The #BreaktheMould packs
#WomensMonth: Flipping the script on 'gender-specific' toys

With lack of diversity and gender equality strongly in the media spotlight this month, the timing of Y&R Cape Town's #BreakTheMould campaign couldn't have been better.

By Leigh Andrews 2 hours ago

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Italtile declares dividend of 29c per share for full year

Tile and sanitaryware retailer Italtile reported on Thursday that headline earnings per share increased 21% to 86.9c in the year to end-June.

By Pericles Anetos 3 hours ago

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Massmart halves its interim dividend

Massmart halved its interim dividend to 74.1c from the matching period's 146c.

By Robert Laing 3 hours ago

Customer service eclipses products, services as number one customer consideration
Customer service eclipses products, services as number one customer consideration

Businesses used to compete against one another on one of three fronts: price, quality of product or service, or superior marketing. In the digital age, these factors are taking a back seat to something that is altogether more difficult to define, and that is customer experience.

4 hours ago

Woolworths manages to grow after-tax profit
Woolworths manages to grow after-tax profit

A late winter depressed clothing sales, but retail chain Woolworths still managed to grow after-tax profit 40% to R4.35bn, it reported on Thursday morning.

By Robert Laing 4 hours ago

Toyota voted SA's favourite car brand
Toyota voted SA's favourite car brand

Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) has scooped the Sunday Times Top Brand award as the best regarded car brand in the Consumer category in 2016. The 2016 survey results were announced at a glittering gathering in Sandton on Tuesday, identifying top brands in the business and consumer spheres based on thousands of interviews.

5 hours ago

Deloitte says sugar tax start-up date could be unrealistic
Deloitte says sugar tax start-up date could be unrealistic

Implementing the controversial sugar tax by the proposed April 2017 date may prove difficult as the supporting legislative and operational framework might not be ready in time.

6 hours ago

Plastics division lifts Transpaco bottom line to outperform peers
Plastics division lifts Transpaco bottom line to outperform peers

Packaging group Transpaco, renowned for its no-frills operational approach and smart acquisition strategy, defied sluggish economic conditions to post a 38% increase in the bottom line in the year to end-June.

By Marc Hasenfuss 7 hours ago

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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 1 day 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.

1 day 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.

1 day 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.

1 day 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.

1 day ago