Strictly business, but personal
Strictly business, but personal

In the movie The Godfather, Michael Corleone, as played by Al Pacino utters the immortal line to his on-screen brother, “It's not personal, Sonny, it's strictly business.” For a long time, this has been the strategy of companies seeking to stay competitive. Recent years have seen this maxim turned on its head; to be successful, your company should be spreading the news that “it's not just business; it's personal."

By Wynand Smit 11 hours ago

The Cradle of Food & Wine Festival celebrates female wine and spirit makers
The Cradle of Food & Wine Festival celebrates female wine and spirit makers

In celebration of Women's Month, the Cradle of Food & Wine Festival in conjunction with Wine Menu, takes place this Saturday, 19 August 2017 at the Cradle Boutique in the Cradle of Humankind, and will feature some of the country's best craft wine and gin made by female wine and spirit makers.

13 hours ago

Contaminated eggs show continuing problems with supply chain
Contaminated eggs show continuing problems with supply chain

Another food scandal: this time eggs used for making sandwiches and other processed products that contain traces of an insecticide called fipronil. Fipronil is banned in human food production because it can be harmful to human health if ingested in sufficiently large quantities.

By Lisa Jack 13 hours ago

Amendment to Liquor Products Act widely welcomed
Amendment to Liquor Products Act widely welcomed

The Liquor Products Amendment Bill has been widely welcomed by alcohol industry players who say it will go a long way to curbing illicit trade.

By Bekezela Phakathi 14 hours ago

Bain's takes gold at 2017 World Whisky Masters
Bain's takes gold at 2017 World Whisky Masters

Bain's Cape Mountain Whisky, South Africa's first single grain whisky, was awarded gold by the panel of judges at the 2017 World Whisky Masters, held by the Spirits Business Magazine in the UK.

16 hours ago

Clothing retail sector hits the skids
Clothing retail sector hits the skids

SA's clothing retail sector is hanging by a thread after nearly a decade's strong performance. Factors such as unemployment, credit, competition and saturation in the market are likely to make it nearly impossible for the sector to grow the way it did in its glory days.

By Ann Crotty 16 hours ago

Sweet treats and creative eats - Tessa's Bakery opens in Cape Town
Sweet treats and creative eats - Tessa's Bakery opens in Cape Town

On an ordinary Tuesday afternoon, the very extraordinary Tessa's Bakery opened the doors of its brand new store. The ‘Made like Mom's' bakery chose a unique location in Milnerton, Cape Town, opting to stay near to the loyal client base they've built up, while catering to the growing demand for their delicacies. Having officially launched in 2012 supplying coffee shops and later offering an online store, Tessa's Bakery has been 25-years in the making with humble beginnings in Tessa's very own home kitchen.

By Angie White 16 hours ago

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#CEMAfrica2017: "Be an experience business or be out of business" - Adobe

CEM Africa attendees were presented with a choice of workshops to attend throughout the two-day summit. As the Summit was completely sold out, these sessions were limited to 30 attendees max and it really was a tough choice deciding which to sit in on. I'm so glad I went with the session by James McDonald, solution consultant at Adobe, on how to be an experience-driven business. Here's why.

By Leigh Andrews 16 hours ago

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#CEMAfrica2017: Your employees are always on - now TRUST THEM

You hired your employees for what they bring to the business and have trained them up on all your brand stands for, but do you trust them enough to run with their own ideas of the best customer experience? Chantel Botha of BrandLove shares why you need to cut the cord and let them do so at the first day of CEM Africa 2017.

By Leigh Andrews 17 hours ago

Verda Maluleka stands next to her stock at her LDP
CCBSA's innovative route to market creating opportunities for female entrepreneurs

Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa (CCBSA) is one of the companies that have realised the benefits of utilising communities and informal markets as an alternative distribution channel. Taking this route to market, the company has created opportunities for entrepreneurs in distribution while also connecting their smaller customer base through their Local Distribution Progamme (LDP).

17 hours ago

Using IoT smartly, turning data into decision making
Using IoT smartly, turning data into decision making

The Internet of Things (IoT) has been creating a buzz in the industry for years now, with companies operating fleets of vehicles already using IoT to track goods from receipt to delivery, minimise fuel consumption, identify underutilised assets, forecast personnel requirements, etc.

3 days ago

Cadburys Martian's abducting ATM screens across South Africa
Cadburys Martian's abducting ATM screens across South Africa

Cadbury's (Mondelez) Martian campaign has landed in South Africa in the last few weeks and it's everywhere. All the usual above-the-line media platforms have been effectively utilised to give this campaign massive awareness and reach, but it's an ‘out-of-this-world' platform that's targeting consumers right at the point of purchase.

Issued by Guerrilla IMC 3 days ago

#WomensMonth: Cape Town kombucha queen Meghan Werner
#WomensMonth: Cape Town kombucha queen Meghan Werner

Kombucha, a fermented tea lauded for its immune-boosting benefits, has been around for over 2,000 years but has recently gained popularity among followers of the health movement.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 11 Aug 2017