Remgro, Distell to gain from dismantling Capevin
Remgro, Distell to gain from dismantling Capevin

Liquor giant Distell, which owns best-selling brands such as Savanna, Hunters, Nederburg and Klipdrift, has uncorked a proposal that fortifies the position of its biggest shareholder, investment giant Remgro. The proposed deal could potentially also boost Distell's international deal-making and investment appeal by collapsing an archaic and unpopular pyramid holding company structure.

By Marc Hasenfuss 1 day ago

The organically grown vineyards of Avondale Wine. Image Source:
The sustainability of organic wine production

Several wine estates in South Africa are following the trend of converting to organic wine producing and processing, in the footsteps of its major export markets: the European Union (EU), United Kingdom (UK), United States (US) and Canada. However, is organic wine production as financially sustainable as it is environmentally?

1 day ago

Pulse flour spikes in popularity
Pulse flour spikes in popularity

According to research by TMR, an increasing awareness among consumers about the importance of a protein-rich diet has had a positive influence on the growth of the pulse flour market.

1 day ago

China, Hong Kong top hubs for fake goods: Europol
China, Hong Kong top hubs for fake goods: Europol

China and Hong Kong are overwhelmingly the largest shipment centres for fake goods sold around the world, in a growing, complex battle against sophisticated counterfeiters, Europe's police agency said Thursday.

1 day ago

Three big wins for Stodels Nurseries at SANA awards
Three big wins for Stodels Nurseries at SANA awards

At the recent South African Nursery Association (SANA) awards, Stodels Nurseries achieved a hat trick, winning the coveted Gold Medal for Nick Stodel, as owner of the nurseries, Young Retailer of the Year for Joseph Dzviti and Best Garden Centre in the Western Cape for the Belville branch.

2 days ago

whuiiiyourlife via
Avian influenza H5N8 outbreak confirmed in SA

An outbreak of the highly pathogenic Avian influenza H5N8 - a strain of avian influenza which is believed to be transmitted by wild migratory birds - has been confirmed in the Villiers area in the Free State. The H5N8 strain of avian influenza has already wreaked havoc in the poultry industry in Zimbabwe where hundreds of thousands of commercial birds have already had to be culled.

2 days ago

Seamless data integration key in differentiating e-commerce customer experience
Seamless data integration key in differentiating e-commerce customer experience

Online spend is forecasted to grow to over R53bn by 2018 according to the PayPal and Ipsos third annual cross-border commerce report. Their research states that 58% of adults in South Africa with internet access shopped online over the past 12 months, amounting to an estimated total spend of R37.1bn.

By Kerry Hope 2 days ago

SAVA notes a successful 2017 conference
SAVA notes a successful 2017 conference

The Southern African Vinyls Association (SAVA) recently hosted its 2017 Vinyls SA Conference at the Hilton Hotel in Sandton at which presentations focusing on issues relating to the manufacture, use and recycling of PVC were made by international and local experts.

2 days ago

Checkers Little Shop adds an AR app
Checkers Little Shop adds an AR app

Checkers has added a specially developed augmented reality app to its second collection of Little Shop mini products, which enables users to unlock funny filters for each of the 30 participating brands.

2 days ago

Vgrigas via
Malls should give spaza shops rent-free spaces, Malema says

Township spaza shop owners should either be given shares or space in township malls, which are bankrupting them, Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema said.

2 days ago

Imperial Sasfin Logistics wins Nando's contract
Imperial Sasfin Logistics wins Nando's contract

Imperial Sasfin Logistics has been awarded a 4PL (fourth party logistics services) contract to supply Nando's bastings, sauces, spices, marinades and packaging to Nando's restaurants and licensed markets in 14 countries.

2 days ago

South African designers showcase their wares in Paris
South African designers showcase their wares in Paris

Forty-two South African designers are currently exhibiting their artisanal goods at the renowned BHV/Marais in Paris, a department store of the group of Galeries Lafayette that attracts over 60,000 visitors daily. The exhibition, which runs until 31 July 2017, showcases South Africa's creative energy and its international design and cultural capitals: Johannesburg and Cape Town.

3 days ago

Image source: Facebook
Learnings from Facebook in Dublin

Popimedia was invited to take part in a social media manager's boot camp in Dublin during the first week of June.

By Lisa Steingold 19 Jun 2017