TFG CEO Doug Murray
TFG group turnover up by 21.4% to R28.6bn

TFG has reported that group turnover rose 21.4% to R28.6bn in the year ended March, while headline earnings were up 9.6% at R2.5bn.

2 days ago

Sainsbury's and Asda merger: it's all about market share
Sainsbury's and Asda merger: it's all about market share

British retailers Sainsbury's and Asda have agreed to a £13 billion merger. They plan to keep their brands separate so retailers may not notice a difference. But, together, the two will be the biggest player in the grocery market and the move would mark a significant shift for the supermarket industry, which faces a number of challenges.

By Naaguesh Appadu 2 days ago

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High packout the sweet spot for improved apple strain, Flash Gala

Bigbucks, the improved Corder Gala apple strain - named after Tru-Cape Fruit Marketing's new variety expert and fruit industry veteran, Buks Nel - is the most successful new variety in the history of the South African Pant Improvement Organisation in terms of orders place, with more than a million trees already purchased.

2 days ago

#AfricaMonth: Brands and cultural diversity across Africa
#AfricaMonth: Brands and cultural diversity across Africa

A one-size-fits-all approach to marketing communications does not work in Africa, or any of its 54 countries.

By Trevor Chueu 2 days ago

Mpact coughs up new solutions for medical packaging
Mpact coughs up new solutions for medical packaging

Mpact Plastics produces a range of high-clarity PET and conventional PVC medical round bottles aimed at the pharmaceutical industry.

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Robust franchising opportunities to be highlighted at FASA events
Robust franchising opportunities to be highlighted at FASA events

With the economy showing a positive growth for the coming year and public and business sentiment more positive, the Franchise Association of South Africa (FASA) is poised to spearhead initiatives and events that will nurture entrepreneurship, encourage small business development, add to skills growth and ultimately add much-needed jobs to the economy.

2 days ago

#AfricaMonth: Beware - Africa's brand growth comes with counterfeiting challenges
#AfricaMonth: Beware - Africa's brand growth comes with counterfeiting challenges

Africa Day is celebrated on 25 May 2018 and marks the formation of the African Union. Africa has seen a vast increase in investment and growth over the past 50 plus years and many companies have already mobilised to capture this emerging demand.

By Vanessa Ferguson 2 days ago

Scanning system could simplify shoe-shopping
Scanning system could simplify shoe-shopping

As we all know, finding a pair of shoes that fits isn't as simple as knowing your shoe size. Depending on the footwear, you might go half a size either way, or the shoes may simply not fit no matter what. A new 3D scanning system, however, is designed to take the guesswork out of the situation.

By Ben Coxworth 3 days ago

FreshStop eyes growth with launch of two new food brands
FreshStop eyes growth with launch of two new food brands

FreshStop has announced that two new branded food lines have been added to its food stable. The new additions, Hot Dog Bar and Africaz, join the existing lines, Crispy Chicken, Grill to Go, Hooked On Fish, Doughnut Delite and Biltong Bars.

3 days ago

SA gets taste for Sharon fruit
SA gets taste for Sharon fruit

After a series of successful market promotions, the South African Sharon fruit is gaining traction in the domestic market. However, both local and international consumers may not see the volumes that were predicted in the pre-season.

3 days ago

#AfricaMonth: How Shoprite trailblazed trading in Africa
#AfricaMonth: How Shoprite trailblazed trading in Africa

The Shoprite Group has trailblazed trading in Africa in many respects. Since kicking off its ambitious expansion into the continent in 1990, the South African grocery retailer now has its footprints firmly planted in over 460 locations across 14 African countries.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 3 days ago

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Insights into the global strawberry market

The global strawberry market reached 9.2 million tonnes in 2016, 5% higher than the previous year. Th market volume underwent a robust expansion from 2007-2016 according to a report published by IndexBox,, increasing with a CAGR of +5%.

3 days ago

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Supply chain lab opens in Cape Town

Imperial Logistics has opened a second supply chain lab, this time in Cape Town. This is said to follow the success of its first supply chain lab in Berlin.

21 May 2018