advertising campaign debuted in the 1970s and ran through the 1990s. The popular ads, which featured individuals in need of refreshment falling backwards into a pool of water after taking a sip of ice cold Nestea, cemented the brand's place in pop culture history...

4 Sep 2015 11:00

Lindt seeks sweet spot with boutique
Lindt seeks sweet spot with boutique

Swiss chocolatier Lindt & Sprüngli opened its first boutique in SA this week to boost profitability and brand profile...

By Zeenat Moorad 4 Sep 2015 10:00

Two new flavours for Sweetie Pie
Two new flavours for Sweetie Pie

Beyers Chocolates, the independent South African chocolate manufacturer, has announced that Sweetie Pie is now available in two new flavours...

4 Sep 2015 09:50

Mr Price's shares in bargain bin
Mr Price's shares in bargain bin

Mr Price's share plunged yesterday after saying its first half sales growth slowed to 9% from the matching period's 15%...

4 Sep 2015 09:27

Mr Price sales up 9% in 21 weeks end 22 August from 4.6% previously
Mr Price sales up 9% in 21 weeks end 22 August from 4.6% previously

Mr Price Group's (MPC) total sales grew by 9% in the first 21 weeks of its the financial year, compared to sales growth of 4.6% in the year-earlier period, the retail company said on Tuesday in a trading update for the period ended 22 August 2015.

4 Sep 2015 09:16

[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 147: Jason Xenopolous and Christian Horsfall from NATIVE VML
[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 147: Jason Xenopolous and Christian Horsfall from NATIVE VML

On Thursday, 3 September 2015, Biz Takeouts Marketing and Media Radio show host Warren Harding (@bizWazza) was joined by Christian Horsfall, Creative Director and Jason Xenopolous (@JasonXenopoulos), CEO Cape Town, both from NATIVE VML (@Native).

4 Sep 2015 08:44

New Garden Route centre offers an alternative shopping option
New Garden Route centre offers an alternative shopping option

Even while contending with issues such as digital versus real world retail and increasing competition from the entry of international players, South African retailers are encouragingly showing positive growth.

4 Sep 2015 08:09

Sunday Times Top Brands Conference, Top Brands Awards announced
Sunday Times Top Brands Conference, Top Brands Awards announced

The second annual Top Brands Conference, hosted by Times Media Events, in association with the Sunday Times was held in Sandton earlier this week. This was followed by the Sunday Times Top Brands Awards...

28 Aug 2015 07:44