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Lewis court case depicts frequent bad debt frenzy

Court papers in the unprecedented legal battle between furniture retailer Lewis Group and shareholder Dave Woollam provide details of the extremes to which management allegedly went to hide the grim reality of the group's poor performance.

By Ann Crotty 8 hours ago

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PriceCheck names finalists for Tech & E-Commerce Awards

PriceCheck, which provides an online product comparison tool, has named the finalists for its annual Tech & E-Commerce Awards. Culminating in a high profile awards evening, the judging process is marked by transparency and the independence of all involved.

10 hours ago

SASKO takes Siyasizana Daycare Project to Western Cape
SASKO takes Siyasizana Daycare Project to Western Cape

Based on the successfully launch of the SASKO Siyasizana Daycare Project in Thembisa in 2015, the programme has now been rolled out in the Mitchells Plain and Khayelitsha communities of Cape Town.

12 hours ago

Skip Fashion Exchange drives sustainability in the fashion industry
Skip Fashion Exchange drives sustainability in the fashion industry

The Skip Fashion Exchange, featuring as a pop-up shop at Melrose Arch from 9am - 6pm on 26 August to 4 September 2016, offers participants a unique chance to exchange their high-end clothes for premium replacements. Amanda Du Pont, Palesa Mahlaba and Roxy Burger have all contributed to the exchange, so there are some celebrity fashion items in the mix.

12 hours ago

PayU launches one-click checkout to boost online sales
PayU launches one-click checkout to boost online sales

PayU has launched a real time recurring (RTR) offering, called PayU Xpress that provides South Africa's e-commerce stores with a platform for their shift to a one-click checkout, offering increased customer engagement and the potential for increased sales through improved customer conversions.

12 hours ago

Kids Emporium launches in the UK
Kids Emporium launches in the UK

Undeterred by Brexit, South African entrepreneur Lauren de Swardt launched her franchise, Kids Emporium in Guildford, England. While the store only officially opened in July 2016, it is already creating a stir in the UK.

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Liberty aims at high-end Reit listing on JSE

Liberty - which has investments in some of Gauteng's most well-known retail centres including Sandton City, Melrose Arch, Nelson Mandela Square and Eastgate - intends to list part of its premium property portfolio on the JSE as a real estate investment trust (Reit) in December.

By Alistair Anderson 14 hours ago

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SA students win award for nutritious version of Nutella

A nutritious version of Nutella has earned six Stellenbosch University food science students second place in the International Union of Food Science and Technology's (IUFoST) Food Science Students Fighting Hunger product development competition.

By Wendy Knowler 15 hours ago

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Shoprite CEO hints at offshore expansion

Shoprite Holdings could be expanding abroad, according to CEO Whitey Basson, but he would not be drawn into the nitty-gritty.

By Colleen Goko 1 day ago

Sandwich Baron's Varsity Eat Off winner
Sandwich Baron's Varsity Eat Off winner

Philani Mlatshwayo, from the University of Johannesburg (UJ), has been crowned the winner of Sandwich Baron's 'Varsity Eat Off' competition. Mlatshwayo has earned himself the 2016 'Ultimate Sandwich Baron' title, as well as the prize of a free sub-sandwich every week for one year, following the defeat of two other finalists. Each finalist was the winner of a series of round-robin events held in June at three Johannesburg universities.

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[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 187: marcusbrewster launches SA's first on-demand PR service
[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 187: marcusbrewster launches SA's first on-demand PR service

On the next Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show on Thursday, 25 August 2016, from 9-10am, show host Warren Harding chats about public relations with strategic communications firm marcusbrewster, who recently announced the launch of South Africa's first on-demand public relations service.

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New Axe campaign breaks stereotypes

Stereotypical views of masculinity are changing and modern masculinity is taking centre stage, which is why Unilever is introducing a new Axe for a New Man.

1 day ago

Future of warehousing - Barcoding vs RFID tagging
Future of warehousing - Barcoding vs RFID tagging

RFID tagging is not new. The technology has been around since the 1970s. In many ways, it makes sense that RFID tagging would be the future for warehousing and supply chain, favoured over the traditional barcoding. But while this seems to make sense on the surface, many logistics and supply chain organisations in South Africa are behind the curve and lagging behind international trends. While RFID tagging has some staggering benefits, there are a number of prohibitors to their adoption.

By Shaun Evertse, Issued by Eazybranch 1 day ago