SA e-commerce startup SnapnSave raises $1m
SA e-commerce startup SnapnSave raises $1m

South African online shopping community SnapnSave has raised ZAR14 million (US$1 million) from Kalon Venture Partners and Smollan Group to help it grow its app downloads and expand into new markets.

By Tom Jackson 11 hours ago

Gourmet can't beef up Famous Brands
Gourmet can't beef up Famous Brands

Famous Brands has joined the ranks of local restaurateurs buckling under the weight of global names.

12 hours ago

#FreshConnections: The realities of trading in Africa
#FreshConnections: The realities of trading in Africa

It's often agreed that the trickiest part of the supply chain is not the sourcing, but getting the product to the consumer. And if you're planning to extend your supply network into a Third World continent like Africa, you should know that logistical issues tend to rise in complexity.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 12 hours ago

Avian influenza containment crucial for poultry markets
Avian influenza containment crucial for poultry markets

Recent reports published this week from some of South Africa' largest poultry producers and industry bodies have confirmed a second outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N8 avian influenza at one of its Standerton breeding farms in South Africa's Mpumalanga province.

13 hours ago

R10m investment in digital printing to revive local textile industry
R10m investment in digital printing to revive local textile industry

The arrival of digital textile printing in Cape Town can revive the local clothing and textile manufacturing industry and salvage some of the job opportunities lost to China. Craig Whyte, CEO of digital printing specialists ArtLab, has invested close to R10-million in new printing equipment over the past few years to bring digital textile printing to South Africa.

14 hours ago

Emirates SkyCargo collaborates with DuPont on enhanced temperature protection solution
Emirates SkyCargo collaborates with DuPont on enhanced temperature protection solution

Emirates SkyCargo in collaboration with DuPont is rolling out a new white cover solution as part of its endeavour to offer a range of innovative cool chain temperature solutions. The new White Cover Xtreme, featuring DuPont's Tyvek Xtreme W50 material, offers enhanced protection for temperature sensitive cargo in hot, cold and wet weather conditions.

14 hours ago

Retail sales grow more than expected in June
Retail sales grow more than expected in June

June's retail sales grew 2.9% from the same month in 2016, taking its growth for the second quarter to 2.2%, Statistics SA reported on Wednesday.

By Robert Laing 14 hours ago

Strictly business, but personal
Strictly business, but personal

In the movie, The Godfather, Michael Corleone, as played by Al Pacino, utters the immortal line to his on-screen brother, “It's not personal, Sonny, it's strictly business.” For a long time, this has been the strategy of companies seeking to stay competitive. Recent years have seen this maxim turned on its head; to be successful, your company should be spreading the news that “it's not just business; it's personal."

By Wynand Smit 1 day ago

The Cradle of Food & Wine Festival celebrates female wine and spirit makers
The Cradle of Food & Wine Festival celebrates female wine and spirit makers

In celebration of Women's Month, the Cradle of Food & Wine Festival in conjunction with Wine Menu, takes place this Saturday, 19 August 2017 at the Cradle Boutique in the Cradle of Humankind, and will feature some of the country's best craft wine and gin made by female wine and spirit makers.

1 day ago

Contaminated eggs show continuing problems with supply chain
Contaminated eggs show continuing problems with supply chain

Another food scandal: this time eggs used for making sandwiches and other processed products that contain traces of an insecticide called fipronil. Fipronil is banned in human food production because it can be harmful to human health if ingested in sufficiently large quantities.

By Lisa Jack 1 day ago

You hired them, now trust them to get the job done. JR Bale © –
#CEMAfrica2017: Your employees are always on - now TRUST THEM

You hired your employees for what they bring to the business and have trained them up on all your brand stands for, but do you trust them enough to run with their own ideas of the best customer experience? Chantel Botha of BrandLove shares why you need to cut the cord and let them do so at the first day of CEM Africa 2017.

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

Using IoT smartly, turning data into decision making
Using IoT smartly, turning data into decision making

The Internet of Things (IoT) has been creating a buzz in the industry for years now, with companies operating fleets of vehicles already using IoT to track goods from receipt to delivery, minimise fuel consumption, identify underutilised assets, forecast personnel requirements, etc.

14 Aug 2017

Cadburys Martian's abducting ATM screens across South Africa
Cadburys Martian's abducting ATM screens across South Africa

Cadbury's (Mondelez) Martian campaign has landed in South Africa in the last few weeks and it's everywhere. All the usual above-the-line media platforms have been effectively utilised to give this campaign massive awareness and reach, but it's an ‘out-of-this-world' platform that's targeting consumers right at the point of purchase.

Issued by Guerrilla IMC 14 Aug 2017