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Pick n Pay has no intention to buy out shared stores
Pick n Pay has no intention to buy out shared stores

Buying out its franchisees is a move that has paid off handsomely for Woolworths, which went on to build a roaring multibillion-rand food business.

By Zeenat Moorad 22 Aug 2014 15:41

Truworths seeks new CEO for smooth transition
Truworths seeks new CEO for smooth transition

Fashion retailer Truworths International is looking for a new CEO to replace the incumbent of 23 years, Michael Mark, whose contract term ends in June next year.

By Nick Hedley 22 Aug 2014 14:48

Unilever sells ice cream to eskimos
Unilever sells ice cream to eskimos

Recently I stumbled upon one of the best ideas I've seen in store this year that drives a new consumption occasion. Okay, so I'm guessing one takes a Magnum, pops it into a mug, turns on the microwave, stirs with ice cream stick and voilà, instant hot chocolate heaven. As exciting as this new idea is, I need to question why the execution fell short?

By Jason (Frich) Frichol 22 Aug 2014 13:28

A delectable end to the Clover Little Big Cook Off - Clover
A delectable end to the Clover Little Big Cook Off

The first season of the Clover Little Big Cook Off (#CloverLBCO) finished in a gripping finale that was packed with tears, laughter and celebration. The final episode saw Team Sugar and Spice walk off with up to R1,000,000 in prizes after a gruelling 13-week run featuring 27 teams cooking their hearts out.

Issued by Clover 22 Aug 2014 13:09

Swedish retailer H&M opens at V&A Waterfront in 2015
Swedish retailer H&M opens at V&A Waterfront in 2015

Swedish retailer H&M has confirmed it will open 4700 m2 flagship store, developed over several levels, at Cape Town's V&A Waterfront in 2015. The group has expanded substantially in recent years with 3300 stores spread across 54 markets, with a growth target to increase its number of stores by 10-15% per year.

22 Aug 2014 12:23

SACSC Awards announced - Cradlestone Mall scoops top award
SACSC Awards announced - Cradlestone Mall scoops top award

At the opening day of the annual congress of the South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC), the winners of the annual Retail Design and Development Awards (RDDA) were announced.

22 Aug 2014 12:04

[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 102: Why Millenials matter and agency focus with Utopian Advertising
[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 102: Why Millenials matter and agency focus with Utopian Advertising

Yesterday on the weekly Biz Takeouts Marketing and Media Radio show, we chatted to Cathy Lund from Cosmopolitan SA, Joan Snyder Kuhl from Why Millenials Matter, as well as Justin Williams from Utopian Advertising in our agency focus slot. [twitterfall]

22 Aug 2014 11:50

Sanral rejects Cape Town's bid to halt toll roads
Sanral rejects Cape Town's bid to halt toll roads

The South African National Roads Agency (Sanral) believes its jurisdiction over the proclaimed national road network trumps the Cape Town city council's wish that the Winelands toll road project on the N1 and N2 be halted.

By Linda Ensor 21 Aug 2014 10:07

A tax of 20% mooted for sugary drinks
A tax of 20% mooted for sugary drinks

A 20% tax on sugar-sweetened drinks could cut the number of obese South Africans by almost a quarter of a million, saving lives and money, local research has found.

20 Aug 2014 11:21

Asia's Ebola fears cause tour cancellations
Asia's Ebola fears cause tour cancellations

The Minister of Communications, Faith Muthambi, says South Africa's tourism sector is not under threat from the Ebola Virus Disease even though a number of Asian visitors have cancelled planned trips to this country

20 Aug 2014 07:03

Food and beverages industry income up in June
Food and beverages industry income up in June

Total income generated by the food and beverages industry in South Africa increased in nominal terms (current prices) by 4.2% year on year (y/y) in June‚ data from Statistics South Africa showed on Monday, 18 August 2014.

18 Aug 2014 15:20

The Blue Train... a trip down luxury lane
The Blue Train... a trip down luxury lane

Table Mountain, Karoo windmills, diamonds from Kimberly and wave-pounded shores of Cape Town are some of the themes of artwork on The Blue Train - the self-anointed window to the soul of South Africa.

By Brian Berkman 18 Aug 2014 12:02

Denel making sustainable profits again
Denel making sustainable profits again

The annual financial results released by state-owned arms manufacturer Denel show that the company has returned to profitability on a sustainable basis‚ group Chief Executive Riaz Saloojee says.

By Linda Ensor 18 Aug 2014 10:23