Luxury retail feels the pinch
Luxury retail feels the pinch

Conventional wisdom has had it that luxury retail - including clothes, shoes and accessories - is immune to movements in the economy, especially the downward kind. But the casualties at the top end of the retail sector point to a marked decline in that market and analysts warn that this could be a continuing trend.

By Colleen Goko 15 hours ago

Golden Delicious brings stability to apple season
Golden Delicious brings stability to apple season

In an apple season, with insufficient cold units for good colouring, much of South Africa's reduced Pink Lady volumes with 40% block colour are going to Europe and the UK where there is a large demand. However, in some instances South African volumes were too low to cover European and UK supermarket programmes and the importers had to supplement from other producing countries.

15 hours ago

McDonald's SA celebrates 250th store nationally, ninth for one of its first South African employees
McDonald's SA celebrates 250th store nationally, ninth for one of its first South African employees

McDonald's SA continues to make history as the business celebrates the opening of its 250th store after just 22 years in the country!

Issued by Pacinamix 16 hours ago

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Avian influenza confirmed in Mpumalanga

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries has confirmed that highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N8 in a broiler breeder site in Mpumalanga. The department said the affected farm has been quarantined and culling of the affected animals has been completed. "The department is conducting forward and backward tracing to trace the movement of all poultry in and out of the farm in order to establish the source of influenza," the department said in a statement.

16 hours ago

Best places to get craft ideas and supplies
Best places to get craft ideas and supplies

Do-it-yourself crafting websites are everywhere. Ideas for craft projects can be obtained from across the internet with just a couple taps on your keyboard and that is a wonderful state of affairs for the people among us who are moved by creating something from odds and ends.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 16 hours ago

'Win and spin' game show launches ‘One Pot for Everyone' campaign
'Win and spin' game show launches ‘One Pot for Everyone' campaign

A giant spinning pot game show marked the launch of the Rajah 'One Pot for Everyone Campaign'. The consumer engagement activity, built by Mbongiworks, is designed to introduce the Rajah Flavourful and Mild flavour with a fun activity that entertains and rewards.

17 hours ago

Major travel trade shows team up to attract global buyers
Major travel trade shows team up to attract global buyers

Africa's Travel Indaba and We Are Africa has entered a partnership which will see the two trade shows bringing the world to South Africa to experience a range of travel products and services for two weeks every May.

17 hours ago

Time running out to enter the Standard Bank Top Women Awards
Time running out to enter the Standard Bank Top Women Awards

Entries for the 14th annual Standard Bank Top Women Awards close on 30 June 2017.

Issued by Topco Media 17 hours ago

McDonald's celebrates 250th store opening and franchisee's success
McDonald's celebrates 250th store opening and franchisee's success

As part of the Springs Mall grand opening, McDonald's opened its 250th outlet in partnership with one of its franchisees, Peter Moyanga, who was opening his ninth store.

18 hours ago

Locnville style now available online
Locnville style now available online

Locnville brothers, Andrew and Brian Chaplin have launched an online store for their ContraBanned clothing label. The site offers apparel for both men and women, with an array of everyday wear that reflects the brand's image.

18 hours ago

Marketing to millennials - engage, earn trust, increase business
Marketing to millennials - engage, earn trust, increase business

How to engage with this digitally connected, diverse and demanding generation? Get fresh insight and answers at this must-attend seminar and learn how to deliver authentic, action-driven messages to the millennial consumer.

Issued by Knowledge Resources 19 hours ago

China Guangxi business matchmaking opens at SAITEX
China Guangxi business matchmaking opens at SAITEX

The ‘Brands of China African Showcase' was launched at Gallagher Convention Centre, alongside the Southern African International Trade Exhibition (SAITEX) to enhance Sino-South Africa trade relations.

19 hours ago

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Burger special wasn't financially viable: Spur founder

When Spur ended its popular Monday Buy One Get One Free burger special at the end of March this year, cash-strapped diners mourned the loss. But according to the restaurant chain's founder and executive chairman, Allen Ambor, Spur was in the grip of over-discounting and it was hurting the business.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 20 hours ago